The newly emerging field of Systems Geobiology requires linkage of biological processes with geological processes across broad scales of time (nanoseconds to eons) and space (nanometers to light years). Students are asked to specifically identify the scales of time and space across which Systems Geobiology research needs to be completed. They do this by making direct observations of a field photograph taken at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Students then translate 10 of their observations onto Powers of 10 charts. This is followed by a class discussion of their results on topics such as: What is missing? How will these analyses be synthesized across such broad scales?


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    Socratic Questioning,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Instructional Material,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200934932T,Biogeochemical cycling,Biogeosciences,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Instructional Strategy,Biogeochemistry,Chemistry,Geoscience,NSDL



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