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  • Why is the Earth round?

    Journal Article | May 2020

    “Why is the Earth approximately spherical?” The word round is a bit ambiguous … For the youngest students, we could ask, “Why is the Earth shaped like a ball … the Earth is really round, or who actually believe (or claim to believe …

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Call for Papers: Science Scope

    Page | January 2020

    of energy, and energy in chemical processes and everyday life … Model how chemical energy is essential to life processes … processes and everyday life. How do you integrate this important concept …

  • Making Everyday Phenomena Phenomenal

    Journal Article | April 2020

  • A Lesson in Geospatial Inquiry

    Page | November 2019

    Earth.” (Rubino-Hare et al. 2017 … we are referring to an awareness of one’s surroundings on Earth as viewed through … two Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) under Earth’s Systems …

  • Free Exhibitor Resources

    Page | April 2020

    Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, General Science, Life Science, Physical … School Chemistry, Earth & Space Science … Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Physics …

  • 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

    teachers finding opportunities for students to develop and grow their digital … and claims. Students need to develop their ability to discern, evaluate … orange, and green pillars or multicolored bundled rope model aimed …

  • Unpacking the STEM Disciplines

    Journal Article | February 2019

    the general theme of humans’ impacts on Earth and a specific place-based project … led me to realize that my students were already aware of various ways our Earth … an impact on the Earth?” Students eagerly chatted in table groups and came …

  • A Lesson in Geospatial Inquiry

    Journal Article | November 2019

    that is linked to a geographic location on, above, or near Earth.” … on Earth as viewed through the lens of various data, maps, and social … incorporates two Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) under Earth …

  • Our Best Thinking So Far

    Journal Article | April 2019

    their model of the Earth-Sun system. Elementary science instructional … 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 …

  • Online Connections: Science Scope

    Page | January 2020

    Final project rubric Exploring Earth Geoscience … Body system model—rubric Start … Engineering a Windowsill Hydroponics System to Grow Lettuce …

  • Geoscience Education and Motivated Reasoning

    Journal Article | July 2020

    Individuals use information selectively, in ways that support group beliefs or one’s psychological needs—this is motivated reasoning. Motivated reasoning is revealed in correlations between (1) opinions/knowledge and (…

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