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Molitor, Jessica; Ryall, Mickey; Kelter, Paul – Science Educator, 2013
"Sustainable" development refers to development that meets our needs, while making it possible for future generations to meet their needs. Societal and personal choices will dictate if sustainable development will be possible, or, rather, if the environmental, economic and social impact of our continual lifestyle demands will lead to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Elementary School Science
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Romance, Nancy R.; Vitale, Michael R. – Science Educator, 2012
Science IDEAS is an evidence-based model that reflects interdisciplinary research findings that support the integration of literacy (e.g., reading comprehension) within science instruction in grades K-5. Presented is a framework for planning integrated science and literacy instruction in which six elements (hands-on investigations, reading,…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Reading Comprehension, Student Evaluation, Reading Achievement
Sackes, Mesut; Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Krissek, Lawrence A. – Science Educator, 2011
This study investigated inservice PreK to Grade two teachers' knowledge of some earth and space science concepts before and after a short-term teacher institute. A one-group pre-test-post-test design was used in the current study. Earth science concepts targeted during the professional development included properties of rocks and soils, and the…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Earth Science, Astronomy, Test Construction