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Virtual science education? - Florida Citizens for 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.
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Students dress up to learn about science

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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...
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Teddy bears in space: first pictures - Telegraph

Teddy bears in space: first pictures - Telegraph | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Two teddy bears have been sent on a space mission, propelled 100,000ft into the stratosphere on a weather balloon.
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An interesting, topical article to start a lesson on space.

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Researcher Advocates 'Student-Centered' Approach to Science

Researcher Advocates 'Student-Centered' Approach to Science | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it

"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..."

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Brainiac Science Abuse-Britain's Slipperiest Socks

Richard Hammond and the Brainiac's go to a big warehouse to see which socks are the slipperiest: cotton, wool, or polyester.

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5 misconceptions about teaching maths and science

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...

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Grad student gets honour for science teaching

Grad student gets honour for science teaching | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it

Mississippi State Newsroom - Chemistry teacher gets U.S. honour for science teaching after completing MSc in interdisciplinary science by distance learning.

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A passionate teacher with good chemistry

A passionate teacher with good chemistry | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it

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.

“Let us teach,” she pleaded.

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Superheroes Want To Rescue Florida Science Education - StateImpact Florida

Superheroes Want To Rescue Florida Science Education - StateImpact Florida | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
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.
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Science teachers go back to school - Camarillo Acorn

Science teachers go back to school - Camarillo Acorn | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Science teachers go back to schoolCamarillo AcornCLIMATE CURRICULUM—Bob Bleicher, professor of science education at California State University Channel Islands CLIMATE CURRICULUM—Bob ...and more »...
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NSTA Learning Center

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Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach.

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AISD Gets Major Funding Boost From Chevron for Science Education

AISD Gets Major Funding Boost From Chevron for Science Education | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it

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.

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Project NEXUS - Wikipedia

Project NEXUS - Wikipedia | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it

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.

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Spongelab

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An amazing science site with a large number of magnificent animations and graphics to help you explain science principles. Content suitable for older students.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science


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Sciences - Passeport pour la Francophonie

Sciences - Passeport pour la Francophonie | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Learning challenges focusing on the effects of climate change and biodiversity, in which learners can study the flora and fauna of Madagascar and compare these with the plants and animals in Scotland.
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Interdisciplinary resources from 5 French-speaking countries for use in Scottish schools. Some innovative ideas included for the sciences.

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Interdisciplinary resources from 5 French-speaking countries for use in Scottish schools. Some innovative ideas included for the sciences.

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The Believing Brain in Science Education

The Believing Brain in Science Education | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Educational Technology Guy: Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy

Educational Technology Guy: Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it

Great tool to create objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy.


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Syllabus puts feelings before facts - The Australian

Syllabus puts feelings before facts - The Australian | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it

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..

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STEM Summer Camp sparks girls' interests in science, technology - Mount Airy News

STEM Summer Camp sparks girls' interests in science, technology - Mount Airy News | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
STEM Summer Camp sparks girls' interests in science, technologyMount Airy NewsMaster teacher Freda Parker watches STEM summer camp participants Prittany ... “STEM camp has given these selected girls the opportunity to learn 21st century skills ...
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Virtual science education? - Florida Citizens for 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.
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How Anti-Evolution Helps to Define Science

How Anti-Evolution Helps to Define Science | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Science Literature - Education with embedded philosophical enquiry

"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 ...
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Science Simulator - Harvard Magazine

Science Simulator - Harvard Magazine | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Science SimulatorHarvard MagazineAs director of the nonprofit PhET Interactive Simulations, she oversees the development and study of free online simulations for teaching science and math ...
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Where Are the Science Teachers of Tomorrow? - Huffington Post (blog)

Where Are the Science Teachers of Tomorrow? - Huffington Post (blog) | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
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.
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Do We Still Believe in Science? Fire Up Science in Learning! Make Science the New Black.

Do We Still Believe in Science? Fire Up Science in Learning! Make Science the New Black. | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it
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?
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Student Microgravity Experiments to Fly on First Operational Flight - Houston Chronicle

Student Microgravity Experiments to Fly on First Operational Flight - Houston Chronicle | Science Teacher Education | Scoop.it

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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Great Science Education Starts With Inspired Teachers

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Sally Ride talks about the role empowered teachers can play in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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