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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
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
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
Black, Christine Kahan – 1989
Historically in the United States, few people with disabilities have enrolled in science-related courses or entered scientific careers in part because high schools and colleges have not offered accessible training to this population. This document is the teaching and resource guide that accompanies a 30-minute video program in career development…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Awareness, Demand Occupations, Disabilities
Gregory, Steven – 1982
This document is designed for policymakers, program planners, trainers, and coordinators who are considering the potential contribution of fresh water fisheries to the people for and with whom they work. Although based on materials generated by Peace Corps experiences, the document is intended for a broader audience. The specific topic area…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Financial Support, Fisheries, Job Skills
Hayes, Laurie, Ed. – Chemecology, 1991
Describes techniques that can help classroom science teachers promote enthusiasm for activities and retention of information among all students, including females and minority students. (JJK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Misconceptions, Science Education
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Fisher, Thomas M. – Science Teacher, 1987
Points out the health and legal implications related to laboratory substances that could cause allergic reactions. Presents a list of potential cosmetic allergens and irritants. Includes precautionary measures dealing with allergy situations. (ML)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Allergy, Chemistry, Hazardous Materials
Keller, Thomas E. – 1989
A hands-on approach to science is highly desirable because an inquiry approach to science greatly promotes learning. However when students and teachers manipulate glassware, chemical, and other materials, accidents will happen. Because of this, risk management and safety procedures become an important, integral part of the science curriculum. This…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary School Science
Mostertman, L. J. – 1983
Because of the uncertainty related to water resources development projects, and because of the multitude of factors influencing their performance, the systems analysis approach is often used as an instrument in the planning and design process. The approach will also yield good results in the programming of the maintenance and management of the…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, College Science, Engineering, Hydraulics
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. – 1986
Designed to serve as a preliminary guide for curriculum development and science instruction in South Carolina, this booklet identifies basic skill objectives in science for grades one through eight. Categories of South Carolina's Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) for science include: (1) science concepts; (2) science process skills; (3)…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Junior High Schools
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Data Processing Branch. – 1986
Information about the diploma examinations in Mathematics 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 30 that will be administered during January, June, and August 1987, is provided in this bulletin. Topics explained include: (1) general format of the examinations (stating the content, emphasis, and time allotments for the examinations); (2)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch. – 1986
The specific content areas and objectives from which the Alberta, Canada, Grade 3 Science Achievement Test questions were derived are outlined in this bulletin. The document contains: (1) curriculum summary (providing a general listing of the process skills, psychomotor skills, attitudes, and subject matter covered at the grade 3 level); (2) a…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
Bybee, Rodger W. – 1984
This monograph provides a framework for biology teachers who are rethinking and redesigning their programs. The major focus is on the human ecology perspective in biology programs. The first chapter attempts to define and clarify human ecology through historical review. The second chapter provides support, based on a survey of citizens…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Environmental Education
Mooney, Donald – Scientific American, 1992
Provides directions for building a comparatively inexpensive device that detects and displays images of infrared light sources. Includes typical costs for the components, an artist's sketch of the finished product, and suggestions for adjustments and image recordings. (JJK)
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Higher Education, Optics, Photographic Equipment
Katz, David A., Comp.; O'Brien, Thomas, Comp. – Chemecology, 1991
Lists 46 household chemicals readily available at local stores by common name, chemical name, chemical formula, and typical commercial source. Suggests that school budgetary constraints can be eased by this practice and that students can become more chemically literate as consumers. (JJK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Purchasing, Science Education, Science Instruction
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