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Field 108: Earth Science 
Preparation Resources

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the CEOE test in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.


  1. Next Generation Science Standards
  2. Oklahoma Science Standards
  3. OK Full (Subject Matter) Competencies for Licensure and Certification


  1. Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Annual Reviews
  2. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Annual Reviews
  3. The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, Springer Nature
  4. Geology, Geological Society of America
  5. The Journal of College Science Teaching, National Science Teaching Association
  6. Nature, Springer Nature
  7. Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  8. Scientific American, Springer Nature

Other Resources

  1. Chaisson, E. J., & McMillan, S. (2016). Astronomy: A beginner's guide to the universe (8th ed.). Pearson.

  2. Lutgens, F. K., Tarbuck, E. J., Herman, R., & Tasa, D. G. (2018). The atmosphere: An introduction to meteorology (14th ed.). Pearson.

  3. Lutgens, F. K., Tarbuck, E. J., & Tasa, D. G. (2017). Essentials of geology (13th ed.). Pearson.

  4. Marshak, S. (2022). Earth: Portrait of a planet. W. W. Norton.

  5. Morison, I. (2008). Introduction to astronomy and cosmology. Wiley-Blackwell.

  6. Owocki, S. (2021). Fundamentals of astrophysics. Cambridge University Press.

  7. Schlesinger, W. H., & Bernhardt, E. S. (2020). Biogeochemistry: An analysis of global change (4th ed.). Academic Press.

  8. Skinner, B. J., Murck, B. W., & Porter, S. C. (2010). The blue planet: An introduction to earth system science (3rd ed.). John Wiley & Sons.

  9. Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., & Tasa, D. G. (2017). Earth science (15th ed.). Pearson.

  10. Weathers, K. C., Strayer, D. L., & Likens, G. E. (Eds.). (2021). Fundamentals of ecosystem science (2nd ed.). Academic Press.

Online Resources

  1. EarthScope Consortium —
  2. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) —
  3. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Natural Hazard Risk Index —
  4. IRIS Center —
  5. Las Cumbres Observatory —
  6. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) —
  7. National Science Teaching Association Resources —
  8. National Weather Service (NWS) —
  9. Next Generation Science Exemplar Program (NGSX) —
  10. PhET Simulations —
  11. SERC Teach the Earth —
  12. UCAR Center for Science Education – Educators Resources —
  13. Understanding Science —
  14. United States Geological Survey (USGS) —
  15. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science —

Professional Organizations

  1. American Association of Chemistry Teachers —
  2. American Astronomical Society —
  3. American Meteorological Society —
  4. Geological Society of America —
  5. Mineralogical Society of America —
  6. National Science Teaching Association —
  7. Oklahoma Geological Foundation —
  8. Oklahoma Science Teaching Association —

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