Elizabeth here is a NASA publication in which I had a big part in developing and did the pilot study and assessment for it - a wonderful publication I hope it helps, let me know if I can be of assistance to you have a great weekend 
Tibi Marin NASA/JPL/SSA and Environmental Geologist 

Exploring Meteorite Mysteries
A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Earth and Space Sciences 
"Today the human race is a single twig on the tree of life, a single species on a single planet. Our condition can thus only be described as extremely fragile, endangered by forces of nature currently beyond our control, our own mistakes, and other branches of the wildly blossoming tree itself. Looked at this way, we can then pose the question of the future of humanity on Earth, in the solar system, and in the galaxy from the standpoint of both evolutionary biology and human nature. The conclusion is straightforward: Our choice is to grow, branch, spread and develop, or stagnate and die."
 Robert Zubrin, Entering Space, 1999 

----- Original Message ----
From: Elizabeth Shadman <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 1:53:25 PM
Subject: Re: Geology text or lab text

Hi Ann,

How are you? I took a look at your (free!) course material...and I plan to use some of it to jazz-up my own moon activity. Thanks-


On Jan 25, 2008, at 8:00 AM, Bykerk-Kauffman, Ann wrote:

Hi Buffy,

For the lecture part of the course, I suggest taking a look at The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science, by McConnell and others.

For the lab, you may wish to check out my (free!) course packet designed for a college-level earth science course for future elementary school teachers. It is available at under Teaching Materials. It features a variety of constructivist hands-on lab activities.

Ann Bykerk-Kauffman
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA  95929-0205
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From: GEOEDUCATION RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP on behalf of Buffy Cushman-Patz
Sent: Thu 1/24/2008 6:20 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Geology text or lab text 

Hi there,
I'm going to be teaching a geology class for 9-12 grade girls next 
year. Does anyone know of an age-appropriate text I could use? Hands-
on, constructivist approach definitely preferred! (And quick! Texts 
have to be chosen by next week!)
Buffy Cushman-Patz
La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls

Elizabeth Shadman, Ph.D.
Natural Sciences Division, E210D
Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

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