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Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate – New Climate Education Resource

Extreme Ice Survey

Esteemed scientists, educators, explorers and photographers from around the world have joined together to create chapter-by-chapter lessons that combine art, science and adventure stories in a fun and easy to use format.

This unique interactive resource offers a modern, interdisciplinary approach to understanding climate and environmental science with a quick-reference list to the current education standards (NGSS, CCSSI, and Climate Literacy).

Resources from the Rosetta Mission

Eurpoean Space Agency

Where is Rosetta? is an interactive 3D tool that shows where the European Space Agency's comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft was from launch in 2004 to where it will be beyond the end of its nominal mission in 2015. Rosetta is the daring (and recently successful) mission to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. Rosetta was the first space mission to rendezvous with a comet, the first to land on a comet's surface, and the first to follow a comet as it swings around the Sun.

NSF Climate Change Education Resource

National Science Foundation

For the latest, most up-to-date information on climate change, the National Science Foundation (NSF) offers a new website. "Our planet's climate affects - and is affected by - the sky, land, ice, sea, life, and people found on it. To understand the entire story of climate change," according to the site, "we must study all of the natural and human systems that contribute to and interact with Earth's climate system."  Visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/climate/ 

From the American Geosciences Institute (AGI): Comparison of STEM and Geoscience Occupation Growth Over the Next Decade

American Geosciences Institute

Approximately 3 percent of STEM jobs are filled by geoscientists, and the average median salary in 2013 of geoscience jobs was comparable to the average median salary of STEM jobs. Over the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increase of 13% in STEM jobs and 14% in geoscience jobs, which is slightly higher than the overall predicted increase of 11% in all U.S. occupations.

From the American Geosciences Institute (AGI): Is Earth Science Education At Risk?

American Geosciences Institute

Many public schools have dropped Earth science from the required curriculum in recent years. Some colleges have closed geoscience departments. Employers have said they need more qualified candidates for geoscience jobs. How well does your public education system ensure that all students are taught important Earth science content?
 

#DYK comes to the PAESTA Twitter account

Twitter logo

To provide the most up-to-date science content to our audience through multiple channels (not just our PAESTA website), we are now doing a daily #DYK (Did You Know?) post on our Twitter account.  Each post will have an image and link to an article you can share with students.  The best part is that you do not need a Twitter account to view our daily news stories!  See for yourself at: https://twitter.com/paesta.  Another website with excellent "Did You Know?" postings is by NOAA wi

PAESTA member published in The Science Teacher

NSTA

PAESTA member Blake Colaianne (Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown, PA) has recently published one of his curricular innovations in the January 2015 issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) journal The Science Teacher.  His paper is titled "Global Warning: Project-Based Science Inspired by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" and describes a project-based science activity in which students report on the physical basis, adaptations, and mitigation of this global problem, adapting the framew

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