Teachers' Domain, Teaching Earth and Space Science, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Teaching Earth and Space Science is a graduate-level professional development course designed to enhance your understanding and teaching of earth and space science. In eight sessions, you will investigate earth and space science topics using hands-on activities and online resources including video segments, interactive activities, readings, and other multimedia materials. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service.
Eight sessions cover key content and methodologies for teaching earth and space science.
Session 1: Energy Transfer and Earth System Cycles
Learners look at Earth as a system and explore how this system functions to create the physical world around us.
Session 2: Inquiry into Earth System Science
Learners examine Earth system science in the context of research about how people learn and inquiry-based instructional models.
Session 3: Plate Tectonics and Landform Processes
Learners examine the fundamental internal and surface processes that explain Earth's ever-changing appearance, and investigate how the rock cycle connects to these processes.
Session 4: Using Data Sets and Mapping Tools
Learners investigate how mapping data can help students explore Earth processes such as plate tectonics, and their connection to extreme Earth events such as earthquakes.
Session 5: Earth's History
Learners look at deep time and explore how the geological record helps us understand the long history of the Earth system.
Session 6: Broad Temporal and Spatial Scales
Learners investigate how the Sun-Earth-Moon system affects our world and examine ways to help students understand the vast scales associated with the solar system and universe.
Session 7: Weather
Learners investigate the causes of weather and explore technological advances that help us monitor daily weather patterns.
Session 8: Climate Change
Learners look at climate and consider whether human activity is inducing climate change.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.