Survey of Teachers of ESS, Astronomy, and Earth Science

Do you have 15 minutes to help? Are you now or have you recently taught or served in a coordinating or administrative position for Earth and Space Science, Astronomy, Earth Science, Space Science, or related areas? Currently there is limited research on the composition of space sciences curriculum. This research study is examining Texas teachers who have taught in these subject areas and who can assist us in understanding the status of the associated curriculum for the courses. It is your opportunity to provide insight and recommendations. You can help fill in the knowledge gap. The information will go back to state educational institutions and to NASA and may be used to enhance offerings for instructors in these subject areas. Several additional questions pertain to your background. You may wish to remain anonymous for this survey so do not have to provide identification information. This project has been reviewed by the University of Houston Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (713)743-9204.

PART A. CURRICULUM AND RESOURCES FOR EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE AND ASTRONOMY



Earth Science
Earth and Space Science
Space Science
Astronomy








District or School Administration
Teachers within your district
Teachers outside your district
Colleges or other educational institutions
Museums, or professional organizations
Subject matter experts in the community
Subject matter experts found on the internet
Grants from government or corporations



PART B. YOUR PERSONAL BACKGROUND


Total number of years teaching
Earth Science
Earth and Space Science (ESS)
Space Science
Astronomy
Physical Sciences includes Chemistry, Physics
Life Sciences
Technology or Engineering
Math


Number of subjects
Number of 'preps'






PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 5 FOR THE FOLLOWING FOUR QUESTIONS, IDENTIFY HOW YOU WOULD CHARACTERIZE YOUR ABILITIES


INADEQUATE THOROUGH

OUT OF DATE CURRENT

INADEQUATE THOROUGH

INADEQUATE PREPARED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE


Face-to-face
Distance Learning
1-2 hour program
1/2 day
1 day
2-3 days
Weekends
Week or Longer
Summer or long school breaks
College courses for college credit








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