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Resources for K-12 Earth Science Educators

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Earth Science in General Elementary: lesson plans; additional resources
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
Earthquakes and Volcanoes Elementary: lesson plans; additional resources
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
Energy Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
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Environmental Science Elementary: lesson plans; additional resources
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
Geology & Geologic Time Elementary:
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
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to use in Teaching
Mapping and Geography Elementary: lesson plans; additional resources
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: additional resources
 
Paleontology and Evolution Elementary: lesson plans; additional resources
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
 
Plate Tectonics Elementary: lesson plans
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
 
Rocks, Minerals and Mining Elementary: lesson plans; additional resources
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
 
Space Science Elementary: lesson plans; additional resources
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
 
Water Elementary: lesson plans; additional resources
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
 
Weather & Climate Elementary: lesson plans; additional resources
Intermediate: lesson plans; additional resources
Secondary: lesson plans; additional resources
 
The Status of Secondary Earth Science Teaching - one of a series of reports based on data from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education, a survey of 5,765 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. The Earth Science report is organized into these major topical areas: characteristics of the earth science teaching force in the U.S.; professional development of earth science teachers, both needs and participation; earth science classes offered; earth science instruction, in terms of both objectives and class activities; and resources available for earth science instruction.