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  • Earth Day 2022

    Page | April 2022

    Earth Day 2022

  • Case Studies Earth Sciences

    Page | February 2022

    Case Studies Earth Sciences

  • Earth Watch

    Journal Article | April 2021

  • Earth as a System

    Book Chapter | May 2012

    Earth is an extremely complex system with many components and subsystems, and they all interact and affect each other. The four major subsystems are atmosphere (air), lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), and…

  • Earth’s Atmosphere

    Book Chapter | September 2011

    The atmosphere is made up of a variety of gases, but it is gases like water vapor and carbon dioxide, which make up a small fraction of the air, that have the biggest impact on us in terms of precipitation, pollutants,…

  • Earth’s Features

    Book Chapter | May 2019

    The guiding question of this investigation is, Why do large waves often block the entrance to some harbors in New Zealand? In this lesson, the goal is to figure out how nautical charts can be used to locate different…

  • Earth’s Spheres

    Book Chapter | May 2019

    In this lesson, students continue to explore rainwater by examining the interconnectedness of Earth’s spheres. Students investigate water handling features at home and in school while conducting surveys. They learn…

  • Energy and Earth

    Book Chapter | November 2017

    In this lesson, students gain an understanding of the greenhouse effect as a natural process that traps warm air in the Earth’s atmosphere and is magnified by carbon emissions. Students compare the environmental effects…

  • Earth’s Mass

    Book Chapter | June 2009

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the cycling of matter. It can be used to determine whether students recognize that once-living matter breaks down and cycles through ecosystems…

  • Online Extras: Learning to Read the Earth and Sky

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: Learning to Read the Earth and Sky If you have purchased Learning to Read the Earth and Sky, you can view the accompanying printable tables and figures and additional materials online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To view the online extras, please type in…

  • Humans and the Earth: A Relationship

    Journal Article | March 2022

  • Online Extras: Once Upon an Earth Science Book

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: Once Upon an Earth Science Book If you have purchased Once Upon an Earth Science Book, you can view the accompanying standards connections and erratum online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To view the online extras, please type in the second word in the…

  • The Changing Earth, Grade 8: STEM Road Map for Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | April 2020

    New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. What if you could challenge your eighth graders to help people recognize the inherent risks of living in a region that’s prone to…

  • Earth Science Puzzles: Making Meaning From Data

    NSTA Press Book | November 2010

    Teachers of Earth and environmental sciences in grades 8–12 will welcome this activity book centered on six “data puzzles” that foster critical-thinking skills in students and support science and math standards.…

  • Falling Through the Earth

    Book Chapter | March 2012

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about Earth’s gravity. The probe is designed to find out how students think gravity acts inside the Earth.

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