Earth Science


"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world"     ~ Archimedes


Some helpful websites: 

Starting Point – teaching entry level Geoscience [college level]  

Modeling for Understanding in Science Education - A collaborative project of university researchers, high school teachers and students with ideas for use in middle/high schools

ThinkerTools Inquiry Curricula - inquiry-based computer software that students use to  formulate and test models 



Teaching with Models - How to use models effectively in the classroom

Peer Review - Students provide each other with feedback 

Socratic Questioning - Thoughtful questions to help students learn

Earth Science   

There is an enormous value to children connecting the world of science to their everyday lives, for children everywhere! Whether you are teaching or aspiring to teach in an urban, suburban or rural setting, these concepts have implications that affect our daily lives and health. You are an agent of change, teaching the future leaders of tomorrow! 


However, the urgency of educating our inner city youth about the earth and our connections to it is indispensible. In urban areas, there are severe environmental impacts related to shortage in clean water resources, contamination and pollution issues, and of course impacts on health related to the pollutants and lack of vegetation that helps to provide us with much needed oxygen. Children in our inner cities need to see their connections with the earth and these resources and how each and every one of us makes an impact.  

 There are some website and journal article links that may be helpful to you in your quest to teach science to students in creative ways, beyond simply presenting the content. As a Science educator yourself, NEVER stop questioning, investigating, and searching for new ways.

If you are teaching in the Sciences, or hoping to be a Science teacher, click on the links to the left for some valuable resources.



Pedagogical Techniques

Physical Education and Health


Who Are We?


Teaching through Modeling: Four schools’ experiences in sustainability education


Inquiry, Modeling and Metacognition: Making Science Accessible to all Students


Expanding the field: revisiting environmental education principles through multidisciplinary frameworks


Educative experiences and early childhood education: A Deweyan perspective on learning to observe