Hi Buffy,

For this grade level I would recommend a series of books developed by  
the American Geological Institute in association with It's About Time,  
and  EarthComm

  The curriculum is inquiry-based, and makes a strong connection  
between the science content learned in the classroom and real-world  
applications. At this grade level the stronger connection between what  
they are learning in school and how it is connected to their own  
lives, the more likely they will be interested in learning about  

Good luck!

Dr. Julie Monet
Assistant Professor / MiST Program Director
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Rm. 224
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0205

Tel: 530.898.3460

On Jan 24, 2008, at 6:20 PM, Buffy Cushman-Patz wrote:

> 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!)
> Thanks
> Buffy Cushman-Patz
> La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls