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Storm, Roger; Benson, Thomas; Galica, Carol; McCredie, Patty – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2003
This educator guide provides background information on Wilbur and Orville Wright. It also presents activities on aeronautics that provide templates for building the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders and the 1903 Flyer. Activities include: (1) Early Aviation; (2) Your First Interview; (3) Your First Report; (4) Build a Model of the 1900 Glider; (5)…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Science History, United States History, History Instruction
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Duran, Lena B. – Science Education Review, 2003
A prominent theme permeating national science education reform reports such as the "National Science Education Standards" (National Research Council [NRC], 1996) and "Project 2061: Science for All Americans" (Rutherford & Alhgren, 1990) recommends the incorporation of cooperative learning in the science classroom. Although…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning
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Dean, Deborah – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Using children's picture books, Deborah Dean provided frameworks for student research papers that avoided the pitfalls leading to voiceless an encyclopedic writing. Research guide sheets; class analysis of text organization, sentence variety, stylistic choices; and peer review all contribute to interesting final papers. (Contains 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Student Research, Picture Books, Grade 8
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Bottoms, Gene; Cooney, Sondra S. – ERS Spectrum, 2003
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has worked with states, districts, and high schools since 1988 and with middle-grades schools since 1999 to improve student achievement. SREB followed students tested in 2000 and 2001 from eighth grade through ninth grade and found both middle-grades schools and high schools must find ways for students…
Descriptors: High Schools, Grades (Scholastic), Grade 9, Grade 8
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Nagel, Paul B.; Earl, Richard A. – Social Studies, 2003
In this article, the authors show how oceanography can enlighten and energize the teaching of middle- and high-school social studies on a grade-by-grade basis, and they describe "hooks" from oceanography that will heighten students' interest in various social studies topics. They base the article on their own experiences--as a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Oceanography, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Balfanz, Robert; McPartland, James; Shaw, Alta – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2002
One of the aims of the standards and accountability movement is to make intellectually demanding course work in high school the norm. Significant progress has been made towards this goal. Expecting all students to engage in and succeed with challenging work in high school, however, places on high schools demands they have not been historically…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Students, Graduation Requirements, Advanced Courses
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