Is the New Madrid Seismic Zone at risk for a large earthquake?
A lesson in EARTH 501,
an M.Ed. in Earth Science course
by Eliza Richardson What is the structure of this lesson? What are the skill outcomes for students? What are the barriers to adapting this lesson? reading and discussion
plus their own analysis Me!
And 5 reasons why online teaching works well for me problem set:
screen shot of ceri page
jing of extrapolation
screenshot of fm curve
screenshot of maps M.Ed. in Earth Sciences at Penn State
30 credits; fully online since 2008
Most students are mid-career science teachers I grit my teeth as I use ANGEL for
library e-reserves and a secure gradebook I use a drupal interface
for course content,
including discussion threads get earthquake catalog data,
make frequency-magnitude diagrams, and calculate a recurrence interval YAY:
find available data!
participate in science!
make a second-order plot!
plotting programs aren't the subject I want to teach Group reading and discussion:
3. Heat flow Scientific papers
plus related News & Views / Perspectives /
Research Focus articles
plus any press releases YAY:
teach each other
read real papers
reconcile different methods
bring own analysis into the discussion
keep reading list current
must avoid the "science is completely uncertain!" trap
steer three discussions simultaneously Map from: Gomberg, J., & Schweig, E. (2002). Earthquake hazard in the heart of the homeland. Fact Sheet - U. S. Geological Survey, 4. Feel free to use this lesson
or any part of EARTH 501 Thanks!
Please ask questions!
Let's discuss!See the full transcript