Hello all -
I've used many of Ann's materials for years with pre-service and in-service teachers. I highly recommend them!
Cheers - Amy
Amy Ellwein, Lecturer
Natural Sciences Program
Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of New Mexico
On Jan 28, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Bykerk-Kauffman, Ann wrote:
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Nancy et al.,
I am also teaching and designing an inquiry-based earth science course for preservice elementary teachers and would be interested in any curriculum ideas on integrating concepts across the earth and space sciences.
University of Northern Iowa
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I teach a graduate class for in-service teachers, Geology for Educators, that is a review of the earth science content in the New Mexico education benchmarks and standards plus how to teach that content through inquiry or guided inquiry. The class is part of NMSU's Master of Arts in Teaching Science degree program.
I'm interested in talking with other people working in this area.
Nancy J. McMillan, Ph.D., AOJN
Professor & Academic Department Head
Department of Geological Sciences
New Mexico State University
Box 30001, MSC 3AB
Las Cruces, NM 88003
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!
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Date: January 27, 2010 4:44:57 PM GMT-05:00
Subject: geoscience courses for elementary teachers
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?