Teachers' Domain, Introduction to the Earth System, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Introduction to the Earth System is a graduate-level professional development course designed to enhance your understanding and teaching of earth and space science. In two 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.
Introduction to the Earth System
This course advances your understanding about the Earth system and how you can use inquiry methods to teach about it.
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.
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.