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Minnesota Department of Education, 2018
The goal of the 2018 Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Physical Education is to develop "physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual: (1) Has learned the skills…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Physical Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ting, Jeffrey M.; Ricarte, Ralm G.; Schneiderman, Deborah K.; Saba, Stacey A.; Jiang, Yaming; Hillmyer, Marc A.; Bates, Frank S.; Reineke, Theresa M.; Macosko, Christopher W.; Lodge, Timothy P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
We present a collection of hands-on experiments that collectively teach precollege students fundamental concepts of polymer synthesis and characterization. These interactive experiments are performed annually as part of an all-day outreach event for high school students that can inform the development of ongoing polymer education efforts in a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Plastics, Science Experiments
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Colson, Mary; Colson, Russ – Science Teacher, 2016
Mary Colson is an eighth-grade Earth science teacher at Horizon Middle School, and Russ Colson is a professor of geology and Earth science education in the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science at Minnesota State University Moorhead, both in Moorhead, Minnesota. Since her first year in teaching eighth grade Earth science, in 1986,…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Earth Science, Lesson Plans, Questioning Techniques
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Lindquist, Bill; Loynachan, Courtney – Science and Children, 2016
Courtney Loynachan was a student in Dr. Lindquist's summer 2014 "Teaching Science in the Elementary School" methods course at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The course included an exploration of the power of writing as a learning tool for science with a particular focus on the use of science notebooks. Throughout the…
Descriptors: Science Education, English Language Learners, Spanish, Teaching Experience
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Novak, Sandi; Houck, Bonnie – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
The Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association offered Minnesota principals professional learning that placed a high priority on literacy instruction and developing a collegial culture. A key component is the literacy classroom visit, an observation protocol used to gather data to determine the status of literacy teaching and student…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Professional Development, Collegiality
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Colson, Mary; Colson, Russ – Science and Children, 2016
Mary Colson is an eighth-grade Earth science teacher at Horizon Middle School, and Russ Colson is a professor of geology and Earth science education in the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science at Minnesota State University Moorhead, both in Moorhead, Minnesota. Since her first year in teaching eighth grade Earth science, in 1986,…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Lesson Plans, Questioning Techniques, Scientific Literacy
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Mann, Francis M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Many small-molecule antioxidants found in whole fruits and vegetables are analyzed and identified in this laboratory module for upper-division biochemistry courses. During this experiment, students develop their knowledge of the bioactivity of fruit and vegetable products while learning techniques to identify vitamins and nutritionally derived…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Identification, Food, Science Instruction
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Jensen, Mark B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
An instrumentation-based laboratory curriculum combining traditional unknown analyses with student-designed projects has been developed for an introductory analytical chemistry course. In the first half of the course, students develop laboratory skills and instrumental proficiency by rotating through six different instruments performing…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Instrumentation, Student Projects, Laboratory Training
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Treinen, Kristen – Communication Teacher, 2014
The power of stories is well documented. Scott Russell Sanders (1997) maintained that stories have the power to build community and help us see the world through others' eyes. Furthermore, Sanders (1997) asserted that "stories teach us that every gesture, every act, every choice we make sends ripples of influence into the future" (p. 3).…
Descriptors: Oral History, Gender Differences, Communications, Story Telling
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Lindquist, William; Forsberg, Britt – Science and Children, 2014
One author shares the unique opportunity to be immersed in the science of "sound at work" through participation in NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Teacher at Sea Program. A third- through fifth-grade learning outcome within the Nature of Science section of the "Next Generation Science Standards"…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Instructional Innovation, Science Course Improvement Projects, Teaching Methods
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Varberg, Thomas D.; Skakuj, Kacper – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Here we describe an experiment for the undergraduate physical chemistry laboratory in which students synthesize the intermetallic compounds AlNi and AlNi3 and study them by X-ray diffractometry. The compounds are synthesized in a simple one-step reaction occurring in the solid state. Powder X-ray diffractograms are recorded for the two compounds…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Undergraduate Study, College Science
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
National Writing Project (NJ1), 2011
This report presents stories of six teachers who believe in the power and promise of immigrant students and English language learners. Their stories begin to help readers understand the assets these groups of students bring to classrooms, the challenges they--both students and teachers--face, and the role that teachers and schools play in their…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Differences
Clarke, Suzanne – Educational Research Service, 2009
Project-Based Learning (PBL) connects standards-based content to real-world scenarios through the use of projects to improve student achievement. By engaging students in authentic problems that do not have a predetermined solution, students learn both subject matter and critical 21st-century skills. This "Focus On" addresses what…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Motivation
Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2008
"ARL" is the bimonthly report on research library issues and actions from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). "ARL" reports on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff, and…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Handheld Devices, Reference Services
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