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The Minnesota Study


All K-6 teachers are required to teach some component of Earth Science that will be dictated by the curriculum. In Minnesota, the majority of required Earth Science classes are taught at the 8th grade level, while Earth Science electives are offered at the high school as Earth Science or Environmental Science.

Interviews

Interviews of K-12 Earth Science teachers were conducted in the fall and winter of 2004-2005.

Targeted Schools

Teachers from traditional public schools were the main focus of this study

Interview Questions

Discussions were prompted using questions that fell under the following topics:


Check out the Study Results.

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