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Slater, Stephanie J.; Slater, Timothy F. – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2015
Although the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are not federally mandated national standards or performance expectations for K-12 schools in the United States, they stand poised to become a de facto national science and education policy, as state governments, publishers of curriculum materials, and assessment providers across the country…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Academic Standards, Science Education, Astronomy
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Nurse, Paul – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Understanding how science is done increases trust in science as it can be seen to be built on reliable data, rational argument and repeated testing. If science is taught as just an assemblage of facts without dealing with the process which gave rise to those facts, then why should pupils trust science more than fables or pseudoscience? Everyone…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Education, Science and Society, Periodicals
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Lippert, Nathaniel; Partridge, Bruce – Astronomy Education Review, 2004
The American Astronomical Society has recently developed an ambitious set of goals for introductory astronomy courses. How well does an introductory astronomy course based firmly on these goals actually do? In this article, an education student enrolled in such a class and the professor who taught it present an unvarnished analysis of one course…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses, Educational Objectives
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Piliouras, Panagiotis; Siakas, Spyros; Seroglou, Fanny – Science & Education, 2011
In this paper, we present the design and application of a teaching scenario appropriate for 12-years-old pupils in the primary school aiming to a better understanding of scientific concepts and scientific methods, linking the development of individual thinking with the development of scientific ideas and facilitating a better understanding of the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Animation, Research Design, Scientific Principles
Ciotti, Joseph E. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Behavioral research supports informal education as fundamental to lifelong learning and responsible for much of what we know. Such learning occurs outside of formal schooling through venues such as the Internet, libraries, museums and planetariums. Unrestricted by the regulations of formal institutions, informal education can respond more quickly,…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Hawaiians, Lifelong Learning, Astronomy
Science News, 1983
Highlights important 1983 news stories reported in Science News. Stories are categorized under: anthropology/paleontology; behavior; biology; chemistry; earth sciences; energy; environment; medicine; physics; science and society; space sciences and astronomy; and technology and computers. (JN)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavior, Biology, Computers
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Fraknoi, Andrew – Astronomy Education Review, 2004
Estimates are that approximately 100,000 to 125,000 students take introductory astronomy classes each year at colleges and universities that do not grant bachelor's or higher degrees in physics or astronomy. This represents roughly 40% to 50% of the total number of students taking intro astronomy in the United States. Such nonresearch institutions…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Education, College Science, College Faculty
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Sovacool, Benjamin – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2005
This work inaugurates a critical inquiry into whether the ideas of Karl Popper, a philosopher of science, are used by astronomers and astrophysicists, a practicing community of scientists. It examines four basic components of Karl Popper's philosophy falsification, prohibition, simplicity, and risk taking and the extent that these themes become…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science History, Scientific Methodology, Philosophy
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Gibbs, Michael G.; Berendsen, Margaret – Astronomy Education Review, 2007
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) conducted a national survey of in-service teachers participating in Project ASTRO. The survey results document (1) the value that teachers place on supplemental astronomy education provided by professional and amateur astronomers, and (2) the difference that teachers perceive in the value provided by…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Astronomy, National Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Wentzel, Donat G., Comp. – 1974
This newsletter, published by the Task Group on Education in Astronomy, focuses on astronomy education both for the public and for schools. Topics in this issue include new publications related to astronomy education; a roster of consultants on astronomy education; a collection of course syllabuses (college level); teaching astronomy in schools,…
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Curriculum, Higher Education
Science News, 1984
Reviews important science news stories reported during 1984 in "Science News" magazine. These stories are in the categories of: anthropology and paleontology; behavior; biology; chemistry; computers; mathematics; earth science; the environment; medicine; physics; science and society; space sciences and astronomy; and technology. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Behavior, Biology, Chemistry
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Venkatesan, Aparna; Burgasser, Adam – Physics Teacher, 2017
The chronic underrepresentation of Native and indigenous peoples in STEM fields (Fig. 1) has been a longstanding issue in the United States, despite concentrated efforts by many local and national groups, including the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the American Indian Science and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, World Views, STEM Education
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Fraknoi, Andrew – Mercury, 1981
Describes educational activities of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific including learning packets on various astronomy concepts, Morrison lectures, newspaper columns, teacher workshops, cosponsoring astronomy oriented lectures, and providing speakers for various groups. (DS)
Descriptors: Activities, Astronomy, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
Fraknoi, Andrew, Ed.; Schatz, Dennis, Ed. – 2002
The goal of this resource notebook is to provide activities selected by astronomers and classroom teachers, comprehensive resource lists and bibliographies, background material on astronomical topics, and teaching ideas from experienced astronomy educators. Activities are grouped into several major areas of study in astronomy including lunar…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Brown, Cecelia – Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2001
To learn how e-prints are cited, used, and accepted in the literature of physics and astronomy, the philosophies, policies, and practices of approximately 50 top-tier physics and astronomy journals regarding e-prints from the Los Alamos e-print archive were examined. Results provide a sense of the current impact of the evolution of e-prints on the…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Citation Analysis, Citations (References), Electronic Journals
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