Earth Systems Science: Online Curriculum
Earth system science seeks to integrate various fields of academic study to understand the Earth as a system. It considers interaction between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere (geosphere), biosphere, and heliosphere. Look for crosscutting concepts: scale,proportion, and quantity systeess2-earth-systems.ms at nextgenscience/5ess2-earth-systems.[Wikipedia]
The Concord Consortium has combined the study of uncertainty with the study of new scientific discoveries. It is called High Adventure Science Project.
NASA provides this "for kids" site, looking at Air, Natural Hazards, Land, Water, & People. Includes games and links to additional resources.
The Earth Science for Kids site includes this comprehensive teaching guide for K-12 educators.
Resources targeted for middle school science education from of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.
Global Systems Science, for grades 9-12, focuses on science-related societal issues. 12 books, teacher guides, and software can support a 1-year integrated science course or supplement existing biology, physics, chemistry, Earth science, or environmental science. Provided by the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Benchmarks for Science Literacy - Project 2061
• Major US and North American Federal Organizations: Environment
• National Science Teachers Association - Content and Research
• Science Teaching
• Specialized Search Engines
• Student Literature Sites (sampler)
• Technology in Learning
• Wikis & Cloud Based Documents