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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
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
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
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Zounar, Elda – Science Scope, 2005
Informal education can augment science classroom instruction and draw students to careers in science. The science and engineering expo, created by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), is a high-impact, inquiry-based, informal-education experience that can be replicated. It engages a broad range of students in…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Engineering, Community Leaders, Paraprofessional Personnel
Elliott, Alison, Ed. – Early Childhood Australia, 2004
"Every Child" is Australia's premier early childhood publication, aimed at anyone involved in the care and education of children from birth to eight years--in particular child care professionals, teachers, child care students and the parents of young children. Published quarterly, it contains informative and entertaining articles on such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
Watt, Shirley L., Ed. – 1984
This collection of 20 articles from "The Science Teacher" and "Science and Children" is provided to assist teachers, students, and parents in preparing for science fairs. Four major questions about science fairs are addressed in the articles. They are: (1) Who should participate in a science fair? (2) How should a fair be organized? (3) What makes…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Position Papers, Science Education
Duel, Debra K. – Children & Animals, 1988
Provides some activities that are designed to help students understand some of the reasons why parents sometimes refuse to let their children have pets. Includes mathematics and writing lessons, a student checklist, and a set of tips for parents. (TW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Language Arts, Mathematics Education
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance. – 1991
This guide describes a waste reduction program for Indiana schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. It is designed to be used by any school administrator, teacher, staff person, student and/or parent willing to provide leadership, generate enthusiasm, and publicize the program. By combining traditional lessons with the actual practice of waste…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
California State Univ., Sacramento. Academic Senate. – 1984
Designed for college-bound students, their parents, and high school teachers, counselors, and administrators in California, this statement sets forth recommendations concerning the skills, attitudes, and qualities that should be imparted by high school science programs and the curriculum and courses to impart them. Prefactory material provides…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Biology, Chemistry, College Preparation