Teachers' Domain, Structure of the Earth System, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Structure of 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, such as internal and surface processes, using hands-on activities and online resources. Video segments, interactive activities, readings, and other multimedia materials are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service.
Structure of the Earth System
This course advances your understanding and effective teaching landform process and use of data sets and mapping tools.
Session 1: 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 2: 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.
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.