This is a place to post Questions and Answers on a variety of Earth Science issues. Post under one of the categories below–the “Big Ideas” of Earth Science:
Planets Change: Post Q/A about processes of weathering and erosion, volcanism, tectonism (motion), impact cratering, and chemical differentiation.
Planets have a History of Change: Post Q/A about the stories told by rocks and fossils, or about stratigraphy, evolution, or geological time.
Movements in Space: Post Q/A about seasons, phases of the Moon, or movements of stars, moons or planets.
Energy and Mass in Planetary Systems: Post Q/A about winds, precipitation, storms, oceanic circulation, heat, movement of pollutants, mass balance, cyles.
Earth is part of an Immense and Structured Universe: Post Q/A about how we measure distances in space, types of bodies and structures in space, scales and patterns.
Issues in Teaching: Post questions about student responses, common misconceptions, styles of learning, how to create science discovery in the classroom, about the difference between a learning activity and a science experiment.
Issues in Writing: Post questions about world building, about the difference between Earth Science jargon and real Earth Science concepts, about how to include real discovery in fiction or non-fiction, about where to “stretch the truth” for dramatic effect.
This blog is hosted on http//earthscienceissues.net, a resource for writers and teachers interested in discussing Earth Science issues.