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artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
2007, NOAA and TERC
Resource Type: Education Reports

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) commissioned TERC to complete a review of science education standards for all 50 states. The study analyzed K-12 Earth science standards to determine how well each state addresses key Earth-science content, concepts and skills. This...

Cloud to ground lightning in a storm chase, 1980
2000, National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
Resource Type: Education Reports

It is generally accepted that children have their own understanding of how the world works prior to receiving formal science instruction. Much research has been done to determine students' misconceptions related to the physical sciences; less has been done to understand children's ideas in the...

Mt. St. Helens Volcano
2008, University of Minnesota (UM)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report lists misconceptions on: science itself; earth's setting; earth's structure; plate tectonics; earthquakes; mineral and rock terms; volcanoes; paleomagnetism; ocean systems; river systems; deserts; groundwater and karst systems; glacial systems; climate; and greenhouse warming.

Fire at Bitterroot National Forest, Montana
World Wildlife Federation (WWF)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Lean how our changing climate impacts biodiversity through educator resources from the World Wildlife Federation. Designed for advanced high school and college teachers, the resources include an educator packet with background information, wildlife vulnerability assessment tools, and links to...

Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Project Atmosphere is the comprehensive teacher professional development program based on studies in the atmospheric sciences. It is directed toward improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understanding in science, technology, and mathematics among students at pre-college...

Doppler Radar installation in Oklahoma
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through university age students with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a climate-literate public actively engaged in climate stewardship....

Stratocumulus clouds over Monument Valley, Arizona
Ohio State University (OSU)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This workshop, taking place at the Ohio State University (OSU), is for middle and high school teachers and introductory-level university instructors who want to incorporate argumentative writing and evidence-based claims in their classes. Aimed at science, social studies, and English language...

Redoubt Volcano
Climate Generation Institute for Climate Change Education
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The institute allows educators to connect with others who care about these issues, hear presentations from key scientists, and receive training on award-winning climate change and energy curricula.

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Kayak at Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, AK
Teacher Professional Development

PolarTREC (teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which teachers from the United States (both formal and informal) spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of polarTREC is to invigorate polar science...

Canberra Complex disks
Teacher Professional Development
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Microgravity University for Educators or MgUE, is an authentic learning experience requiring application of scientific and engineering practices that creates exposure to STEM career pathways. MgUE challenges teams of educators and high school students to solve technical problems by designing,...

Multiple galaxies starting to fuse together
Teaching Awards
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)

The ASP recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominees are welcome from ASP Members and members of the astronomical community through March 1 of each year. Descriptions of the awards and links to the award pages are listed...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
Teacher Professional Development

Montor resources are available for faculty and othe rprofessionals working with students, including career exploration videos, mentoring tips, and other resources for student professional development.

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
Teacher Professional Development

UNAVCO offers unique internship opportunities for undergraduateIn response to community requests and interest, UNAVCO provides an annual series of short courses focused on unavco tools and data streams. these courses are for surrent researchers who want to refresh their skills or explore the use...

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