Earth science: What's the big idea?
Don't know much about geology? This free earth science primer breaks it down for you.
Tue, Jun 16 2009 at 8:00 AM
Funded by the NSF and compiled over the last year by ESLI, "The Big Ideas and Supporting Concepts in Earth Science
," lays out nine big ideas that form the foundation of the earth sciences. The booklet is an attempt to gather and organize the underlying principles of earth sciences into one succinct document.
That's a tall order indeed for a 13-page booklet, but I have to say, they pull it off nicely. "Big Ideas" serves as an excellent primer or refresher for learning what you need to know about earth sciences like geology, hydrology, tectonics and geophysics.
They also created curriculum tools
to help teachers incorporate the earth sciences into their classrooms.
Now that's a big idea!
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