Issues in Earth Science

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May 2016: Topic 6:  Grade Inflation and the Quality of Education

Read Grade Inflation at UW-Madison by Mark Cook

 Grade Inflation--Russ Colson

image credit:  Russ Colson


November 2015: Topic 4-5:  Theory in the Classroom

Read Hypothesis, Theory, and Law by Patrick Schuette

 image credit:  Mary Colson



Mar 2015: Topic 3: Misconception and Science in Comic Books

Read Comic Book Science  by Ann Dulhanty

Image credit: Russ Colson

Nov 2014: Topic 2: Earth Science in Public Education

Family Science Play

Read Value Play by Jennifer Lepper and Use It or Lose It by Wade Gavin

image credit:  Russ Colson


July 2014: Topic 1:  Global Warming

Large mudcracks with a dekalb hat

Read Jonathan Chan's essay "The Price of Global Warming"

image credit:  Russ Colson


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