Effective earth and space science analogies

Taylor, Neil & Lyons, Terry (2008) Effective earth and space science analogies. In Harrison, Allan G. & Coll, Richard (Eds.) Using Analogies in Middle and Secondary Science Classrooms : The FAR Guide – An Interesting Way to Teach With Analogies. Corwin (Sage), Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 231-261.

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There are several good reasons why Earth and Space Science should be a part of any science curriculum. Nearly everything we do each day is connected in some way to the Earth: to its land, oceans, atmosphere, plants and animals. By 2025, eight billion people will live on Earth. If we are to continue extracting resources to maintain a high quality of life, then it is important that our children are scientifically literate in a way that allows them to exploit the Earth’s resources in a sustainable way. People who understand how earth systems work can make informed decisions and may be able to help resolve issues surrounding clean water, urban planning and development, global climate change and the use and management of natural resources.

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ID Code: 93047
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: science teaching, science pedagogy, analogies, earth science, space, FAR Guide
ISBN: 9781412913324
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Corwin Press
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2016 04:36
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 00:18

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