Nearly everything that we do each day is connected in some way to Earth--to its land, oceans, atmosphere, plants, and animals. To fully understand and appreciate our planet, students need to learn about its processes, its resources, and its environment. In 2004, the American Geological Institute (AGI) developed the "Why Earth Science?" brochure to help teachers, parents, and school boards to understand the value of Earth and space science to life, citizenship, and careers.
Ideas For Use
Students at all grade levels should have the opportunity to study how Earth science shapes our lives, so that students can become well-informed citizens. Teachers should consider the American Geological Institute (AGI) as a resource to support their efforts to include and expand options for the study of Earth science in K-12 schools.
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Earth system evolution
Earth in the solar system
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Middle-Level Educator, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Curriculum, Educational research, Learning theory, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation
|Requirements:||Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
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