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ESCI 200 Investigations in Earth and Planetary Science

3 s.h.

An exploration of science as inquiry, focusing on the unifying concepts and processes of science as applied to planet Earth. The specific Earch Science content from the K-4 and 5-8 levels of the National Science Education Standards (NRC 1996) will be rigorously and comprehensively explored. Laboratory activities will model science as inquiry, with students engaged in a variety of directed and open-ended investigations of selected Earth and planetary science phenomena and topics. This course is intended primarily for Elementary Education majors, but is open to all students. Content and instruction are consistent with the NSES, NSTA Standards and New York’s MST Learning Standards. Offered irregularly. (LA, NS3)

Prerequisite: SoS.

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