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Nicholson, Heather Johnston; And Others – 1987
There is evidence that more boys than girls have experience in activities related to science and mathematics outside of school and that there are a number of kinds of interventions that can sustain girls' interest and participation in science and mathematics. What is missing is a theoretical explanation for the phenomenon that more boys than girls…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females
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Escobar, Carole – Physics Teacher, 1990
Discussed are teaching methods that can be used in association with amusement park rides. The basic principles behind the effects of several rides are reviewed and illustrated. (CW)
Descriptors: Computation, Mechanics (Physics), Nonformal Education, Physics
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Morris, Chris – Physics Education, 1990
Described is a mobile hands-on science program called "Light Works" that is brought directly into the classroom. The reasons for the implementation of "Light Works" into primary classrooms is discussed. The advantages and operation of this program are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits
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Cooper, R. Douglas; Smith, Bradley F. – Environmental Education and Information, 1989
As North America increasingly becomes an urban society, questions surface as to the role and direction of environmental education programs. Such programs may hold potential in abating some of the problems inherent with contemporary inner city youth. Several successful on-going programs are reviewed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Katz, Phyllis – Science and Children, 1986
Describes the origin, development, and activity options of the Hands-On-Science Program. Explains the program's process-oriented, interdisciplinary approach, its staffing procedures, and activity format. Lists the current and future locations of the program. Also provides an example of an activity on solar energy for primary level students. (ML)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Energy Education
Dynan, Muredach B., Ed.; Fraser, Barry J., Ed. – 1985
Some researchers have argued that students often learn to operate in two domains, the domain of the science context in school, and the domain of everyday life outside of school. Outside of school, students are exposed to many media from which to learn science concepts. This document is one of a series on research seminars at the Western Australian…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development. – 1983
This report discusses the development and implementation of programs in Asia and the Pacific which focus on "Science for All." The major objective of "Science for All" is to provide everyone in these areas with the scientific competencies, knowledge, and skills appropriate to their immediate needs to help eradicate poverty,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1983
This three-part book focuses on the condition of science and technology (ST) education worldwide by discussing ways in which it can contribute to social, economic, and cultural developments. Part 1 examines ways in which ST can affect national development, beginning with a consideration of the impact of ST on the individual, the community, and on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends
Cahill, Bruce, Ed. – Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific, 1984
This bulletin presents reports on science and technology education in the countries of the Asia and Pacific region. The first section is composed of an introduction which defines science and technology and how it is dealt with both within and outside the formal education system. It also summarizes the highlights of science and technology education…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Theilheimer, Rachel – 1988
Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) is a project of the Girls Clubs of America, a national organization serving mostly low-income girls in local club centers. Girls clubs provide out-of-school programming that pays special attention to the needs of girls and helps them take charge of their futures. Operation SMART's hands-on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Nonformal Education, Role Models
Wahl, Ellen – 1988
Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) is a project of the Girls Clubs of America, a national organization serving mostly low-income girls in local club centers. Girls clubs provide out-of-school programming that pays special attention to the needs of girls and helps them take charge of their futures. Operation SMART's hands-on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Museums
Nicholson, Heather Johnston; Whal, Ellen – 1987
Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) is a project of the Girls Clubs of America, a national organization serving mostly low-income girls in local club centers. Girls clubs provide out-of-school programming that pays special attention to the needs of girls and helps them take charge of their futures. Operation SMART's hands-on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Museums
Nicholson, Heather Johnston; Wahl, Ellen – 1988
Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) is a project of the Girls Clubs of America, a national organization serving mostly low-income girls in local club centers. Girls clubs provide out-of-school programming that pays special attention to the needs of girls and helps them take charge of their futures. Operation SMART's hands-on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Inquiry
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Broniec, Rick – Journal of Chemical Education, 1986
Describes a cooperative program between a school district and local industrial research chemists in which the chemists serve as tutors during after-school hours. Discusses the positive responses to the program in terms of increased student interest, achievement, parental feedback, and the personal gratification of the tutors. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemical Industry, Chemistry, Cooperative Programs, Manufacturing Industry
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King, Kenneth – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Provides a review of the range of innovative science activities in India. Points out some of the parallels with science and science education issues in India and in other countries. Offers perspectives on the state of nonformal science for the public and reforms of science in the schools of India. (ML)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, National Programs