Exploring the Environment: Yellowstone Fires Classroom of the Future
This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students engage in a policy debate using an Earth System Science (ESS) analysis of a fire's impact on the air, land, water, and ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Education:Assessment, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Wildfires, Biology
Resource Type: Assessments, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies
Dinosaur Extinction: Causal Loop Diagram of Earth Feedback System Dewey M. McLean
This site features a causal loop diagram from system dynamics methodology showing the solar-earth-space energy flow system (the dominant flow system driving earth's surficial systems, including the ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities
Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes Jean Beard, Craig Nelson, Martin Nickles
This is a collection of classroom lessons to help high school biology teachers more effectively teach basic concepts in the areas of evolution and the nature of science. They were developed and ...
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Education, Biology
Resource Type: Activities, :Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Mercury in Schools
This site explains the importance of mercury as a school and community issue and helps to identify where it is most likely to be found. There is information about online graduate courses for teachers ...
Subject: Education, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
This site houses a compilation of curricular materials. Dozens of courses are listed, representing a broad spectrum of topics in the sciences and humanities. Most of the material was written for ...
Subject: Geoscience, :Geology, Atmospheric Science, Education, Biology, Environmental Science, :Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Activities:Field Activity, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Scientific Resources:Collection
Earthworks: Earth System Science For Secondary Teachers
Earthworks is a professional development program for science teachers that includes fieldwork, observations, problem-based learning, and practice with a variety of teaching and learning techniques. ...
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology, Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Education, Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Air Quality, Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change
Resource Type: Activities, :Field Activity
The Goal of Evolution Instruction: Belief or Literacy? Robert A.
This paper discusses an approach to teaching evolution that allows students to develop an accurate understanding of the nature of science and the scientific process, resulting in improvement in their ...
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Opinion, Overview/Summary
Environmental Education and Training Partnership
The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) identifies and implements essential training and support services for educators to foster environmental literacy through America's ...
Subject: Environmental Science, Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection
Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education Diane Schweizer Clayton, Catherine Gautier
We investigate the merit of including deliberate instruction on argumentation and debate in an undergraduate Earth system science course. We examine sample student evaluations of arguments ...
Subject: Education, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Nano2Earth-The Nanoscience Curriculum Project at Virginia Tech Mike Hochella
This web module from Virginia Tech creates an opportunity for teachers and students to learn about "cutting-edge" scientific research. In this project, an interdisciplinary team of ...
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities