PRI is proud to offer a growing series of Teacher-Friendly Guides™ to Earth systems science. Written for educators as content resources and curriculum supplements, the Teacher-Friendly Guides™ are designed to facilitate inquiry-based education by providing educators with the background necessary to introduce scientific topics using familiar organisms and landscapes.

The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change is the newest addition to our Teacher-Friendly series. This book includes both the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. The focus audience is high school Earth science and environmental science teachers, and it is written with an eye toward the kind of information and graphics that a secondary school teacher might need in the classroom. Print copies and a free PDF version are available in our store.

Teach Climate Science is a fundraiser designed to distribute TFG Climate Change nationwide. Help us spread the word by donating on our fundraiser page. You can also visit our blog, where the TFG Climate Change PDF is presented chapter by chapter and where we are also posting resources about climate change and science education.

Why does this place look the way it does? The Teacher-Friendly Guides™ to Geology offer a comprehensive review of local and regional Earth science. With a newfound understanding of local Earth science, students can open the door to inquiry by applying learned scientific concepts and principles to situations outside the classroom.

The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Evolution Using Bivalves as a Model Organism provides the background to teach evolution using clams, oysters, and other bivalves. These familiar, attractive, and easily available subjects offer fascinating biological and cultural stories. The Guide was developed in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Science on the Half Shell: How and Why We Study Evolution.

The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to the Evolution of Maize was developed in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain. As one of the best examples of crop domestication and an excellent example of genetic inheritance, teaching with maize crosses many levels—from biology and anthropology to the importance of scientific methods and the impact of women in science.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant nos. DRL-0733303, DEB-0732860, and DBI-0820619. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.