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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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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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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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Weinburgh, Molly H.; Stewart, Morgan; Silva, Cecilia – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
The importance of culture and social interactions in disciplinary learning and language development within specific social practices and contexts is now an agreed-upon notion in the science education literature. In a pivotal article in 1990, Lemke introduced the idea of manual-technical operations as one of four modes making up the "hybrid…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Science Education, Science Teachers, Science Activities
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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
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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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Nathan, Stephen A.; Loxsom, Fred – Physics Teacher, 2016
Sustainable energy is growing in importance as the public becomes more aware of climate change and the need to satisfy our society's energy demands while minimizing environmental impacts. To further this awareness and to better prepare a workforce for "green careers," we developed a sustainable energy laboratory course that is suitable…
Descriptors: High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Sustainability, Energy
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Subotnik, Rena F.; Almarode, John; Lee, G. Maie – Gifted Child Today, 2016
In recent years, specialized schools have become far more visible in the public domain, and with that visibility comes a responsibility to share what such schools provide for their students and to the education community (see National Research Council, 2011). The editors of this issue elicited responses from a set of authors representing five…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Talent, Talent Development, Secondary School Science
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