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  • 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
  • Articles in the Summer 2009 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • NESTA 2008 Membership Survey Results, Part 2: NESTA Resources and Programs, by Roberta Johnson
    • Linking the Geologic with the Biologic: Ecological Stewardship as a Means to Teach Geology Related to Coastal Land Loss, by Pamela Blanchard
    • Building a Model in the Classroom to Illustrate Human Interference with Sand Drift, by Hélder Pereira
    • Misconceptions in Astronomy: Identifying Them in Your Students and a New Teaching Resource to Help Address Them, by James McDonald
    • Creationism in the New Texas Standards for Earth
      and Space Science, by Steven Newton
    Price: $10.00
  • Articles in the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of The Earth Scientist include:

    • Satellite Observations in Science Education, by Tommy Jasmin
    • Flying through Space: Developing Inquiry-Based
      Astronomy Curriculum Using World Wide Telescope, by Lisa Dettloff
    • Inspiring Students to Explore Science Careers on
      Earth and in Space, by Meredith Manning
    • Stellar Evolution: Cosmic Cycles of Formation
      and Destruction, by Donna Young
    • Southwest Astronomy 2008: An Arizona Field Adventure, by Ardis Herrold, Philip Becker, Tabby Eldredge, Linda Gardner,
      Jack Hentz and Linda Malone
    • What is the Quality of Your Nighttime Sky? by Kirsten Meymaris, Dennis Ward and Sandra Henderson
    • Google Sky in the Classroom, by Andrew Connolly,
      Tina Ornduff and Lior Ron
    Price: $10.00

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