Welcome to the Earth Exploration Toolbook!

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Awarded Science Magazine's Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE), September 30, 2011

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What is the Earth Exploration Toolbook?

Developed by teams of scientists and educators, the Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) is a collection of online Earth system science activities. Each activity, or chapter, introduces one or more scientific data sets and analysis tools that enables users to explore some aspect of the Earth system.

Within the context of a case study, each chapter guides users through a step-by-step process in which they access data and use analysis tools to explore real issues and questions in Earth system science. In the course of completing a chapter, users produce and analyze maps, graphs, images, or other data products. The ultimate goal of each activity is to build users' skills and confidence so they can use data to conduct their own investigations of the Earth system.


Who is it for?

Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters are written to the teacher, generally at the secondary and college level. However, chapters can be used by other educators, students, citizens, and policy makers to guide their own learning, adapt to their own purposes, and enable them to answer their own Earth system science questions based on valid scientific data.

How can I learn more?

Come on into the site! Learn more about the Earth Exploration Toolbook. Find out how you can use a chapter. Browse the collection. Link to related professional development opportunities. Start now...




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