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Endreny, Anna; Siegel, Donald I. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2009
The Urban Schoolyards project is a two year partnership with a university Earth Science Department and the surrounding urban elementary schools. The goal of the project was to develop the capacity of elementary teachers to teach earth science lessons using their schoolyards and local parks as field sites. The university personnel developed lessons…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, College School Cooperation, Teacher Competencies
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Pickering, Jane; Ague, Jay J.; Rath, Kenneth A.; Heiser, David M.; Sirch, James N. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
The Peabody Fellows in Earth Science program was a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers to enhance their knowledge of, and teaching skills in, the Earth sciences. It combined a summer institute and academic year workshops with the production of new curricular resources on the interpretation of landforms in…
Descriptors: Museums, Faculty Development, Earth Science, High Schools
National Academies Press, 2008
How did life evolve on Earth? The answer to this question can help us understand our past and prepare for our future. Although evolution provides credible and reliable answers, polls show that many people turn away from science, seeking other explanations with which they are more comfortable. In the book "Science, Evolution, and…
Descriptors: Evolution, Creationism, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles
American Geological Inst., Alexandria, VA. – 1991
Teams of teachers, other science educators, and scientists selected from a national search for project writers have proposed using the following set of questions to guide the inclusion of earth science content into the kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum. The Essential Questions are organized in a K-12 sequence by six content areas: (1) Solid…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Guides, Earth Science, Elementary School Science
HOOVER, LINN – 1968
IN THIS SPECIAL EDUCATION ISSUE, JOHN SNYDER IDENTIFIES THE NEED FOR RADICAL REVISIONS IN THE TEACHING OF GEOLOGY AND DISCUSSES (1) RESEARCH ON TEACHING OF GEOLOGY, (2) CURRICULUM RESEARCH, (3) INCREASED EXPENDITURES, AND (4) EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC. T. NEVILLE GEORGE COMPARES UNIVERSITY GEOLOGY PROGRAMS IN FRANCE, ENGLAND, AMERICA, GERMANY, AND…
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Educational Needs
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Kehr, Linda – Science and Children, 2009
Imagine soaring in the Earth's atmosphere to near the edge of space. Is there air to breathe? Is it dark? Are there clouds? What about air pressure? Fifth-grade students from Ferguson Elementary in Klamath Falls, Oregon, were wondering these questions as they participated in "To the Edge of Space," an exciting, yearlong collaborative…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Satellites (Aerospace), Partnerships in Education, Grade 5
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Smith, Michael J.; Southard, John B. – Science Scope, 2003
The American Geological Institute is helping teachers and geoscientists to emphasize the importance of inquiry and active investigation of the world around by selecting "Eyes on Planet Earth: Monitoring Our Changing World" as the theme of this year's Earth Science Week. The activity on the back of this month's poster insert, "Monitoring the…
Descriptors: Water, Earth Science, Science Education, Science Teachers
Smith, Sallie M.; Owens, Howard B. – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2003
With support from National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Goddard Space Flight Center, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has developed educational materials that incorporate information and data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a joint satellite mission between the United States and Japan.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Vignettes, Problem Based Learning, Scoring Rubrics
American Geological Inst., Alexandria, VA. – 1991
In response to the growing national concern about precollege science education, this guide was developed to assist school administrators, curriculum planners, teachers, and scientists in incorporating earth science in K-12 science curricula. The guide is divided into four main sections that provide a framework for planning and implementing earth…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Educational Change
Exline, Joseph D., Ed. – 1978
This publication is intended to be an aid for secondary school science teachers in providing some additional student-oriented activities to enrich the earth science program. These activities have been classroom tested by teachers and have been considered by these teachers to be educationally successful. This publication is a product of the Earth…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Geology, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials
Bonn, George S., Ed. – 1973
The 18th Allerton Park Institute (1972), sponsored by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science and the Illinois Institute for Environmental Quality, was concerned with "Information Resources in the Environmental Sciences." Attention was directed toward the location, description and use of burgeoning resources in the broad…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Conferences, Databases, Environmental Education
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Metzger, Ellen Pletcher – Journal of Geological Education, 1994
Reviews The Best of BAESI: Earth Science Activities & Recommended Resources from the Bay Area Earth Science Institute. The Best of BAESI is divided into two parts. Part I contains 19 classroom activities on topographic maps, rocks and minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics. Part II describes resources and identifies government…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Earthquakes, Geology, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Hudson, Travis; Camphire, Geoffrey – Science Teacher, 2005
Students live in a world that is powered by petroleum and other energy resources to an unsurpassed degree. The United States today consumes more than 24% of all the energy used in the world--and about 60% of this energy is provided by petroleum (oil and natural gas). The availability of abundant, inexpensive energy is the main reason that the…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Fuels, Living Standards, Energy
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Timms, Michael; Schneider, Steven; Lee, Cindy; Rolfhus, Eric – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest (NJ1), 2007
This policy research document is intended for Oklahoma policymakers to use when examining possible changes to the state assessment's alignment with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The 2009 NAEP test is not yet in existence, so the purpose of this report is to give policymakers a head start in determining where they might,…
Descriptors: Science Tests, National Competency Tests, National Standards, State Standards
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Timms, Michael; Schneider, Steven; Lee, Cindy; Rolfhus, Eric – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest (NJ1), 2007
This policy research document is intended for New Mexico policymakers to use when examining possible changes to the state assessment's alignment with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The 2009 NAEP test is not yet in existence, so the purpose of this report is to give policymakers a head start in determining where they might,…
Descriptors: Science Tests, National Competency Tests, National Standards, State Standards
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