The staff development program introduces the Earth Processes module in preparation
for the student programs. The teaching strategies emphasized are discussed
and several of the hands-on activities are reviewed.
In the student programs,
students investigate the processes that build and erode landforms
and materials, emphasizing cycles and interactions. They explore
sedimentation, geology, landforms, weathering and erosion,
rock and soil cycles, mapping, and the ways these earth processes
influence each other. The topics include: Maps & Models,
Time & Position, Mountain Building, Rocks & Soils,
Weathering & Erosion, Sedimentation, What If
and Concept Using & Assessment.