The Earth Scientist, Volume XXVI, Issue 3, Fall 2010


This very special issue of The Earth Scientist is sponsored by the Mineral Information Institute (MII) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Foundation and is designed to provide a variety of resources to teachers and students to learn more about minerals and mining. The articles, by teachers and writers associated with MII, cover a range of topics including the Nature of Science and Scientific Theories, What Good is a Rock?, Land Reclamation after Mining has ended, Teaching the Importance of Minerals, a summary of Rare Earth Minerals, and Four stand alone "minerals activities" for use in your class. Several articles include classroom activities. The issue also includes an article from the American Geophysical Institute (AGI) announcing the details of its 2010 Earth Science Week. The hard copy of this issue contains 3 full color posters: one from MII, one from AGI on Earth Science Week, and a third about National Fossils Week from the National Park Service (NPS).

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

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