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SIE14027: Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science - Energy Flow in Communities
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Communities are populations of organisms that live and interact together. The structure of a community is defined by food web interactions. The process of energy flow is the focus of this session as the interactions between producers, consumers, and decomposers are examined.

SIE14028: Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science - Material Cycles in Ecosystems
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Studying an ecosystem involves looking at interactions between living things as well as the nonliving environment that surrounds them. Life depends upon the nonliving world for habitat, as well as energy and materials. In this session, material cycles will be explored as critical processes that sustain life in an ecosystem.

SIE14029: Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science - Earth's Solid Membrane: Soil
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The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K–6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today’s standards-based curricula.

Dirt… earth… soil… it forms where Earth’s rocky crust meets the atmosphere. Although it is common to everyday experience, people are often surprised at the complex nature of soil. In this session, participants will explore the processes of soil formation by examining how soil appears on a newly formed, barren volcanic island.

SIE14030: Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science - Every Rock Tells a Story
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The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K–6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today’s standards-based curricula. 

Every rock has a story to tell if you know how to read it. Within the unique composition and arrangement of materials that compose different rocks, you can find patterns that are evidence of the processes that formed them - processes that represent chapters in Earth’s dynamic history. In this session we will focus on discerning events in Earth's past from rock clues. This session begins a multi-part investigation into the kinds of stories rocks can tell.

SIE14031: Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science - Journey to the Earth's Interior
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The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K–6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today’s standards-based curricula. 

The theory of plate tectonics represents a unifying set of ideas that have great power in explaining and predicting major geologic events. In this session, we continue to explore this theory by focusing on how it is possible for tectonic plates to move. This leads us to examine Earth’s internal structure and the dynamic nature of its interior, which reveals another story of the Earth that rocks can tell.

SIE14032: Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science - The Engine That Drives the Earth
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The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K–6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today’s standards-based curricula. 

What do the lush, tropical islands of Hawaii have in common with the barren, cool summits of the Cascade Mountains in the northwestern United States? Both provide dramatic evidence of plate tectonics in the form of volcanoes and earthquakes. In this session, we investigate how these phenomena are connected to the movement of plates. As we examine what happens at and between plate boundaries, our focus shifts to the mechanisms deep within the Earth that drive what we observe at its surface.

SIE14033: Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science - When Continents Collide
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The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K–6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today’s standards-based curricula. 

From the volcanoes that encircle the Pacific Ocean in the “ring of fire” to the peaks of the Himalayas at the “top of the world,” mountains are perhaps Earth’s most dramatic landforms. Can we find a pattern in how and where mountains form? In this session, we build upon our understanding of plate tectonics to take a closer look at the connection between plate boundaries and mountain formation. In the process, we continue our exploration of rocks and the stories they can tell.

SIE14034: Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science - Restless Landscapes
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The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K–6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today’s standards-based curricula. 

If most mountains are formed in the same way, why do they look so different? In this session, we explore the forces sculpting the ever-changing landscape of the Earth. One particular landform, Cape Cod, a peninsula off Massachusetts, is the setting for our investigation.

SIE14035: Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science - Our Nearest Neighbor: The Moon
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The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K–6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today’s standards-based curricula. 

Earth's Moon has been a source of curiosity throughout human history. It is Earth's closest companion in the Solar System, yet it appears to be very different from the Earth. There is a growing body of evidence, however, that tells us that there are also important similarities between the Earth and its Moon. In this session we “travel” to our nearest neighbor to collect clues that we can use to interpret the features of the Moon and story of the Moon's origin.

SIE14036: Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science - Order Out of Chaos: Our Solar System
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The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K–6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today’s standards-based curricula. 

Have you ever looked into that seemingly endless blanket of stars in the night sky and wondered: Is there another planet like ours? Is Earth unique in the Universe? What is the likelihood of the existence of solar systems like ours? In order to contemplate these questions, we must first understand the story of our own solar system.

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