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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
Davis, Barbara Gross; Humphreys, Sheila – 1985
This four-part book shows how teachers, counselors, directors, and administrators can assess and evaluate their mathematics and science programs. The examples provided are drawn primarily from programs for women, but the methodology is generalizable to interventions for various populations. The two chapters in part I give an overview of the…
Descriptors: Conferences, Costs, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization
Bailes, Edith G.; Lipovsky, Louis J. – 1985
This publication serves as a guide on insects for elementary school age children. The information is geared to answer the most commonly asked questions by children about insects (such as whether a given insect bites). Facts are also presented on how and where insects live, what they eat, and what eats them. The introductory chapter explains the…
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Elementary Education
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. – 1980
Described are the activities, responsibilities, and educational requirements of approximately 100 technical occupations directly concerned with environmental protection. Each career description is listed under its preferred title and divided into three sections. The opening section describes job duties, places of employment, and areas of…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, College Programs, Environmental Education
Doran, Rodney L. – 1980
Designed to be used by preservice and in-service science teachers interested in assessing the outcomes of school science programs, this publication is aimed at helping teachers do a better job of developing tests and inventories specifically for their instructional programs and students. Material is presented in six chapters entitled: (1) Trends…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation
Judy, Stephen N. – 1979
Offered as a guide for parents, community members, school boards, and administrators, as well as teachers, this book suggests that elementary reading and writing ability is not sufficient preparation for today's world and that literacy instruction cannot be improved without a drastic alteration in the methods most schools employ. Part one…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation