Earth Science is about reading the stories written in the Earth. Louis Agassiz, famous naturalist of the 1800s for whom a huge glacial lake in our region of Minnesota-North Dakota was named, once said "The book of nature is always open!"
In a tribute to Agassiz, the poet Longfellow wrote
"Come, wander with me," [nature] said,
"Into regions yet untrod;
And read what is still unread
In the manuscripts of God."
Try your hand at reading the basic stories of Earth and Sky--in nine adventure puzzles! (Or try the student version, which offers hints)
Want to know more about how you can read the stories of the universe?
Mary and Russ Colson have written a book for teachers called "Learning to Read the Earth and Sky": available on Amazon or at the NSTA Bookstore for more information..
Russ offers a college-level self-learning course called "Earth Science Essentials" which is free online. You can find it at http://web.mnstate.edu/colson/ESE/ESE.html.
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