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  • What is in a Logo? The story behind NESTA’s New Logo by John-Henry Cottrell

  • NESTA NUGGETS - Teaching Topographic Maps and Topographic Profiles by  Richard M. Jones
  • Using Block Coding to model GPS motion, land deformation and earthquake risk by Christopher Lore, Stephanie Seevers

  • TSUNAMI STORIES: Connecting Indigenous Tsunami Oral Histories with Current Tsunami Scientific Understanding and Safety by Sarah Glancy

  • Using Drones to Teach Modern Earth Science by Timothy F. Slater, Curtis N. Biggs,


  • Its Elementary: Empowering students of color to pursue STEM careers during the pandemic by Emma Case, Dieuwertje “DJ” Kast, Ed.D.

  • NESTA NUGGETS - Energy Transfer by Tom Ervin

  • Engaging students in climate change science using a place-based 5E mini-unit on glacial evidence by Dr. Rondi Davies, Jessica Wolk-Stanley,  Vicky Yuan, Dr. Julie Contino, Amer

  • The Rock Cycle Revisited by Dr. James Ebert

  • Expand the Focus on Your Community with Environmental History Trail Signs by Dr. Michael J. Passow

  • Sharon M. Stroud – NESTA Science Educator - Memoriam by NESTA  

  • What’s in Your Water? by Peg Steffen

  • Geoscientists Help Save Lives Globally by Katie Burk, Pallavi Bharadwaj

  • Take an Immersive Dive into America’s Underwater Parks—Your National Marine Sanctuaries  by Claire Fackler, Tracy Hajduk

  • Monitoring Freshwater Resources from Space  by Dorian Janney

  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Plastic in the Ocean by James T. McDonald

  • Too much or too little: Empowering Students to Plan for Flooding and Drought Resiliency bKatya A. Schloesser, Josh Kurz, Anne U. Gold

  • Howard Thomas Dimmick – NESTA Science Educator - Memoriam by NESTA  

  • Rock On! Creative Ways to Introduce Elementary School Students to the Rock Cycle using Starbursts by Rita Barakat, Angelina Crittenden, Dieuwertje Kast & Translations by Jasmin Sanchez

  • Place-Based Educational Activities Inspired by the Socorro Magma Body  by Hope Cahill

  • Real-Time Investigations Using Student Devices  by Dr. Donna Governor

  • Using Augmented Reality for Geoscience Education in Low‑income Elementary Schools  by Jessica Stellmann and Dieuwertje Kast; Contributor: Diego Porqueras

  • The ‘All Powerful’ Fieldwork Teaching Strategy – and Other Innovative Earthlearningidea Approaches  by Chris King, Peter Kennett, Elizabeth Devon

  • Using Modeling to Teach Earth Science Concepts   by James T. McDonald

  • Air Quality for All Students: Get Started Teaching Air Quality Topics in Your Classroom  by Elizabeth Spike
  • It’s Elementary! Earth Day at Cottage Lane: A Local, Affordable, Outdoor‑Education-Day Model for Your School or Setting by Jacob Tanenbaum, Janet Fenton, Carol Knudson, Nicole Laible, Brianna Rosamilia, Margie Turrin, Laurel Zaima

  • It’s Elementary! Refuse Plastic: Save the Seas by Tish Manning

  • Runaway Carbon Cycle: Reducing Carbon Emissions through Understanding and Action  by Spencer Cody

  • Leveraging Student Interest and Community Partnerships to Drive Learning in Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences by Holly Hereau

  • The Great Water Design Challenge: A NOAA Planet Stewards and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Collaboration by Liz Martinez

  • Measuring Carbon Sequestration by Shannon Othus-Gault

  • A Deep Sense of Hope: Engaging Students in Coral Restoration by Matt Strand, Ph.D., Derek Hagen

  • Examining Experiential Learning Impacts on Student Understanding and Skill Building through the Watershed Flood Modeling Project by Beth Szijarto




  Winter 2020

  • It’s Elementary! by Peg Steffen

  • EON-ROSE Community Science Liaison Program; Inspired by EarthScope Education and Outreach Programs
    by Katherine J.E. Boggs, Kevin O’Connor, Robert (Bob) Sharp, Jonathan M. Withey, Marina C. Clark, David W. Eaton, Jason C. Droboth, Michael Craymer, Annika Trimble, Jeffrey T. Freymueller, Nathanial Scherger, Diana Kurila

  • Shake and Break! Earthquake Challenge  by Jayma Koval, Marion Usselman, Mike Ryan

  • Do Your Students Even Like Earth Science? How Knowing that Information Can Benefit Your Teaching
    by James T. McDonald

  • Fostering International and National Support for Geoscience Education
    by Dr. Michael J. Passow

  • Golden Record – an Integrated STEAM Project by David Rosengrant
  Fall 2020
  • Earth Materials in the Spotlight
    by Geoff Camphire

  • The Origins build-a-MEL: Introducing a Scaffold to Explore the Origins of the Universe
    by Janelle Bailey, Timothy Klavon, and Archana Dobaria

  • Climate Changes of the Past: Engaging in Evidence-Based Argumentation
    by Donna Governor, Kristina Strickland, and Janelle Bailey

  • Freshwater Resources: The Challenges of Quantity and Quality
    by Missy Holzer, Christopher Roemmele, and Janelle Bailey

  • Extreme Weather Events and the Climate Crisis: What is the Connection? 
    by Doug Lombardi, Büsra Uslu, and Janelle Bailey

  • Assessing and Applying Students’ Understanding of the Scientific Practices and Crosscutting Concepts
    by Christopher Roemmele, Missy Holzer, and Janelle Bailey

  • Teaching Earth and Environmental Science using Model-Evidence Link Diagrams
    by Erin Colfax, Ananya Matewos, and Janelle Bailey
    Spring 2020
  • It’s Elementary: Zika Zine: A Resource Promoting the Integration of STEAM and Literacy in the Classroom
    by Rusty Low, Ph.D.,

  • Today’s Technology: Reach for the Stars: Elementary School Students make History in Contacting the International Space Station 
    by Rita Barakat and Dieuwertje Kast

  • Earth Science All Around: Using Immersive Virtual Field Trips with Place‑Based Instruction in Earth and Space Science Education
    by Ed Robeck, Aida Awad, Steve Semken, Cheryl Manning, Melinda Daniels, Adam Blankenbicker

  • GLOBE Weather: A New Curriculum Unit for Middle School Uniting the GLOBE Program with Classroom Instruction to Meet Next Generation Science Standards
    by Lisa S. Gardiner, John Ristvey, Becca Hatheway, Melissa Rummel, Emily Snode-Brenneman, and Renee Curry Minaya

  • Soil: More than the Dirt under Your Feet!
    by Margaret Holzer, Ashlee Dere, David Lindbo, Clay Robinson, Tracy Wilson,, Briana Wyatt, Carol Engelmann

  • Enhancing a Connection to Place: Recognizing Indigenous Culture in a Western Science Activity
    by Kathleen Torso, Anne Kern

  • Shifting Plates, Shifting Minds: Plate Tectonics Models Designed for Classrooms 
    by Amy Pallant, Scott McDonald, Hee-Sun Lee


  Fall 2019

  • Teach Earth Science with American Museum of Natural History Dioramas
    by Michael Passow

  • Engaging Students in First- and Second‑hand Geoscience Data Exploration to Deepen Their Understanding of the Nature of Science
    by Donna Kertis and Christopher Roemmele

  • Literacy is from Mars: Using The Martian to Enrich Scientific Literacy Skills
    by Jennifer Ayers and Diane Willard
        Spring 2019
    • The NOAA Planet Stewards Book Club
      by Peg Steffen

    • NOAA’s Ocean Guardian School Program: Protecting Our Ocean One School at a Time
      by Seaberry Nachbar

    • Student Leadership and Climate Literacy
      by Jessica Lura

    • Photovoice for Children’s Climate Change Engagement: Using Digital Photography to Bridge Knowledge and Action
      by Carlie Trott

    • Recycling at School: An Action Project 
      by Kottie Christie-Blick

    • Marine Debris Tools for Educators: Making the Connection Between Us and Debris
      by Krista Stegemann

    • Ecosystem Pen Pals: Connecting Indigenous Fishing Communities through National Marine Sanctuaries
      by Nicole Harris and Karen Matsumoto

    • Ocean/Climate Literacy, and Action at Hale Kula and Beyond
      by Richard Jones

    • The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI)
      by Sarah Waters and Brandon Schroeder

    • Your Students Can Contribute to Our Understanding of the World
      by John McLaughlin and June Teisan
        Winter 2019
      • It's Elementary: Sand Slides
        by Dieuwertje Kast, Rita Barakat, and Dena Deck

      • Twitter in the Classroom? 
        by John-Henry Cottrell

      • Arctic Happenings – Global Impacts of the Melting Greenland Ice Sheet and Melting Sea Ice
        by Margaret Holzer and Asa Rennermalm

      • Where is This Chunk of Earth Moving? Using the Positional Technologies of Geodesy to Explore Science
        by Shelley Olds and Donna Charlevoix
      • Phenomena-Based Student Investigations with NASA Earth Observations
        by Liz Burck and Cassie Soeffing

      2017 - 2018

      Winter 2018
      • Elementary GLOBE: Combining Literacy and Science Practices
        by Jessica Taylor

      • Contribute to NASA Science and Understanding of Earth through GLOBE Observer!

      • Seafloor Mapping at Your Fingertips: Setting Sail on Sonar Education with an Interactive Exhibit
        by Brian Boston, Samuel Howell, Jonathan Sleeper, Alyssa Anderson, Marissa Cameron, Telma Sigurdardottir, Jonathan Tree, Harrison Togia, Bridget Smith-Konter, Gregory F. Moore

      • Bad Moon Rising: Helping to Shine Light on the Mathematics of the Percent of Moon Illumination 
        by Julie Herron and Lisa Brown

      • Ol’ Man River Speaks: The Hackensack Past Present, and Future
        by Michael Passow

      • A Web-based Socioscientific Inquiry Unit to Help College Students Learn About Fracking 
        by William Romine
      Back To School 2017
      • Simulating an Oil Spill to Understand Environmental Impact
        by Carla McAuliffe  FREE ARTICLE

      • Penn Dixie Site: A Classroom for Teaching the Geologic History of Western New York 
        by Paul Caban

      • EARTH SCIENCE WEEK 2017 Celebrating Two Decades 
        by Geoff Camphire

      • An Earth Hazards Approach to Implementing GIS with Middle School Students through a University-School Partnership
        by Karen S. McNeal, John Cartwright, Sarah Radencic Lalk, Donna Pierce, and Darrel Schmitz

      • High-Adventure Science: Exploring evidence, models, and uncertainty related to questions facing scientists today 
        by Amy Pallant



        Fall 2016

      • Critical Zone Science and Observatories and Related Education and Outreach Activities and Resources
        by Dr. Tim White and Dr. Don Duggan-Haas

      • International Cooperation in Critical Zone Science and Education
        by Dr. Manoj Menon and Dr. Tim White

      • Critical Zone Science, Interdisciplinarity and the NGSS
        by Dr. Don Duggan-Haas

      • Drought in the Critical Zone: Engaging Students in Authentic Inquiry Through Data Jam 
        by Steven McGee and Noelia Báez Rodriquez

      • Earth Science Processes in the Critical Zone: An Introductory Course Designed for Teachers 
        by Dr. Tim White

      • Learning from the "Deep Changes in the Land": The Critical Zone Perspective in Environmental Science Education 
        by Katherine O'Neill and Daniel Richter

      • Using Scientist-Teacher Partnerships to Create Student-Driven Environmental Field Research Experiences in Primary and Secondary Education Classrooms
        by Michelle Gilmore, Erin Stacy, Matthew Meadows, and Lynn Sullivan

      • Monarchs and the Critical Zone: A New Spin on the Study of Butterflies 
        by Kyla Cook, Maggie Augustinsky, Abby Dye, Jenny Flowers, and Steven McGee

      Back To School 2016

      • Our Shared Geoheritage: Celebrate Earth Science Week 2016
        by Geoff Camphire

      • Earth Science Units from Engineering is Elementary, Museum of Science Boston
        by Carla McAuliffe

      • Using Citizen Science Picture Post Project for Schoolyard Environmental Monitoring 
        by Kimberly Bowen and Laura Guertin

      • Science Teaching for Ohio's New Economy (STONE): A Geoscience Workforce Development Collaboration Between K-12 schools, Higher Education, Industry and Government
        by William Slattery, Suzanne Lunsford, and Alfred Diedrick

        Summer 2016

      • Beyond the Controversy: Instructional Scaffolds to Promote Critical Evaluation and Understanding of Earth Science
        by Doug Lombardi

      • Understanding the Formation of the Earth's Moon
        by Janelle M. Bailey, Christine M. Girtain, and Doug Lombardi

      • Wetlands: Good or Bad? Evaluating Competing Models with a MEL Diagram
        by Margaret A. Holzer, Doug Lombardi, and Janelle M. Bailey

      • Evaluating the Connections Between Fracking and Earthquakes
        by Jenelle Hopkins, Petya Crones, Shondricka Burrell, Janelle M. Bailey, and Doug Lombardi

      • Assessing Students' Evaluation on the Model-Evidence Link Diagram
        by Elliot S. Bickel and Doug Lombardi
        Spring 2016
      • It's Elementary−Digital Storytelling: Creative Applications of Science Content in Grades K-5 Using NOAA Resources
        by Peg Steffen

      • Empowering Young Women Through Climate Stewardship: A Lesson about Earth's Changing Albedo
        by Natalie Macke, Samyukta Mahendra Kumar, Brittany Hudson, Ako Matsumura, and Sahiba Sikand

      • Carbon Footprints, Carbon Sinks, and Carbon Stewardship: A Partnership Between Informal Educators and Classroom Teachers
        by Krysta Hougen and Jaime Bunting

      • Student Anti-Idling Campaign: Service Learning in Deed
        by Dale S. Glass

      • The Polar Bear Challenge: Local Impact on a Global Issue 
        by Christine Schmitz

      • The Biggest Reducer: A Lesson in Waste Reduction 
        by Brandon Smith

      • Biochar for Carbon Sequestration: Investigation and Outreach
        by Karen Metcalf

                Fall 2015
      • Investigating Earth Materials: Which Properties Change and Which Stay the Same?
        by Sue Doubler, Nick Haddad, Sally Crissman, and Sara Lacy

      • Engineering to Explore the Ocean: A Cooperative Educators Professional Development Workshop by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Naval Academy 
        by Jennifer da Rosa, Sarah Durkin, Rachel Hetlyn, Angela Leimkuhler Moran, Paula Keener, Susan Haynes, and Melissa Ryan

      • Celebrate Earth Science Week 2015 
        by Geoff Camphire

      • Lightning Safety and Procedures: New Guidelines for Safety 
        by Frank McCathran and John Moore

      • Great Dayton Flood Inquiry Unit: Celebrating the Centennial of a Defining Flood in American History 
        by Christina O’Malley and Kurtz Miller FREE ARTICLE
                Summer 2015
      • Establishing a Geospatial Intelligence Pipeline through Earth SySTEM Education 
        by John D. Moore, Peter Dorofy, Kevin Varghese and Rouzbeh Nazari

      • "Rocking" Inquiry: Using the Nature of Science and Discovery to Enhance Teaching Rocks 
        by Christopher Roemmele and Steven Smith

      • Integrating Local Environmental Research into an Inquiry-Based Unit on Biogeochemical Principles in a High School Science Classroom
        by Nicholas Ward and Rachel Petrick-Finley
                Spring 2015
      • Fracking: A Classroom Topic for Earth Science Educators 
        by Lloyd Barrow and Dane Schaffer

      • Using Climate Assessments for Learning and Teaching 
        by LuAnn Dahlman

      • Engaging Students in West Virginia in the Science of the Sun and Space Weather
        by Amy Keesee, Carol Coryea, and Todd Ensign  FREE ARTICLE

      • Applications of Satellite Imagery, Remote Sensing and Computer Visualizations: Earth SySTEM,
        by John Moore, Peter Dorofy, Vicky Gorman, and Margaret Mooney


                Winter 2014
      • Our Daily Mini-Tsunamis: Plastic in the Ocean 
        by Kathleen Register  FREE ARTICLE
      • Investigating Earth as a System: Earth SySTEM Education 
        by John Moore

      • Earthquake Shake Engineering Design Challenge: Integrating Design Thinking into Earth Science Education
        by Kurtz Miller

      • Classroom Simulation of the Sudbury Impact
        by Mark Klawiter

      • How Do We Know the Paleozoic Started 541 Million Years Ago? 
        by Steve Mattox and Emilia Ertz
                Fall 2014
      • Earth and Environmental Science in Hawaii: A Paradise of Learning for Educators 
        by Chuck Blay

      • Earth’s Connected Systems: Celebrate Earth Science Week 2014
        by Geoff Camphire

      • The "Other" Science Bowl
        by William Dunn

      • Climate Change Education: A New Approach 
        by Stephen Lane and Jeffrey Yuhas

      • Why do we do that? Questioning the steps in protocol, as a teaching strategy 
        by Virginia Malone and Michael Passow

      • Exploring the Efficacy and Engagement of a Glacial Melting Simulation
        by Satyugjit Singh Virk, Margaret Turrin and Lenin Compres   FREE ARTICLE

                Summer 2014
      • Glacial Till Inquiry Project: Investigating the Characteristics and Provenance of Easily-Accessible Glacial Till
        by Kurtz Miller

      • Exploring New Frontiers in Earth System Education: GeoSTEM
        by John Moore

      • Bringing Optics and Astronomy to Arizona Students 
        by Robert Sparks, Stephen Pompea and Chuck Dugan

      • Engaging Audiences About Rain, Snow and Storms: The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission’s Rain EnGAUGE
        by Kristen Weaver, Dorian Janney and Hilarie Davis  FREE ARTICLE

      • Earth Science Courses – What Do We Need To Do To Earn Some Respect?
        by Jenelle Hopkins
                Spring 2014
      • Estimating How Often Mass Extinctions Due to Impacts Occur on the Earth
        by Bonnie Buratti

      • Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Ocean Acidification 
        by Barbara Bruno and Johanna Wren  FREE ARTICLE

      • Inspiring Future Scientists through Synergy between K-12 Classroom Learning and Water Cycle Research
        by Emily Kellagher, David Noone, Lesley Smith, Aleya Kaushik, and Adriana Bailey

      • Exploring Seafloor Sediments Using Real Data
        by Lawrence Krissek, Kristen St. John, Megan Jones, Kate Pound, and R. Mark Leckie

      • Polar Science and Engineering: Model for NGSS Practices
        by Linda Morris

      • The Next Generation Science Standards: Opportunities for Earth Science Educators
        by Michael Wysession

      • NOAA: Making Your Life Better Since 1807
        by Peg Steffen, John McLaughlin, Atziri Ibanez, Ron Gird, Nina Jackson, LuAnn Dahlman, Frank Niepold, Bruce Moravchik, and Dan Pisut  FREE ARTICLE


      Winter 2013

      • Using Analogies to Teach Stellar Evolution 
        by Kurtz Miller

      • Encouraging Students to Think Critically About Earth’s Systems and Sustainability 
        by Amy Pallant

      • GeoMapApp Learning Activities: Free, ready-to-use geoscience activities for the modern classroom 
        by Andrew Goodwillie and Steve Kluge

      • Earth Science Teacher Receives Priceless GIFT in Vienna 
        by Abigail Morton

      • Making Eggcellent Planetary Observations
        by Ardis Herrold

      • Earth Science Teachers’ Earthquake Knowledge and Confidence 
        by Lloyd Barrow and Dane L. Schaffer

      Fall 2013

      • In a Data Dilemma? A series of data sets and inquiry tools that furthers Great Lakes literacy 
        by Ann Marshall, Elizabeth LaPorte, Sandra Rutherford and Rochelle Sturtevant

      • C-MORE Professional Development Training Program for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers,
        by Barbara Bruno, Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño and Fabio De Leo  FREE ARTICLE

      • Mapping Our World: Celebrate Earth Science Week 2013 
        by Geoff Camphire

      • GeoSTEM: Establishing a Geoscience and Remote Sensing Laboratory 
        by John Moore, Peter Dorofy, Missy Holzer and Jenelle Hopkins

      • Challenge: Sequencing – Using Spatial Relationships to Understand Temporal Patterns
        by Michael Passow and Kim Kastens

      • First Wave: GeoFORCE Texas Students Graduate from College
        by Marc Airhart

        Summer 2013   sponsored by the Penn State TESSE team

      • Introduction to Using the Claims‑Evidence-Reasoning Framework in Middle School Science 
        by Heather Spotts and Lauren Beal

      • An Instructional Unit on the Marcellus Shale for Middle School Students 
        by Meredith Hill Bembenic, Bryan Brightbill, Seyed Mehdi Kamali Shahri and Tanya Furman

      • Exploring Regional Climate Patterns and Generalizing the Results to Enhance Deep Conceptualization 
        by Bryan Brightbill

      • The Power of a Hurricane: Using Memorable Storms to Teach Inference and Graphing Skills 
        by Greg Collins and Eliza Richardson

      • Using iBooks Author to Create Earth Science Classroom Content for the iPad 
        by Abigail Dufoe and Laura Guertin

      • The Role of Gravity in Planetary Orbits 
        by Alice Flarend and Christopher Palma

      • An Integrated Model for Instruction in Deep Time, Mass Extinctions and Radiometric Decay,
        by Tanya Furman

      • The Successes and Challenges of Establishing PAESTA, a New Professional Community for Teachers 
        by Theresa Lewis-King and Laura Guertin

      • A Collaborative Approach to Developing Earth System Science Resources through PAESTA 
        by Jennifer Hoffman and Kelly Hunter

      • Student Conceptions of the Cause and Locations of Earthquakes 
        by Peter Licona, Scott McDonald, Tanya Furman and Laura Guertin

      • Student and Teacher Conceptions of the Earth's Interior Structure
        by Megan Pickard, Laura Guertin and Tanya Furman

      • Subduction Zone Geometry in Three Dimensions 
        by Eliza Richardson

      Spring 2013

      • Questions and Answers on Earth and Space Science and the Next Generation Science Standards 
        by Michael Wysession

      • Challenge: Seeing Spatial Relationships in Three-Dimensional Physical Models 
        by Bryan Roessel, Kim Kastens and Michael Passow

      • Open the Door to Common Core 
        by John Clark

      • Leverage Your Professional Development Experiences
        by Richard Jones

      • An Opportunity for Innovation in STEM Education: GeoSTEM 
        by John Moore, Peter Dorofy, Missy Holzer and Jenelle Hopkins


      Winter 2012

      • Using Our Nation’s Estuaries to Teach Climate Concepts
        by Atziri Ibañez and Bree Murphy

      • Space Weather and Magnetism as We Approach Solar Maximum 
        by Roberta Johnson, David Mastie and Randy Russell

      • The GOES-R Series: The Nation’s Next-Generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites 
        by Daniel Karlson and Michelle Smith

      • Making the Case for GeoSTEM Education
        by John Moore, Peter Dorofy, Missy Holzer and Jenelle Hopkins

      • NOAA Data in the Classroom 
        by Peg Steffen and Atziri Ibañez

      • Opening a Conversation about Spatial Thinking in Earth Science 
        by Kim Kastens and Michael Passow
        Fall 2012   Sponsored by National Science Foundation
      • Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences 
        by Geoff Camphire

      • The Carbon Cycle Game: A Regionally Relevant Activity to Introduce Climate Change 
        by Joëlle Clark, Jane Marks, Carol Haden, Melinda Bell and Bruce Hungate

      • The ELF: Building Climate Change Science Knowledge Through Hands‑on Activities 
        by Louise Huffman, Jean Pennycook, Frank Rack and Betsy Youngman

      • EarthLabs – An Earth System Science Laboratory Module to Facilitate Teaching About Climate Change 
        by Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Nick Haddad, Erin Bardar, Katherine Ellins, Karen McNeal and Julie Libarkin

      • Teaching Controversy 
        by Mark McCaffrey

      • Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities from the Climate Literacy Ambassadors Community 
        by Margaret Mooney, Steve Ackerman, Galen McKinley, Tom Whittaker and Tommy Jasmin

      • Predicting the Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystems: A High School Curricular Module 
        by Vanessa Peters, Tanya Dewey, Andrew Kwok, George Starr Hammond and Nancy Butler Songer
      Summer 2012
      • Tornado Debris Balls 
        by James Vavrek, Jason Rybinski, Allen Pokracki and Brian Wilkes

      • Data Analysis: Tropical Storm and Hurricane Frequency 
        by Ben Wildeboer

      • Measuring the Solar System in Our Own Backyard 
        by Brittnee Lydy and Brian Polk

      • Stars in Their Eyes, Math on Their Minds 
        by Craig Beals and Jennifer Combs

      • Teaching STEM with Web-Based GIS 
        by Joseph Kerski
        Spring 2012   Sponsored by Chandra X-Ray Observatory's Education and Public Outreach Office
      • Decoding Starlight: From Pixels to Images 
        by Doug Lombardi

      • Ice Core Records – From Volcanoes To Supernovas 
        by Donna Young

      • Transit of Venus 
        by Elaine Lewis, Sten Odenwald and Troy Cline

      • Pulsating Variable Stars and the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram 
        by Donna Young

      • Investigating Supernova Remnants 
        by Doug Lombardi


      Winter 2011

      • 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
      Fall 2011
      • 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

      Summer 2011

      • 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
        Spring 2011   Sponsored by IRIS Consortium 
      • Episodic Tremor and Slip: Potential Clues to the Earthquake Process and How Faults Slip 
        by Michael R. Brudzinski

      • Episodic Tremor and Slip in a Middle School Classroom?Absolutely! Relevance and Kinesthetic Methodologies MeritInclusion in 8th Grade Earth/Space Science Class 
        by Roger Groom, Shelley Olds, Robert F. Butler and JendaJohnson

      • USArray Visualizations Show Seismic Waves SweepingAcross the U.S. 
        by Robert F. Butler, Christopher D.Hedeen and Roger Groom

      • Understanding Earth Processes: Student AlternativeConceptions about Geophysics Concepts 
        by Julie Libarkin and Emily Geraghty Ward

      • A Big Squeeze: Examining and Modeling Causes ofIntraplate Earthquakes in the Earth Science Classroom,by Michael Hubenthal, Seth Stein and John Taber


      Winter 2010
      • 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
      Fall 2010
      • 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
      Summer 2010
      • 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
      Spring 2010
      • 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


      Winter 2009
      • 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
      Fall 2009
      • 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
      Summer 2009
      • 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
      Spring 2009
      • Earth Science Revolution 
        by Marc Airhart

      • Professional Development through Effective Distance Learning 
        by Doug Gillham and Kathy Sherman-Morris

      • NESTA 2008 Membership Survey Results Part 1: Demographics 
        by Roberta Johnson

      • Delta Dynamics: Understanding Land-Loss in Louisiana 
        by John Trowbridge

      • A Call to Action – Let’s Bring Rigorous Earth Science to the High Schools 
        by Wendy Van Norden

      • Wind Chill 
        by R. James Vavrek


      Fall / Winter 2008
      • 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
      Summer 2008
      • Opening Doors – Celebrate Earth Science Week 2008 
        by Ann E. Benbow and Geoff Camphire

      • Crazy Horse: The Memorial and the Geology 
        by Jennifer Jay and Jeffrey Jay

      • Fall Speeds of Precipitation 
        by James Vavrek

      • Science Notebooks Facilitate Weather Literacy 
        by Lloyd Barrow, Cathy F. Wissehr and Chris Ratley

      • UNAVCO's Half-Day Educational Workshops on using High‑Precision Global Positioning System Data to Teach About Plate Tectonics
        by Celia Rose Schiffman and Shelley E. Olds

      • Your Planet Earth – An Outreach Initiative 
        by Michael Benton

      • Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Atmospheric Science Literacy 
        by Roberta Johnson and John Snow
      Spring 2008
      • Professional Development at the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) 
        by Barbara Bruno, Kate Achilles, Kimberley Weersing, Gordon Walker and Paul Kemp

      • SATELLITES: A Geospatial Technology Program for Teachers and Students 
        by Mikell Lynne Hedley, Kevin Czajkowski, Terri Benko, Rick Landenburger, Brad Shellito, Mandy Munro-Stasiuk and Janet Struble

      • The Einstein Fellowship: A Year of Professional Development in Washington D.C. 
        by Nicole LaDue, Kathy Gorski and Ann Coren

      • Did It Ever Rain on Mars? 
        by K. Kitts, W. Luo and W. C. Hung

      • Preparing Teachers to Teach for Deep Understanding: A Curriculum-Based Approach 
        by William Penuel, Harold McWilliams, Carla McAuliffe, Ann Benbow, Colin Mably and Margaret Hayden

      • Creating Earth Scientists in Your Classroom Using MY NASA DATA 
        by Lin Chambers, Susan Moore, Dennis Diones, Penny Oots and Carrie Phelps

      • University Contributions to Earth Science Teacher Professional Development 
        by Kenneth Thompson, James Aber, DeWayne Backhus and Richard Sleezer
      Winter 2008
      • Antarctica in High Definition 
        by Robert Bindschadler, Brian Campbell and Paul Przyborski

      • Polar Explorations in the Classroom via Windows to the Universe 
        by Lisa Gardiner, Roberta Johnson, Randy Russell, Teri Eastburn, Jennifer Bergman, Marina LaGrave, and Julia Genyuk

      • Circumpolar Permafrost Monitoring Program 
        by Kenji Yoshikawa

      • The Ship Creek Ice Mystery, an ArctiQuest Research Expedition 
        by Richard Shope

      • Frozen in Time: Many Choices for How to Teach Climate Change 
        by Lynne Cherry, Carol Malnor and Gary Braasch


      Fall 2007
      • Where’s Tornado Alley?
        by James Vavrek and Jim Allsopp

      • Kissing Mars Rocks with the Rover’s Rat,
        by David Williams, Jacob Bleacher, Veronica Zabala-Aliberto, Angelina Zabala, Patrick Whelley, Shelby Cave, and Ronald Greeley

      • Google Earth in the K-16 Geoscience Classroom 
        by Steven Kluge

      • ‘Rock on’ in the Outdoors 
        by Monica Ramirez and Cindy Gutierrez

      • Book Review 
        by Michael Passow
      Summer 2007
      • Earth Sciences & Sustainability 
        by Peggy Green

      • The Biosphere: An Integral Part of the Planet and its Climate
        by Lisa Gardiner

      • Earth Science Week 
        by Geoff Camphire

      • EarthStorm -Climatology 
        by Andrea Melvin

      • Earth Science is Real Life 
        by Bonnie Keller

      • Weather : Open the Windows 
        by WeatherBug Schools Program

      • Earthlearning Ideas across the Globe 
        by Chris King, Peter Kennett and Elizabeth Devon
      Spring 2007
      • Mark Twain’s Geology 
        by Michael Passow

      • Patriotic State Stones 
        by Clare Marshall

      • Comparing Student Achievement in Two Learning Environments 
        by Monica Ramirez and Cindy Gutierrez

      • Don’t forget about Inquiry When Teaching Weather 
        by Lloyd Barrow, Cathy Wissehr and Chris Ratley
      Winter 2007
      • Enhancing Earth Science Education with DLESE 
        by Bryan Aivazian and Edward Geary

      • The Digital Water Education Library (DWEL) 
        by Bryan Aivazian and Edward Geary

      • Soda Can Stratigraphy 
        by Thomas McGuire

      • Lake Effect Snow 
        by James Vavrek, Ronald Holle, Stanley Levine and Jim Allsopp


      Fall 2006
      • Hurricane Strike! On Online Teaching Tool
        by Victoria Johnson

      • GLOBE at Night: A World-Wide Hunt for Stars! 
        by Dennis Ward1, Kirsten K. Meymaris, Sandra Henderson, Constance Walker, Stephen Pompea, Susan Gallagher, Randy Russell, and David Salisbury

      • Layers of Rock: A Classroom Activity 
        by Lisa Gardiner

      • DLESE Teaching Boxes 
        by Shelley Olds, Lynne Davis, Holly Devaul and Judy Scotchmoor

      • Digital Libraries: NSDL 
        by Robert Payo

      • Rock Music in the Geoscience Classroom- Part Two 
        by Lee Mishkin

      • Project ASTRO: Engaging Students in Astronomy 
        by Michael Gibbs and Suzanne Gurton
      Summer 2006
      • The Science of Thunder 
        by James Varvek, Richard Kithil, Ronald L. Holle, Jim Allsopp and Mary Ann Cooper

      • Stars Have Stories 
        by Jackie Karenbauer

      • NASA Missions Help Dissect Sea Level Rise 
        by Rosemary Sullivant

      • Field Trips as an Aid to Teaching Earth Science Courses 
        by Michael Issigonis

      • American Meteorological Society Education Programs 
        by Michael Passow

      • Celebrate Earth Science Week!
        by Ann E Benbow and Geoff Camphire

      • Joshua Tree National Park: A Photo Journal 
        by Michael Smith
      Spring 2006
      • A Total Eclipse of the Sun 
        by Lou Mayo

      • Revisiting the BOSS Model: Building Resonance 
        by Michael Hubenthal

      • Rock Music in the Geoscience Classroom 
        by Beth Johnson and Kathy Kitts

      • Statistical Analysis of Foci Data 
        by Jason Petula

      • Investigating Lava Flows 
        by Michael Smith and John Southard
      Winter 2006
      • Mapping for Understanding our Changing World 
        by Joseph Kerski

      • Pelvis with Elvis 
        by Lee Mishkin

      • Modeling the Path of our Sun in the Sky 
        by Martin Schmidt

      • NY State Earth Science Teacher Conferences 
        by Michael Passow

      • Investigating Lava Flows 
        by Michael Smith and John Southard


      Fall 2005
      • Earth Science Week Kits 
        by Andrea Martin

      • What Educators Can Do During Earth Science Week 
        by Geoff Camphire

      • Logs of Straw—Dendrochronology 
        by Cindy Martinez and Andrea Martin

      • Exploring for Petroleum—Making an Oil Reserve
        by Cindy Martinez and Andrea Martin

      • Tapping the Power of the Media for Earth Science Week 
        by Geoff Camphire

      • Careers in the Geosciences 
        by Cindy Martinez
      Summer 2005
      • Stories only Rocks Can Tell 
        by Steve Bohlen

      • One Core at a Time 
        by Andrea Johnson

      • Life of a Core by Andrea Johnson

      • Careers in Scientific Ocean Drilling 
        by Katerina Petronotis

      • Microbes: Life Beneath the Seafloor 
        by David Smith

      • Don’t Try This at Home

      • What You See Is What You Get

      • A Treasure Chest of Cores 
        by Matthew Niemitz

      • Drilling Through Time

      • A Reader’s Guide to Climate Change

      • Daylight Period During the Equinoxes 
        by Steve Kluge

      • Earth Science Students - Click Here! by Charles Burrows
      Spring 2005
      • The IRIS Consortium 
        by David Simpson

      • 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami 
        by Seth Stein and Emile Okal

      • Tsunami Preparedness in the United States 
        by Roger Hansen and Paul Whitmore

      • Seismic Wave Demonstrations Using the Slinky 
        by Lawrence Braile

      • Watch Earthquakes as They Occur 
        by Michael Hubenthal

      • Student-Centered Experiments with Earthquake Data 
        by Jeffrey Barker

      • EarthScope 
        by Gayle Levy and John Taber

      • Using the Seismic Waves Program in Schools 
        by Alan Jones

      • IRIS Seismographs in Schools Program 
        by Gayle Levy and John Taber

      • Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Classroom Exercise 
        by David Robison and Steve Kluge
      Winter 2005
      • Acid Thunder and World-Wide Weather 
        by Jonathan Kahl, Craig Berg, Mary Gruhl and Tom Tennessen

      • Web-Based Science Classes 
        by Aaron Spurr

      • Great Balls of Fire 
        by James Vavrek, Ronald Holle,Mary Ann Cooper and Jim Allsopp

      • Meeting the Geoscience Challenge in New York 
        by Michael Passow

      • Using Inquiry to Study Snow Days 
        by Colleen Greenlaw-Whittel

      • Learning Contracts in Earth & Space Classrooms 
        by Robertta Barba

      2004 -1984

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