Our May 2016 issue is up!
Simone dreams of starting adult life with a degree in geomancy, but not at her father's magic carpet business. Will her efforts to call forth blue spinel fom the magmatic fires be good enough for the master magicians at the University? Find out in In the Rough by T. S. Brothers, our feature story in Fiction for the Classroom. Teacher resources for middle and high school earth science classes are included.
Are college students today better than those in past years? Read the arguments of one college professor in Grade Inflation at UW-Madison, by Mark Cook in Topics for Debate.
More than any other science, Earth and Space Science is about what happens around us every day, the sky that we see above, the weather that we experience, the land that we walk on. Yet most American's know less about Earth Science, and have more misconceptions about it, than any other science.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS, 2013) have reaffirmed the importance of Earth and Space Science for all students, as was already affirmed by the NGSS predecessor, The National Science Education Standards (1996). Even so, in the United States, Earth Science is rarely taught at the high school level and remains one of the least understood of all the sciences. Even in science fiction, Earth Science is typically relegated to the backdrop, the deadly volcano that erupts wherever it's convenient, the cave to the Earth's core, the weather that can change into a deadly killer in an instant.
We want to change all that! Join us in exploring the universe around us!
Issues in Earth Science ISSN 2381-411X
Pulished by Russ Colson
Minnesota State University Moorhead
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