About The Instructor
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Session, Dates: 5 (03/10/2014 - 05/03/2014)
Location: Moon Campus
Room: John Jay 141
Seats Available: APPT
This course is recommended for certified teachers hoping to gain a deeper understanding of content and pedagogical techniques in the Earth/Space Sciences. The National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Certification and the Pennsylvania State Standards in Science & Technology are a major focus. The topics in this course may include, but not be limited to:
oceans and their relationship to changes in the atmosphere and climate
hydrological cycles and problems of distribution of use of water
structures and interactions of energy and matter in the universe
structure of the solar system, including stars and planets
properties, processes, and origins of the atmosphere
impact of changes in the Earth on the evolution and distribution of living things
issues related to the Earth's systems, such as global climate change
fundamental concepts of the formation and identification of rocks and minerals
impact of plate tectonics on the structure of the Earth
Various laboratory techniques and instructional technologies will be employed throughout the course to foster discovery and to gain insights into these concepts.
Kenneth A. LaSota, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences
John Jay 217