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Farber, Grace; Legg, Alison Slinskey – Science Teacher, 2018
The Bold Fold, which is presented in this article, is a 45-minute activity in which students create a protein model while learning the processes of transcription, translation, protein folding, and delivery, which are often difficult to understand and have led to common misconceptions (Wright, Fisk, and Newman 2014). This activity has been used…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Activities, Secondary School Science, College Science
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Trimble, Leslie – Science Teacher, 2017
Building a website allows students to find and evaluate resources, pose and answer scientific questions, and connect class content to real-world problems and possible solutions. Writing explanations for a particular audience, instead of only the teacher, requires students to state concepts clearly, leading to increased comprehension. Finding the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Science Instruction, Web Sites, Creativity
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Nigam, Manisha; Rush, Brittney; Patel, Jay; Castillo, Raul; Dhar, Preeti – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
A green, aza-Michael reaction is described that can be used to teach undergraduate students conjugate addition of nitrogen nucleophile to an a,ß-unsaturated ester. Students analyze spectral data of the product obtained from the assigned reaction to determine product structure and propose the mechanism of its formation. The experiment requires…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Undergraduate Study, College Science
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Lapham, Steven S.; Reader, David; Houting, Beth A. Twiss; Moloshok, Rachel – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
This article presents two lessons. The first one is "Carved in Stone: The Preamble to the Constitution" by Steven S. Lapham. In 1937, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissioned artist Lenore Thomas to create some sculptures for the planned community of Greenbelt, Maryland. Part of her work consisted of bas-relief friezes on the…
Descriptors: Standards, Social Studies, History Instruction, Thinking Skills
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Urquhart, Vicki – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2012
You probably recognize this standard definition of a comet: "a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit." Add an accompanying photograph or diagram, and students "get" what a comet is, right? Science textbook publishers expect students to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Visual Impairments, Research and Development
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Herz, Lori; Russo, M. Jean; Ou-Yang, H. Daniel; El-Aasser, Mohamed; Jagota, Anand; Tatic-Lucic, Svetlana; Ochs, John – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
The undergraduate Bioengineering Program at Lehigh University was established as part of the university's Bioscience and Biotechnology Initiative with support from the National Science Foundation through a grant from its Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC). The objective here is to describe the program development and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Engineering Education, Biotechnology, Program Descriptions
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2009
Teachers of very young children have the awesome task of providing rich information and experiences that build skills and understanding in the context of every day routines and within intentionally-designed play opportunities that capture children's interests, wonder and curiosity so they want to know more. Pennsylvania's learning standards join…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Childhood Interests, Holistic Approach, Glossaries
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2009
Teachers of very young children have the awesome task of providing rich information and experiences that build skills and understanding in the context of every day routines "and" within intentionally-designed play opportunities that capture children's interests, wonder and curiosity so they want to know more. Pennsylvania's learning…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Childhood Interests
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2009
Teachers of very young children have the awesome task of providing rich information and experiences that build skills and understanding in the context of every day routines and within intentionally-designed play opportunities that capture children's interests, wonder and curiosity so they want to know more. Pennsylvania's learning standards join…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Childhood Interests, Holistic Approach, Glossaries
Barron, Eric – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2003
With support from NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Goddard Space Flight Center, IGES (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies) has developed educational materials that incorporate information and data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a joint satellite mission between the United States and Japan.…
Descriptors: Energy, Problem Based Learning, Learning Modules, Teaching Methods
Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. – 1994
This document consists of the final report and booklet developed by a project that provided individual counseling and life-coping skills workshops to recently unemployed workers lacking basic educational skills. The final report describes how individuals recruited at Philadelphia unemployment offices attended group workshop sessions where they…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Educational Counseling
Cort, Maureen A.; Pappalardo, Michele F.; Gonzalez, Manuel A. – 1999
This manual was developed by a project to create a model program that integrates basic skills instruction with requirements of welfare reform, and the project's final report describes activities taken to develop the manual. The report details the problem, goals, procedures, objectives met and not met, and an evaluation. The manual is designed to…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Employment Services
Selkirk, Betty; Wiggins, Sondra – 1998
A project was conducted to prepare unemployed or underemployed adults to enter the work force by continuing and expanding an adult education and career enhancement program that embraces the National Education Goals and contains all the elements of a school-to-work model. Staff were recruited and trained, a curriculum integrating work-based and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Employment Potential
Johnston, Cheryl – 1989
This report describes a project that reviewed existing materials on all aspects of entrepreneurship likely to be encountered by independent business persons. In addition to the review of books, periodicals, and newspapers, the project interviewed successful Pennsylvania entrepreneurs. A curriculum guide was synthesized that was relevant to the…
Descriptors: Advertising, Behavioral Objectives, Business Administration, Business Education
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Pellow, Randall A. – Social Studies Journal, 1991
Recounts a pilot project in Pennsylvania in which student teachers field-tested Bill of Rights lesson plans and activities for intermediate grade teachers. Describes the project's phases and results, culminating in publication of "Without Them the Bill of Rights Would Be a Bill of Wrongs." Briefly explains the book's 20 lessons. (CH)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Educational Resources, Elementary School Curriculum
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