Honey students dress up to learn about scienceLubbockOnline.comThe entire Honey Elementary student body put on lab coats and safety goggles to participate in a PTA Science Day spring event that educated students about several different areas of...
"The stakes are extraordinarily high, so it is critical that the United States find more effective ways of teaching the so-called STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in K-12 classrooms..."
One challenge to reforming our educational system is that politicians and voters think they know what's wrong with.. schools — after all, they went through the system themselves. But some of those common-sense opinions are simply wrong, and these false assumptions undermine much of the public debate about how to improve education. Follow the link to read more...
Despite all the talk about STEM education (science, engineering, technology and mathematics), the reality at the high school level is overcrowded classrooms, ...and along with reducing class sizes, another reform would be dropping standardized testing. Having taught high school chemistry for 20 years, Pezzi is convinced that standardized tests don’t work.
Superheroes Want To Rescue Florida Science EducationStateImpact FloridaEditor's note: This post was written by WUSF's Mark Schreiner. Sam DuPont and Audrey Buttice were once mild-mannered USF Ph.D. students.
The JASON Project is an award-winning program that connects students and teachers with real scientific exploration and discovery. They will be able to connect virtually and physically with scientists and researchers who will provide mentored, authentic and enriching science learning experiences.
Project NEXUS is a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funded project based at the University of Maryland, College Park and headed by Principal Investigator Dr. J. Randy McGinnis. Its purpose is to investigate an innovative model of teacher preparation.
Science education theorists tend to believe that if we can only engage learners, help them grasp how to think critically, and let them interpret appropriate evidence, then misconceptions, misunderstandings, and acceptance of ...
New syllabus puts feelings before facts according to The Australian. SCIENCE as taught in Queensland schools is a "social and cultural activity" that generates explanations of natural phenomenon based on "personal experiences", a view rejected by the nation's deans of science..
Should science education go virtual? To a limited extent, I think it's a good thing. But it's a horrible idea to rush headlong into digitizing entire science courses or replacing hands-on activities with virtual lessons.
By Harry Keller Editor, Science Education For nearly 150 years since Darwin first published The Origin of Species in 1859, the controversy has continued. Despite mountains of evidence collected from many branches of ...
"Tragically, we have managed to simultaneously trivialize and complicate science education. As a result, for far too many, science seems a game of recalling boring, incomprehensible facts - so much so that it may make little ...
Where Are the Science Teachers of Tomorrow?Huffington Post (blog)This time last year, the National Math and Science Initiative made a commitment to the CGI to expand dramatically our teacher training programs.
Is it a lack of thorough teacher training? Are teachers intimidated or afraid to seek outside help with more advanced science concepts? Is it peer pressure? Science is only cool for some. Does it make you a geek or a nerd?
Selected microgravity experiments include studies of disinfectants on mould in space (grade 5), the impact of microgravity on the shelf-life of synthetic haemoglobin (grade 11), effects of uric acid on bone deterioration (grades 9 and 11), growth of Lactobacilli acidophilus (grade 12), and studies of impurities in crystals grown in space (grade 6).
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