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  • Warming waters

    Journal Article | October 2019

    Astronomy throughout the year

  • Lab 12: Cycling of Water on Earth

    Book Chapter | March 2018

    In this lab investigation, students are introduced to the disciplinary core idea of Earth Materials and Systems as they determine how temperature and the surface area to volume ratio of water affect the rate of water…

  • Engineering a Model of the Earth as a Water Filter

    Journal Article | October 2018

    is the process by which water is naturally filtered by the Earth. Rain falls … the connection between how the Earth filters water through infiltration … to clean the water. The answer students did offer was the Earth …

  • The War Over Water Continues

    Journal Article | October 2019

    Debates over water allocation help students understand Earth systems.

  • Investigating Earth’s Interactions

    Journal Article | May 2020

    that are interconnected and impact changes on Earth. Some changes occur slowly while others … actions to the impact on different parts of Earth’s systems … The Earth has various complex and dynamic systems …

  • Why Does Water Swirl When it Goes Down a Drain?

    Journal Article | February 2019

    known as angular momentum. The angular momentum is the product … momentum stays the same. One last bit of terminology: When something stays … that the angular momentum stays the same is known as the conservation of angular …

  • Earth Day and Environmental Justice

    Journal Article | May 2020

    April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, when the world … justice around Earth Day, a unit on the trash economy would be great to spur … on biogeochemical cycles. Once engaged, students could test and map water quality …

  • 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 …

  • Observing Environmental Changes from Earth's Orbit

    Journal Article | April 2019

    Astronomy throughout the year.

  • Earth and Water

    Collection | April 2017

    This collection of articles and SciPacks on water and earth, and humans effects on it.

  • Plants, Animals, and Earth Processes, Oh My! Changes to the Environment

    Journal Article | October 2018

    The Earth changes over time. Some of the processes that change … the Earth’s surface are natural, such as weathering and erosion; other changes … they made still further changes to the Earth and its processes …

  • Designing Environmental Science Curriculum With PhotoVoice to Engage Nonscience Majors

    Journal Article | July 2020

  • Earth & Space Science - The Atmosphere: The Water Cycle (Grade 4: Standard 8)

    Collection | March 2016

    Resources in this collection will support the following: GLE 0407.8.1 - Recognize the major components of the water cycle. CFU 0407.8.1 - Prepare a model that illustrates the basic features of the water cycle. SPI 0407…

  • Why Is Water Sphere-Shaped in Space?

    Lesson Plan | April 2020

    The Earth, known as “the water planet,” is able to support life in part … Students have many experiences with water and how it behaves on earth. Water … and the laws of physics act differently than here on Earth. Just how might water …

  • 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…

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