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Selmer, Sarah J.; Luna, Melissa J.; Rye, James A. – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: This study seeks insights into teachers' experiences implementing Garden-Based Learning (GBL) in an elementary school. The breadth of studies supporting the use of GBL in K-8 schools in the United States alongside the paucity of studies specific to teachers' experiences implementing GBL highlights the importance of this work.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Gardening, Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Teachers
Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; Rye, James A., Ed.; Keig, Patricia F., Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed. – 2000
Papers from the proceedings of the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) include: (1) "A Quantitative Examination of Teacher Self Efficacy and Knowledge of the Anture of Science" (Chun, Sajin and Oliver, J. Steve); (2) "Investigating Preservice Elementary Teachers' Self-Efficacy Relative to Self…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Curriculum
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Selmer, Sarah J.; Rye, James A.; Malone, Elizabeth; Fernandez, Danielle; Trebino, Kathryn – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2014
Statistical literacy is essential to scientific literacy, and the quest for such is best initiated in the elementary grades. The "Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics" set forth practices (e.g., asking questions, using tools strategically to analyze and interpret data) and content (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Selmer, Sarah J.; Bolyard, Johnna J.; Rye, James A. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2011
Students in the 21st century are exposed daily to a staggering amount of numerically infused media. In this era of abundant numeric data, students must be able to engage in sound statistical reasoning when making life decisions after exposure to varied information. The context of nutrition can be used to engage upper elementary and middle school…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Nutrition
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Rye, James A.; Smolski, Stefan – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2007
Teachers can use pedometers to facilitate inquiry learning and show students the need for mathematics in scientific investigation. The authors conducted activities with secondary students that investigated intake and expenditure components of the energy balance algorithm, which led to inquiries about pedometers and related data. By investigating…
Descriptors: Research Design, Physical Activities, Science Instruction, Energy
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Rye, James A.; Selmer, Sarah J.; Pennington, Sara; Vanhorn, Laura; Fox, Sarah; Kane, Sarah – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
A national movement is underway to establish elementary school gardens, which can serve both academic and social purposes. These gardens can positively impact students' science achievement and provide the thematic and hands-on approach especially conducive to learning for students with disabilities. Garden-based learning (GBL) broadens the scope…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Gardening, Community Resources, Grade 4
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Rye, James A. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Reports on a workshop on electronic concept mapping with a group (n=18) of science teachers in a Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA). Suggests using this software for the academic enrichment of underserved students, regular classroom instruction, and inservice training for colleagues. Concludes that HSTA teachers embrace electronic…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Science Education
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Rye, James A.; Rubba, Peter A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Scores student-constructed concept maps (n=17) that emerged from post-instructional interviews about chlorofluorocarbons against a teacher-expert map using a scheme weighted for relationships. Supports the recommendations of others to use expert referents and emphasize concept relationships in assessing concept maps. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Evaluation, Grade 8, Middle Schools
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Rye, James A.; Zizzi, Samuel J.; Vitullo, Elizabeth A.; Tompkins, Nancy O'Hara – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
The United States is experiencing an obesity epidemic: A science-technology-society public health issue tied to our built environment, which is characterized by heavy dependence on automobiles and reduced opportunities to walk and bicycle for transportation. This presents an informal science education opportunity within "science in personal…
Descriptors: Science Education, Public Health, Obesity, Physical Activities
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Rye, James A. – School Science and Mathematics, 1999
Presents an activity that integrates mathematics and science and focuses on estimation, percent, proportionality, ratio, interconverting units, deriving algorithms mathematically, energy transformation, interactions of energy and matter, bioavailability, composition, density, inferring, and data gathering through scientific interpretation.…
Descriptors: Energy, Estimation (Mathematics), Higher Education, Integrated Activities
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Rye, James A.; Strong, Donna D.; Rubba, Peter A. – Social Education, 2001
Explores the inclusion of science-technology-society (STS) education in social studies. Provides background information on global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer. Focuses on reasons for teaching global climate change in the social studies classroom and includes teaching suggestions. Offers a list of Web sites about global climate…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Climate Change, Educational Strategies, Global Warming
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Rye, James A. – Rural Educator, 1998
The Health Science and Technology Academy (HSTA), a partnership between West Virginia University and primarily rural communities in West Virginia, provides after-school science clubs for financially disadvantaged and minority students and encourages their interests in science, technology, and health science careers. Science teachers participating…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Career Exploration, Cooperative Programs, Disadvantaged Youth
Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; Rye, James A., Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed.; Crawford, Barbara A., Ed. – 2002
This document contains the proceedings of the 2002 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science which was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, January 10-13, 2002. Papers include: (1) "Teaching Science Methods Courses with Web-Enhanced Activities" (Alec M. Bodzin); (2) "How Is Your Lawnmower Working?…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Block Scheduling, Conference Papers, Elementary Secondary Education
Rye, James A.; Campbell, Star; Bardwell, Jenny – 1999
This paper discusses strategies that can be used to realize interdisciplinary instruction at the secondary level and details a sample curriculum that employs themes related to human nutrition. The Secondary Level Interdisciplinary Curriculum is organized around five thematic units that present nutrition issues highly relevant to adolescents:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Health, High Schools, Human Body
Rye, James A.; Priselac, Nancy; Bardwell, Jenny – 1999
The Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA), administered through West Virginia University, provides professional development to science teachers who partner with higher education faculty in a science and math enrichment program for financially disadvantaged African American students. This program focuses on human nutrition and has…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty, Graphing Calculators
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