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New York State Education Department, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides federal funds to improve elementary and secondary education in the nation's schools. ESSA requires states and Local Educational Agencies (i.e., school districts and charter schools) to take a variety of actions to ensure that all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, disability…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality
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Fulton, Lori; Paek, Seungoh; Taoka, Mari – Science and Children, 2017
Students of today are digital natives who for the most part come to school with experiences that may surpass those of their teachers. They use tablet computers and other devices in their personal lives and are eager to use them in the classroom. For teachers, this means they must integrate technology in ways that allow their students to learn with…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Himschoot, Rebecca – Science and Children, 2017
Evidence is mounting that children have decreasing exposure to the natural world, which makes sense as the population of the planet urbanizes and many interests and assignments involve digital technology. According to the United Nations, 54% of the world's population now live in cities (2014), and a 2010 study by the Kaiser Health Foundation found…
Descriptors: Science Education, Outdoor Education, Elementary School Students, Merchandise Information
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Morgan, Emily; Ansberry, Karen – Science and Children, 2016
It's easy to see the connections between science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) in daily life, but they may not be so obvious in the classroom. This month's lessons allow students to explore the components of STEAM through a favorite art supply, the crayon, and a beloved American tradition, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Freehand Drawing, Art
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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2016
The abstract nature of physical science concepts often means that they are the most challenging for elementary students to grasp. Understanding how light behaves allows students to form a foundation for their future understanding. This month's trade books and activities engage students in basic concepts related to light.
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Science Education
Louisiana Department of Education, 2016
The Louisiana English language arts student standards were created by over one hundred Louisiana educators with input by thousands of parents and teachers from across the state. Educators envisioned what proficient students should know and be able to do to compete in society and focused their efforts on creating standards that would allow them to…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, State Standards, Academic Standards
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Hefty, Lukas – Science and Children, 2014
This article describes how one class at Douglas Jamerson Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Florida, a center for engineering and mathematics, incorporated an Engineering Design Process into its curriculum. At Jamerson Elementary, all students in kindergarten through fifth grade engage in teacher-created, integrated engineering units of study,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
New York State Education Department, 2014
The purpose of this report is to summarize the activities of the standard-setting meeting for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics (Grades 3-8 and High School), science (Grades 4, 8, and High School), and social studies (High School). The NYSAA standard-setting meeting was held on June 11…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Standard Setting, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Walters, Debi Molina; Oliver, Jill – Science and Children, 2013
When teachers, parents, and community members work together, children benefit (Henderson and Mapp 2002). This is especially true when the collaboration is coordinated and focused as it was for the Greenteam, a science ecology club and an event created by a network of educators, elementary students, and science professionals. The club and a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship
Schachter, Ron – Instructor, 2012
Due in part to testing pressures, for years the science subject has taken a back seat to reading and math. And though topics like volcanos and time travel have the potential to get kids' attention, science's status as a curricular stepchild typically translates into dull textbooks and little budget for experiments or supplies. The tide is…
Descriptors: Engineering, STEM Education, Science Education, Engineering Education
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Jang, Jeong-yoon; Stecklein, Jason – Science and Children, 2011
As education researchers who have studied the feedback patterns of teachers using an argument-based inquiry approach, the authors have found a simple way to do this: Talk less but offer better feedback. In this article, the authors discuss the use of teacher redirects as a way of improving the quality of their feedback so that students can engage…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classrooms, Grade 5, Grade 4
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Cobb, Whitney; Roundtree-Brown, Maura; McFadden, Lucy; Warner, Elizabeth – Science and Children, 2011
Real science means wrangling with peers over real ideas. Wouldn't it be thrilling to emulate a real life model of science in action in classrooms? How? By starting with a great, hands-on activity modeling an object in space that introduces both key vocabulary and science concepts with visuals to support retention and learning; encouraging…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Persuasive Discourse, Science Education, Hands on Science
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Baloian, Nelson; Pino, Jose A.; Hardings, Jens – Interactive Learning Environments, 2011
The discovery or re-construction of scientific explanations and understanding based on experience is a complex process, for which school learning often uses shortcuts. On the basis of the example of analyzing real seismic measurements, we propose a computer-facilitated collaborative learning scenario which meets many of the requirements for…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Seismology, Educational Environment, Models
National Science Resources Center, 2010
In 1985, the leaders of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academies established the National Science Resources Center (NSRC) to address the critical problem identified by the "A Nation at Risk" report. Through its Curriculum Development Center and in partnership with its publisher, Carolina Biological Supply Company, the NSRC developed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Skluzacek, Joanna M.; Harper, Joshua; Herron, Emily; Bortiatynski, Jacqueline M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
Action Potential Science Experience (APSE) is a five-day summer camp offering science opportunities for K-8 students. The focus of the APSE curriculum is to teach science concepts and methods while challenging the participants to solve an overarching problem from the popular-culture context. The participants in the APSE entitled Burger 'N Fries…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Chemistry, Boards of Education, Nutrition
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