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Contino, Julie; Anderson, O. Roger – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
In New York State (NYS), Earth science teachers use the "National Science Education Standards" (NSES), the NYS "Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology" (NYS Standards), and the "Physical Setting/Earth Science Core Curriculum" (Core Curriculum) to create local curricula and daily lessons. In this…
Descriptors: Earth Science, National Standards, State Standards, Core Curriculum
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Schaffer, Dane L. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
This commentary paper focuses upon the loss of respect for Earth Sciences on the part of many school districts across the United States. Too many Earth Science teachers are uncertified to teach Earth Science, or hold certificates to teach the subject merely because they took a test. The Earth Sciences have faced this problem for many years…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Science Teachers