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One Earth. Our Future. The National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) seeks to inspire all students to be stewards of our one Earth and to encourage personal choices and public policies informed by scientific data. NESTA, a non-profit organization, supports K-12 educators in their efforts to mentor, guide, and instruct all students. Our future depends on this.
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Fall 2020 Issue of The Earth Scientist. This open access issue promotes the USGS theme of "Be an Explorer."
Webinar: Implementing NGSS in Earth Science--How to "NGSS-ify" the Question Formulation Technique: A Deep Dive
When: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern
Presenter(s): Sarah Westbrook, The Right Question Institute, Nicole Bolduc, Ellington Public Schools
How do you design a NGSS unit (or modify an existing NGSS storyline) so that it starts with powerful, authentic student questions? What are best practices for helping students channel their wonderings into rigorous, relevant investigations? And, what do you do with the questions you can't answer? This webinar addresses these questions and more, as we take a deep dive into adapting the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for the NGSS classroom. Register Here by: March 24, 2020.
Fall 2019 Issue of The Earth Scientist. This open access issue promotes the USGS theme of "Be an Explorer."
Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Resources from the Concord Consortium. This collection helps you teach about plate tectonics, environmental sustainability (such as climate change, air quality, water availability), space, and natural hazards.
Read the Zine, learn how Aedes mosquitoes live, and you'll discover how to reduce the number of places where mosquitoes can survive.
watch the webinars and explore the associated resources.
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