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Kattmann, Ulrich – School Science Review, 2018
Should entropy and energy be emphasised as relevant concepts for biology education? This question will be discussed, highlighting the ways in which the concepts of entropy and energy can contribute to a better understanding of biological processes. Organisms are open systems. Therefore, the chosen perspective is different from the traditional…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Energy, Biology, Science Education
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Affeldt, Fiona; Eilks, Ingo – School Science Review, 2018
Social media are a highly visible factor in the daily lives of our students. Why should teachers not take advantage of this and develop teaching and learning materials that use the designs found in such media to contextualise science learning? This article suggests some ideas for creating lab instructions using social media design as an innovative…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Media, Instructional Design, Science Instruction
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Vlaardingerbroek, Barend – School Science Review, 2018
The role of the school science laboratory, once taken for granted as verification of taught theory using prescribed ('cookbook' to critics) practical activities, has become less clear since the emergence of the 'inquiry' paradigm in which the school laboratory would appear to become a make-believe science research laboratory. But a school science…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Laboratory Training
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Belham, Flávia Schechtman; Wilks, Stephen; Elvidge, Mimi – School Science Review, 2018
This presentation to the ASE Annual Conference 2018 discussed how research in neuroscience can help in the learning of science both in the classroom and online.
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Electronic Learning, Science Education, Conference Papers
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Parker, Becky – School Science Review, 2017
The Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) was set up to give science students the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects. Teachers and students can access data and equipment that enable them to tackle real-life issues. As a result, not only do students gain in confidence and experience in their scientific work, they are also able…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Physics, Science Activities
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Billingsley, Berry – School Science Review, 2017
Epistemic Insight is a research and education initiative that is seeking to establish effective ways to help school students to appreciate the power and limitations of science. In particular, the idea is that experiences and explanations devised by a teacher who is focused on what happens inside the science classroom might not be interpreted as…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sciences, Religion, Epistemology
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Hardman, Mark – School Science Review, 2017
Doing science involves the development and evaluation of models. These models are not objective truths but can be understood as explanations, which scientists use to explore and reason about an aspect of the world. Learning science involves students expressing and engaging with models in the classroom. However, this learning should not be seen as…
Descriptors: Models, Science Education, Learning Strategies, Learning Processes
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Macdonald, Averil – School Science Review, 2016
The UK needs more well-qualified people to enter engineering in order to maintain and develop its economy. It appears that engineering it still seen by many as the preserve of the white male. This article looks at possible reasons (often based on established prejudice among students and their families and peer groups) why, in particular, members…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Development, Vocational Interests, Minority Group Students
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School Science Review, 2016
Science teachers always teach students the safety precautions that are necessary to carry out practical work as safely as possible. This article suggests that teachers can use these opportunities to teach students about health and safety so that they both understand why such precautions are needed and how working safely can be applied beyond the…
Descriptors: Safety, Safety Education, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Boohan, Richard – School Science Review, 2016
"The Language of Mathematics in Science" is an ASE/Nuffield project aimed at supporting teachers of 11-16 science in the use of mathematical ideas in the science curriculum. Two publications have been produced. This article focuses on the first of these, "The Language of Mathematics in Science: A Guide for Teachers of 11-16…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Science Curriculum
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Harbottle, Jennifer; Strangward, Patrick; Alnuamaani, Catherine; Lawes, Surita; Patel, Sanjai; Prokop, Andreas – School Science Review, 2016
The "droso4schools" project aims to introduce the fruit fly "Drosophila" as a powerful modern teaching tool to convey curriculum-relevant specifications in biology lessons. Flies are easy and cheap to breed and have been at the forefront of biology research for a century, providing unique conceptual understanding of biology and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Genetics, Entomology
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Williams, James – School Science Review, 2016
Evolution is not, contrary to what many creationists will tell you, a belief system. Neither is it a matter of faith. We should stop asking if people "believe" in evolution and talk about acceptance instead.
Descriptors: Scientists, Evolution, Creationism, Beliefs
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Lambert, David; Reiss, Michael J. – School Science Review, 2015
The place of fieldwork in both geography and science qualifications across the 14-19 age range remains contested, unclear and sometimes under threat. This article explores these issues for science education and was informed by a one-day, invitation-only workshop, which cut across geography and the sciences, that we ran at the behest of the Field…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Geography, Workshops