Framework

 


FRAMEWORK FOR EARTH SYSTEMS EDUCATION


Understanding #1: Earth is unique, a planet of rare beauty and great value.

Understanding #2: Human activities, collective and individual, conscious and inadvertent, affect planet Earth. Understanding #3: The development of scientific thinking and technology increases our ability to understand and utilize Earth and space. Understanding #4: The Earth system is composed of interacting subsystems of water, rock, ice, air, and life. Understanding #5: Planet Earth is more than 4 billion years old and its subsystems are continually evolving. Understanding #6: Earth is a small subsystem of a solar system within the vast and ancient universe. Understanding #7: There are many people with careers that involve study of Earth's origin, processes, and evolution.
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