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The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change. The site is divided into six main sections: Data and Images, Features, News, Reference, Missions, and Experiments. The Data and Images, Features, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Ref. material, Journal article, Government portal, Ask an expert, Search engine, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Physical oceanography, Space science, Technology
 
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This study investigates misconceptions held by students about how rocks form. It involved analyzing narrative essays on rock formation written by pre-service elementary school teachers, most of whom had completed a college-level course in earth science. These misconceptions arise from deeply held but largely unexamined beliefs (conceptual prisms) that result from the interaction of the student's world ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology
 
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This article describes how students can differ greatly from each other in their styles of learning, as well as how teachers may also differ in their approaches to teaching science. It describes the different teaching and learning techniques, and provides tips for teachers on how to make their classes more accessible to a broader range of students, not just those whose learning style happens to match ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The Space and Time News Headlines section of the ScienceDaily online magazine contains news articles on astronomy, space missions, space technology, astrophysics, the search for extraterrestrial life, the origin of the moon, and other space-related issues. ScienceDaily articles are selected from news releases submitted by leading universities and other research organizations around the world. Each ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This article addresses the difference between the scientific method and pseudoscience. The author demonstrates how the study of the fossil record can be used to support logical conclusions in science. It also contains additional references that support the scientific method. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology, History and philosophy of science, Policy issues
 
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This article offers solutions in dealing with antievolution advocates. It gives recent examples of antievolutionism on a state and local basis and describes the nature of the antievolutionist. The article explains why the understanding of evolution is important in the school curriculum and outlines specific steps to be taken to counter the arguments of the antievolutionists. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology, History and philosophy of science, Policy issues
 
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This article explains why and how to use museums as an educational resource. Although the examples allude to a museum of natural history, the guidelines presented can be used for any museum visit such as for English and Art. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology
 
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The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont California is the only paleontology museum on a secondary school campus. The private Webb School uses the museum to involve science students in a Museum Studies course. This article details the activities of the students in collecting and readying specimens for the museum. A discussion of competition between museums and private collectors is also ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology
 
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This magazine article describes how two high-magnitude earthquakes (7.6 in both instances) triggered landslides in El Salvador and Taiwan which caused extensive damage and loss of life, apart from the shaking of the earthquakes themselves. The article points out that the two areas have common features- tectonically very active, high steep slopes and deeply weathered material, that made the landslides ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This study investigates students' misconceptions about radioactivity, radioactive decay, and half-life. Individual demonstration interviews and open-response and multiple-choice conceptual tests administered to students from a wide range of science backgrounds show that they are often unable to differentiate between the ideas of irradiation and contamination, and that many of their reasoning difficulties ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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