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Turner, Shawn; Sandt, Laura; Toole, Jennifer; Benz, Robert; Patten, Robert – US Department of Transportation, 2006
This "Student Workbook" contains 24 lessons of resource material that is intended for use in university courses on bicycle and pedestrian transportation. The lessons span a wide range of topics including an introduction to bicycling and walking issues, planning and designing for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and supporting elements and…
Descriptors: Transportation, Workbooks, Pedestrian Traffic, Resource Materials
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Kraftmakher, Yaakov – Physics Teacher, 2006
The aim of this paper is to show how the noise reduction by signal accumulation can be accomplished with a data acquisition system. This topic can be used for student projects. In many cases, the noise reduction is an unavoidable part of experimentation. Several techniques are known for this purpose, and among them the signal accumulation is the…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Acoustics, Data Collection, Science Experiments
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Kazachkov, Alexander; Kryuchkov, Dmitriy; Willis, Courtney; Moore, John C. – Physics Teacher, 2006
Classroom experiments on atmospheric pressure focus largely on demonstrating its existence, often in a most impressive way. A series of amusing physics demonstrations is widely known and practiced by educators teaching the topic. However, measuring the value of atmospheric pressure(P[subscript atm]) is generally done in a rather mundane way,…
Descriptors: Physics, Measurement, Measurement Techniques, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Hjalmarson, Margret; Zawojewski, Judith S.; Bowman, Keith – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
Model-eliciting activities (MEA), specially designed client-drive, open-ended problems, have been implemented in a first-year engineering course and in secondary schools. The educational goals and settings are different, but the design of an MEA enables it to be versatile. This paper will introduce the reader to the principles that guide MEA…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Scientific Principles, Engineering Education, College Students
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Parish, Thomas S.; Mahoney, Shay – Education, 2006
Our nations' classrooms appear to be in trouble, with many students complaining that they feel alienated and many teachers saying that they are overwhelmed. Hence, these classrooms seem to be more like "battlegrounds," than "connecting places." Since it may be very counterproductive to maintain this type of an atmosphere within our classrooms, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation
Arizona Department of Education, 2006
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS), a Standards-Based test, provides educators and the public with valuable information regarding the progress of Arizona's students toward mastering Arizona's reading, writing and mathematics Standards. This specific test, Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Reference Materials, Test Items, Scoring
Arizona Department of Education, 2006
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards High School (AIMS HS) is an assessment program that measures high school students' achievement of the Arizona Academic Standards adopted by the state Board of Education in three subject areas: reading, writing, and mathematics. All students in high school are required to participate in AIMS HS testing.…
Descriptors: Test Items, Scoring, Academic Standards, Writing Tests
Arizona Department of Education, 2006
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well the student knows the reading, writing, and mathematics content that all Arizona students in the student's grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS DPA includes…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Reference Materials, Scoring, Academic Standards
Arizona Department of Education, 2006
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well the student knows the reading, writing , and mathematics content that all Arizona students at the third grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS includes multiple-choice…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Test Items, Scoring, Academic Standards
Arizona Department of Education, 2006
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well the student knows the reading, writing, and mathematics content that all Arizona students in the student's grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS DPA includes…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Scoring, Academic Standards, Writing Tests
Arizona Department of Education, 2006
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well the student knows the reading, writing, and mathematics content that all Arizona students in the student's grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS DPA includes…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Scoring, Academic Standards, Writing Tests
Arizona Department of Education, 2006
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well students know the reading, writing, and mathematics content that all Arizona students at the sixth grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS DPA includes multiple-choice…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Scoring, Academic Standards, Writing Tests
Frank, Michael – National Geographic Society (NJ3), 2006
This book for third-to-eighth graders explains why government is needed, what it does, and how it works, by providing a grand tour of Washington, DC. The guided reading level is Q-R and the Fry level is 3.8. The suggested grade range is 3-8.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Reading Materials
Wong, Ruth – National Geographic Society (NJ3), 2006
This book teaches that U.S. geography includes both natural and human-made landmarks, and that all 50 states and all major landmarks can be found on maps. The suggested grade range is K-3; the guided reading level is L; and the Windows on Literacy stage is fluent (levels 13-18).
Descriptors: Geography, Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Science Materials
Kassem, Derek; Mufti, Emmanuel; Robinson, John – Open University Press, 2006
This major text for Education Studies students provides a critical account of key issues in education today. The text features: (1) A critical analysis of key issues in Education Studies to encourage students' thinking about education in the broadest terms; (2) Themed sections with introductions to link the issues discussed in each chapter; (3)…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Global Education, Comparative Education, Educational Theories
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