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Making Earth Science Data Accessible and Usable in Education

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Science  30 Sep 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6051, pp. 1838-1839
DOI: 10.1126/science.1199348

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To enable responsible decision-making in the future and to ensure the development of the next generation of scientists, students must develop the skills that enable them to explore scientific questions, assess the results of scientific research, and draw and communicate conclusions to others. These skills are essential as society faces science and engineering challenges, including the need to understand and respond to the impacts of changes in Earth's climate.