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Trout, Joseph Jude; Murphy, Casey; Vukicevich, Morgan – Physics Teacher, 2019
Active learning techniques are generally considered to be any classroom activities in which students become an active participant in learning, instead of a passive listener to a lecture. Service learning activities are generally experiential (real life) and reflective problem-based learning activities in which students enrolled in an academic…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Service Learning, Physics, Calculus
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Maguth, Brad M.; Tomer, Andrea; Apanius, Avery – Social Studies, 2019
This manuscript considers Berman's (1990) "Despair to Empowerment Curricular Curve" as a possible guiding curricular framework in global education. The authors describe how this curricular curve was used by teachers to enhance a seventh-grade world history unit on the Black Death to move middle-level learners away from despair and toward…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Global Education, World History, Grade 7
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Smith, Caroline; Fitzallen, Noleine; Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie – Teaching Science, 2019
STEM education is becoming more common in schools and provides a range of exciting real-world contexts in which students can engage. However, a gap in most approaches to STEM remains the collection and use of data that can be used concurrently to develop statistical literacy and science literacy. This paper describes a STEM activity carried out…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Rizik, Nadya; Taylor, Subhashni; Taylor, Neil; Sharma, Manjula – Teaching Science, 2018
Energy is one of the most complex yet central concepts taught in schools and is featured in the Australian Science Curriculum, as one of the six key organising ideas (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), 2015). The literature portrays a multitude of complications associated with teaching energy (see Millar, 2005 for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Yoshikawa, Emily; Bartholomew, Scott R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
While the physical exercise of playing golf and the sheer enjoyment of the sport are both positive benefits, there are subtler opportunities for golf to be used in conjunction with other ideas for learning in K-12 education; the mechanics and details behind the sport, as well as the variety of clubs, courses, and swings are all potential…
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Brown, Michelle J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
The Biggest Mover Program, an educational program to improve daily exercise and healthy eating was developed to address the learning needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and physical challenges. The program was part of a three-part program to improve the knowledge of students, staff, and teachers through the use of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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Hainsworth, Mark; Hainsworth, Laura – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
In this article the authors describe an Integrative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Design-Based Learning (I-STEM ED DBL) activity that invites students to delve into the science, technology, and engineering related to the production of Ötzi's copper axe and to speculate about the circumstances surrounding his…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Activities, Metallurgy, Summer Programs
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Del Nero, Jennifer Renner – Reading Teacher, 2017
This teaching tip highlights three writing minilessons that help students construct vivid sensory detail (textual detail related to the five senses) in their fiction and creative nonfiction writing. Learning to show, not tell, is a difficult task for novice writers. The author explores reasons why this is the case and provides directions for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Creative Writing, Fiction
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
In recent years, the integration of science and mathematics has become popular among educators because of its potential benefits for student learning. The purpose of this study is to introduce a two-day interdisciplinary lesson that brings science and mathematics concepts together, actively engaging students in working with percentages of the…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Mathematics Activities
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Michelsen, Claus – Physics Education, 2017
In 1820 the Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted discovered the relationship between electricity and magnetism by his famous wire-compass experiment. Ørsted was one of the foremost scientists of the nineteenth century, and he was also one of the leading figures in Denmark in the 19th century with a vital influence in the fields of aesthetics,…
Descriptors: Scientists, Physics, Energy, Foreign Countries
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Oslund, Joy A.; Barton, Joshua – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2017
It is difficult but important for mathematics teachers to help students see themselves as capable mathematics learners, that is, to help each student develop a positive mathematics identity. A student's mathematics identity is a powerful influence on his or her engagement and participation in mathematics. Students act in ways that are consistent…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Identification (Psychology), Self Concept
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Robinson, David E. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
This article will explore the basic tenets of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in relation to collaborative curriculum development and implementation; provide a case study examination of UDL principles in action; and suggest school library curricular activities that provide opportunities for multiple means of representation, action, and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Access to Education, Partnerships in Education, Curriculum Development
Archer, Lester A. C.; Ng, Karen E. – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to explain how to use the scientific method as the framework to introduce mathematical model. Two interdisciplinary activities, targeted for students in grade 6 or grade 7, are explained to show the application of the scientific method while building a mathematical model to investigate the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Mathematical Models, Interdisciplinary Approach, Grade 6
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de la Cruz, Jessica A.; Garney, Sandra – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
It is beneficial for students to discover intuitive strategies, as opposed to the teacher presenting strategies to them. Certain proportional reasoning tasks are more likely to elicit intuitive strategies than other tasks. The strategies that students are apt to use when approaching a task, as well as the likelihood of a student's success or…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
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Peters, Susan A.; Bennett, Victoria Miller; Young, Mandy; Watkins, Jonathan D. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
The mean can be interpreted as a fair-share value and as a balance point. Standards documents, including Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010), suggest focusing on both interpretations. In this article, the authors propose a sequence of five activities to help students develop these understandings of the mean, and they…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Common Core State Standards
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