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2nd Orientation Activity: Connections Among the Earth Systems
The purpose of this 2nd orientation activity is to:
2. Read An Example of an ESS Analysis of the Yellowstone Forest Fires event.
3. Look over the Exploring the Environment (ETE) site. It contains problem-based learning modules available for grades 5-12. Each interdisciplinary module asks students to address an Earth science issue. Issues vary in complexity and scope, but all are designed to engage students in student-centered research.
4. Review the Middle School Earth Science Explorer. Linked from the ETE homepage, it is designed for grades 3-6, but may be valuable to teachers of other grades. It provides a model for you to create your own classroom applications.
5. You will want to locate other resources locally and on the Internet to supplement these. Post the resources you find to the course discussion space with annotations about what they have to offer.