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Butera, Brett; Esser, Scott – Science Teacher, 2019
Citizen science can provide insightful data to inform decisions, while also serving to enhance ecological awareness and foster environmental stewardship among participants. In this article, high school student citizen scientists investigate how trees respond to changing mountain climate during a field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) to…
Descriptors: Forestry, Science Education, Scientists, Conservation (Environment)
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Tan, Shun Yu; Hölttä-Otto, Katja; Anariba, Franklin – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A hands-on design activity named "electrochemistry designette" that incorporates design thinking with the aims to strengthen electrochemistry concepts, introduce prototyping ideas, encourage student class participation, and foster creativity is presented. This active learning activity, which lies at the interface of design and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Engineering, Hands on Science
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Nagle, Corey; Pecore, John – Science Teacher, 2018
Land use and development are complex issues rooted in ecology and environmental science as well as in politics and economics. This complexity lends itself to a problem-based learning (PBL) lesson for environmental science students. In the lesson described in this article, students investigated developing a city-owned, 13-acre site where a shopping…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, Problem Based Learning, Land Use
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Peffley, Nicole – Science Teacher, 2018
This inquiry-based lesson gets students moving to simulate chemical reactions in a way that allows them to visualize, understand, and retain information about chemical reactions in the stratosphere. Students then look at scientific data and conduct research to understand trends in the data and the impact of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). These…
Descriptors: Science Education, Chemistry, Radiation, Science Activities
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Blake, Mel; McKee, James; Statom, Richard; Qiu, Chiong; Menapace, Francis – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2018
Micrometeorites originate from small pieces of rock from space colliding with the Earth's atmosphere at high velocity, such as the Perseid meteors which hit the atmosphere at 60 km/s. When they do so, they burn up, causing a flash of light that we see as a meteor. Many groups have been successful collecting these particles using various devices.…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Data Collection, Astronomy
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Smearsoll, Gina – Science Teacher, 2017
Teaching the children of today about nature is important as they become increasingly removed from the natural world. Children should be exposed to environmental issues so that they will become environmentally aware adults. This article describes a project in which high school biology students teach preschool students about a local environmental…
Descriptors: Science Education, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, High School Students
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Bonjour, Jessica L.; Hass, Alisa L.; Pollock, David W.; Huebner, Aaron; Frost, John A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Development of benchtop, portable Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and infrared (IR) spectrometers has opened up opportunities for creating university-high school partnerships that provide high school students with hands-on experience with NMR and IR instruments. With recent changes to the international baccalaureate chemistry…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Measurement Equipment, Science Education
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Potter, Barry S.; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Glennie, Elizabeth J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Educators understand that the current assessment-based standards are not going away anytime soon. Performance based assessments (PBAs) are an effective way of determining the level of student learning that has occurred in a lesson. While some multiple-choice tests tend to only assess the memorization of factual knowledge, PBAs focus on…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, STEM Education, Pilot Projects, High School Students
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Kilbane, James; Clayton, Christine – Learning Professional, 2017
At its core, inquiry--whether conducted with students or teachers--is a process of making observations, asking questions, working with evidence, and interpreting data. Even though research shows well-documented benefits to understanding content, secondary teachers often hesitate to incorporate inquiry for learning. This article presents two…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Inquiry, Active Learning
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DeVore, Edna; Gould, Alan – Science Teacher, 2017
The solar eclipse coming August 21 offers students the opportunity not only to explore the geometry of the solar system but also to learn about exoplanets transiting distant stars. Students can glimpse a great frontier of science: the search for other worlds and life. This article presents information on exoplanets, discovering planets around…
Descriptors: Science Education, Astronomy, Geometry, Scientific Concepts
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Schatz, Dennis; Fraknoi, Andrew – Science Teacher, 2017
This summer, on August 21, 500 million people across North America will experience one of the most beautiful astronomical phenomena: an eclipse of the Sun. It will be a "must teach" moment, when all students will want to know the "what, when, and why" of the event. In addition, many high school science teachers are likely to be…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Science Education
Ho-Shing, Olivia – American Educator, 2017
In his book "Letters to a Young Scientist," renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson recounted his own coming-of-age story as a scientist, and distilled the motivating qualities of science down to curiosity and creativity. Individuals become scientists when they are curious about a phenomenon in the world around them and ask about the real…
Descriptors: Scientists, Public Schools, Hypothesis Testing, Middle School Students
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Ortolano, Girolamo; Finn, Julia; Ortolano, Leonard – Science Teacher, 2017
In this activity, students learned scientific practices and evidence-based reasoning by formulating and testing hypotheses about factors affecting human reaction time and examining those hypotheses with data from ruler-drop tests. The project aligns with all eight of the science and engineering practices (SEP) embodied in the "Next Generation…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Hypothesis Testing, Reaction Time
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Gozzard, David – Teaching Science, 2017
Australian company Antarctica Flights runs summer sightseeing trips out of Australian capital cities to tour the Antarctic coast. The Laby Foundation of the University of Melbourne, through its "Classroom Antarctica" program, sponsored Kent Street High School science teacher, Ms Suzy Urbaniak and 18 of her students to take the trip, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tourism, Higher Education, Secondary School Teachers
Gates, Alexander E. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
A simulated physical model of volcanic processes using a glass art studio greatly enhanced enthusiasm and learning among urban, middle- to high-school aged, largely underrepresented minority students in Newark, New Jersey. The collaboration of a geoscience department with a glass art studio to create a science, technology, engineering, arts, and…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Disproportionate Representation, Earth Science, STEM Education
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