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ERIC Number: EJ1016665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James
Science Teacher, v80 n2 p60-66 Feb 2013
Stromatolites are the rocklike structures produced by "microbial mats"--communities of microorganisms only a few millimeters thick--as they trap, bind, or precipitate minerals. This article provides activities and assessment ideas to help teachers incorporate stromatolites in their classrooms. It relates the study of stromatolites to the three dimensions of "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012). The article invites science teachers to use stromatolites in the classroom for all three dimensions of the new "Framework" and to address some of the big ideas of earth science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A