This is provides students with basic math they need to get through an introductory Earth science course.
Modern education pedagogy strongly suggest that introductory science courses should include a greater emphasis on inquiry and science process and less emphasis on the memorization of facts (American Geophysical Union, 1997; Nat. Res. Council, 1996). Writing science papers using real earth data is one of the most effective ways to implement these recommendations. The strategy is to model course activities after those of practicing scientists.
by William A. Prothero, PhD.
*Before you begin, note that the "Learning With Data" software (contained in the "LearningWithData" CDROM) contains a number of inquiry activities already. Also, notice that there are multiple pages to this article. The navigation is at the bottom of this page.