course the student will learn about Geomicrobiology using a Journal
Club format. The main goals are to read, present and
discuss current research studies in the Geomicrobiology field to
understand the role microorganisms exert on the geological formations of
the planet. In addition the student will learn about the
adaptations required for the organisms to survive in extraterrestrial
a sped up version of
Gallery Walk, was held after the student's
oral presentation of the scientific article in the
Geomicrobiology course. Gallery Walk is a
discussion technique for active engagement.
Run as well as in Gallery Walk
teams rotate around the classroom, composing answers to
questions as well as reflecting upon the answers given by other
groups. Questions are posted on a piece of paper located
in different areas of the classroom. Each station has a
question that relates to an important concept presented in the
scientific article. The activity closes with an informal
and short oral report in which each group synthesizes comments
to a particular question.
to see a summary of the
student's evaluation for the Gallery
Run activity in Spanish (PDF).
Press for a complete
course description and outline
in Spanish (PDF).
Press for the
first class Geomicrobiology
Press on slides below to
see some of the student's presentations on the articles discussed in
class in Spanish (PDF). To see the students oral presentation