Publications

NESTA publications serve the K-12 Earth and Space Science classroom teacher. These include:

  • a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist
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  • monthly E-News that keeps you informed about NESTA and ESTA events, teacher and student opportunities, (e.g. fellowships, grants, contests, awards, and more) along with current issues in Earth Science research




The Earth Scientist (TES)

The Summer 2016 issue was sponsored by Temple University, the Spring 2016 issue was sponsored by NOAA, and the Fall 2016 issue of TES was sponsored by the Critical Zone Observatory Network. All are freely available below via Open Access. Open Access articles and issues are freely available to anyone on the NESTA website. These PDFs may be downloaded and shared by re-posting to other websites and by circulating them via electronic means such as email. In the TES archives, members can view all previous issues of TES, while nonmembers will only be able to view articles and issues that are Open Access.

Our new NESTA website is under construction. To access the TES archives, we will be sending you back to our old NESTA website. When you are done, click the Home button in the upper left-hand corner of our old website to return to the top page of the new website.

Visit the TES archives.

Fall 2016

Highlights include:

  • Critical Zone Science and Observatories and Related Education and Outreach Activities and Resources, by Dr. Tim White and Dr. Don Duggan-Haas
  • International Cooperation in Critical Zone Science and Education, by Dr. Manoj Menon and Dr. Tim White
  • Critical Zone Science, Interdisciplinarity and the NGSS, by Dr. Don Duggan-Haas
  • Drought in the Critical Zone: Engaging Students in Authentic Inquiry Through Data Jam, by Steven McGee and Noelia Báez Rodriquez
  • Earth Science Processes in the Critical Zone: An Introductory Course Designed for Teachers, by Dr. Tim White
  • Learning from the "Deep Changes in the Land": The Critical Zone Perspective in Environmental Science Education, by Katherine O'Neill and Daniel Richter
  • Using Scientist-Teacher Partnerships to Create Student-Driven Environmental Field Research Experiences in Primary and Secondary Education Classrooms, by Michelle Gilmore, Erin Stacy, Matthew Meadows, and Lynn Sullivan
  • Monarchs and the Critical Zone: A New Spin on the Study of Butterflies, by Kyla Cook, Maggie Augustinsky, Abby Dye, Jenny Flowers, and Steven McGee

Back To School Special Issue 2016

Highlights include:

  • Our Shared Geoheritage: Celebrate Earth Science Week 2016, by Geoff Camphire
  • Earth Science Units from Engineering is Elementary, Museum of Science Boston, by Carla McAuliffe
  • Using Citizen Science Picture Post Project for Schoolyard Environmental Monitoring, by Kimberly Bowen and Laura Guertin
  • Science Teaching for Ohio's New Economy (STONE): A Geoscience Workforce Development Collaboration Between K-12 schools, Higher Education, Industry and Government, by William Slattery, Suzanne Lunsford, and Alfred Diedrick

Summer 2016

TES Summer 2016 Cover
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Highlights include:

  • Beyond the Controversy: Instructional Scaffolds to Promote Critical Evaluation and Understanding of Earth Science, by Doug Lombardi
  • Understanding the Formation of the Earth's Moon, by Janelle M. Bailey, Christine M. Girtain, and Doug Lombardi
  • Wetlands: Good or Bad? Evaluating Competing Models with a MEL Diagram, by Margaret A. Holzer, Doug Lombardi, and Janelle M. Bailey
  • Evaluating the Connections Between Fracking and Earthquakes, by Jenelle Hopkins, Petya Crones, Shondricka Burrell, Janelle M. Bailey, and Doug Lombardi.
  • Assessing Students' Evaluation on the Model-Evidence Link Diagram, by Elliot S. Bickel and Doug Lombardi

Spring 2016

TES Spring 2016 Cover
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Highlights include:

  • It's Elementary−Digital Storytelling: Creative Applications of Science Content in Grades K-5 Using NOAA Resources, by Peg Steffen
  • Empowering Young Women Through Climate Stewardship: A Lesson about Earth's Changing Albedo, by Natalie Macke, Samyukta Mahendra Kumar, Brittany Hudson, Ako Matsumura, and Sahiba Sikand
  • Carbon Footprints, Carbon Sinks, and Carbon Stewardship: A Partnership Between Informal Educators and Classroom Teachers, by Krysta Hougen and Jaime Bunting
  • Student Anti-Idling Campaign: Service Learning in Deed, by Dale S. Glass
  • The Polar Bear Challenge: Local Impact on a Global Issue, by Christine Schmitz
  • The Biggest Reducer: A Lesson in Waste Reduction, by Brandon Smith
  • Biochar for Carbon Sequestration: Investigation and Outreach, by Karen Metcalf

E-News

Only NESTA members can visit the E-News archives.

Our new NESTA website is under construction. To access the E-News archives, we will be sending you back to our old NESTA website. When you are done, click the Home button in the upper left-hand corner of our old website to return to the top page of the new website.