Importance of the Earth and space sciences in primary and secondary education: An endorsement of the AAAS benchmarks and NRC standards
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 83, Issue 25, page 275, 18 June 2002
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2002), Importance of the Earth and space sciences in primary and secondary education: An endorsement of the AAAS benchmarks and NRC standards, Eos Trans. AGU, 83(25), 275–275, doi:10.1029/2002EO000195.(
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Citizens require a solid understanding of the Earth and space sciences to address responsibly many of the issues confronting society, such as climate change, natural hazards, and resource availability. In the U.S., the only opportunity for most people to learn science in a formal setting occurs in grades K-12 (kindergarten through high school). In addition, a positive K-12 science experience may inspire young people to pursue the further study of science. As a community dedicated to advancing the understanding of Earth and space, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is committed to effective science education in the primary and secondary grades.