Earth & Space Sciences teacher Resources & ADVOCACY



ESS Advocacy

Advocating for ESS Classes

The central science from which all sciences derive:

ESS is often misunderstood & in need of advocating.  Most recent scientifically-based  legislation requires ESS understanding, yet most States do not teach K-12 students as they should to prepare them for understanding.  ESS needs advocacy, but you are not alone, we are a community of ESS teachers that advocate for greater ESS impact on K-12 students

Why Earth & Space Sciences?

  • Importance of Scientific Literacy
  • Counseling assistance
  • Up-to-date info on Geoscience Careers

Status of Earth & Space Science:

  • States & Territories
  • Nationally
  • Increasing Diversity 

Convincing:

  • Your School District
  • State Legislators
  • National Advocacy 

     

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Why become an ESS Teacher?

We are in a National shortage of ESS teachers
Passionate ESS teachers impact student interests & futures, leading to increase in geoscience majors & geoscience professionals.  US has a shortage of geoscience professionals that is projected to increase, with no influx of new geoscientists on the horizon.  Be a part of that change for students & the future of ESS:

We discuss in depth:

  • Why Become an ESS Teacher?
  • Status of ESS Teachers by State
  • Diversity in Teaching
  • Become a Dual Enrollment Teacher

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Teacher Resources

Relaying the torch of ESS passion to K-12 Students



NESTA Publications

NESTA has a cornucopia of physical & digital publications

From our Peer-reviewed The Earth Scientist, Social Media specifically designed for classroom use, to our specialized W2U website


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Classroom Resources

21st Century classrooms need online Interactive tools, lesson plans that link 3D learning to student experiences & free textbooks as additional references

Jump inside for all your ESS teaching needs


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Suggested Content Order
& Lab
Material Lists

Looking to start a new specialized ESS class?  New teacher needing ideas?  Seasoned educator that wants to mix it up?

Here are some suggested models of how to organize your lessons & suggested lab materials to equip the science classroom

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How Too......

Guides to assist you in some of the complexities made easy:

  • Social media in the classroom
  • GrantsEverything you wanted to know
  • Networking—scientists & organizations
  • Successful Field trips

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