Welcome to the TeXas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution website!
This site contains a collection of learning activities that were implemented, and, in many cases, developed by the TXESS Revolution project and tested at their teacher professional development academies from 2008-2011. These activities can be used independently, or with one of the Blueprints for Instruction, which lay out a year long course in Earth and Space Science.
These resources were developed with federal funding from the National Science Foundation and financial support from the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching at The University of Texas at Austin. We invite you to use and share these resources freely, but please use proper citation, as defined at the top of each activity.
Geological Society of America South Central Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, April 4-6, 2013
There's lots going on for educators at the upcoming GSA meeting at UT Austin. Click here to find a list of Education Events, Sessions and Field Trip. Don't miss the Central Texas Field Trip (April 6, 2013), Educator Share-a-thon (April 4, 2013) and sessions on Teaching various aspects of Earth Sciences at the Geological Society of America South Central Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, April 4-6, 2013. Teachers can get a reduced rate to the field trip thanks to TXESS Revolution. We will also offfer a limited number of travel scholarships for K-12 educators who submit abstracts to present at one of the education sessions. See our upcoming opportunities page for more information.
Check out other upcoming opportunities incorporating the TXESS Revolution model and or curriculum.
Browse our list of online activities for use in your classroom.
Will my student be able to get a job in the Geosciences?
The field of geosciences, like the universe is expanding. Nearly every area of this vast field is predicting a shortage of qualified people. Encourage your students to answer the call. Visit Earth is Calling to find out why geoscience is the science for the 21st century. Visit OceanCareers.com to explore over 50 ocean-related careers.