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2011-03-10 13:50:00

Children who are taught how to think and act like scientists develop a clearer understanding of the subject, a study has shown. The research project led by The University of Nottingham and The Open University has shown that school children who took the lead in investigating science topics of interest to them gained an understanding of good scientific practice. The study shows that this method of "Ëœpersonal inquiry' could be used to help children develop the skills needed to weigh...

2011-03-10 11:28:00

ORLAND PARK, Illinois and ARMONK, New York, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourier Education (FourierEDU.com), a global pioneer in the science education technology industry, and It's About Time, Fourier's US distributor and a leading educational publisher of middle and high school inquiry-based science and math programs, announced today, that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools of North Carolina has implemented Fourier's NOVA5000(TM) data loggers and probeware. One of America's 25 largest...

2011-01-10 08:48:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ExploreLearning, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced the renewal and expansion of its partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Education providing access to the company's flagship simulation library, Gizmos, to teachers and students province-wide. Over the past three years, the demand for Gizmos from Ontario's school boards has been strong and usage has grown consistently. Gizmos are now being...

2010-11-20 00:00:00

Continuing data-based evidence shows that teacher professional development in ANOVA Science's Research Investigation Process (RIP ®) scientific inquiry -based critical thinking model leads to elementary, middle, and high school students who are critical thinkers and self-motivated learners. Independent evaluations consisting of rigorous assessment procedures consistently lead to the same conclusions year-after-year: teachers of culturally- and language diverse students...

2010-04-08 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bestselling author Richard Konicek-Moran introduces 15 new mysteries in this third volume of his award-winning series. Even More Everyday Science Mysteries uses stories without endings to encourage students to ask questions, form hypotheses, and take ownership of their learning through investigation and inquiry. This hand-on approach proves to be the perfect vehicle for K-8 teachers, homeschooling parents, and informal educators to introduce...

2010-03-18 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that technology is transforming the way the world comprehends and communicates knowledge of both local and global issues. Today Holbrook Travel, a leader in innovative, global field expeditions for students and educators, announced a new approach in field studies to help students understand critical environmental, social and political dynamics. Beginning in 2011, Holbrook Academic Group travel to Costa Rica will offer the group leader...

2009-11-04 09:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill School Education Group, the leading provider of print and digital educational materials for students in Grades PreK-12, has developed a new program for Texas students that enables them to become active readers. Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures utilizes the research-based text feature of purposeful highlighting to alert students to pause, reread, and interact with the text. This purposeful in-text highlighting, doesn't provide students the...

2009-10-28 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inquiry is a research-based teaching approach that gives students significant, contextual reasons for learning. Because adolescents often need additional motivation and "reasons" to learn, Inquiry is the ideal foundation for Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures, a comprehensive collection of engaging literature and non-fiction with integrated skill development and targeted differentiated instruction for Texas students in Grades 6-12. Glencoe...

2009-05-27 14:47:00

Experiments based on recommendations from National Research Council BEAVERTON, Ore., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Helping students in high school and college think critically about chemistry experiments, while providing educators with easy-to-use labs, was the goal of authors Donald L. Volz and Ray Smola in Vernier Software & Technology's new 'Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry' lab book. The book takes a unique approach by providing direction for both open inquiry and guided...

2008-10-01 03:00:08

By Melber, Leah M Brown, Kayla D Abstract: For many reasons, students with disabilities are not as thoroughly represented in science careers as are their nondisabled peers. In this case study, the authors explore the effects an informal education program focused on environmental science and delivered to college-bound students with disabilities had on comfort level with science and interest in science careers. Results indicate that the informal nature of the program was well-received and...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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