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  • Core Idea ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

    Book Chapter | October 2016

    Earth and space sciences consists of three disciplinary core ideas (DCIs) that help to explain a wide variety of Earth-related phenomena, including the motion of the planets, changes in climate, and the shape of Earth…

  • Eclipse (ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe)

    Collection | August 2017

    Eclipse (ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe …

  • Engineering a Model of the Earth as a Water Filter

    Journal Article | October 2018

    the place of either topsoil or subsoil in their Earth-model water filters … The Earth as a Model … is the process by which water is naturally filtered by the Earth. Rain falls …

  • Call for Papers: Science Scope

    Page | January 2020

    student learning, or classroom management. Submit your idea in 1,200 words … deadline: Ongoing In this column, you can share your … new lesson plans or to redesign/update older lessons to improve student …

  • Seasonal Weather Patterns

    Journal Article | February 2019

    Location on Earth … for the Earth and how those characteristics, along with the revolution … of the Earth around the Sun each year, create the seasons. Vivid illustrations …

  • The Downstream Collaborative Project

    Journal Article | May 2020

    place inside and outside both institutions. For the purposes … a better understanding or a greater sense of place, they often exhibit more … would provide students a better understanding and sense of place within …

  • Comics in the Classroom

    Journal Article | March 2020

    create their arguments on whiteboards to share with others in the class … to share their arguments with others, receive feedback from their classmates … their investigation report. One member of the group stays at their lab station to share …

  • Talking Trash

    Journal Article | May 2020

    effects. It was created as a collaboration between a team of fourth-grade … It was amazing to see the creativity and personality of each team shine through … Some were more serious in tone, some were silly, but each team proposed …

  • Mapping the impact of the schoolyard on watershed health

    Journal Article | October 2019

    Hardware, software, and websites for use in the classroom

  • Finding the Next Diamond Mine

    Journal Article | May 2020

    zone or from the original accretion of the Earth. To get to the surface … are typically included in an Earth science lab or can be purchased … safety goggles and heavy lab jackets.) Place sample on a metal plate …

  • Our Best Thinking So Far

    Journal Article | April 2019

    ideas are important and give us a starting place to think about … Centuries ago, people believed the Sun orbited around the Earth. This made … that the Sun was moving around the Earth. Earth as the center of the universe was also part …

  • Designing a Model Shoreline

    Journal Article | March 2020

    their ideas: “we need a place for the terrapins to nest,” “we don’t want erosion … learning about Earth and life science, including erosion, habitats, wetlands … the bay was represented as the bottom of the tray, and a wide green sponge held in place …

  • Student-Driven Citizen Science

    Journal Article | October 2019

    Investigating marine plastic pollution

  • Turning Tests Into Tasks

    Journal Article | March 2019

    Learn how to build a summative performance assessment from a standardized test question.

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