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Classroom Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

StarDate.org is the public education and outreach department of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, which offers astronomy resources for teaches on their Classroom Activities site. The various projects are categorized by age and grade level including k-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Each provides a teachers guide, materials needed, a description of the process, any needed links (such as the StarDate Moon Phase Calculator within the Observing the Moon activity), and even printable versions of each lesson. Although not remarkable, the site does give teachers well designed and easy to accomplish activities which students should enjoy.

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En Francasis: A Supplement of Classroom Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This classroom activity supplement is designed to accompany the "En Francais" language instruction series (programs 1-13) used on closed circuit television in South Carolina. It is intended to enrich classroom follow-up of the film program and to prvide a variety of activities and suggestions for teaching French language skills. Lessons introduce…

Enwall, Beverly; Joiner, Elizabeth

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Collaborative Classroom Management. Video to Accompany "A Biological Brain in a Cultural Classroom: Applying Biological Research to Classroom Management." [Videotape].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 43-minute VHS videotape is designed to be used in course and workshop settings with "A Biological Brain in a Cultural Classroom: Applying Biological Research to Classroom Management." The videotape's principal values are as an introduction to the issues explored in the book and as a catalyst for group discussions and activities related to…

2001

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Marine Mammal Classroom Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features teachers' guides developed by Sea World featuring marine mammal educational materials for K-12. 14 different topics covered including sharks, wetlands, whales, birds, and much more. Several feature activities for all grade levels. Each guide includes goals and objectives, information, vocabulary, a bibliography, and classroom activities. Activities strive to integrate science, mathematics, geography, art, and language. Orca guide is also in Spanish.

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Hydrogen Fuel Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity page introduces hydrogen and facts on how it is used as an automobile power source. In this lesson, students will participate in a hands-on activity in generating hydrogen. The classroom activity involves generating hydrogen gas by splitting water in an electrolysis process. Step by step directions are provided for the experiment. This lesson plan is intended for grades 9-12 but may also be useful for undergraduate classes.These materials may be downloaded in PDF file format.

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Supporting Classroom Activities with the BSUL System  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the integration of ubiquitous computing systems into classroom settings, in order to provide basic support for classrooms and field activities. We have developed web application components using Java technology and configured a classroom with wireless network access and a web camera for our purposes. In this classroom, the students interact among each other and with the professor

Hiroaki Ogata; Nobuji A. Saito; Rosa G. J. Paredes; Gerardo Ayala San Martin; Yoneo Yano

2008-01-01

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Promoting Active Involvement in Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a rationale for using active involvement techniques, describes large- and small-group methods based on their documented effectiveness and applicability to K-12 classrooms, and illustrates their use. These approaches include ways of engaging students in large groups (e.g., unison responses, response cards, dry-erase boards,…

Conderman, Greg; Bresnahan, Val; Hedin, Laura

2012-01-01

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Active Classroom Participation in a Group Scribbles Primary Science Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A key stimulus of learning efficacy for students in the classroom is active participation and engagement in the learning process. This study examines the nature of teacher-student and student-student discourse when leveraged by an interactive technology--Group Scribbles (GS) in a Primary 5 Science classroom in Singapore which supports rapid…

Chen, Wenli; Looi, Chee-Kit

2011-01-01

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Bug Zapper Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson from Math Machines, students will "use trigonometry to automate the calculator-controlled Pointer to shoot a laser at a bug target." The activity will allow students the chance to practice constructing functions. A participant handout (including worksheet) and facilitator notes are made available for download in DOC file format. Links to calculator programs are also included.

Chaney, Robert

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Discovering Columbus: Classroom Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents learning activities concerning Christopher Columbus and his voyages. Includes lessons requiring students to (1) write a pledge of allegiance to the world; (2) examine the Americas before Columbus; (3) prepare a newscast on Columbus' arrival in the Americas; (4) imagine being a Native American encountering Columbus; and (5) explore what…

Moulden, Rick

1992-01-01

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Lighting Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson from Math Machines, students will design and test an automatic control system for lighting a room. They will examine the system's energy efficiency, response time and effectiveness. Students will be led through the activity step by step via the provided handout. A participant handout (including worksheets), facilitator notes, construction guide, sample data and annotated program listing are made available for download. Links to calculator programs are also included.

Thomas, Fred

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Interacting Galaxies Arp 273 Lithograph and In Search of... Interacting Galaxies Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Hubble Space Telescope images shows a group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The accompanying classroom activity is a curriculum support tool designed for use as an introductory inquiry activity. During the classroom activity, students use the images and text on the lithograph to generate questions about galaxy interactions. They will conduct research to answer their questions, and create a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of the material, providing supporting evidence from their research.

2011-01-01

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My Classroom Physical Activity Pyramid: A Tool for Integrating Movement into the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The classroom teacher is a critical team member of a comprehensive school physical activity program and an activity-friendly school environment. Students spend more time in the classroom than in any other school setting or environment. Classrooms are busy places, and classroom teachers must make decisions about how to make the best use of their…

Orlowski, Marietta; Lorson, Kevin; Lyon, Anna; Minoughan, Susan

2013-01-01

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Classroom Writing Activities to Support the Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a range of classroom writing activities to go along with three books for children or adolescents: "On My Honor" (Marion Dane Bauer), "Knots on a Counting Rope" (Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault), and "Piggybook" (Anthony Browne). (SR)

Piper, Judy

1993-01-01

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Mount St. Helens Classroom Activities: Elementary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide is designed to provide elementary teachers with an assortment of classroom activities dealing with the Mt. St. Helens eruption of May 18, 1980, in the areas of science, social studies, math, language arts, and school newspaper activities. Copy masters and teacher versions of all activities are contained with this guide,…

Washington State Educational Service District 112, Vancouver.

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Mount St. Helens Classroom Activities: Secondary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide is designed to provide secondary teachers with an assortment of classroom activities dealing with the Mt. St. Helens eruption of May 18, 1980, in the areas of science, social studies, math, language arts and school newspaper activities. Copy masters and teacher versions of all activities are contained within this guide,…

Washington State Educational Service District 112, Vancouver.

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Identifying Sexual Harassment: A Classroom Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We created a classroom activity to illustrate the complexity involved in identifying sexual harassment. In the activity, students decided whether 6 fictional scenarios constituted sexual harassment. The activity stimulates animated discussion, and evaluation data indicate that it received positive feedback from students and refined students'…

Madson, Laura; Shoda, Jennifer

2002-01-01

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Maya Art: Classroom and Museum Activity Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illustrated with reproductions of Mayan art and architecture, this activity book contains readings and activities about the Maya, including bilingual lesson sheets. The materials link middle school classroom studies of Mayan culture with history, social studies, and community resources. Eight lesson units explore the central aspects of Mayan art.…

Fuerst, Ann H.

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Trashball: A Logistic Regression Classroom Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the early 1990s, the National Science Foundation funded many research projects for improving statistical education. Many of these stressed the need for classroom activities that illustrate important issues of designing experiments, generating quality data, fitting models, and performing statistical tests. Our paper describes such an activity on…

Morrell, Christopher H.; Auer, Richard E.

2007-01-01

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Visit to an Ocean Planet - Classroom Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of classroom activities covers ocean study topics such as climate and the degree to which the ocean controls climate, physical properties of the ocean (density, salinity, currents, and others), and the scale of ocean life and life support structures. Each activity features an overview, concepts, a materials list, and instructions. Highlighted terms are linked to a glossary.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

2007-12-12

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Classroom Activities in Transportation: Technology Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum supplement was designed to correlate directly with "A Guide to Curriculum Planning in Technology Education," published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. It is also a companion book to three other classroom activity compilations, one in each of the other three major systems of technology--manufacturing,…

Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.

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Promoting Active Involvement in Today's Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In today's diverse classrooms and age of accountability, teachers need to use efficient, research-based instructional approaches that engage all students, promote interest and variety in learning and teaching, and provide immediate and continuous informal assessment data. This article presents a rationale for using active involvement techniques,…

Conderman, Greg; Bresnahan, Val; Hedin, Laura

2011-01-01

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Peace Works: Classroom Activities for Peacemaking.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classroom activities for examining effects of war and contemplating world peace are derived from the story of Sadako, a Japanese girl who died as a result of atomic bomb radiation. Making paper cranes, as Sadako did, and participating in schoolwide programs are suggested for primary, middle, and upper grades. (SLD)

Teaching Tolerance, 1993

1993-01-01

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Ethnic Studies: Ethnic Bicentennial Classroom Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is intended to provide teachers with suggestions and ideas for various activities they can undertake with students to acquaint them with the ethnic heritage of their country, their city, and themselves. Suggestions and ideas are modifiable or adjustable to fit each individual classroom situation and teaching style. The booklet is not…

Simpkins, Beverly

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Astronomy Activities for the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are middle school level, activity-oriented astronomy activities developed as a result of an earth science workshop for teachers. Topics include: (1) sun and moon position and measurement; (2) daily, yearly, and seasonal changes in the sun's position; (3) shapes and positions of planetary orbits; (4) eclipses; (5) properties of light; (6)…

Cain, Peggy W.; Welch, Daniel W.

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CIBT Classroom Resources and Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains labs and activities developed by Cornell Universityâ??s Institute for Biology Teachers (CIBT). Subjects include DNA profiling, HIV testing and transmission, photosynthesis, properties of blood, and the biology of the heart.

Cornell University faculty and teacher participants Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers (Cornell University; )

2010-05-11

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Classroom Activities in Thinking Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended as a resource for teachers of grades four and up who are eager to improve their students' thinking skills while teaching their regular curriculum, this booklet contains activities that can be used to teach a new concept or to review a previously taught skill. Following an introduction, the topics of the chapters of the resource guide and…

Kruse, Janice, Comp.

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Historical Activities for the Calculus Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Calculus may seem to be quite dismal to some, but it comes alive through the fine work of Gabriela R. Sanchis. Sanchis wrote this excellent piece on teaching calculus by drawing on the historical evolution of some of its key concepts. With support from the National Science Foundation, she also made sure to include several interactive Java applets which educators can use in the classroom. This piece is part of the Convergence math collection, offered by the Mathematical Association of America. These materials can be used in conjunction with other activities, and visitors may also use an embedded link to send the piece to a colleague.

Sanchis, Gabriela R.

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Physical Activity Opportunities during the School Day: Classroom Teachers' Perceptions of Using Activity Breaks in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore classroom teachers' perceptions of incorporating physical activity breaks into their classroom and to determine specific features of preferred activity breaks. These perceptions are considered within the conceptual framework of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP). Twelve elementary…

McMullen, Jaimie; Kulinna, Pamela; Cothran, Donetta

2014-01-01

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NASA Desert RATS 2011 Education Pilot Project and Classroom Activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the 2011 NASA Desert RATS analog activities, NASA HQ provided support to develop an education pilot project with student activities to parallel the Desert RATS mission planning and exploration activities in the classroom, as well as educator training.

Gruener, J. E.; McGlone, M.; Allen, J.; Tobola, K.; Graff, P.

2012-03-01

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GPM Poster and Freshwater Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This poster features NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. The front features an image of the GPM Core Observatory satellite along with the constellation of satellites that will accompany it. Background information is provided on the reverse side of the poster, including an overview of the mission, details of the satellite, the science and applications of the mission, and information on the constellation missions with which GPM will partner. Also included on the back is a multi-age educational activity on freshwater availability. See Related & Supplemental Resources to download a PDF of the poster.

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Talking Points: Discussion Activities in the Primary Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Talking Points: Discussion Activities in the Primary Classroom" encourages and supports classroom discussion on a range of topics, enabling children to develop the important life-skill of effective group communication. Children who can explain their own ideas and take account of the points of view and reasons of others are in the process of…

Dawes, Lyn

2011-01-01

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An Evolving Framework for Describing Student Engagement in Classroom Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student engagement in classroom activities is usually described as a function of factors such as human needs, affect, intention, motivation, interests, identity, and others. We take a different approach and develop a framework that models classroom engagement as a function of students' "conceptual competence" in the "specific content" (e.g., the…

Azevedo, Flavio S.; diSessa, Andrea A.; Sherin, Bruce L.

2012-01-01

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Classroom activity shows how to determine earthquake intensities  

SciTech Connect

When a strong earthquake occurs nearby, children are interested in what happened and why. This fascination can stimulate a variety of classroom activities and encourage discussion about the relationship between the natural forces that affect our world and us. The following is an easy classroom activity that focuses on your students` natural curiosity after an earthquake. It can be adapted for grades 3 through 12.

Dengler, L.

1995-11-01

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The Ecological Classroom: Environmental Education Activities K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides interdisciplinary ideas to accompany environmental education activities for kindergarten through grade 12. Topics of the activities include water pollution, soil erosion, and salmon homing instincts. Interdisciplinary areas include fine arts, language arts, and social studies. (DDR)

Gillam, David A.; And Others

1995-01-01

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Integrating physical activity data technologies into elementary school classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an iteration of a design-based research project that involved integrating commercial physical activity\\u000a data (PAD) sensors, such as heart rate monitors and pedometers, as technologies that could be used in two fifth grade classrooms.\\u000a By working in partnership with two participating teachers and seeking out immediate resources in the classrooms and elementary\\u000a school site, we devised a

Victor R. LeeJonathan; Jonathan M. Thomas

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Sailing to Jamestown, 1606-7: Five Classroom Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author presents five classroom activities that involve students in the settlement at Jamestown. Activity 1 simulates the problems encountered on the "Godspeed," a fifty-two-foot foot boat with fifty-two passengers traveling across the Atlantic in 1607 for three slow months. In Activity 2, students plot their route, ocean currents, and wind…

Pahl, Ronald H.

2007-01-01

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Living in a Global Environment. Classroom Activities in Development Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Forty classroom activities selected from New Internationalist Calendars published between 1984-1989 were collected. Each activity is presented in the form of a short story about a real-life person and a graphic spread of data consisting of maps, tables, photographs, diagrams, text, and student exercises. These activities have been written to…

Fien, John, Ed.

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Perspectives from space: NASA classroom information and activities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This booklet contains the information and classroom activities included on the backs of the eight poster series, 'Perspectives From Space'. The first series, Earth, An Integrated System, contains information on global ecology, remote sensing from space, data products, earth modeling, and international environmental treaties. The second series, Patterns Among Planets, contains information on the solar system, planetary processes, impacts and atmospheres, and a classroom activity on Jupiter's satellite system. The third series, Our Place In The Cosmos, contains information on the scale of the universe, origins of the universe, mission to the universe, and three classroom activities. The fourth series, Our Sun, The Nearest Star, contains information on the Sun. The fifth series, Oasis Of Life, contains information on the development of life, chemical and biological evolution on Earth and the search for other life in the universe. The sixth series, The Influence Of Gravity, contains information on Newton's Law of Gravity, space and microgravity, microgravity environment, and classroom activities on gravity. The seventh series, The Spirit Of Exploration, contains information on space exploration, the Apollo Program, future exploration activities, and two classroom activities. The eighth series, Global Cooperation, contains information on rocketry, the space race, and multi-nation exploration projects.

1992-01-01

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Joy in the Montessori Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author states that it is a delight to walk into a Montessori classroom to the hum of children engaged in a variety of activities, especially when there is an accompanying feeling of joy and happiness. In desiring the peaceful calm of the classroom, educators may inadvertently hinder the joy, enthusiasm, and imagination that…

Ulrich, Tamara D.

2014-01-01

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Fall Activities for the Early Childhood and Special Education Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for teachers of early childhood or special education students, this guide contains instructions and illustrations for classroom activities for the months of September, October, and November. Most of the activities involve art projects and many incorporate teaching in other subject areas such as mathematics, language arts, science, and…

Denton, Penny

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Silent Students' Participation in a Large Active Learning Science Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Active learning in large science classrooms furthers opportunities for students to engage in the content and in meaningful learning, yet students can still remain anonymously silent. This study aims to understand the impact of active learning on these silent students in a large General Chemistry course taught via Socratic questioning and…

Obenland, Carrie A.; Munson, Ashlyn H.; Hutchinson, John S.

2012-01-01

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Activity Approach to Just Beyond the Classroom. Environmental Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To provide teachers with some of the many activities that can be carried on "just beyond the classroom," the booklet presents plans for more than 40 outdoor education activities, all emphasizing multidisciplinary, inquiry approach to learning. The school grounds offer optimum conditions for initiating studies in the out-of-doors. While every…

Skliar, Norman; La Mantia, Laura

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Earth Science Teaching Plans and Classroom Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teachers looking for materials to help out in the classroom will find this well-organized site most useful. Created by the folks at Geology.com, the site's materials were compiled by Christy Pratt, and they are organized into nine thematic areas. These areas include "Volcanoes", "Water", "Weather", "Erosion", and "Plate Tectonics". The resources featured within each section are taken from high-quality institutions and organizations, including the Smithsonian, Harvard, and the National Science Foundation. Each area also includes a "News" area, which features topical news updates and briefs. Visitors can share these sites with other colleagues and friends via Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

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Source mechanism of very-long-period signals accompanying dome growth activity at Merapi volcano, Indonesia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Very-long-period (VLP) pulses with period of 6-7s, displaying similar waveforms, were identified in 1998 from broadband seismographs around the summit crater. These pulses accompanied most of multiphase (MP) earthquakes, a type of long-period event locally defined at Merapi Volcano. Source mechanisms for several VLP pulses were examined by applying moment tensor inversion to the waveform data. Solutions were consistent with a crack striking ???70?? and dipping ???50?? SW, 100m under the active dome, suggest pressurized gas transport involving accumulation and sudden release of 10-60 m3 of gas in the crack over a 6s interval.

Hidayat, D.; Chouet, B.; Voight, B.; Dawson, P.; Ratdomopurbo, A.

2002-01-01

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Observations of Children's Interactions with Teachers, Peers, and Tasks across Preschool Classroom Activity Settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research Findings: This descriptive study examined classroom activity settings in relation to children's observed behavior during classroom interactions, child gender, and basic teacher behavior within the preschool classroom. A total of 145 children were observed for an average of 80 min during 8 occasions across 2 days using the Individualized Classroom Assessment Scoring System, an observational measure that conceptualizes behavior into

Leslie M. Booren; Jason T. Downer; Virginia E. Vitiello

2012-01-01

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Sailing to Jamestown, 1606-7: Five Classroom Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author presents five classroom activities that involve students in the settlement at Jamestown. Activity 1 simulates the problems encountered on the Godspeed, a fifty-two-foot foot boat with fifty-two passengers traveling across the Atlantic in 1607 for three slow months. In Activity 2, students plot their route, ocean currents, and wind affecting the speed of their 1607 boat crossing the

Ronald H. Pahl

2007-01-01

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Prospective Nanoscience Lessons for High School Classroom Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Workshops for learning and teaching in nanoscale science in the Hampton Roads area in Virginia have been provided for high school science teachers of 7-12^th grade. Main objectives of the workshops are to enhance teachers' awareness of the connections between nanoscience and the traditional sciences, and provide a collection of suitable classroom activities in nanoscience. Prospective nanoscience lessons for high

Jaetae Seo; Jan Mangana; Courtney Dula; Olivia Kerwin; Jasmine Austin; Thamer Khasawneh; Jennifer Do; Luis Goity; Seongmin Ma; Qiguang Yang; Bagher Tabibi

2008-01-01

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Integrating Physical Activity Data Technologies into Elementary School Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes an iteration of a design-based research project that involved integrating commercial physical activity data (PAD) sensors, such as heart rate monitors and pedometers, as technologies that could be used in two fifth grade classrooms. By working in partnership with two participating teachers and seeking out immediate resources…

Lee, Victor R.; Thomas, Jonathan M.

2011-01-01

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Using Fall to Design Activities: In the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examples of fall activities to bring the natural world into the classroom are offered including conducting a simple chromatography experiment on leaves, correlating number of seeds with the lines on pumpkins, planting colored corn kernels, and designing and making scarecrows. (DB)

Grambo, Gregory

1994-01-01

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Student use of Facebook for organizing collaborative classroom activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social network sites such as Facebook are often conceived of as purely social spaces; however, as these sites have evolved, so have the ways in which students are using them. In this study, we examine how undergraduate students use the social network site Facebook to engage in classroom-related collaborative activities (e.g., arranging study groups, learning about course processes) to show

Cliff Lampe; Jessica Vitak; Nicole B. Ellison; Rick Wash

2011-01-01

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Discussing and Defining Sexual Assault: A Classroom Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author devised a classroom activity that facilitates discussion and increases awareness about sexual assault. Students read scenarios involving sexual situations that varied in ambiguity, then labeled whether the situations involved a sexual assault. Students also gave their definitions of sexual assault and completed an evaluation of the…

Franiuk, Renae

2007-01-01

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Student Use of Facebook for Organizing Collaborative Classroom Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social network sites such as Facebook are often conceived of as purely social spaces; however, as these sites have evolved, so have the ways in which students are using them. In this study, we examine how undergraduate students use the social network site Facebook to engage in classroom-related collaborative activities (e.g., arranging study…

Lampe, Cliff; Wohn, Donghee Yvette; Vitak, Jessica; Ellison, Nicole B.; Wash, Rick

2011-01-01

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Active Learning in the College Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This journal article presents a catalog of active-learning techniques aimed at fostering student learning in the context of a lecture course. The activities they discuss range from listening practices, to short writing exercises, to complex group exercises. In addition to their review of active-learning techniques, the article discusses some of the potential barriers to implementing active learning and suggests solutions.

J. Faust

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A Classroom Activity Illustrating Malapportionment and Gerrymandering.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After a brief introduction to political redistricting, this article describes a learning activity to teach secondary or college level students about malapportionment and gerrymandering. The activity can be used in political geography, political science, or social studies courses. (RM)

Walasek, Richard A.

1984-01-01

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Attention Science Teachers: Classroom Activities with Water.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of 10 activities is designed to give students a better grasp of concepts relating to groundwater, aquifers, and hydrology. Activities can be conducted as a demonstration (especially for younger students) or as a laboratory activity for students in higher grades. The guide contains an introduction for teachers and students, a…

HAZWRAP, The Hazardous Waste Remedial Actions Program.

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Nebraska's Ag in the Classroom. Learning Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains 22 activities that have been developed to help teachers and students become more aware of, appreciate, and understand the food and fiber production system and its role in the economy and society. Teachers are intended to select activities appropriate to their students' abilities and interests. Each activity contains the…

Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Inst. of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Finding Autonomy in Activity: Development and Validation of a Democratic Classroom Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper developed a Democratic Classroom Survey to measure students' perceived democratic environment of the classroom. Perceived democratic environment is one of the most important variables for understanding classroom activity and indeed any type of group activity, but actually measuring perceptions in an objective manner has been…

Hur, Eun Hye; Glassman, Michael; Kim, Yunhwan

2013-01-01

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Peptides accompanying chicken egg yolk IgY--alternative methods of isolation and immunoregulatory activity.  

PubMed

In the hen immune system the egg content plays as significant a role in the development of the chick as colostrum does in newborn mammals. One of the most important proteins in this system seems to be the main yolk immunoglobulin IgY. It has been shown that IgY is accompanied by an immunostimulatory polypeptide complex named yolkin. In this report the biological activities of yolkin separated by means of four different procedures are presented. It was shown that yolkin acts as an inducer rather than a modulator of cytokine and nitric oxide release, and does not participate in the protection of cells against destructive effects of reactive oxygen species. However, using the perchloric acid procedure it is possible to obtain a peptide fraction with higher inducing activity, stronger antioxidant properties and ability to decrease the NO level induced by lipopolysaccharide. The results obtained show that it is feasible to select one of the presented methods of yolkin isolation that yields a product of particular activity. The properties of yolk peptides not only indicate their roles in the development of chicks, but can also be useful for the regulation of some immunological disturbances. PMID:24534909

Zab?ocka, Agnieszka; Sosnowska, Agnieszka; Urbaniak, Anna; Janusz, Maria; Polanowski, Antoni

2014-04-01

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Really Recycled-SeaWorld Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students will be able to recycle newspaper into their own conservation message. Students will also be given the opportunity to write about their experience with recycling or persuade the reader why it is important to recycle based on what they learned in the activity.

Sea World - Just for Teachers

2012-04-03

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Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents K-12 and college classrooms considered outstanding in a competition, which judged the most outstanding learning environments at educational institutions nationwide. Jurors spent two days reviewing projects, focusing on concepts and ideas that made them exceptional. For each citation, the article offers information on the firm, client,…

American School & University, 2003

2003-01-01

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The Core of Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) Lithograph and In Search of...Stellar Evolution Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars. This colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of the cluster is one of the first images taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3. The accompanying classroom activity In Search of … Stellar Evolution is a curriculum support tool designed for use as an introductory inquiry activity. During the classroom activity, students use the images and text on this lithograph to generate questions about star formation. They will conduct research to answer their questions. Students will create a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of the material, providing supporting evidence from their research.

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Students' Goal Orientations and Cognitive Engagement in Classroom Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

We used structural equation analysis to test the validity of a goal mediational model for conceptualizing the influence of individual and situational variables on students' cognitive engagement in science activities. Fifth- and sixth-grade students (N = 275) from 10 classrooms completed a set of questionnaires designed to assess their goal orientations and their use of high-level or effort-minimizing learning strategies

Judith L. Meece; Phyllis C. Blumenfeld; Rick H. Hoyle

1988-01-01

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Changes in CD45 isoform expression accompany antigen-induced murine T-cell activation.  

PubMed Central

Leukocytes express a family of plasma membrane proteins called CD45 or the leukocyte common antigen. Isoforms of various molecular masses, 180-240 kDa, are produced by alternative splicing and usage of three exons, named A, B, and C, that encode the N-terminal portion of the external domain. By using monoclonal antibodies that precipitate B exon-dependent and B exon-independent isoforms we find that both murine CD4+ and murine CD8+ T cells selectively down-regulate the B exon-dependent forms of CD45 during an immune response. This change was monitored by using fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS) analysis and immunoprecipitation from surface radioiodinated and metabolically labeled cells. The loss of the 190-kDa B exon-dependent isoform during T-cell activation is accompanied by an increased production of a 180-kDa form, which does not contain the B exon-encoded sequence. This accounts for our observation that the overall expression of CD45, as assessed by FACS analysis, does not change. Images PMID:2528147

Birkeland, M L; Johnson, P; Trowbridge, I S; Puré, E

1989-01-01

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Pollution Percentages-SeaWorld Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, given a sample of marine debris, students will be able to sort the debris into four groups. Students will be able to gather and interpret data from the debris and solve real-life problems involving percentages. Students will be able to predict and test how it would degrade in the ocean and discuss its impact on the marine ecosystem. After demonstrating how some materials degrade in water, better than others, students will be able to predict the impact of various human activities on the marine ecosystem.

SeaWorld-Just for Teachers

2012-04-17

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Active Reading in the Multicultural Composition Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "Active Reading," Mark Panek details the dialogic model for discussing reading assignments in introductory composition courses he developed while teaching at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He then argues for the model's appropriateness and effectiveness for diverse student populations, situating his discussion in the conversation of…

Panek, Mark

2004-01-01

67

Geography Mobile-SeaWorld Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, the student will create a mobile for each of three locations the Arctic, Australia, and Africa. Upon completing the mobile students can research the animals to understand the different animal habitats and how the habitats meet the animals' needs.

Sea World - Just for Teachers

2012-03-30

68

Adventures in Paleontology: 36 Classroom Fossil Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Millions of years after vanishing from the Earth, dinosaurs still have the power to stir students' curiosity. Deepen that interest with Adventures in Paleontology, a series of lively hands-on activities especially for middle schoolers. This beautifully illustrated full color book features 36 activities that open students up to a variety of foundational sciences, including biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. For example: ? "How Do Fossils Form?" discusses how organisms become fossils and illustrates the concept with activities that simulate fossil-making processes. ? "What Can You Learn From Fossils?" explores what fossils teach about ancient organisms. ? "Mass Extinction and Meteor Collisions With Earth" discusses recently discovered links between meteor and asteroid impacts on Earth and the demise of animals like dinosaurs. Other chapters cover how to tell the age of the Earth; how dinosaurs evolved; and diversity, classification, and taxonomy. The final chapters offer humanistic perspectives on fossils in literature and art. As an attention-grabbing complement to the text, vivid full color illustrations show not just skeletons and animal tracks but also what dinosaurs probably looked like in their natural settings. Handy line drawings guide students through each step of the activities.

Irwin Slesnick

2006-01-01

69

NOVA Online: Health Science Classroom Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The NOVA Teachers site brings high-quality educational resources to teachers around the world. It's a great way for educators to find supplemental activities based on various NOVA programs. This section of the site focuses on activities related to the health sciences, which are divided into six areas, including Public Health and Disease. Each area contains six to 24 resources and a brief description of each resource. The Medicine area is a real gem, as it includes resources that deal with bioterrorism, cancer, personal DNA testing, and the spread of antibiotic resistance genes in bacteria. Additionally, the Public Health area is quite good, comprising resources like "Life's Greatest Miracles," which deals with the effects of maternal consumption of alcohol at various stages of pregnancy.

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Tracking Change Over Time: A Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This teacher packet uses Landsat satellite imagery to teach about changes over time. Materials include a lesson plan in which students examine four sets of images from different locations and times to see how the landscapes have changed. Links are provided to Multispec software, which is used to process the imagery, to the image sets, to national standards applied to the activity, and to background information on Landsat 7.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. June 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CNN Newsroom is a daily 15-minute commercial-free news program specifically produced for classroom use and provided free to participating schools. These daily classroom guides present top stories, headlines, environmental news, and other current events, along with suggested class discussion topics and activities to accompany the broadcasts for one…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. September 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CNN Newsroom is a daily 15-minute news program specifically produced for classroom use and provided free to participating schools. These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for September 2-29, 1997, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

73

Flower Bulb Science: Activities for the Hands-on Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learn about The Bulb Project, a website for educators full of activities that demonstrate the value and cross-curricular opportunities of growing flower bulbs for the classroom. These activities encourage students to become more ecologically aware, allow for community involvement, and increase student awareness of the environment. Share your ideas as well on this site developed at Cornell University. This seminar features our experts from the Cornell University Department of Horticulture: Marcia Eames-Sheavly of the Garden-Based Learning Program and Craig Cramer, Communications Specialist, with special guest and site developer Elly Cramer from the National Science Digital Library.

Robert Payo

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Transfer of Active Learning Strategies from the Teacher Education Classroom to PreK-12th Grade Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, researchers investigated the influence of modeling active learning strategies in an introductory foundations teacher preparation course: 1) on teacher candidates' perceptions of participating in active learning in the college classroom, 2) on participants' acquisition of course content, and 3) on participants' later use of active

Pepper, Kaye; Blackwell, Sarah; Monroe, Ann; Coskey, Shawn

2012-01-01

75

Looking for Meaning. Instructional Manual to Accompany "Pixie".  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to accompany "Pixie," a philosophy reader for students in grades three and four, this instructional manual presents discussion plans, games, philosophical activities, and reasoning exercises so that the concepts in the reader can be readily operationalized in the classroom. The "Pixie" program focuses on abstract reasoning, ambiguity, and…

Lipman, Matthew; Sharp, Ann Margaret

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Circle Time: An Exploratory Study of Activities and Challenging Behavior in Head Start Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine circle time activities in eight Head Start classrooms. A total of 7 h of observations occurred in eight classrooms. Songs and academic activities were the most frequently occurring activities. Challenging behavior during circle time also was examined. The three activities with the highest…

Zaghlawan, Hasan Y.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.

2011-01-01

77

Acoustical conditions for speech communication in active elementary school classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Detailed acoustical measurements were made in 34 active elementary school classrooms with typical rectangular room shape in schools near Ottawa, Canada. There was an average of 21 students in classrooms. The measurements were made to obtain accurate indications of the acoustical quality of conditions for speech communication during actual teaching activities. Mean speech and noise levels were determined from the distribution of recorded sound levels and the average speech-to-noise ratio was 11 dBA. Measured mid-frequency reverberation times (RT) during the same occupied conditions varied from 0.3 to 0.6 s, and were a little less than for the unoccupied rooms. RT values were not related to noise levels. Octave band speech and noise levels, useful-to-detrimental ratios, and Speech Transmission Index values were also determined. Key results included: (1) The average vocal effort of teachers corresponded to louder than Pearsons Raised voice level; (2) teachers increase their voice level to overcome ambient noise; (3) effective speech levels can be enhanced by up to 5 dB by early reflection energy; and (4) student activity is seen to be the dominant noise source, increasing average noise levels by up to 10 dBA during teaching activities. [Work supported by CLLRnet.

Sato, Hiroshi; Bradley, John

2005-04-01

78

The Physics Classroom: Graph That Motion Activity Sheet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online assessment presents eleven interactive challenges designed to help students master motion graphing. Each challenge requires the student to match the motion of an animated car to the correct position/time or velocity/time graph. After all matches have been completed, students check their answers and try again in case of a mismatch. The activity provides enough repetition to promote understanding of why the graphs appear as they do. This resource is part of The Physics Classroom an educational website for teachers and learners of introductory physics.

2011-04-18

79

Strategies to Address Common Challenges When Teaching in an Active Learning Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter provides practical strategies for addressing common challenges that arise for teachers in active learning classrooms. Our strategies come from instructors with experience teaching in these environments.

Petersen, Christina I.; Gorman, Kristen S.

2014-01-01

80

NASA Desert RATS 2011 Education Pilot Project and Classroom Activities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Desert Research and Technology Studies (Desert RATS) is a multi-year series of tests of hardware and operations carried out annually in the high desert of Arizona, as an analog to future exploration activities beyond low Earth orbit [1]. For the past several years, these tests have occurred in the San Francisco Volcanic Field, north of Flagstaff. For the 2011 Desert RATS season, the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) at NASA headquarters provided support to develop an education pilot project that would include student activities to parallel the Desert RATS mission planning and exploration activities in the classroom, and educator training sessions. The development of the pilot project was a joint effort between the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Directorate and the Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP), managed at Penn State University.

Gruener, J. E.; McGlone, M.; Allen, J.; Tobola, K.; Graff, P.

2012-01-01

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Cultural Competence Knowledge and Confidence After Classroom Activities  

PubMed Central

Objectives To determine change in cultural competency knowledge and perceived confidence of second-year pharmacy students to deliver culturally competent care after completing a required cultural competency curriculum. Design Cultural competence material was covered in the second-year PharmD curriculum through lectures, laboratories, and an experiential/out-of-class assignment. Assessment Eighty-five second-year (P2) pharmacy students completed a survey which assessed influence of classroom activities related to cultural competence. Mean values for knowledge and perceived confidence were significantly higher for posttest compared to pretest (p < 0.01), after cultural competency activities. Focus groups were used to solicit students' opinions on instructional effectiveness, relevance of activities, and areas for enhancement. Conclusion The cultural competency curriculum increased pharmacy students' awareness of and confidence in addressing cultural diversity issues that affect pharmaceutical care delivery. PMID:21179261

Holiday-Goodman, Monica; Black, Curtis; Powers, Mary

2010-01-01

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Activity File of Learning Center and Classroom Multi-Cultural Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The cards in this file are representative samples of the types of activities developed by teachers involved in a Title I funded learning center of multi-cultural classroom activities for elementary school students. The five cultures that are stuoied are those of blacks, Asian Americans, native Americans, Mexican Americans, and Anglos. A…

Riverside Unified School District, CA.

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Outside the Classroom and beyond Psychology: A Citation Analysis of the Scientific Influence of Teaching Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A primary objective for researchers who publish teaching activities and methods in the "Teaching of Psychology" (ToP) is to inform best practices in classroom teaching. Beyond the learning effect in the classroom, these ToP teaching activity and method articles may also have a "scientific" effect that heretofore researchers…

Tomcho, Thomas J.; Foels, Rob; Walter, Mark I.; Yerkes, Kyle; Brady, Brittany; Erdman, Molly; Dantoni, Lindsay; Venables, Megan; Manry, Allison

2015-01-01

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TA Orientation 1999 Activity #16a. Classroom Climate, Scholastic Dishonesty, and Diversity  

E-print Network

TA Orientation 1999 Activity #16a. Classroom Climate, Scholastic Dishonesty, and Diversity Page 171. Brainstorm factors that contributed to the positive/negative classroom climate #12;TA Orientation 2004;TA Orientation 1999 Activity #16b (3 points) Page 173 Case Studies: Diversity and Gender Issues GROUP

Minnesota, University of

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The Role of Physical Educators in Helping Classroom Teachers to Promote Physical Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary classroom teachers are an increasingly important constituency in school-based physical activity promotion. This article situates the need for classroom teacher physical-activity promotion at the intersection of what we know about teacher actions, what informs those actions, and what recent research has uncovered. Recommendations are…

Russ, Laura

2015-01-01

86

Improving the Effects of Group Working in Classrooms with Young School-Aged Children: Facilitating Attainment, Interaction and Classroom Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within primary school classrooms children are often seated in groups but research shows that pupils do not collaborate or learn effectively within these groups. This study is focused on children 5-7 years old. Using a quasi-experimental design, children in experimental classes undertook relational activities to improve the effectiveness of group…

Kutnick, Peter; Ota, Cathy; Berdondini, Lucia

2008-01-01

87

Cognitive impairments in early Parkinson's disease are accompanied by reductions in activity in frontostriatal neural circuitry.  

PubMed

Studies in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) suggest that the characteristic motor symptoms of the disorder are frequently accompanied by impairments in cognition that are most profound in tasks of executive function. Neuropsychological deficits are not an inevitable consequence of the disease, yet the reasons underlying cognitive heterogeneity in PD are not well understood. To determine the underlying neural correlate of these cognitive deficits, we used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to compare groups of cognitively impaired and unimpaired patients, matched on all other clinical measures. fMRI revealed significant signal intensity reductions during a working-memory paradigm in specific striatal and frontal lobe sites in patients with cognitive impairment compared with those patients who were not cognitively unimpaired. These results demonstrate that cognitive deficits in PD are accompanied by neural changes that are related to, but distinct from, those changes that underlie motoric deficits in these patients. Furthermore, they suggest that fMRI may provide a valuable tool for identifying patients who may benefit from targeted therapeutic strategies. PMID:12867520

Lewis, Simon J G; Dove, Anja; Robbins, Trevor W; Barker, Roger A; Owen, Adrian M

2003-07-16

88

Climate Analysis Using Planktonic Foraminifera: A Classroom Activity Integrating Science and Mathematics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This student activity demonstrates how foraminifera can be used to analyze climate. It contains background information and the classroom activity, which includes instructions and the required charts and graphs.

Hilary Olson

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CNN Classroom Guides, June 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily Cable News Network Newsroom broadcasts for the month of June, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and lists of related news terms. Top stories include: world reaction to the Israeli election of Benjamin Netanyahu; the United Nation…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

90

Circle Time: An Exploratory Study of Activities and Challenging Behavior in Head Start Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine circle time activities in eight Head Start classrooms. A total of 7 h\\u000a of observations occurred in eight classrooms. Songs and academic activities were the most frequently occurring activities.\\u000a Challenging behavior during circle time also was examined. The three activities with the highest frequency of challenging\\u000a behavior were roll call, discussion, and

Hasan Y. ZaghlawanMichaelene; Michaelene M. Ostrosky

2011-01-01

91

Korean American Cultural Differences in Classroom Literacy Activities: Observations from an Ethnographic Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores teacher-student perceptions about cultural differences and their influence upon classroom literacy activities. An ethnographic case method focuses on a Korean American student. Secondary participants include a parent, teacher, and classmates in a white Midwestern community. The study accentuates the generalizable discourse that neglects the complexity inherent to intercultural relationships in a changing elementary classroom. Implications include how

Heriberto Godina

92

The Role of Biographical Characteristics in Preservice Classroom Teachers' School Physical Activity Promotion Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recommendations for increasing children's daily physical activity (PA) call on classroom teachers to assume an activist role at school. This study examined relationships among preservice classroom teachers' (PCT; n = 247) biographical characteristics, perceptions and attitudes regarding school PA promotion (SPAP). Results indicated participants…

Webster, Collin A.; Monsma, Eva; Erwin, Heather E.

2010-01-01

93

Flipping the Classroom for English Language Learners to Foster Active Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a structured attempt to integrate flip teaching into language classrooms using a WebQuest active learning strategy. The purpose of this study is to examine the possible impacts of flipping the classroom on English language learners' academic performance, learning attitudes, and participation levels. Adopting a…

Hung, Hsiu-Ting

2015-01-01

94

Island of the Sharks Activity Guide To Accompany the Large-Format Film.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document targets upper elementary and middle school students and provides activities to understand what the ocean floor looks like, the interactions of ocean communities, and the true nature of sharks. The activities are developed at three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The twelve activities include: (1) "Ocean Detectives"; (2)…

Gowell, Elizabeth Tayntor

95

Classroom Activity Structures and Patterns of Peer Associations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student interaction patterns in eight elementary school classrooms were examined to investigate (1) the relationship between interaction patterns and sociometric indicators of friends, (2) the process by which children become stratified, and (3) the structure of peer relationships in classrooms. Chapter 1, the introduction, briefly discusses the…

Rothenberg, James

96

Teaching the Gifted in an Inclusion Classroom: Activities that Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the educational system extends its resources and efforts to help make schools and classrooms more accessible to handicapped and special education students, teachers are finding themselves overwhelmed with increased demands, overcrowding, and lack of adequate training in managing all the necessary demands of an inclusion classroom.…

Callard-Szulgit, Rosemary

2005-01-01

97

Classroom Planetarium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides instructions for the construction of a paper mache classroom planetarium and suggests several student activities using this planetarium model. Lists reasons why students have difficulties in transferring classroom instruction in astronomy to the night sky. (DS)

Ankney, Paul

1981-01-01

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. April 1-30, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CNN Newsroom is a daily 15-minute commercial-free news program specifically produced for classroom use and provided free to participating schools. These daily Classroom Guides are designed to accompany the broadcast, and contain activities for discussing top stories, headlines, and other current events topics; each guide also includes World Wide…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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Effects of a Classroom-Based Program on Physical Activity and On-Task Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

MAHAR, M. T., S. K. MURPHY, D. A. ROWE, J. GOLDEN, A. T. SHIELDS, and T. D. RAEDEKE. Effects of a Classroom-Based Program on Physical Activity and On-Task Behavior. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 38, No. 12, pp. 2086Y2094, 2006. Purpose: This study evaluated the effects of a classroom-based physical activity program on childrens in-school physical activity levels and on-task

MATTHEW T. MAHAR; SHEILA K. MURPHY; DAVID A. ROWE; JEANNIE GOLDEN; A. TAMLYN SHIELDS; THOMAS D. RAEDEKE

2006-01-01

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Name that Gene: A Meaningful Computer-Based Genetics Classroom Activity that Incorporates Tolls Used by Real Research Scientists  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Name That Gene" is a simple classroom activity that incorporates bioinformatics (available biological information) into the classroom using "Basic Logical Alignment Search Tool (BLAST)." An excellent classroom activity involving bioinformatics and "BLAST" has been previously explored using sequences from bacteria, but it is tailored for college…

Wefer, Stephen H.

2003-01-01

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Classroom Management  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Perhaps the most important skill a good teacher should possess is the ability to control students. A teacher who can devise fascinating and unique lesson plans for her classroom is useless if she can't get the kids to sit down and listen to her instructions. Unfortunately, many beginning teachers simply are not prepared to manage their classrooms effectively. Managing a classroom means you must teach your students behavior expectations, not just post your rules on the classroom wall. Classroom management becomes even more of an issue when it applies to the active nature of the science classroom.

C. Jill Swango

2003-01-01

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Active Learning Classrooms and Educational Alliances: Changing Relationships to Improve Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter explores the "educational alliance" among students and between students and instructors. We contend that this is a framework that can help us understand how active learning classrooms facilitate positive educational outcomes.

Baepler, Paul; Walker, J. D.

2014-01-01

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Caspase-Like Activities Accompany Programmed Cell Death Events in Developing Barley Grains  

PubMed Central

Programmed cell death is essential part of development and cell homeostasis of any multicellular organism. We have analyzed programmed cell death in developing barley caryopsis at histological, biochemical and molecular level. Caspase-1, -3, -4, -6 and -8-like activities increased with aging of pericarp coinciding with abundance of TUNEL positive nuclei and expression of HvVPE4 and HvPhS2 genes in the tissue. TUNEL-positive nuclei were also detected in nucellus and nucellar projection as well as in embryo surrounding region during early caryopsis development. Quantitative RT-PCR analysis of micro-dissected grain tissues revealed the expression of HvVPE2a, HvVPE2b, HvVPE2d, HvPhS2 and HvPhS3 genes exclusively in the nucellus/nucellar projection. The first increase in cascade of caspase-1, -3, -4, -6 and -8-like activities in the endosperm fraction may be related to programmed cell death in the nucellus and nucellar projection. The second increase of all above caspase-like activities including of caspase-9-like was detected in the maturating endosperm and coincided with expression of HvVPE1 and HvPhS1 genes as well as with degeneration of nuclei in starchy endosperm and transfer cells. The distribution of the TUNEL-positive nuclei, tissues-specific expression of genes encoding proteases with potential caspase activities and cascades of caspase-like activities suggest that each seed tissue follows individual pattern of development and disintegration, which however harmonizes with growth of the other tissues in order to achieve proper caryopsis development. PMID:25286287

Tran, Van; Weier, Diana; Radchuk, Ruslana; Thiel, Johannes; Radchuk, Volodymyr

2014-01-01

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Amphetamine sensitization is accompanied by an increase in prelimbic cortex activity.  

PubMed

Drug addiction is associated with dysfunction in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). However, the modifications of neuronal activity in mPFC underlying the reinforcing properties of addictive drugs are still unclear. Here we carried out single-unit recording experiments to study the neuronal activity in the prelimbic (PL) cortex of anesthetized rats, after expression of locomotor sensitization to amphetamine. In control rats, an acute injection of amphetamine induced mainly an inhibitory effect on firing rate (FR) and this response was negatively correlated with the basal FR. Sensitized rats showed a higher proportion of excited neurons and the response to amphetamine was independent of basal FR. Moreover, in control rats, acute amphetamine decreased burst rate, whereas in sensitized rats acute amphetamine increased burst rate. These findings indicate that amphetamine sensitization renders mPFC neurons hyperexcitable. Taken together, these data support the hypothesis that early withdrawal is associated with an increase in the activity of the mPFC, which could strengthen the PL-Nucleus Accumbens connection, thus facilitating amphetamine-induced locomotor sensitization. PMID:25542419

Aguilar-Rivera, M I; Casanova, J P; Gatica, R I; Quirk, G J; Fuentealba, J A

2015-03-12

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Convulxin-induced platelet aggregation is accompanied by a powerful activation of the phospholipase C pathway.  

PubMed

Platelet aggregation and stimulation of phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PLC) by thrombin and by convulxin (Cvx), a non-enzymic snake venom glycoprotein, were compared. Cvx-stimulated production of inositol phosphates by washed platelets was independent of the cyclo-oxygenase pathway, formation of platelet-activating factor and ADP release, but prostacyclin (prostaglandin I2), a stimulator of cyclic AMP formation, suppressed its effects on platelet and PLC activation. Kinetic analysis showed that inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate formation reached its maximal value 15 s after platelet stimulation with Cvx and persisted for at least 5 min. Neomycin sulphate (10 mM), which complexes phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate and phosphatidyl-inositol 4,5-bisphosphate, decreased the production of inositol phosphates, partially prevented platelet aggregation induced by a high concentration of Cvx (10 nM) and abolished both platelet aggregation and inositol phosphate formation induced by thrombin (2 units/ml) and by a stable prostaglandin H2 analogue, U46619 (1 microM). In contrast with neomycin sulphate, Na2SO4 had no significant effect against all agonists tested. It is concluded that platelet activation by Cvx is partially mediated by PLC and involves other mechanisms as well. PMID:8129734

Faili, A; Randon, J; Francischetti, I M; Vargaftig, B B; Hatmi, M

1994-02-15

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Classroom Dimensions and Classroom Types.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although classroom "openness" has been much discussed in recent years, there has been little effort to investigate to what degree this openness occurs within a general sample of classrooms. The purpose of this study is to identify significant attributes of classroom activity and organization relevant to the concepts of "traditional" and "open" and…

Kendall, Arthur J.; Solomon, Daniel

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T-cell activation is accompanied by an ubiquitination process occurring at the immunological synapse.  

PubMed

The immunological synapse (IS) is a specialized signaling area formed at the contact site between T-cells and antigen-presenting cells (APC), where sustained engagement and signaling of TCR and accessory molecules occur. A key feature of T-cell antigen recognition is that the process of TCR/peptide-MHC interaction is self-limited by the internalization and degradation of triggered TCR and recruited signaling components. The mechanism of signaling component degradation involves their ubiquitination and targeting for degradation. Yet, the relationship between the ubiquitination process and TCR signaling as well as the cellular localization of TCR-induced ubiquitination are still elusive. In the present work, we visualize for the first time ubiquitination at the TCR signaling area. We show an enrichment of ubiquitin staining in TCR/CD3 caps in T-lymphocytes stimulated by anti-CD3 antibodies. Remarkably, we also show the recruitment of the ubiquitin ligase Cbl-b and a significant ubiquitination at the immunological synapse in antigen-stimulated T-cells. Our results identify the immunological synapse as the cellular area where TCR-induced protein ubiquitination occurs. They imply that the synapse is a specialized site where the activation process is not only triggered, but also controlled via ubiquitination of signaling actors. PMID:15790509

Wiedemann, Aurelie; Müller, Sabina; Favier, Benoit; Penna, Doris; Guiraud, Martine; Delmas, Christelle; Champagne, Eric; Valitutti, Salvatore

2005-04-15

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Age?related remodeling of small arteries is accompanied by increased sphingomyelinase activity and accumulation of long?chain ceramides  

PubMed Central

Abstract The structure and function of large arteries alters with age leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Age?related large artery remodeling and arteriosclerosis is associated with increased collagen deposition, inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction. Bioactive sphingolipids are known to regulate these processes, and are also involved in aging and cellular senescence. However, less is known about age?associated alterations in small artery morphology and function or whether changes in arterial sphingolipids occur in aging. We show that mesenteric small arteries from old sheep have increased lumen diameter and media thickness without a change in media to lumen ratio, indicative of outward hypertrophic remodeling. This remodeling occurred without overt changes in blood pressure or pulse pressure indicating it was a consequence of aging per se. There was no age?associated change in mechanical properties of the arteries despite an increase in total collagen content and deposition of collagen in a thickened intima layer in arteries from old animals. Analysis of the sphingolipid profile showed an increase in long?chain ceramide (C14–C20), but no change in the levels of sphingosine or sphingosine?1?phosphate in arteries from old compared to young animals. This was accompanied by a parallel increase in acid and neutral sphingomyelinase activity in old arteries compared to young. This study demonstrates remodeling of small arteries during aging that is accompanied by accumulation of long?chain ceramides. This suggests that sphingolipids may be important mediators of vascular aging. PMID:24872355

Ohanian, Jacqueline; Liao, Aiyin; Forman, Simon P.; Ohanian, Vasken

2014-01-01

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BMCC1, which is an interacting partner of BCL2, attenuates AKT activity, accompanied by apoptosis.  

PubMed

BNIP2 and Cdc42GAP homology (BCH) motif-containing molecule at the carboxyl-terminal region 1 (BMCC1) gene is highly expressed in patients with favorable neuroblastoma (NB). It encodes a 340-kDa protein with a conserved BCH scaffold domain that may regulate signaling networks and multiple cellular functions, including apoptosis. In this study, we determined the mechanism by which BMCC1 promotes apoptosis in human NB and non-NB cells, as BMCC1 is normally expressed in various organs, particularly in neuronal and epithelial tissues. We demonstrated in this report that BMCC1 was induced by DNA damage, one of the triggers of intrinsic apoptosis. Accordingly, we investigated whether BMCC1 expression impacts intracellular signals in the regulation of apoptosis via its C-terminal region containing BCH scaffold domain. BMCC1 decreased phosphorylation of survival signals on AKT and its upstream kinase PDK1. BMCC1 upregulation was correlated with the activation of forkhead box-O3a (FOXO3a) (a downstream inducer of apoptosis, which is suppressed by AKT) and induction of BCL2 inhibitor BIM, suggesting that BMCC1 negatively regulates phosphorylation pathway of AKT, resulted in apoptosis. In addition, we found that BNIP2 homology region of BMCC1 interacts with BCL2. Intrinsic apoptosis induced by DNA damage was enhanced by BMCC1 overexpression, and was diminished by knockdown of BMCC1. Taken together, we conclude that BMCC1 promotes apoptosis at multiple steps in AKT-mediated survival signal pathway. These steps include physical interaction with BCL2 and attenuation of AKT-dependent inhibition of FOXO3a functions, such as transcriptional induction of BIM and phosphorylation of ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) after DNA damage. We propose that downregulation of BMCC1 expression, which is frequently observed in unfavorable NB and epithelial-derived cancers, may facilitate tumor development by abrogating DNA damage repair and apoptosis. PMID:25611382

Tatsumi, Y; Takano, R; Islam, M S; Yokochi, T; Itami, M; Nakamura, Y; Nakagawara, A

2015-01-01

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Activation of Alpha Chymotrypsin by Three Phase Partitioning Is Accompanied by Aggregation  

PubMed Central

Precipitation of alpha chymotrypsin in the simultaneous presence of ammonium sulphate and t-butanol (three phase partitioning) resulted in preparations which showed self aggregation of the enzyme molecules. Precipitation with increasing amounts of ammonium sulphate led to increasing size of aggregates. While light scattering estimated the hydrodynamic diameter of these aggregates in the range of 242–1124 nm; Nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) gave the value as 130–462 nm. Scanning electron microscopy and gel filtration on Sephadex G-200 showed extensive aggregation in these preparations. Transmission electron microscopy showed that the aggregates had irregular shapes. All the aggregates had about 3× higher catalytic activity than the native enzyme. These aggregates did not differ in ?max of fluorescence emission which was around 340 nm. However, all the aggregates showed higher fluorescence emission intensity. Far-UV and near-UV circular dichroism also showed no significant structural changes as compared to the native molecule. Interestingly, HPLC gel filtration (on a hydroxylated silica column) gave 14 nm as the diameter for all preparations. Light scattering of preparations in the presence of 10% ethylene glycol also dissociated the aggregates to monomers of 14 nm. Both these results indicated that hydrophobic interactions were the driving force behind this aggregation. These results indicate: (1) Even without any major structural change, three phase partitioning led to protein molecules becoming highly prone to aggregation. (2) Different methods gave widely different estimates of sizes of aggregates. It was however possible to reconcile the data obtained with various approaches. (3) The nature of the gel filtration column is crucial and use of this technique for refolding and studying aggregation needs a rethink. PMID:23239966

Rather, Gulam Mohmad; Mukherjee, Joyeeta; Halling, Peter James; Gupta, Munishwar Nath

2012-01-01

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Combining Health Promotion Classroom Lessons with Health Fair Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the important role of the school nurse in promoting healthy lifestyle choices through networking, resource identification, and working with community partners. "Everyone Is Healthy at Northeast" was a health promotion program designed and presented in two ways: classroom lessons and a health fair. There were interactive…

Cooper, Leslie; Eliason, Kathy; True, Alexandra

2004-01-01

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A Classroom Activity to Illustrate the Demographic Transition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of the Demographic Transition is included in many Environmental Biology or Environmental Science classes. The Demographic Transition occurs as a nation becomes more urban and wealthy, and was widely observed in the twentieth century. The phenomenon includes decreasing family size (fewer children) across generations. In this classroom

Weihe, Paul

2006-01-01

113

Using Flip camcorders for active classroom metacognitive reflection  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Center for Teaching and Learning provided Flip camcorders to a group of 10 new faculty members, who were asked to use this teaching tool in their classroom instruction. The classes included mathematics, political science, computer engineering, psychology, business, music and dance. The qualitative results indicate that all faculty members and many students enjoyed the experience. Faculty identified innovative methods

Jace Hargis; Sebastian M. Marotta

2011-01-01

114

Soaps and Suspicious Activity: Dramatic Experiences in British Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers examples of dramatic experiences (student produced soap operas) in two classrooms in British comprehensive secondary schools. Concludes that students in other countries would find such experiences as meaningful and enjoyable as their British counterparts. Notes that the two teachers managed to be flexible, appropriating effective…

Ferree, Angela M.

2001-01-01

115

Activities in the Mathematics Classroom that Promote Mathematical Fluency  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mathematics, in and of itself, is a language— reading notations, writing solutions, and communicating explanations. The importance of developing mathematical fluency is frequently overshadowed by an emphasis on implementation of memorized formulas in mathematics classrooms. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has recognized the relevance of using mathematics as a language as early as 1989 and promotes learning

SevastiTagaris; Nillas

2012-01-01

116

Using Active Learning in a Studio Classroom to Teach Molecular Biology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the conversion of a lecture-based molecular biology course into an active learning environment in a studio classroom. Specific assignments and activities are provided as examples. The goal of these activities is to involve students in collaborative learning, teach them how to participate in the learning process, and give…

Nogaj, Luiza A.

2013-01-01

117

Polymer Basics: Classroom Activities Manipulating Paper Clips to Introduce the Structures and Properties of Polymers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A simple and effective hands-on classroom activity designed to illustrate basic polymer concepts is presented. In this activity, students build primary structures of homopolymers and different arrangements of monomers in copolymer using paper clips as monomers. The activity supports formation of a basic understanding of polymer structures,…

Umar, Yunusa

2014-01-01

118

A Classroom Demonstration of Rayleigh Light Scattering in Optically Active and Inactive Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Optical activity is a property of molecules that causes the rotation of the electric field vector of light as it travels through an optically active medium. The concept of optical activity often remains vague to students. It often must be taken for granted by students because it is difficult for instructors to demonstrate the phenomenon in the classroom. A few

Monica Avalos Pecina; Charles A. Smith; Penny Snetsinger; Ed Vitz

1999-01-01

119

Perezhivanie and classroom discourse: a cultural-historical perspective on "Discourse of design based science classroom activities"  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Flavio Azevedo, Peggy Martalock and Tugba Keser challenge the `argumentation focus of science lessons' and propose that through a `design-based approach' emergent conversations with the teacher offer possibilities for different types of discussions to enhance pedagogical discourse in science classrooms. This important paper offers a "preliminary contribution to a general theory" regarding the link between activity types and discourse practices. Azevedo, Martalock and Keser offer a general perspective with a sociocultural framing for analysis of classroom discourse. Interestingly the specific concepts drawn upon are from conversation analysis; there are few sociocultural concepts explored in detail. Therefore, in this article we focus on a cultural historical (Vygotsky in The collected works of L. S. Vygotsky. The history and development of higher mental functions, vol 4. Plenum Press, New York, 1987; The Vygotsky reader. Black, Cambridge, 1994) methodology to explore, analyse and explain how we would use a different theoretical lens. We argue that a cultural historical reading of argumentation in science lessons and design based activity will expand Azevedo, Martalock and Keser's proposed general theory of activity types and discourse practices. Specifically, we use Lev Vygotksy's idea of perezhivanie as the unit of analysis to reconceptualise this important paper. We focus on the holistic category of students' emotional experience through discourse while developing scientific awareness.

Adams, Megan; March, Sue

2014-12-01

120

Seismic activity that accompanied the effusive and explosive eruptions during the 2004-2005 period at Volcán de Colima, Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Volcán de Colima is considered the most active in Mexico. A period of large eruptive activity occurred in 2004-2005. It began as a swarm of long-period events (LPs) in late September 2004, indicating the onset of growth of a new lava dome in its crater. Subsequently, avalanches of incandescent material and pyroclastic flows during a period of approximately 2 months occurred. Then, the activity became more explosive with moderate explosions. Finally, swarms of LPs accompanied the magma ascent and extrusion of small domes and vulcanian explosions with pyroclastic flows in 2005. This eruptive period was investigated with a continuous seismic signal study, cross-correlation of LPs and autoregressive analysis of monochromatic LPs. For the vast majority of the explosions, an increase in the rate of seismic energy was observed with the Seismic Spectral Energy Measurement (SSEM) from 1 to 3 Hz, before each explosive event. This increase in energy is proportional to the increase in the rate of LPs, probably as a result of an increase in the emission rate. Applying the material failure forecasting method (FFM) and using SSEM inverse of parameter, the time of the explosions is estimated as the time when the adjusted line reaches the null value. We observe a systematic delay of a few hours between the real time of occurrence of the explosions and the estimated time. This suggests that more complex processes than pure damaging of the plug occur before the explosions. The swarms associated with the large explosions include a large proportion of LPs with similar waveforms. They form a dozen of families which stay during the whole period of activity and which indicate repetitive sources. Some of the families are active only before the explosions and could therefore be used as early warning. Monochromatic LP events occurred during this period, some of them just some hours before an explosion. However, no clear relationship between their occurrence and the explosions could be found.

Arámbula-Mendoza, R.; Lesage, P.; Valdés-González, C.; Varley, N. R.; Reyes-Dávila, G.; Navarro, C.

2011-08-01

121

Improvements from a Flipped Classroom May Simply Be the Fruits of Active Learning  

PubMed Central

The “flipped classroom” is a learning model in which content attainment is shifted forward to outside of class, then followed by instructor-facilitated concept application activities in class. Current studies on the flipped model are limited. Our goal was to provide quantitative and controlled data about the effectiveness of this model. Using a quasi-experimental design, we compared an active nonflipped classroom with an active flipped classroom, both using the 5-E learning cycle, in an effort to vary only the role of the instructor and control for as many of the other potentially influential variables as possible. Results showed that both low-level and deep conceptual learning were equivalent between the conditions. Attitudinal data revealed equal student satisfaction with the course. Interestingly, both treatments ranked their contact time with the instructor as more influential to their learning than what they did at home. We conclude that the flipped classroom does not result in higher learning gains or better attitudes compared with the nonflipped classroom when both utilize an active-learning, constructivist approach and propose that learning gains in either condition are most likely a result of the active-learning style of instruction rather than the order in which the instructor participated in the learning process. PMID:25699543

Jensen, Jamie L.; Kummer, Tyler A.; Godoy, Patricia D. d. M.

2015-01-01

122

The Classroom Animal: Crickets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests using crickets for classroom activities, providing background information on their anatomy and reproduction and tips on keeping individual organisms or a breeding colony in the classroom. (JN)

Kramer, David C.

1985-01-01

123

AstroCappella: A Musical Exploration of the Universe. Activities and Information To Accompany the AstroCappella CD. Grades 7-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

AstroCappella combines the love of music with the love of astronomy. The booklet contains hands-on activities that can be done in the classroom coupled with rocking, high-energy, professionally recorded and produced songs written and performed by an established vocal band. The lesson plans help students learn how convection works, how radio…

Boyd, Padi; Granger, Kara C.; Smale, Alan

124

Literacy Activities in Half- and Whole-Day Greek Kindergarten Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study discussed in this article was: to record the types of literacy activities in whole-day and half-day kindergarten classrooms, initiated either by teachers during the instructional time or by children during the free-choice center time; to examine the amount of time spent on teacher-initiated literacy activities; and to…

Tafa, Eufimia

2004-01-01

125

Understanding Classroom Teachers' Perceptions of Integrating Physical Activity: A Collective Efficacy Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children's physical inactivity is an important health concern, and, as suggested, school efforts can be important in increasing activity. The purpose of this study was to use collective efficacy as a framework to examine elementary classroom teachers' and principals' perceptions about integrating physical activity. Three hundred fourteen…

Parks, Melissa; Solmon, Melinda; Lee, Amelia

2007-01-01

126

An Interactive Classroom Activity Demonstrating Reaction Mechanisms and Rate-Determining Steps  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An interactive classroom activity that includes two-step reaction of unwrapping and eating chocolate candies is described which brings not only the reaction intermediate, but also the reactants and products into macroscopic view. The qualitative activation barriers of both steps can be adjusted independently.

Jennings, Laura D.; Keller, Steven W.

2005-01-01

127

The Flipped Classroom: An Opportunity to Engage Millennial Students through Active Learning Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Flipping" the classroom employs easy-to-use, readily accessible technology in order to free class time from lecture. This allows for an expanded range of learning activities during class time. Using class time for active learning versus lecture provides opportunities for greater teacher-to-student mentoring, peer-to-peer collaboration…

Roehl, Amy; Reddy, Shweta Linga; Shannon, Gayla Jett

2013-01-01

128

Contradictions between the Virtual and Physical High School Classroom: A Third-Generation Activity Theory Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper uses a third-generation Activity Theory perspective to gain insight into the contradictions between the activity systems of the physical and virtual high school classroom from the perspective of teachers who had transitioned from one system to the other. Data collection relied on semi-structured interviews conducted with e-teachers as…

Murphy, Elizabeth; Manzanares, Maria A. Rodriguez

2008-01-01

129

Taking It to the Classroom: Number Board Games as a Small Group Learning Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined whether a theoretically based number board game could be translated into a practical classroom activity that improves Head Start children's numerical knowledge. Playing the number board game as a small group learning activity promoted low-income children's number line estimation, magnitude comparison, numeral identification, and…

Ramani, Geetha B.; Siegler, Robert S.; Hitti, Aline

2012-01-01

130

A Packet of Elementary Classroom Activities To Teach Students about Sex Role Stereotyping.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to help elementary school students understand sex role stereotyping, these classroom activities have been compiled from sex equity projects at local, state, and national levels. The selection criteria included: (1) appeal to elementary students; (2) the inclusion of mathematics or language arts exercises within an activity; and (3)…

Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office for Sex Equity.

131

Experiential Education on the Edge: SETI Activities for the College Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a sophomore-level, interdisciplinary honors class, we introduced students to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence through assigned readings, student presentations, classroom discussions, and multiple experiential activities. In this paper, we present four of these novel experiential activities. In the first, students suddenly find…

Crider, Anthony; Weston, Anthony

2012-01-01

132

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, July 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of July 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: Mexican voters go to polls in a landmark election (July 3); Mexico's…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

133

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, March 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of March, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, Web links, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: primary victories in the Bush campaign and preparations by Gore and Bradley for the…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA.

134

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. October, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of October, 1998, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: scientists find trace fossil evidence of billion-year old worms, the…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

135

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, March 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of March 2002, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Lead stories include: the U.S. expands the War on Terrorism into the Republic of Georgia and…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

136

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, January 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of January 2001, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: George W. Bush nominates the last three vacant Cabinet posts,…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

137

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, August 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of August 2001, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: special series on the teenage brain, and MTV celebrates its 20th…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

138

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, March 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of March 2001, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: Seattle earthquake and U.S. economy working class communities fear a…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

139

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. June, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of June, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: France gets a new government and Prime Minister as the Socialist Party defeats the…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

140

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, July 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of July 2001 provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: Slobodan Milosevic prepares to go before the U.N. war crimes tribunal,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

141

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, November 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of November 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: independent U.S. oil companies struggle to survive, U.S.…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

142

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, September 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of September 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: FBI arrests a suspect in the Emulex hoax case (September 1); U.S.…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

143

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. October 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of October, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered by the guides include: bedroom community business, freedom of expression and…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

144

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, December 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of December 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: the United States Supreme Court hears the presidential candidates'…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

145

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. May 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of May, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, links to related World Wide Web sites, and lists of related news terms. Top stories include: Reverend Jesse Jackson secures release of U.S. soldiers…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA.

146

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, June 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of June 2002, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Major topics covered include: the Kashmir conflict; the Pakistan and the Kazahkstan Summit;…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

147

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, October 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of October 2001, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Stories include: Taliban update/tribal troubles, U.S. officials report progress in the…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

148

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, December 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of December 2001, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: President Bush responds to the recent acts of terrorism in Israel,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

149

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. August 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These Classroom Guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of August, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, links to pertinent World Wide Web sites, and lists of related news terms. Topics include: meetings over weapons inspections in Iraq could either…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

150

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, September 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the weekday Cable News Network Newsroom broadcasts for the month of September, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and lists of related news terms. Topics covered include: the Iraqi ground force attack on the Kurd faction in Arbil; the U.S.…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

151

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. September 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of September, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: the reaction of world markets to Russia's Duma rejection of Viktor…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

152

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, February 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of February 2002, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: Afghanistan's interim leader is making a global impression (February…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

153

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, October 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of October 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: Chinese authorities detain Falun Gong protesters on Tiananmen Square…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA.

154

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, May 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of May 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: U.S. Government files a proposal to split up Microsoft, terrorism source…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA.

155

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, April 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of April 2001 provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is arrested, a Chinese…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

156

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, April 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of April 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: failure of settlement talks between Microsoft and the U.S. government,…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA.

157

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, June 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of June 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: President Clinton prepares to visit Germany, and federal court of…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

158

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, September 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of September 2001 provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: shark attacks ignite controversy in some Florida communities,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

159

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, July 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of July 2002, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Lead stories include: authorities arrest a man accused of starting the Rodeo fire in Arizona,…

Turner Learning, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

160

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. August 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily Cable News Network (CNN) Newsroom broadcasts for August 2-31, 1999, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, links to relevant World Wide Web sites, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: the drought and heatwave in the northeastern United…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

161

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, April 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of April 2002, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: Israeli soldiers attack Yasser Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

162

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. November, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily Cable News Network (CNN) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of November, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: Iraq refuses to cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors, expansion of…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

163

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, May 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of May 2001, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: President Bush will announce his plans for a missile defense system,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

164

A Quantitative Review of Physical Activity, Health, and Learning Outcomes Associated with Classroom-Based Physical Activity Interventions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research suggests that physical activity may foster improved academic performance, yet schools are receiving more pressure to achieve high academic standards. It is important for classroom teachers, administrators and school psychologists to understand the benefits of incorporating physical activity into the school day. This article serves as a…

Erwin, Heather; Fedewa, Alicia; Beighle, Aaron; Ahn, Soyeon

2012-01-01

165

Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Technology: A Classroom Activity Designed to Evaluate a Contemporary Problem  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As petroleum reserves are being depleted worldwide and energy costs are increasing, the use of alternative fuels is being more widely considered as a solution to the impending energy crisis. In this classroom activity students are presented with a real-world problem in which they must evaluate the properties and environmental impacts of a variety…

Roy MacArthur, Amy H.; Copper, Christine L.

2009-01-01

166

Tapping into Active Learning and Multiple Intelligences With Interactive Multimedia: A Low-Threshold Classroom Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational technology is seldom used to facilitate more active student learning in the classroom. Instructors who have mastered PowerPoint, however, could just as easily learn to create simple pieces of interactive multimedia that encourage student participation in learning tasks and that appeal to multiple intelligences and learning styles.…

Schrand, Tom

2008-01-01

167

Active Democratic Citizenship and Service-Learning in the Postgraduate Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the use of service-learning in teaching active democratic citizenship in the postgraduate classroom. In particular it draws on a case study of an MBS Government module (GV6104) entitled "Political Participation and Mobilisation" that explores the relationship between democracy and participation. Students of this module…

Harris, Clodagh

2010-01-01

168

Reconsidering Off-Task: A Comparative Study of PDA-Mediated Activities in Four Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mobile technology is ubiquitous and diverse and permeates many aspects of daily life at home, during leisure activities, and in public spaces. The study presented here is of two sixth grade classes in Michigan, USA and two seventh grade classes in Norway. The students and the teachers in these four classrooms were equipped with mobile technologies…

Mifsud, L.; Morch, A. I.

2010-01-01

169

Making Physics Fun: Key Concepts, Classroom Activities, and Everyday Examples, Grades K-8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching physical science in the elementary and middle grades can be challenging for busy teachers faced with growing science demands and limited classroom resources. Robert Prigo provides fun and engaging activities using safe, available materials that educators can easily incorporate into lesson plans. Extensive examples, sample inquiry…

Prigo, Robert

2007-01-01

170

Energy and Conservation Education: Activities for the Classroom, Grades 7-9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The instructional materials and classroom activities described in the document are intended to aid teachers in grades seven through nine develop and implement educational programs dealing with energy-related issues. The document is presented in four sections. Section I explains the organization of the document and summarizes how teachers should…

Energy and Man's Environment, Inc., Portland, OR.

171

Energy and Conservation Education: Activities for the Classroom, Grades 10-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The instructional materials and classroom activities described in the document are intended to aid teachers in grades 10 through 12 develop and implement educational programs dealing with energy-related issues. The document is presented in four sections. Section I explains the organization of the document and summarizes how teachers should…

Energy and Man's Environment, Inc., Portland, OR.

172

Energy and Conservation Education: Activities for the Classroom, Grades 1-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The instructional materials and classroom activities described in the document are intended to aid teachers in grades one through three develop and implement educational programs dealing with energy-related issues. The document is presented in four sections. Section I explains the organization of the document and summarizes how teachers should…

Energy and Man's Environment, Inc., Portland, OR.

173

Energy and Conservation Education: Activities for the Classroom, Grades 4-6. Implementation Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The instructional materials and classroom activities described in the document are intended to aid teachers in grades four through six develop and implement educational programs dealing with energy-related issues. The document is presented in four sections. Section I explains the organization of the document and summarizes how teachers should…

Energy and Man's Environment, Inc., Portland, OR.

174

A Classroom Activity to Demonstrate Self-Other Agreement in Personality Judgments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a classroom activity to demonstrate (dis)agreement in personality judgments, using an exercise derived from Watson's research on the accuracy of rating strangers' personalities. On the first day of class, undergraduate students in psychology courses rated their own personality and the personality of a classmate, using items…

Kaplan, Seth A.; Stachowski, Alicia A.; Bradley-Geist, Jill C.

2012-01-01

175

Relationships between Personal Biography and Changes in Preservice Classroom Teachers' Physical Activity Promotion Competence and Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personal biography influences preservice classroom teachers' (PCT) perceptions and attitudes related to school-based physical activity promotion (SPAP). Using an uncontrolled prepost design, this study investigated associations between biographical variables and changes in PCTs' SPAP attitudes and perceived competence while enrolled in a 16-week…

Webster, Collin A.

2011-01-01

176

Silent Participation: East Asian International Graduate Students' Views on Active Classroom Participation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author reports on perceptions of East Asian international graduate students (EAGS) regarding active classroom participation, as revealed through two focus group interviews with 15 EAGS at a large Midwestern research university in the U.S. The findings indicate that most EAGS shared similar views with their university instructors and American…

Kim, Soonhyang

2008-01-01

177

Beyond the Classroom: Involving Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Activities at Levy Middle School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six students in a special education classroom at Levy Middle School (Syracuse, New York) became involved in a variety of after-school activities with nondisabled students. The students participated in the school computer club, cross-country skiing, volleyball, stage crew, intramural basketball, the Spanish Club, and after-school programs at two…

Walker, Pam; And Others

178

Embedding Individualized Social Goals into Routine Activities in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effectiveness of embedding children's social goals into routine activities within inclusive preschool classroom settings. An AB (i.e. baseline and intervention) single-subject design was used across three male participants with identified disabilities. Three student-teachers, enrolled in a master's program at a university,…

Macy, Marisa G.; Bricker, Diane D.

2007-01-01

179

The Chemistry of Self-Heating Food Products: An Activity for Classroom Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two commercial self-heating food products have been used to apply chemical concepts such as stoichiometry, enthalpies of reactions and solutions, and heat transfer in a classroom activity. These products are the self-heating beverages sold in Europe and the Meals, Ready to Eat or MREs used primarily by the military in the United States. The main…

Oliver-Hoyo, Maria T.; Pinto, Gabriel; Llorens-Molina, Juan Antonio

2009-01-01

180

The Mating Game: A Classroom Activity for Undergraduates that Explores the Evolutionary Basis of Sex Roles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In species that reproduce sexually, an individual's fitness depends on its ability to secure a mate (or mates). Although both males and females are selected to maximize their reproductive output, the mating strategies of the two sexes can differ dramatically. We present a classroom simulation that allows undergraduates to actively experience how…

Moore, Dani; Holbrook, C. Tate; Meadows, Melissa G.; Taylor, Lisa A.

2012-01-01

181

Strategies for Active Teaching and Learning in University Classrooms. A Handbook of Teaching Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Methods developed by faculty to involve students in the classroom are described in 13 articles, based on the experience of University of Minnesota faculty in the Northwest Area Program on Active Learning. Each article considers: how to get started, sample applications of the method, challenges and how to deal with them, rewards, and where to get…

Schomberg, Steven F., Ed.

182

Bibliography on Multicultural Activities in the Classroom: A Listing of Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography contains information on multicultural activities in the classroom. It is divided into three sections: a list of 97 book resources, a list of 59 journal articles, and a list of 17 ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) resources. The resources include general multicultural teaching guides and specific topical resources:…

Brady, Mary Lou; Geile, Carole

183

A "Dialogic" Approach to the Design of a Transcultural Communication Classroom Activity for Multilingual Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When preparing teaching materials about communication between people from different linguistic backgrounds, many factors require consideration; these include theoretical orientation, purpose, context, educational needs, study level, as well as the cultural backgrounds of the teachers and their target learners. The classroom activity described in…

Thompson, Celia Helen

2011-01-01

184

Physical Activity as Reinforcement for Classroom Calmness of ADHD Children: A Preliminary Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contingent reward procedures have been found beneficial in improving classroom conduct of ADHD children. Based on the conceptualization of the Premack Principle, a previous single-subject study of an ADHD Autistic child suggested the novel use of physical activity availability as a reinforcer for attentive calmness of the Attention Deficit…

Azrin, Nathan H.; Vinas, Veronica; Ehle, Christopher T.

2007-01-01

185

Evaluation Study of the Effects of Promethean ActivClassroom on Student Achievement. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 2009-2010 school year, Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL) was commissioned by Promethean Ltd. to conduct a second year evaluation study of the effects of Promethean ActivClassroom on student academic achievement. This report describes the findings from the second year study along with aggregate findings from the first and second year…

Marzano, Robert J.; Haystead, Mark W.

2009-01-01

186

Three Francophone Teachers' Use of Language-Based Activities in Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research suggests that language-based activities should be an integral part of science teaching and learning and that these are even more important in minority-language contexts. The present cross-case study investigates how literacy is enacted in francophone science classrooms. Three francophone teachers were observed while they taught Grade 9…

Rivard, Leonard P.; Levesque, Annabel

2011-01-01

187

Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6?12: A Toolkit of Classroom Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Help struggling readers understand content area texts with research-based, innovative classroom tools that foster lifelong reading comprehension habits. This book presents easy-to-use activities organized around six habits of reading comprehension: (1) Organizing text information by sculpting the main idea and summarizing; (2) Connecting to…

Zwiers, Jeff

2004-01-01

188

MICE 2.0: Designing Multimedia Content to Foster Active Learning in a Malaysian Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the strong emphasis of social constructivism, many educators are finding new ways to stimulate and enhance social activities within the classroom. One such method is the use of cooperative learning. A cohort of students worked in small teams cooperatively to complete an assignment while using blogs to document and reflect their work.…

Neo, Tse-Kian; Neo, Mai; Kwok, Wai-Jing; Tan, Yeen-Ju; Lai, Chen-Haw; Zarina, Che Embi

2012-01-01

189

Constructing Knowledge: An Experience of Active and Collaborative Learning in ICT Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on the impact of the implementation of active and collaborative practices in ICT (information and communication technologies) classrooms. Both of these approaches convey a lot of responsibility from the teacher to the students and the hoping, as backed up by the literature, is to promote deeper learning and reasoning skills at a…

Pinheiro, Margarida M.; Simoes, Dora

2012-01-01

190

Transforming Principles into Practice: Using Cognitive Active Learning Strategies in the High School Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school teachers who engage students through active learning in their classrooms can more fully understand this instructional practice by examining the theories and strategies underlying the cognitive perspective of educational psychology, which addresses the development of knowledge in the individual mind. Two theoretical explanations,…

Swiderski, Suzanne M.

2011-01-01

191

Geometric Reasoning in an Active-Engagement Upper-Division E&M Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A combination of theoretical perspectives is used to create a rich description of student reasoning when facing a highly-geometric electricity and magnetism problem in an upper-division active-engagement physics classroom at Oregon State University. Geometric reasoning as students encounter problem situations ranging from familiar to novel is…

Cerny, Leonard Thomas

2012-01-01

192

Astronomical! 44 Activities, Experiments, and Projects. Classroom Resource 0-27440.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a resource book for four major areas of study: basic astronomy, a star's life, the planets, and the atmosphere. The activities and demonstrations included can be done in a classroom setting during the day by using readily available materials. Topics covered include: refracting and reflecting telescopes, star finder, circumpolar…

Walker, Ormiston H.

193

The Current Status of Classroom Inclusion Activities of Secondary Agriculture Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current status of classroom inclusion activities among agriculture teachers in comprehensive secondary agricultural education programs in Ohio is reported. The researchers describe secondary agriculture teachers' needs related to teaching learners with special needs in inclusion classes, given legislative mandates. Specifically, the…

Hoerst, Caryn M.; Whittington, M. Susie

2009-01-01

194

H2Oh!: Classroom demonstrations and activities for improving student learning of water concepts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research has shown that the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in the classroom enhances student learning. Students learn more and enjoy classes more when visual and active learning are incorporated into the lecture. Most college-aged students prefer visual modes of learning, while most instruction is conducted in a lecture, or auditory, format. The use of classroom demonstrations provides opportunities for incorporating visual and active learning into the classroom environment. However, while most instructors acknowledge the benefits of these teaching methods, they typically do not have the time and resources to develop and test such activities and to develop plans to incorporate them into their lectures. Members of the Excellence in Water Resources Education Task Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) have produced a publication that contains a collection of activities aimed to foster excellence in water resources and hydrology education and improve student learning of principles. The book contains forty-five demonstrations and activities that can be used in water-related classes with topics in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, surface water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, and water quality. We present examples of these activities, including topics such as conservation of momentum, buoyancy, Bernoulli's principle, drag force, pipe flow, watershed delineation, reservoir networks, head distribution in aquifers, and molecular diffusion in a porous medium. Unlike full laboratory exercises, these brief demonstrations and activities (most of which take less than fifteen minutes) can be easily incorporated into classroom lectures. For each demonstration, guidance for preparing and conducting the activity, along with a brief overview of the principles that are demonstrated, is provided. The target audience of the activities is undergraduate students, although the activities also may be used in K-12 and graduate classes.

Chan-Hilton, A.; Neupauer, R. M.; Burian, S. J.; Lauer, J. W.; Mathisen, P. P.; Mays, D. C.; Olson, M. S.; Pomeroy, C. A.; Ruddell, B. L.; Sciortino, A.

2012-12-01

195

Classroom Activities for the Interlakes Environmental and Outdoor Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide is a collection of environmental education activities written by various educators and environmentalists. The activities are designed for use in grades K-12, each activity being identified by grade level. The guide contains over 80 activities that are listed in a short introductory guide that precedes the actual activities. The…

Chester Area Schools, SD. Interlakes Environmental and Outdoor Education Program.

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Vodcasts and Active-Learning Exercises in a “Flipped Classroom” Model of a Renal Pharmacotherapy Module  

PubMed Central

Objective. To implement a “flipped classroom” model for a renal pharmacotherapy topic module and assess the impact on pharmacy students’ performance and attitudes. Design. Students viewed vodcasts (video podcasts) of lectures prior to the scheduled class and then discussed interactive cases of patients with end-stage renal disease in class. A process-oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) activity was developed and implemented that complemented, summarized, and allowed for application of the material contained in the previously viewed lectures. Assessment. Students’ performance on the final examination significantly improved compared to performance of students the previous year who completed the same module in a traditional classroom setting. Students’ opinions of the POGIL activity and the flipped classroom instructional model were mostly positive. Conclusion. Implementing a flipped classroom model to teach a renal pharmacotherapy module resulted in improved student performance and favorable student perceptions about the instructional approach. Some of the factors that may have contributed to students’ improved scores included: student mediated contact with the course material prior to classes, benchmark and formative assessments administered during the module, and the interactive class activities. PMID:23275661

Fox, Jeremy

2012-01-01

197

Radio Frequency Interference: Projects and Activities Developed for the High School Earth Science, Astronomy, and Physics Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Radio Frequency Interference: Projects and Activities Developed for the High School Earth Science, Astronomy, and Physics Classroom Susan Dunn Tewksbury Memorial High School Jason Brown Tyngsboro High School Preethi Pratap MIT Haystack Observatory The Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program, funded by the NSF, brings teachers into research environments to interact with scientists and translate the experience into the classroom.

S. K. Dunn; J. Brown

2003-01-01

198

"Things to Share and Do" from the Daybreak Star Indian Reader: Classroom Activities for the Middle Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for classroom use, the booklet is a collection of the easiest-to-use classroom ideas taken from past issues of the "Daybreak Star Indian Reader," published monthly throughout the school year by the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. The selection of articles and activities focus primarily on Plains and Northwest Indian cultures,…

Wolfe, Karleen

199

Integrating Laboratory Activity into a Junior High School Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a wind power system laboratory activity and an outline for evaluating student performance in this activity. The work described here was to design and implement the laboratory to assist teachers in achieving the teaching objective of this activity. The laboratory teaching activities introduce energy sources, wind energy…

Shyr, Wen-Jye

2010-01-01

200

Literacy Activities in Half and Whole-Day Greek Kindergarten Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study discussed in this article was: to record the types of literacy activities in whole-day and half-day kindergarten classrooms, initiated either by teachers during the instructional time or by children during the free-choice center time; to examine the amount of time spent on teacher-initiated literacy activities; and to determine the effect of whole-day and half-day kindergarten

Eufimia Tafa

2004-01-01

201

Effects of a Classroom-Based Physical Activity Program on Children's Physical Activity Levels  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High levels of physical inactivity are evident among many American children. To address this problem, providing physical activity (PA) during the school day within the CSPAP framework, is one strategy to increase children's PA. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a classroom-based PA program on children's PA.…

Goh, Tan Leng; Hannon, James; Webster, Collin Andrew; Podlog, Leslie William; Brusseau, Timothy; Newton, Maria

2014-01-01

202

100 Games and Activities for the Introductory Foreign Language Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stimulating, engaging, and effective, the games and activities in this book offers students alternatives to learning by rote or performing drills. This book makes it easy for teachers to develop their linguistic functions through active learning. The specific skills and vocabulary taught in each game or activity is highlighted, as are the…

Boucquey, Thierry; Flores, Karina; Kramer, Julia; McPherson, Laura; Pettit, Maggie; Silverstein, Hana; Tjuanakis, Emily

2007-01-01

203

Be the Volume: A Classroom Activity to Visualize Volume Estimation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A hands-on activity can help multivariable calculus students visualize surfaces and understand volume estimation. This activity can be extended to include the concepts of Fubini's Theorem and the visualization of the curves resulting from cross-sections of the surface. This activity uses students as pillars and a sheet or tablecloth for the…

Mikhaylov, Jessica

2011-01-01

204

Increasing High School Student Engagement in Classroom Activities by Implementing Real-World Projects with Choice, Goals Portfolios, and Goals Conferencing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors of this action research project report were teacher researchers who found student disengagement during classroom activities to have a negative effect on their classroom environments and on their students' achievement. The purpose of this action research project was to increase student engagement in classroom activities by implementing…

Barnes, Jessica L.; Bramley, Scott A.

2008-01-01

205

Splash of Math - SeaWorld Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource allows students to assume the role of an ethologist provide 4 activities that challenge students to apply mathematics to solve complex real-life problems: Activity A: Watch the Whales - Determine average speed, distance, and percentage of time at the surface of gray whales. Activity B: Time Tally - From observations of a dolphin determine total time and percentage of time of certain behaviors. Activity C: Deep Divers - Determine average dive depth, diving time, and surface time of an elephant seal. Activity D: Breaches of the Humpback - Graph data and make a prediction from the graph. In this activity, the students will practice problem solving skills to solve complex real-life problems.

Sea World - Just for Teachers

2012-05-02

206

Observations of Children’s Interactions with Teachers, Peers, and Tasks across Preschool Classroom Activity Settings  

PubMed Central

This descriptive study examined classroom activity settings in relation to children’s observed behavior during classroom interactions, child gender, and basic teacher behavior within the preschool classroom. 145 children were observed for an average of 80 minutes during 8 occasions across 2 days using the inCLASS, an observational measure that conceptualizes behavior into teacher, peer, task, and conflict interactions. Findings indicated that on average children’s interactions with teachers were higher in teacher-structured settings, such as large group. On average, children’s interactions with peers and tasks were more positive in child-directed settings, such as free choice. Children experienced more conflict during recess and routines/transitions. Finally, gender differences were observed within small group and meals. The implications of these findings might encourage teachers to be thoughtful and intentional about what types of support and resources are provided so children can successfully navigate the demands of particular settings. These findings are not meant to discourage certain teacher behaviors or imply value of certain classroom settings; instead, by providing an evidenced-based picture of the conditions under which children display the most positive interactions, teachers can be more aware of choices within these settings and have a powerful way to assist in professional development and interventions. PMID:25717282

Booren, Leslie M.; Downer, Jason T.; Vitiello, Virginia E.

2014-01-01

207

Using Reptile and Amphibian Activities in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reptiles and amphibians are a diverse and interesting group of organisms. The four activities described in this article take students' curiosity into the realm of scientific understanding. The activities involve the concepts of species identification; animal adaptations, communication, and habitat; and conservation. (Contains 1 table and 2…

Tomasek, Terry; Matthews, Catherine E.

2008-01-01

208

Plant Pigment Identification: A Classroom and Outreach Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Anthocyanins are a class of pigments responsible for the bright colors of many flowers, fruits, and vegetables typically resulting in shades of red, blue, and purple. Students were asked to perform an activity to enable them to identify which anthocyanin was present in one of several possible plant materials through a hands-on activity. Students…

Garber, Kathleen C. A.; Odendaal, Antoinette Y.; Carlson, Erin E.

2013-01-01

209

A Classroom Activity Exploring the Complexity of Sexual Orientation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an activity in which students categorize the sexual orientation (heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual) of 10 fictional people. Students study aspects of sexual orientation, including its resistance to rigid and consistent definitions. The activity has been used in Psychology of Women, Sexual Behavior, and Psychology of Sexual Orientation…

Madson, Laura

2001-01-01

210

Classroom Triangles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students will use bearing measurements to triangulate and determine objects' locations. Working in teams of two or three, students must put on their investigative hats as they take bearing measurements to specified landmarks in their classroom (or other rooms in the school) from a mystery location. With the extension activity, students are challenged with creating their own map of the classroom or other school location and comparing it with their classmates' efforts.

Matt Lippis

2006-01-01

211

How Deep Do They Dive-SeaWorld Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students relate pictures to mathematical ideas and create a graph. They are given approximate maximum diving depths for five whales and they must determine how to represent this data on a pictograph.

Sea World - Just for Teachers

2012-04-01

212

Using Digital Imaging in Classroom and Outdoor Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains how to use digital cameras and related basic equipment during indoor and outdoor activities. Uses digital imaging in general botany class to identify unknown fungus samples. Explains how to select a digital camera and other necessary equipment. (YDS)

Thomasson, Joseph R.

2002-01-01

213

Perspectives on writing activities in the mathematics classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mathematics educators around the world have been addressing ways of using writing as a tool in mathematics classes. However\\u000a there has been little systematic effort to establish a paradigm examining the effectiveness of particular activities. In this\\u000a study, clinical methods were used to examine the effects of using certain writing activities. Prewriting, such as modelling\\u000a or prompts, was seen to

David Davison; Daniel Pearce

1990-01-01

214

Conducting an Introductory Biology Course in an Active Learning Classroom: A Case Study of an Experienced Faculty Member  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study is described that examines the beliefs and practices of a university instructor who teaches regularly in an active learning classroom. His perspective provides insights into the pedagogical practices that drive his success in these learning spaces.

Langley, David; Guzey, S. Selcen

2014-01-01

215

Fucoidan induces apoptosis of human HS-Sultan cells accompanied by activation of caspase-3 and down-regulation of ERK Pathways  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide in brown seaweed, was found to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in human lymphoma HS-Sultan cell lines. Fucoidan-induced apop- tosis was accompanied by the activation of caspase-3 and was partially prevented by pretreatment with a pan-caspase inhibitor, Z-VAD-FMK. The mitochondrial potential in HS-Sultan cells was decreased 24 hr after treatment with fucoidan, indicating that fucoi- dan

Yoshinobu Aisa; Yoshitaka Miyakawa; Tomonori Nakazato; Hideyuki Shibata; Kaori Saito; Yasuo Ikeda; Masahiro Kizaki

2005-01-01

216

Casting Castings: A Classroom Hands-on Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This learning activity will provide a useful technique for students to learn casting concepts. The class will be allowed a hands-on experience with casting. Students will make their own fishing sinkers. The lesson plan document includes step by step instructions for the lesson along with photographs.This activity would be appropriate for high school and college level students. The lesson should take about one hour of class time. This document will serve as a framework for instructors and may be downloaded in PDF format.

Johnson, Craig

217

Using Document Reading Activity Packets (DRAP) in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews a Document Reading Activity Packet (DRAP) revolving around the "Fort Washington Incident" of the War of 1812 and the resulting court martial of Captain Samuel T. Dyson. Explains this exercise is designed to stimulate students' interest in their own state histories as well as stimulate their curiosity for further research. (BSR)

Adomanis, James F.; Schulz, Constance

1987-01-01

218

Activating the Classroom: Geographical Fieldwork as Pedagogical Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Much geographical scholarship on teaching and learning details the intellectual, technical and personal benefits stemming from residential field course offerings, reflecting characteristics of constructivist active learning. With the sustainability of these offerings in question given logistical and political issues, there is greater demand for…

Hovorka, Alice J.; Wolf, Peter A.

2009-01-01

219

MOVE on Together: Classroom Activities for Vocational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed by a committee of vocational education teachers, the activities in this guide are intended to help instructors to teach students the attitudes, characteristics, and knowledge that will enable them to use their vocational education skills in the most effective way. They also are designed to help students overcome sex stereotypes and form…

State Univ. of New York, Utica. Coll. of Technology.

220

SeaWorld Snack Shop - SeaWorld Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this problem-solving activity, challenges students to take on the role of a Food Services Manager placing orders for a snack shop at Sea World. To solve the problem they will use data and proportional reasoning to make predictions and communicate findings.

Sea World - Just for Teachers

2012-05-06

221

Adventures in Paleontology: 36 Classroom Fossil Activities (e-book)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Millions of years after vanishing from the Earth, dinosaurs still have the power to stir students' curiosity. Deepen that interest with Adventures in Paleontology, a series of lively hands-on activities especially for middle schoolers. This beautifully illustrated full color book features 36 activities that open students up to a variety of foundational sciences, including biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. For example: ? "How Do Fossils Form?" discusses how organisms become fossils and illustrates the concept with activities that simulate fossil-making processes. ? "What Can You Learn From Fossils?" explores what fossils teach about ancient organisms. ? "Mass Extinction and Meteor Collisions With Earth" discusses recently discovered links between meteor and asteroid impacts on Earth and the demise of animals like dinosaurs. Other chapters cover how to tell the age of the Earth; how dinosaurs evolved; and diversity, classification, and taxonomy. The final chapters offer humanistic perspectives on fossils in literature and art. As an attention-grabbing complement to the text, vivid full color illustrations show not just skeletons and animal tracks but also what dinosaurs probably looked like in their natural settings. Handy line drawings guide students through each step of the activities.

Irwin Slesnick

2006-01-01

222

Plant Tissue Culture: Classroom Activities in Plant Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners use the tissue culture process to rapidly produce clones (genetic copies) of a particular plant (cauliflower, rose cuttings, African violet leaves, or carnation stems). This lab will help learners understand a procedure that is often used by scientists to propagate many plants of the same genetic background as well as to understand the importance of sterile techniques. Adult supervision recommended. Modifications for younger learners are included in a related PDF (see related resources). This resource also contains background information and questions with answers for learners.

2012-06-26

223

Effects of Classroom Animal-Assisted Activities on Social Functioning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder  

PubMed Central

Abstract Objective: The objective of this study was to implement and evaluate a classroom-based Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) program on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Design: This was a multisite, control-to-intervention design study. Settings/location: The study was conducted in 41 classrooms in 15 schools in Brisbane, Australia. Subjects: Sixty-four (64) 5- to 12-year-old children diagnosed with ASD comprised the study group. Intervention: The AAA program consisted of 8 weeks of animal exposure in the school classroom in addition to 16 20-minute animal-interaction sessions. Outcome measures: Teacher- and parent-reported child behavior and social functioning were assessed through standardized instruments at three time points: upon study entry (Time 1), after an 8-week waiting period during the week prior to the AAA program (Time 2), and during the week following the 8-week AAA program (Time 3). Results: Significant improvements were identified in social functioning, including increases in social approach behaviors and social skills, and decreases in social withdrawal behaviors, from before to after the AAA program, but not during the waitlist period. Over half of parents also reported that participants demonstrated an increased interest in attending school during the program. Conclusions: Results demonstrate the feasibility and potential efficacy of a new classroom-based Animal-Assisted Activities model, which may provide a relatively simple and cost-effective means of helping educators and families to improve the social functioning of children with ASD. PMID:24156772

McKenzie, Samantha J.; McCune, Sandra; Slaughter, Virginia

2014-01-01

224

Classroom Triangles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use bearing measurements to triangulate and determine objects' locations. Working in teams of two or three, they must put on their investigative hats as they take bearing measurements to specified landmarks in their classroom (or other rooms in the school) from a "mystery location." With the extension activity, students are challenged with creating their own maps of the classroom or other school location and comparing them with their classmates' efforts.

2014-09-18

225

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. November 1-30, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of November, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: presidential candidates travel the United States searching for votes, FBI…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

226

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. March 1-31, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of March, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: United Nations (UN) and Iraq interpret their recent deal in different ways,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

227

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. December 1-31, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for December 1-20, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: eighth annual World AIDS Day, protests in Belgrade, Mother Theresa's condition…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

228

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. January 1-30, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of January, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: the first mission to the moon in 25 years, Kenya reelects Daniel Arap Moi to…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

229

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. March 1-31, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of March, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: negative campaign ads, the end of the Sarajevo siege, alternative medicine in…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

230

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. September 1-30, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of September, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered by the guides include: the women's conference in China, "No Man Is an Island"…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

231

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. March 1-31, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of March, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: monkeys cloned in Oregon, Iran suffers massive earthquake, tornados affect…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

232

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, April 1-30, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily Cable News Network Newsroom broadcasts for the month of April, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered include: the Montana standoff between federal authorities and the Freemen; debunking…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

233

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, May 1-31, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily Cable News Network (CNN) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of May, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and lists of related news terms. Topics covered include: United States-Israel anti-terrorism accord, the comeback of baseball…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

234

The Paraprofessional's Guide to Assisting Classroom Instruction. Video and Workbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This videotape and accompanying workbook are intended to help paraprofessional school personnel learn necessary skills to assist in classroom instruction. The workbook provides supplementary information and each section includes suggested activities for putting knowledge and skills into practice and suggestions for reflection. Individual sections…

Wallace, Teri

235

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. February 1-28, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of February, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: United States lobbies for support for possible air strike against Iraq,…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

236

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. January 1-31, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of January, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: U.S. House of Representatives prepares for ethics battle, diplomatic immunity,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

237

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. April 1-30, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of April, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Headlines include: Arab League boycott, Zaire peace talks, Russia and Belarus sign agreement,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. January 1-31, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of January, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered by the guides include: teen obesity, the Yangtze River Dam and its hydroelectric…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, December 1-31, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the first half of the month of December, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered include: President Clinton's visit to Northern Ireland,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. February 1-29, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) broadcasts for the month of February, 1996 provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Each daily guide includes a Black History Month biographical profile. Other topics covered…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. October 1-31, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of October, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: immigrants illegally in the United States try to gain legal status before being…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, November 1-30, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of November, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered by the guides include: the Bosnia peace talks, hot-air balloons, salt…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, November 1-30, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of November 1997, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: U.S. leaders call for the use of force as Iraq refuses to permit access…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. February 1-28, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of February, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: elections in Pakistan for a new prime minister, U.S. President Clinton unveils…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. May 1-31, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of May, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: Chelsea Clinton decides to attend Stanford University, Zaire's president and rebel…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. December 1-31, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of December, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: Japan hosts the Climate Change Conference, space shuttle is unable to deploy…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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The effects of exergaming on physical activity among inactive children in a physical education classroom.  

PubMed

Childhood obesity, which is due in part to lack of physical activity, is a serious concern that requires the attention of the behavioral community. Although excessive video game play has been noted in the literature as a contributor to childhood obesity, newer video gaming technology, called exergaming, has been designed to capitalize on the reinforcing effects of video games to increase physical activity in children. This study evaluated the effects of exergaming on physical activity among 4 inactive children in a physical education (PE) classroom. Results showed that exergaming produced substantially more minutes of physical activity and more minutes of opportunity to engage in physical activity than did the standard PE program. In addition, exergaming was socially acceptable to both the students and the PE teacher. Exergaming appears to hold promise as a method for increasing physical activity among inactive children and might be a possible intervention for childhood obesity. PMID:21541146

Fogel, Victoria A; Miltenberger, Raymond G; Graves, Rachel; Koehler, Shannon

2010-01-01

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The ?-carboline alkaloid harmine inhibits telomerase activity of MCF-7 cells by down-regulating hTERT mRNA expression accompanied by an accelerated senescent phenotype  

PubMed Central

The end replication problem, which occurs in normal somatic cells inducing replicative senescence, is solved in most cancer cells by activating telomerase. The activity of telomerase is highly associated with carcinogenesis which makes the enzyme an attractive biomarker in cancer diagnosis and treatment. The indole alkaloid harmine has multiple pharmacological properties including DNA intercalation which can lead to frame shift mutations. In this study, harmine was applied to human breast cancer MCF-7 cells. Its activity towards telomerase was analyzed by utilizing the telomeric repeat amplification protocol (TRAP). Our data indicate that harmine exhibits a pronounced cytotoxicity and induces an anti-proliferation state in MCF-7 cells which is accompanied by a significant inhibition of telomerase activity and an induction of an accelerated senescence phenotype by over-expressing elements of the p53/p21 pathway. PMID:24109558

Zhao, Lei

2013-01-01

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Supernova Remnant SNR 0509 Lithograph and In Search of... Supernova Remnants Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows what appears to be a delicate bubble of gas floating in space. In actuality, the bubble is the visible remnant of a powerful supernova explosion called SNR 0509. The bubble was formed from gas being swept up by the expanding shock wave. The accompanying activity is a curriculum support tool designed for use as an introductory inquiry activity. In the activity, students use the images and text on this lithograph to generate questions about supernova explosions and remnants. They will conduct research to answer their questions, and create a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of the material, providing supporting evidence from their research.

2011-01-01

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Jupiter's Red Spot Jr. lithograph and In Search of...Monster Storms associated classroom activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lithograph traces the emergence and color change of an Earth-sized storm on Jupiter. The storm appears to be the same color as Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot and has been dubbed Red Spot Jr. In the accompanying educational activity, In Search of...Monster Storms, students compare Jupiter's storms with those of Earth through a level 1 inquiry activity using the images and text from the lithograph and other resources. A level 1 inquiry activity aims to prepare students to become independent thinkers.

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Woodfordin C, a macro-ring hydrolyzable tannin dimer with antitumor activity, and accompanying dimers from Woodfordia fruticosa flowers.  

PubMed

Three new dimeric hydrolyzable tannins, woodfordins A, B and C, along with seven known hydrolyzable tannins, including oenothein B, a dimer exhibiting marked host-mediated antitumor activity, were isolated from an Indonesian crude drug, Sidowayah [dried flowers of Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz (Lythraceae)]. The structures of the new tannins were elucidated based on chemical and spectral evidence. Woodfordin C, having a macro-ring structure, was also found to exhibit a significant antitumor activity. PMID:2393947

Yoshida, T; Chou, T; Nitta, A; Miyamoto, K; Koshiura, R; Okuda, T

1990-05-01

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Eye on the Sky - Activities and Lessons for the Elementary Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Eye on the Sky contains engaging hands-on K-4 activities developed by NASA educators and scientists in partnership with classroom teachers. This suit of lessons is aligned with National Science Education Standards for the primary grades. The lessons are integrated and, when taught together, allow young students to maximize their understanding of the Sun-Earth system and simultaneously hone their nonfiction reading and writing skills. Visit the site for examples of student work and see just how much young students can learn.

2005-01-01

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Localized Changes in Peroxidase Activity Accompany Hydrogen Peroxide Generation during the Development of a Nonhost Hypersensitive Reaction in Lettuce1  

PubMed Central

Peroxidase activity was characterized in lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) leaf tissue. Changes in the activity and distribution of the enzyme were examined during the development of a nonhost hypersensitive reaction (HR) induced by Pseudomonas syringae (P. s.) pv phaseolicola and in response to an hrp mutant of the bacterium. Assays of activity in tissue extracts revealed pH optima of 4.5, 6.0, 5.5 to 6.0, and 6.0 to 6.5 for the substrates tetramethylbenzidine, guaiacol, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid, respectively. Inoculation with water or with wild-type or hrp mutant strains of P. s. pv phaseolicola caused an initial decline in total peroxidase activity; subsequent increases depended on the hydrogen donor used in the assay. Guaiacol peroxidase recovered more rapidly in tissues undergoing the HR, whereas changes in tetramethylbenzidine peroxidase were generally similar in the two interactions. In contrast, increases in chlorogenic acid peroxidase were significantly higher in tissues inoculated with the hrp mutant. During the HR, increased levels of Mn2+/2,4-dichlorophenol-stimulated NADH and NADPH oxidase activities, characteristic of certain peroxidases, were found in intercellular fluids and closely matched the accumulation of H2O2 in the apoplast. Histochemical analysis of peroxidase distribution by electron microscopy revealed a striking, highly localized increase in activity within the endomembrane system and cell wall at the sites of bacterial attachment. However, no clear differences in peroxidase location were observed in tissue challenged by the wild-type strain or the hrp mutant. Our results highlight the significance of the subcellular control of oxidative reactions leading to the generation of reactive oxygen species, cell wall alterations, and the HR. PMID:9808752

Bestwick, Charles S.; Brown, Ian R.; Mansfield, John W.

1998-01-01

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Investigating the applicability of activity-based quantum mechanics in a few high school physics classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quantum physics is not traditionally introduced in high school physics courses because of the level of abstraction and mathematical formalism associated with the subject. As part of the Visual Quantum Mechanics project, activity-based instructional units have been developed that introduce quantum principles to students who have limited backgrounds in physics and mathematics. This study investigates the applicability of one unit, Solids & Light, that introduces quantum principles within the context of learning about light emitting diodes. An observation protocol, attitude surveys, and questionnaires were used to examine the implementation of materials and student-teacher interactions in various secondary physics classrooms. Aspects of Solids & Light including the use of hands-on activities, interactive computer programs, inexpensive materials, and the focus on conceptual understanding were very applicable in the various physics classrooms observed. Both teachers and students gave these instructional strategies favorable ratings in motivating students to make observations and to learn. These ratings were not significantly affected by gender or students, attitudes towards physics or computers. Solid's & Light was applicable in terms of content and teaching style for some teachers. However, a mismatch of teaching styles between some instructors and the unit posed some problems in determining applicability. Observations indicated that some instructors were not able to utilize the exploratory instructional strategy of Solid's & Light. Thus, Solids & Light must include additional support necessary to make the instructor comfortable with the subject matter and pedagogical style. With these revisions, Solids & Light, will have all the key components to make its implementation in a high school physics classroom a successful one.

Escalada, Lawrence Todd

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Persistent At-Level Thermal Hyperalgesia and Tactile Allodynia Accompany Chronic Neuronal and Astrocyte Activation in Superficial Dorsal Horn following Mouse Cervical Contusion Spinal Cord Injury  

PubMed Central

In humans, sensory abnormalities, including neuropathic pain, often result from traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI can induce cellular changes in the CNS, termed central sensitization, that alter excitability of spinal cord neurons, including those in the dorsal horn involved in pain transmission. Persistently elevated levels of neuronal activity, glial activation, and glutamatergic transmission are thought to contribute to the hyperexcitability of these dorsal horn neurons, which can lead to maladaptive circuitry, aberrant pain processing and, ultimately, chronic neuropathic pain. Here we present a mouse model of SCI-induced neuropathic pain that exhibits a persistent pain phenotype accompanied by chronic neuronal hyperexcitability and glial activation in the spinal cord dorsal horn. We generated a unilateral cervical contusion injury at the C5 or C6 level of the adult mouse spinal cord. Following injury, an increase in the number of neurons expressing ?FosB (a marker of chronic neuronal activation), persistent astrocyte activation and proliferation (as measured by GFAP and Ki67 expression), and a decrease in the expression of the astrocyte glutamate transporter GLT1 are observed in the ipsilateral superficial dorsal horn of cervical spinal cord. These changes have previously been associated with neuronal hyperexcitability and may contribute to altered pain transmission and chronic neuropathic pain. In our model, they are accompanied by robust at-level hyperaglesia in the ipsilateral forepaw and allodynia in both forepaws that are evident within two weeks following injury and persist for at least six weeks. Furthermore, the pain phenotype occurs in the absence of alterations in forelimb grip strength, suggesting that it represents sensory and not motor abnormalities. Given the importance of transgenic mouse technology, this clinically-relevant model provides a resource that can be used to study the molecular mechanisms contributing to neuropathic pain following SCI and to identify potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of chronic pathological pain. PMID:25268642

Watson, Jaime L.; Hala, Tamara J.; Putatunda, Rajarshi; Sannie, Daniel; Lepore, Angelo C.

2014-01-01

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Changes in cerebellar activity and inter-hemispheric coherence accompany improved reading performance following Quadrato Motor Training.  

PubMed

Dyslexia is a multifactorial reading deficit that involves multiple brain systems. Among other theories, it has been suggested that cerebellar dysfunction may be involved in dyslexia. This theory has been supported by findings from anatomical and functional imaging. A possible rationale for cerebellar involvement in dyslexia could lie in the cerebellum's role as an oscillator, producing synchronized activity within neuronal networks including sensorimotor networks critical for reading. If these findings are causally related to dyslexia, a training regimen that enhances cerebellar oscillatory activity should improve reading performance. We examined the cognitive and neural effects of Quadrato Motor Training (QMT), a structured sensorimotor training program that involves sequencing of motor responses based on verbal commands. Twenty-two adult Hebrew readers (12 dyslexics and 10 controls) were recruited for the study. Using Magnetoencephalography (MEG), we measured changes in alpha power and coherence following QMT in a within-subject design. Reading performance was assessed pre- and post-training using a comprehensive battery of behavioral tests. Our results demonstrate improved performance on a speeded reading task following one month of intensive QMT in both the dyslexic and control groups. Dyslexic participants, but not controls, showed significant increase in cerebellar oscillatory alpha power following training. In addition, across both time points, inter-hemispheric alpha coherence was higher in the dyslexic group compared to the control group. In conclusion, the current findings suggest that the combination of motor and language training embedded in QMT increases cerebellar oscillatory activity in dyslexics and improves reading performance. These results support the hypothesis that the cerebellum plays a role in skilled reading, and begin to unravel the underlying mechanisms that mediate cerebellar contribution in cognitive and neuronal augmentation. PMID:24847224

Ben-Soussan, Tal Dotan; Avirame, Keren; Glicksohn, Joseph; Goldstein, Abraham; Harpaz, Yuval; Ben-Shachar, Michal

2014-01-01

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Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities with Guinea Pigs in the Primary School Classroom  

PubMed Central

This study investigated the effects of a classroom-based animal-assisted activities (AAA) program with guinea pigs on the social functioning of primary school children. We hypothesized that participants in the experimental condition (n = 64), compared with a waitlist control group (n = 64), would demonstrate improvements in social functioning following the program. Parents and teachers used the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS) to evaluate the social skills and problem behaviors of 128 participating children (age range = 4.8 to 12.7 years) before and after an 8-week period. Teachers also rated academic competence at both time points. Children who participated in the AAA program demonstrated significantly greater improvements in social functioning than their control group peers, as defined by greater increases in social skills (teacher SSRS) and decreases in problem behaviors (parent and teacher SSRS). There were no significant differences between the groups in academic competence. AAA participants demonstrated significant increases in social skills and decreases in problem behaviors from pre- to post-program on the teacher version of the SSRS. Control group participants did not show significant changes on these measures. These findings suggest that an AAA program with guinea pigs may be a feasible addition to the primary school classroom in order to improve social functioning. Further component analysis will be necessary to determine whether the animal is the active ingredient in AAA programs of this nature. PMID:24265514

O’Haire, Marguerite E.; McKenzie, Samantha J.; McCune, Sandra; Slaughter, Virginia

2013-01-01

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Eliciting Metacognitive Experiences and Reflection in a Year 11 Chemistry Classroom: An Activity Theory Perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Concerns regarding students' learning and reasoning in chemistry classrooms are well documented. Students' reasoning in chemistry should be characterized by conscious consideration of chemical phenomenon from laboratory work at macroscopic, molecular/sub-micro and symbolic levels. Further, students should develop metacognition in relation to such ways of reasoning about chemistry phenomena. Classroom change eliciting metacognitive experiences and metacognitive reflection is necessary to shift entrenched views of teaching and learning in students. In this study, Activity Theory is used as the framework for interpreting changes to the rules/customs and tools of the activity systems of two different classes of students taught by the same teacher, Frances, who was teaching chemical equilibrium to those classes in consecutive years. An interpretive methodology involving multiple data sources was employed. Frances explicitly changed her pedagogy in the second year to direct students attention to increasingly consider chemical phenomena at the molecular/sub-micro level. Additionally, she asked students not to use the textbook until toward the end of the equilibrium unit and sought to engage them in using their prior knowledge of chemistry to understand their observations from experiments. Frances' changed pedagogy elicited metacognitive experiences and reflection in students and challenged them to reconsider their metacognitive beliefs about learning chemistry and how it might be achieved. While teacher change is essential for science education reform, students are not passive players in change efforts and they need to be convinced of the viability of teacher pedagogical change in the context of their goals, intentions, and beliefs.

Thomas, Gregory P.; McRobbie, Campbell J.

2013-06-01

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Cockroaches in the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Welcome the Madagascar hissing cockroach into your classroom--they are not your average pest! This article describes the basic biology of this relatively tame creature, and how to set up and care for a classroom colony. It includes a list of suggested inquiry-centered classroom activities that you and your students will find both educational and fun!

Christine Moseley

2005-03-01

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Proteolytic Activation of the Essential Parasitophorous Vacuole Cysteine Protease SERA6 Accompanies Malaria Parasite Egress from Its Host Erythrocyte*  

PubMed Central

The malaria parasite replicates within an intraerythrocytic parasitophorous vacuole (PV). The PV and host cell membranes eventually rupture, releasing merozoites in a process called egress. Certain inhibitors of serine and cysteine proteases block egress, indicating a crucial role for proteases. The Plasmodium falciparum genome encodes nine serine-repeat antigens (SERAs), each of which contains a central domain homologous to the papain-like (clan CA, family C1) protease family. SERA5 and SERA6 are indispensable in blood-stage parasites, but the function of neither is known. Here we show that SERA6 localizes to the PV where it is precisely cleaved just prior to egress by an essential serine protease called PfSUB1. Mutations that replace the predicted catalytic Cys of SERA6, or that block SERA6 processing by PfSUB1, could not be stably introduced into the parasite genomic sera6 locus, indicating that SERA6 is an essential enzyme and that processing is important for its function. We demonstrate that cleavage of SERA6 by PfSUB1 converts it to an active cysteine protease. Our observations reveal a proteolytic activation step in the malarial PV that may be required for release of the parasite from its host erythrocyte. PMID:22984267

Ruecker, Andrea; Shea, Michael; Hackett, Fiona; Suarez, Catherine; Hirst, Elizabeth M. A.; Milutinovic, Katarina; Withers-Martinez, Chrislaine; Blackman, Michael J.

2012-01-01

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Extensive innate immune gene activation accompanies brain aging, increasing vulnerability to cognitive decline and neurodegeneration: a microarray study  

PubMed Central

Background This study undertakes a systematic and comprehensive analysis of brain gene expression profiles of immune/inflammation-related genes in aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Methods In a well-powered microarray study of young (20 to 59?years), aged (60 to 99?years), and AD (74 to 95?years) cases, gene responses were assessed in the hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, superior frontal gyrus, and post-central gyrus. Results Several novel concepts emerge. First, immune/inflammation-related genes showed major changes in gene expression over the course of cognitively normal aging, with the extent of gene response far greater in aging than in AD. Of the 759 immune-related probesets interrogated on the microarray, approximately 40% were significantly altered in the SFG, PCG and HC with increasing age, with the majority upregulated (64 to 86%). In contrast, far fewer immune/inflammation genes were significantly changed in the transition to AD (approximately 6% of immune-related probesets), with gene responses primarily restricted to the SFG and HC. Second, relatively few significant changes in immune/inflammation genes were detected in the EC either in aging or AD, although many genes in the EC showed similar trends in responses as in the other brain regions. Third, immune/inflammation genes undergo gender-specific patterns of response in aging and AD, with the most pronounced differences emerging in aging. Finally, there was widespread upregulation of genes reflecting activation of microglia and perivascular macrophages in the aging brain, coupled with a downregulation of select factors (TOLLIP, fractalkine) that when present curtail microglial/macrophage activation. Notably, essentially all pathways of the innate immune system were upregulated in aging, including numerous complement components, genes involved in toll-like receptor signaling and inflammasome signaling, as well as genes coding for immunoglobulin (Fc) receptors and human leukocyte antigens I and II. Conclusions Unexpectedly, the extent of innate immune gene upregulation in AD was modest relative to the robust response apparent in the aged brain, consistent with the emerging idea of a critical involvement of inflammation in the earliest stages, perhaps even in the preclinical stage, of AD. Ultimately, our data suggest that an important strategy to maintain cognitive health and resilience involves reducing chronic innate immune activation that should be initiated in late midlife. PMID:22824372

2012-01-01

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Activity Structures and the Unfolding of Problem-Solving Actions in High-School Chemistry Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we argue for a more systematic approach for studying the relationship between classroom practices and scientific practices—an approach that will likely better support the systemic reforms being promoted in the Next Generation Science Standards in the USA and similar efforts in other countries. One component of that approach is looking at how the nature of the activity structure may influence the relative alignment between classroom and scientific practices. To that end, we build on previously published research related to the practices utilized by five high-school chemistry teachers as they enacted problem-solving activities in which students were likely to generate proposals that were not aligned with normative scientific understandings. In that prior work, our analysis had emphasized micro-level features of the talk interactions and how they related to the way students' ideas were explored; in the current paper, the analysis zooms out to consider the macro-level nature of the enactments associated with the activity structure of each lesson examined. Our data show that there were two general patterns to the activity structure across the 14 lessons scrutinized, and that each pattern had associated with it a constellation of features that impinged on the way the problem space was navigated. A key finding is that both activity structures (the expansive and the open) had features that aligned with scientific practices espoused in the Next Generation Science Standards—and both had features that were not aligned with those practices. We discuss the nature of these two structures, evidence of the relationship of each structure to key features of how the lessons unfolded, and the implications of these findings for both future research and the training of teachers.

Criswell, Brett A.; Rushton, Greg T.

2014-02-01

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Data for the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Data for the Classroom collection gathers datasets that have accompanying instructional materials or other pertinent information for using the dataset in a classroom setting for grades K-16. The data may be numerical, visual, maps, charts, tables or images. The data may be observational, remotely sensed or model data. The primary component is that there are materials supporting the use and understanding of the data either by educators or directly by students. Additionally, the dataset itself is desribed.

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Using analogy role-play activity in an undergraduate biology classroom to show central dogma revision.  

PubMed

For the study of biology in an undergraduate classroom, a classroom exercise was developed: an analogy role-play to learn mechanisms of gene transcription and protein translation (central dogma). To develop the central dogma role-play exercise, we made DNA and mRNA using paper sheets, tRNA using a wire dress hanger, and amino acids using Lego® blocks (Lego System A/S, Denmark). Students were studying in the course of mathematics, physics, or chemistry, so biology was not among their usual studies. In this exercise, students perform the central dogma role-play and respectively act out nuclear matrix proteins, a transcription factor, an RNA polymerase II, an mRNA transport protein, nuclear pore proteins, a large ribosomal subunit, a small ribosomal subunit, and several amino-acyl tRNA synthetases. Questionnaire results obtained after the activity show that this central dogma role-play analogy holds student interest in the practical molecular biological processes of transcription and translation. PMID:24898113

Takemura, Masaharu; Kurabayashi, Mario

2014-01-01

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Promoting 21st-Century Skills in the Science Classroom by Adapting Cookbook Lab Activities: The Case of DNA Extraction of Wheat Germ  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How can science instruction engage students in 21st-century skills and inquiry-based learning, even when doing simple labs in the classroom? We collaborated with teachers in professional development workshops to transform "cookbook" activities into engaging laboratory experiences. We show how to change the common classroom activity of DNA…

Alozie, Nonye M.; Grueber, David J.; Dereski, Mary O.

2012-01-01

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Ideas for the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author shares some of the activities for the classroom invented by Gill Hatch. One of those activities is the activity for older students, which is for the five-year-olds through to post-graduates. Card-sorting game, geometry games, algebra games, and loop games are also some of those activities for the classroom invented by…

Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2006

2006-01-01

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Classroom Tips.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes five classroom activities or projects used in Canadian social studies classes. Includes discussions of the use of artifacts, a field trip to Spain, a simulation of the Earth Summit meeting, and the application of mahatma Gandhi's philosophy to current problems. (CFR)

Stevens, Jacqueline; And Others

1993-01-01

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Classroom Acoustics  

MedlinePLUS

Classroom Acoustics A student's ability to hear and understand what is being said in the classroom is vital for ... reverberation time. Who is affected by poor classroom acoustics? All children are affected by poor classroom acoustics, ...

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Space Sciences in the classroom: Educational activities of the European Space Agency  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Education is among the basic, mandatory activities of the European Space Agency (ESA) and aims at all educational levels, from primary school to post-graduate. The primary objective of the ESA educational activities is to enhance the literacy of young people in science and technology and to stimulate interest in STEM (Science - Technology - Engineering - Mathematics) studies and careers, using Space as a theme. The activities mostly follow the IBSE paradigm (Inquiry-Based Science Education) and also aim at the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for teachers. The backbone supporting all educational activities is the enormous expertise of ESA in the various aspects of Space Science and Technology, like Earth Observation, Space Science (including Astronomy & Astrophysics), Human Spaceflight and Space Technology (launchers, navigation, telecommunications etc.). All educational activities, which are coordinated by the ESA Education Office, are designed for specific age groups, strive to keep the educational community informed and to provide inspirational materials for teachers and students. They can be subdivided in categories, like: Hands-on-projects, opportunities for students, support to teachers, international cooperation activities and outreach initiatives. In addition, ESA develops a variety of educational materials to support teachers in the classroom, both in classic form or on-line, through a network of dedicated websites.

Korakitis, R.

2012-01-01

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. July 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CNN Newsroom is a daily 15-minute commercial-free news program specifically produced for classroom use and provided free to participating schools. The daily CNN Newsroom broadcast is supported by a Daily Classroom Guide, written by professional educators. These classroom guides are designed to accompany CNN Newsroom broadcasts for a given month,…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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Moisture processes accompanying convective activity  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A moisture budget analysis was performed on data collected during the AVE 7 (May 2 to 3, 1978) and AVE-SESAME1 (April 10 to 11, 1979) experiments. Local rates-of-change of moisture were compared with average moisture divergence in the same time period. Results were presented as contoured plots in the horizontal and as vertical cross sections. These results were used to develop models of the distribution of moisture processes in the vicinity of convective areas in two layers representing lower and middle tropospheric conditions. Good correspondence was found between the residual term of the moisture budget and actual precipitation.

Sienkiewicz, M. E.; Scoggins, J. R.

1982-01-01

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Moisture processes accompanying convective activity  

E-print Network

. The second experiment, AVE-SESAME I, was conducted as a part of the Severe Environmental Storms and Mesoscale Experiment during the spring of 1979. Forty-two rawinsonde stations participated in AVE-SESAME I, conducted on 10-11 April 1979 (Gerhard et al...

Sienkiewicz, Meta Elizabeth

1981-01-01

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Read Alouds and Beyond: The Effects of Read Aloud Extension Activities on Vocabulary in Head Start Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted in 26 Head Start classrooms with 264 children to compare the effect of a read aloud plus extension activities intervention over a control group to the effect of a read aloud only intervention over a control group on preschool children's vocabulary. Children were assessed before and after the intervention on target vocabulary…

Silverman, Rebecca; Crandell, Jennifer DiBara; Carlis, Lydia

2013-01-01

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"JCE" Classroom Activity Connections: NaCl or CaCl[subscript 2], Smart Polymer Gel Tells More  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This classroom activity connection demonstrates the differences between the effects of NaCl (a salt of monovalent metal ions) and CaCl[subscript 2] (a salt of polyvalent metal ions) on swollen superabsorbent polymer gels. Being ionic compounds, NaCl and CaCl[subscript 2] both collapse the swollen polymer gels. The gel contracted by NaCl reswells…

Chen, Yueh-Huey; Lin, Jia-Ying; Wang, Yu-Chen; Yaung, Jing-Fun

2010-01-01

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Promoting Active Engagement in the General Education Classroom and Access to the General Education Curriculum for Students with Cognitive Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction in promoting active engagement in the general education classroom and access to the general education curriculum for three junior high school students with significant cognitive disabilities. The goals included improving public speaking, asking more questions in…

Agran, Martin; Cavin, Michael; Wehmeyer, Michael; Palmer, Susan

2010-01-01

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Interactive Whiteboards and All that Jazz: The Contribution of Musical Metaphors to the Analysis of Classroom Activity with Interactive Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teacher's role has often been described as one of "orchestration", and this musical analogy is a powerful one in characterising the manipulation of features in the classroom setting in order to generate activity or "performance" which leads to learning. However, a classical view of orchestration would fail to recognise the extent to which…

Beauchamp, Gary; Kennewell, Steve; Tanner, Howard; Jones, Sonia

2010-01-01

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Activity Settings and Daily Routines in Preschool Classrooms: Diverse Experiences in Early Learning Settings for Low-Income Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines activity settings and daily classroom routines experienced by 3- and 4-year-old low-income children in public center-based preschool programs, private center-based programs, and family child care homes. Two daily routine profiles were identified using a time-sampling coding procedure: a High Free-Choice pattern in which…

Fuligni, Allison Sidle; Howes, Carollee; Huang, Yiching; Hong, Sandra Soliday; Lara-Cinisomo, Sandraluz

2012-01-01

278

The Dinosaurs Didn't See It Coming, But Historians Had Better: Computer Aided Activities in the History Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

States that in ninety percent of colleges across the United States, some or most classrooms are wired for technology integration. Posits that to facilitate student learning and prepare students for future technological advances, instructors must use effective teaching activities that include computers. Provides a sample computer assisted history…

Phillips, Julieanne

2001-01-01

279

Silent and Vocal Students in a Large Active Learning Chemistry Classroom: Comparison of Performance and Motivational Factors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Active learning is becoming more prevalent in large science classrooms, and this study shows the impact on performance of being vocal during Socratic questioning in a General Chemistry course. 800 college students over a two year period were given a pre and post-test using the Chemistry Concept Reasoning Test. The pre-test results showed that…

Obenland, Carrie A.; Munson, Ashlyn H.; Hutchinson, John S.

2013-01-01

280

Dehydration induced loss of photosynthesis in Arabidopsis leaves during senescence is accompanied by the reversible enhancement in the activity of cell wall ?-glucosidase.  

PubMed

The physiology of loss of photosynthetic production of sugar and the consequent cellular sugar reprogramming during senescence of leaves experiencing environmental stress largely remains unclear. We have shown that leaf senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana causes a significant reduction in the rate of oxygen evolution and net photosynthetic rate (Pn). The decline in photosynthesis is further aggravated by dehydration. During dehydration, primary photochemical reaction of thylakoids and net photosynthesis decrease in parallel with the increase in water deficit. Senescence induced loss in photosynthesis is accompanied by a significant increase in the activity of cell wall hydrolyzing enzyme such as ?-glucosidase associated with cell wall catabolism. The activity of this enzyme is further enhanced when the senescing leaves experience dehydration stress. It is possible that both senescence and stress separately or in combination result in the loss in photosynthesis which could be a signal for an enhancement in the activity of ?-glucosidase that breaks down cell wall polysaccharides to sugar to sustain respiration for metabolic activities of plants experiencing stress. Thus dehydration response of cell wall hydrolases of senescing leaves is considered as plants' strategy to have cell wall polysaccharides as an alternative energy source for completion of energy requiring senescence process, stress survival and maintenance of recovery potential of energy deficit cells in the background of loss in photosynthesis. Withdrawal of stress (rehydration) distinctly exhibits recovery of photosynthesis and suppression of enzyme activity. Retention of the signaling for sugar reprogramming through breakdown of cell wall polysaccharides in the senescing leaves exposed to severe drought stress suggests that senescing leaves like mature ones possess potential for stress recovery. The precise mechanism of stress adaptation of senescing leaves is yet to be known. A significant accumulation of anthocyanin and flavonoids may be an indicator of stress adaptation of senescing leaves. In addition, stress induced enhancement of nonphotochemical quenching (NPQ), a stress protection provision in green plants, also suggests the potential of the leaves to develop adaptational mechanism to counter the dehydration stress. PMID:24793323

Patro, Lichita; Mohapatra, Pranab Kishor; Biswal, Udaya Chand; Biswal, Basanti

2014-08-01

281

Classroom Management. TESOL Classroom Practice Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This series captures the dynamics of the contemporary ESOL classroom. It showcases state-of-the-art curricula, materials, tasks, and activities reflecting emerging trends in language education and seeks to build localized language teaching and learning theories based on teachers' and students' unique experiences in and beyond the classroom. Each…

Farrell, Thomas S. C., Ed.

2008-01-01

282

Break for Physical Activity: Incorporating Classroom-Based Physical Activity Breaks into Preschools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is essential to lifelong health and wellness. Physical activity behaviors established in early childhood relate to physical activity behaviors in later years. However, research has shown that children are adopting more sedentary behaviors. Incorporating structured and planned physical activity

Wadsworth, Danielle D.; Robinson, Leah E.; Beckham, Karen; Webster, Kip

2012-01-01

283

Using Analogy Role-Play Activity in an Undergraduate Biology Classroom to Show Central Dogma Revision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the study of biology in an undergraduate classroom, a classroom exercise was developed: an analogy role-play to learn mechanisms of gene transcription and protein translation (central dogma). To develop the central dogma role-play exercise, we made DNA and mRNA using paper sheets, tRNA using a wire dress hanger, and amino acids using Lego®…

Takemura, Masaharu; Kurabayashi, Mario

2014-01-01

284

Measurement and prediction of the effect of students’ activities on airborne particulate concentration in a classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Epidemiological studies have shown links between human exposure to indoor airborne particles and adverse health effects. Several recent studies have also reported that the classroom environment has an impact on students’ health and performance. In this study, particle concentration in a university classroom is assessed experimentally for different occupancy periods. The mass concentrations of different particle size ranges (0.3–?20 ?m),

Mohammed S. Alshitawi; Hazim B. Awbi

2011-01-01

285

Long-Term Vision and Non-Vision Dominant Behavioral Deficits in the 2-VO Rats Are Accompanied by Time and Regional Glial Activation in the White Matter  

PubMed Central

The permanent occlusion of common carotid arteries (2-VO) in rats has been shown to induce progressive and long-lasting deficits in cognitive performance, however, whether these aberrant behaviors are attributed to visual dysfunction or cognitive impairment and what are the underlying mechanisms, remain controversial. In the present study, vision dominant (Morris water maze) and non-vision dominant (voice-cued fear conditioning) behavioral tests were assigned to comprehensively evaluate the influence of 2-VO lesion on cognitive behaviors. In the Morris water maze test, escape latencies of 2-VO rats were markedly increased in both hidden and unfixed visible platform tasks, which were accompanied by severe retinal damage. In the voice-cued fear conditioning test, significant reduction in the percentage of freezing behavior was observed at 60 days after 2-VO lesion. Chronic lesion by 2-VO failed to cause noticeable changes in the grey matter, as indicated by intact hippocampal and prefrontal cortical structures, sustained synaptic protein levels and glial cell numbers. In contrast, aberrant arrangement of myelinated axons was observed in the optic tract, but not in the corpus callosum and inner capsule of 2-VO rats. Concurrently, marked astrocyte proliferation and microglia activation in the optic tract occurred at 3 days after 2-VO lesion, and continued for up to 60 days. Differently, robust glial activation was observed in the corpus callosum at 3 days after 2-VO surgery, and then gradually returned to the baseline level at 14 and 60 days. Our study reported for the first time about the effect of 2-VO on the long-term cognitive impairment in the non-vision dominant fear conditioning test, which may be more applicable than the Morris water maze test for assessing 2-VO associated cognitive function. The time and region specific glial activation in the white matter may relate to retinal impairment, even behavioral deficits, in the setting of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion. PMID:24968196

Ruan, Zhi; Lei, Yun; Chen, Yu Ting; Zhang, Hai Yan

2014-01-01

286

Sherlock Holmes in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a three-day classroom activity combining criminal investigations and scientific skills, especially observation skills. Provides detailed classroom procedures with an illustration of eight basic fingerprint patterns and a classification chart. (YP)

Faia, Jean E.

1988-01-01

287

The Electron Runaround: Understanding Electric Circuit Basics Through a Classroom Activity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Several misconceptions abound among college students taking their first general physics course, and to some extent pre-engineering physics students, regarding the physics and applications of electric circuits. Analogies used in textbooks, such as those that liken an electric circuit to a piped closed loop of water driven by a water pump, do not completely resolve these misconceptions. Mazur and Knight,2 in particular, separately note that such misconceptions include the notion that electric current on either side of a light bulb in a circuit can be different. Other difficulties and confusions involve understanding why the current in a parallel circuit exceeds the current in a series circuit with the same components, and include the role of the battery (where students may assume wrongly that a dry cell battery is a fixed-current rather than a fixed-voltage device). A simple classroom activity that students can play as a game can resolve these misconceptions, providing an intellectual as well as a hands-on understanding. This paper describes the "Electron Runaround," first developed by the author to teach extremely bright 8-year-old home-schooled children the basics of electric circuits and subsequently altered (according to the required level of instruction) and used for various college physics courses.

Singh, Vandana

2010-05-01

288

Development of an Interdisciplinary STEM Classroom Activity for Radio Receiver Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Introduction The development of a mini STEM-based classroom activity designed to integrate these two fields into one project for middle school aged students is presented here. This lesson involves small groups of students constructing a small AM radio receivers. The lesson surrounding the activity focuses on both the physical nature of electromagnetic and AC waves, circuit design, practical applications to AM radio broadcasting, and research applications of radio telescopes. These tools have shown a significant increase in the lesson's primary concept understanding among 6th grade students, as well as net positive STEM awareness and enthusiasm.Content The primary teaching point for the students to consider and learn during this lesson is 'How does scientific application influence engineering design, and vice versa?' The lesson surrounds the hands-on activity of having students construct their own AM radio receiver. Wave theory and the use of radio instruments for astronomy research are also taught in a traditional lecture format. The activity is designed to complement middle school curriculum, although it has been tested and found suitable for high school and older students as well as the general public.Evaluation and ImpactThe evaluation tool that used for the student groups in this project was a Fryer chart, which is a four panel chart with the main topic listed in the center and a single question in each of the four panels. The students are asked to answer the questions in the chart before and after they participate in the lesson activity, each time in a different colored pencil so that the scores can be given to each student before and after they participated in the activity. Student scores improved from 4.5 to 17.9 out of a total of 20 possible points. This is an overall increase of 67% of the total possible points. The questions asked on the quiz cover the range of wave theory, circuit design, and scientific explanation. This factor of improvement shows that the lesson designed for this fellowship project is effective at teaching students about each of those concepts with a single teaching activity.

Davis, Kristina

2015-01-01

289

Characterization of very-long-period seismicity accompanying summit activity at K?lauea Volcano, Hawai'i: 2007-2013  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Eruptive activity returned to the summit region of K?lauea Volcano, Hawai'i with the formation of the “Overlook crater” within the Halema'uma'u Crater in March 2008. The new crater continued to grow through episodic collapse of the crater walls and as of late 2013 had grown into an approximately elliptical opening with dimensions of ~ 160 × 215 m extending to a depth of ~ 200 m. Occasional weak explosive events and a persistent gas plume continued to occur through 2013. Lava was first observed in the new crater in September 2008, and through 2009 the lava level remained deep in the crater and was only occasionally observed. Since early 2010 a lava lake with fluctuating level within the Overlook crater has been nearly continuously present, and has reached to within 22 m of the Overlook crater rim. Volcanic activity at K?lauea Volcano is episodic at all time scales and the characterization of very-long-period seismicity in the band 2–100 s for the years 2007–2013 illuminates a portion of this broad spectrum of volcanic behavior. Three types of very-long-period events have been observed over this time and each is associated with distinct processes. Type 1 events are associated with vigorous degassing and occurred primarily between 2007 and 2009. Type 2 events are associated with rockfalls onto the lava lake and occurred primarily after early 2010. Both of these event types are induced by pressure and momentum changes at the top of the magma column that are transmitted downward to a source centroid ~ 1 km below the northeast corner of the Halema'uma'u Crater where the energy couples to the solid Earth at a geometrical discontinuity in the underlying dike system. Type 3 events are not related to surficial phenomena but are associated with transients in mass transfer that occur within the dike system. Very-long-period tremor has also accompanied the return of eruptive activity, with increasing amplitude associated with hours- to months-long changes in gas emission rates and summit deformation.

Dawson, Phillip; Chouet, Bernard

2014-01-01

290

Myocardial infarction worsens glomerular injury and microalbuminuria in rats with pre-existing renal impairment accompanied by the activation of ER stress and inflammation.  

PubMed

Deterioration of renal function occurs after chronic heart failure in approximately one-third of patients, particularly in those with pre-existing renal impairment such as diabetic nephropathy. Impaired renal function in these patients is always associated with a worse prognosis. However, the mechanisms underlying such deterioration of renal function are still largely unknown. In three separate protocols, we compared 1) sham operation (Ctr, n = 10) with surgically induced myocardial infarction (MI, n = 10); 2) unilateral nephrectomy (UNX, n = 10) with UNX + MI (n = 10); and 3) STZ-induced type 1 diabetes (DB, n = 10) with DB + MI (n = 10). The differences between combined injury models (UNX + MI, DB + MI) and simple MI were also examined. Renal remodeling, function, ER stress (CHOP and GRP78) and inflammation (infiltration of inflammatory cells, NF-?B p65) were evaluated 12 weeks after MI. In common SD rats, MI activated less glomerular ER stress and inflammation, resulting in a minor change of glomerular remodeling and microalbuminuria. However, MI significantly increased the glomerular expression of GRP78 and CHOP in UNX and DB rats. In addition, it also promoted the infiltration of CD4+ T cells, particularly inflammatory cytokine (IFN-?, IL-17, IL-4)-producing CD4+ T cells, and the expression of NF-?B p65 in the glomeruli. By contrast, significant glomerular fibrosis, glomerulosclerosis, podocyte injury and microalbuminuria were found in rats with UNX + MI and DB + MI. MI significantly increased chronic glomerular injury and microalbuminuria at 12 weeks in rats with pre-existing renal impairment, i.e., UNX and DB, but not common SD rats. These changes were accompanied by increased glomerular ER stress and immune-associated inflammation. PMID:25173645

Dong, Zhifeng; Wu, Penglong; Li, Yongguang; Shen, Yuan; Xin, Ping; Li, Shuai; Wang, Zhihua; Dai, Xiaoyan; Zhu, Wei; Wei, Meng

2014-12-01

291

Classroom Activities: Simple Strategies to Incorporate Student-Centered Activities within Undergraduate Science Lectures.  

PubMed

The traditional science lecture, where an instructor delivers a carefully crafted monolog to a large audience of students who passively receive the information, has been a popular mode of instruction for centuries. Recent evidence on the science of teaching and learning indicates that learner-centered, active teaching strategies can be more effective learning tools than traditional lectures. Yet most colleges and universities retain lectures as their central instructional method. This article highlights several simple collaborative teaching techniques that can be readily deployed within traditional lecture frameworks to promote active learning. Specifically, this article briefly introduces the techniques of: reader's theatre, think-pair-share, roundtable, jigsaw, in-class quizzes, and minute papers. Each technique is broadly applicable well beyond neuroscience courses and easily modifiable to serve an instructor's specific pedagogical goals. The benefits of each technique are described along with specific examples of how each technique might be deployed within a traditional lecture to create more active learning experiences. PMID:23494568

Lom, Barbara

2012-01-01

292

Using Activity Theory to Model the Taiwan Atayal Students' Classroom Mathematical Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From the sociocultural perspective, this research utilized activity theory as the theoretical framework to analyze the influences of cultural factors for Taiwanese Atayal junior high school students' study in mathematics. The research methodology adopted grounded theory, theoretical and methodological approaches which are illustrated through…

Huang, Chih-Hsien; Lin, Fou-Lai

2013-01-01

293

Electrophilic Adduction of Ubiquitin Activating Enzyme E1 by N,N-Diethyldithiocarbamate Inhibits Ubiquitin Activation and is Accompanied by Striatal Injury in the Rat  

PubMed Central

Previous studies have shown ubiquitin activating enzyme E1 to be sensitive to adduction through both Michael addition and SN2 chemistry in vitro. E1 presents a biologically important putative protein target for adduction due to its role in initiating ubiquitin based protein processing and the involvement of impaired ubiquitin protein processing in two types of familial Parkinson's disease. We tested whether E1 is susceptible to xenobiotic-mediated electrophilic adduction in vivo and explored the potential contribution of E1 adduction to neurodegenerative events in an animal model. N,N-Diethyldithiocarbamate (DEDC) was administered to rats using a protocol that produces covalent cysteine modifications in vivo and brain E1 protein adducts were characterized and mapped using shotgun LC-MS/MS. E1 activity, global and specific protein expression, and protein carbonyls were used to characterize cellular responses and injury in whole brain and dorsal striatal samples. The data demonstrate that DEDC treatment produced S-(ethylaminocarbonyl) adducts on Cys234 and Cys179 residues of E1 and decreased the levels of activated E1 and total ubiquitinated proteins. Proteomic analysis of whole brain samples identified expression changes for proteins involved in myelin structure, antioxidant response and catechol metabolism, systems often disrupted in neurodegenerative disease. Our studies also delineated localized injury within the striatum as indicated by decreased levels of tyrosine hydroxylase, elevated protein carbonyl content, increased antioxidant enzyme and ?-synuclein expression, as well as enhanced phosphorylation of tau and tyrosine hydroxylase. These data are consistent with E1 having similar susceptibility to adduction in vivo as previously reported in vitro and support further investigation into environmental agent adduction of E1 as a potential contributing factor to neurodegenerative disease. Additionally this study supports the predictive value of in vitro screens for identifying sensitive protein targets that can be used to guide subsequent in vivo experiments. PMID:22874009

Viquez, Olga M.; Caito, Samuel W.; McDonald, W. Hayes; Friedman, David B.; Valentine, William M.

2012-01-01

294

Classroom Activities: Simple Strategies to Incorporate Student-Centered Activities within Undergraduate Science Lectures  

PubMed Central

The traditional science lecture, where an instructor delivers a carefully crafted monolog to a large audience of students who passively receive the information, has been a popular mode of instruction for centuries. Recent evidence on the science of teaching and learning indicates that learner-centered, active teaching strategies can be more effective learning tools than traditional lectures. Yet most colleges and universities retain lectures as their central instructional method. This article highlights several simple collaborative teaching techniques that can be readily deployed within traditional lecture frameworks to promote active learning. Specifically, this article briefly introduces the techniques of: reader’s theatre, think-pair-share, roundtable, jigsaw, in-class quizzes, and minute papers. Each technique is broadly applicable well beyond neuroscience courses and easily modifiable to serve an instructor’s specific pedagogical goals. The benefits of each technique are described along with specific examples of how each technique might be deployed within a traditional lecture to create more active learning experiences. PMID:23494568

Lom, Barbara

2012-01-01

295

A New Approach to Teaching Petrology: Active Learning in a Studio Classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the past 15 years it has become clear that the traditional lecture and lab approach to college science teaching leaves much to be desired. The traditional approach is instructor oriented and based on passive learning. In contrast, current studies show that most students learn best when actively engaged in the learning process. Inquiry based learning and open ended projects have been shown to especially enhance learning by promoting higher order thinking. Recognizing the need for change, however, does not mean the changes are simple. The task of overhauling a course, replacing traditional approaches with more student oriented activities, requires a great deal of time and effort. It also involves much uncertainty and risk. At UND we have been experimenting with alternative pedagogies for a number of years. Change has been incremental, but this year we made wholesale changes in our petrology class. We converted it from the standard three lecture and one lab format to two 3-hour studio sessions per week. The distinction between lab and lecture is gone. In fact, there really are no lectures. The instructor talks for no more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time. Students spend most of their time doing, not listening. We emphasize collaborative active learning projects, some quite short and others lengthy and involved, and use a wide variety of activities. To assess the class, we have an outside consultant and we carry out weekly assessments to measure (1) how students are reacting to the various pedagogical approaches, and (2) how much student learning is actually occurring. This allows us to make adjustments and fine tune as necessary. We could not have made such changes a few years ago, simply because of the amount of work involved to create and test the necessary classroom materials. Today, however, there are many resources available to the reform minded teacher, and the resource base continues to grow. We borrowed heavily from other instructors at other institutions. We mined the Journal of Geoscience Education for teaching and assessment strategies. We took many ideas for projects from the recent Teaching Petrology Workshop (July 2003, one of the On the Cutting Edge: Workshops for Geoscience Faculty, supported by the NAGT, DLESE and NSF/DUE). With more workshops and meetings devoted to teaching reform, and as geoscientists further develop their scholarship of teaching and learning, reforming our classes will become easier. The result will not only be better educated students, but also a greater retention of geoscience majors.

Perkins, D.

2003-12-01

296

Artifacts, Tools, and Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although schools contain many material artifacts, studies in classrooms have tended to focus on discourse and quality of social interaction even when artifacts are being used. Responding to Engstrom's (1999) invitation to take artifacts seriously, three studies are described in which a material object was essential to a classroom activity. The…

McDonald, Geraldine; Le, Huong; Higgins, Joanna; Podmore, Valerie

2005-01-01

297

Classroom Management and Safety  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Welcome to the challenge of making good science come to life in your classroom. In this chapter, we look at how to get the science classroom ready for inquiry-based lessons and how to prepare students for engaging, productive, and safe activities. In addition, suggestions are provided to foster an emotionally safe environment for your middle level students.

Jackie Cleveland

2004-01-01

298

Inverting the Linear Algebra Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The inverted classroom is a course design model in which students' initial contact with new information takes place outside of class meetings, and students spend class time on high-level sense-making activities. The inverted classroom model is so called because it inverts or "flips" the usual classroom design where typically class…

Talbert, Robert

2014-01-01

299

Instituting Change in Classroom Discourse Structure: Human and Computer-Based Motif Analysis. WCER Working Paper No. 2009-1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We compared the structure of discussions in a middle school mathematics classroom before (Year 1) and after (Year 2) teacher participation in professional development activities aimed at enhancing students' participation and the co-construction of mathematical ideas. Changes in the role of teacher and student were accompanied by identifiable…

Nathan, Mitchell J.; Kim, Suyeon; Grant, Timothy S.

2009-01-01

300

Classroom Antarctica  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website is a collection of units designed to teach students about the global importance of Antarctica. Topics covered in these units includes ice, the ocean, geology, weather, topography, auroras, the history of Antarctic exploration, living in Antarctica, animals, plants, the Antarctic Treaty, and the environment. Each unit has a selection of activities that are adaptable to the range of abilities in a class and the particular interests of the students. There are hundreds of useful web links throughout and a wealth of support material listed under Classroom Resources.

Elizabeth Haywood

301

Integrating the Secondary School Foreign Language Classroom through Multiple Learning Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Foreign language teachers experience difficulties in teaching students with learning disabilities. The challenge is to teach students with and without disabilities in the same classroom while having no background knowledge of how to teach towards all these students. Through observations and interviews with two foreign language teachers, the use of…

DeFalco, Laura

2011-01-01

302

Eliciting Metacognitive Experiences and Reflection in a Year 11 Chemistry Classroom: An Activity Theory Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concerns regarding students' learning and reasoning in chemistry classrooms are well documented. Students' reasoning in chemistry should be characterized by conscious consideration of chemical phenomenon from laboratory work at macroscopic, molecular/sub-micro and symbolic levels. Further, students should develop metacognition in relation to such…

Thomas, Gregory P.; McRobbie, Campbell J.

2013-01-01

303

"You Are My Sunshine My Only Sunshine": Current Music Activities in Kindergarten Classrooms in Queensland, Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Music in early years classrooms is an important learning area for young children. Young children need access to hear different genres of music, learn a variety of repertoire, engage in composing and play musical instruments. With the changing reform agenda in early childhood education however, little is known about the way music is positioned in…

Garvis, Susanne

2012-01-01

304

A Classroom Demonstration of Garlic Extract and Conventional Antibiotics' Antimicrobial Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Kirby-Bauer method is regularly used to test bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics, and is often employed in the classroom for teaching this concept. In this exercise, additional materials and instructions were given to students for the preparation of garlic extract and loading on blank BBL paper discs. They were further instructed to test…

Ekunsanmi, Toye J.

2005-01-01

305

Teaching Intercultural English Learning/Teaching in World Englishes: Some Classroom Activities in South Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses what intercultural English learning/teaching (IELT) is in English as a world Englishes (WEes) and how IELT can contribute to the development of proficiency/competence among WEes and can be fitted into actual WEes classrooms. This is to claim that IELT be a pivotal contextual factor facilitating success in…

Lee, Kang-Young

2012-01-01

306

A Small-Scale Study of Primary School English Language Teachers' Classroom Activities and Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Turkey's search for upgrading the quality of English language teaching is still in progress. Publication of Ministry of National Education's "English Language Curriculum for Primary Education Grades 4,5,6,7 and 8" (2006) framed the content and delivery of our primary school English language teaching classes along with a list of suggested classroom

Arikan, Arda

2011-01-01

307

Activity Structures and the Unfolding of Problem-Solving Actions in High-School Chemistry Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we argue for a more "systematic" approach for studying the relationship between classroom practices and scientific practices--an approach that will likely better support the systemic reforms being promoted in the Next Generation Science Standards in the USA and similar efforts in other countries. One component of that…

Criswell, Brett A.; Rushton, Greg T.

2014-01-01

308

Children's Imagination and Fantasy: Implications for Development, Education, and Classroom Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors review the research on children's imagination and fantasy as they relate to children's socio-emotional and cognitive development and link those findings to children's academic and classroom competence. Specifically, children who are imaginative and/or fantasy prone tend to have better coping skills and the ability to regulate their…

Smith, Maureen; Mathur, Ravisha

2009-01-01

309

Storytelling Dramas as a Community Building Activity in an Early Childhood Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Healthy social-emotional development is promoted by building a safe, secure and respectful environment in an early childhood setting with positive and consistent relationships among adults, children, and their peers. This study explored storytelling dramas as an opportunity to build community within the context of one early childhood classroom.…

Wright, Cheryl; Diener, Marissa L.; Kemp, Jacqueline Lindsay

2013-01-01

310

Pattern of Classroom Activities during Students' Use of Computers: Relations between Instructional Strategies and Computer Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to identify instructional strategies used by teachers to support technology integration. In addition, relations between types of computer applications and teachers' classroom practices were examined. Data were direct observation results from 143 integration lessons implemented in schools receiving federal technology…

Inan, Fethi A.; Lowther, Deborah L.; Ross, Steven M.; Strahl, Dan

2010-01-01

311

Meeting Student Needs in the Freedom Writers Movie: An Activity in a Classroom Management Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study described in this paper explored the understanding pre-service teachers' have of PK-12 student needs (i.e. Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity) and the importance of meeting these needs in a climate of Invitational Education. 71 undergraduate teacher education candidates enrolled in a Classroom Management course at a…

Tanase, Madalina

2013-01-01

312

Reflective Activities: Helping Students Connect with Texts. Classroom Practices in Teaching English, Volume 30.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers successful classroom practices that encourage students to learn purposefully and constructively by reflecting on their own learning processes and by making connections between what they read (whether verbal or visual texts) and the lives they lead. Extending from middle and high school through college composition and English…

Reid, Louann, Ed.; Golub, Jeffrey N., Ed.

313

Birthing Internal Images: Employing the "Cajita" Project as a Contemplative Activity in a College Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recently, there has been a surge of interest in employing contemplative teaching and learning practices in college classrooms. The authors define contemplative pedagogy as a teaching and learning experience that involves the learner in a participatory epistemology characterized by a deeply immersed, insightful learning experience fostered through…

Kanagala, Vijay; Rendon, Laura I.

2013-01-01

314

Formative Assessment in Confucian Heritage Culture Classrooms: Activity Theory Analysis of Tensions, Contradictions and Hybrid Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Formative assessment has recently become a preferred assessment strategy in educational institutions worldwide. However, it is not easy to implement in Asian classrooms, because local cultures and institutional constraints potentially hinder the practice. This one-semester study aimed to use the "third space", as the core of the third…

Thanh Pham, Thi Hong; Renshaw, Peter

2015-01-01

315

Effects of Applying STR for Group Learning Activities on Learning Performance in a Synchronous Cyber Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to apply Speech to Text Recognition (STR) for individual oral presentations and group discussions of students in a synchronous cyber classroom. An experiment was conducted to analyze the effectiveness of applying STR on learning performance. Students' perceptions and behavioral intentions toward using STR were also investigated.…

Kuo, Tony C. T.; Shadiev, Rustam; Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Chen, Nian-Shing

2012-01-01

316

Elementary Classroom Teachers' Adoption of Physical Activity Promotion in the Context of a Statewide Policy: An Innovation Diffusion and Socio-Ecologic Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical activity promotion in the academic classroom (PAPAC) is an effective means for increasing children's school-based physical activity. In the context of a South Carolina policy requiring elementary schools to provide children with 90 min of physical activity beyond physical education every week, the purpose of this study was to test a…

Webster, Collin Andrew; Caputi, Peter; Perreault, Melanie; Doan, Rob; Doutis, Panayiotis; Weaver, Robert Glenn

2013-01-01

317

On the effective management of the college English classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Classroom management is an effective way to improve the quality of teaching, so English teachers should be active in classroom management activities. This article begins with the invalid English classroom management cases, analyzes the relations among college English classroom management and teacher management and student management, expounds the disadvantages of poor classroom management, points out the practical significance of effective

Fang Zhao

2011-01-01

318

Craters in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Details an activity in which students create and study miniature impact craters in the classroom. Engages students in making detailed, meaningful observations, drawing inferences, reaching conclusions based on scientific evidence, and designing experiments to test selected variables. (DDR)

McArdle, Heather K.

1997-01-01

319

The Classroom Animal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the behavior, housing, care, diet, and feeding of painted turtles. Also suggests several classroom activities and provides guidelines related to long-term captivity and human disease prevention. (DH)

Kramer, David C., Ed.

1985-01-01

320

Critters in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of invertebrates as classroom "pets" can develop students' skills in scientific inquiry and instill respect for science. Few materials are needed for projects involving invertebrates. Suggested activities using snails, crickets, earthworms, crayfish, and guppies are offered. (DF)

Smith, Robert W.; Fleisher, Paul

1984-01-01

321

In the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using cartoons and comic strips to teach the concept of social class and newspapers to teach economic principles are suggested classroom activities for elementary and secondary courses. A lesson plan for teaching democratic values is also included. (JR)

History and Social Science Teacher, 1975

1975-01-01

322

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides information on various classroom assessment techniques (CATs) such as primary trait analysis, using anonymous assessments, goal ranking and matching, self assessment, active learning, transfer and applied learning, and group work assessment.

323

A Classroom of Polymer Factories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an activity in which students create small classroom factories and investigate several aspects of production including design, engineering, quality control, waste management, packaging, shipment, and communication. (DDR)

Harris, Mary E.; Van Natta, Sandra

1998-01-01

324

The Physics Classroom Shockwave Physics Studios  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On this interactive site, visitors with a penchant for velocity-time graphs, kinematics, and the world of motion will be well-served. Created as part of "The Physics Classroom" portfolio of educational materials, this collection of interactive Shockwave files simulate a series of physical situations. Visitors to the site can manipulate a variable in each activity and observe the outcome. All told, the site has around two dozen different activities, and many of them are accompanied by an activity sheet which provides basic directions for users. One of the most interesting activities here is the "Riverboat Simulator", which allows users to explore concepts of relative velocity by investigating the motion of a boat across a river in the presence of a current.

325

The Physics Classroom: Shockwave Physics Studios  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On this interactive site, visitors with a penchant for velocity-time graphs, kinematics, and the world of motion will be well-served. Created as part of "The Physics Classroom" portfolio of educational materials, this collection of interactive Shockwave files simulate a series of physical situations. Visitors to the site can manipulate a variable in each activity and observe the outcome. All told, the site has around two dozen different activities, and many of them are accompanied by an activity sheet which provides basic directions for users. One of the most interesting activities here is the "Riverboat Simulator", which allows users to explore concepts of relative velocity by investigating the motion of a boat across a river in the presence of a current.

326

Research and Teaching: "It's Not You, It's the Room"--Are the High-Tech, Active Learning Classrooms Worth It?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several institutions have redesigned traditional learning spaces to better realize the potential of active, experiential learning. We compare student performance in traditional and active learning classrooms in a large, introductory biology course using the same syllabus, course goals, exams, and instructor. Using ACT scores as predictive, we…

Cotner, Sehoya; Loper, Jessica; Walker, J. D.; Brooks, D. Christopher

2013-01-01

327

30 CFR 550.251 - If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information must accompany the DPP?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information...251 If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information...development and production activities in the Alaska OCS Region, the following planning...

2013-07-01

328

30 CFR 550.220 - If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information must accompany the EP?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...false If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information...220 If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information...you propose exploration activities in the Alaska OCS Region, the following planning...

2014-07-01

329

30 CFR 550.251 - If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information must accompany the DPP?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...false If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information...251 If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information...development and production activities in the Alaska OCS Region, the following planning...

2014-07-01

330

30 CFR 250.251 - If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information must accompany the DPP?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information...251 If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information...development and production activities in the Alaska OCS Region, the following planning...

2010-07-01

331

Levo-tetrahydropalmatine attenuates the development and expression of methamphetamine-induced locomotor sensitization and the accompanying activation of ERK in the nucleus accumbens and caudate putamen in mice.  

PubMed

Levo-tetrahydropalmatine (l-THP) is an alkaloid purified from corydalis and has been used in many traditional Chinese herbal preparations for its analgesic, sedative, and hypnotic properties. Previous studies indicated that l-THP has modest antagonist activity against dopamine receptors and thus it might have potential therapeutic effects on drug addiction. However, whether and how l-THP contributes to methamphetamine (METH)-induced locomotor sensitization remains unclear. Therefore, the current study aims to examine the roles of l-THP in the development and expression of METH-induced locomotor sensitization as well as the accompanying extracellular-regulated kinase (ERK) activation in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), caudate putamen (CPu) and prefrontal cortex (PFc) in mice. We found that moderate doses of METH (0.5 and 2 mg/kg) induced hyper-locomotor activity in mice on all METH injection days whereas high dose of METH (5 mg/kg)-treated mice displayed only acute locomotor response to METH and severe stereotyped behaviors on the first day after drug injection. Interestingly, only 2 mg/kg dose of METH-induced locomotor sensitization which was accompanied by the activation of ERK1/2 in the NAc and CPu in mice. Although l-THP (5 and 10 mg/kg) per se did not induce obvious changes in locomotor activities in mice, its co-administration with METH could significantly attenuate acute METH-induced hyper-locomotor activity, the development and expression of METH-induced locomotor sensitization, and the accompanying ERK1/2 activation in the NAc and CPu. These results suggest that l-THP has potential therapeutic effect on METH-induced locomotor sensitization, and the underlying molecular mechanism might be related to its inhibitory effect on ERK1/2 phosphorylation in the NAc and CPu. PMID:24269936

Zhao, N; Chen, Y; Zhu, J; Wang, L; Cao, G; Dang, Y; Yan, C; Wang, J; Chen, T

2014-01-31

332

Classroom Management in Diverse Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classroom management continues to be a serious concern for teachers and especially in urban and diverse learning environments. The authors present the culturally responsive classroom management practices of two teachers from an urban and diverse middle school to extend the construct, culturally responsive classroom management. The principles that…

Milner, H. Richard, IV; Tenore, F. Blake

2010-01-01

333

COOPERATIVE ACTIVITIES IN A SECOND GRADE CLASSROOM: DO GIRLS COOPERATE BETTER?  

E-print Network

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Gilliland, Nancy

1996-04-01

334

Floor Plan Your Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource guides the learner, step-by-step, in creating a scale floor plan of a classroom. The instructions include sample drawings of student work. The activity includes: sketching a map of the classroom; measuring the room and calculating the area and perimeter; creating a scale drawing; and drafting a CAD (computer-aided design) floor plan. The lesson provides students with hands-on, real world practice solving problems of measurement, ratio, and scale.

2010-07-19

335

Take-Home Challenges: Extending Discovery-Based Activities beyond the General Chemistry Classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In an effort to more effectively integrate the experimental nature of chemistry into our students' experiences, we are developing and implementing discovery-based activities into both the laboratory and lecture components of general chemistry. Below we describe and provide an example of a "take-home challenge" intended to supplement the lecture component of the course. These take-home challenges involve the student in chemistry exploration outside of class and extend the context of content and experimentation into a nontraditional laboratory environment. Over 25 take-home challenges have been developed to date. Preliminary evaluation of the impact of the take-home challenges shows that students reporting themselves as receiving a B or C grade in the course find the challenges very useful in helping them gain a conceptual understanding of the phenomena addressed. Students earning an A grade report little or no impact on their learning. Prepared as one-page handouts, each take-home challenge begins with a scene-setting introduction followed by pertinent background information, a list of materials to be collected, and any appropriate safety precautions. The exploration component of the activity integrates leading questions with the procedural instructions to help guide the students through the discovery process and challenge them to stretch their understanding of the chemistry. After completing a take-home challenge activity, students submit written reports containing responses to the questions posed, observations of data collected, and their responses to the challenge. The accompanying sample take-home challenge activity is provided as a novel adaptation of the belch phenomenon that challenges students to experiment in order to explain the factors that account for the observed behavior. Persons interested in field testing the take-home challenges with their classes should contact the authors. Belch Bottle Challenge: What factors are responsible for the behavior of a "belch bottle"? Introductory Remarks. Have you ever belched? Belching is caused when there is an accumulation of gas in the digestive system. The "belch" occurs when the gas is released through the mouth. You can construct a "belch bottle" to imitate this action. Try this activity to find out how. Materials. 2 plastic soft-drink bottles of the same size one of the following sets of materials: potato; barrel of a Bic pen; tape (cellophane, electrical, or masking); 8-in. piece of wire, or 2 1-hole #3 stoppers; barrel of a Bic pen; tape (cellophane, electrical, or masking) water shallow tray or sink (optional) food color (optional) narrow-necked bottle made of glass (or other rigid material) Getting Ready. Cut one of the soft-drink bottles a few inches above the bottom to make a tall funnel as shown in Figure 1. Fill the second, uncut bottle half-full with water. If there is a hole in the side of the pen barrel, wrap tape around it. If 1-hole stoppers are available, slide one onto each end of the pen barrel and use this assembly to connect the cut funnel and the half-filled, uncut bottle. Alternatively, push the barrel all the way through a potato, leaving an approximately equal amount of pen barrel sticking out each side of the potato. If potato becomes lodged inside the pen barrel (that would restrict air or water flow), use a wire to push it out. Slide one end of the pen barrel into the mouth of the funnel all the way to the potato and gently screw the potato onto the thread of the funnel. Gently screw the other end of the potato onto the threads of the neck of the half-filled, uncut bottle. (See Fig. 2.) Your goal is to create an airtight seal between the funnel and the uncut soft-drink bottle. Procedure. Place the apparatus in a shallow tray or sink. Fill the funnel 3/4 full with water. (Colored water is easier to see.) Give the bottle a slight squeeze. Watch for several minutes. What do you observe? Explain your observations. Disconnect the bottle from the connector. Pour water out of the bottle until it is again only

Mason, P. K.; Sarquis, A. M.

1996-04-01

336

Decreased Gs alpha mRNA levels accompany the fall in Gs and adenylyl cyclase activities in compensated left ventricular hypertrophy. In heart failure, only the impairment in adenylyl cyclase activation progresses.  

PubMed Central

We have previously reported that there is a global reduction in adenylyl cyclase associated with a decrement in Gs functional activity in cardiac sarcolemma from animals with pressure overload-induced hypertrophy and heart failure. This study was performed to determine whether hypertrophy alone in the absence of heart failure is sufficient to promote these changes and whether the superimposition of heart failure intensified these changes. Basal and stimulated adenylyl cyclase and Gs activity, as determined in the S49 cyc- reconstitution assay, were measured in sarcolemma from normal (NL), left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and heart failure (HF) animals. Simultaneously, we measured the mRNA level encoding for the Gs alpha subunit. These studies indicate that Gs activity and Gs alpha mRNA are decreased by approximately 30% both in the failing heart and even in the heart with compensated hypertrophy before heart failure develops (Gs activity, pmol cyclic AMP/10 min per microgram, NL 4.2 +/- 0.4, LVH 3.0 +/- 0.2, HF 3.2 +/- 0.3; Gs alpha mRNA, pg/10 micrograms RNA, NL 131 +/- 9.0, LVH 104 +/- 7.4, HF 97.4 +/- 9.1; P less than 0.05 as compared with NL for LVH and HF). Accompanying this decrement in Gs activity is a fall in adenylyl cyclase, both basal and stimulated. However, we also identified a further decrease in adenylyl cyclase without any additional change in Gs or in its alpha subunit mRNA level. This is seen only in the sarcolemma from animals with heart failure as compared with those with compensated LV hypertrophy (e.g., NaF-stimulated activity, pmol cyclic AMP/min per mg, NL 420.2 +/- 17.5, LVH 347.1 +/- 29.6, HF 244.2 +/- 27.3; P less than 0.05 compared with NL for LVH and HF, P less than 0.05 compared with LVH for HF). In summary, these studies indicate that both Gs and adenylyl cyclase activities fall in parallel with the development of LV hypertrophy followed by a further decrement in adenylyl cyclase, independent of Gs, in the setting of heart failure. Images PMID:1824633

Chen, L A; Vatner, D E; Vatner, S F; Hittinger, L; Homcy, C J

1991-01-01

337

Student Activities to Accompany the People on Market Street Film Series--A Series of Seven Economics Films Distributed by the Walt Disney Educational Media Company.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to help students in grades 9-12 understand economic terms, fundamental economic principles of the free enterprise system, and economic forces that influence activities in everyone's life, this teacher's guide provides over 50 reproducible activity sheets on the following topics: (1) scarcity and planning, (2) cost, (3) demand, (4) supply,…

Watts, Michael, Ed.

338

A Motivational Perspective on Engagement and Disaffection: Conceptualization and Assessment of Children's Behavioral and Emotional Participation in Academic Activities in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a motivational conceptualization of engagement and disaffection: First, it emphasizes children's constructive, focused, enthusiastic participation in the activities of classroom learning; second, it distinguishes engagement from disaffection, as well as behavioral features from emotional features. Psychometric properties of…

Skinner, Ellen A.; Kindermann, Thomas A.; Furrer, Carrie J.

2009-01-01

339

Teaching and Technology for the Cutting Edge Practitioner: Lesson Plans and Supplementary Activities for the Classroom Teacher Who Uses English as a Medium of Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 44 chapters and an appendix of pictures for teachers to use with Arab learners in Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) classrooms. Each lesson describes goals, materials needed, and the activity. Many lessons offer sample worksheets, answers to anticipated problems, alternative uses, and suggestions for optimal utilization. With…

Canning-Wilson, Christine, Ed.

340

Different Identity Revelation Modes in an Online Peer-Assessment Learning Environment: Effects on Perceptions toward Assessors, Classroom Climate and Learning Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of four different identity revelation modes (three fixed modes: real-name, anonymity, nickname and one dynamic user self-choice mode) on participants' perceptions toward their assessors, classroom climate, and past experience with the learning activity in which they were engaged were examined. A pretest-posttest quasi-experimental…

Yu, Fu-Yun; Wu, Chun-Ping

2011-01-01

341

Acquisition and Generalization of Activity Schedules and Their Effects on Task Engagement in a Young Child with Autism in an Inclusive Pre-School Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Individualized activity schedules were successfully used with a 4- year-old child with autism who attended an integrated public pre-school classroom. Graduated physical guidance and a system of most-to-least prompts were used during skill acquisition stages with teacher proximity and level of prompts being eventually faded. (Contains nine…

Massey, N. Gayle; Wheeler, John J.

2000-01-01

342

Ready-to-Use Multicultural Activities for the American History Classroom: Four Centuries of Diversity from the 1600s to the Present.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This classroom resource guide provides U.S. history teachers in grades 7-12 with 130 ready-to-use activities that build understanding and appreciation of diverse peoples and points of view regarding historical events. This guide is organized into four sections and printed in a spiral-bound format that folds flat for photocopying. The sections…

Wannamaker, Hallie Ann

343

Bilingual Education: Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Emphasis. Indian Legends and Felt Board Cut-Out Characters. Readings and Activities for Pre-School and Early Elementary School Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for use in preschool and early elementary school classrooms, this collection of eight American Indian legends provides patterns for making feltboard cutouts of their characters and props to be used in story telling activities. Seven of the legends originate with the Hupa, Karuk, or Yurok Indians of northwestern California and one is from…

Bennett, Ruth; And Others

344

Accumulation of activated CD4+ lymphocytes in the lung of individuals infected with HIV accompanied by increased virus production in patients with secondary infections.  

PubMed Central

The lung is continuously exposed to infectious and non-infectious agents causing cell activation. Activated cells in the lung such as antigen-presenting cells which harbour HIV may favour this organ as a site for virus production. To test this hypothesis, cells from blood and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) of HIV-infected patients and healthy controls were obtained and the activation of the cells were analysed by measuring the expression of IL-2 receptor, HLA-DR and VLA-1. The HIV-infected individuals were subdivided into 'lung symptomatic' or 'lung asymptomatic' patients, depending on the presence or absence of secondary lung diseases besides HIV. All HIV-infected individuals demonstrated a decreased number of CD4+ lymphocytes in blood; however, normal numbers of these cells were found in BAL. The activation state of CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes in blood and BAL was higher in lymphocytes from HIV-infected patients compared with controls. The activation state was highest in the lung symptomatic group. Lung symptomatic patients and lung asymptomatic patients with extrapulmonary infections had increased levels of free virus in plasma. Four out of four individuals without or with only low amounts of cell-free HIV in plasma belonged to the symptom-free subgroup. These results suggest that microorganisms other than HIV may promote viral replication via antigen-driven accumulation and activation of CD4+ cells in the lung or other organs, and thus may be responsible for the loss of helper T cells and the progression of the disease. PMID:7586671

Franchini, M; Walker, C; Henrard, D R; Suter-Gut, D; Braun, P; Villiger, B; Suter, M

1995-01-01

345

Outdoor Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An outdoor classroom is the ideal vehicle for community involvement: Parents, native plant societies, 4-H, garden clubs, and master naturalists are all resources waiting to be tapped, as are local businesses offering support. If you enlist your community in the development and maintenance of your outdoor classroom, the entire community will…

Mayes, Valynda

2010-01-01

346

Responsive Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Responsive Classroom addresses some of the challenges present in any elementary classroom, be it first-grade mathematics or third-grade science, by offering "an approach to teaching and learning that fosters safe, challenging, and joyful classrooms and schools, kindergarten through eighth grade." Through this website, classroom teachers share "practical strategies for bringing together social and academic learning throughout the school day." They report that teachers in urban, rural, and suburban settings nationwide find that these strategies have increased student investment, responsibility, and learning, and decreased problem behaviors. Studies detailing the effectiveness of the program are posted on this website. The basic principles of the program are also described, but the books detailing their approach must be purchased. The newsletter, however, is available free of charge and the archive includes previously published articles, which can be searched by topic, such as technology in the classroom and family involvement.

347

Classroom Connectivity: Increasing Participation and Understanding Inside the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article shows how highly mobile computing, when used with new forms of network connectivity, can allow new forms of activities in the mathematics classroom. Examples are provided, such as the ability to share, harvest, and aggregate mathematical objects, and the ability for teachers and students to analyze the entire set of classroom

Hegedus, Stephen

2007-01-01

348

Activation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor/tropomyosin-related kinase B signaling accompanying filial imprinting in domestic chicks (Gallus gallus domesticus).  

PubMed

Newly hatched domestic chicks serve as an important model for experimental studies of neural and behavioral plasticity. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been shown to play a critical role in synaptic plasticity, including long-term potentiation, which underlies learning and memory in rodents. Here we show that BDNF mRNA levels increased in the intermediate medial hyperpallium apicale (IMHA), which is the caudal area of the visual Wulst, of imprinted chick brains, and the upregulation of gene expression correlated with the strength of the learned preference to the training object. In addition, activation of tropomyosin-related kinase B (TrkB)/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling was associated with filial imprinting. However, pharmacological deprivation of TrkB phosphorylation in IMHA did not impair memory formation, suggesting that activation of BDNF/TrkB signaling in IMHA is not involved in memory acquisition in filial imprinting. PMID:22015740

Yamaguchi, Shinji; Aoki, Naoya; Kobayashi, Daisuke; Kitajima, Takaaki; Iikubo, Eiji; Katagiri, Sachiko; Matsushima, Toshiya; Homma, Koichi J

2011-12-01

349

Distinct roles of methamphetamine in modulating spatial memory consolidation, retrieval, reconsolidation and the accompanying changes of ERK and CREB activation in hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.  

PubMed

Drugs of abuse modulated learning and memory in humans yet the underlying mechanism remained unclear. The extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and the transcription factor cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) were involved in neuroplastic changes associated with learning and memory. In the current study, we used a Morris water maze to examine the effect of methamphetamine (METH) on different processes of spatial memory in mice. We then investigated the status of ERK and CREB in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex (PFC). We found that 1.0 mg/kg dose of METH facilitated spatial memory consolidation when it was injected immediately after the last learning trial. In contrast, the same dose of METH had no effect on spatial memory retrieval when it was injected 30 min before the test. Furthermore, 1.0 mg/kg dose of METH injected immediately after retrieval had no effect on spatial memory reconsolidation. Activation of both ERK and CREB in the hippocampus was found following memory consolidation but not after retrieval or reconsolidation in METH-treated mouse groups. In contrast, activation of both ERK and CREB in the PFC was found following memory retrieval but not other processes in METH-treated mouse groups. These results suggested that METH facilitated spatial memory consolidation but not retrieval or reconsolidation. Moreover, activation of the ERK and CREB signaling pathway in the hippocampus might be involved in METH-induced spatial memory changes. PMID:23159329

Cao, Guofen; Zhu, Jie; Zhong, Qing; Shi, Chaofeng; Dang, Yonghui; Han, Wei; Liu, Xinshe; Xu, Ming; Chen, Teng

2013-04-01

350

Neutronless accompanied ternary fission of  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new type of decay corresponding to the neutronless -accompanied fragmentation of is studied. We employ a cluster model similar to the model used for the description of cluster radioactivity. No preformation factors were considered. The ternary relative isotopic yields were calculated as the ratio of the penetrability of a given ternary fragmentation over the sum of penetrabilities of all

A. Sandulescu; F. Cârstoiu; S. Misicu; A. Florescu; A. V. Ramayya; J. H. Hamilton; W. Greiner

1998-01-01

351

An Analysis of Teacher-Defined Activities with Mobile Technologies: Predecessor and Successor Tool Use in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, different perspectives on the role of the teacher in a classroom equipped with personal digital assistants (PDAs) are presented. We report on four classroom studies conducted in two countries, Norway and the USA. The overall aim is to understand the use of new tools in different contexts. The key question that we explore concerns…

Mifsud, Louise; Morch, Anders I.; Lieberg, Sigmund

2013-01-01

352

Satellite Technologies in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on ways of using satellite imagery obtained from the Internet, to enhance classroom learning. Discusses satellite deployment; classroom applications, including infrared imagery, high-resolution photography, and global positioning satellites; and use of satellite data for hands-on activities, including cartography, city and community…

Portz, Stephen M.

1999-01-01

353

Bringing Globalization into the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some of the most effective resources for bringing the concept of globalization into the classroom is through the personal and professional experiences of the classroom teacher, the personal experiences of students from diverse cultures, the inclusion of curriculum activities with a global context, and the involvement of guest speakers with global…

Billings, Nancy Carter

2006-01-01

354

Fight Obesity in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

U.S. health experts declared obesity an epidemic over a decade ago. Schools have tried to implement prevention programs for students, but as budgets shrink, educating students about obesity is increasingly falling to classroom instructors, including science teachers. The good news is that obesity-related classroom activities can be engaging, and…

Bratsis, Michael E.

2012-01-01

355

Acclimation of Arabidopsis Leaves Developing at Low Temperatures. Increasing Cytoplasmic Volume Accompanies Increased Activities of Enzymes in the Calvin Cycle and in the Sucrose-Biosynthesis Pathway1  

PubMed Central

Photosynthetic and metabolic acclimation to low growth temperatures were studied in Arabidopsis (Heynh.). Plants were grown at 23°C and then shifted to 5°C. We compared the leaves shifted to 5°C for 10 d and the new leaves developed at 5°C with the control leaves on plants that had been left at 23°C. Leaf development at 5°C resulted in the recovery of photosynthesis to rates comparable with those achieved by control leaves at 23°C. There was a shift in the partitioning of carbon from starch and toward sucrose (Suc) in leaves that developed at 5°C. The recovery of photosynthetic capacity and the redirection of carbon to Suc in these leaves were associated with coordinated increases in the activity of several Calvin-cycle enzymes, even larger increases in the activity of key enzymes for Suc biosynthesis, and an increase in the phosphate available for metabolism. Development of leaves at 5°C also led to an increase in cytoplasmic volume and a decrease in vacuolar volume, which may provide an important mechanism for increasing the enzymes and metabolites in cold-acclimated leaves. Understanding the mechanisms underlying such structural changes during leaf development in the cold could result in novel approaches to increasing plant yield. PMID:10198098

Strand, ?sa; Hurry, Vaughan; Henkes, Stefan; Huner, Norman; Gustafsson, Petter; Gardeström, Per; Stitt, Mark

1999-01-01

356

Pedagogical Beliefs, Activity Choice and Structure, and Adult-Child Interaction in Nursery Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A qualitative analysis of four cooking activities undertaken in two nursery classes reveals relationships between the adults' pedagogical beliefs, the choice and structuring of activities, and the nature of adult-child participation. Four adults each planned and carried out separately, one cooking activity of their choice with a small group of…

Blay, Josepha A.; Ireson, Judith

2009-01-01

357

Detection of amylase activity from fruit and vegetables in an undergraduate classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research aimed to construct a hands-on activity for undergraduate students to understand how to detect and compare amylase activity from various sources by using a simple method. The amylolytic activity of extracts from 10 kinds of vegetables, Chinese white vegetable, tomato, cucumber, pumpkin, pea eggplant, carrot, cabbage, morning glory, Chinese broccoli, and yard long bean as well as 10

Surasak Laloknam; Supaporn Sirisopana; Somkiat Phornphisutthimas

2009-01-01

358

Sea Sampler: Aquatic Activities for the Field and Classroom. Elementary, Grades K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The samplers of aquatic activities that are contained in this guide have been reviewed and trial tested for use with both elementary and secondary level students. The activities were a result of South Carolina Sea Grant's efforts to expand marine education opportunities in the state. The table of contents alphabetically lists the activities

Allen, Wendy Beard, Ed.; McLaughlin, Patty Owens, Ed.

359

Making Connections: Language Activities for Creating Interpersonal Tolerance in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using communicative activities with learners from diverse cultures can create excitement and empathy while promoting the acquisition of English. This article offers ESL/EFL activities that foster interpersonal tolerance among students who have experienced intergroup conflict. The activities are based on the idea that there are four levels of…

Renaud, Susan; Tannenbaum, Elizabeth

2013-01-01

360

The effect and value of a WebQuest activity on weather in a 5th grade classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

WebQuests are increasing in popularity across the country, yet it remains unclear whether WebQuests confer a significant benefit in student content learning. In addition, the perceptions of teachers regarding the classroom value and efficacy of WebQuests in teaching higher level thinking skills are still unclear. The goals of the study were (a) to determine the effect of WebQuests on elementary students' content area knowledge gains; (b) to investigate teacher perceptions of students' higher order thinking skills while engaged in a WebQuest activity and the value the of the WebQuest, as perceived by teacher. To accomplish the above research goals, a quasi-experimental design was used in this study. The subjects were four teachers and classes at an elementary school in southern California. Results of the study showed that the WebQuest did increase content knowledge in fifth grade students, but not significantly more than traditional teaching as measured by a researcher-modified WebQuest For Teacher Questionnaire (WQFT) (Zheng, Perez, Williamson & Flygare, 2007) and teacher interviews. Teachers responded positively to the value of the WebQuest in their daily teaching. Teachers also indicated that their students engaged in higher level thinking skills while engaged in the WebQuest activity. Keywords: WebQuest, higher level thinking, learning

Oliver, Deborah

361

Kindergarten to 1st Grade: Classroom Characteristics and the Stability and Change of Children's Classroom Experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the classroom experiences of 192 children followed longitudinally from kindergarten to 1st grade. Time-sampled observations of children were conducted to compare learning formats, teaching activities, and children's engagement in activities between kindergarten and 1st grade. Classroom observations also were conducted to examine differences in classroom quality; specifically, teacher sensitivity and instructional and emotional support for learning. Results

Karen M. La Paro; Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman; Robert C. Pianta

2006-01-01

362

GeoMapApp Learning Activities: Grab-and-go inquiry-based geoscience activities that bring cutting-edge technology to the classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NSF-funded GeoMapApp Learning Activities (http://serc.carleton.edu/geomapapp) provide self-contained learning opportunities that are centred around the principles of guided inquiry. The activities allow students to interact with and analyse research-quality geoscience data to explore and enhance student understanding of underlying geoscience content and concepts. Each activity offers ready-to-use step-by-step student instructions and answer sheets that can be downloaded from the web page. Also provided are annotated teacher versions of the worksheets that include teaching tips, additional content and suggestions for further work. Downloadable pre- and post- quizzes tied to each activity help educators gauge the learning progression of their students. Short multimedia tutorials and details on content alignment with state and national teaching standards round out the package of material that comprises each "grab-and-go" activity. GeoMapApp Learning Activities expose students to content and concepts typically found at the community college, high school and introductory undergraduate levels. The activities are based upon GeoMapApp (http://www.geomapapp.org), a free, easy-to-use map-based data exploration and visualisation tool that allows students to access a wide range of geoscience data sets in a virtual lab-like environment. Activities that have so far been created under this project include student exploration of seafloor spreading rates, a study of mass wasting as revealed through geomorphological evidence, and an analysis of plate motion and hotspot traces. The step-by-step instructions and guided inquiry approach lead students through each activity, thus reducing the need for teacher intervention whilst also boosting the time that students can spend on productive exploration and learning. The activities can be used, for example, in a classroom lab with the educator present and as self-paced assignments in an out-of-class setting. GeoMapApp Learning Activities are hosted on the SERC-Carleton web site.

Goodwillie, A. M.; Kluge, S.

2011-12-01

363

The mycotoxin beauvericin induces apoptotic cell death in H4IIE hepatoma cells accompanied by an inhibition of NF-?B-activity and modulation of MAP-kinases.  

PubMed

Beauvericin is a world-spread mycotoxin with a high toxicity in mammalian cells. However, its molecular mechanism of action is not fully understood. Using different cancer cell lines (HepG2, C6, Hct116 and H4IIE), we could show that the cyclic peptide is highly toxic (MTT assay) with IC50 values in low micromolar range. As a molecular mechanism of cell death, necrosis was detected in C6 glioma cells (PI staining), but apoptosis prevails in H4IIE hepatoma cells (caspase 3/7 activity, nuclear fragmentation). In H4IIE cells, beauvericin rapidly decreases the phosphorylation of ERK and strongly increases JNK phosphorylation, while p38 phosphorylation was not affected. Furthermore, a strong inhibition of NF-?B signalling was detectable in H4IIE cells. A screening of 21 protein kinases involved in signal transduction pathways (cell proliferation, survival, angiogenesis and metastasis) showed a selective inhibition of src kinase by beauvericin (IC50=9.8?g/ml). We suggest that beauvericin mediates its toxic effects in H4IIE cells, at least in parts, by a distinct modulation of intracellular signalling molecules. PMID:25178661

Wätjen, Wim; Debbab, Abdessamab; Hohlfeld, Anke; Chovolou, Yvonni; Proksch, Peter

2014-11-18

364

Inclusive Classrooms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Five Standards-based strategies for successful inclusion of special-needs students in the secondary science classroom are described in this article. Use a multisensory approach; encourage collaboration among students; provide specific expectations and ass

Konstantinos Alexakos

2001-03-01

365

Classroom Wildlife.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A game is used to study population control factors on a wolf pack and to explore human competition with these animals. A game board and chance cards to be photocopied for use in the classroom are provided. (DH)

Fleer, Daryl

1984-01-01

366

Classroom Catapults  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Wow, our plastic load flew 540 centimeters! This is so cool!" An interdisciplinary unit on catapults was responsible for the excitement and enthusiasm generated in the author's classroom. In their social studies class, students learned about the Middle A

Diane D. Villano

2001-02-01

367

The stress state of the region around Inönü-Eski?ehir. Active Fault System; interpretations derived from kinematic analysis accompanied with the TUTGA data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Central parts of the Anatolian block plays role of stress transferring zone between East Anatolian contractional province and Aegean extensional region in the west during its driven towards west along North and East Anatolian Fault systems. Because of this, various stress regimes characterize and control the different subregions of the Central Anatolia and this situation is reflected by the seismicity of subregions. However the much of the subregions are characterized by strike-slip faultings, the orientations and the trends of the stess tensors are apart from each other. The northwestern part of the Central Anatolia is experienced by ?nönü-Eski?ehir Fault System which creates a complex stress region with the interactions of the North Anatolian Fault System situated in close north. The ?nönü-Eski?ehir Fault System is a WNW-ESE striking right-lateral strike-slip deformational area with a normal component that extends from Uluda? in the west to Sivrihisar in the east and separates the western Anatolia extensional region from the central Anatolia to the northeast. This fault system consists of E-W- and NW-SE-trending fault sets and segments which have potential to produce earthquakes in a wide range of magnitutes. Different aged and typed strike-slip basins appear around the Inonu-Eskisehir fault system. One of them is Mahmudiye-Cifteler-Emirdag basin. The Mahmudiye-Cifteler-Emirdag basin is a fault-controlled pull-apart basin in 85 km length and 25 km average width, extending in northwest-southeast trend from Yürükkaracaören village in the North to Emirdag in the South. Because of the recorded GPS data are inadequate for determining characters of the the low velocity deformation in the studied area, the strain rates are computed by using the velocity vectors from TUTGA data. TUTGA network has been established between 1997 and 1999 as covering the Anatolian block, and considering the deformation acquired by means of active tectonic movements of Turkey by determining the coordinate changes at selected particular points. The coordinate variations of the particular points via tectonic plate movements are caused by inter seismic, co seismic, and post seismic effects. 5 TUTGA data are acquired from the General Command of Mapping-Turkey in this study. The obtained construction rate for the studied area is about 65 +- 15 Nanostrain/yr, which corresponds to a contraction rate of 0.9 mm/yr over 10 km. The strain rate results comprising the last ten years calculated from the TUTGA99 data point to a compression in NW-SE trend in the region. This strain rate and orientations are confirmed by the characters of the faults of the ?nönü-Eski?ehir Fault System. Key Words: ?nönü-Eski?ehir Fault System, Mahmudiye-Çifteler-Emirda? Basin, TUTGA

Saä?Lam Sel?uk, Azad; Gökten, Ergun; Aktuä?, Bahad?r.

2010-05-01

368

Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning: 40 Activities for K-8 Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides elementary and middle school teachers with 40 place-based activities that will help them to make science learning relevant to their students. This text provides teachers with both a rationale and a set of strategies and activities for teaching science in a local context…

Buxton, Cory A.; Provenzo, Eugene F., Jr.

2011-01-01

369

"JCE" Classroom Activity #107. And the Oscar Goes to...A Chemist!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A hands-on activity and demonstration, both applicable to the 2010 National Chemistry Week theme of Behind the Scenes with Chemistry, are presented. In the activity, students compare and contrast the properties of heat conductors and heat insulators. During the demonstration, students learn that water absorbed by a superabsorbent polymer can…

Howder, Collin R.; Groen, Kyle D.; Kuntzleman, Thomas S.

2010-01-01

370

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment. First Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide and activity book is designed as an aid for teaching elementary and middle school grades about recycling and composting with earthworms but can be adapted to a variety of situations. The book is organized into three sections that teach the following concepts: (1) introduces earthworms through a series of activities; (2)…

Appelhof, Mary; And Others

371

Value Questionnaires For Marriage and Family Living; A Creative Classroom Activity by Edu-Game.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is a series of 10 unit-organized questionnaires to stimulate discussion on a variety of topics in the area of marriage and family life. These values clarification activities can help 11th and 12th grade students confirm or reevaluate personal attitudes. The units included in this activity are: Love and Marriage; Male and Female…

1975

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"JCE" Classroom Activity #105. A Sticky Situation: Chewing Gum and Solubility  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this Activity, students perform several solubility tests using common food items such as chocolate, chewing gum, water, sugar, and oil. From their observations during the Activity, students will initially classify the substances tested as soluble or insoluble. They will then use their understanding of the chemistry of solubility to classify the…

Montes-Gonzalez, Ingrid; Cintron-Maldonado, Jose A.; Perez-Medina, Ilia E.; Montes-Berrios, Veronica; Roman-Lopez, Saurie N.

2010-01-01

373

Learning through Talk in the Early Years: Practical Activities for the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this book is to provide a practical guide to activities that require children to use language in a variety of situations. It is by providing lots of opportunities for speaking and listening that children, hopefully, can develop and extend their language skills. The book is arranged in chapters describing and explaining the activities.…

Sharp, Elizabeth

2005-01-01

374

Environmental Resource Guide: Air Quality. A Series of Classroom Activities for Grades 6-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many different types of air quality can be studied in middle school science classes using available supplies. This grade 6-8 activity guide was developed to provide opportunities for children to learn about the issue of air quality. Sixteen hands-on activities integrate the issue into middle school science classes. A chart categorizes the…

Reed, Elizabeth W., Ed.

375

An Overview of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) Use in Classroom Research 2000 to 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Western educational researchers have eagerly accepted activity theory (AT) also known as cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) to collect and analyze data in rich description of complex situations. As this theory is applicable to a wide variety of disciplines, this review is limited to education and specifically to qualitative studies of…

Nussbaumer, Doris

2012-01-01

376

Classroom Activity Connections: Demonstrating Various Flame Tests Using Common Household Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "JCE" Activity #67, "Flame Tests: Which Ion Causes the Color?", Michael Sanger describes how to conduct flame tests with household items. We have used this activity in outreach settings, and have extended it in a variety of ways. For example, we have demonstrated large-scale strontium (red), copper (green), and carbon (blue) flames using only…

Baldwin, Bruce W.; Hasbrouck, Scott; Smith, Jordan; Kuntzleman, Thomas S.

2010-01-01

377

A Secondary Agenda in Classroom Activities: Having Students Confront Their Biases and Assumptions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the secondary agenda technique where students express their biases on various topics, but their realization is the secondary purpose of the class activity. Illustrates the use of this technique by describing activities where students confront their biases and perceptions about gender and sexual orientation. (CMK)

Sheldon, Jane P.

1999-01-01

378

Teaching and Learning Activities in Chilean Classrooms: Is ICT Making a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of the analysis of teaching and learning activities in state subsidized schools in Chile. The study is based on the data collected through a national survey applied to all state subsidized schools (census) and a sample of private schools and examines teachers' and students' reported teaching and learning activities

Hinostroza, J. Enrique; Labbe, Christian; Brun, Mario; Matamala, Carolina

2011-01-01

379

Student Perceptions of Active Learning in a Large Cross-Disciplinary Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation reports on a study that assesses how students value active, cooperative, and traditional learning activities within a single large cross-disciplinary class. The study surveyed students' perceived value of a range of teaching techniques (from traditional to cooperative) utilized within a general education class. Students rated…

Machemer, Patricia L.; Crawford, Pat

2007-01-01

380

"JCE" Classroom Activity #108. Using Archimedes' Principle to Explain Floating and Sinking Cans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this activity, students (working alone or in groups) measure the mass of several soda cans (diet and regular soda) along with the mass of water that each can displaces. The students are then asked to compare these two mass values for the sinking cans and for the floating cans. The purpose of this activity is for students to determine that the…

Sanger, Michael J.

2011-01-01

381

Outside the Classroom: Gender Differences in Extracurricular Activities in Engineering Students. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student engagement in extracurricular activities, and the integration of these activities with academics, can be critical factors influencing student persistence. There is also evidence linking extracurricular and social involvement to career choices, goals and plans, as well as success in future employment and earnings. This paper explores the…

Chachra, Debbie; Chen, Helen L.; Kilgore, Deborah; Sheppard, Sheri

2009-01-01

382

A Slick Operation: Oil Spill Lab-SeaWorld Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, given selected materials, the students will be able to demonstrate and discuss the effects of oil on a bird's feathers and discuss a variety of ways humans might be able to remove it.

Sea World-Just For Teachers

2012-01-03

383

More Than Science Fair Fun: Poster Session as an Experiential Learning Activity in the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Poster sessions are a common activity at technical conferences, offering authors an opportunity to present their work in this medium and easily establish a dialogue with their colleagues. Students entering college often have a perception that posters were an activity they left behind at the junior- high or high school science fair. This experiential learning activity re-introduces posters and the poster session as an important and effective way to communicate technical information. A simulated technical conference poster session has been developed and implemented as a required class activity within the one-semester, basic Materials Science course. In order to maximize the benefit to the students and achieve the environment necessary for this learning activity, the logistics for the poster session will be outlined. Assessment of the poster session will be presented from both the instructor and students point of view. To date, the qualitative assessment results show students have a positive opinion on this activity and a better understanding of this presentation medium for technical communication. Assessment by the instructor is highlighted by observations of students- teaching- students and the students ability to use the language of materials science in both the written information on their posters and in the oral dialogue with their peers about their selected applications or topics.

Vollaro, Mary B.

384

Cockroaches in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Madagascar hissing cockroach (MHC) provides an excellent avenue to introduce students to the joys of inquiry-centered learning. MHC's are relatively tame, produce little odor, do not bite, and are easy to handle and breed. Because of these characteristics, they are ideal for classroom activities, science projects, and as pets. They also help…

Wagler, Ron; Moseley, Christine

2005-01-01

385

Artists in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1970, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts has sponsored educational programs in which artists participate actively in the classroom with students and teachers. This book contains eight case studies showing the effects of visiting artists in eight Connecticut schools. Topics of these studies are song writing, dance movement in suburbia,…

Shapiro, Stephen R., Ed.; Place, Richard, Ed.

386

Classroom Idea-Sparkers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents four Idea-Sparkers that were submitted by Jason McKinney, a graduate student at Southern Mississippi University and a 1st-grade teacher at Pisgah Elementary in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. First is entitled, "Raceway in the Classroom." This activity can help increase children's fluency and ability to identify numerous sight…

Kieff, Judith

2007-01-01

387

Flexible Classroom Furniture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classroom design for the 21st-century learning environment should accommodate a variety of learning skills and needs. The space should be large enough so it can be configured to accommodate a number of learning activities. This also includes furniture that provides flexibility and accommodates collaboration and interactive work among students and…

Kim Hassell,

2011-01-01

388

Agriculture in the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agriculture in the Classroom Web site(last mentioned in the October 27, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) has recently been updated. One of the current features, Listening to the Prairie - Farming in Nature's Image, is a useful resource which has many lesson plans and classroom activities for all grades and can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. These lesson plans explore subjects like how energy passes through food webs, where our food comes from, how agriculture affects our lives, and soil and erosion. This is a useful site that focuses on a subject that many urban students may not normally be exposed to.

389

Think about...Multiage Classrooms: An Anthology of Original Essays.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten articles provide a detailed look at examples of real-world multiage classrooms; review the literature and research surrounding multiage groupings; explore the practical issues involved in organizing, conducting, and assessing multiage classrooms; and offer insight into the many implications of and subtleties that accompany multiage groupings.…

Fogarty, Robin, Ed.

390

Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching for Children with Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practical manual and accompanying DVD-ROM present a research-supported behavioral intervention for children with autism that teachers can easily integrate into their existing classroom curriculum. Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching (CPRT) enhances children's motivation and participation in learning; increases the number of learning…

Stahmer, Aubyn C.; Suhrheinrich, Jessica; Reed, Sarah; Schreibman, Laura; Bolduc, Cynthia

2011-01-01

391

Reading, Writing, and Thinking about Disability Issues: Five Activities for the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors share five practical teaching activities for introducing disability into the secondary English curriculum that also address NCTE/IRA objectives for the English language arts. They have used these lessons to help students better analyze the language/rhetoric of disability, understand how disability is represented in…

Kennedy, Tammie M.; Menten, Tracey

2010-01-01

392

Activities to Promote Critical Thinking. Classroom Practices in Teaching English, 1986.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to involve students in language and communication study in such a way that significant thinking occurs, this collection of teaching ideas outlines ways to teach literature and composition that engage the students in such thinking processes as inferring, sequencing, predicting, classifying, problem solving, and synthesizing. The activities

National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.

393

The Effects of Exergaming on Physical Activity among Inactive Children in a Physical Education Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Childhood obesity, which is due in part to lack of physical activity, is a serious concern that requires the attention of the behavioral community. Although excessive video game play has been noted in the literature as a contributor to childhood obesity, newer video gaming technology, called "exergaming", has been designed to capitalize on the…

Fogel, Victoria A.; Miltenberger, Raymond G.; Graves, Rachel; Koehler, Shannon

2010-01-01

394

Re-Mediating Classroom Activity with a Non-Linear, Multi-Display Presentation Tool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper uses an Activity Theory framework to evaluate the use of a novel, multi-screen, non-linear presentation tool. The Thunder tool allows presenters to manipulate and annotate multiple digital slides and to concurrently display a selection of juxtaposed resources across a wall-sized projection area. Conventional, single screen presentation…

Bligh, Brett; Coyle, Do

2013-01-01

395

A New Approach to Teaching Petrology: Active Learning in a Studio Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past 15 years it has become clear that the traditional lecture and lab approach to college science teaching leaves much to be desired. The traditional approach is instructor oriented and based on passive learning. In contrast, current studies show that most students learn best when actively engaged in the learning process. Inquiry based learning and open ended projects

D. Perkins

2003-01-01

396

Active Learning in the Atmospheric Science Classroom and beyond through High-Altitude Ballooning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the implementation of high-altitude balloon (HAB) research into a variety of undergraduate atmospheric science classes as a means of increasing active student engagement in real-world, problem-solving events. Because high-altitude balloons are capable of reaching heights of 80,000-100,000 ft (24-30 km), they provide a…

Coleman, Jill S. M.; Mitchell, Melissa

2014-01-01

397

Soap Film and Bubble Activities for the Upper Primary and Lower Secondary School Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Activities used with seventh and eighth grade students in Western Australia are described. The instructor guides pupils towards experimental solutions and encourages discovery of solutions for similar and more general problems. Investigations include study and construction of polygons, polyhedra, and one and two-sided surfaces. Commercial kits are…

Cross, James M.

1982-01-01

398

"JCE" Classroom Activity #106. Sequestration of Divalent Metal Ion by Superabsorbent Polymer in Diapers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This activity explores an alternative use of a superabsorbent polymer known as a water absorbing material. A dilute solution of CuCl[subscript 2] is treated with a small piece of unused disposable diaper containing superabsorbent sodium polyacrylates. The polymer is used for the removal of Cu[superscript 2+] ions from the solution. The…

Chen, Yueh-Huey; Lin, Jia-Ying; Lin, Li-Pin; Liang, Han; Yaung, Jing-Fun

2010-01-01

399

Validation of an Assessment Rubric via Controlled Modification of a Classroom Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A rubric that embodies the key features of the process-oriented, guided-inquiry learning (POGIL) model was subjected to systematic study of validity and reliability. Nearly 60 college instructors used the rubric to evaluate four intentionally modified versions of an established POGIL activity. The modifications strengthened or weakened key…

Bauer, Christopher F.; Cole, Renee

2012-01-01

400

Energy Use and the Environment. Concepts & Activities for the Classroom: Secondary Social Studies Module.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary environmental education program for elementary and secondary education in Hawaii, this teaching guide provides a variety of energy education activities for secondary social studies. An extensive introduction outlines the total program and how it fits into the general education program. It explains how…

Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.

401

Employing Genetic "Moments" in the History of Mathematics in Classroom Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The integration of history into educational practice can lead to the development of activities through the use of genetic "moments" in the history of mathematics. In the present paper, we utilize Oresme's genetic ideas--developed during the fourteenth century, including ideas on the velocity-time graphical representation as well as geometric…

Farmaki, Vassiliki; Paschos, Theodorus

2007-01-01

402

"JCE" Classroom Activity #109: My Acid Can Beat Up Your Acid!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this guided-inquiry activity, students investigate the ionization of strong and weak acids. Bead models are used to study acid ionization on a particulate level. Students analyze seven strong and weak acid models and make generalizations about the relationship between acid strength and dissociation. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)

Putti, Alice

2011-01-01

403

Teaching IEP Goals and Objectives in the Context of Classroom Routines and Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes specific steps educational teams can follow to embed individualized education program (IEP) goals and objectives into daily activities and routines and, therefore, enhance the likelihood that intervention efforts are effective, individualized, and developmentally appropriate for young children with disabilities. Strategies…

Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie; Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Ridgley, Robyn

2002-01-01

404

Self-Regulating Activity: Use of Metacognitive Guides in the Interpreting Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research studies the development of metacognitive skills in students of consecutive interpreting from German into Spanish. The purpose is to discover which self-regulating processes appear after introducing a specific pedagogical action based on metacognitive guides. Our hypothesis is that self-regulating activity will increase as work with…

Canada, Maria Dolors; Arumi, Marta

2012-01-01

405

Interactive Whiteboards and All That Jazz: Analysing Classroom Activity with Interactive Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The term "orchestration", has been used to describe the teacher's role in activity settings incorporating interactive technologies. This musical analogy suggests pre-planned manipulation of events to generate "performance" leading to learning. However, in two recent projects we have observed how effective teaching and learning is often based on…

Tanner, Howard; Beauchamp, Gary; Jones, Sonia; Kennewell, Steve

2010-01-01

406

Effect of Parent Involvement in Classroom Activities on Parents' and Children's Attitude toward School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine: (1) the extent to which the Alternative Pre-School Program (APSP) affected Brazilian parents' and children's attitudes toward school; and (2) the extent to which parents encouraged children to repeat at home the skill development activities they experienced at school. The program, which provided educational…

Moulin, Nelly

407

Schools in an Aging Society: Language Arts Classroom Activities for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presenting lesson plans for secondary teachers of language arts, this booklet is intended to help students develop healthy attitudes toward their own aging, realize the lifelong importance of decisions they make as adults, and understand the interdependence of all age groups. The activities suggested in the booklet are designed to address existing…

Connecticut State Dept. on Aging, Hartford.

408

Activating the Primary Social Studies Classroom: A Standards-Based Sourcebook for K-4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this educational era of increasing emphasis on student performance, there is a definite shortage of high-interest resources through which teachers can effectively address the ten standards identified by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Teachers need ideas for simple, low-cost activities, which they can do with their students…

Marlow, Leslie; Inman, Duane

2005-01-01

409

A Novel, Simplified Scheme for Plastics Identification: "JCE" Classroom Activity 104  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this Activity, students identify samples of seven types of recyclable plastic by using a flowchart scheme. The flowchart procedure includes making density comparisons of the plastic samples in water and alcohol and observing physical changes of plastic samples subjected to boiling water temperatures and exposure to acetone. This scheme is…

Harris, Mary E.; Walker, Barbara

2010-01-01

410

Activating Positive Affective Experiences in the Classroom: "Nice to Have" or Something More?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated students' activating positive affective experiences in mathematics lessons, their antecedents, their cognitive and motivational consequences, as well as their effect on achievement. The participants were 682 Grade 8 and 9 students from 37 classes from Germany and Switzerland who participated in a video study of lessons on…

Buff, Alex; Reusser, Kurt; Rakoczy, Katrin; Pauli, Christine

2011-01-01

411

Drama Activities as Ideational Resources for Primary-Grade Children in Urban Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we explored how dramatic enactments of scientific phenomena and concepts mediate children's learning of scientific meanings along material, social, and representational dimensions. These drama activities were part of two integrated science-literacy units, "Matter" and "Forest," which we developed and implemented in six urban…

Varelas, Maria; Pappas, Christine C.; Tucker-Raymond, Eli; Kane, Justine; Hankes, Jennifer; Ortiz, Ibett; Keblawe-Shamah, Neveen

2010-01-01

412

Using MIDI Accompaniments for Music Learning at School and at Home  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses how MIDI and other computer technologies can help students build their musical skills in the classroom and at home. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) has provided music teachers with increasing opportunity to use quality computer-developed musical accompaniments in teaching music to children. Standard MIDI files…

Kersten, Fred

2004-01-01

413

Comparison of chiropractic student scores before and after utilizing active learning techniques in a classroom setting  

PubMed Central

Objective We report the differences in final examination scores achieved by students at the culmination of two different teaching strategies in an introductory skills course. Methods Multiple choice examination scores from six consecutive academic calendar sessions over 18 months (n = 503) were compared. Two groups were used: Cohort A (n = 290) represented students who were enrolled in the course 3 consecutive academic sessions before an instructional change and Cohort B (n = 213) included students who were enrolled in 3 consecutive academic sessions following the instructional change, which included a more active learning format. Statistical analyses used were 2-tailed independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Tukey's honestly significant difference (HSD), and effect size. Results The 2-tailed independent t-test revealed a significant difference between the two groups (t = ?3.71, p < .001; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.29–4.20). Significant difference was found in the highest performing subgroup compared to the lowest performing subgroup in Cohort A (F = 3.343, p = .037). For Cohort A subgroups 1 and 2, Tukey's HSD was p < .028. In Cohort B, no difference was found among subgroups (F = 1.912, p = .150, HSD p > .105). Conclusion Compared to previous versions of the same course taught by the same instructor, the students in the new course design performed better, suggesting that using active learning techniques helps improve student achievement. PMID:23964739

Guagliardo, Joseph G.; Hoiriis, Kathryn T.

2013-01-01

414

[Wernicke encephalopathy accompanying linitis plastica].  

PubMed

Wernicke encephalopathy (or Wernicke-Korsakoff encephalopathy) is a rarely diagnosed neurological disorder, which is caused by vitamin B1 deficiency. In the classical form it is characterized by a typical triad (confusion, oculomotor disturbance and ataxia), however, in the majority of the cases only confusion is present. It can be frequently observed in subjects with chronic alcohol consumption, but it may accompany different pathological states of which end stage malignant diseases are the most importants, where confusion may have different backgrounds. The authors present the case of an old male patient with advanced gastric cancer recognised and treated vitamin B1 deficiency, and they draw attention to difficulties of the diagnosis of Wernicke's disease. PMID:24379094

Soós, Zsuzsanna; Salamon, Mónika; Oláh, Roland; Czégeni, Anna; Salamon, Ferenc; Folyovich, András; Winkler, Gábor

2014-01-01

415

Gaining A Geological Perspective Through Active Learning in the Large Lecture Classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NATS 101 A Geological Perspective is a general education course taken by non science majors. We offer 600 seats per semester, with four large lecture sections taught by different faculty members. In the past we have offered optional once a week study groups taught by graduate teaching assistants. Students often feel overwhelmed by the science and associated jargon, and many are prone to skipping lectures altogether. Optional study groups are only attended by ~50% of the students. Faculty members find the class to be a lot of work, mainly due to the grading it generates. Activities given in lecture are often short multiple choice or true false assignments, limiting the depth of understanding we can evaluate. Our students often lack math and critical thinking skills, and we spend a lot of time in lecture reintroducing ideas students should have already gotten from the text. In summer 2007 we were funded to redesign the course. Our goals were to 1) cut the cost of running the course, and 2) improve student learning. Under our redesign optional study groups were replaced by once a week mandatory break out sessions where students complete activities that have been introduced in lecture. Break out sessions substitute for one hour of lecture, and are run by undergraduate preceptors and graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). During the lecture period, lectures themselves are brief with a large portion of the class devoted to active learning in small groups. Weekly reading quizzes are submitted via the online course management system. Break out sessions allow students to spend more time interacting with their fellow students, undergraduate preceptors, and GTAs. They get one on one help in break out sessions on assignments designed to enhance the lecture material. The active lecture format means less of their time is devoted to listening passively to a lecture, and more time is spent peer learning an interacting with the instructor. Completing quizzes online allows students more freedom in when and where they complete their work, and we provide instant feedback on their submitted work. The University of Wyoming Cognition in Astronomy, Physics and Earth sciences Research (CAPER) Team, who specialize in project evaluation, are leading the evaluation effort. We are comparing pre-test to post-test gains on the Geoscience Concept Inventory and Attitudes Toward Science surveys before and after the redesign, and inductive analysis of student interviews and reflective writing that describe student perceptions of the modified learning environment. The redesign has cut the cost of the class per student by more than half. This was achieved primarily in two ways: 1) by greatly reducing the number of hours spent by faculty and graduate teaching assistants on preparation, class time, and grading; and 2) reducing the number of graduate teaching assistants required for the class and replacing many of them with undergraduate preceptors. Undergraduate preceptors are not paid, but receive academic credit for their teaching service. The savings from the redesign is used to allow faculty more time to work on institutional priorities.

Kapp, J. L.; Richardson, R. M.; Slater, S. J.

2008-12-01

416

Active Learning in a Large Classroom for Teaching Physiology: Acid-Base Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Active Learning exercise described here has been used to replace some lecture hours in the renal portion of an integrated, organ-system based curriculum for First Year Medical Students. The exercise takes place in a large auditorium with approximately 150 students. Two Faculty, Drs. Dietz (a Physiology) and Dr. Panzarino (a Nephrologist) lead the discussions which are based on two clinical cases developed from actual patient data. The cases have already been published in the APS Teaching Archive previously (Objects 197 & 192). The Students are pre-assigned to groups of 5 or 6 and designated to sit in clusters to facilitate their individual group discussions. Each of the Faculty wears a lapel microphone and each carries a handheld microphone to pass between the student groups.

PhD John R. Dietz (University of South Florida Department of Physiology and Biophysics)

2011-08-03

417

Computers and the Classroom: A Look at Changes in Pedagogy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of computers in the writing classroom changes the actual activities used in class, adapting some present activities and creating new paradigm activities, and also changes the arrangement of the classroom, forcing a radical rethinking of spatial design. The computer classroom is not a passive room, one where information goes out from the…

Strickland, James

418

Does Structured Quizzing with Process Specific Feedback Lead to Learning Gains in an Active Learning Geoscience Classroom?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is a great realization that efficient teaching in the geosciences has the potential to have far reaching effects in outreach to decision and policy makers (Herbert, 2006; Manduca & Mogk, 2006). This research in turn informs educators that the geosciences by the virtue of their highly integrative nature play an important role in serving as an entry point into STEM disciplines and helping developing a new cadre of geoscientists, scientists and a general population with an understanding of science. Keeping these goals in mind we set to design introductory geoscience courses for non-majors and majors that move away from the traditional lecture models which don't necessarily contribute well to knowledge building and retention ((Handelsman et al., 2007; Hake, 1997) to a blended active learning classroom where basic concepts and didactic information is acquired online via webquests, lecturettes and virtual field trips and the face to face portions of the class are focused on problem solving exercises. The traditional way to ensure that students are prepared for the in-class activity is to have the students take a quiz online to demonstrate basic competency. In the process of redesign, we decided to leverage the technology to build quizzes that are highly structured and map to a process (formation of divergent boundaries for example) or sets of earth processes that we needed the students to know before in-class activities. The quizzes can be taken multiple times and provide process specific feedback, thus serving as a heuristic to the students to ensure they have acquired the necessary competency. The heuristic quizzes were developed and deployed over a year with the student data driving the redesign process to ensure synchronicity. Preliminary data analysis indicates a positive correlation between higher student scores on in-class application exercises and time spent on the process quizzes. An assessment of learning gains also indicate a higher degree of self efficacy among students who took the quizzes multiple times vs. the students who took the quizzes just enough times to ensure a passing grade.

Palsole, S.; Serpa, L. F.

2013-12-01

419

Classroom Notes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this issue's "Classroom Notes" section, the following papers are described: (1) "Sequences of Definite Integrals" by T. Dana-Picard; (2) "Structural Analysis of Pythagorean Monoids" by M.-Q Zhan and J. Tong; (3) "A Random Walk Phenomenon under an Interesting Stopping Rule" by S. Chakraborty; (4) "On Some Confidence Intervals for Estimating the…

International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2007

2007-01-01

420

Classroom Notes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this issue's "Classroom Notes" section, the following papers are discussed: (1) "Constructing a line segment whose length is equal to the measure of a given angle" (W. Jacob and T. J. Osler); (2) "Generating functions for the powers of Fibonacci sequences" (D. Terrana and H. Chen); (3) "Evaluation of mean and variance integrals without…

International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2007

2007-01-01

421

Classroom Tech  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features the latest classroom technologies namely the FLY Pentop, WriteToLearn, and a new iris scan identification system. The FLY Pentop is a computerized pen from Leapster that "magically" understands what kids write and draw on special FLY paper. WriteToLearn is an automatic grading software from Pearson Knowledge Technologies and…

Instructor, 2006

2006-01-01

422

Jigsaw Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Jigsaw Classroom is a website for the jigsaw cooperative learning technique that strives to reduce racial conflict, promote better learning, improve motivation, and increase the enjoyment of the learning experience among school children. The website includes an overview of jigsaw techniques, jigsaw history, implementing tips, related books and articles, and links on cooperative learning, school violence, and jigsaw developer Elliot Aronson.

Elliot Aronson

423

Classroom Antarctica  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As part of the Australian Antarctic Division, Classroom Antarctica gives dozens of downloadable Adobe Acrobat files that allow students to discover this unique continent. Subjects include the history of the scientific research undertaken on Antarctica, surviving its climate, its biological ecosystem, the land's physical characteristics and affects on climate, and much more.

1969-12-31

424

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. July, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CNN Newsroom is a daily 15-minute commercial-free news program specifically produced for classroom use and provided free of charge to participating schools. This guide is designed to accompany the program for July 1997. Top stories include the following: Britain's hand over of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China; regulating business on the…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

425

CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. August, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These guides are designed to accompany CNN Newsroom, a daily 15-minute news program produced for classroom use and provided free to participating schools. Top stories include: peace talks stalled due to a suicide bombing in a Jerusalem market; inauguration of Iran's new president; UPS strike; budget agreement signed into law; news on teenage drug…

Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

426

En otras palabras: Illustrated Grammatical Concepts and Communicative Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual, designed for teachers of Spanish as a second language, contains visual aids to illustrate certain grammatical concepts and related vocabulary. The manual consists of 30 tear-out blackline masters, each containing one to six separate cartoon pictures, to be used for classroom or homework activities in any sequence. Accompanying each…

Carfora, Juanita; Carfora, Lolita

427

Staurosporine resistance accompanies DNA tumor virus-induced immortalization and is independent of the expression and activities of ERK1, ERK2, cyclin A, cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) 2, and cdk4.  

PubMed

Staurosporine, a potent protein kinase inhibitor, has been shown to arrest the growth of a number of normal cell types in the G1 phase of the cell cycle, while having little effect on several transformed lines. We wished to determine whether increased resistance to staurosporine was a common feature of virus-immortalized human cells and whether this phenotype was an early event following the expression of SV40 tumor antigens. Human foreskin keratinocytes immortalized by the SV40 DNA tumor virus displayed an increased resistance to staurosporine-induced growth arrest when compared with normal parental cells, as has been seen in human diploid fibroblasts. Keratinocytes immortalized by human papillomaviruses, or by just the human papillomavirus E6 and E7 oncogenes were also staurosporine resistant, suggesting that this phenotype often accompanies the immortalization of human cells by DNA tumor viruses. Acquisition of staurosporine resistance was a late event during immortalization, because precrisis human diploid fibroblasts that expressed the SV40 large T and small t antigens were not resistant to staurosporine. The same parental cells that were fully immortalized by SV40 were resistant. Staurosporine resistance was not the result of increased activities and/or expression of cyclin A, cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) 2, cdk4, or the mitogen-activated kinases ERK1 and ERK2. Although increased activities and/or expression of cyclin A and cdk2 and cdk4 proteins, but not ERK1 or ERK2, were associated with immortalization, similar increases were found in staurosporine-sensitive precrisis cells expressing SV40 tumor antigens. PMID:8838866

Chang, T; Khalsa, O; Wang, H; Lee, M E; Schlegel, R

1996-03-01

428

Teacher's Guide to Using Computer Networks for Written Interaction: Classroom Activities for Collaborative Learning with Networked Computers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for a broad spectrum of teachers using or considering using computers networks for written interaction, this teacher's guide presents techniques and behaviors that encourage and support learning on a computer classroom environment. The 21 essays that make up the book are written by people involved in the ENFI (Electronic Networks For…

Beil, Don, Ed.

429

The Effect and Value of a WebQuest Activity on Weather in a 5th Grade Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

WebQuests are increasing in popularity across the country, yet it remains unclear whether WebQuests confer a significant benefit in student content learning. In addition, the perceptions of teachers regarding the classroom value and efficacy of WebQuests in teaching higher level thinking skills are still unclear. The goals of the study were (a) to…

Oliver, Deborah

2010-01-01

430

Behavior Problems in Learning Activities and Social Interactions in Head Start Classrooms and Early Reading, Mathematics, and Approaches to Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Relations between early problem behavior in preschool classrooms and a comprehensive set of school readiness outcomes were examined for a stratified random sample (N = 256) of 4-year-old children enrolled in a large, urban school district Head Start program. A series of multilevel models examined the unique contribution of early problem behavior…

Bulotsky-Shearer, Rebecca J.; Fernandez, Veronica; Dominguez, Ximena; Rouse, Heather L.

2011-01-01

431

Classroom Discussions with Student-Led Feedback: A Useful Activity to Enhance Development of Critical Thinking Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Critical thinking skills (CTS) are the core learning outcome measures for higher education. Generally, CTS are not extensively developed or practiced during primary and secondary education. As such, early cultivation of CTS is essential for mastery prior to collegiate matriculation. Weekly engagement in 50 min of classroom discussion with student…

Hayes, Kirby D.; Devitt, Amy A.

2008-01-01

432

Birds of a Feather Flock Together: The Importance of Seating Location with Active Learning in the Professional Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ask any professor to describe a "first-row student," and you will likely hear a description of an engaged learner who pays attention during class, takes notes, and asks questions. A research study from the 1980s has indicated that undergraduate students sitting in the front and center of the classroom score higher than other students.…

Miller, Cynthia J.; Metz, Michael J.

2014-01-01

433

One World, Two Classrooms, "Thirteen Days": Film as an Active-Teaching and Learning Tool in Cross-National Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assesses the pedagogical value of film as case material, and whether that value is affected by the different national and institutional contexts of the students engaging that text. We test whether students in two different Theories of International Relations (IR) classrooms--one in Brazil and one in the United States--demonstrated a…

Inoue, Cristina Yumie Aoki; Krain, Matthew

2014-01-01

434

Cosmic Times: Astronomy History and Science for the Classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cosmic Times is a series of curriculum support materials and classroom activities for upper middle school and high school students which teach the nature of science by exploring the history of our understanding of the universe during the past 100 years. Starting with the confirmation of Einstein's theory of gravity in 1919 to the current conundrum posed by the discovery of dark energy, Cosmic Times examines the discoveries, the theories, and the people involved in this changing [understanding] of the universe. Cosmic Times takes the form of 6 posters, each resembling the front page of a newspaper from a particular time in this history with articles describing the discoveries. Each poster is accompanied by 4-5 classroom lessons which enable students to examine the science concepts behind the discoveries, develop techniques to improve science literacy, and investigate the nature of science using historical examples. Cosmic Times directly connects with the IYA theme of Astronomy in the Classroom, as well as the general theme of the impact of astronomy history. Cosmic Times has been developed with a freelance writer to write the articles for the posters, a group of teachers to develop the lessons, and evaluator to provide testing of the materials with a group of rural teachers in underserved communities. This poster presentation previews the Cosmic Times materials, which are posted on http://cosmictimes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ as they become available. Cosmic Times is funded in part via a NASA IDEAS grant.

Lochner, James C.; Mattson, B.

2008-05-01

435

6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a flipped classroom, professors assign pre-class homework consisting of brief, recorded lectures and presentations, digital readings with collaborative annotation capabilities, and discussion board participation. This frees up classroom time to promote active learning through collaborative, project-based activities using simple display and…

Demski, Jennifer

2013-01-01

436

Line Up! Classroom Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson from Math Machines, students will complete the programming for a calculator program which will automate a pulley to move a stick. The goal will be to line the stick up between two points on a pegboard. Students will gain experience with linear algebra via this exercise. A participant handout (including worksheets) and facilitator notes are made available for download in DOC file format. Links to the required calculator programs are also provided.

Chaney, Robert

437

CIESE Online Classroom Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teachers of all grades can use these projects to enhance their science curriculum through use of the Internet. Many projects utilize real time data, others draw from primary/historical information sources. In collaborative projects, students from around the world contribute data for comparison. Each project includes a brief description, teacher guide, standards, classroom activities, data source links, even online help. Many projects focus on water, water quality, weather, oceanography topics. Undergraduate science education is also featured.

438

Systemize Classroom Management to Enhance Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Good classroom management is one of the most important goals teachers strive to establish from the first day of class. The rules, procedures, activities, and behaviors set the classroom tone throughout the school year. By revising, updating, and systemizing classroom management activities, teachers can eliminate many problems created by students…

Delman, Douglas J.

2011-01-01

439

11.125 Exploring K-12 Classroom Teaching, Spring 2005  

E-print Network

Subject uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, ...

Klopfer, Eric

440

The Sea Urchin Embryo: A Remarkable Classroom Tool.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussed are the uses of sea urchins in research and their usefulness and advantages in the classroom investigation of embryology. Ideas for classroom activities and student research are presented. Lists 25 references. (CW)

Oppenheimer, Steven B.

1989-01-01

441

Similar & Different: Valuing Diversity in Mainstream Classrooms. Elementary School Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maintains that elementary teachers acknowledge that the concept of a homogeneous classroom is a myth. Discusses key teacher behaviors for diverse classrooms. Presents a model lesson and extension activities designed to help students understand and appreciate cultural diversity. (CFR)

Male, Mary

1995-01-01

442

The effect and value of a WebQuest activity on weather in a 5th grade classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

WebQuests are increasing in popularity across the country, yet it remains unclear whether WebQuests confer a significant benefit in student content learning. In addition, the perceptions of teachers regarding the classroom value and efficacy of WebQuests in teaching higher level thinking skills are still unclear. The goals of the study were (a) to determine the effect of WebQuests on elementary

Deborah Oliver

2010-01-01

443

Bridging the gap between what is praised and what is practiced: Supporting the work of change as anatomy and physiology instructors introduce active learning into their undergraduate classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When college Anatomy & Physiology instructors begin using active learning in their classrooms, what do they experience? How do their beliefs about teaching and learning change? What obstacles do they encounter and how do they respond? How do their responses influence future decisions regarding the use of active learning? This study documented the experiences of seven instructors from diverse types of institutions as they began using active learning in their classrooms. Conceptual change and social cognitive motivation theory provided guidance for the 15-month project. A classroom-situated professional development framework that included goal setting, planning and doing active learning and formative assessment, and reflecting on experiences was used. Multiple data sources (verbatim transcripts from emergent and semi-structured interviews, observation notes, surveys, written correspondence, instructional materials, and student surveys) and research methods allowed rigorous exploration of the research questions. A number of important findings emerged from the study. Data indicated that instructors struggled with a lack of instructional, pedagogical and clinical content knowledge, student resistance, personal and professional risk-taking issues, and widely shifting attitudes toward active learning. Data also suggested a developmental progression in beliefs about teaching and learning as instructors implemented active learning, and the progression shared similarities with reports of preservice teacher development documented in the learning-to-teach literature. Initially, instructors' beliefs shifted from knowledge transmission and intuitive theories to constructivist theories; however there was marked variation in the intelligibility, status, and endurance of the new beliefs. Data also allowed identification of two distinct conceptual change experiences. Analysis of instructor beliefs within and between the change groups strongly suggested that causal attribution constructs either facilitated or precluded belief development, conceptual change, and a more encompassing and sophisticated definition of active learning, and supported the emergence of an Attribution-Based Conceptual Change Schematic. The findings have significant implications for both change-desiring instructors and faculty development staff. The findings allow faculty to familiarize themselves with the obstacles and response patterns that may shape their own change experiences and allow development staff to design empirically grounded learning opportunities that may facilitate the development of beliefs about teaching and learning and promote faculty conceptual change.

Thorn, Patti Marie

444

An analysis of science instruction in the fifth-grade science classroom: Investigating activity-based instruction with student-generated discussion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which debriefing impacts the level of cognitive understanding among students in the fifth-grade science classroom. This mixed methods study involved two fifth-grade science classrooms (N = 39) in a one month exploration of rocks and minerals. Two fifth-grade science classrooms participated in a unit using identical content, but had different pedagogical orientations. The experimental class was taught using the "Do-Talk-Do-Debrief" instructional method and the control class was taught using the "Do-Talk-Do" instructional method without the "Debrief" (metacognitive component). Research for the quantitative portion of this study was conducted using a pretest-posttest control-group design. The design was used to test the hypothesized relationship between an activity-based instructional method with debriefing and students' achievement. Two intact, equivalent fifth-grade classes were randomly assigned to treatment and control conditions. Prior to the beginning of the study, a researcher-developed pretest was administered to all participants to assess the students' prior knowledge of rocks and minerals. A posttest measure was given to the participants upon conclusion of the unit to measure knowledge and understanding. Following the posttest, the participants did not receive additional instruction over rocks and minerals. A similar posttest was administered to both groups two weeks later as an added measure for retention. A t-test for independent samples was used to examine differences on the pretest between the experimental and control groups. Likewise, a t-test was used to compare the mean scores on the first posttest (achievement). A separate t-test was conducted on the second posttest (retention) and was followed by a Pearson Product Moment Correlation, conducted by group. Research for the qualitative portion of this study involved classroom observations throughout the rock and mineral unit followed by a teacher interview. Observations were made in two fifth-grade classrooms and Flanders' Categories for Interaction Analysis was used as a framework for observing the level of social interaction. The observations were transcribed and developed into a "thick" record as suggested by Dr. Phil Carspecken's stages of qualitative research. Member checking and peer debriefing techniques were employed to increase the trustworthiness of the study. The quantitative data suggested science achievement of fifth-grade science students who learned through activity-based instruction with debriefing was statistically significantly higher than the science achievement of fifth-grade science students who learned through activity-based instruction without debriefing (p<.01), as measured by the first posttest. Also, student retention as measured by fifth-grade science students who learned through activity-based instruction was statistically significantly higher than fifth-grade science students who learned through activity-based instruction without debriefing (p<.01), as measured by the second posttest. Additionally, the effect sizes for achievement and retention were very large and educationally meaningful. Activity-based instruction enhanced with debriefing resulted in a deeper construction of knowledge and retention of understanding.

Vowell, Julie E.

445

Fossil Simulation in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes classroom science demonstrations and experiments that simulate the process of fossil formation. Lists materials, procedures and suggestions for successful activities. Includes ten student activities (coral fossils, leaf fossils, leaf scars, carbonization, etc.). Describes a fossil game in which students work in pairs. (CS)

Hoehn, Robert G.

1977-01-01

446

Geoboards in the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource for teachers presents the geoboard as a conceptual tool to help students gain a sense of geometric shape and area. The suggested activities range from an introduction of a concept, to extended student exploration of shapes and area using the geoboard. The teacher is fully supported with a list of materials needed, discussion guides and classroom activities for investigating length and area, and sample pages of dot paper to print. Explanations of the Pythagorean theorem, Pick's area theorem, and area formulas for 2-dimensional shapes are provided. Five lesson plans focus on lines, squares, rectangles, parallelograms, and right triangles. A bibliography is included.

2010-06-29

447

Marketing Education Assessment Guide. Performance-Based Activities with Authentic Assessments Instruments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide presents performance-based authentic assessment ideas, samples, and suggestions to help marketing teachers and students respond to changes and pressures from outside the classroom. It contains 21 activities, each accompanied by a method of authentic assessment. In most cases, the authentic assessment method is a scoring device. The…

Everett, Donna R.

448

PKA results in cell death and is accompanied by the formation of a specific methylglyoxal-derived Tumor necrosis factor-induced modulation of glyoxalase I activities through phosphorylation by  

E-print Network

AGE PKA results in cell death and is accompanied by the formation of a specific methylglyoxal methylglyoxal-derived AGE Franky Van Herreweghe*, Jianqiang Mao , Frank W. R. Chaplen , Johan Grooten , Kris increase in intracellular levels of methylglyoxal (MG) that leads to the formation of a specific MG

Tullos, Desiree

449

Using Mobile Phones to Increase Classroom Interaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the possible benefits of using mobile phones to increase interaction and promote active learning in large classroom settings. First year undergraduate students studying Cellular Processes at the University of East London took part in a trial of a new text-based classroom interaction system and evaluated their experience by…

Cobb, Stephanie; Heaney, Rose; Corcoran, Olivia; Henderson-Begg, Stephanie

2010-01-01

450

Kindergarten to 1st Grade: Classroom Characteristics and the Stability and Change of Children's Classroom Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the classroom experiences of 192 children followed longitudinally from kindergarten to 1st grade. Time-sampled observations of children were conducted to compare learning formats, teaching activities, and children's engagement in activities between kindergarten and 1st grade. Classroom observations also were conducted to…

La Paro, Karen M.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Pianta, Robert C.

2006-01-01

451

Perfectionism: Its Manifestations and Classroom-based Interventions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses perfectionism in gifted students, aspects of perfectionism, manifestations of perfectionism in the classroom, and classroom based interventions. Recommended interventions include creating a classroom that encourages sharing of self, active listening, and self-evaluation and metacognition, using bibliotherapy, and providing…

Nugent, Stephanie A.

2000-01-01

452

Students' Communication and Positive Outcomes in College Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine students' communication in the college classroom through faculty-led methods of enhancing classroom participation. The students in this study perceived that faculty members work to engage them in various classroom activities and enhance their participation through discussions, debates, dialogue, group…

AlKandari, Nabila

2012-01-01

453

Electrodic voltages accompanying stimulated bioremediation of a uraniumcontaminated aquifer  

E-print Network

Click Here for Full Article Electrodic voltages accompanying stimulated bioremediation microbial activity during stimulated bioremediation has limited its implementation. We used spatiotemporal bioremediation of a uraniumcontaminated aquifer, J. Geophys. Res., 115, G00G05, doi:10.1029/2009JG001142. 1

Hubbard, Susan

454

Classroom Solar Calendar  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students engage in an ongoing investigation to find patterns of sunlight and shadow in a classroom (or any room that gets sunlight) at different times of the day and different times of the year. Students look for repeating patterns, keep a log to describe and sketch observations of when and where certain easily recognized patters appear and turn the room into a solar calendar that may survive into the future for other classes to use. Part 1 of this activity requires occasional note-taking and casual observation over the course of a day. Part 2 requires 30-60 minutes to create the calendar record, then casual observation and note-taking throughout the school year. The lesson plan includes a math extension activity and background information about the Sun Dagger at Chaco Canyon. This activity is the third lesson in the Ancient Eyes Look to the Skies curriculum guide.

2012-08-03

455

How Learning in an Inverted Classroom Influences Cooperation, Innovation and Task Orientation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent technological developments have given rise to blended learning classrooms. An inverted (or flipped) classroom is a specific type of blended learning design that uses technology to move lectures outside the classroom and uses learning activities to move practice with concepts inside the classroom. This article compares the learning…

Strayer, Jeremy F.

2012-01-01

456

Voicing Concern about Noisy Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background noise from loud ventilation systems, outdoor activities, and poor acoustics can lead to voice problems for teachers, worsen hearing-impaired students' listening ability, and create unhealthy learning environments. Solutions include providing teachers with a sound-field amplification system and improving classroom acoustics. (MLH)

Anderson, Karen L.

2001-01-01

457

Bringing Reality into the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology offers ample opportunities to bring reality into the classroom. Students and teachers nowadays have many tools to work in an authentic way with real data in mathematics and science education. However, much research and development are still needed to create a consistent learning trajectory out of the many exciting single activities.…

Heck, Andre

2009-01-01

458

Bringing reality into the classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology offers ample opportunities to bring reality into the classroom. Students and teachers nowadays have many tools to work in an authentic way with real data in mathematics and science education. However, much research and development are still needed to create a consistent learning trajectory out of the many exciting single activities. Some examples are presented, in particular with regard

André Heck

2009-01-01

459

Science Careers in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests systematically exposing early adolescents/middle school students to community people who use science in their work to demonstrate the value of science/mathematics study. Discusses activities related to classroom visits of resource personnel, sources of resource people, and Career Oriented Modules to Explore Topics in Science for grades…

Smith, Walter S.

1983-01-01

460

The Uncomplicated Elementary Career Education System for the "Real" Classroom. Grades K-6 Factivities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared by classroom teachers for the infusion of career education into existing curriculum, these teacher materials are designed to accompany the "Career Capers" for grades 4-6 (CE 023 598). Monthly distribution to the classroom teacher by an administrator is suggested for these supplemental materials. Factivities for grades K-3 emphasize career…

Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.

461

Dynamic histone variant exchange accompanies gene induction in T cells.  

PubMed

Changes in chromatin composition are often a prerequisite for gene induction. Nonallelic histone variants have recently emerged as key players in transcriptional control and chromatin modulation. While the changes in chromatin accessibility and histone posttranslational modification (PTM) distribution that accompany gene induction are well documented, the dynamics of histone variant exchange that parallel these events are still poorly defined. In this study, we have examined the changes in histone variant distribution that accompany activation of the inducible CD69 and heparanase genes in T cells. We demonstrate that the chromatin accessibility increases that accompany the induction of both of these genes are not associated with nucleosome loss but instead are paralleled by changes in histone variant distribution. Specifically, induction of these genes was paralleled by depletion of the H2A.Z histone variant and concomitant deposition of H3.3. Furthermore, H3.3 deposition was accompanied by changes in PTM patterns consistent with H3.3 enriching or depleting different PTMs upon incorporation into chromatin. Nevertheless, we present evidence that these H3.3-borne PTMs can be negated by recruited enzymatic activities. From these observations, we propose that H3.3 deposition may both facilitate chromatin accessibility increases by destabilizing nucleosomes and compete with recruited histone modifiers to alter PTM patterns upon gene induction. PMID:19158270

Sutcliffe, Elissa L; Parish, Ian A; He, Yi Qing; Juelich, Torsten; Tierney, M Louise; Rangasamy, Danny; Milburn, Peter J; Parish, Christopher R; Tremethick, David J; Rao, Sudha

2009-04-01

462

The Universe in the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From dark matter to the transit of Venus, "The University in the Classroom" has all the astronomical bases covered for educators. This electronic educational newsletter is published by The Astronomical Society of the Pacific and has been published since 1984. Each issue is designed to help teachers learn more about astronomy themselves, and then they can bring this new knowledge into their classroom. On the newsletter's homepage, visitors can read the current issue, subscribe to receive updates, and also browse through the archives, which stretch back to late 1984. Within each issue, visitors can read an in-depth exploration of a certain astronomical subject, complete with classroom activities and links to other related resources.

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The role of assessment infrastructures in crafting project-based science classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In project-based science teaching, teachers engage students in the practice of conducting meaningful investigations and explanations of natural phenomena, often in collaboration with fellow students or adults. Reformers suggest that this approach can provide students with more profitable learning experiences; but for many teachers, a shift to such instruction can be difficult to manage. As some reform-minded teachers have discovered, classroom assessment can serve as a vital tool for meeting the challenges associated with project science activity. In this research, classroom assessment was viewed as an infrastructure that both students and teachers rely upon as a mediational tool for classroom activity and communications. The study explored the classroom assessment infrastructures created by three teachers involved in the Learning through Collaborative Visualization (CoVis) Project from 1993--94 to 1995--96. Each of the three teachers under study either created a new course or radically reformulated an old one in an effort to incorporate project-based science pedagogy and supporting technologies. Data in the form of interviews, classroom observations, surveys, student work, and teacher records was collected. From these data, an interpretive case study was developed for each course and its accompanying assessment infrastructure. A set of cross-case analyses was also constructed, based upon common themes that emerged from all three cases. These themes included: the assessment challenges based on the nature of project activity, the role of technology in the teachers' assessment infrastructure designs, and the influence of the wider assessment infrastructure on their course and assessment designs. In combination, the case studies and cross-case analyses describe the synergistic relationship between the design of pedagogical reforms and classroom assessment infrastructures, as well as the effectiveness of all three assessment designs. This work contributes to research and practice associated with assessment and pedagogical reform in three ways. First, it provides a theoretical frame for the relationship between assessment and pedagogical reform. Second, it provides a set of taxonomies which outline both the challenges of project-based science activity and typical assessment strategies to meet them. Finally, it provides a set of cautions and recommendations for designing classroom assessment infrastructures in support of project-based science.

D'Amico, Laura Marie

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Mission to Mars: A Classroom Simulation.  

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Introduces a Martian simulation activity that aims to build a scale model of Martian terrain in the classroom. Uses an interdisciplinary approach to teach science process skills, modeling, scaling, sampling, population calculation, and genetics. (YDS)

Rommel-Esham, Katie; Souhrada, Christopher

2002-01-01

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Photobioreactor: Biotechnology for the Technology Education Classroom.  

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Describes a problem scenario involving photobioreactors and presents materials and resources, student project activities, and teaching and evaluation methods for use in the technology education classroom. (Contains 14 references.) (SK)

Dunham, Trey; Wells, John; White, Karissa

2002-01-01

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Discovering Velocity Outside of the Classroom  

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This activity is an outside the classroom teaching with data experiment. It allows students to collect and analyze data in ordet to create a distance versus time graph and calculate average velocity from the graph.

Dennis Abernathy

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A Biological Brain in a Cultural Classroom: Applying Biological Research to Classroom Management.  

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This book applies the latest in brain research and learning theory to classroom management. The concepts of psychoneurophysiology are made readily accessible. The book offers creative data gathering activities to help students manage their own behavior and to help teachers learn how their own behavior impacts the classroom environment. The seven…

Sylwester, Robert

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Classroom Profiling Training: Increasing Preservice Teachers' Confidence and Knowledge of Classroom Management Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classroom management is a serious concern for beginning teachers including preservice teachers. The Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) has developed the Essential Skills for Classroom Management (ESCM), a system of positive and pro-active strategies for maintaining supportive learning environments. In addition, the…

Jackson, Cliff; Simoncini, Kym; Davidson, Mark

2013-01-01

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Strategies for Improving Language across the Curriculum: Ideas and Activities for Every Classroom. Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 14.  

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This book contains 50 hands-on activities representing most subjects taught at the secondary school level in the Caribbean. It lists the order of activities by chapter and name of each activity in the general table of contents. The first chapter, Investigating and Organizing Ideas, presents six activities and discusses semantic mapping, mind maps,…

Voluntary Services Overseas, Castries (St. Lucia).

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Classroom Use and Utilization.  

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Discusses how classrooms are distributed by size on a campus, how well they are used, and how their use changes with faculty and student needs and desires. Details how to analyze classroom space, use, and utilization, taking into account such factors as scheduling and classroom stations. (EV)

Fink, Ira

2002-01-01

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Classrooms Are Killing Learning.  

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From his knowledge of the brain and learning, the author argues that Horace Mann's classroom system is the core cause for the outdated state of public education and attendant problems. He asserts that the conventional classroom is brain-antagonistic and the continued use of graded classrooms, ruinous. (Author/WD)

Hart, Leslie A.

1981-01-01

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Competition in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author shares the strategy she adopted to even out the participation among her multicultural students during their classroom discussions. The author realized that her students had different concepts about the classroom and different philosophies about competition. For the Americans and Indians, the classroom was a site of…

Jameson, Daphne

2007-01-01

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Arranging the Informal Classroom.  

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With the advent of the informal or open classroom, a new area of concern has become important--classroom arrangement. In the past, classrooms were oriented toward the front, toward the teacher's desk and the blackboard. Education depended mainly on the pupil's interaction with the teacher and with printed materials. Nowadays, in informal…

Engel, Brenda S.

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The system for observing fitness instruction time (SOFIT) as a measure of energy expenditure during classroom based physical activity  

E-print Network

The aim of this investigation was to develop an equation to estimate physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) during a 10-min physically active academic lesson using The System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT) and demographic...

Honas, Jeffery J.; Washburn, Richard A.; Smith, Bryan K.; Greene, Leon; Cook-Wiens, Galen; Donnelly, Joseph E.

2008-01-01

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Hairy cell leukemia accompanied by Evans syndrome.  

PubMed

We report a case of Western type hairy cell leukemia (HCL), a very rare leukemia in Japan. In this malignancy, leukemic cells in a peripheral blood film may be missed due in part to accompanying pancytopenia and in part to loss of typical cytoplasmic projections if prepared in a conventional Japanese way using forced air-drying. Our present patient also had a variety of autoantibodies and the clinical picture was primarily that of Evans syndrome (ES), suggesting disturbed immune responses associated with the HCL. Although HCL accompanied by either AIHA or ITP has been reported, the occurrence of ES in HCL is extremely rare. PMID:24850460

Ebara, Shigeyuki; Kagosima, Mizuho; Marumo, Mikio; Ito, Yasusi; Tatumi, Eiji; Mitsutani, Susumu

2014-04-01

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LAKERS (Lake-Aware Kids Engaged in Relevant Science) Observe Coastweeks: A Manual of Classroom & Coastal Activities for Middle Schools.  

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The purpose of the activities presented in this guide is to develop awareness among middle school students of the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Erie. Activity topics include Lake Awareness, Human Activities, Shore Processes, and Shoreline Clean-up. The appendix includes Coastweek 1995 Reference Information. (YDS)

Fortner, Rosanne W.; Jax, Daniel W.

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Classroom Paper  

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In this data collection and analysis activity students investigate data in connection with recyclable materials and develop plans to help the environment. This activity requires students to keep track of their own paper use for a week, graph the data with a line graph and then interpret their results with a partner. The lesson includes student worksheets and extension suggestions.

2008-01-01

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Interactive learning activities for the middle school classroom to promote healthy energy balance and decrease diabetes risk in the HEALTHY primary prevention trial.  

PubMed

The HEALTHY trial evaluated the effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention program to reduce risk for type 2 diabetes in middle school students. The comprehensive intervention addressed nutrition, physical activity, and behavior in the context of a social marketing-based communications campaign to promote healthy energy balance. One element was a classroom-based program called FLASH (Fun Learning Activities for Student Health). Five FLASH modules were delivered, one per semester. Process evaluation data were collected from teachers at 21 schools and study staff at seven national sites via survey, interview, and in-class observation. Data from the first four modules were evaluated and showed that FLASH was delivered with high fidelity. Sessions that required peer interaction were rated as the most effective in engaging students and promoting knowledge. Study-provided material resources and on-site support were identified as key facilitators. Student misbehavior was viewed as the greatest barrier. Although the high level of support provided by the study is not likely to be replicated in school systems, those developing wellness policies, health curricula, and teacher training programs may benefit from using the evidence-supported, publicly available HEALTHY materials in their efforts to reduce diabetes risk factors in middle school youth. PMID:23271717

Venditti, Elizabeth M; Giles, Catherine; Firrell, L Suzanne; Zeveloff, Abigail D; Hirst, Kathryn; Marcus, Marsha D

2014-01-01

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Hard Metal Alveolitis Accompanied by Rheumatoid Arthritis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hard metal lung diseases (HML) are rare, and complex to diagnose. We describe the case of a patient with allergic alveolitis accompanied by rheumatoid arthritis. A sharpener of hard metal by trade, our patient was a 45-year-old, nonsmoking Caucasian female who experienced symptoms of cough and phlegm, and dyspnea on exertion. Preliminary lung findings were inspiratory rales in both basal

Paula A. Hahtola; Ritva E. Järvenpää; Kari Lounatmaa; Jorma J. Mattila; Immo Rantala; Jukka A. Uitti; Seppo Sutinen

2000-01-01

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There is now an accompanying numpy tutorial.  

E-print Network

Note There is now an accompanying numpy tutorial. Matplotlib tutorial Nicolas P. Rougier Other Types of Plots Beyond this tutorial Quick references This tutorial is based on Mike Müller's tutorial available from the scipy lecture notes. Sources are available here. Figures are in the figures

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Teacher's Guide to Accompany "Atightumun Liitusit."  

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This is an instruction book for the bilingual teacher of the St. Lawrence Island Yupik language. This guide accompanies the beginning primer, "Atightumun Liitusit" ("The First Letters"). Each sound in the language has a definite letter or combination of letters that represents it. The primer presents the alphabet letter by letter, starting with…

Kaneshiro, Vera

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CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. May 1-29, 1998.  

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CNN Newsroom is a daily 15-minute commercial-free news program specifically produced for classroom use and provided free to participating schools. These guides are designed to accompany the program broadcasts for May 1-29, 1998. Top stories include: effects of a labor strike on Denmark's economy (May 1); the new currency of the European Union, the…

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.

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Who Would Survive the 'Titanic' Today? A Classroom Exercise.  

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Describes a classroom exercise, based on the "Titanic" sinking, from an undergraduate experimental psychology course. The exercise demonstrates the subjectivity and complexity that accompanies generalizing psychological knowledge to different historical eras. Includes instructions for using the exercise and the results from a student evaluation.…

Riniolo, Todd C.; Torrez, Lorenzo I.; Schmidt, Louis A.

2001-01-01

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From Cover to Cover: Publishing in Your Classroom.  

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Publishing children's written work in the elementary classroom enables children to see themselves as creators of ideas, as producers of language, and as functioning members of the language community. This paper suggests many forms in which children's writings may be published. Step-by-step explanations and accompanying illustrations tell how to…

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., Chicago, IL.

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Classroom Foils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aluminum foil, because of its characteristics, can be used for many elementary science activities: demonstrating Archimedes Principle, how to reduce cohesion, reflection and mirror effect, fuse action, condensation, friction, and as containers and barriers. (BR)

Pafford, William N.

1970-01-01

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Classroom Tips.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents six teaching ideas from teachers in Foothills Schools, Alberta, Canada. Includes suggested activities on local government, computer uses in social studies, Canadian history, current events, and world studies. Provides models of a passport application, passports, and visas. (CFR)

Crain, Cheryl

1994-01-01

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The Pillar in the Carina Nebula lithograph and In Search of...Star Birth activity  

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This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the tip of a huge pillar of star birth in a turbulent stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula. Nestled inside this dense structure are fledgling stars. They cannot be seen in this image because they are hidden by a wall of gas and dust. The accompanying classroom activity In Search of…Star Birth is designed for use as an introductory inquiry classroom activity. Students use the images and text on this lithograph to generate questions about star formation. They will conduct research to answer their questions. Students will create a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of the material, providing supporting evidence from their research.

Bonnie Eisenhamer

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Classroom Walls that Talk: Using Online Course Activity Data of Successful Students to Raise Self-Awareness of Underperforming Peers  

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Similar to other institutions, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) has determined that a relationship may exist between student performance as defined by grades, and activity in the campus' online course management system (CMS). Specifically, since Fall 2007, UMBC's "Most Active Blackboard Courses" reports show students earning a D…

Fritz, John

2011-01-01

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Growth of Islam. Seventh Grade Activity. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.  

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This seventh grade activity asks students to gather data that will help them understand and appreciate the Islamic way of life and to learn to feel comfortable living with a Muslim family in Syria during the second semester of the school year. The activity states each student will be interviewed by a Fulbright official, expected to keep a…

Houson, Judy

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Activity Theory as a Framework for Investigating District-Classroom System Interactions and Their Influences on Technology Integration  

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Technology implementation research indicates that teachers' beliefs and knowledge, as well as a host of institutional factors, can influence technology integration. Drawing on third-generation activity theory, this article conceptualizes technology implementation as a network of planning and integration activities carried out by technology…

Anthony, Anika Ball

2012-01-01

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Early integration of the individual student in academic activities: a novel classroom concept for graduate education in molecular biophysics and structural biology  

PubMed Central

Background A key challenge in interdisciplinary research is choosing the best approach from a large number of techniques derived from different disciplines and their interfaces. Results To address this challenge in the area of Biophysics and Structural Biology, we have designed a graduate level course to teach students insightful use of experimental biophysical approaches in relationship to addressing biological questions related to biomolecular interactions and dynamics. A weekly seminar and data and literature club are used to compliment the training in class. The course contains wet-laboratory experimental demonstration and real-data analysis as well as lectures, grant proposal preparation and assessment, and student presentation components. Active student participation is mandatory in all aspects of the class. Students prepare materials for the class receiving individual and iterative feedback from course directors and local experts generating high quality classroom presentations. Conclusions The ultimate goal of the course is to teach students the skills needed to weigh different experimental approaches against each other in addressing a specific biological question by thinking and executing academic tasks like faculty. PMID:25132964

2014-01-01

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Classroom Vocabulary Classroom Vocabulary [msamiati wa darasani  

E-print Network

/ chaki [chalk / chalks] zulia / mazulia [carpet / carpets] swichi [switch] swichi ya feni [fan switch, ubao... [This classroom has a table, backpack, chalk, board...] 2. Hii ni nini? [What is this?] Hii ni

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Leptomeningeal angiomatosis accompanied by hair follicle nevus  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 5-day-old male infant with leptomeningeal angiomatosis accompanied by hair follicle nevus and congenital alopecia is reported.\\u000a Admitted for frequent left hemiconvulsions, he had three small papular lesions around his right eye and ipsilateral alopecia\\u000a from the frontal to parietal areas. Histopathological examination of the papular lesions revealed crowding of hair follicles.\\u000a There were no other skin lesions and no

Yusuke Okada; Kenzo Hamano; Nobuaki Iwasaki; Shigeruko Iijima; Izumi Anno

1998-01-01

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Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma Accompanying Gorlin Syndrome  

PubMed Central

Gorlin-Goltz syndrome or basal cell nevus syndrome is an autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by skeletal anomalies, numerous cysts observed in the jaw, and multiple basal cell carcinoma of the skin, which may be accompanied by falx cerebri calcification. Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly skin tumor with slow clinical course and low metastatic potential. Its concomitance with Gorlin syndrome, resulting from a mutation in a tumor suppressor gene, may substantially change morbidity and mortality. A 66-year-old male patient with a history of recurrent basal cell carcinoma was presented with exophthalmus in the left eye and the lesions localized in the left lateral orbita and left zygomatic area. His physical examination revealed hearing loss, gapped teeth, highly arched palate, and frontal prominence. Left orbital mass, cystic masses at frontal and ethmoidal sinuses, and multiple pulmonary nodules were detected at CT scans. Basal cell carcinoma was diagnosed from biopsy of ethmoid sinus. Based on the clinical and typical radiological characteristics (falx cerebri calcification, bifid costa, and odontogenic cysts), the patient was diagnosed with metastatic skin basal cell carcinoma accompanied by Gorlin syndrome. Our case is a basal cell carcinoma with aggressive course accompanying a rarely seen syndrome. PMID:25506011

Bilir, Yeliz; Gokce, Erkan; Ozturk, Banu; Deresoy, Faik Alev; Yuksekkaya, Ruken; Yaman, Emel

2014-01-01

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Metastatic Basal cell carcinoma accompanying gorlin syndrome.  

PubMed

Gorlin-Goltz syndrome or basal cell nevus syndrome is an autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by skeletal anomalies, numerous cysts observed in the jaw, and multiple basal cell carcinoma of the skin, which may be accompanied by falx cerebri calcification. Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly skin tumor with slow clinical course and low metastatic potential. Its concomitance with Gorlin syndrome, resulting from a mutation in a tumor suppressor gene, may substantially change morbidity and mortality. A 66-year-old male patient with a history of recurrent basal cell carcinoma was presented with exophthalmus in the left eye and the lesions localized in the left lateral orbita and left zygomatic area. His physical examination revealed hearing loss, gapped teeth, highly arched palate, and frontal prominence. Left orbital mass, cystic masses at frontal and ethmoidal sinuses, and multiple pulmonary nodules were detected at CT scans. Basal cell carcinoma was diagnosed from biopsy of ethmoid sinus. Based on the clinical and typical radiological characteristics (falx cerebri calcification, bifid costa, and odontogenic cysts), the patient was diagnosed with metastatic skin basal cell carcinoma accompanied by Gorlin syndrome. Our case is a basal cell carcinoma with aggressive course accompanying a rarely seen syndrome. PMID:25506011

Bilir, Yeliz; Gokce, Erkan; Ozturk, Banu; Deresoy, Faik Alev; Yuksekkaya, Ruken; Yaman, Emel

2014-01-01

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The Formeaning Response Approach: Poetry in the EFL Classroom  

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In English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms, where acquisition of English is the ultimate goal, one of the main tasks for the teacher is to provide students with language input and activities that best aid them in their learning process. As different researchers have reported, including poetry-based activities in the EFL classroom is…

Kellem, Harlan

2009-01-01

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Chinese High-School Students in Physics Classroom as Active, Self-Regulated Learners: Cognitive, Motivational and Environmental Aspects  

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The present study investigates whether Chinese high-school students are self-regulated learners. A social-cognitive model that distinguishes environmental, motivational, and cognitive components of this active approach to learning is described. This provides an appropriate framework for investigating this complex issue with eighth and tenth…

Neber, Heinz; He, Jing; Liu, Bang-Xiang; Schofield, Neville

2008-01-01

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Peer revision in the L2 classroom: Social-cognitive activities, mediating strategies, and aspects of social behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Little is known about what actually happens when two L2 students are involved in peer revision of written texts. This article reports the results of a study conducted among Spanish-speaking students in Puerto Rico which sought to investigate (a) the kind of revision activities students engage in while working in pairs, (b) the strategies peers employ in order to facilitate

Olga S. Villamil; Maria C. M. de Guerrero

1996-01-01

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A Classroom-Administered Simulation of a Television Campaign on Adolescent Smoking: Testing an Activation Model of Information Exposure  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, research has shown that mass media can be used effectively either alone or in conjunction with interpersonal and institutional channels, such as schools. Much has yet been be learned about the application of newer, more effective strategies for media campaigns for adolescent smoking prevention interventions. This article describes a study applying an activation model of information exposure

Donald W. Helme; Robert Lewis Donohew; Monika Baier; Linda Zittleman

2007-01-01

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Energy Use and the Environment. Concepts & Activities for the Classroom: Mathematics Module. Environmental Education Supplementary Instructional Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary environmental education program for elementary and secondary education in Hawaii, this teaching guide provides a variety of energy education activities for secondary school mathematics. An extensive introduction outlines the total program and how it fits into the general education program and explains…

Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.