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Hacker, Michael; Crismond, David; Hecht, Deborah; Lomask, Michal – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
This article is the first of a two-part series about Engineering for All (EfA), a $1.7M National Science Foundation-funded project, which introduces middle school students to engineering, not only as a career path, but as an endeavor with potential for doing social good. Engineering for All opens students' eyes to the role engineers play in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Engineering Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Huynh, Trongnghia; Hou, Gene; Wang, Jin – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
We have conducted an education project to communicate the wave energy concept to high school students. A virtual reality system that combines both hardware and software is developed in this project to simulate the buoy-wave interaction. This first-of-its-kind wave energy unit is portable and physics-based, allowing students to conduct a number of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Careers
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Allowing high school students to fulfill a math or science high school graduation requirement via a computer science credit may encourage more student to pursue computer science coursework. This Education Trends report is an update to the original report released in April 2015 and explores state policies that allow or require districts to apply…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends
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Giffen, Zane C.; Carvalho, Helena – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
Some physiological concepts, such as physiology of filtration and absorption in the different nephron segments, are so detailed that they can be a challenge to be memorized. This article describes an exercise that solidifies learning as students manipulate, using paper models, "transporters" and "electrolytes" in the…
Descriptors: Physiology, Manipulative Materials, Object Manipulation, Program Descriptions
McKeown, Karen D. – Heritage Foundation, 2012
With the tuition cost of traditional colleges and universities soaring and education technology advancing, online courses and degree programs are becoming more common. Some critics argue that an online degree cannot provide all the important features of a traditional college education, from extracurricular activities to new professional networks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Summers, Susan – Science Scope, 2012
According to Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods," "disconnection from nature...has enormous implications for human health and child development...Children need nature for the healthy development of their senses, and therefore, for learning and creativity" (2005). How can science teachers help their students learn…
Descriptors: Wildlife, Science Teachers, Child Development, Middle School Students
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Clifford, Philip S. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2011
Organ blood flow is determined by perfusion pressure and vasomotor tone in the resistance vessels of the organ. Local factors that regulate vasomotor tone include myogenic and metabolic autoregulation, flow-mediated and conducted responses, and vasoactive substances released from red blood cells. The relative importance of each of these factors…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Measures (Individuals), Human Body, Science Education
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Ashbrook, Peggy – Science and Children, 2010
Everyday occurrences with evaporation are so ordinary that adults may not realize that children wonder about them and create explanations about what happens to water as wet objects dry. The process of evaporation is not visible, making it hard for young children to understand. Because they like to look for clues and participate in group…
Descriptors: Science Education, Children, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
High schools that enable educators to nurture the distinctive interests and talents of all groups of students can help more students stay in school and find the motivation to prepare for college and careers. By implementing six clear-cut ideas, or conditions, that evidence shows can lead more students to success, schools and communities can…
Descriptors: Careers, High Schools, Classes (Groups of Students), Career Development
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Seifert, Kyle; Hurney, Carol A.; Wigtil, Clifton J.; Sundre, Donna L. – Assessment Update, 2009
The Academic Skills Inventory (Kruger and Zechmeister, 2001) was developed at Loyola University of Chicago and originally designed for use with psychology majors. It was later extended for use in a variety of academic programs. The Academic Skills Inventory (ASI) assesses student self-reports of behaviors in 10 skill areas: (1) written and oral…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Biology, Science Education, College Science
National Math and Science Initiative, 2008
This paper presents the annual report of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) for 2008. Eighteen months ago, the National Math and Science Initiative did not exist. Today NMSI is helping lead the country forward in math and science. In just 18 months, NMSI has rolled out the first round of grants and has implemented programs in 14…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Incentives, Grants, Mathematics Achievement
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Schweitzer, Lisa A.; Marr, Linsey C.; Linford, John C.; Darby, Mary Ashburn – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2008
The transportation field has for many years been dominated by engineers and other technical specialists. This article describes the Sustainable Mobility Learning Lab (SMLL), a Web-based tool designed to support classroom and university outreach activities to help initiate a more inclusive, nontechnical discussion about the role of transportation…
Descriptors: Transportation, Learning Laboratories, Internet, Web Based Instruction
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Brand, Brenda; Collver, Michael; Kasarda, Mary – Science Teacher, 2008
In recent years, the need to advance the number of individuals pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields has gained much attention. The Montgomery County/Virginia Tech Robotics Collaborative (MCVTRC), a yearlong high school robotics program housed in an educational shop facility in Montgomery County, Virginia, seeks to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, High Schools, Engineering, Counties
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
Wei, Cindy – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
The author remembers back to freshmen year when NCSSSMST was considered a jumbled acronym and a pain to utter. But now, two years down the line, and their conference debut in only a few months, she remembers the NCSSSMST motto, "foster, support, and advance the creative efforts of those specialized schools whose primary purpose is to attract…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Public Policy, Leadership, High Schools
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