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  • Articles in the Winter 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • 2011 MESTA/NESTA Summer Field Conference in Hawaii, by Aurelian Balan
    • Is There Such a Concept as Geological Patience?, by John Trowbridge
    • Rocks and Fossils May Stimulate Curiosity by Xin Wang and Jeffrey Jay
    • What's Happening in Earth and Space Science Education Today? NESTA 2011 Membership Survey Results by Roberta Johnson
    • Science Notebooks and a "Big Waste Problem" by Debbie Muthersbaugh, Anne L. Kern, Jerine Pegg, Hal W. Clark
    • C-MORE and Science Buzz: Where Students and Scientists Meet by Barbara Mayer and Barbara Bruno

    The print version of this TES issue includes two posters for your use. The Sun Earth Day Poster is graciously provided by NASA. The Pacific Ocean Poster was provided by the people at Coast and Ocean in California. A key to the map is included on page 35 of this issue.

    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Fall 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • Our Ever-Changing Earth – Celebrate Earth Science Week 2011, by Geoff Camphire
    • Federal Agencies and Nationwide Partners Present the 2011 National Fossil Day in Hopes of Fostering Scientific Education, by Jason Kenworthy and Eva Lyon
    • Classroom Activities and Supporting Resources for Understanding Climate Change – An Introduction to Earth’s Climate by Roberta Johnson, Sandra Henderson, Dennis Ward, Lisa Gardiner and Randy Russell
    • Telescopes-for-Teachers T4T: Galileoscopes in Montana by Richard Jones
    • Expedition 329: South Pacific Gyre – Subseafloor life by Joe Monaco
    • Fire and Brimstone Continues to Shape Yellowstone Lake: Connecting Geology and Past Climates with Today’s Biodiversity by Susan Kelly, Lisa Morgan and Stephanie McGinnis
    • Student Misconceptions: Where Did You Get That Idea? by Virginia Malone

    Additionally the hard copy of this TES issue contains, for your classroom, two full color posters: one announcing AGI’s 14th Annual Earth Science Week, and the second announcing the NPS’s National Fossil Day.

    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Summer 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • Now What? Experienced Teachers Reflect on Their Unplanned Transitions to Teach Earth Science, by Tanya Furman, Laura Guertin and Megan Pickard
    • Engaging Students in Learning Ecosystem-Based Biogeochemical Cycles, by Holly Cole,Tanya Furman, Laura Guertin and Chira Endress Cratsley,
    • Eliminating Students' Misconceptions of Radioactive Decay and Radiometric Dating Through Hands-On Activities by Brenda Shafer, Chira Endress Cratsley and Tanya Furman
    • Dispelling Middle School Student Misconceptions of Grand Canyon Formation Through Hands-On Activities by Kathleen Tait, Megan Pickard, Laura Guertin and Tanya Furman
    • Promoting Geographic Literacy of African Environments Through Map Exercises by Chira Endress Cratsley, Laura Guertin and Tanya Furman
    • Three Guided Student Explorations of Sky in Google Earth by Sara Neville and Laura Guertin
    • Using Student Choice in a Solar System Unit to Increase Positive Classroom Behavior Near the End of the School Year by Sarah JM Gajeski, Nancy Miller and Megan Pickard
    • Classroom Integration of Earth and Space Science News Stories Through Audio by Laura Guertin
    • Ten Examples of Utilizing Existing Gigapixel Panoramas in the Earth and Space Science Classroom by Sara Neville and Laura Guertin
    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Spring 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • Episodic Tremor and Slip: Potential Clues to the Earthquake Process and How Faults Slip, Michael R. Brudzinski
    • Episodic Tremor and Slip in a Middle School Classroom? Absolutely! Relevance and Kinesthetic Methodologies Merit Inclusion in 8th Grade Earth/Space Science Class, Roger Groom, Shelley Olds, Robert F. Butler and Jenda Johnson
    • USArray Visualizations Show Seismic Waves Sweeping Across the U.S., Robert F. Butler, Christopher D. Hedeen and Roger Groom
    • Understanding Earth Processes: Student Alternative Conceptions about Geophysics Concepts, Julie Libarkin and Emily Geraghty Ward
    • A Big Squeeze: Examining and Modeling Causes of Intraplate Earthquakes in the Earth Science Classroom, Michael Hubenthal, Seth Stein and John Taber
    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Winter 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • The Crater Beneath the Corn Fields: Iowa’s Manson Impact Structure, by Raymond R. Anderson and Brian J. Witzke
    • Galileoscopes Across the USA, by Ardis Herrold
    • ISTEP: An International High School Student and Teacher Research Collaboration, by By Sau Ling (Charlene) Chan, Brendan Buckley, Glen R. Kowach, and Michael J. Passow
    • Yes Sir, That’s My Baby…Glacier! Making Glaciers Real and Personal, by Christopher Roemmele
    • Teaching with Screen-Capture Podcasts, by Wendy Van Nordenl
    • An Overview of Pyro-Cumulonimbus Thunderstorms, by R. James Vavrek
    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Fall 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • Using the "Is It a Scientific Theory?" Activity
      to Accompany The Nature of Science Poster, adapted by John W. Christensen, Global Science Curriculum Project
    • What Good is a Rock?, by Pat Oso, Mineral Information Institute
    • Sometimes Even Better Than It Was: Reclamation of Mined Land, by Andrew A. Sicree, Ph.D., Grace Prep High School
    • Teaching about the Importance of Minerals, by John W. Christensen, Global Science Curriculum Project
    • The Not-So-Rare Earth Elements, by Andrew A. Sicree, Ph.D., Grace Prep High School
    • Exploring Energy - Celebrate Earth Science Week 2010, by Geoff Camphire, American Geological Institute

    The hard copy of this issue contains 3 full color posters: one from MII on the nature of science, one from AGI on Earth Science Week 2010, and a third about National Fossils Week from the National Park Service (NPS).

    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Summer 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • River Enhanced Snow Bands on the Mississippi River, by Andy Ervin
    • Low Budget Planetarium: A Classroom Model of the Night Sky, by Missy Holzer
    • A Primer on Satellite Oceanography, by Dr. Michael Passow
    • Using the Sciences of Geology and Archaeology to Bring Inquiry into the Classroom, by Shelly Anne Witham
    • GEMS Space Science Sequence: Making the Intangible Aspects of Astronomy Hands-on Using an Inquiry Approach, by Dr. James T. McDonald
    • As Evidence Grows, Will the Climate Debate Slow?, by Teri Eastburn
    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Spring 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • NOAA's Adopt a Drifter Program: Track Your Drifting Buoy Along with Students Abroad, by Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA Climate Program Office, Climate Observation Division
    • NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program: Living and Learning at Sea, by Elizabeth McMahon and Jennifer Hammond, NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program
    • Seeking Salt: NASA Aquarius to Fill Void in Ocean-Climate Understanding, by Annette deCharon, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
    • The Bridge: An Ocean of Free Education Resources, by Christopher Petrone, Virginia Sea Grant Marine Extension Program
    • The Census of Marine Life: Bringing a Decade of Global Research into the Classroom, by Celia Cackowski, Office of Marine Programs, University of Rhode Island
    • Coral Reefs: An Introduction and Educational Opportunities, by Paulo Maurin, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
    • Using Ocean Observing Systems in the Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE), by Janice McDonnel (Rutgers University), Annette deCharon (University of Maine), and Cheryl Peach (Scripps Institute of Oceanography)
    • The MATE Center Prepares Students for Ocean-Related Technology Careers, by Jill Zande and Caroline Brown, Marine Advanced Technology Center, Monterey Peninsula College
    • Aboard the JOIDES Resolution with the School of Rock!, by Joe Monaco, Redlands East Valley High School
    • Linking Introductory Chemistry and the Geosciences through Ocean Acidification, by Sarah Cooley and Heather Benway, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    • Breaking Ice, Building Knowledge: The Benefits of Ship-Based Teacher Research Experiences, by Dolores Garay (Redd School), Janet Warburton (Polar TREC), and Kristin Timm (Arctic Research Consortium of the US)
    • A Fiber-Optic Telescope to the Deep Sea, by Nancy Penrose, Regional Scale Nodes Program, University of Washington

    The issue contains a gorgeous full color, 2'x6' poster developed by the University of Washington's Center for Environmental Visualization illustrating ocean processes and observatories.

    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Winter 2009 issue of The Earth Scientist , which focuses on Earth System science, include:

    • Five Activities for Differentiated Instruction on
      Human‑Induced Climate Change, by Al Dorsch, Tanya Furman, and Laura Guertin
    • Students’ Inquiry in and about the Earth Science
      Classroom, by Don Drozynski, Jenna Ellis, Tanya Furman, and Laura Guertin
    • Improving Comprehension of Geomorphic Concepts
      through Inquiry-Based Learning, by Jenna Ellis, Tanya Furman, Steve McAninch, and Heath Stout
    • Improving Earth Science Instruction with
      an Integrated Earth Systems Science Matrix, by Laura Charles, Cindy Klein, Marielle Narkiewicz, Laura Guertin, and Tanya Furman
    • Understanding the Rock Cycle Through a
      Choose Your Own Adventure® Classroom Activity, by Brad Hartwell, Ken Schoch, Laura Guertin, and Tanya Furman
    • The Rewards and Challenges of Integrating
      Graduate Student Teaching Fellows into the Middle
      and High School Classroom, by Wendy Nelson, Tanya Furman, and Laura Guertin
    • Integrating Google Earth with the QUEST for
      Earth Science Literacy, by Sara Neville and Laura Guertin
    • Designing Sustainable Communities:
      An Inquiry-Based Approach to Teaching
      Earth Systems Science, by Jennifer Hoffman, Nicole Vishio, Meredith Bembenic, Laura Guertin, and Tanya Furman
    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Fall 2009 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • NESTA 2008 Membership Survey Results, Part 3: Member Concerns, Needs, and Trends, by Roberta Johnson
    • Why was New Orleans Built and Why Should it Be?, by JoAnn Burke
    • Understanding Climate – Celebrate Earth Science
      Week 2009, by Geoff Camphire
    • Shake it Up! Engaging Students in Engineering
      Problems and Experimental Design, by Michael Smith, Jan-Christopher Scharsig, and Rory Smith
    • Earthlearningidea – An initiative for the International
      Year of Planet Earth and beyond, by Chris King, Peter Kennett, and Elizabeth Devon
    • What Can High School Students Discover Experimentally
      about the Evolution of the Atmosphere?, by James Signorelli
    Price: $10.00

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