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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
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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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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
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. – 1991
This general overview of science education in the nation is intended to provide some basic information to those who are new to science education reform. It should also give those who have been active in science education additional information and perspective on the problems faced, prospects for involvement, and an indication of some of the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lux, Donald G., Ed. – Theory Into Practice, 1992
Recognizing the potential pitfalls resulting from a lack of human foresight lies at the heart of the science-technology-society (STS) movement. This issue of "Theory Into Practice" is the second part of a two-part series that examines the educational opportunities arising as educators attempt to develop student understanding of STS. In the first…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Lux, Donald G., Ed. – Theory Into Practice, 1991
The science-technology-society (STS) movement is emerging at the collegiate level. In elementary and secondary school science, social studies, and industrial arts classes, there is a growing awareness of the need for students to learn about technology and the methods by which it can be directed, made more appropriate, and controlled. This issue of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA. – 1983
This catalog was prepared as a guide for conference participants to use while examining curriculum materials displayed during the 38th Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development annual conference. Materials are listed by the following subject areas: art; bilingual/English as a second language; career/vocational education; computer…
Descriptors: Art Education, Career Education, Computer Science, Course Descriptions
Hollweg, Karen S. – 1988
This project was designed to give children opportunities to discover and to investigate plants, animals, and ecological relationships in their own neighborhoods. Through hands-on, natural science investigations, children have opportunities to find and observe a variety of plants and animals, look at them closely, sort them to analyze their…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary 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
Kentucky Dept. of Energy, Frankfort. – 1978
After a brief introduction entitled "Where Does the Energy We Use Come From," this unit presents 86 activities. Each activity gives the title, concept, objectives, subject area, level, time involved, materials needed, procedures, and related career activities. Topics cover everything from housing insulation to alternate sources of energy to energy…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation
Beyer, Fred L. – 1978
This publication is intended to serve as a teacher's guide for the instructional television series entitled "What On Earth?" The program, a one-year course for eighth-grade students, is composed of units on the earth as a body in space, meteorology, oceanography, and geology. Each topic is covered through a series of television programs. In the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Geology
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development. – 1980
Presented is the framework of science programs for Texas public schools, K-12. This publication consists of four major sections in addition to an introduction which includes the rationale for developing this science framework and the function of the science curriculum. The first section presents 15 topics along with 36 suggested module titles and…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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