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How to create academically-aligned, remote lab experiments for online students studying Earth Science

Meeting Description:

A changing planet needs constant observation, which is a good indicator that Climatologists, Geoscientists, Geologists and other Earth Science professionals will be in demand. Do you know how to tailor your Earth Science laboratory requirements for the growing number of online students?


Join Hands On-Labs, Inc.(HOL) Scientists and Educators Dr. Emily Barter and Leah Stroud for the answer they created--HOL's LabPaq dedicated to Earth Science. This LabPaq allows students a hands-on way to investigate and learn concepts such as earth's physical features and properties, how and why rocks and minerals are formed, and reading and interpreting maps to better visualize the layout of the Earth. These hands-on experiments create an environment for the students to relate to Earth Science and see how it impacts them on a daily basis. Core areas include:


  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Earth/Sun Relationship
  • Longitude and Time
  • Introduction to Topographic Maps
  • Reading and Interpreting Contour Lines 
  • Stream Gradients and Longitudinal Profiles
  • The Public Land Survey System 
  • Mineralogy and Identification
  • Rock Identification

More topics will cover curriculum rigor, safety, academic integrity, obtaining an Earth Science LabPaq for evaluation and of course your questions.

NOTE: This webinar requires both web AND telephone access. Dial (866) 740-1260 to hear the presentation.  

Date: Thu, May 10, 2012
Time: 08:30 AM MDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Hands-on Labs, Inc.
 Presenter Information
Dr. Emily Barter
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Dr. Emily Barter joined Hands-On Labs' team in March 2011. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Indiana University. For LabPaq, she has authored Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, and Forensic experiments.

Leah Stroud
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Leah Stroud joined the Research and Development team at Hands-On Labs in 2010 as a Science Researcher, where she develops discipline-specific experiments. She holds a B.S in Exercise Science from Truman State University and a M.A in Exercise Physiology from the University of Houston at Clear Lake.