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Handbook of Research on Science Education by Michael Talbot-Smith

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CHAPTER 23

Learning Earth Sciences

Nir Orion

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Charles R. Ault, Jr.

Lewis & Clark College

Great news! I've just been accepted into graduate school in geology with the opportunity to work on a terrific project. The professor I'll work with would like someone to do a photographic survey of the Lower Colorado River along the same route as traversed by an expedition of 150 years ago and documented in journals and watercolor paintings. The aim is to compare habitats and channels of today with those from the past within the context of reconstructing climate trends in western North America. The work would be very similar to what I did in Argentina on my fellowship last year, where I visited Charles Darwin's fossil ...

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