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Looking for resources to support goals in K-12 reading and science literacy? This literacy-themed website has resources like lesson plans, calendar activities, and videos to enhance STEM instruction. To access them, choose a theme (e.g., Nonfiction, Science, STEM Careers), then add parameters (e.g.,...
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The goals of AESE are to strengthen the profession of earth science editing; to foster education, and to promote the exchange of ideas of general and specific problems of selection, editing and publication of research manuscripts, journals, serials, periodicals, and maps pertaining to the earth...
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This workshop, taking place at the Ohio State University (OSU), is for middle and high school teachers and introductory-level university instructors who want to incorporate argumentative writing and evidence-based claims in their classes. Aimed at science, social studies, and English language arts...
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Published in 2016
The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Laura Snider, a science writer at the University Consortium for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Children ages 8 to 11 discover the Moon's influence on our culture through this 30-minute, light-hearted investigation of lunar phases. The children hear a story, song, or (silly or serious) poem that celebrates the Moon's different phases. They recreate the shapes of the lunar phases using the...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Pupils prepare a scientific report about earthquakes, a topic studied in science or geography. The activity creates a cross-curricular link between the sciences and arts. Pupils can: relate their existing knowledge about earthquakes to historis paintings of the results of earthquakes; look carefully...
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This NSTA award posthumously recognizes long-standing members of NSTA for significant lifelong service to NSTA and contributions to science education. This award is open to long-standing members of NSTA (minimum 15 years) who have been deceased for no more than 10 years; an individual may be...
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Sure, rocks aren't exactly the most exciting item to spend your afternoon with. But as an exercise in descriptive writing, they're just about the best thing you can find. Big, small, brown, gray, smooth, rough—and that's just getting started! There are hundreds of properties which you can...
Grade Level   5
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The DESP modules deal with critical issues facing society and are prepared by trained curriculum development teams composed of experienced earth science teachers and practicing scientists. The key to the success of the Project is the involvement of teachers in the design and writing of the...
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"Teachers often want help finding stories, aligning them with the curriculum, and writing lesson plans. Listenwise, a listening and comprehension tool available online, helps teachers do just that by bringing authentic voices and compelling nonfiction stories to the classroom. Targeted for middle...
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Through letter writing, people can communicate with others no matter where they are. Based on a true story of the eruption of Paricutin Volcano in Mexico, a volcano is born in a poor farmer's corn field. At Volcano National Park in Hawaii, LeVar is only 2-000 feet from a major eruption of Kilauea...
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Explore Monterey Bay's coastal ecosystems and get an up-close look at its amazing animals of the schoolyard, kelp forest, slough, sandy shore and deep sea. With colleagues, Aquarium educators and scientists, you'll conduct your own field investigations, learn to implement science notebooks, and...
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Pre-assessment tasks help you to find out what knowledge, experiences, skills and attitudes your students have before you begin any science instruction. In some instances, you might find it useful to have students write their responses to a short set of simple questions on the topic. Examples might...
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This giant K-8 teachers guide contains educational resources relating to reducing, reusing, and recycling waste. It features hands-on lessons, activities, enrichment ideas, journal writing assignments, fact sheets, teaching notes, and more. The content is divided into three units: At the Source...
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The function of this data service is to provide programmatic access to the information stored in the Paleobiology Database. Our goal is to make the entire database accessible by means of this service, so that anyone can write client software that interacts with it.
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A printable quiz regarding earthquakes. Questions test knowledge on what fault lines are, where most earthquakes in the US happen, what a seismograph measures, what tectonic plates are, what magnitude is, how long earthquakes usually last, and dangers to people during an earthquake. Students also...
Grade Level   4 5
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These grants go to small teams of teachers with plans to develop and implement groundbreaking K-12 instruction. Funds should help teachers integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and observe their effects on students. Teachers write and reflect on their projects and share their...
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"Human activities can have a detrimental effect on animal habitats. People need to be more aware of their actions and the consequences of those actions. In a whole group have the students complete a brainstorm activity on all the information they can recall about river habitats and water pollution....
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To learn to read, write, and appreciate language and communication, it's helpful to find subject matter that's appealing, inspiring, and personal. The sky is a never-ending source of material that is available everyday to everyone. Get ready to set a course for sky exploration! The following...
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This exercise encourages students to make observations, examine data, and form hypotheses. These are concrete skills that easily transfer to other science activities. Sets of class footprints are made using flour, ground chalk, or light soil and black or colored construction paper. Groups of...
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