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Schoeneck, Marlene
October 2009
Science Teacher;Oct2009, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p60
Academic Journal
The article describes a teacher's introduction of the Earth Systems in Silence activity to assist her students in Earth Systems class make personal connections to the people and the science involved in natural disasters. She discusses how the article "Earth Science Meets Social Science" inspired her to design the activity. She also details the process of implementing Earth Systems in Silence as a culminating project in required course open to 10th through 12th graders.


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