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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...

2008-09-12 03:00:22

By Brophy, Sean Klein, Stacy; Portsmore, Merredith; Rogers, Chris ABSTRACT Engineering as a profession faces the challenge of making the use of technology ubiquitous and transparent in society while at the same time raising young learners' interest and understanding of how technology works. Educational efforts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (i.e., STEM disciplines) continue to grow in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade (P-12) as part of addressing this challenge. This...

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Thiry, Heather Laursen, Sandra L; Hunter, Anne-Barrie ABSTRACT Involvement of scientists in education is essential to strengthen quality and access to US science education at the K-12 and higher levels. Yet little research evidence exists to help practitioners understand scientists' education and outreach interests, beliefs, and motivations, and the barriers that must be addressed to involve them effectively. The ReSciPE Project (Resources for Scientists in Partnership with Education)...

2008-08-12 00:00:37

Dar Al Marefa, Mirdiff's new pioneering schoolModern bilingual school to practice an international curriculum in both Arabic and English The Mirdiff area will witness the opening of its own Dar Al Marefa in September 2008. Literally meaning 'house of knowledge' in Arabic, Dar Al Marefa, an initiative of Al Ghurair Investments, will be the cornerstone of a broader program aiming to enhance the standards of education offered to the growing UAE community. With the child being the focal point...

2008-07-05 12:00:08

By Jeff Raderstrong, Seattle Times Jul. 5--The mealworms rolled around paper plates, spread out on a table strewed with writing paper. The students passed mealworms back and forth, giggling as the worms crawled across their hands. "What else do we need to give our mealworms?" teacher Pamela Kraus asked. "Cotton balls, for comfort?" one student offered. The easy stuff, like food, water and shelter, had already been mentioned, but Kraus, a research scientist, wanted more out of her class...

2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Conderman, Greg Bresnahan, Val With a focus on concepts and principles, teachers can lead students in diverse classrooms in the efficient and broad acquisition of knowledge. Imagine a classroom co-taught by a general educator and special educator that includes 11 students with individualized education programs (IEPs), two students with autism, five students from low socioeconomic levels, two students whose parents do not speak English, and five high achievers from enriched backgrounds....

2008-06-30 12:02:26

SAN ANTONIO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PASCO scientific and Project Tomorrow today announced a new report on science education that is based upon the authentic, unfiltered views and ideas of over 367,000 K-12 students, teachers, parents and school administrators collected through the annual Speak Up online surveys. This report documents for the first time the disconnection between how students in kindergarten through 12th grade want to learn science, what tools they want to use to explore...

2008-06-17 03:00:33

By Wiersma, Ashley ABSTRACT. The purpose of this study was to investigate and characterize current practice in secondary history education and its relationship to best practices. In this phenomenological study, the author examines the pedagogy of three high school history teachers and the extent to which their current methods exhibited recent thinking on best practices in student learning. Data were obtained through questionnaires, observations, and interviews. Research posits that...

2008-04-02 03:00:47

By Dogru-Atay, Pinar Tekkaya, Ceren ABSTRACT. The authors investigated the comparative effect of the learning cycle and expository instruction on 8th-grade students' achievement in genetics. They adopted the nonequivalent control group design as a type of quasiexperimental design. The experimental group (N = 104) received learning cycle instruction, and the control group (N = 109) received expository instruction. The 2-way analysis of covariance indicated a statistically significant...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.