The August 2011 NESTA newsletter includes information relevant to educators teaching geology-related topics. The newsletter features the:
This site features information about topics such as Marcellus Shale, groundwater, and the geology of PA.
The August 2011 NESTA newsletter features resources for teaching the history of oil in Pennsylvania - http://www.nestanet.org/cms/content/publications/enews/issue/2011/8
The August 2011 NESTA newsletter features resources for teaching hurricane related topics - http://www.nestanet.org/cms/content/publications/enews/issue/2011/8
Visit the PAESTA Hurricane page for more useful resources.
NESTA reports on a survey of teachers who were asked to report on the most and least controversial topics that they teach in their Earth Science classes. Controversy was defined as receiving pressure from students, parents, administrators, or the community.
The most controversial topics included: evolution, the age of the Earth/geologic time, climate change, solar system formation, and planetary formation.
The least controversial topics included: magnetism, electricity, the water cycle, the structure of the Sun, and ocean circulation.