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  • Models for Developing Explanations of Earth’s Dynamic Plate System

    Journal Article | March 2022

  • Big Idea: Earth Systems and Structures

    Collection | March 2020

    Includes resources about earth's systems and structures such as the water cycle, weather and climate, erosion, and condensation.

  • Earth’s Place in the Universe

    Journal Article | November 2022

  • A Lesson in Geospatial Inquiry

    Page | November 2019

    A Lesson in Geospatial Inquiry Geospatial Inquiry is an educational framework that offers students an opportunity to engage with, and become curious about, geospatial data for a defined purpose. We define Geospatial Inquiry as: “Asking and answering a question through the analysis and communication of data that is…

  • Why is the Earth round?

    Journal Article | May 2020

  • How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards

    Page | April 2020

    How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are distinct from prior science standards in three essential ways. 1) Performance. Prior standards documents listed what students should “know” or “understand.” These ideas needed to be translated into performances that could…

  • Touching the Solar System: A Project-Based Learning Astronomy Program for Students With Visual Impairments

    Journal Article | August 2022

  • Innovations in Undergraduate Teaching and Learning of Earth and Environmental Science, with a Focus on Climate Change

    Journal Article | March 2022

    In this study, we analyzed the literature on teaching or learning on a topic in Earth science, environmental science, or climate change between 1995 and 2017. We investigated the length of the intervention, intervention…

  • Exploring Earth Geoscience Processes With a Flight Over Mars

    Journal Article | August 2020

  • NSTA Press® Sample Chapters

    Page | May 2020

    NSTA Press® Sample Chapters Looking for Science Activities? NSTA Press publishes science activities for teachers of kindergarten through college on a wide range of topics. We've posted sample chapters and activities from our books for free download so you can look inside. Be sure to search our online bookstore for…

  • Call for Papers: Science and Children

    Page | January 2020

    Call for Papers: Science and Children Your 2000-word manuscript should describe a set of connected lessons or investigations that build an idea or content area. They should include assessments (pre-, post- and formative) as well as enough detail that another teacher could replicate the lessons in the…

  • Student-Centered Learning in an Earth Science, Preservice, Teacher-Education Course

    Journal Article | July 2009

    In an effort to get elementary teachers to teach more science in the classroom, a required preservice science education course was designed to promote the use of hands-on teaching techniques. This paper describes course…

  • Online Connections: Science Scope

    Page | January 2020

    Online Connections: Science Scope July-August 2021 Under the Sea Standardized rubric for analyzing healthy and impacted coral Student worksheet for organizing evidence Using Big Data to Understand the History of Planet Earth Connecting to the Next Generation Science Standards Delving Into…

  • Is It a System?

    Lesson Plan | December 2022

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about systems. The probe is designed to find out whether students can recognize that things with parts that interact or influence each other are systems.

  • Earth’s Mass

    Lesson Plan | December 2022

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

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