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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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Johns, Gary; Mentzer, Nathan – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Teachers can find opportunities to incorporate design thinking and scientific inquiry within any lesson where a constraint of the design can be connected to a scientific experiment. Within a lesson, this connection establishes context between engineering and science and can positively impact students' learning and interest in these subjects. The…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Design, Inquiry, Engineering Education
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Busch, Carsten; Claßnitz, Sabine; Selmanagic,, André; Steinicke, Martin – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
In 2010 1.1 million pupils took private lessons in Germany, with 25% of all German children by the age of 17 having attended paid private lessons at some point in their school career (Klemm & Klemm, 2010). The high demand for support for learning curricular content led us to consider an integrated solution that speeds up both the design of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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
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Bergman, Daniel – Science Scope, 2011
The messages students receive through popular media such as movies, television, the internet, and music videos have a powerful influence and can shape their thinking. A national survey of media use by 8- to 18-year-olds found the average adolescent spends over seven and a half hours daily with entertainment media (KFF 2010). Rather than viewing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Popular Culture, Mass Media Effects, Science Instruction
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Andersen, Stephanie – Science and Children, 2010
You'll gain plenty of weather resources from this month's issue (temperature concepts, weather instruments, the water cycle/evaporation). You can use that information with these outdoor seasonal connections.
Descriptors: Weather, Water, Science Education, National Standards
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Glen, Nicole J.; Smetana, Lara K. – Science and Children, 2010
"If someone were traveling to our area for the first time during this time of year, what would you tell them to bring to wear? Why?" This question was used to engage students in a guided-inquiry unit about how climate differs from weather. In this lesson, students explored local and national data sets to give "travelers" advice…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Investigations, Scientific Principles, Data Analysis
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Flannagan, Jenny Sue; McMillan, Rachel – Science and Children, 2009
Developing expertise, whether from cook to chef or from student to scientist, occurs over time and requires encouragement, guidance, and support. One key goal of an elementary science program should be to move students toward expertise in their ability to design investigative questions. The ability to design a testable question is difficult for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Research Design, Science Education, Science Process Skills
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2009
The students, from the Academy of the Americas, a public school a few miles from downtown, are being asked to do the painstaking work of science, in an unlikely setting. It's part of a curriculum and professional-development program called BioKIDS, which seeks to build students' skill in complex scientific reasoning. The approach goes well beyond…
Descriptors: Science Education, Thinking Skills, Grade 5, Science Instruction
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Barth, Lorna – Science and Children, 2007
By changing the venue from festival to a required academic exposition, the traditional science fair was transformed into a "Science Expo" wherein students were guided away from cookbook experiments toward developing a question about their environment into a testable and measurable experiment. The revamped "Science Expo" became a night for students…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Fairs, Science Education, Learning Activities
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Duran, Lena B. – Science Education Review, 2003
A prominent theme permeating national science education reform reports such as the "National Science Education Standards" (National Research Council [NRC], 1996) and "Project 2061: Science for All Americans" (Rutherford & Alhgren, 1990) recommends the incorporation of cooperative learning in the science classroom. Although…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning