Boil an egg, crack the shell, and what do you have? Voilá, plate tectonics! It may not be the first thing that comes to mind for a seismologist, but when it comes to the middle school classroom, keeping it hands-on and fun are key. That was an important lesson learned by SSA member and geophysics professor Anne Sheehan after she partnered with the University of Colorado's Science Explorers program to develop a Natural Hazards middle school curriculum.

Science Explorers, a professional development program for Colorado teachers of grades 5–8 and their students, offers activity-based, one-day science workshops throughout the school...

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