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NSTA Enhanced E-book: Earth's Changing Surfaces

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Earth's Changing Surface: Changing Earth From Within

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object is the first of three Science Objects in the Earth’s Changing Surface SciPack. It explores...

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Earth's Changing Surface: Humans as Agents of Change

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object is the last of three Science Objects in the Earth’s Changing Surface SciPack. It explores...

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Earth's Changing Surface: Sculpting the Landscape

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object is the second of three Science Objects in the Earth’s Changing Surface SciPack. It...

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Idea Bank: The Encyclopedia of Earth

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Summary: For reliable information on the environment, students and teachers can turn to the Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE). Based at Boston University (BU) and operated in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), the EoE is a...

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Idea Bank: Using Earthquakes as "Teachable Moments"

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Summary: The Idea Bank provides tips and techniques for creative teaching, in about 1,000 words. This month’s Idea Bank highlights the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Education and Public Outreach program (EPO) and its development of...

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Inquiry in the Earth Sciences

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Summary: Inquiry experiences in the Earth sciences are often indirect, because direct experimentation, such as is used in the physical sciences, is typically not possible. To support inquiry in the Earth sciences it is important to consider the components of inquiry....

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Investigating Continental Margins

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Summary: In this article students investigate North America's continental margins using GeoMapApp, a free global topography database. Each student investigates continental margins along the East, West, and Gulf Coasts, determines the nature of these margins, and...

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It's Your Fault!

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Summary: In this activity students investigate and monitor fault zones around the world and learn about seismology.

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Multiple Modes of Inquiry in Earth Science

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Summary: To help teachers enrich their students’ understanding of inquiry in Earth science, this article describes six modes of inquiry used by practicing geoscientists (Earth scientists). Each mode of inquiry is illustrated by using examples of seminal or pioneering...

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Redefining Earthquakes and the Earthquake Machine

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Summary: The Earthquake Machine (EML), a mechanical model of stick-slip fault systems, can increase student engagement and facilitate opportunities to participate in the scientific process. This article introduces the EML model and an activity that challenges...