Big Ideas in Geoscience videos

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Students test water samples

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American Geosciences Institute (AGI), Earth Science Week (ESW)


Big Ideas videos bring to life the "big ideas" of Earth science -- the nine core concepts that everyone should know. Teachers can use the videos in many ways. For example: use "Why Earth Science?" to introduce the importance of Earth science to your students, their parents and guardians, and your school s guidance counselor; show each of the nine Big Ideas videos either as an introduction to or a summary of activities relating to that Big Idea; build assessments around the supporting concepts in the Big Ideas videos; have your students create their own learning materials for younger age groups based on videos.

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