Teacher Lesson Plans, Links to Previous Classes Photo Galleries, and more
Overview of the Institute
Teachers Earth Science Institute 2001-2005 utilized mineral science and
mineral processing to enhance the teaching of science in middle
and high schools. Teachers were involved in hands-on, discovery-based
activities that integrate concepts in math, physics and chemistry
with elements of social science. Institute programs comply with
the National Science Education Standards (NSES). Teachers
received six graduate education credits upon completion of the
Research investigations, laboratory experiments,
and field trips were an integral part of the Institute and included
visits to study geology, surface and underground mining, mineral
processing, and related industrial activities. Participants conducted drilling and blasting in an underground mine to
free mineral specimens for collecting.
Participating teachers attended leadership
training sessions and classroom assessment workshops.
Teacher participants were also required to produce lesson plans. These lesson plans are available on this website.
The Teachers Earth Science Institute was in session from 2001 to 2005.
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