The Earth Scientist

The Earth Scientist

The Earth Scientist, Volume XXIX, Issue 2, Summer 2013 is available as a free download (5.6 MB PDF).

It contains articles co-authored by members of the ESSP Project Team and of PAESTA.

Table of Contents

  • From the President
  • From the Executive Director
  • Editor’s Corner
  • NESTA Awards Presented in San Antonio
  • Introduction to Using the Claims‑Evidence-Reasoning Framework in Middle School Science, by Heather Spotts and Lauren Beal
  • An Instructional Unit on the Marcellus Shale for Middle School Students, by Meredith Hill Bembenic, Bryan Brightbill, Seyed Mehdi Kamali Shahri and Tanya Furman
  • Exploring Regional Climate Patterns and Generalizing the Results to Enhance Deep Conceptualization, by Bryan Brightbill
  • The Power of a Hurricane: Using Memorable Storms to Teach Inference and Graphing Skills, by Greg Collins and Eliza Richardson
  • Using iBooks Author to Create Earth Science Classroom Content for the iPad, by Abigail Dufoe and Laura Guertin
  • The Role of Gravity in Planetary Orbits, by Alice Flarend and Christopher Palma
  • An Integrated Model for Instruction in Deep Time, Mass Extinctions and Radiometric Decay, by Tanya Furman
  • The Successes and Challenges of Establishing PAESTA, a New Professional Community for Teachers, by Theresa Lewis-King and Laura Guertin
  • A Collaborative Approach to Developing Earth System Science Resources through PAESTA, by Jennifer Hoffman and Kelly Hunter
  • Student Conceptions of the Cause and Locations of Earthquakes, by Peter Licona, Scott McDonald, Tanya Furman and Laura Guertin
  • Student and Teacher Conceptions of the Earth's Interior Structure, by Megan Pickard, Laura Guertin and Tanya Furman
  • Subduction Zone Geometry in Three Dimensions, by Eliza Richardson
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