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Earth Day 2015 Learning Resources

April 21, 2015   |   By Matt Doyle

earthday_logo_2015In celebration of Earth Day 2015 on April 22, I've collected some of our best learning resources for exploring our planet with students. From designing an outdoor shelter to tips for managing a class outside, these resources will help prepare you and your students for an unforgettable learning experience. 

The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators (course)
Informed by the recently released Next Generation Science Standards, this course examines geological time scales, radiometric dating, and how scientists “read the rocks.”

Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science (course)
This content course designed to help K-6 teachers enhance their understandings of “big ideas” in Earth and Space Science. 

Environmental Science in the Classroom and the Field (eBook)
Author, Robert W. Blake, provides thought-provoking, interesting activities to help teachers and students leave the classroom and learn outside. 

Outdoor Science: A Practical Guide (eBook)
Author and state science specialist Steve Rich shows teachers how to create outdoor learning spaces that can be used from year to year—with little extra effort or resources.

Building a Cardboard School Room (video)
Innovative architects build school structures of recycled materials. Use this video to expose students to cutting-edge ideas in recycling and architecture.

Studying Balance in Art and Science (video)
In this video, learn how to help your students make claims about the health of an ecosystem.

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