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2013-09-12 23:04:22

Scientific Minds, LLC has released online professional development that trains science educators to engage students in the core ideas that support project-based science learning. Orange, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Scientific Minds, LLC has released online professional development training for educators called “Chunk the Science Standards.” The new training is bundled with the purchase of any Science Starter product: Elementary Science Starters, Middle School Science Starters,...

2011-06-10 13:27:30

Educators experiment with a new inquiry curriculum in hopes of better preparing students in solving real world issues. In April 2007, teacher Irka Elsevier and then-graduate student Biance Moebius-Clune began their second inquiry unit designed to enable high school students to better understand soil science concepts through their own research and experiments. Moebius-Clune was an NSF fellow in the Cornell Science Inquiry Partnerships (CSIP) program, which allowed the pair to develop inquiry...

2010-10-12 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exemplary Science for Resolving Societal Challenges, seventh in the Exemplary Science series, enriches classroom learning by connecting contemporary issues facing our society with science instruction. Editor Robert Yager and his team of coauthors offer diverse case study examples of research-based, proven strategies to assist preK-college educators as they strive to help students embrace curiosity, invention, and inquiry while also...

2010-05-17 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once Upon a Life Science Book is a ready resource for time-pressed life science teachers eager to improve their students' reading abilities and teach science content simultaneously. Twelve clearly outlined, research- and inquiry-based lessons address key concepts while providing students with first-hand experiences to anchor learning. Author Jodi Wheeler-Toppen uses a three-phase learning cycle to introduce basic life science concepts and...

2009-04-14 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inquiry: The Key to Exemplary Science, sixth in the Exemplary Science series, illustrates various forms of inquiry, demonstrates detailed examples of planning and execution, and provides case studies highlighting successful implementation of inquiry for teachers at all grade levels. Teachers and administrators will find this new monograph a great resource for exploring the relationship between inquiry and the National Science Education...

2009-04-13 09:20:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4 offers 25 additional formative assessment probes to help reveal students' preconceptions of fundamental science concepts, bringing the total to 100 in the popular series by author Page Keeley. Teachers of grades K-12 will find short probes with grade-band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for addressing students' ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change instruction....

2009-01-08 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NSTA announces the release of Earth Science Success: 50 Lesson Plans for Grades 6-9, a one-year, inquiry-based Earth science curriculum that uses a three-step approach of anticipation, data collection, and analysis to help students relate their classroom learning to their real-world experiences. This field-tested volume is ideal for university methodology courses in science education, as well as current middle and high school classroom...

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...

2008-10-01 03:00:08

By Moseley, Christine Utley, Juliana ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the environmental teaching efficacy and outcome-expectancy beliefs of elementary preservice teachers. The study also evaluated the importance of ethnicity as a construct in influencing teachers' beliefs toward environmental education. Among groups, participants involved in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) curriculum (2005; experimental group) significantly...

2008-08-06 12:00:14

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Roberta Banning of the National Science Teachers Association, +1-703-312-9285, rbanning@nsta.org ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 6/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assessing Science Learning: Perspectives From Research and Practiceuses researched-based information to illustrate the strong link between assessment and improved student science learning. Compiled by distinguished science educators and researchers, this 22-chapter volume of essays for K-12 teachers, researchers,...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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