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Michelsen, Claus – Physics Education, 2017
In 1820 the Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted discovered the relationship between electricity and magnetism by his famous wire-compass experiment. Ørsted was one of the foremost scientists of the nineteenth century, and he was also one of the leading figures in Denmark in the 19th century with a vital influence in the fields of aesthetics,…
Descriptors: Scientists, Physics, Energy, Foreign Countries
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Canipe, Martha; Tolbert, Sara – Science Teacher, 2016
As institutions, science and science education alike have rarely included the perspectives and contributions of indigenous peoples pertaining to the natural world. Yet, people worldwide have benefited from the traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous communities. Western science and technology, though broadly worthwhile, have been a source…
Descriptors: Science Education, Climate, Indigenous Knowledge, Ecology
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Hansen, Holly; Alderman, Helen Christine – Science Teacher, 2016
The goal of the Family Science Night (FSN) described in this article was to involve culturally and linguistically diverse families in school life so that students would be more vocal, successful, and interactive in science class. The project would also demonstrate to the students that their teacher valued their input in the classroom. The setting…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum
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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Burmeister, Mareike; Eilks, Ingo – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
This paper describes the development and evaluation of a secondary school lesson plan for chemistry education on the topic Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The lessons focus both on the chemistry of plastics and on learning about the societal evaluation of competing, chemistry-based industrial products. A specific teaching method was…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Plastics, Action Research, Chemistry
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Hull, Dan – Community College Journal, 2012
The country's technological edge is receding, and the problem cannot be solved simply by flooding the workforce with more engineers and scientists. This comes as little surprise to administrators at the nation's community colleges. In 2007, the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, and the Institute of Medicine responded to…
Descriptors: Engineering, Community Colleges, Careers, High Schools
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Maurer, Matthew J.; Tokarsky, Rebecca; Zalewsky, Laura – Science Scope, 2011
Many of the skills and talents required to be a successful scientist, such as analysis, experimentation, and creativity, can be developed and reinforced through art. Both science and art challenge students to make observations, experiment with different techniques, and use both traditional and nontraditional methods to express their ideas. The…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Science Education, Art Education, Grade 7
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Tirri, Kirsi – Roeper Review, 2011
In this article the current empirical research on morality and giftedness is reviewed with an emphasis on moral sensitivity. The component of moral judgment has been the most studied aspect in morality. Although high-ability students have been shown to be superior in moral judgment when compared to average-ability students, morality includes other…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Test Results, Academically Gifted, Moral Values
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Hunt, Vanessa; Sorey, Timothy; Balandova, Evguenia; Palmquist, Bruce – Science Teacher, 2010
When life hands you lemons, make a battery! In this article, the authors describe an activity they refer to as "Juan's Dilemma," an extension of the familiar lemon-battery activity (Goodisman 2001). Juan's Dilemma integrates oxidation and reduction chemistry with circuit theory in a fun, real-world exercise. The authors designed this activity for…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Education, Science Activities, Grade 9
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Hermann, Ronald S.; Miranda, Rommel J. – Science Teacher, 2010
This article provides an instructional approach to helping students generate open-inquiry research questions, which the authors call the "open-inquiry question template." This template was created based on their experience teaching high school science and preservice university methods courses. To help teachers implement this template, they…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Space Sciences, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
Nebraska Department of Education, 2010
This publication presents the Nebraska Science Standards for Grades K-12. The standards are presented according to the following grades: (1) Grades K-2; (2) Grades 3-5; (3) Grades 6-8; and (4) Grades 9-12.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement
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Fisher, Douglas; Ross, Donna; Grant, Maria – Science Teacher, 2010
Too often, students enter our classrooms with insufficient knowledge of physical science. As a result, they have a difficult time understanding content in texts, lectures, and laboratory activities. This lack of background knowledge can have an impact on their ability to ask questions and wonder--both key components of inquiry. In this article,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Physical Sciences, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Markwick, Andy; Nandhra, Satvinder – School Science Review, 2010
This article describes how science can lead whole-school curriculum change at key stage 3 (ages 11-14). Two thematic curriculum models are described. Model 1 shows how science specialists can develop student understanding of how science interrelates to a variety of other subject areas, while Model 2 shows how science might help to create a…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Models
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Dolphin, Glenn – Science & Education, 2009
Current high school Earth Science curricula and textbooks organize scientific content into isolated "units" of knowledge. Within this structure, content is taught, but in the absence of the context of fundamental understandings or the process of how the science was actually done to reach the conclusions. These are two key facets of scientific…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Plate Tectonics, Scientific Literacy, Grade 9
Barrett, Diane; Green, Kris – Science Educator, 2009
Despite the long history of the study of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), two facts remain obvious. First, there are almost as many conceptions regarding the definition of PCK as there are researchers interested in it. Second, it is largely unclear which methods enable teacher educators to best prepare teacher candidates to use PCK. Recently,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Researchers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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