Earth Science Outside – y 2018-2019 – Via SLDistrict

General Info Session 1 — Salt Lake School District Headquarters

CLICK HERE – Session 1 – Agenda, Activities. – Specifics of the day

Phenomenon: Even what may appear to be The Most Boring Of Places can be a fine place to go outside, (a) see patterns, (b) wonder about them, and (c) as teachers, see ways to happily connect curiosity and Earth science.

Session 1

Go outside!

Embrace Earth Science Anywhere…

Tuesday and Thursday Tracks

Meet 9 – 11 AM – Aug 7 and 9, 2018

Rm 112 – 113

Salt Lake District Headquarters

440 East 100 South

SLC, UT 84111

Some Logistics


LINKS for SESSION 1 … Go Outside – Embrace Earth Science Anywhere

CLICK HERE for Session 1 –  Agenda and Activities.

CLICK HERE for Syllabus and Schedule (Note: always check the session info for the latest info such as an alternated meeting place.)

Course forms. These will be hard copy at class to be handed in. Teacher Information Form and Waiver.

HANDOUT for session will be posted after class.

CLICK HERE to Summary of Assignments.

CLICK HERE to First Homework Assignment.

Where Am I?



Sense of Place

Image of Ensign Peak

Image of State Capitol

By the End of Session 1… teachers participants should …

Have their own set of plastic relief maps for the Salt Lake – Tooele quadrangles.

Should realize that even a boring looking location such as downtown Salt Lake

  • has potential for “place-based education”
  • has physical features with patterns that can invite inquiry
  • has potential for teaching the obvious (water runs downhill)
  • as well as teaching the more subtle… for water to run downhill… there has to be a “downhill.” Has “downhill” always been “downhill” here?
  • the concept of relative age applies to physical features as well as relative age of friends, family and colleagues.