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EET Wins SPORE Prize

published Oct 20, 2011 4:34pm
The Earth Exploration Toolbook ( website has tapped to win the prestigious SPORE award by the journal Science. SPORE has been established to encourage innovation and excellence in education, as well as to encourage the use of high-quality on-line resources by students, teachers, and the public.

The Earth Exploration Toolbook is comprised of activities called "chapters" which give educators step-by-step instructions on how to access a scientific dataset and a data analysis tool, and conduct an analysis around an Earth science concept or issue. The goal is to give the educator enough experience with accessing the data and using the tool so that they can customize the data they retrieve and the analysis they conduct to their curriculum and the questions and issues relevant to them and their students.

You can read the official AAAS Press release at
and read the essay written about the project for Science magazine at