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Mong, Christopher J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In order to improve STEM education, as well as incorporate 21st century skills, teacher education programs are in the process of finding better ways to address these areas (Trilling & Fadel, 2009). New teachers entering the workforce are prepared mostly to teach content the way they were taught (Alger, 2009; Eick & Reed, 2002; Goodnough…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Professional Development, Program Implementation, Intention
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Schmidt-Rohr, Klaus – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The strongly exothermic nature of reactions between molecular oxygen and all organic molecules as well as many other substances is explained in simple, general terms. The double bond in O[subscript 2] is much weaker than other double bonds or pairs of single bonds, and therefore the formation of the stronger bonds in CO[subscript 2] and…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Chemistry, Heat, Science Instruction
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Galgano, Paula D.; Loffredo, Carina; Sato, Bruno M.; Reichardt, Christian; El Seoud, Omar A. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
The concept of "Education for Sustainable Development", ESD, has been introduced in a period where chemistry education is undergoing a major change, both in emphasis and methods of teaching. Studying an everyday problem, with an important socio-economic impact in the laboratory is a part of this approach. Presently, the students in many…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Undergraduate Students, Fuels, Economic Impact
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Aksela, Maija; Wu, Xiaomeng; Halonen, Julia – Education Sciences, 2016
Sustainable energy is one of the biggest global challenges today. This paper discusses how we can promote adolescents' learning of sustainable energy with the help of an international massive open online course (MOOC). The aim of this case study is to understand: (1) What do the adolescents find relevant in the MOOC course about sustainable…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Sustainable Development
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Keller, Alexandra; Smith, David; Harrop, Brenda; Lamit, Louis; Schroer, Melanie; Wymore, Adam; Ueckert, Catherine – Science Scope, 2012
Almost all living organisms, including plants, fungi, insects, and humans, have DNA. Variation in DNA, or genetic variation, is responsible for most of the diversity one sees in nature. By analyzing DNA, it is possible to create a DNA fingerprint that is unique to an organism. DNA fingerprinting is used in several disciplines of science, including…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Instruction, Middle Schools, Secondary School Science
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Russ, Rosemary S.; Wangen, Steve; Nye, D. Leith; Shapiro, R. Benjamin; Strinz, Will; Ferris, Michael – Science Teacher, 2015
To help teachers engage students in discussions about sustainability, the authors designed Fields of Fuel, a multiplayer, web-based simulation game that allows players to explore the environmental and economic trade-offs of a realistic sustainable system. Computer-based simulations of real-world phenomena engage students and have been shown to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Video Games, Thinking Skills, Computer Simulation
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Cook, Emma – Primary Science, 2011
Increased energy efficiency and reduced reliance on fossil fuels are both essential if people are to have any chance of avoiding escalating energy prices and the grim reality of catastrophic climate change. By increasing the diversity of energy sources people can also achieve increased security, reducing their dependence on imports. As…
Descriptors: Fuels, Energy Conservation, Energy, Climate
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Elnashaie, Said S. E. H.; Fateen, Seif-Eddeen; El-Ahwany, Ahmed; Moustafa, Tarek M. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2008
The ISA, based on system theory, is the best way to organize knowledge and exchange it. It depends on defining every system through its boundary, main processes within this boundary, and exchange with the environment through this boundary. It relies upon thermodynamics and information theory and is, therefore, applicable to all kinds of systems,…
Descriptors: Information Theory, Fuels, Investigations, Thermodynamics
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Wagner, Eugene P.; Koehle, Maura A.; Moyle, Todd M.; Lambert, Patrick D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
In recent years, biofuel development and use has risen significantly. This undergraduate laboratory experiment educates students on the various alternative fuels that are being developed for automotive applications and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students replicate commercially available alternative fuels, E85 and biodiesel, as well…
Descriptors: College Science, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Study, Fuels
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Roddy, Dermot J. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2008
An existing industrial hydrogen generation and distribution infrastructure is described, and a number of large-scale investment projects are outlined. All of these projects have the potential to generate significant volumes of low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen. The technologies concerned range from gasification of coal with carbon capture and storage…
Descriptors: Energy, Industry, Foreign Countries, Technology
Pelletier, Stephen G. – Trusteeship, 2010
Managers of university endowment funds are paying closer attention to investing in "green" industries, commonly bundled under the umbrella "cleantech." Cleantech offers the possibility of buying in while prices are low "and" making a "green" investment play, but it also harbors the risks inherent in any emerging industry. Cleantech has varying…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Endowment Funds, Investment, Trusts (Financial)
Brainard, Jeffrey – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Plants that bear less familiar names such as switch grass, "Miscanthus," and kenaf, are not much to look at, having weathered Iowa's winter snows. But Iowa State researchers see these crops as seeds of change in alternative fuels. Rows of experimental crops line the test plots at Iowa State University's research farm. Although corn is…
Descriptors: Agronomy, Scientific Research, Grants, Universities
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Ricigliano, Kristin – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2011
Most soils found in the Amazon region are characterized by highly weathered profiles that are incapable of longterm agricultural production. However, small patches of highly fertile relict soil referred to as Terra Pretas, are also found in the Amazon region, and have maintained their integrity for thousands of years. These soils were…
Descriptors: Land Use, Agricultural Production, Scientific Concepts, Climate
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Harden, Helen – Education in Science, 2009
This article provides an overview of the "It Makes You Think" resource. The lessons provided by this resource show how students can learn about the global dimension through science. The "It Makes You Think" resource contains ten topics: (1) Metals in jewellery worldwide; (2) Global food market; (3) The worldwide travels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Instructional Design, Science Activities
Gruidl, John; Markov, Ilya – Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, 2010
The prospect of clean, well-paying jobs spurred by green development is attractive to many small Illinois towns. It is important for local leaders to understand this emerging sector of economic opportunity and implement policies that promote green jobs. Unfortunately, since the green movement is a new approach, there is a lot of misunderstanding…
Descriptors: Industry, Economic Opportunities, Energy Conservation, Rural Areas
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