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Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Research in Scientific Communication. – 1968
This study was designed to explore the following three issues: (1) What leads an author to submit his manuscript to a particular journal? (2) What are the subject areas covered and what is the nature of the treatment (descriptive, analytical, theoretical, etc.) in articles published in these journals? (3) What are the main problems associated with…
Descriptors: Authors, Earth Science, Information Science, Literature Reviews
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Sharples, Mike; Aristeidou, Maria; Villasclaras-Fernández, Eloy; Herodotou, Christothea; Scanlon, Eileen – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2017
The authors describe the design and formative evaluation of a sensor toolkit for Android smartphones and tablets that supports inquiry-based science learning. The Sense-it app enables a user to access all the motion, environmental and position sensors available on a device, linking these to a website for shared crowd-sourced investigations. The…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Weaver, Andrew J.; Mueller, Andrea – Science and Children, 2009
What happens when children and scientists learn together? A partnership is formed, that's what! This article describes how a university scientist and a teacher teamed up with a local fourth-grade teacher to provide a unique opportunity for students to observe real scientists at work and enhance their knowledge of weather at the same time. The…
Descriptors: Meteorology, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Scientists
Hantz, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
By the end of the nineteenth century, the momentum for the idea of a more practical education better suited to life in a modern, technological world brought the first educational reform movements in the nation. Concurrent reform efforts at the state and national levels influenced both the historical development of Earth science education and the…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Earth Science, Educational Change
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Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Sackes, Mesut – Science and Children, 2010
It is important to help young children make connections between events in their lives and science concepts in preschool classrooms, so introducing basic meteorology ideas offer a great opportunity to make weather connections and awaken scientific curiosity (Spiropoulou, Kostopoulos, and Jacovides 1999). Therefore, this article presents a science…
Descriptors: Meteorology, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Observation
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Windsor, A Morgan, Jr. – Physics Teacher, 2013
The changing altitude of the Sun (either over the course of a day or longer periods) is a phenomenon that students do not normally appreciate. However, the altitude of the Sun affects many topics in disciplines as diverse as astronomy, meteorology, navigation, or horology, such as the basis for seasons, determination of latitude and longitude, or…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Energy, Hands on Science, Teaching Methods
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White, Loren D.; Reddy, R. S.; Liu, Heping; Williams, Quinton; Shoemake, John – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
Since 1975, the Jackson State University Meteorology Program (JSUMP) has played a unique role in the preparation of minorities for careers in the atmospheric sciences. Through external partnerships, incorporation of undergraduate research, summer internships, and involvement in activities of the professional societies, the JSUMP has graduated…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational History, Meteorology, Minority Group Students
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Sellés-Martínez, José – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
The presence of geosciences in the curriculum of primary and secondary schools in Argentina has been highly dependent on educational policies that change frequently under political circumstances. Subjects related to geology, geophysics, meteorology, and astronomy make their appearance and disappear under the influence of educational initiatives…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Educational Strategies, Geology, Universities
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Physics Education, 1980
Presents a review prepared by the British Meteorological Society which covers 51 films for use in teaching meteorology in higher education or secondary schools. (HM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Science, Environmental Education, Higher Education
Brown, Mary; Dickinson, Rosemary – 1996
This book consists of two complete units on meteorology. The first unit is created for lower elementary students and the second one is for upper elementary grade levels. The units are designed for gifted students and encourage students to be responsible for their own education. Each unit is based on an interdisciplinary approach. Suggestions for…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Activity Units, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education
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Gaudry-Hudson, Christine; Yalda, Sepideh – College Teaching, 2008
An important component of student-centered learning is students' ability to connect to their own experiences and to build on their initial perspectives. In this collaborative project, two courses, one in foreign language and one in meteorology, use online postings and threaded discussions to guide the student in a self-study of progress, learning,…
Descriptors: Meteorology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Student Centered Curriculum
Exline, Joseph D., Ed. – 1978
This publication is intended to be an aid for secondary school science teachers in providing some additional student-oriented activities to enrich the earth science program. These activities have been classroom tested by teachers and have been considered by these teachers to be educationally successful. This publication is a product of the Earth…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Geology, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials
Wright, Russell G. – 1996
This book is designed for middle school students to learn scientific literacy through event-based science. Unlike traditional curricula, the event-based earth science module is a student-centered, interdisciplinary, inquiry-oriented program that emphasizes cooperative learning, teamwork, independent research, hands-on investigations, and…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Education, Group Activities, Hands on Science
Wright, Russell G. – 1995
This book is designed for middle school earth science teachers to help their students learn about problems with hurricanes and scientific literacy through event-based science. Unlike traditional curricula, the event-based earth science module is a student-centered, interdisciplinary, inquiry-oriented program that emphasizes cooperative learning,…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Education, Group Activities, Hands on Science
Wright, Russell G. – 1997
This book is designed for middle school students to learn scientific literacy through event-based science. Unlike traditional curricula, the event-based earth science module is a student-centered, interdisciplinary, inquiry-oriented program that emphasizes cooperative learning, teamwork, independent research, hands-on investigations, and…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Education, Group Activities, Hands on Science
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