Hi David,

I just so happen to have a paper sitting on my desk that I've been meaning
to read which just might lead you to what you are looking for.

Edelson, D. C., Gordin, D. N., & Pea, R. D. (1999). Addressing the
Challenges of Inquiry-Based Learning through Technology and Curriculum
Design. *The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 8*(3/4), 391-450.

Quote from the abstract:
"We have been exploring these challenges through a program of research on
the use of scientific visualization technologies to support *inquiry-based
learning in the geosciences*."

Hope this helps.

Gary Glesener

M.A. Student

Psychological Studies in Education

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA


The Modeling and Educational Demonstrations Laboratory (MEDL)
Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA

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On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Julie Libarkin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> All:
> Email David if you know of a "Geoscience By Inquiry" or similar curriculum.
> I think I've heard of someone working on this, but can't remember who!
> CC the list, too, if you don't mind - I'd like to know!
> Take care
> Julie
> Begin forwarded message:
> *From: *David Meltzer <[log in to unmask]>
> *Date: *January 27, 2010 4:44:57 PM GMT-05:00
> *To: *"[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> *Subject: **geoscience courses for elementary teachers*
> Julie,
> Are there any curricula available for geoscience courses specifically
> designed for preservice elementary teachers? I'm thinking about something
> that would be analogous to Physics by Inquiry, or Physics and Everyday
> Thinking. Do you know people who are teaching such courses in earth and/or
> space science?
>  -- David