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Looking for high quality NGSS Earth Science resources? Then this is the podcast episode for you! Meet Mark Watrin. He shares with us some incredible Earth Science resources available for teachers including dinosaur digs and volcano field work as well as many online resources.
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"Quite honestly, when you run into a piece of a dinosaur out in the field, that is the phenomena. And there's no more thrilling moment than when teachers get to see that in the field." [8:05-8:15] Mark Watrin
"Only about 11% of our high school student body takes a specifically earth science class. That means you're looking at 89% are still taking the traditional. That being said, because of the Next Generation Science Standards and because of geoscientists who really pushed for getting more earth and space science in our school standards and in our high schools and supporting that, we're seeing more inroads into that [earth science]." [12:15-12:45] Mark Watrin
"The people involved in NGSS really made a statement by saying that our current world happening that our students are not only experiencing now but will deal with in the future, really require a much stronger knowledge of how earth systems operate." [13:30-14:00] Mark Watrin
"There's more distance in time between stegosaurs and T-Rex than there is between T-Rex and people -- but when you look in books those things are all in the same pictures." [20:55-21:00] Mark Watrin
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