Earth Scientist Archive

Please click on the links below to access past issues of The Earth Scientist. NESTA members can download free PDF versions. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, some issues of TES are freely available in PDF format to everyone. Click on the "Free PDF Access" link to download these free issues.


Fall 2020
Free PDF access

  • 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

Fall 2019
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  • 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
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  • 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
    Free article PDF
  • Twitter in the Classroom? by John-Henry Cottrell
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  • Arctic Happenings – Global Impacts of the Melting Greenland Ice Sheet and Melting Sea Ice, by Margaret Holzer and Asa Rennermalm
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  • Where is This Chunk of Earth Moving? Using the Positional Technologies of Geodesy to Explore Science, by Shelley Olds and Donna Charlevoix
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  • Phenomena-Based Student Investigations with NASA Earth Observations, by Liz Burck and Cassie Soeffing
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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 Special Issue 2017

  • Simulating an Oil Spill to Understand Environmental Impact, by Carla McAuliffe
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  • 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
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  • 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 Special Issue 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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
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  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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sponsored by IRIS Consortium.
  • 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

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 Rats, 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, by
  • 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

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