What’s on your mind about Earth Science?

During last month’s webinar about our new Earth Science LabPaq, we received important questions from participants.  We thought it would be helpful to run some of them in case they are also on your mind.

Q:
I will take your informative information to our department for consideration as we re-design our Geology curriculum.  Can I use the Earth Science LabPaq in a hybrid format where every other week is online with LabPaq and then alternating it with in-class labs identifying rocks?

A:
Yes, one of LabPaq’s features is its versatility in allowing instructors to teach online, on campus, or in a hybrid format.  Additionally, the materials used in the Earth Science LabPaq were designed for ease of travel.  They allow students to easily perform outdoor experiments while allowing educators to effortlessly incorporate them into a hybrid course format.


Q:
I teach GeoScience.  How can your Earth Science LabPaq help me?

A:
Our Earth Science LabPaq is a combination of mapping experiments, earth/sun relationship experiments, as well as experiments for igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock identifications.  We also have a LabPaq dedicated to Geology. You can also mix and match experiments from Earth Science and Geology to create your LabPaq.

Q:
How does the Earth Science LabPaq help students of all abilities learn?

A:
Another advantage of LabPaqs is that they are designed to adapt to a student’s unique style of learning. The experiments provide clear, step-by-step examples of how to perform procedures and calculations.  These examples guide students throughout the learning experience without giving away the answers.  Additionally, students can work through LabPaqs at their own pace.  This flexibility allows them to return to the examples and procedures as needed without having to move at the same pace as more advanced classmates. Finally, providing students with hands-on learning allows them to use multiple tools and learning styles to grasp concepts.

Want to learn more about our Earth Science LabPaq?  You can review our Earth Science product page or watch the webinar recording.

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