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Moulding, Brett, Ed.; Songer, Nancy, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Process Skills
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2008
This 21st Century Skills Map is the result of hundreds of hours of research, development and feedback from educators and business leaders across the nation. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has issued this map for the core subject of Science.
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Science Education, Skill Development, Critical Thinking
US Department of Education, 2006
This guide presents information on the procedures for peer review of grant applications. It begins with an overview of the review process for grant application submission and review. The review process includes: (1) pre-submission procedures that enable the Institute to plan for specific review sessions; (2) application processing procedures; (3)…
Descriptors: Science Education, Grants, Grantsmanship, Eligibility
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O'Loughlin, Valerie Dean – Advances in Physiology Education, 2006
In order for the efforts of scholarly teaching to be recognized, the work must become public and presented to peers for review. Scholarship of Teaching is not only improving instruction and learning but also methodically assessing whether specific teaching interventions have had the desired effect. In this paper, the author presents a step-by-step…
Descriptors: Guides, Educational Research, Classroom Research, Educational Assessment
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2006
DC Public Schools has adopted new learning standards for core subjects, including reading/English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The new standards show what students should know and be able to do: (1) in each subject; (2) at each grade level; and (3) in every school. Standards tell all students that they are expected to…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Crowther, David T.; Venable, Colleen; Barman, Charles – Science Scope, 2005
Many educators, librarians, and even some parents anticipate the publication of the Outstanding Science Trade Books (OSTB) for grades K-12 each year (page 23). Have you ever wondered how the mountain of trade books out there gets evaluated or how books are chosen as "outstanding"? This list doesn't just magically appear but is the result of a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Book Reviews, Books, Science Education
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Dickson, Sabra M. – American Biology Teacher, 2004
Student writing can provide opportunities for reflection on concept mastery for both students and teacher, and the creation of a biology portfolio by each student can allow a teacher to assess the level of understanding achieved by each individual as well as timely correction of conceptual errors. The use of portfolio is an assessment tool, which…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Biology, Concept Formation, Comprehension
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Green, William J.; Elliott, Curtis; Cummins, R. Hays – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
The importance of introducing various projects or activities as a motivation towards inquiry-based learning, also satisfies the need for first year chemistry students to transfer scientific theory into practice. This approach, combined with the traditionally written laboratory methods, develops creative skills, and the spirit of exploration…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Science Education, Teaching Methods
Vermont Department of Education, 2004
Educators from around the state, with the help of The Vermont Institutes, developed Science Grade Expectations as a means to identify the content knowledge and skills expected of all students for local assessment required under Act 68. This work was accomplished using the "Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities,"…
Descriptors: National Standards, State Standards, Science Education, Knowledge Level
West, Robert Mac – Informal Learning, 2002
Reports the first known survey to evaluate and rank children's museums. The survey was conducted by Child magazine but questions the methodology used to derive the rankings. Identifies the top 50 museums in the rankings. Notes that dinosaurs remain a popular topic and many new programs are designed for very young children. (DLH)
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Museums, Science Education
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Denyer, Gareth; Hancock, Dale – Journal of Chemical Education, 2002
Describes an easily implemented method that allows the generation and analysis of graded multiple-choice examinations. The technique, which uses standard functions in user-end software (Microsoft Excel 5+), can also produce several different versions of an examination that can be employed to prevent plagiarism. (MM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Plagiarism
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Roy, Ken R. – Science Education International, 2001
Addresses bloodborne pathogen hazards in the laboratory. Provides specific recommendations for preventative measures and information about legal issues involved. (MM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Laboratory Safety, Legal Responsibility, School Safety
KUED, Salt Lake City, UT. – 1997
This guide is part of a campaign to encourage individuals to adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle. All available information, tools, and resources are provided to help individuals, neighborhoods, and communities live in a cleaner, healthier environment. Resources from both local and national levels include titles of organizations, brief…
Descriptors: Community Development, Conservation Education, Earth Science, Ecology
Burger, Carol J.; Sandy, Mary L. – 1998
This booklet is intended for teachers in grades K-12, guidance counselors, school administrators, preservice teachers and their college instructors, and interested parents. The information included in this publication has been gathered from the research and programs developed and refined by hundreds of dedicated teachers and researchers in the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Females
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