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Turrin, Margie – Science Teacher, 2015
Data and data analysis are central to science and the complex world in which people live. Students need to practice working with data--addressed in the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013)--starting with small, self-collected data sets and moving on to larger, remotely collected data assemblages. Small data sets…
Descriptors: Science Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Experiential Learning
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Adams, Jennifer D.; Gupta, Preeti; Cotumaccio, Alix – Afterschool Matters, 2014
Out-of-school time (OST) science programs, such as the Lang Science Program, play an important role in influencing the trajectory of science learning for many young people. OST programs are especially important for students from groups underrepresented in science, who, more often than not, attend schools with inadequate science education…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Science Education, STEM Education, Career Development
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Bronson, Scott; Jones, Keith W.; Brown, Maria – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
We describe an interactive collaborative environmental education project that makes advanced laboratory facilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory accessible for one-year or multi-year science projects for the high school level. Cyber-enabled Environmental Science (CEES) utilizes web conferencing software to bring multi-disciplinary,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Environmental Education, Science Projects, Science Careers
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Harris, Cornelia; Berkowitz, Alan R.; Alvarado, Angelita – American Biology Teacher, 2012
Does working with first- and second-hand ecological data improve students' knowledge of ecological ideas, motivation and engagement in science, data exploration, and citizenship skills (students' ability to make informed decisions)? We have been exploring this question with high school science teachers in New York State for the past year using a…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Ecology, Concept Formation, Science Teachers
Williams, Arthur S. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2009
At the 2009 Professional Conference of the NCSSSMST, humanities types were gratified to find eight sessions devoted to the arts and humanities as well as several others with a civic or humanistic component. Integration and inclusion, it seemed, were in the air, embracing not just science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but philosophy,…
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Fine Arts, Scientific Concepts, Engineering
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
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2009
Some schools are crafting lessons with help from local universities and companies that work in nanoscience. That's the case at Ballston Spa High, located in an area of eastern New York known as Tech Valley, home to many technology firms and top-flight research institutions. By delving into nanotechnology, a specialized subject that is more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology, High Schools, Students
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Schwebach, J. Reid – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Inquiry-based, student-lead research may be a pinnacle of high school science education, and the implementation of inquiry themes at all grades is of profound importance. At The Beacon High School in New York City, all seniors, regardless of their scientific proclivity or interest, completed original science research projects as a graduation…
Descriptors: Research Design, Student Research, Science Projects, Seminars
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2007
"The Achiever" is a monthly newsletter designed expressly for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about and from public and private organizations about school improvement in the United States. Highlights of this issue include: (1) New Online Tool Simplifies Financial Aid Process; (2) Rigor in K-6:…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Student Financial Aid, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Chien, Annie; Karlich, Lisa – Horace, 2007
Science teachers embrace environments that foster inquiry, discovery and critical thinking. Students do authentic independent research projects that put them in the role of scientists. At School of the Future (SOF), students must do four research projects, also known as exhibitions, as a part of their graduation requirements. Students are expected…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Student Research, Student Projects, High School Students