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 Workshops Developing Pathways to Strong Geoscience Programs for the Future Defining Strong Departments Characteristics of Strong ...
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 ...
Teaching Geoscience in the Field
× Field experiences are a critical part of a geoscience student's education and have long been one of the foundations of geoscience education. Field experiences aid students in applying knowledge they ...
The Role of Metacognition in Learning
An awareness of the learning process improves learning, yet students are rarely taught how to develop this awareness. These webpages explore ways to help our students to improve their learning by incorporating metacognition into our geoscience courses: by having them think about their thinking and by helping them to become aware of and monitor their learning strategies.
Geo-Needs: Stakeholder Needs Assessment for Broadening Participation in the Geoscience Workforce
"IMPACT STATEMENT: Increase the number of underrepresented minorities that graduate college with STEM degrees in the next 10 years and improve women's participation in areas of STEM where they are ...
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.
The Math You Need, When You Need It Math tutorials for students in introductory geosciences
The Math You Need, When You Need It provides web modules to help students succeed with mathematics in introductory geoscience classes.
SCIENCE IN THE COURTROOM
This website is designed to help students and instructors use the teaching modules and resource collections from the famous trial described in "A Civil Action" in science and interdisciplinary courses in high school and college.
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.
See the activity page for details.
CLEAN - a Collection of Climate and Energy Education Resources
The CLEAN Collection of Climate and Energy Educational Resources A collection of 700+ free, ready-to-use learning resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists suitable for secondary through higher ...
CLEAN Very Old Front
The CLEAN Pathway provides a reviewed collection of classroom materials for teaching climate and energy literacy for students in grades 6-16. Hallmarks of the project include the collection of educational materials, a set of pedagogic strategies for teaching these topics, and an ongoing series of professional development events for teachers and faculty.
CLEAN - a Collection of Climate and Energy Education Resources
Our team of educators and scientists has reviewed and organized the best free teaching resources for K-12 through college. Go Entire Collection Activities Videos Visualizations Featured Resource Your Family’s ...
UTD Geoscience Studios Youtube channel
× Visit UTD Geoscience Studios Youtube channel » We are undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the Geoscience Dept. of the University of Texas at Dallas. We make animations and videos about ...
IMPACT Workshops, summer 2021
× Advancing Scientific Ocean Drilling Impact During the summer of 2021, we are running a series of workshops engaging three communities in envisioning broadening the impact of scientific ocean drilling in ...
TIDeS: Teaching with Investigation and Design in Science
Teaching with Investigation and Design How we learn science influences how we teach science. If your only experience learning science is in a lecture hall, it can be hard for you to envision teaching science using ...
Know Soil, Know Life Educators Guide
Know Soil, Know Life Educator's Guide Why teach about soil and soil science? Beneath our feet and all around us is a vitally important material Soil. Soils sustain life, without soil, there would be no ...
Compass: Advancing Earth Education Resource Discovery
The Compass project responds the need, identified by the Earth Education community to improve the discoverability of existing, high-quality Earth education resources. The project will focus on three key elements: ...
The Environmental STEM (E-STEM) field experience reimagines the traditional undergraduate geology field course as a field and career preparation program for first- and second-year students interested in ...
Teaching with Augmented and Virtual Reality
The goal of Teaching with Augmented and Virtual Reality (TAVR) is to enhance the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in earth science education. Virtual reality presents a new opportunity for engaging students in geoscience field experiences, which are known to support student learning. TAVR aims to develop best practices for integrating VR into geoscience education and to support adoption of those practices in college classrooms.
Oceans in the News
Interpreting scientific data is one of the most challenging skills students face today. Students are overloaded with information from various media sources, and often lack both the technical skills to analyze data and the ability to recognize the overarching story the data support. The Oceans in the News course uses polar science examples to address these technical and narrative challenges. Students will develop proficiency in data visualization and its application to the analysis of news stories about polar regions.
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life
Visit Digital Atlas of Ancient Life » The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life platform includes resources to help students, teachers, and the wider public identify their fossil discoveries and learn about ancient life. ...
Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications
Private team workspace The IGUaNA project team is in the process of developing teaching materials for introductory-level undergraduate geophysics courses. These materials will feature the applications of ...
Tri-Agency Climate Education Collection
The Tri-Agency Climate Education (TrACE) Catalog is an online directory of climate education projects developed through initiatives funded by NASA, NOAA and NSF.
Visit Mud Ed » Mud Ed! A resource for educational activities in Limnology and Paleolimnology About Mud Ed! With the need for science outreach and education in schools and communities increasing, more researchers ...
GEODE: Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education
Visualization plays a critical role in teaching and learning about the Earth. All geoscience students must be able to mentally transport themselves to a different time and place, work across multiple scales of ...