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Sadler, Philip M.; Night, Christopher – Physics Teacher, 2010
What kinds of astronomical lab activities can high school and college astronomy students carry out easily in daytime? The most impressive is the determination of latitude and longitude from observations of the Sun. The "shooting of a noon sight" and its "reduction to a position" grew to become a daily practice at the start of the 19th century…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Astronomy, High School Students, College Students
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Roberson, Christine; Lankford, Deanna – Science Teacher, 2010
Lab notebooks provide students with authentic science experiences as they become active, practicing scientists. Teachers gain insight into students' understanding of science content and processes, while students create a lasting personal resource. This article provides high school science teachers with guidelines for implementing lab notebooks in…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Education, Notetaking, Science Activities
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Testa, Jeremy; Gurbisz, Cassie; Murray, Laura; Gray, William; Bosch, Jennifer; Burrell, Chris; Kemp, Michael – Science Teacher, 2010
This article features two engaging high school activities that include current scientific information, data, and authentic case studies. The activities address the physical, biological, and chemical processes that are associated with oxygen-depleted areas, or "dead zones," in aquatic systems. Students can explore these dead zones through both…
Descriptors: School Activities, Investigations, Critical Thinking, Science Education
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Marshall, Stephanie Pace – Roeper Review, 2010
This article offers a personal vision and conceptual design for reimagining specialized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academies designed to nurture "decidedly different" STEM minds and ignite a new generation of global STEM talent, innovation, and entrepreneurial leadership. This design enables students to engage…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Education
Underwood, Ryan; Spann, Lynda; Erickson, Karin; Povilaitis, Judy; Menditto, Louis; Jones, Terri; Sario, Vivienne; Verbeck, Kimberlee; Jacobi, Katherine; Michnal, Kenneth; Shelton-Meader, Sheree; Richens, Greg; Jones, Karin Erickson; Tighe, Denise; Wilhelm, Lee; Scott, Melissa – Nevada Department of Education, 2010
The standards in this document are for Hospitality and Tourism programs and are designed to clearly state what the student should know and be able to do upon completion of an advanced high-school program. Minimally, the student will complete a two-year program to achieve all standards. The Hospitality and Tourism Standards Writing Team followed…
Descriptors: Tourism, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Lifelong Learning
Church, Al – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
In conjunction with an NSF-funded mentoring program that partners University of Utah engineering professors and their undergraduate and graduate students with high school students from several Salt Lake City high schools that have a high percentage of low income and ethnic minority students, the Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science (AMES)…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, High Schools, Mentors, Low Income
Alvarez, Charles Alex; Edwards, Douglas; Harris, Bonnie – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Addressing the under-representation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been an initiative of the U.S. Congress for the past 30 years, but the challenge still remains unresolved. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Congressional Committee on Equal…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Internship Programs, Engineering, African American Students
Jones, Brent M. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Roughly 80% of the math and science schools under the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST) umbrella are non-residential programs, with about 18% residential and 2% both residential and nonresidential. Now numbering 16 (with the Tennessee Governor's Academy closing May 2011), the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Residential Programs, Residential Schools, Science Education
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Slavit, David; Nelson, Tamara Holmlund; Kennedy, Anne – Journal of Staff Development, 2010
The Partnership for Reform in Secondary Science and Mathematics (PRiSSM) is a three-year project that targeted mathematics and science teachers in middle and high schools from six districts in southwest Washington. Consistent with NSDC (2009) recommendations for professional development, PRiSSM involved collaborative teacher teams in reflecting on…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Change, Research Skills, Science Teachers
National Math and Science Initiative, 2010
This paper presents the annual report of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) for 2010. Four years ago, NMSI was just an idea. NMSI not only hit the ground running in 2007, it picked up the best ideas in the country and rolled them out in schools and universities from coast to coast. Within a year of its creation, NMSI had awarded…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Gains
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Hardwicke, Anthony – Education in Science, 2010
Education is the most powerful tool to prepare young people for an exciting and uncertain future. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) must be at the forefront of education in order to address the most important challenges facing society. This article discusses Researchers in Residence, a unique scheme that has a proven track…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Social Sciences, Educational Technology, Researchers
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Perkins, Katherine K.; Loeblein, Patricia J.; Dessau, Kathryn L. – Science Teacher, 2010
Since 2002, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado has been working to provide learning tools for students and teachers. The project has developed over 85 interactive simulations--or sims--for teaching and learning science. Although these sims can be used in a variety of ways, they are specifically designed to make…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Simulation, Inquiry, Higher Education
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Millar, Robin – School Science Review, 2010
This article discusses the findings of a survey of centres using the "Twenty First Century Science" suite of GCSE courses, focusing on the impact of its introduction on the number of students beginning AS-level courses in the sciences. The data indicate increases of 24% to 38% in the numbers beginning AS-level courses in the three main…
Descriptors: Enrollment Rate, Science Interests, Student Participation, Science Education
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Feierabend, Timo; Eilks, Ingo – Science Education International, 2010
This paper describes the development of different lesson plans dealing with authentic and controversial socio-scientific issues in the framework of climate change. These lesson plans orient themselves along the socio-critical, problem-oriented approach to science teaching. They deal with the use of bioethanol as an alternative fuel and with the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Lesson Plans, Action Research, Chemistry
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Johnson, Richard T.; Londt, Susan E. – Tech Directions, 2010
Competitive robotics as an interactive experience can increase the level of student participation in technology education, inspire students to consider careers in technical fields, and enhance the visibility of technology education programs. Implemented correctly, a competitive robotics program can provide a stimulating learning environment for…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Robotics, Technology Education, Program Implementation
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