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Dailey, Debbie – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
The enthusiasm for science displayed by students in early elementary grades is unparalleled. If not nurtured in elementary school, the spark for learning science diminishes. Unfortunately, the amount of time spent on science in Grades 1-4 has steadily declined since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In 2012, the National…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, STEM Education, Science Interests
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Martin, Susan Ferguson; Daughenbaugh, Lynda; Shaw, Edward L., Jr.; Burch, Katrina – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2013
Although literacy plays a large role in elementary science classrooms, one thing that offers a challenge for educators is meeting the linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs) while also meeting their content needs. An additional challenge is ensuring that academic literacy extends beyond the classroom. This article presents ways of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Thomas, Jeff A.; Raisor, Jill M.; Goebel, Vella – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2013
In the following article, Dr. Seuss's children's books are creatively integrated with science activities through the creation of take-home activity kits. The kits provide families an opportunity to read at home while connecting the enjoyable experience to science content and skill development through associated activities. The kits should be…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Science Activities, Books, Science Education
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2012
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its students. One way to provide a quality education is with an effective curriculum that reflects high standards and expectations. Thus, DoDEA has developed rigorous content standards aligned with national guidelines and standards.…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Guides, Parent Education
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2012
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its students. One way to provide a quality education is with an effective curriculum that reflects high standards and expectations. Thus, DoDEA has developed rigorous content standards aligned with national guidelines and standards.…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Guides, Parent Education
Amos, Jason – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Education Appropriations: U.S. Department of Education Would Receive Slight Funding Increase Under Senate Committee…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Politics of Education, Public Education, Elections
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Seeman, Jeffrey I.; Lawrence, Tom – Science Teacher, 2011
One goal of 21st-century education is to develop mature citizens who can identify issues, solve problems, and communicate solutions. What better way for students to learn these skills than by participating in a science and engineering fair? Fair participants face the same challenges as professional scientists and engineers, even Nobel laureates.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Science Fairs, Learning Experience, Peer Influence
National Academies Press, 2011
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are cultural achievements that reflect our humanity, power our economy, and constitute fundamental aspects of our lives as citizens, consumers, parents, and members of the workforce. Providing all students with access to quality education in the STEM disciplines is important to our nation's…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
EdSource, 2009
This Parent/Student Guide explains why Algebra I is a required subject, how it helps prepare students for the future, how Algebra I fits into the student's high school math program, and what parents can do to support their student's success in learning algebra. It also explains why California policymakers require all students to take algebra and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2007
"The Achiever" is a monthly newsletter designed expressly for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about and from public and private organizations about school improvement in the United States. Highlights of this issue include: (1) New Online Tool Simplifies Financial Aid Process; (2) Rigor in K-6:…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Student Financial Aid, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) House Passes FY 2007 Funding Measure: Education Programs Slated to Receive Additional Funding; (2) President Bush…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Public Education, Educational Finance, Newsletters
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2006
DC Public Schools has adopted new learning standards for core subjects, including reading/English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The new standards show what students should know and be able to do: (1) in each subject; (2) at each grade level; and (3) in every school. Standards tell all students that they are expected to…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Nebraska Department of Education, 2006
This resource provides information to assist parents, family members, early childhood teachers, caregivers, and other adults in promoting the learning and development of young children ages birth to three. It is a companion to the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Ages 3 to 5, and uses the same format and domains of development. This…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Toddlers, Infants, Guidelines
Goetz, Susan Gibbs – Scarecrow Press, 2007
"Science for Girls: Successful Classroom Strategies" looks at how girls learn, beginning with the time they are born through both the informal and formal education process. In the author's current role as professor of science education, Dr. Goetz has surveyed hundreds of female elementary education majors in their junior and senior year of…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Single Sex Schools, Elementary Education, Females
Duschl, Richard A., Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi A., Ed.; Shouse, Andrew W., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2007
What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, "Taking Science to School" provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. By looking at a broad range of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Science Education, Teacher Education, Scientific Concepts
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