Earth Education Project Sites

This set of project websites has been recognized by Teach the Earth as relevant and useful for Earth Educators.

Building Strong Geoscience Departments
On the Cutting Edge — Building Strong Geoscience Departments managed by NAGT WorkshopsStrong Teaching Developing Pathways to Strong Geoscience Programs for the Future Defining Strong Departments ...

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Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges
The Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) project and website helps two-year college geoscience faculty implement high-impact, evidence-based instructional and co-curricular ...

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Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum
Ethics Education is an increasingly important component of the pre-professional training of (geo)scientists. Funding agencies (NSF, NIH) require training of graduate students in the responsible conduct of research, employers are increasingly expecting their workers to have basic training in ethics, and the public demands the highest standards of ethical conduct by scientists. Yet, few faculty have the requisite training to effectively teach about ethics in their classes, or even informally in mentoring students working in their labs.

DIG Texas Instructional Blueprints for Teaching Earth and Space Science
DIG Texas is creating five online course road maps, or blueprints, for use in high school Earth and Space Science classes. A blueprint documents what to teach, in what order, for how long, and identifies which online resources to use of the thousands available.

Curriculum for the Bioregion Curriculum Collection
Curriculum for the Bioregion engages faculty communities in exploring the complex issues of sustainability - environmental quality, true community health and wellbeing, and social equity and justice - and in building sustainability concepts and place-based learning into a broad array of courses and disciplines.

Climate Education in an Age of Media (CAM)
The CAM project is developing approaches to bring student media production into climate change education in ways that are engaging, empowering, and can be readily adopted in a wide range of instructional environments.

EarthLabs units offer sequences for learning science concepts through hands-on experiments and data analysis.

Earth Exploration Toolbook
The Earth Exploration Toolbook is a collection of computer-based Earth science activities. Each activity, or chapter, introduces one or more data sets and an analysis tool that enables users to explore some aspect of the Earth system.

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Teaching Nanotechnology Across the Undergraduate STEM Curriculum
Nanotechnology is an exciting emerging field of research with applications in all STEM disciplines including the physical, chemical, life, Earth and environmental sciences and allied disciplines in materials ...

CAMEL is a FREE, COMPREHENSIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY, MULTI - MEDIA RESOURCE for educators, providing over 300 interdisciplinary topic areas and numerous resource types to give the educator the tools they need to ...

Data and Model Driven Hydrology Education
This collaborative project enhances hydrology education by creating a cyberinfrastructure for organized community efforts to develop, share, and publish data-driven curriculum for teaching undergraduate hydrogeology.

CLEAN - a Collection of Climate and Energy Education Resources
A collection of 650+ free, ready-to-use resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists. Suitable for secondary through higher education classrooms. Browse by NGSS » Search the Collection » Ice ...

CLEAN - a Collection of Climate and Energy Education Resources
A collection of ~700 free, ready-to-use resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists. Suitable for secondary through higher education classrooms. Browse by NGSS » Search the Collection » ...

Teaching in the Field
This collection of teaching resources, contributed by mebers of NAGT, features information about field trips organized for a variety of purposes across the country. The collection aims to share information about the design of various kinds of field trips as well as to provide easy access to field guides.

GETSI - GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues
The GETSI teaching materials feature geodetic data and quantitative skills applied to societally important issues (climate change, natural hazards, water resources, environmental management). These materials were ...

Using the Neotoma Database in the Classroom
The Neotoma Paleoecology Database is an online hub for data, research, education, and discussion about paleoenvironments. The database is designed to make it easier for community members to discover, explore, and ...

Science for Non-Scientists
This website hosts all of the materials developed for an undergraduate course called "Science for Non-Scientists." Students enrolled in this course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed very significant gains in critical thinking skills, as measured by the Critical Thinking Assessment test, developed at Tennessee Tech University.

Web-based Interactive Landform Simulation Model-Grand Canyon
Welcome to the Web-based Interactive Landform Simulation Model-Grand Canyon (WILSIM-GC) website! The Grand Canyon is one the most spectacular landforms on Earth. Have you ever wondered how it formed? WILSIM-GC is ...

Exploring the Past to Better Understand the Future: Human Impacts on Fire - Past, Present, and Future
Changes in fire-regimes have dramatically altered ecosystem dynamics by shifting plant communities, creating opportunities for recruitment of new species, and restructuring land-surface processes and nutrient cycles. We set out to better understand the causes and consequences of fire in the past, present, and future in New Zealand, a landscape where widespread forest transitions followed human arrival.

Spatial Thinking Workbook
This project is developing and testing teaching materials to improve the spatial thinking skills of geoscience undergraduates, using strategies supported by cognitive science and geoscience education research.

Geodesy Curriculum Inventory
The UNAVCO community is committed to the development of a modern and meaningful undergraduate curriculum for geodesy, and providing substantive information about modern geodetic methods and results.

Mars for Earthlings: Integrating Introductory Geology with Mars Planetary Data
This project offers teaching materials such as learning modules and interviews with scientists that promote undergraduate students' study of Mars, including remote sensing data and Earth-based analogs.

Good pedagogy begins with an understanding of how people learn. This project establishes a faculty-to-faculty network with the goal of providing a rich resource of innovative, inquiry-based environmental field experiences and course materials.

Classroom Observation Project: Understanding and Improving Our Teaching
The On the Cutting Edge Classroom Observation Project aims to provide a direct measurement of changes in teaching practice by observing a sufficiently large number of geoscience courses around the U.S.

Eyes in the Sky II
This website hosts instructional materials used in the Eyes in the Sky program. Eyes in the Sky II is an expansion of TERC's existing program that was supported by NSF ITEST funding.

Reflections on Course Design and Classroom Decisions
This project "captures" actual classroom teaching at Carleton and pairs it with faculty reflection on what they were trying to accomplish in their classrooms.

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum: The Geology of National Parks Collection
A resource of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum modules for the introductory geology course, Geology of National Parks, at the University of South Florida.

Eyes in the Sky: An NSF-Funded ITEST Project
Eyes in the Sky equips teachers, and in turn the students they teach, with the tools and knowledge necessary to access and analyze freely available satellite imagery and data to investigate local or regional issues.

Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences
This project synthesizes existing knowledge and articulates unanswered questions in critical areas of research on cognition and learning relevant to the Geosciences.

Coalition for Climate Literacy
Part of the Climate Literacy Network, a virtual community working to promote climate literacy.

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