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EARTH SCIENCE

Earth: Inside and Out

Dynamic Earth Systems

a mountain landscape with a sunset happening in the background

How does the Earth and its atmosphere continuously interact to shape the planet and make life possible?

Look at—and into—the planet through the eyes of a geologist. You'll see how scientists “read the rocks,” delve into the geological events that shaped the planet over millions of years, and consider the interconnected systems that cause earthquakes, volcanoes, and major climate changes. Authored by world-class experts at the cutting edge of earth science, this six-week online course conveys the scale and nature of geologic change, and explains how Earth supports life.

This course begins Jan 30

Spring 1 Session

Jan 30 - Mar 12, 2017
Registration deadline: Jan 16
Register by Jan 2 to save $50.

COURSE COST

$495 per course
$25 one-time registration fee

GRAD CREDIT

Look at—and into—the planet through the eyes of a geologist. You'll see how scientists “read the rocks,” delve into the geological events that shaped the planet over millions of years, and consider the interconnected systems that cause earthquakes, volcanoes, and major climate changes. Authored by world-class experts at the cutting edge of earth science, this six-week online course conveys the scale and nature of geologic change, and explains how Earth supports life.

Course Format

This online course is asynchronous, giving you the flexibility to complete weekly activities at your own pace. Essays, written by our authoring scientists, are supplemented by case studies, textbook readings, videos, interactive simulations, image galleries, and more. These resources provide the foundation for assignments as well as online discussions where you will exchange questions and ideas with course faculty and other learners. The course culminates in a final project, which is your opportunity to create activities that you can use with your students.

Teacher and students observing various rock specimens in a classroom

Connecting to Your Classroom

This course includes a variety of resources that can be adapted for use in your classroom. Participants frequently use course activities as a central component of their final project. For example, in this course you will make detailed observations of a geologic feature in your area, share them on a class map, and apply what you've learned to make inferences about the geologic history of the part of Earth you call home.

Recent Course Faculty

This course is co-taught by an experienced classroom teacher and a working scientist. With low faculty to student ratios, this powerful combination of scientific expertise and classroom application creates opportunities for discussions about the course content and how it can be taught.

This course begins Jan 30

Spring 1 Session

Jan 30 - Mar 12, 2017
Registration deadline: Jan 16
Register by Jan 2 to save $50.

COURSE COST

$495 per course
$25 one-time registration fee

GRAD CREDIT

The best part of this course was the way it was laid out and conducted online. I would recommend AMNH courses to anyone.

— ELEMENTARY GENERAL SCIENCE TEACHER

Great content resources! I learned a ton about complex Earth science topics in a very efficient and effective way. I feel I've got a content foundation that I'll use to build my next year's curriculum and connect it to the rest of my physical science course.

— HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS AND EARTH SCIENCE TEACHER

Having an instructional team working with the class gave me different perspectives on the topics. The resource materials were wonderful. The course is extremely organized and systematic. I felt that the instructors furthered my understanding of the topics by delving into my responses and asking follow-up questions in order to make sure that I understood.

— HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER