Sample records for lab elementary outreach

  1. Berkeley Lab 2nd Grader Outreach

    SciTech Connect

    Scoggins, Jackie; Louie, Virginia

    2012-01-01

    The Berkeley Lab IT Department sponsored a community outreach program aimed at teaching young children about computers and networks. Second graders from LeConte Elementary School joined Lab IT Staff for a day of in-depth exercises and fun.

  2. Berkeley Lab 2nd Grader Outreach

    ScienceCinema

    Scoggins, Jackie; Louie, Virginia

    2013-05-29

    The Berkeley Lab IT Department sponsored a community outreach program aimed at teaching young children about computers and networks. Second graders from LeConte Elementary School joined Lab IT Staff for a day of in-depth exercises and fun.

  3. Bringing Science Public Outreach to Elementary Schools

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Miller, Lucas; Speck, A.; Tinnin, A.

    2012-01-01

    Many science "museums” already offer fantastic programs for the general public, and even some aimed at elementary school kids. However, these venues are usually located in large cities and are only occasionally used as tools for enriching science education in public schools. Here we present preliminary work to establish exciting educational enrichment environments for public schools that do not easily have access to such facilities. This program is aimed at motivating children's interest in science beyond what they learn in the classroom setting. In this program, we use the experience and experiments/demonstrations developed at a large science museum (in this case, The St. Louis Science Center) and take them into a local elementary school. At the same time, students from the University of Missouri are getting trained on how to present these outreach materials and work with the local elementary schools. Our pilot study has started with implementation of presentations/demonstrations at Benton Elementary School within the Columbia Public School district, Missouri. The school has recently adopted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) centered learning system throughout all grade levels (K-5), and is therefore receptive to this effort. We have implemented a program in which we have given a series of scientific demonstrations at each grade level's lunch hour. Further enrichment ideas and plans include: addition demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and question and answer sessions. However, the application of these events would be to compliment the curriculum for the appropriate grade level at that time. The focus of this project is to develop public communications which links science museums, college students and local public schools with an emphasis on encouraging college science majors to share their knowledge and to strengthen their ability to work in a public environment.

  4. Educational Outreach at the Magnet Lab 2009 NHMFL Science Education & Outreach Highlight for NSF

    E-print Network

    Weston, Ken

    Educational Outreach at the Magnet Lab 2009 NHMFL Science Education & Outreach Highlight for NSFLab pond water quality #12;Research and Diversity 2009 NHMFL Science Education & Outreach Highlight for NSF," Professional Development in Education, June 2009. ·Effects of an all-girls science camp on girls' decision

  5. Outreach Science Education: Evidence-Based Studies in a Gene Technology Lab

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

    2014-01-01

    Nowadays, outreach labs are important informal learning environments in science education. After summarizing research to goals outreach labs focus on, we describe our evidence-based gene technology lab as a model of a research-driven outreach program. Evaluation-based optimizations of hands-on teaching based on cognitive load theory (additional…

  6. Graduate Student Outreach: Model of a One-Day "Chemistry Camp" for Elementary School Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Houck, Joseph D.; Machamer, Natalie K.; Erickson, Karla A.

    2014-01-01

    One-day chemistry camps, managed by graduate students from the Departments of Chemistry at the Universities of Virginia (UVA) and Vermont (UVM), have proven successful as an outreach initiative. The camp model engages kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school students in hands-on, inquiry-based science experiments to educate and excite…

  7. Exploring the Responses of Underrepresented Students in Science to an Elementary Classroom Outreach Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shanahan, Marie-Claire; Pedretti, Erminia; DeCoito, Isha; Baker, Lindsay

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes a subset of results from a large-scale two-year independent evaluation study conducted with the "Scientists in School" (SiS) outreach program and two large school boards in Ontario, Canada. Specifically, it explores the responses of elementary students (n= 811) from typically underrepresented groups in science (English…

  8. Partnerships in Science Learning: Museum Outreach and Elementary Gifted Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Melber, Leah M.

    2003-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a specially designed museum science program on academically gifted elementary students. The program focused on inquiry-based activities that paralleled the work of museum scientists. A pre- and postattitude questionnaire and a parental postquestionnaire were used to investigate changes in…

  9. Using a portable wireless computer lab to provide outreach training to public health workers.

    PubMed

    Watson, Michael M; Timm, Donna F; Parker, Dawn M; Adams, Mararia; Anderson, Angela D; Pernotto, Dennis A; Comegys, Marianne

    2006-01-01

    Librarians at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport developed an outreach program for public health workers in north Louisiana. This program provided hands-on training on how to find health information resources on the Web. Several challenges arose during this project. Public health units in the region lacked suitable teaching labs and faced limited travel budgets and tight staffing requirements, which made it impractical for public health workers to travel. One solution to these problems is a portable wireless computer lab that can be set up at each site. The outreach program utilized this approach to present on-site training to public health workers in the region. The paper discusses operational and technical issues encountered in implementing this public health outreach project. PMID:17135147

  10. A Systematic Appraoch at the Departmental Level to the Provision of Outreach Programs Aimed Towards Local Elementary and Secondary School Students and Teachers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Susan, V.; Maynard, D.; Eyles, C. H.

    2002-12-01

    The School of Geography and Geology (SGG) at McMaster University has developed a set of opportunities to provide linkages between University geoscientists and local elementary and secondary school students and their teachers. These opportunities include an open invitation to all local secondary schools (> 200 schools) to bring their senior classes to attend an introductory environmental science lecture, and university geoscientists, both faculty and graduate students, teaching grade 4 "Rock and Mineral Detective" classes in local elementary schools. A regional atlas focusing on the Hamilton region is being created by a team consisting of university faculty, a university librarian, high school teachers, elementary school teachers and local government personnel. The atlas includes teaching modules and accompanying visual imagery. This atlas will allow students to connect what they observe in their local environment and the earth science concepts that they are learning through their course of instruction. SGG also hosts the GIS high school initiative in which high school students and teachers are invited to spend a half day in the university GIS labs learning about the various applications and uses of GIS. Students are also provided an opportunity to discuss with faculty about the University experience and what they can expect. The intent of these outreach programs is to provide K-14 students with a broader understanding of the Earth Sciences, to increase interest in the discipline of Earth Sciences and to recruit a greater number of students in Earth Sciences programs at the University level. These university-based initiatives have been developed concurrently with substantial changes to the provincial elementary and high school curricula that require the inclusion of more Earth Science instruction. This has provided an impetus for local teachers to be particularly receptive to these outreach initiatives. Success of these outreach programs is challenging to measure but subscription to the programs is increasing annually with many teachers subscribing to the programs in successive years.

  11. The Science Teaching Self-Efficacy of Prospective Elementary Education Majors Enrolled in Introductory Geology Lab Sections

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baldwin, Kathryn A.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined prospective elementary education majors' science teaching self-efficacy while they were enrolled in an introductory geology lab course for elementary education majors. The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument Form B (STEBI-B) was administered during the first and last lab class sessions. Additionally, students were…

  12. Science for Kids Outreach Programs: College Students Teaching Science to Elementary Students and Their Parents

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Birgit G. Koehler; Lee Y. Park; Lawrence J. Kaplan

    1999-01-01

    For a number of years we have been organizing and teaching a special outreach course during our Winter Study Program (the month of January). College students plan, develop, and present hands-on workshops to fourth-grade students and their parents, with faculty providing logistical support and pedagogical advice. Recent topics have been \\

  13. Optics outreach activities with elementary school kids from public education in Mexico

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Viera-González, P.; Sánchez-Guerrero, G.; Ruiz-Mendoza, J.; Cárdenas-Ortiz, G.; Ceballos-Herrera, D.; Selvas-Aguilar, R.

    2014-09-01

    This work shows the results obtained from the "O4K" Project supported by International Society for Optics and Photonis (SPIE) and the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) through its SPIE Student Chapter and the Dr. Juan Carlos Ruiz-Mendoza, outreach coordinator of the Facultad de Ciencias Fisico Matematicas of the UANL. Undergraduate and graduate students designed Optics representative activities using easy-access materials that allow the interaction of children with optics over the exploration, observation and experimentation, taking as premise that the best way to learn Science is the interaction with it. Several activities were realized through the 2011-2013 events with 1,600 kids with ages from 10 to 12; the results were analyzed using surveys. One of the principal conclusions is that in most of the cases the children changed their opinions about Sciences in a positive way.

  14. A New Two-Step Approach for Hands-On Teaching of Gene Technology: Effects on Students' Activities during Experimentation in an Outreach Gene Technology Lab

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

    2011-01-01

    Emphasis on improving higher level biology education continues. A new two-step approach to the experimental phases within an outreach gene technology lab, derived from cognitive load theory, is presented. We compared our approach using a quasi-experimental design with the conventional one-step mode. The difference consisted of additional focused…

  15. Teaching Gene Technology in an Outreach Lab: Students' Assigned Cognitive Load Clusters and the Clusters' Relationships to Learner Characteristics, Laboratory Variables, and Cognitive Achievement

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

    2013-01-01

    This study classified students into different cognitive load (CL) groups by means of cluster analysis based on their experienced CL in a gene technology outreach lab which has instructionally been designed with regard to CL theory. The relationships of the identified student CL clusters to learner characteristics, laboratory variables, and…

  16. The study of the elementary photo- and electro-production of kaons at Jefferson Lab

    SciTech Connect

    M. Iodice; E. Cisbani; S. Frullani; F. Garibaldi; G.M. Urciuoli; R. De Leo; R. Perrino; M. Sotona

    1996-10-01

    The subject of electromagnetic production of strangeness, covers an important part of the planned CEBAF experimental program at Jefferson Lab. In this review we will mainly focus on those experiments aiming to investigate the elementary mechanism of the associated production of kaon--hyperon pairs, on hydrogen target, induced by electron and by real photon beams. Complementary experiments, proposed for all the three experimental halls, allow to access a wide kinematical region where different theoretical approaches can be used for the interpretation of the (upcoming) data.

  17. Teaching Gene Technology in an Outreach Lab: Students' Assigned Cognitive Load Clusters and the Clusters' Relationships to Learner Characteristics, Laboratory Variables, and Cognitive Achievement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

    2013-02-01

    This study classified students into different cognitive load (CL) groups by means of cluster analysis based on their experienced CL in a gene technology outreach lab which has instructionally been designed with regard to CL theory. The relationships of the identified student CL clusters to learner characteristics, laboratory variables, and cognitive achievement were examined using a pre-post-follow-up design. Participants of our day-long module Genetic Fingerprinting were 409 twelfth-graders. During the module instructional phases (pre-lab, theoretical, experimental, and interpretation phases), we measured the students' mental effort (ME) as an index of CL. By clustering the students' module-phase-specific ME pattern, we found three student CL clusters which were independent of the module instructional phases, labeled as low-level, average-level, and high-level loaded clusters. Additionally, we found two student CL clusters that were each particular to a specific module phase. Their members reported especially high ME invested in one phase each: within the pre-lab phase and within the interpretation phase. Differentiating the clusters, we identified uncertainty tolerance, prior experience in experimentation, epistemic interest, and prior knowledge as relevant learner characteristics. We found relationships to cognitive achievement, but no relationships to the examined laboratory variables. Our results underscore the importance of pre-lab and interpretation phases in hands-on teaching in science education and the need for teachers to pay attention to these phases, both inside and outside of outreach laboratory learning settings.

  18. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns09.html[5/10/12 9:22:34 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns09.html[5/10/12 9:22:34 AM] Education Undergraduate Opportunities K-12 Science Activities

  19. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns06/interns06.html[11/8/12 2:12:16 PM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns06/interns06.html[11/8/12 2:12:16 PM] Education Undergraduate Opportunities K-12 Science Activities

  20. Educational Outreach at Wilson Laboratory

    E-print Network

    of the Wilson Lab facility Tunnel view of CESR seen by visitors of Lab #12;Focus: The General Public · Ithaca children and teachers - A strengthening of the culture of outreach outside of the Lab - A potential Audience · Strategies that are being used by the Lab to reach our target audience include the following

  1. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns00.html[5/10/12 10:10:40 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Materials Characterization and synthesis of beta-polypeptides Jovan Rivera Montes Computer Science://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns00.html[5/10/12 10:10:40 AM] Education Undergraduate Opportunities K-12 Science Activities

  2. 1Outreach review Outreach review

    E-print Network

    Birmingham, University of

    1Outreach review Outreach review The last 12 months has been one of significant change to them and the financial aid to support those future decisions. Inside this edition of Outreach Review of change and further opportunity #12;2 Outreach review Access to Birmingham Boost in entrants

  3. A New Two-Step Approach for Hands-On Teaching of Gene Technology: Effects on Students' Activities During Experimentation in an Outreach Gene Technology Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

    2011-08-01

    Emphasis on improving higher level biology education continues. A new two-step approach to the experimental phases within an outreach gene technology lab, derived from cognitive load theory, is presented. We compared our approach using a quasi-experimental design with the conventional one-step mode. The difference consisted of additional focused discussions combined with students writing down their ideas (step one) prior to starting any experimental procedure (step two). We monitored students' activities during the experimental phases by continuously videotaping 20 work groups within each approach ( N = 131). Subsequent classification of students' activities yielded 10 categories (with well-fitting intra- and inter-observer scores with respect to reliability). Based on the students' individual time budgets, we evaluated students' roles during experimentation from their prevalent activities (by independently using two cluster analysis methods). Independently of the approach, two common clusters emerged, which we labeled as `all-rounders' and as `passive students', and two clusters specific to each approach: `observers' as well as `high-experimenters' were identified only within the one-step approach whereas under the two-step conditions `managers' and `scribes' were identified. Potential changes in group-leadership style during experimentation are discussed, and conclusions for optimizing science teaching are drawn.

  4. Help! There are 60 screaming kids in my lab!-Outreach activities for 5th graders (L)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Darvennes, Corinne M.

    2005-02-01

    In this letter a day of hands-on activities for 60 5th graders is described in the Acoustics and Vibrations Laboratory at TTU. This includes the logistics of having 60 kids in the lab and keeping their attention, a description of each activity, and the equipment used. The purpose of this publication is to encourage my colleagues to reach out to the next generation of scientists and engineers, by showing them that a few well-targeted activities do not take a gargantuan effort but have a big impact. .

  5. Microgravity Outreach and Education

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rogers, Melissa J. B.; Rosenberg, Carla B.

    2000-01-01

    The NASA Microgravity Research Program has been actively developing classroom activities and educator's guides since the flight of the First United States Microgravity Laboratory. In addition, various brochures, posters, and exhibit materials have been produced for outreach efforts to the general public and to researchers outside of the program. These efforts are led by the Microgravity Research Outreach/Education team at Marshall Space Flight Center, with classroom material support from the K-12 Educational Program of The National Center for Microgravity Research on Fluids and Combustion (NCMR), general outreach material development by the Microgravity Outreach office at Hampton University, and electronic/media access coordinated by Marshall. The broad concept of the NCMR program is to develop a unique set of microgravity-related educational products that enable effective outreach to the pre-college community by supplementing existing mathematics, science, and technology curricula. The current thrusts of the program include summer teacher and high school internships during which participants help develop educational materials and perform research with NCMR and NASA scientists; a teacher sabbatical program which allows a teacher to concentrate on a major educational product during a full school year; frequent educator workshops held at NASA and at regional and national teachers conferences; a nascent student drop tower experiment competition; presentations and demonstrations at events that also reach the general public; and the development of elementary science and middle school mathematics classroom products. An overview of existing classroom products will be provided, along with a list of pertinent World Wide Web URLs. Demonstrations of some hands on activities will show the audience how simple it can be to bring microgravity into the classroom.

  6. Supporting the K-12 Classroom through University Outreach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moskal, Barbara; Skokan, Catherine

    2011-01-01

    This article provides a field-based example of a series of outreach programs that have been designed in response to current recommendations found in the K-12 outreach literature. These programs begin with university mathematics and science faculty members teaching a 10-day summer workshop to elementary and middle school teachers. Following this…

  7. Expanding the University of California's Outreach Mission

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Timar, Thomas; Ogawa, Rodney; Orillion, Marie

    2004-01-01

    In 1998-1999, the University of California added a new dimension to its K-12 outreach: partnerships between the university and educationally low-performing high schools. The program aimed to improve the academic performance of targeted high schools and their feeder middle and elementary schools. This paper examines the processes that led to the…

  8. Expo Outreach.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Corlett, Cindy

    1998-01-01

    Describes a partnership between a middle school and an elementary school that pairs Grade Eight and Grade Two students. The middle school students have autonomy over the strategies and materials they use to teach a particular science lesson. Presents the details of implementing such a program. (DDR)

  9. Partnership with informal education learning centers to develop hands-on activities for research outreach efforts

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Courville, Z.; Haynes, R.; DeFrancis, G.; Koh, S.; Ringelberg, D.

    2012-12-01

    Outreach informed by scientific research plays an important role in fostering interest in science by making science and scientists accessible, fun, and interesting. Developing an interest in science in young, elementary-aged students through outreach is a rewarding endeavor for researchers, in that audiences are usually receptive, requirements for broader impacts are met, and bonds are formed between researchers and members of their local and surrounding communities. Promoting such interest among young students is imperative not only for an individual researcher's own self interest, but also for the strength of American science and innovation moving forward, and is the responsibility of the current generation of scientists. Developing genuine and successful inquiry-based, hands-on activities for elementary-aged students is outside the expertise of many researchers. Partnering with an informal education learning center (i.e. science museum or after-school program) provides researchers with the expertise they might be lacking in such endeavors. Here, we present a series of polar-, engineering- and microbiology-themed hands-on activities that have been developed by researchers at a government lab in partnership with a local science museum. Through a series of workshops, the science education staff at the museum provided researchers with background and instruction on inquiry and hands-on activities, and then collaborated with the researchers to develop activities which were later demonstrated at the museum to museum-goers. Education staff provided feedback about the presentation of the activities for further refinement. The program provided an opportunity for researchers to develop fun, on-target and age-appropriate science activities for elementary-aged students, an audience for outreach, and enabled general public audiences the chance to interact with researchers and scientists in an informal setting.

  10. Outreach programs in physics at Hampton University

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pittman, Carlane J.; Temple, Doyle A.

    1996-07-01

    The Department of Physics at Hampton University generates over 4.5 M dollars of external research funding annually and operates three research centers, the Nuclear High Energy Physics Research Center, the Research Center for Optical Physics, and the Center for Fusion Training and Research. An integral component of these centers is an active outreach and recruitment program led by the Associate Director for Outreach. This program includes summer internships and research mentorships, both at Hampton University and at national laboratories such as CEBAF and NASA Langley. Faculty presentations ar local area elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are also under the auspices of this program.

  11. Chromosome Disorder Outreach

    MedlinePLUS

    ... not alone. Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit organization, founded, supported, and run by parents just like ... not alone. Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit organization, founded, supported, and run by parents just like ...

  12. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns08.html[5/10/12 9:18:07 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http OF CHOLESTEROL IN LUNG SURFACTANT #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http CMAS- A NEW CHALLENGE FOR #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering // National Science Foundation // UCSB #12;Materials Research Lab - Nick's Project Page - RISE Summer 2007

  14. Team LunaCY Outreach Paper

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Heise, James; Hull, Bethanne J.

    2012-01-01

    Iowa State University's Lunabotics Club, Team LunaCY, has worked hard to generate enthusiasm for robotics, engineering, and lunar activities. Team LunaCY participated in a variety of different outreach events making a strong impression on Iowa youth. These events led the chair of the mechanical engineering department, Dr. Ted Heindel, to refer to the club's outreach program as "the model that all other engineering clubs should follow." Team LunaCY's outreach activities totaled over 200 hours and captivated over 3000 students and adults throughout the course of this acaden1ic year, reaching out to people all over Iowa and to several special guests. These guests included Vice-President Joe Biden, during a visit to Iowa State University in March 2012, and astronaut Clayton Anderson, during a visit to Iowa State's campus in the fall 2011. Team LunaCY's outreach events created hands on learning opportunities for local youth ranging in age from elementary school children to high school students. The team strove to make a positive impression on Iowa youth and to encourage interest and involvement in scientific fields. The full list of events is shown in Table 1. Three of the major outreach events the team participated in were the FIRST LEGO League, Science Bound, and iExplore STEM Festival.

  15. Rice Blast Genomics: K12 Outreach

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This outreach component of the Rice Blast Project provides online genomics activities for high-school students. A lab manual is also offered free of charge to teachers of high-school biology in North Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Arizona, Virginia, and Indiana. The Rice Blast Project is a collaboration of scientists from North Carolina State University, Texas A&M University, University of Kentucky, University of Arizona, Purdue University, Ohio State University, and Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

  16. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns09/interns09.html[5/10/12 10:14:28 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http Melbourne Materials Science, University of Oxford, UK Nathaniel Lynd Craig Hawker and Jean Marie Tarascon People News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science

  17. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns03.html[5/10/12 9:53:34 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http People News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering Engineering Investigating a new chromonic liquid crystal James Lau Materials Science Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

  18. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns04.html[5/10/12 9:39:44 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Chemical Engineering Ultrasound assisted chemotherapy Ryan Birringer Materials Science University & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http

  19. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns06.html[5/10/12 9:12:25 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Fields Materials Science and Engineering Cornell University Richard Chapleau Martin Sagermann Chemistry News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http

  20. Outreach at Dakotafest 2011

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Dianne Gropper (USGS) shows visitors some of the outreach materials at the USGS South Dakota Water Science Center outreach booth at Dakotafest 2011 held in August in Mitchell, SD.  The display booth included an interactive groundwater-flow model and the opportunity for visitors t...

  1. Fusion Science Education Outreach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. A. Danielson

    1996-01-01

    This presentation will focus on education outreach activities at General Atomics that have been expanded to include the general population on science education with a focus on fusion energy. Outreach materials are distributed upon request both nationally and internationally. These materials include a notebook containing copies of DIII--D tour panels, fusion poster, new fusion energy video, new fusion energy brochure,

  2. Transportation Outreach Program Plan

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-08-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Transportation Management Program (TMP) is committed to providing opportunities for public interaction, working cooperatively with groups interested in or affected by DOE transportation, and providing information through the development and implementation of its Outreach Program. This Plan describes how the DOE plans to involve the public in its transportation programs. This Transportation Outreach Program Plan will assist the Secretary of Energy is carrying out his vision of the good neighbor'' policy. The Department of Energy encourages face to face interaction and welcomes comments from everyone. Outreach means to go beyond,'' and the TMP, through its Outreach Program, will hear and address the public's concerns and recommendations about transportation of hazardous and radioactive materials. The TMP Outreach Program is based on a commitment to two-way communication. The TMP coordinates transportation policy for all DOE programs to ensure consistent approaches issues and operations. The TMP conducts outreach by interacting with many groups interested in DOE transportation, facilitating resolution of issues and information exchange, and coordinating the DOE's transportation emergency preparedness capabilities. Many of the specific activities in transportation outreach are usually carried out by field and area offices. 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. National Outreach Network (NON)

    Cancer.gov

    Build and sustain a network that connects NCI-supported outreach, community education, and dissemination efforts with community-based cancer health disparities research and training programs in at-risk and underrepresented communities.

  4. Ulysses Education and Outreach

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Angrum, A.

    1998-01-01

    Ulysses is a joint NASA/ESA mission that is exporing a three-dimensional structure of the heliosphere via an orbit over the poles of the Sun. Since its inception, Ulysses, both in NASA and ESA, has had a public and science outreach program; it is only within the last three years that the project has begun to expand its outreach activities to include education.

  5. Science Nation: Fab Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., you'll find a small tool shop but this is no ordinary tool shop! The tools make up a fabrication lab, or "fab lab" for short. In general, operating a fab lab is a matter of creating a design on computer software, and then having the computer tell the tools in the lab what to do with materials you provide. With help from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for Bits and Atoms created an outreach program in diverse locations from rural Africa and rural Norway to inner city Boston and San Diego and Chicago.

  6. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns07/interns07.html[11/8/12 1:27:00 PM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http Kris Delaney Nicola Spaldin MRL Thermoelectrics by Design Sabine Haag Materials Science, Max Planck van de Walle MRL Development of Visualization Tools for Computational Materials Science Manuel

  7. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns01.html[5/10/12 10:02:52 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    UCSB Wenhua Zhang Kim Turner Mechanical Engineering Porous silicon formation with applicationsMaterials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http For Teachers Education Contacts News Research Internships in Science and Engineering Research Interns

  8. Combustion Technology Outreach

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    Lewis' High Speed Research (HSR) Propulsion Project Office initiated a targeted outreach effort to market combustion-related technologies developed at Lewis for the next generation of supersonic civil transport vehicles. These combustion-related innovations range from emissions measurement and reduction technologies, to diagnostics, spray technologies, NOx and SOx reduction of burners, noise reduction, sensors, and fuel-injection technologies. The Ohio Aerospace Institute and the Great Lakes Industrial Technology Center joined forces to assist Lewis' HSR Office in this outreach activity. From a database of thousands of nonaerospace firms considered likely to be interested in Lewis' combustion and emission-related technologies, the outreach team selected 41 companies to contact. The selected companies represent oil-gas refineries, vehicle/parts suppliers, and manufacturers of residential furnaces, power turbines, nonautomobile engines, and diesel internal combustion engines.

  9. Physics Outreach Grant Experiences

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Doss, Heide

    2014-03-01

    Descriptions of two different Physics Outreach grant projects will be presented. I will discuss my experiences trying to engage and teach the public in my locality some physics through birthday parties for the laser in 2010. I will also discuss my experiences trying to reach the general public through greeting cards and bookmarks with physics on the back in 2012-2013. These efforts spilled over to a larger audience, which led to a larger impact. I will describe what worked, what didn't, and the value of these efforts. I am pleased to acknowledge the support of my funder APS Outreach.

  10. Water Those Plants - Elementary School Lesson Plan

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lesson plan develops the concept of irrigation for elementary school level kids. The lesson plan provides two activities involving role playing. Using the role playing activites and labs, elementary students should acquire the critical thinking skills necessary to draw conclusions about various aspects of irrigation.

  11. OutreachNOW 20 OutreachNOW 21OutreachNOW 20 Cloning plants -

    E-print Network

    Virginia Tech

    OutreachNOW 20 OutreachNOW 21OutreachNOW 20 Cloning plants - Cloning plants - Cloning plants the samples and began to clone them. From these samples, the center was able to triple the amount of plants to provide for us identical clones," owner Richard Tyler says. "With seed, it's variable." These early

  12. African Outreach Workshop 1974.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schmidt, Nancy J.

    This report discusses the 1974 African Outreach Workshop planned and coordinated by the African Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Its major aim was to assist teachers in developing curriculum units on African using materials available in their local community. A second aim was for the African Studies Program to…

  13. Recognizing Excellent Outreach Performance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knox, Alan B.

    This study analyzed aspects of assistant professor promotion and tenure packets that contained varying emphases on outreach associated with a positive promotion recommendation. Fictionalized versions of actual promotion packets for 18 men and women were obtained from seven midwest universities. Packets varied by type of department and by extent…

  14. Outreach at Dakotafest 2011

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    USGS Hydrologist, Kathy Neitzert, helps visitors make an aquifer in a test tube at the USGS South Dakota Water Science Center outreach booth at Dakotafest 2011 held in August in Mitchell, SD. Dakotafest is the largest farm show in the South Dakota area....

  15. Video Outreach Graduate Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rigas, Anthony L.

    The University of Idaho's video outreach graduate program is described. The program is designed to provide continuing education, credit courses, and graduate degree-granting programs anywhere in the state by producing these programs on video cassette and Betamax formats. Presently the Master of Engineering in electrical and Mechanical Engineering…

  16. Outreach and public service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wilson, Harold J.

    1990-01-01

    The Alabama Space Grant Consortium plan for outreach and public service is presented as a model for study and discussion. It is consistent with the objectives of the Space Grant Program and expresses a strong commitment to cooperation between academia, industry, and government.

  17. Art, outreach and geopattern formation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Morris, S. W.; Chen, A. S. H.; Rogers, M. C.; Goehring, L.

    2014-12-01

    For the past several years, I have been exhibiting images and videos of natural and laboratory geopatterns in art galleries and outdoor shows. I have also brought artists into my research lab for hands-on workshops. My experience shows that scientific images can be well received as art and generate wide-ranging discussions across traditionally separate disciplines. The art world offers an interesting new venue for outreach activities, as well as being a lot of fun to explore. Artists Statement:I am interested in self-organized, emergent patterns and textures. I take photos of patterns both from the natural world and of experiments in my laboratory in the department of Physics at the University of Toronto. Patterns naturally attract casual attention but are also the subject of serious scientific research. Some things just evolve all by themselves into strikingly regular shapes and textures. Why? These shapes emerge spontaneously from a dynamic process of growing, folding, cracking, wrinkling, branching, flowing and other kinds of morphological development. My photos are informed by the scientific aesthetic of nonlinear physics, and mathematics lurks behind every image for those who know where to look for it. But no special knowledge is required to appreciate the results. Each image shows an object, sometimes quite small and often familiar, with a self-composed regular structure. Some images are from laboratory physics experiments and some are from Nature, and all celebrate the subtle interplay of order and complexity in emergent patterns.

  18. Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology (GEOSET)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Global Educational Outreach (GEO) initiative, directed by Dr. Harry Kroto, is using the Mediasite webcasting platform to provide free, downloadable teaching materials created by science and technology experts and educators, with the aim of creating a global network of contributors and users around the world. The site includes teaching modules at the elementary, middle school, and high school level, university level course lectures, and information on undergraduate and graduate student projects.

  19. Tech transfer outreach

    SciTech Connect

    Liebetrau, S. (ed.)

    1992-01-01

    This document provides an informal summary of the conference workshop sessions. Tech Transfer Outreach '' was originally designed as an opportunity for national laboratory communications and technology transfer staff to become better acquainted and to discuss matters of mutual interest. When DOE field office personnel asked if they could attend, and then when one of our keynote speakers became a participant in the discussions, the actual event grew in importance. The conference participants--the laboratories and DOE representatives from across the nation--worked to brainstorm ideas. Their objective: identify ways to cooperate for effective (and cost-effective) technology transfer outreach. Thus, this proceedings is truly a product of ten national laboratories and DOE, working together. It candidly presents the discussion of issues and the ideas generated by each working group. The issues and recommendations are a consensus of their views.

  20. Physics Outreach for WYP

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Conlon, Julie

    2004-11-01

    The year 2005 has been designated The World Year of Physics (WYP). The purpose of this paper is to give some examples of how physicists at all levels may help to make the WYP a success in bringing physics to the general public. Specifically, I want to share some of the ideas and techniques that have been developed as a part of Purdue University's School of Science outreach program. An important facet of this program is PEARLS (Physics Educational Actvities, Resources and Learning Strategies). PEARLS views outreach as a "menu" of options to meet various needs and requests, whether they come from schools, scout groups, nursing homes, etc. (see Fig. 1). We've presented to all!

  1. Aakre Caitlyn Elementary Education Anderson Courtney Elementary Education

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    EDUCATION Aakre Caitlyn Elementary Education Anderson Courtney Elementary Education Anderson Sarah Elementary Education Bailey Molly Elementary Education Barber Elizabeth Elementary Education Bechtold Ryan Elementary Education Bigelow Katrina Elementary Education Bigelow Katrina Elementary Education Bradford

  2. 7 CFR 1470.5 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Continued) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM General Provisions § 1470.5 Outreach activities. (a) NRCS will establish program outreach...

  3. 7 CFR 1470.5 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Continued) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM General Provisions § 1470.5 Outreach activities. (a) NRCS will establish program outreach...

  4. 7 CFR 1470.5 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Continued) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM General Provisions § 1470.5 Outreach activities. (a) NRCS will establish program outreach...

  5. 7 CFR 1470.5 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Continued) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM General Provisions § 1470.5 Outreach activities. (a) NRCS will establish program outreach...

  6. 7 CFR 1470.5 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Continued) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM General Provisions § 1470.5 Outreach activities. (a) NRCS will establish program outreach...

  7. Arena Public Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Péronne, M.-L.; Baudouin, C.; Pospieszalska-Surdej, A.; Vauglin, I.

    In the frame of ARENA and in the spotlight of the 2007-2008 International Polar Year (IPY) and the 2009 International Year of Astronomy (IYA), two extremely visible opportunities to focus public interest and participation were/are to highlight: - Antarctica as a most remote and fascinating continent dedicated to science and - Astronomy & astrophysics as a most profound and enthralling science. Developed by the ARENA consortium since its creation in 2006, the ARENA public outreach web site (European audience EN/FR), the ARENA leaflet (EN/FR)are both telling about the importance of maintaining and expanding programmes to answer astrophysical fundamental questions regarding the origin and evolution of the Universe.

  8. Space physics educational outreach

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Copeland, Richard A.

    1995-01-01

    The goal of this Space Physics Educational Outreach project was to develop a laboratory experiment and classroom lecture on Earth's aurora for use in lower division college physics courses, with the particular aim of implementing the experiment and lecture at Saint Mary's College of California. The strategy is to teach physics in the context of an interesting natural phenomenon by investigating the physical principles that are important in Earth's aurora, including motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields, particle collisions and chemical reactions, and atomic and molecular spectroscopy. As a by-product, the undergraduate students would develop an appreciation for naturally occurring space physics phenomena.

  9. Educational Outreach: References

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    As part of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, the Educational Outreach Web site contains a References page for teachers. The materials provided are "intended to be used by teachers as refresher information prior to teaching a given subject... and are not meant to be comprehensive, but should provide adequate depth in the subject for use by most K-12 teachers." Titles of the materials include Atmospheric Water Vapor and its Importance, Common Meteorological Variables, The Seasons, Earth's Energy Budget, Cloud Development, Precipitation, High and Low Pressure Systems, and several others related to weather and climate. Other sections of the site include lessons, references, a glossary, and other helpful educational materials for teachers and students.

  10. Rural Outreach: Connecting Distant Networks.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kenkel, Mary Beth

    Rural outreach in community mental health centers involves staff commuting from a central agency to surrounding rural towns to provide clinical and/or community service. The problem for outreach staff is how to best provide services to a rural network that is distant and different from the urban network. In general the greater the distance, the…

  11. Fermi Communications and Public Outreach

    E-print Network

    Cominsky, L

    2015-01-01

    The Sonoma State University (SSU) Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) group participates in the planning and execution of press conferences that feature noteworthy Fermi discoveries, as well as supporting social media and outreach websites. We have also created many scientific illustrations for the media, tools for amateur astronomers for use at star parties, and have given numerous public talks about Fermi discoveries.

  12. Tailoring science outreach through E-matching using a community-based participatory approach.

    PubMed

    Rumala, Bernice B; Hidary, Jack; Ewool, Linda; Emdin, Christopher; Scovell, Ted

    2011-03-01

    In an effort to increase science exposure for pre-college (K-12) students and as part of the science education reform agenda, many biomedical research institutions have established university-community partnerships. Typically, these science outreach programs consist of pre-structured, generic exposure for students, with little community engagement. However, the use of a medium that is accessible to both teachers and scientists, electronic web-based matchmaking (E-matching) provides an opportunity for tailored outreach utilizing a community-based participatory approach (CBPA), which involves all stakeholders in the planning and implementation of the science outreach based on the interests of teachers/students and scientists. E-matching is a timely and urgent endeavor that provides a rapid connection for science engagement between teachers/students and experts in an effort to fill the science outreach gap. National Lab Network (formerly National Lab Day), an ongoing initiative to increase science equity and literacy, provides a model for engaging the public in science via an E-matching and hands-on learning approach. We argue that science outreach should be a dynamic endeavor that changes according to the needs of a target school. We will describe a case study of a tailored science outreach activity in which a public school that serves mostly under-represented minority students from disadvantaged backgrounds were E-matched with a university, and subsequently became equal partners in the development of the science outreach plan. In addition, we will show how global science outreach endeavors may utilize a CBPA, like E-matching, to support a pipeline to science among under-represented minority students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds. By merging the CBPA concept with a practical case example, we hope to inform science outreach practices via the lens of a tailored E-matching approach. PMID:21408195

  13. An Informal Elementary Science Education Program's Response to the National Science Education Reform Movement.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Katz, Phyllis; McGinnis, J. Randy

    1999-01-01

    Provides an overview of informal elementary science-education programs in the United States, and features a detailed description of the Hands on Science Outreach program. Presents insights for informal elementary science-education programs trying to maintain their unique niche while conforming to the new national standards in science education.…

  14. Rural Teacher Education for the 21st Century: A Minnesota Outreach Model.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Halcrow, John H.

    In 1986 Bemidji State University (BSU), located in rural northern Minnesota, began an outreach distance learning program for the preservice education of elementary teachers. This college program delivers junior and senior year education courses to students 100 miles plus from the main campus. Junior and senior year requirements are completed in a…

  15. Using your data for education and outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lukes, L.

    2010-12-01

    Research data can be collected in different formats such as numerical measurements, photographs/video recordings, interviews, and other observations. Methods of using data for education and outreach can be equally varied: websites, online data manipulation labs, lesson plans for teachers, informational texts, lectures, teacher training workshops, and more. Selecting an effective method to use scientific data for educational and outreach activities can be confusing and time consuming. Several projects sponsored by National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs (NSF OPP) will be used to illustrate strategies for: (1) developing online and print resources for students, teachers, and general public, (2) creating and organizing teacher professional development programs, and (3) making data publically available in an educator-friendly friendly manner. While the examples will be from polar data (ice core isotope levels, Greenland ice reflectance/albedo rates, Arctic and Antarctic atmospheric gas levels, snowfall and snowmelt rates, and snow depths) and programs like PolarTREC and International Polar Year, these methods can be applied to all areas of science.

  16. Advanced Lab View® Labs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Essick; Eric D. Jones

    1999-01-01

    In the world of computer-based data acquisition and control, the graphical interface program LabVIEW from National Instruments is so ubiquitous that in many ways it has almost become the laboratory standard. To date, there have been approximately fifteen books concerning LabVIEW, but Professor Essick's treatise takes on a completely different tack than all of the previous discussions. In the more

  17. From Computer Lab to Technology Class.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sherwood, Sandra

    1999-01-01

    Discussion of integrating technology into elementary school classrooms focuses on teacher training that is based on a three-year plan developed at an elementary school in Marathon, New York. Describes the role of a technology teacher who facilitates technology integration by running the computer lab, offering workshops, and developing inservice…

  18. Community outreach - a success story

    SciTech Connect

    Williams, G.E.; Knight, M.G.; Halliday, D.M. [Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Amarillo, TX (United States)

    1996-06-01

    Historically, Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, has proactively involved the community in educational programs. The plant has sponsored the Boy Scout Atomic Energy Merit Badge since 1969. The modern era of openness about plant activities has resulted in even more opportunities to share information with community members and other stakeholders. Professional health physicists have played, and continue to play, an integral role in community outreach and environmental risk communication. This poster presentation outlines the plant community outreach program, details specific outreach projects that involve the health physics staff, and describes the tools and techniques used for environmental risk communication.

  19. Outreach in STEM

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dowdy, Jess; Robinson, Alma

    2012-02-01

    This workshop constitutes a brainstorming/networking session on incorporating a variety of sources into science outreach activities designed to produce more physics, or in general, science teachers. The presenters will outline useful resources they used in presenting science to over 30,000 K-12 students while involving student, community, and state support. The use of undergraduate students of any discipline, from both the community college and university level, to promote science, will be considered as a mechanism to adapt non-science and non-education majors into pre-service science teachers. Involving other grant-initiatives, such as Communities in Schools, will be considered as well, along with pitfalls and suggestions. Finally, participants will make a set of goals to accomplish over the next year to initiate the workshop findings into practice.

  20. Science and students: Yucca Mountain project's education outreach program

    SciTech Connect

    Gil, A.V.; Larkin, E.L.; Reilly, B. (Science Applications International Corp., Las Vegas, NV (United States)); Austin, P. (Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States))

    1992-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is very concerned about the lack of understanding of basic science. Increasingly, critical decisions regarding the use of energy, technology, and the environment are being made. A well-educated and science-literate public is vital to the success of these decisions. Science education and school instruction are integral parts of the DOE's public outreach program on the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP). Project staff and scientists speak to elementary, junior high, high school, and university students, accepting all speaking invitations. The objectives of this outreach program include the following: (1) educating Nevada students about the concept of a high-level nuclear waste repository; (2) increasing awareness of energy and environmental issues; (3) helping students understand basic concepts of earth science and geology in relation to siting a potential repository; and (4) giving students information about careers in science and engineering.

  1. Gaia outreach activities in Spain

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Masana, E.

    2015-05-01

    For many years the Spanish teams involved in Gaia have done a big amount of outreach activities addressed to students and general public. The activities reach their maximum with the launch event on December 19th, 2013, but it will follow during the 5 years of mission. We describe in this paper some of those outreach activities. Note that it is not an exhaustive list, and for sure not all the activities developed by Spanish teams are mentioned here.

  2. Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Urban Bird Studies

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has distinguished itself by creating great public-oriented educational programs. Representing this tradition of public outreach, the Lab's Urban Bird Studies program encourages urbanites to participate in a global data collection project that will be utilized by scientists at the Cornell Lab. Anyone can participate, and project participants can choose from various programs such as Dove Detectives, Gulls Galore, Pigeon Watch, Crows Count, and Birds in the City. This site is available in Spanish, and offers a News section (available both online and as a monthly email) that includes bird stories, study results, and participant entries.

  3. Dissertation Lab Dissertation Lab (D-Lab)

    E-print Network

    Texas at Arlington, University of

    and 3 9:00 am Breakfast and student check-in 12:00 pm Lunch 2:30 pm Stress-relieving and motivation Floor University Center What is Dissertation Lab (D-Lab)? The Office of Graduate Studies Student Services offers D-Lab to help students progress through the difficult process of writing their dissertation

  4. Elementary Mathematics: Not so Elementary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scillieri, Elissa Mains

    2012-01-01

    International tests indicate that United States students have been outscored by other countries in the area of mathematics. Researchers warn that elementary mathematics curricula and instruction in this country is not designed around helping students achieve mathematics proficiency. Much of this could also be attributed to the weak development and…

  5. Outreach in southern France

    SciTech Connect

    Jackson, D.

    1992-12-09

    France's Europort South community lives cheek by jowl with the chemical industry, with major complexes at For, Berre, and Lavera. Xavier Segond, technical adviser at the regional chemical industry association, Le Syndicat General des Industries Chimiques Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Corse (SGIC), says a good relationship has grown over a period of 20 years. Segond describes Arco Chimie as an effective driving force for the Responsible Care effort in the region - partly because its US parent introduced the program on a worldwide basis in 1989, ahead of national industry association Union des Industries Chimiques (UIC; Paris). Arco's F2-billion ($373 million)/year Fos-sur-Mer site makes it a significant player. But in 1986 the company was a complete newcomer. We came to Fos as a US company, we had no Paris headquarters or French president, explains Dominique Lequeux, director/human resources. The community viewed the company with a mixture of curiosity and enthusiasm as a potential employer - about 330 people now work at the site. The day before the officials propylene oxide plant opening, we invited in local people, says Lequeux. That formed a good basis for its Responsible Care community outreach program. Now, schools, professional groups, and political groups make 20-25 plant visits each year.

  6. Aakre Caitlyn Elementary Education Alt Brittney Elementary Education

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Aakre Caitlyn Elementary Education Alt Brittney Elementary Education Anderson Courtney Elementary Education Anderson Jaysen Technology Education Anderson Robert Secondary Education Arnot Caitlin Elementary Education Bailey Molly Elementary Education Bakke Kelsey Elementary Education Beardsley Amberlee Secondary

  7. 12 CFR 517.5 - Outreach.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Obtaining various lists and directories maintained by other federal, state and local governmental agencies of Outreach Program businesses; (2) Participating in conventions, seminars and professional meetings oriented towards Outreach...

  8. NSF: Outreach is in Our Name?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dehmer, Joe

    2002-04-01

    Outreach is an integral part of the science we do at NSF. We believe sharing the excitement is both a privilege and responsibility of every physicist, as important to the dissemination of information as conference presentations and papers. As a result, education and outreach has become an integral part of physics proposals. We also offer specialized funding opportunities in education and outreach. In this talk, I review the opportunities and discuss the criteria by which outreach proposals are judged.

  9. Elementary astronomy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fierro, J.

    2006-08-01

    In developing nations such as Mexico, basic science education has scarcely improved. There are multiple reasons for this problem; they include poor teacher training and curricula that are not challenging for students. I shall suggest ways in which astronomy can be used to improve basic education, it is so attractive that it can be employed to teach how to read and write, learn a second language, mathematics, physics, as well as geography. If third world nations do not teach science in an adequate way, they will be in serious problems when they will try to achieve a better standard of living for their population. I shall also address informal education, it is by this means that most adults learn and keep up to date with subjects that are not their specialty. If we provide good outreach programs in developing nations we can aid adult training; astronomy is ideal since it is particularly multidisciplinary. In particular radio and television programs are useful for popularization since they reach such wide audiences.

  10. NOVA Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    For many years, WGBH - the PBS member station from Boston - has provided excellent programming and online content on many different topics, and NOVA has been one of their most popular offerings. Now WGBH presents NOVA Labs, a series of interactive online science activities that would be a wonderful addition to secondary science curriculum. Users should create a free login, which will allow them to track and save their progress through the labs. On the main page, users can click on My Progress to see which labs have been completed. The site currently has three labs available: cloud lab, energy lab, and sun lab. Visitors may also check out a list of planned upcoming labs, which include topics like RNA, cybersecurity, and the brain. [AHT

  11. Neonatal transport. Outreach educational program.

    PubMed

    Shenai, J P

    1993-04-01

    Neonatal transport is an integral part of a regionalized system of perinatal health care delivery. An effective outreach educational program promotes early identification of high-risk neonates, consultation, communication, and referral. The education offered in several formats also promotes optimal pretransport and intratransport stabilization of referred neonates. This improved stabilization may favorably influence the overall neonatal outcome. The impact of education in the region can be determined by a systematic review of referral patterns, standard of care during stabilization, and neonatal outcome. An organized outreach educational effort is therefore an essential aspect of any neonatal transport program. PMID:8451082

  12. Mary Lou Ewald Director of Outreach

    E-print Network

    Tam, Tin-Yau

    Olympiad, G.E.A.R.S.E.F., War Eagle BEST, Tennessee Valley BEST, South's BEST Regional Robotics's BEST Robotics compe- titions 2010 COSAM Outreach Staff Jesse Daniel Office Manager/Outreach Program in March 2010] 2 #12;Erin Percival Outreach Program Specialist Former Student, Science Education (Currently

  13. 316 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EDUCATION, VOL. 56, NO. 3, AUGUST 2013 Circuits Kit K12 Outreach: Impact of Circuit

    E-print Network

    Reisslein, Martin

    of the outreach activity and learning of elementary and high school students. In the abstract representation type enjoyment, understanding, and cognitive load were assessed through surveys. Student learning was measured cognitive load ratings than the abstract representation, while there was no difference in student learning

  14. Shenandoah elementary science enrichment program

    SciTech Connect

    Garrett, P. [Shenandoah Elementary School, Middletown, IN (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Shenandoah Elementary School is a rural educational facility located in the farmlands of Indiana. The Elementary Science Enrichment Program was established to create a learning atmosphere that encourages scientific thinking and problem-solving. Its inception was founded on the belief that the concepts and process skills inherent in the teaching of science are critical to the early intellectual development of elementary students. The program was established through speaking engagements at the local and state level which resulted in the necessary support to insure its continuation. All students in grades K-5 meet for weekly science activities in our elementary lab to investigate many exciting curricular areas including planaria regeneration, star life cycles, and acid rain telecommunications. This allows for in-depth exploration of the science process skills which culminate in a variety of products including student portfolios, hands-on assessments, simulations and global data communications. These activities are extended through family science and the modeling of science instructional techniques for classroom educators.

  15. Coquina Elementary students enjoy gift of computers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    Children at Coquina Elementary School, Titusville, Fla., 'practice' using a computer keyboard, part of equipment donated by Kennedy Space Center. Coquina is one of 13 Brevard County schools receiving 81 excess contractor computers thanks to an innovative educational outreach project spearheaded by the Nasa k-12 Education Services Office at ksc. The Astronaut Memorial Foundation, a strategic partner in the effort, and several schools in rural Florida and Georgia also received refurbished computers as part of the year-long project. Ksc employees put in about 3,300 volunteer hours to transform old, excess computers into upgraded, usable units. A total of $90,000 in upgraded computer equipment is being donated.

  16. Coquina Elementary students enjoy gift of computers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    Children at Coquina Elementary School, Titusville, Fla., eagerly tear into the wrapped computer equipment donated by Kennedy Space Center. Coquina is one of 13 Brevard County schools receiving 81 excess contractor computers thanks to an innovative educational outreach project spearheaded by the Nasa k-12 Education Services Office at ksc. The Astronaut Memorial Foundation, a strategic partner in the effort, and several schools in rural Florida and Georgia also received refurbished computers as part of the year- long project. Ksc employees put in about 3,300 volunteer hours to transform old, excess computers into upgraded, usable units. A total of $90,000 in upgraded computer equipment is being donated.

  17. Coquina Elementary students enjoy gift of computers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    Children at Coquina Elementary School, Titusville, Fla., excitedly tear into the wrapped computer equipment donated by Kennedy Space Center. Coquina is one of 13 Brevard County schools receiving 81 excess contractor computers thanks to an innovative educational outreach project spearheaded by the Nasa k-12 Education Services Office at ksc. The Astronaut Memorial Foundation, a strategic partner in the effort, and several schools in rural Florida and Georgia also received refurbished computers as part of the year-long project. Ksc employees put in about 3,300 volunteer hours to transform old, excess computers into upgraded, usable units. A total of $90,000 in upgraded computer equipment is being donated.

  18. Audubon Elementary students enjoy gift of computers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    Children at Audubon Elementary School, Merritt Island, Fla., eagerly unwrap computer equipment donated by Kennedy Space Center. Audubon is one of 13 Brevard County schools receiving 81 excess contractor computers thanks to an innovative educational outreach project spearheaded by the Nasa k-12 Education Services Office at ksc. The Astronaut Memorial Foundation, a strategic partner in the effort, and several schools in rural Florida and Georgia also received refurbished computers as part of the year- long project. Ksc employees put in about 3,300 volunteer hours to transform old, excess computers into upgraded, usable units. A total of $90,000 in upgraded computer equipment is being donated.

  19. Coquina Elementary students enjoy gift of computers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    Children at Coquina Elementary School, Titusville, Fla., look with curiosity at the wrapped computer equipment donated by Kennedy Space Center. Coquina is one of 13 Brevard County schools receiving 81 excess contractor computers thanks to an innovative educational outreach project spearheaded by the Nasa k-12 Education Services Office at ksc. The Astronaut Memorial Foundation, a strategic partner in the effort, and several schools in rural Florida and Georgia also received refurbished computers as part of the year-long project. Ksc employees put in about 3,300 volunteer hours to transform old, excess computers into upgraded, usable units. A total of $90,000 in upgraded computer equipment is being donated.

  20. Expanding Outreach Service to Seniors.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Saunders, Kate

    1992-01-01

    Discussion of library outreach programs to senior citizens highlights the experiences of Driftwood Library (Lincoln City, Oregon) in using multimedia kits by Bi-Folkal that were designed for use in nursing homes, senior care centers, and retirement homes. Library staffing, funding, and planning needs are addressed. (LRW)

  1. Aqua Satellite Mission Educational Outreach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. L. Parkinson; S. M. Graham

    2003-01-01

    An important component of the Aqua mission, launched into space on May 4, 2002 with a suite of six instruments from the U.S., Japan, and Brazil, is the effort to educate the public about the mission and the science topics that it addresses. This educational outreach includes printed products, web casts, other web-based materials, animations, presentations, and a student contest.

  2. Resources for Outreach and Recruitment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johns, Charles E.

    1975-01-01

    On the premise that outreach and recruitment need to be seen as concomitants of quality education, the author suggests that both internal and external benefits can be derived from utilizing the natural constituencies of the institution--faculty, students, and alumni--before turning to private consulting agencies in business to recruit students.…

  3. Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2005-01-01

    Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP), will provide technical assistance to small businesses through the contribution of time and expertise from Space Alliance Partners and support the development and expansion of technology business incubation programs in Florida and New York. A summary of these accomplishments are given.

  4. Hughes Scholars Research & Outreach Fellowships

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Hughes Scholars Research & Outreach Fellowships · Full proposals are due September 19, 2014 interviews · Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by October 3, 2014 The Hughes Scholars program--an undergraduate funding initiative within the Hughes Undergraduate Biology (HUB) Program--supports active research

  5. Creating Effective K-12 Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hopkins, J.

    2011-12-01

    Grant opportunities require investigators to provide 'broader impacts' for their scientific research. For most researchers this involves some kind of educational outreach for the K-12 community. I have been able to participate in many different types of grant funded science teacher professional development programs. The most valuable have been outreach where the research seamlessly integrated with my classroom curriculum and was sustainable with my future classes. To accomplish these types of programs, the investigators needed to research the K-12 community and identify several key aspects of the K-12 environment where their expertise would benefit me and my students. There are a lot of different K-12 learning environments, so researchers need to be sure to match up with the right grade level and administrative environment. You might want to consider non-main stream school settings, such as magnet programs, STEM academies, and distance learning. The goal is to try to make your outreach seem natural and productive. This presentation will illustrate how researchers can create an educational outreach project that will be a win-win situation for everyone involved.

  6. Whitney Lab Outreach--Vision Day JFK High School

    E-print Network

    Whitney, David

    eyes really tired though. Did you have a favorite demo (color blind, faces, depth, color, motion)? I really liked those color perception demos. The one with the cube where complimentary colors such as blue

  7. It's Elementary: Special Topics in Elementary Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crawford, Patricia A., Ed.; Burriss, Kathleen Glascott, Ed.

    As elementary teachers work to educate and meet the needs of the students in their care, their job has become increasingly challenging and demanding. This volume addresses a variety of issues and topics related to elementary education around eight sectional themes relevant to the work of elementary teachers: celebrating diversity, classroom…

  8. SAGE III Educational Outreach and Student's On-Line Atmospheric Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. C. Woods; S. W. Moore; S. C. Walters

    2002-01-01

    Students On-Line Atmospheric Research (SOLAR) is a NASA-sponsored educational outreach program aimed at raising the level of interest in science among elementary, middle, and high school students. SOLAR is supported by, and closely linked to, NASA's Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III). SAGE III, launched on a Russian METEOR 3M spacecraft in December 2001, is a key component

  9. USMES Design Lab Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.

    The Design Lab Manual provides a detailed description of various types of Design Labs used in the USMES program. Chapters cover the USMES Design Lab concept; tone of Design Lab activities; in-class Design Lab; portable Design Lab; the Design Lab room; cost/scrounging; staffing and scheduling a Design Lab; Design Lab training for teachers; Design…

  10. Lab Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into laboratory safety, and covers interacting with the lab environment and a new lab partner. Topics covered include proper dress, housekeeping, safety equipment, mixing, fire safety, and spills. When the module is completed, visitors will be able to demonstrate proper lab safety techniques.

  11. Plant Genome Research Outreach Portal

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Based at the Iowa State University, the mission of the Plant Genome Research Outreach Portal (PGROP) is "to provide a centralized access point for location plant genome research outreach activities, programs and resources." The site contains fact sheets, lesson plans, and other materials for students and educators, including specifically themed resources on crops like maize, rice, sorghum, soybeans, and wheat. On the right-hand side of the page, visitors can use the "New and Noteworthy" area which contains links to genome databases like the Maize Genetics & Genomics database and the helpful "Fast Plants" website. Also, the "Resources Concerning" area includes peer-vetted links organized by topics like bioinformatics, genomics, molecular biology, and DNA. Finally, the site also contains the detailed report of the National Plant Genome Initiative.

  12. Education Outreach Programs - Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Surles-Law, Lisa

    2007-04-01

    Jefferson Lab has a strong record of helping DOE achieve its science education and workforce development goals. The Lab works with the local community to enhance the quality of K-12 STEM education in the public schools. Jefferson Lab serves the nation by providing an educational pipeline for the country's brightest students at the high school and undergraduate levels to help ensure that the next generation of scientists and engineers are capable of solving complex problems. The BEAMS (Becoming Enthusiastic About Math and Science) program, a national-model partnership with Newport News City Public Schools, supports inner-city students as they progress from the 6^th to the 8^th grades. The BEAMS program, unique to Jefferson Lab, has positively influenced math and science standardized test scores for participating schools, closing the scoring gap between traditionally low and average scoring schools. Jefferson Lab's High School Summer Honors Internship Program draws the region's highest achieving high school students. Jefferson Lab scientists transfer essential technical knowledge and enthusiasm for science to these young people at the critical time they begin to make career choices. Undergraduate students interested in STEM fields are selected from a competitive, nationwide pool to work with scientists and engineers on projects related to Jefferson Lab's research program. Each year, the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program prepares fifteen students to pursue STEM careers of benefit to the nation. Jefferson Lab offers its Teacher Academy in Physical Science program to teachers each summer. This four-week program for upper elementary and middle school teachers offers advanced scientific content and teaching methods in math and science. JLab's unique research environment and expertise in science, math, and technology create the basis for extraordinary educational opportunities that are solidly grounded in the Laboratory's scientific programs. These ``pipeline'' education programs are essential for providing a knowledgeable citizenry and the next generation of scientists and engineers critical for the nation's success.

  13. 77 FR 69619 - Draft Recommendations of Joint Outreach Team

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-20

    ...Administration Draft Recommendations of Joint Outreach Team AGENCY: Western Area Power...draft recommendations of Western/DOE Joint Outreach Team...draft recommendations of the Western/DOE Joint Outreach Team (JOT) for review and...

  14. Visualization of geomagnetic field for education and outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hatakeyama, T.

    2010-12-01

    Since April 2007 in the project "MAGE" (Mapping Applications to Geomagnetic Environments) we publish tools for visualization of the geomagnetic field on the web. Now five kinds of the geomagnetic field flucuation (from observations and paleomagnetic results) and geodynamo models are freely downloadable from our website, http://mage-p.org/. Access the webpage, download the KML files and open them from Google Earth, then you can experience changing geomagnetic field lines and observations, inclinations, declination, field strength and others, on the Earth's surface. One of our actions in the project is preparation of the documentations of the geomagnetic field and its fluctuations for education and outreach. Especially in Japan, there are poor treatments in the education during elementary and high schools, and the expository writing of the geomagnetic field and concerned articles are also scarce. Moreover, we provide the movie files and stereoscopic visions for the user experiences of the 3D images.

  15. LSST Education and Public Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jacoby, Suzanne H.; Borne, K. D.; Brissenden, G.; Christian, C. A.; Henden, A. A.; Lintott, C. J.; Olsen, J. K.; Prather, E. E.; Raddick, M. J.; Ratcliffe, D. M.; Spuck, T. S.; Subbarao, M.; Squires, G.; Outreach Advisory Board, LSST

    2011-01-01

    With its open data policy, survey mode of operations and data products with vast potential for discovery, LSST exemplifies the exponential growth of data volumes in astronomy and presents unprecedented opportunities for Education and Public Outreach (EPO). LSST will provide cyberinfrastructure and interfaces enabling users to visualize and interact with data in classrooms, science centers, and individual learning environments. We're building on new media technologies that emphasize collaboration, communication, and personalization with an emphasis on Citizen Science and authentic research experiences. We present plans, prototypes, and results of EPO efforts underway during LSST Design and Development.

  16. Outreach services: issues and challenges.

    PubMed

    Banks, R A; Thiss, R H; Rios, G R; Self, P C

    1997-01-01

    Tompkins-McCaw Library of Virginia Commonwealth University has planned and implemented four one-year outreach service projects during the past two years. These projects were funded by the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region. The projects focus on information access for public health nurses, HIV/AIDS information access, and circuit librarian services in rural Southern Virginia. This article documents issues and challenges which have been identified from these projects and suggests ways to resolve them. PMID:10173587

  17. The Hidden Costs of Wireless Computer Labs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Daly, Una

    2005-01-01

    Various elementary schools and middle schools across the U.S. have purchased one or more mobile laboratories. Although the wireless labs have provided more classroom computing, teachers and technology aides still have mixed views about their cost-benefit ratio. This is because the proliferation of viruses and spyware has dramatically increased…

  18. The Outreach & Engagement Measurement Instrument (OEMI)

    E-print Network

    ­ Extension Reporting System · New unit-based instructional outreach data collection · Faculty committee Outreach and Engagement fitzger9@msu.edu Florida Atlantic University July 26, 2007 #12;· Data collection collection at MSU ­ Three years of data · 1,885 non-duplicative respondents ­ Beta test of a scaleable online

  19. MPEPU RURAL YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT (MRYE) OUTREACH INITIATIVE

    E-print Network

    MPEPU RURAL YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT (MRYE) OUTREACH INITIATIVE The MRYE outreach initiative, under engineering students at the University of Pretoria, all of whom came from disadvantaged rural backgrounds in the rural areas. We are pleased to report that students from other Faculties, including the Science

  20. Progress Report on CSU Outreach Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.

    The California State University's statewide outreach programs to improve student preparation and access are described. An introductory section explains the origins and evolution of the outreach program since 1985, when a report on underrepresentation of Hispanic students prompted expanded recruitment effort. The state university's systemwide…

  1. The York College observatory outreach program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Paglione; M. Spergel

    2002-01-01

    The primary mission of the York College Observatory Outreach Program is to im- prove minority participation in space science and space science education. We aim to achieve this goal by developing an urban observatory in central Queens: the York Col- lege Observatory (YCO). We concentrate our efforts in three main areas: academics, outreach and research. Academically, we utilize astronomy?s popular

  2. Density Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Interactive lab, provided by New York University, illustrating the density of ice in water. Contains interactive java scripts, images, and questions that test students knowledge as students move through the exercise.

  3. Computer Lab

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    USGS geologists Peter Triezenberg and William Danforth sit with WHOI/LDEO Computer Technician Tom Bolmer in the Healy computer lab. This was during a scientific expedition to map the Arctic seafloor....

  4. Elementary Mathematics Leaders

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fennell, Francis; Kobett, Beth McCord; Wray, Jonathan A.

    2013-01-01

    Elementary school mathematics leaders often come to the realization that their position, however titled and determined, although dedicated to addressing needs in math teaching and learning, also entails and directly involves leadership. Elementary school math specialists/instructional leaders (referenced here as elementary mathematics leaders, or…

  5. Elementary Science Literature Review

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gustafson, Brenda; MacDonald, Dougal; d'Entremont, Yvette

    2007-01-01

    This report presents a literature review of elementary science and design technology education research. The review is intended to provide direction to the elementary science working groups charged with the responsibility to revise the "Alberta Elementary Science Program" (1996) by reflecting current ideas reported in research literature. The…

  6. Educational Outreach at MIT PSFC

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rivenberg, P.; Thomas, P.; Censabella, V.

    2001-10-01

    At the MIT PSFC student and staff volunteers work together to increase the public's knowledge of fusion and plasma-related experiments. Seeking to generate excitement about science and engineering, the PSFC hosts a number of outreach activities throughout the year, including Middle and High School Outreach Days. Key to the success of these tours is the interactive ``C-Mod, Jr.," which helps students understand magnetic confinement in MIT's Alcator C-Mod tokamak. The PSFC also has an in-school science demonstration program on the theme of magnetism. As ``Mr. Magnet" Technical Supervisor Paul Thomas brings a truck-load of hands-on demonstrations to K-12 schools, challenging students to help him with experiments. While teaching fundamentals of magnetism and electricity he shows that science is fun for all, and that any student can have a career in science. This year he reached 77 schools -- 30,000 teachers and students. We have also collaborated with the MIT Museum to create an interactive plasma demonstration device which students and the general public can use to create plasmas from different gasses. Pinch and deflection magnets are moveable along the axis of the display, allowing investigation of the magnetic behavior of plasmas.

  7. Virtual Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Over the past few years, the Howard Hughes Medical Instituteâ??s Biointeractive website has garnered critical acclaim from a number of international organizations that evaluate various multimedia products that educate Internet users about science and technology. Most recently, their Virtual Labs area on the site has been well-received, and they are visually entrancing and easy to use. Currently, the site contains six full virtual labs, and they include those that allow students to learn how to identify various bacteria and another one that casts participants as a young intern who is learning how to identify heritable diseases of the heart. Each virtual lab contains resources for instructors, along with an interactive quiz.

  8. Outreach training: the special interest group's report.

    PubMed

    Smith, M; Ash, P; Gilmour, A S M; Austin, T; Robinson, P G

    2011-05-01

    Following three sessions at ADEE Annual Meetings, the special interest group on outreach training presents a brief report of its proceedings. Outreach, here, is clinical teaching away from the home dental school. After covering the diversity and benefits of programmes, the report considers different models and the relationship between contexts and outcomes. It concludes that: outreach provides access to additional resources; programmes prepare students for the demands of the profession; a programme's design should harmonise with both its context and its objectives; and, the educational benefits warrant the additional organisation involved. PMID:21492343

  9. The Physics Van Outreach Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    The Physics Van Outreach Program is a part of the University of Illinois Physics Department, whose Web site contains some good learning tools for kids. The question database is an accumulation of over 1000 physics related questions from kids and their corresponding answers. Visitors can browse the questions by date of entry or by subject, and can even search by keyword. The major subjects covered include air; electricity and magnets; light and sound; forces; solids, liquids, and gases; and space. Each one then contains many subcategories, which contain the links to the questions asked and their answers. This site is a great place for kids to learn about the interesting everyday physics they encounter in an easy-to-read and slow modem speed "friendly" environment.

  10. BioTrek: Biotechnology Outreach

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center

    BioTrek is the science outreach program of the Biotechnology Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconcin Extension. Biotrek is dedicated to bioscience education, with emphasis on the State of Wisconsin. The organization's web site features teaching tools (activities, videos, posters, and other items) for educators in biological topics such as DNA, food science, and biotechnology. There is also information on BioTrek's traveling events, such as Exploration Stations (hands-on exhibits for the public), and Science Exploration Days (hands-on activities held in schools). Other materials include information on workshops and tours, the "WisconsIngenuity" page of special-interest stories about invention, innovation, and enterprise, and a set of links to related web sites.

  11. BioTrek: Biotechnology Outreach

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center

    BioTrek is the science outreach program of the Biotechnology Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin Extension. Biotrek is dedicated to bioscience education, with emphasis on the State of Wisconsin. The organization's web site features teaching tools (activities, videos, posters, and other items) for educators in biological topics such as DNA, food science, and biotechnology. There is also information on BioTrek's traveling events, such as Exploration Stations (hands-on exhibits for the public), and Science Exploration Days (hands-on activities held in schools). Other materials include information on workshops and tours, the "WisconsIngenuity" page of special-interest stories about invention, innovation, and enterprise, and a set of links to related web sites.

  12. Making Stuff Outreach at the Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University

    SciTech Connect

    Ament, Katherine; Karsjen, Steven; Leshem-Ackerman, Adah; King, Alexander

    2011-04-01

    The U. S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa was a coalition partner for outreach activities connected with NOVA's Making Stuff television series on PBS. Volunteers affiliated with the Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, with backgrounds in materials science, took part in activities including a science-themed Family Night at a local mall, Science Cafes at the Science Center of Iowa, teacher workshops, demonstrations at science nights in elementary and middle schools, and various other events. We describe a selection of the activities and present a summary of their outcomes and extent of their impact on Ames, Des Moines and the surrounding communities in Iowa. In Part 2, results of a volunteer attitude survey are presented, which shed some light on the volunteer experience and show how the volunteers participation in outreach activities has affected their views of materials education.

  13. AC 2007-2139: GIFTED STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF ENGINEERS ? A STUDY OF STUDENTS IN A SUMMER OUTREACH PROGRAM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Euridice Oware; Brenda Capobianco

    2007-01-01

    Abstract The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University holds several summer outreach classes for gifted elementary and secondary school students. The program,gives students access to challenging science, mathematics, computer, and humanities classes. The purpose of this study is to investigate 3rd and 4th grade GERI students’ perceptions of engineers for students enrolled in various Summer,2006 classes. This qualitative

  14. Virtual Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    These virtual labs from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute allow students to experience laboratory procedures as if they were a professional scientist. Students can isolate and analyze bacterial DNA sequences, examine cardiac patients, dissect a leech, or diagnose diseases by detecting the presence of antibodies. These virtual labs include animated steps that must be performed, along with textual instructions and explanations so that students understand not only what they are doing, but also why they are doing it. This is an extensive Web site that offers a lot to learn, and a chance to have fun in the process.

  15. Butterfly Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site comes from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, located in Chicago, Illinois. Designed for students in grades 7-12, Butterfly Lab offers online activities and materials covering butterfly anatomy, life cycle, behavior, and related topics. Detailed information is accompanied by colorful diagrams and photographs. Butterfly Lab also offers three offline activities involving butterfly anatomy, movement, identification, handling, and more. Students may submit their offline creations to be posted on the Web site. An audio feature allows users to listen to the Museum's director of biology discuss butterfly biology. The site includes a guide for teachers and a FAQ page.

  16. NASA New England Outreach Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    The NASA New England Outreach Center in Nashua, New Hampshire was established to serve as a catalyst for heightening regional business awareness of NASA procurement, technology and commercialization opportunities. Emphasis is placed on small business participation, with the highest priority given to small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned businesses, HUBZone businesses, service disabled veteran owned businesses, and historically black colleges and universities and minority institutions. The Center assists firms and organizations to understand NASA requirements and to develop strategies to capture NASA related procurement and technology opportunities. The establishment of the NASA Outreach Center serves to stimulate business in a historically underserved area. NASA direct business awards have traditionally been highly present in the West, Midwest, South, and Southeast areas of the United States. The Center guides and assists businesses and organizations in the northeast to target opportunities within NASA and its prime contractors and capture business and technology opportunities. The Center employs an array of technology access, one-on-one meetings, seminars, site visits, and targeted conferences to acquaint Northeast firms and organizations with representatives from NASA and its prime contractors to learn about and discuss opportunities to do business and access the inventory of NASA technology. This stimulus of interaction also provides firms and organizations the opportunity to propose the use of their developed technology and ideas for current and future requirements at NASA. The Center provides a complement to the NASA Northeast Regional Technology Transfer Center in developing prospects for commercialization of NASA technology. In addition, the Center responds to local requests for assistance and NASA material and documents, and is available to address immediate concerns and needs in assessing opportunities, timely support to interact with NASA Centers on a local level, and develop easy access to information. The Center acts in the manner of a "NASA Center or Field Office" with direction from NASA Headquarters, Code K.

  17. Cambridge Elementary students enjoy gift of computers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    Children at Cambridge Elementary School, Cocoa, Fla., eagerly unwrap computer equipment donated by Kennedy Space Center. Cambridge is one of 13 Brevard County schools receiving 81 excess contractor computers thanks to an innovative educational outreach project spearheaded by the Nasa k-12 Education Services Office at ksc. Behind the children is Jim Thurston, a school volunteer and retired employee of USBI, who shared in the project. The Astronaut Memorial Foundation, a strategic partner in the effort, and several schools in rural Florida and Georgia also received refurbished computers as part of the year-long project. Ksc employees put in about 3,300 volunteer hours to transform old, excess computers into upgraded, usable units. A total of $90,000 in upgraded computer equipment is being donated.

  18. 24 CFR 582.325 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.325 Outreach activities. Recipients must use their best efforts to...

  19. 24 CFR 582.325 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.325 Outreach activities. Recipients must use their best efforts to...

  20. 24 CFR 582.325 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.325 Outreach activities. Recipients must use their best efforts to...

  1. 24 CFR 582.325 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.325 Outreach activities. Recipients must use their best efforts to...

  2. 24 CFR 582.325 - Outreach activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.325 Outreach activities. Recipients must use their best efforts to...

  3. 32 CFR 211.12 - Public Outreach.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...MISCELLANEOUS MISSION COMPATIBILITY EVALUATION PROCESS Communications and Outreach...Lists the applications and requests for informal review the DoD is currently considering...participating in the Mission Compatibility Evaluation...

  4. 32 CFR 211.12 - Public Outreach.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...MISCELLANEOUS MISSION COMPATIBILITY EVALUATION PROCESS Communications and Outreach...Lists the applications and requests for informal review the DoD is currently considering...participating in the Mission Compatibility Evaluation...

  5. 2011 COSAM Outreach Staff Mary Lou Ewald

    E-print Network

    Tam, Tin-Yau

    financial records and information for Outreach Office · Coordinates AU Explore Science EXPO · Coordinates Program Assistant Student, Biological Sciences Primary Responsibilities: · Science Matters, summer Katy Prince Special Programs Assistant Graduate Student, Biological Sciences Primary Responsibilities

  6. Mississippi Valley State University educational outreach

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2009-01-01

    Pat Gaspard, a visitor relations specialist with NASA's StenniSphere visitor center, speaks to Mississippi Valley State University students. Gaspard spoke July 15 during Stennis Space Center's three-day educational outreach program at the college.

  7. 12 CFR 517.5 - Outreach.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    (b) Outreach activities include the identification and registration of minority-, women-owned (small and large) businesses and entities owned by individuals with disabilities who can provide goods and services utilized by the...

  8. 33 CFR 385.18 - Public outreach.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...RESTORATION PLAN CERP Implementation Processes § 385.18 Public outreach...the public throughout the implementation process for the Plan in order to...decisions throughout the implementation process for the Plan....

  9. 42 CFR 457.90 - Outreach.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Introduction; State Plans for Child Health Insurance Programs and Outreach...children likely to be eligible for child health assistance under the plan or under...including opportunities to apply for child health assistance under the plan...

  10. 42 CFR 457.90 - Outreach.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Introduction; State Plans for Child Health Insurance Programs and Outreach...children likely to be eligible for child health assistance under the plan or under...including opportunities to apply for child health assistance under the plan...

  11. 42 CFR 457.90 - Outreach.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Introduction; State Plans for Child Health Insurance Programs and Outreach...children likely to be eligible for child health assistance under the plan or under...including opportunities to apply for child health assistance under the plan...

  12. Elementary School Projects.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Learning By Design, 2001

    2001-01-01

    Highlights elementary school construction projects that have won the Learning By Design Awards for 2001. Projects covered involve new school construction; and renovation, additions, and restoration. (GR)

  13. BIOLOGY 251 MICROBIOLOGY LAB SYLLABUS

    E-print Network

    Ahmad, Sajjad

    for each exercise at the end of the lab exercise in the lab manual. Complete each lab report after your lab Assessment : Lab Exam I - 120 points Lab Reports - 120 points Lab Exam II- 120 points Unknown Lab Report/False · There will be no study guides given and the exams will cover material ONLY from lab (TA pre-lab lecture, material covered

  14. Evaluation of “The Space Place,” a NASA Integrated, Multi-mission Education and Public Outreach Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fisher, Diane K.; Leon, N. J.

    2006-12-01

    The Space Place is an integrated NASA education and public outreach program, so far representing over 40 different NASA missions. It combines Web-based, printed, and externally published media to reach underserved audiences across the nation. Its primary mission is to develop and provide a highly desirable suite of attractive and educational products designed to appeal to and immerse the general public in space exploration. Its primary target audience is elementary school age kids. The program has developed an extensive network of partnerships with museums and libraries in rural areas, English and Spanish language newspapers, astronomy societies, rocketry clubs, and national youth organizations. Materials are distributed monthly through all these channels. Originally a New Millennium Program (NMP) outreach effort only, it is open to all NASA missions. NMP (a NASA-level program managed out of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory) continues to provide the base of support to build and maintain the outreach program’s infrastructure. Obtaining independent evaluation and reporting of the effectiveness of the program is one of NASA’s requirements for education and public outreach efforts. The Program Evaluation and Research Group (PERG) at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, was retained to perform this service for The Space Place. PERG is also evaluating education and public outreach programs for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. PERG recently delivered a report evaluating The Space Place program. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, PERG surveyed representative samples of Space Place partner museums, astronomy clubs, and newspapers. The survey included questions about all the products the program provides. The report concludes that The Space Place fills a niche by serving small institutions, giving them a personal alliance with NASA that they would otherwise not have. By providing free, quality materials, The Space Place program provides these under-served populations access to space and science as only NASA can.

  15. The Yohkoh Public Outreach Project: A Space Science Resource for Formal and Informal Education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lemen, J. R.; Alexander, D.; Metcalf, T. R.; Freeland, S. L.; Acton, L. W.; Larson, M.; McKenzie, D.; Slater, T.

    2001-12-01

    The Yohkoh Public Outreach Project (YPOP) is a NASA-funded web site maintained by scientists and educators at Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab. and Montana State University. YPOP includes a range of activities for youngsters, parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the Sun. YPOP utilizes a number of approaches to the dissemination of solar data which incorporates elements of both formaleducation, via a number of lesson plans and classroom activities, and informal education, via access to the latest solar images, a solar tour, and updated movies. This combination has proved extremely effective in providing quality access to scientific data for a broad audience with a wide range of interests. The Yohkoh Public Outreach Project can be found at http://www.LMSAL.com/YPOP.

  16. Jefferson Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or the Jefferson Lab, is funded in part by the Department of Energy and was "built to probe the nucleus of the atom to learn more about the quark structure of matter." Of special interest to researchers will be the extensive experiments section with experiments organized by hall, by status in terms of approval and completion, by proposals, and by physics category. Descriptions of individual experiments include summaries (.ps), participating institutions, experiment titles, and a letter grade rating. The publications section of the site contains a catalog with online publications (.pdf) organized by year, and a complete searchable bibliographic list with downloadable technical documents organized by year. Also, for educators, the Science Education at Jefferson Lab Page ( http://www.jlab.org/services/pced/?students/teachers) lists internships, special events, and classroom resources including a tour of the atom, a periodic table of elements, and an element flashcard game.

  17. Outside Learning: It's Elementary

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mary E. Outlaw

    2001-10-01

    Through a partnership with elementary teachers at Main Elementary School in Rome, Georgia, 42 children (one third-grade class and one fourth-grade class) learned how to use newspapers to rebuild slopes on their schoolgrounds that had been eroded by runoff

  18. Inverses and Elementary Matrices

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Smith, David

    Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to explore the properties of inverse matrices. Our principal tool for this exploration is the expression of elementary row operations as left multiplications by elementary matrices. This is part of a larger collection of learning modules hosted by Duke University.

  19. GUIDANCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    PRUETT, ROLLA F.; SHERTZER, BRUCE

    STUDENTS EXPOSED TO GUIDANCE ARE LESS LIKELY TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL, BETTER OFF ACADEMICALLY, AND MORE LIKELY TO ADJUST WELL TO SCHOOL. THE PURPOSE OF THIS BULLETIN IS TO SERVE AS AN AID TO THE COUNSELOR AND THE TEACHER ATTEMPTING TO STRENGTHEN THE GUIDANCE SERVICES OFFERED IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SUGGESTIONS FOR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM ARE…

  20. Chromatography Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-18

    To increase students' awareness of possible invisible pollutants in drinking water sources, students perform an exciting lab requiring them to think about how solutions and mixtures exist even in unsuspecting places such as ink. They use alcohol and chromatography paper to separate the components of black and colored marker ink. Students witness first-hand how components of a solution can be separated, even when those individual components are not visible in solution.

  1. Earth Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Earth Lab is a database of fossils, minerals and rocks from the UK. A photograph is displayed for each specimen selected, as well as the scientific name, location and properties or age of the specimen. The fossils can be searched by area, age, and group; minerals by area, element, group, and property; and rocks by area, geological age, and type of rock. A series of questions allows users to identify their own specimens.

  2. IBEX Education and Public Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bartolone, L. M.; Carney, K.; Cohen, S. B.; Erickson, J.; Gutbezahl, J.; Knappenberger, P. H.; McComas, D. J.

    2009-08-01

    The IBEX mission includes a comprehensive Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) program that develops programs and products in exciting themes from astronomy and space physics. With the active involvement of the Principal Investigator and several science team partners, it is overseen and implemented by the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. The program includes an internationally distributed planetarium show with accompanying informal education materials that are also accessible to individuals with special needs; a national Space Science Core Curriculum for grades 6-8 in collaboration with other NASA missions; a professional development program for teachers; and workshops that engage Hispanic and Native American students. Materials are made available for download or for order via the IBEX website: http://www.ibex.swri.edu/ . Our program is developed, implemented and monitored for effectiveness by organizations with proven capabilities and experience in their respective areas of E/PO. This paper describes these program elements in detail and includes the rationale and design process for this E/PO program.

  3. ARES Education and Public Outreach

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Allen, Jaclyn; Galindo, Charles; Graff, Paige; Willis, Kim

    2014-01-01

    The ARES Directorate education team is charged with translating the work of ARES scientists into content that can be used in formal and informal K-12 education settings and assisting with public outreach. This is accomplished through local efforts and national partnerships. Local efforts include partnerships with universities, school districts, museums, and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) to share the content and excitement of space science research. Sharing astromaterials and exploration science with the public is an essential part of the Directorate's work. As a small enclave of physical scientists at a NASA Center that otherwise emphasizes human space operations and engineering, the ARES staff is frequently called upon by the JSC Public Affairs and Education offices to provide presentations and interviews. Scientists and staff actively volunteer with the JSC Speaker's Bureau, Digital Learning Network, and National Engineers Week programs as well as at Space Center Houston activities and events. The education team also participates in many JSC educator and student workshops, including the Pre-Service Teacher Institute and the Texas Aerospace Scholars program, with workshop presentations, speakers, and printed materials.

  4. Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Education Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From the highly regarded Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this online Educator's Guide offers "activity ideas and support materials to learn about birds and conduct inquiry-based research." The Guide contains 10 introductory activities that encourage students to become a species specialist, go on a bird walk, set up a bird feeder, color in a downloadable Bird Coloring Book, and more. The website also offers ideas for student research with concise sections addressing the scientific method, suggested research questions, research project design, data analysis, and writing a scientific paper. In addition, the Guide provides information about innovative Citizen Science Projects; a helpful collection of bird-related resources and activity ideas for teachers; educational outreach ideas; and information about a Home Study Course in Bird Biology from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

  5. Scholarship-Focused Outreach and Engagement Public Scholarship, Civic Engagement,

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    Scholarship-Focused Outreach and Engagement Public Scholarship, Civic Engagement, and Campus experience · Enrich community, economic, and family life · Expand international reach · Increase research opportunities · Strengthen stewardship President Lou Anna K. Simon Outreach and Engagement are Embedded in MSU

  6. Connecting Knowledge to Serve Society Scholarship Focused Outreach and Engagement

    E-print Network

    Connecting Knowledge to Serve Society Scholarship Focused Outreach and Engagement Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D. Associate Provost University Outreach and Engagement United Association Instructor Training Program August 18, 2006 #12;America's Future · Education: The key to individual, family, corporate

  7. 25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false What is agriculture education outreach? 166.904 ...LAND AND WATER GRAZING PERMITS Agriculture Education, Education Assistance...and Training § 166.904 What is agriculture education outreach? (a) We...

  8. 25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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  9. 25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  10. 25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

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  11. 25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

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  12. Presentation of the IAU National Outreach Contact

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Montesinos, B.; Belmonte, J. A.

    2015-05-01

    The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has created the Office of for Astronomy Outreach (IAU-OAO). Its mission is to promote and coordinate the activities of astronomy outreach worldwide. For this purpose, the IAU-OAO has established a network of partners based on what was established to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). The nodes of this new network (IAU National Outreach Contacts, IAU-NOC) act as National Contact Points (NCPs) statewide and their mission is to contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the IAU-OAO. The commitment of the NOC is a three-year renewal charge. The replacement or the renewal will occur during the celebration of the relevant General Assembly of the IAU. In the case of Spain, the Comisión Nacional de Astronomía (CNA) decided to appoint a Vice-NOC and NOC and the relay will occur during the next IAU General Assembly to be held in Honolulu in August 2015.

  13. Elementary Science Notes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    School Science Review, 1972

    1972-01-01

    Six new experiments are described for use in elementary school classrooms. Phenomena explored include friction, mass of air, kinetic energy, air condensers, and hot-air balloons. Instructions are explicit. (PS)

  14. Science for Elementary Educators

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    Holly Lawson

    2004-03-01

    Science for Elementary Educators is a multidisciplinary, interactive learning course developed for the science instruction of childhood education majors. The course described here is a model for science education reform that requires relatively few resour

  15. International Skeletal Society outreach in Argentina.

    PubMed

    Rossi, Ignacio; Bencardino, Jenny T; Rosenberg, Zehava S; Steinbach, Lynne

    2014-04-01

    From June 28th to 29th, 2013, the Argentinian ISS Outreach Program took place in collaboration with the Centro de Diagnóstico Dr. Enrique Rossi in the city of Buenos Aires. A total of 690 participants attended. In the following report, we analyze the actual radiologic situation in this South American country. Outreach programs in a country such as Argentina are extremely valuable, as they provide a great opportunity for physicians that cannot travel overseas an attend international meetings such as RSNA, International Skeletal Society, or ARRS. PMID:24449399

  16. Outreach facilities within a research center

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zambon, V.; Thériault, G.; Poulin-Girard, A.-S.

    2012-10-01

    Worldwide, volunteers from student associations and non-profit organizations carry out outreach activities with high school students in their classrooms. Most of the time, these activities highlight optical phenomena but do not provide information about the reality of researchers in companies and universities. To address this issue, Université Laval's OSA and SPIE student chapters set up a demonstration laboratory dedicated to outreach, located in a research center. In this paper, we list the advantages of this type of facility as well as the steps leading to the creation of the laboratory, and we give an overview of the demonstration laboratory.

  17. Outreach and Education on Photovoltaic Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lewis, Deanna; Brooks, Adria; Lonij, Vincent; Cronin, Alex

    2011-10-01

    Our photovoltaic (PV) outreach and education project is designed to promote understanding of PV technology through tours of PV facilities, experiential education, public lectures, and volunteer opportunities. In collaboration with Tucson Electric Power we give tours of an outdoor solar test yard. We organized Girl Scout camps thematic to solar power education, taught grade-school teachers about solar power curricula, started a non-profit organization for volunteer PV system installers, and served as mentors for the Tucson public schools' solar go-cart program. Examples of these outreach activities will be described.

  18. Watershed Outreach Professionals' Behavior Change Practices, Challenges, and Needs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kelly, Meghan; Little, Samuel; Phelps, Kaitlin; Roble, Carrie; Zint, Michaela

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated the practices, challenges, and needs of Chesapeake Bay watershed outreach professionals, as related to behavior change strategies and best outreach practices. Data were collected through a questionnaire e-mailed to applicants to the Chesapeake Bay Trust's environmental outreach grant program (n = 108, r = 56%). Almost all…

  19. Graduate Students Unite! Building an Outreach Program From Scratch

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. Reif; A. Labonte

    2005-01-01

    In the spring of 2000, a group of graduate students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) gathered and declared the need to facilitate participation in science education outreach. The result was the formation of the Scripps Community Outreach Program for Education (SCOPE, http:\\/\\/sioscope.ucsd.edu). SCOPE has been connecting SIO graduate students, faculty, and staff with existing outreach programs in the San

  20. University of British Columbia Physics & Astronomy Outreach Program

    E-print Network

    Karczmarek, Joanna

    parking to Hebb Theatre) Hebb theatre has limited capacity (375 people), so come early! For more information including how to get to the Faraday Show, visit: http://outreach.phas.ubc.ca/faraday/ or contact us at outreach@phas.ubc.ca We will see you here! Contact Us - Physics & Astronomy Outreach Program

  1. HHMI: Virtual Neurophysiology Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

    2012-12-01

    This Virtual Lab provides students the opportunity to explore the electrical activity of individual neurons by virtually stimulating the skin of a leech. A lab notebook, equipment list, atlas of cells and recordings is provided to simulate a lab activity.

  2. A Multi-Year Study of the Impact of the Rice Model Teacher Professional Development on Elementary Science Teachers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diaconu, Dana Viorica; Radigan, Judy; Suskavcevic, Milijana; Nichol, Carolyn

    2012-01-01

    A teacher professional development program for in-service elementary school science teachers, the Rice Elementary Model Science Lab (REMSL), was developed for urban school districts serving predominately high-poverty, high-minority students. Teachers with diverse skills and science capacities came together in Professional Learning Communities, one…

  3. Decisions Shape a Lab (Lab Notes).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Porter, Bernajean

    1992-01-01

    Offers questions to guide both initial and ongoing development of a computer writing lab. Discusses ways mobile workstations (consisting of a computer, printer, overhead, and a LCD projection unit) will extend the writing lab. (SR)

  4. LabWrite: Improving Lab Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    LabWrite is a tool for instructing students in organizing and preparing proper lab reports. The tool is organized into four sections: PreLab, where students answer a series of questions to prepare an introduction; InLab, a laboratory notebook for taking notes on lab procedures and recording data and observations; PostLab, a guide for writing the report; and LabCheck, a guide and checklist for checking over and revising a lab report before submitting it. Each section operates in a choice of modes: self-guiding, hardcopy handouts, or interactive tutoring. There is also a set of additional resources for constructing graphs, writing, documenting sources, writing proposals, and others. A version for younger students is also included.

  5. The Lowell Observatory Navajo-Hopi Astronomy Outreach Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Herrmann, K. A.; Hunter, D. A.; Bosh, A. S.; Johnson, M.; Schindler, K.

    2012-08-01

    We present an overview of the Lowell Observatory Navajo-Hopi Astronomy Outreach Program, which is modeled after the ASP's Project ASTRO (Richter & Fraknoi 1994). Since 1996, our missions have been (1) to use the inherent excitement about the night sky to help teachers get Navajo and Hopi students excited about science and education, and (2) to help teachers of Navajo and Hopi students learn about astronomy and hands-on activities so that they will be better able to incorporate astronomy in their classrooms. Lowell astronomers pair up for a school year with an elementary or middle school (5th-8th grade) teacher and make numerous visits to their teachers' classes, partnering with the educators in leading discussions linked with hands-on activities. Lowell staff also work with educators and amateur astronomers to offer evening star parties that involve the family members of the students as well as the general community. Toward the end of the school year, teachers bring their classes to Lowell Observatory. The classes spend some time exploring the Steele Visitor Center and participating in tours and programs. They also voyage to Lowell's research facility in the evening to observe at two of Lowell's research telescopes. Furthermore, we offer biennial teacher workshops in Flagstaff to provide teachers with tools, curricula materials, and personalized training so that they are able to include astronomy in their classrooms. We also work with tribal educators to incorporate traditional astronomical knowledge. Funding for the program comes from many different sources.

  6. Outreach Education Modules on Space Sciences in Taiwan

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lee, I.-Te; Tiger Liu, Jann-Yeng; Chen, Chao-Yen

    2013-04-01

    The Ionospheric Radio Science Laboratory (IRSL) at Institute of Space Science, National Central University in Taiwan has been conducting a program for public outreach educations on space science by giving lectures, organizing camps, touring exhibits, and experiencing hand-on experiments to elementary school, high school, and college students as well as general public since 1991. The program began with a topic of traveling/living in space, and was followed by space environment, space mission, and space weather monitoring, etc. and a series of course module and experiment (i.e. experiencing activity) module was carried out. For past decadal, the course modules have been developed to cover the space environment of the Sun, interplanetary space, and geospace, as well as the space technology of the rocket, satellite, space shuttle (plane), space station, living in space, observing the Earth from space, and weather observation. Each course module highlights the current status and latest new finding as well as discusses 1-3 key/core issues/concepts and equip with 2-3 activity/experiment modules to make students more easily to understand the topics/issues. Meanwhile, scientific camps are given to lead students a better understanding and interesting on space science. Currently, a visualized image projecting system, Dagik Earth, is developed to demonstrate the scientific results on a sphere together with the course modules. This system will dramatically improve the educational skill and increase interests of participators.

  7. Science Outreach for the Thousands: Coe College's Playground of Science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Watson, D. E.; Franke, M.; Affatigato, M.; Feller, S.

    2011-12-01

    Coe College is a private liberal arts college nestled in the northeast quadrant of Cedar Rapids, IA. Coe takes pride in the outreach it does in the local community. The sciences at Coe find enjoyment in educating the children and families of this community through a diverse set of venues; from performing science demonstrations for children at Cedar Rapids' Fourth of July Freedom Festival to hosting summer forums and talks to invigorate the minds of its more mature audiences. Among these events, the signature event of the year is the Coe Playground of Science. On the last Thursday of October, before Halloween, the science departments at Coe invite nearly two thousand children from pre elementary to high school ages, along with their parents to participate in a night filled with science demos, haunted halls, and trick-or-treating for more than just candy. The demonstrations are performed by professors and students alike from a raft of cooperative departments including physics, chemistry, biology, math, computer science, nursing, ROTC, and psychology. This event greatly strengthens the relationships between institution members and community members. The sciences at Coe understand the importance of imparting the thrill and hunger for exploration and discovery into the future generations. More importantly they recognize that this cannot start and end at the collegiate level, but the American public must be reached at younger ages and continue to be encouraged beyond the college experience. The Playground of Science unites these two groups under the common goal of elevating scientific interest in the American people.

  8. Paleotempestology Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kira Lawrence

    This introductory lab introduces students to stratigraphic correlation and the dating of geologic materials. Students analyze sediment cores derived from coastal marshes that preserve a record of past hurricane activity. The task is for students to assess the past frequency and intensity of hurricane activity in the region from which the cores were derived. In teams, students log the sedimentological variations in the cores. Then each individual student builds stratigraphic columns for each core. Based on their stratigraphic columns, students try to preliminarily correlate hurricane events between the cores. In small teams, they then collectively decide to "purchase" absolute dates using a fixed budget to test their preliminary correlations and arrive at an overall interpretation of the hurricane activity in the region.

  9. Visgraf Lab IMPA Visgraf Lab IMPA

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    Evolution of Imaging Technology in Computer Graphics in Computer Graphics Jonas Gomes Jonas Gomes Visgraf . . Direct problem Direct problem . . Known as Computer Graphics Known as Computer Graphics . . Graphical Visualization #12; 5 Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA What is Computer Graphics? What

  10. Education and Outreach in Particle Physics

    E-print Network

    R. Michael Barnett

    2011-09-30

    There are many varied programs of education and outreach in particle physics. This report for the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society 2001 meeting reviews the impact of these programs in general, and also gives several examples of ongoing programs with a primary focus on those in the US.

  11. Activities in GPM Education and Public Outreach

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kirschbaum, Dalia

    2011-01-01

    This presentation will discuss the diverse and exciting activities planned for the GPM mission. I will present of our Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) strategy and will then outline our plans for some of the unique initiatives we are developing through this effort.

  12. Safety Research and Outreach IN THIS ISSUE

    E-print Network

    Safety Research and Outreach IN THIS ISSUE Traffic Safety Conference scheduled June 4­6 on San on driving dangers CTS program manager picked for Leadership Texas Traffic Safety Conference scheduled June 4 makers, traffic safety practitioners, law enforcement, traffic engineers, public health officials

  13. Science Days: An Interdisciplinary Outreach Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flynn, Nick

    2005-01-01

    "Science days" is a project to encourage school students interest at an early age and to ensure that students experience the benefit out of this opportunity. It is found that majority of outreach program focused on chemistry alone as an important science subject, and young students interest in general, and it stated that science should be fostered…

  14. MPEPU RURAL YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT (MRYE) OUTREACH INITIATIVE

    E-print Network

    MPEPU RURAL YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT (MRYE) OUTREACH INITIATIVE Two of the five "hurdles" which the DST students at the University of Pretoria, all of whom came from disadvantaged rural backgrounds and were aware of the problems of poverty, poor education and deprivation facing these learners in the rural

  15. 1Outreach review `the inside story' on

    E-print Network

    Birmingham, University of

    1Outreach review @UoB 6 `the inside story' on studying medicine 2 Lloyds Scholars 4 AEP and A2B put together a new film for prospective medicine applicants, which is available to view.birmingham.ac.uk/routes. Find out more about life as a medical student inside this edition of our review from Liam, who joined

  16. Area Health Education Center (AHEC) outreach librarian

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Diana McDuffee

    2004-01-01

    Area Health Education Center (AHEC) librarians are first, and foremost, outreach librarians. Improving health care and the distribution of health-care professionals in rural and under-served areas is the origin of the AHEC program. AHEC librarians play an important role in clinical education and patient care. Their role has characteristics of both academic medical center and hospital librarians. Their primary clientele

  17. RESEARCH & OUTREACH CENTER AT UMORE PARK

    E-print Network

    Weiblen, George D

    ROSEMOUNT RESEARCH & OUTREACH CENTER AT UMORE PARK UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ROSEMOUNT ROC OFFICE ROCK TRAIL TRAILHEAD ROSEMOUNT ROC AT UMORE PARK ROSEMOUNT ROC AT UMORE PARK ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE AND CONFERENCE CENTER 1605 160TH ST. WEST - ROSEMOUNT, MN 55068 PHONE: 651.423.2455 FAX: 651.423.1491 WEB: www

  18. Introducing Extension/Outreach Education in Tajikistan

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Albrecht, Julie A.; Prochaska-Cue, Kathleen; Rockwell, S. Kay; Pulatov, Pulat A.

    2010-01-01

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Khujand branch of the Technological University of Tajikistan (KbTUT) collaborated on the development of an Extension/outreach program in Tajikistan. Fifteen KbTUT administrators, faculty, and students from textiles, food science, and management engaged in training sessions at UNL on entrepreneurship, adult…

  19. Outreach Policies and Procedures, 1984-5.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.

    Policies of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education on the outreach program for adult students are outlined, along with procedures to be followed by participating institutions. The program encompasses both noncredit and credit instruction at all levels and may be offered on- or off-campus in traditional or nontraditional formats and time…

  20. SOLAR Educational Outreach and SAGE III

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. C. Woods; S. W. Moore

    2001-01-01

    Students' On-Line Atmospheric Research (SOLAR) is a NASA sponsored educational outreach program linked to the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III, which is scheduled for launch in December 2001. SAGE III is an extension to the currently operational SAGE II, and will continue the long-term monitoring of the global distribution of aerosols and gases in the atmosphere. SOLAR's objective

  1. Invasive Weed Outreach in Earl Creech

    E-print Network

    Nowak, Robert S.

    1 Invasive Weed Outreach in Nevada Earl Creech Extension Weed Specialist Cache Valley, Utah at Purdue What does the Extension Weed Specialist do? Control Nevada's weeds What does the Extension Weed Specialist do? Control Nevada's weeds Enforce weed control laws What does the Extension Weed Specialist do

  2. Outreach Education To Private and Government Sectors.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Spranger, Michael

    1998-01-01

    Describes outreach elements of Sea Grant College Programs. Staff serve as intellectual resources and partners with agencies and industry. Examples include the marine advisory service program (extension program), where advisory specialists and coastal field agents report information and research results to the marine community, and a communication…

  3. An Assessment of Slacker Astronomy Outreach Results

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Price; P. L. Gay; T. Searle; G. Brissenden

    2005-01-01

    Slacker Astronomy is a weekly podcast covering recent astronomical news in a humorous, irreverent manner while respecting the intelligence of the audience. This is a new approach to astronomical outreach both technically and stylistically. Using the Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) and the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) needs analysis survey system, we have have conducted an in-depth project to determine

  4. Fort Lee's Comprehensive Peer Outreach Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kehayan, V. Alex

    This paper describes the Peer Outreach Service Team (POST), a peer multi-service, student support system organization operating in the Fort Lee schools in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The goals of the POST program are described as reducing numbers of school dropouts as well as levels of negative behavior, chemical dependency, teenage depression, and…

  5. Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smallwood, Carol, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    Including 66 focused snapshots of outreach in action, this resource reflects the creative solutions of librarians searching for new and innovative ways to build programs that meet customer needs while expanding the library's scope into the community. This contributed volume includes: (1) A huge array of program options for partnering with other…

  6. Maize Genetics Outreach to American Indians

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Maize is an excellent vehicle for plant genomics outreach to those American Indian tribes who use and appreciate it nutritionally, culturally, and spiritually. During the summer 2006 season we mentored six Native American Indian students for eight weeks. All six worked at the USDA-ARS North Centra...

  7. Measuring the Impact of Grassroots Outreach.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Messmore, Ann B.

    1996-01-01

    Describes the results of the American Chemical Society Public Outreach Office's research program to measure the impact of the Kids & Chemistry program on both the children and the volunteer scientists. Highlights include objectives of the program, pretest research, focus group results, field tests, and pre- and posttest survey results. (Author/LRW)

  8. Strategic Plan for Water Outreach and Research

    E-print Network

    education in Colorado. Our vision for water outreach and research programs is that: CSU will be the leader resource water needs. The Colorado water community will look to CSU for leadership and technical support in resolving water resource issues. Colorado citizens will look to CSU for clarification of key water issues

  9. Have computers, will travel: providing on-site library instruction in rural health facilities using a portable computer lab.

    PubMed

    Neilson, Christine J

    2010-01-01

    The Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Partnership (SHIRP) provides library instruction to Saskatchewan's health care practitioners and students on placement in health care facilities as part of its mission to provide province-wide access to evidence-based health library resources. A portable computer lab was assembled in 2007 to provide hands-on training in rural health facilities that do not have computer labs of their own. Aside from some minor inconveniences, the introduction and operation of the portable lab has gone smoothly. The lab has been well received by SHIRP patrons and continues to be an essential part of SHIRP outreach. PMID:20391160

  10. Conducting Peer Outreach to Migrants: Outcomes for Drug Treatment Patients

    PubMed Central

    Deren, Sherry; Kang, Sung-Yeon; Mino, Milton; Guarino, Honoria

    2011-01-01

    Peer outreach models have been successful in addressing HIV risk behaviors of drug users. Patients in methadone maintenance treatment programs who were migrants from Puerto Rico and/or familiar with drug use there were trained to conduct HIV-related peer outreach. A group randomized design was implemented; patients in the Experimental (E) condition (n = 80) received training and conducted 12 weeks of outreach. Half of the patients completed the training and outreach. At follow-up, patients in the E condition who conducted outreach felt they were more helpful to their community, showed a trend for engaging in more vocational activities, and were more likely to talk with others about HIV, compared to those who did not conduct outreach and those in the Control condition (n = 78). Drug treatment patients who are migrants can be trained as peer outreach workers and short-term benefits were found. Longer term maintenance of benefits should be assessed. PMID:21479888

  11. The Writing Lab Approach to Language Instruction and Intervention

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wolf Nelson, Nickola; Bahr, Christine; Van Meter, Adelia; Kinnucan-Welsch, Kathryn

    2004-01-01

    This guidebook gives educators an exciting new approach to improving language and writing skills for all students. Developed through a decade of work with elementary and middle school children, the Writing Lab Approach uses computer-supported activities to encourage student progress in each stage of the writing process, from organizing to editing.…

  12. LabWrite

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Michael Carter

    2000-07-15

    LabWrite is an online resource designed to help students learn science by writing better laboratory reports. It is organized into four major parts, reflecting the chronological experience of the lab. PreLab asks students to respond to a set of questions that lead them through a scientific understanding of the lab before they actually begin. InLab provides resources and help for students as they set up the lab and gather and organize data. PostLab guides students step by step in writing the lab report. LabCheck offers students a checklist to help them revise their reports and an evaluation guide to help them learn from a graded report so that they can improve their skills. LabWrite also provides an extensive set of resources for teaching students how to create tables and graphs. In addition, the LabWrite Tutor is an application that allows students to write their lab reports online. Published results of a control-group study show that LabWrite significantly improves students' understanding of the scientific concept of the lab and their ability to think scientifically about the lab.

  13. Dawn Mission Education and Public Outreach: Science as Human Endeavor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cobb, W. H.; Wise, J.; Schmidt, B. E.; Ristvey, J.

    2012-12-01

    Dawn Education and Public Outreach strives to reach diverse learners using multi-disciplinary approaches. In-depth professional development workshops in collaboration with NASA's Discovery Program, MESSENGER and Stardust-NExT missions focusing on STEM initiatives that integrate the arts have met the needs of diverse audiences and received excellent evaluations. Another collaboration on NASA ROSES grant, Small Bodies, Big Concepts, has helped bridge the learning sequence between the upper elementary and middle school, and the middle and high school Dawn curriculum modules. Leveraging the Small Bodies, Big Concepts model, educators experience diverse and developmentally appropriate NASA activities that tell the Dawn story, with teachers' pedagogical skills enriched by strategies drawn from NSTA's Designing Effective Science Instruction. Dawn mission members enrich workshops by offering science presentations to highlight events and emerging data. Teachers' awareness of the process of learning new content is heightened, and they use that experience to deepen their science teaching practice. Activities are sequenced to enhance conceptual understanding of big ideas in space science and Vesta and Ceres and the Dawn Mission 's place within that body of knowledge Other media add depth to Dawn's resources for reaching students. Instrument and ion engine interactives developed with the respective science team leads help audiences engage with the mission payload and the data each instrument collects. The Dawn Dictionary, an offering in both audio as well as written formats, makes key vocabulary accessible to a broader range of students and the interested public. Further, as Dawn E/PO has invited the public to learn about mission objectives as the mission explored asteroid Vesta, new inroads into public presentations such as the Dawn MissionCast tell the story of this extraordinary mission. Asteroid Mapper is the latest, exciting citizen science endeavor designed to invite the general public into the thrill of NASA science. Helping teachers develop a picture of the history and evolution of our understanding of the solar system, and honing in on the place of asteroids in helping us answer old questions and discover new ones, students and the general public sees the power and excitement underlying planetary science as human endeavor. Research indicates that science inquiry is powerful in the classroom and mission scientists are real-life models of science inquiry in action. Cross-curricular elements include examining research-based strategies for enhancing English language learners' ability to engage in higher order questions and a professional astronomy artist's insight into how visual analysis requires not just our eyes engaged, but our brains: comparing, synthesizing, questioning, evaluating, and wondering. Dawn Education and Public Outreach will share out perspectives and lessons learned, backed by extensive evaluation examining the efficacy of the mission's efforts.

  14. Mola Art: Elementary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barsamian, Araxey

    2004-01-01

    In this brief article, the author describes a lesson plan on Mola art she used in her elementary classroom. Using four examples of Kuna Indian molas, the teacher introduced students to the beautiful, colorful, creative art form of molas. The Kuna women have been making these layered pieces of cloth for more than one hundred years. They use a…

  15. Science; Elementary Pilot Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keeler, Douglas; And Others

    GRADES OR AGES: Elementary grades. SUBJECT MATTER: Science. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The first half of the guide is divided into seven phases which appear to be consecutive. Commercially published units listed in these phases are then described briefly in a list which occupies the second half of the guide. The guide is xeroxed and…

  16. SCIS Elementary Science Sourcebook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jacobson, Willard; Kondo, Allan

    This sourcebook provides direction for the elementary school teacher in working with Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) materials. It focuses on providing insight into the underlying rationale for these materials and on providing suggestions for the implementation of the program in the classroom. Part One provides a brief overview of the…

  17. UPGRADING ELEMENTARY READING PROGRAMS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    WHIPPLE, GERTRUDE

    TO IMPROVE READING INSTRUCTION IN MANY SCHOLS, THE AMOUNT, QUALITY, AND VARIETY OF READING MATERIALS AND OTHER AIDS TO LEARNING MUST BE INCREASED. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO WELL EQUIPPED LIBRARIES. "THE HARVARD REPORT ON READING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS" OFFERS EXCELLENT GUIDANCE FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF READING INSTRUCTION AND…

  18. Elementary Science Notes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    School Science Review, 1973

    1973-01-01

    Ideas for elementary school teachers are proposed. Demonstration experiments include thermal conductivity of gases, wetting power of detergents, external pressure effects on boiling point of water, frequency-wavelength relations, density of hot and cold water. Other useful tips are given for protecting wall charts and making descriptive labels.…

  19. Elementary Teacher Education Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Elementary Education Dept.

    The first two years of the Indiana State University Elementary Teacher Education Program (I.S.U.E.T.E.P.) emphasize the basic bachelor degree requirements so as to provide each student with a balanced and adequately developed program of general education. The last two years of the student's training stress professional education. The second phase…

  20. Emotionally Impaired Elementary Curriculum.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Taulbee, Dianne R.; And Others

    The Jackson County (Michigan) Intermediate School District curriculum for teaching emotionally impaired elementary students is presented. The curriculum document describes program management techniques, strategies for developing and maintaining teacher-student relationships, and therapy/change systems. It outlines referral and eligibility…

  1. Emotionally Impaired Elementary Curriculum.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Taulbee, Dianne R.; And Others

    A curriculum is presented for teaching emotionally impaired elementary students. The curriculum document describes program management techniques, strategies for developing and maintaining teacher-student relationships, and therapy/change systems. It outlines referral and eligibility procedures and exit criteria. It contains job descriptions for…

  2. What Is Montessori Elementary?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kahn, David, Ed.

    This short booklet describes Montessori elementary education methods, materials, and environments. The booklet discusses 6-year-olds as inquisitive individuals seeking to make sense of their existence and experiences. It also presents a cosmic educational perspective which emphasizes a global world view. Storytelling is discussed as a way to…

  3. Elementary particle interactions

    SciTech Connect

    Bugg, W.M.; Condo, G.T.; Handler, T.; Hart, E.L.; Ward, B.F.L.; Close, F.E.; Christophorou, L.G.

    1990-10-01

    This report discusses freon bubble chamber experiments exposed to {mu}{sup +} and neutrinos, photon-proton interactions; shower counter simulations; SLD detectors at the Stanford Linear Collider, and the detectors at the Superconducting Super Collider; elementary particle interactions; physical properties of dielectric materials used in High Energy Physics detectors; and Nuclear Physics. (LSP)

  4. Elementary Instrumental Music Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Dolores A.

    THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: Our former Elementary Instrumental Music Program for 4th-6th graders was costly and ineffective. Students were bused to a high school in the middle of the instructional day--costs (time and transportation) were not compensatory with the program, which was experiencing a significant drop-out rate.…

  5. WPA Omnibus Award MT Wind Power Outreach

    SciTech Connect

    Brian Spangler, Manager Energy Planning and Renewables

    2012-01-30

    The objective of this grant was to further the development of Montanaâ??s vast wind resources for small, medium, and large scale benefits to Montana and the nation. This was accomplished through collaborative work with wind industry representatives, state and local governments, the agricultural community, and interested citizens. Through these efforts MT Dept Environmental Quality (DEQ) was able to identify development barriers, educate and inform citizens, as well as to participate in regional and national dialogue that will spur the development of wind resources. The scope of DEQâ??s wind outreach effort evolved over the course of this agreement from the development of the Montana Wind Working Group and traditional outreach efforts, to the current focus on working with the stateâ??s university system to deliver a workforce trained to enter the wind industry.

  6. Espinho Planetarium's Public Outreach on Light Pollution

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Canas, Lina; Silva, Pedro B.; Pedrosa, Antonio

    2015-03-01

    Navegar Foundation has dedicated the past twelve years to astronomy public outreach by engaging the community in activities provided by the planetarium and observatory. The activities developed range from exhibitions to telescope observing sessions and planetarium shows. Whether partnering with local entities or with a variety of joint national and international activities, Navegar always had a proactive policy on raising awareness of light pollution issues. The outcomes of these activities are discussed.

  7. Origins: an outreach project towards children

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Moutou, C.

    2010-12-01

    We have developed and realised an outreach project about Origins, from the universe formation to the present epoch, in the context of the International Year of Astronomy. The aimed public is primary school, from 8 years age. Various media have been used, from the creation of a theater play to a pedagogical exhibition. The project was shown as a whole ten times during 2009, and the pedagogical elements are still used for school events.

  8. Wind Energy Education and Outreach Project

    SciTech Connect

    David G. Loomis

    2011-04-15

    The purpose of Illinois State Universityâ??s wind project was to further the education and outreach of the university concerning wind energy. This project had three major components: to initiate and coordinate a Wind Working Group for the State of Illinois, to launch a Renewable Energy undergraduate program, and to develop the Center for Renewable Energy that will sustain the Illinois Wind Working Group and the undergraduate program.

  9. Particle Physics Outreach to Secondary Education

    SciTech Connect

    Bardeen, Marjorie G.; /Fermilab; Johansson, K.Erik; /Stockholm U.; Young, M.Jean

    2011-11-21

    This review summarizes exemplary secondary education and outreach programs of the particle physics community. We examine programs from the following areas: research experiences, high-energy physics data for students, informal learning for students, instructional resources, and professional development. We report findings about these programs' impact on students and teachers and provide suggestions for practices that create effective programs from those findings. We also include some methods for assessing programs.

  10. Opportunities for IPY Higher Education and Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sparrow, E. B.

    2007-12-01

    A very rich network for higher education and outreach during the fourth International Polar Year (IPY) exists through the University of the Arctic (UArctic, www.uarctic.org), a collaborative consortium of more than ninety institutions e.g. universities, colleges, and other organizations committed to higher education and research in the North, as well as eighteen other projects submitted as Expression of Intents to the IPY Joint Committee formed into an IPY cluster. The coordination office for this UArctic IPY education outreach efforts is located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (www.uaf.edu and www.alaska.edu/ipy). The education outreach programs reflect a continuum of learning as a lifelong process that targets different audiences and approaches: 1) primary and secondary students through teacher professional development workshops on science teaching and research; 2) undergraduate students via education and research experience; 3) graduate students through integrated education and research; 4) early career scientists/university faculty via professional development; and 5) communities/ general public via continuing education/adult education either through formal or informal ways. Additionally there are organizations such as the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Youth Steering Committee (YSC) including a newly formed group on tertiary education to nurture the next generation of polar and non-polar scientists and foster the leadership of the next IPY.

  11. Medications collected for disposal by outreach pharmacists in Australia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kyrillos Guirguis

    2010-01-01

    Objective To examine the types, quantities, and monetary value of drugs which are disposed of by patients of outreach pharmacists,\\u000a and to describe the role of outreach pharmacists in promoting the safe disposal of drug waste and reducing medication cost.\\u000a Setting An Outreach Medication Review service at a major public hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Methods Part of the service offered

  12. Measuring Community-Engaged Scholarship and University Outreach: Collecting and

    E-print Network

    instructional programs · Participatory curriculum development · Non-credit classes and programs · Conferences Outreach formally recommended that MSU establish a system for measuring, monitoring, and evaluating

  13. Collecting Data about Community-Engaged Scholarship and University Outreach

    E-print Network

    , and licensure programs · Contract instructional programs · Participatory curriculum development · Non, monitoring, and evaluating outreach. This system should have sufficient standardization to permit aggregation

  14. Integrating community outreach into the undergraduate neuroscience classroom.

    PubMed

    Stevens, Courtney

    2011-01-01

    While both federal agencies and professional associations emphasize the importance of neuroscience outreach, this goal seldom reaches the undergraduate neuroscience classroom. However, incorporating outreach into undergraduate neuroscience classes is an efficient means to reach not only future scientists, but also the future practitioners (K-12 teachers, social service workers, etc.) with whom neuroscientists hope to communicate. It also provides a vehicle for faculty members to engage in outreach activities that are typically un- or under-rewarded in faculty reviews. In this article, a Neuroscience Community Outreach Project (NCOP) is described. The project has been used in three offerings of a Cognitive Neuroscience course at a small liberal arts college, shared and applied at a large state university, and presented at a regional Society for Neuroscience meeting as an example of outreach opportunities for faculty. The NCOP assignment is a student-driven, modular activity that can be easily incorporated into existing neuroscience course frameworks. The assignment builds on student interests and connections in the community, providing a way for faculty at institutions without formal outreach programs to incorporate neuroscience outreach into the classroom and connect students to online resources. Several sample student projects are described across three broad domains (K-12 outreach, presentations to social service organizations, and media / popular press presentations). The article ends with a set of suggestions addressing common faculty concerns about incorporating community outreach into the undergraduate neuroscience classroom. PMID:23626492

  15. Integrating Community Outreach into the Undergraduate Neuroscience Classroom

    PubMed Central

    Stevens, Courtney

    2011-01-01

    While both federal agencies and professional associations emphasize the importance of neuroscience outreach, this goal seldom reaches the undergraduate neuroscience classroom. However, incorporating outreach into undergraduate neuroscience classes is an efficient means to reach not only future scientists, but also the future practitioners (K-12 teachers, social service workers, etc.) with whom neuroscientists hope to communicate. It also provides a vehicle for faculty members to engage in outreach activities that are typically un- or under-rewarded in faculty reviews. In this article, a Neuroscience Community Outreach Project (NCOP) is described. The project has been used in three offerings of a Cognitive Neuroscience course at a small liberal arts college, shared and applied at a large state university, and presented at a regional Society for Neuroscience meeting as an example of outreach opportunities for faculty. The NCOP assignment is a student-driven, modular activity that can be easily incorporated into existing neuroscience course frameworks. The assignment builds on student interests and connections in the community, providing a way for faculty at institutions without formal outreach programs to incorporate neuroscience outreach into the classroom and connect students to online resources. Several sample student projects are described across three broad domains (K-12 outreach, presentations to social service organizations, and media / popular press presentations). The article ends with a set of suggestions addressing common faculty concerns about incorporating community outreach into the undergraduate neuroscience classroom. PMID:23626492

  16. 77 FR 9705 - NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-17

    ...Messaging Strategy for Education and Public Outreach...NASA Advisory Council Education and Public Outreach...NASA Advisory Council Education and Public Outreach...Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc....

  17. Education and Outreach on Space Sciences and Technologies in Taiwan

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tiger Liu, Jann-Yeng; Chen, hao-Yen; Lee, I.-Te

    2014-05-01

    The Ionospheric Radio Science Laboratory (IRSL) at Institute of Space Science, National Central University in Taiwan has been conducting a program for public outreach educations on space science by giving lectures, organizing camps, touring exhibits, and experiencing hand-on experiments to elementary school, high school, and college students as well as general public since 1991. The program began with a topic of traveling/living in space, and was followed by space environment, space mission, and space weather monitoring, etc. and a series of course module and experiment (i.e. experiencing activity) module was carried out. For past decadal, the course modules have been developed to cover the space environment of the Sun, interplanetary space, and geospace, as well as the space technology of the rocket, satellite, space shuttle (plane), space station, living in space, observing the Earth from space, and weather observation. Each course module highlights the current status and latest new finding as well as discusses 1-3 key/core issues/concepts and equip with 2-3 activity/experiment modules to make students more easily to understand the topics/issues. Regarding the space technologies, we focus on remote sensing of Earth's surface by FORMOSAT-2 and occultation sounding by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC of Taiwan space mission. Moreover, scientific camps are given to lead students a better understanding and interesting on space sciences/ technologies. Currently, a visualized image projecting system, Dagik Earth, is developed to demonstrate the scientific results on a sphere together with the course modules. This system will dramatically improve the educational skill and increase interests of participators.

  18. Outreach and education from EuroGeoMoonMars2009 Field Campaign in Utah

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Foing, Bernard H.

    The goal of the EuroGeoMoonMars mission at Utah Desert Research station(from 24 January to 28 February 2009) was to demonstrate instruments from ExoGeoLab pilot project, to support the interpretation of ongoing lunar and planetary missions, to validate a procedure for surface in-situ and return science, to study human performance aspects, and perform outreach and education projects. The EuroGeoMoonMars campaign included four sets of objectives: 1) Technology demonstration aspects: a set of instruments were deployed, tested, assessed, and training was provided to scientists using them in subsequent rotations 2) Research aspects: a series of field science and exploration investigations were conducted in geology, geochemistry, biology, astronomy, with synergies with space missions and research from planetary surfaces and Earth extreme environments. 3) Human crew related aspects, i.e. (a) evaluation of the different functions and interfaces of a planetary habitat, (b) crew time organization in this habitat, (c) evaluation of man-machine interfaces of science and technical equipment; 4) Education, outreach, communications, multi-cultural public relations Outreach, education and inspiration: We produced written, pictures, and video materials that can be used for education, outreach and public relations. Daily reports were posted on the MDRS website. We had during the Technical crew preparation, the visit of film producer Mark Arabella and film crew for a Moon related National Geographics documentary "Earth without the Moon". Two media crew visitors stayed also in the Hab to film our activities documenting the operational, research, human, simulation, imaginative and fantasy aspects of Moon-Mars-extreme Earth exploration. They contributed a journalist report, and even performed an EVA outreach filming a sortie to Hanksville village on Earth. Other film and journalists visited the EuroGeoMars crew for interviews and exchange. Specific crew reports were also prepared for some national and international communication channels, including Plan`te Mars, RTBF, ILEWG, COSPAR, IAF, IAA. We thank ILEWG, NASA Ames, ESA, the Mars society, VU Amsterdam and collaborating institutes for supporting the campaign.

  19. ELEMENTARY PARTICLE INTERACTIONS

    SciTech Connect

    EFREMENKO, YURI; HANDLER, THOMAS; KAMYSHKOV, YURI; SIOPSIS, GEORGE; SPANIER, STEFAN

    2013-07-30

    The High-Energy Elementary Particle Interactions group at UT during the last three years worked on the following directions and projects: Collider-based Particle Physics; Neutrino Physics, particularly participation in “NO?A”, “Double Chooz”, and “KamLAND” neutrino experiments; and Theory, including Scattering amplitudes, Quark-gluon plasma; Holographic cosmology; Holographic superconductors; Charge density waves; Striped superconductors; and Holographic FFLO states.

  20. Virtual Reality Lab Assistant

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Saha, Hrishikesh; Palmer, Timothy A.

    1996-01-01

    Virtual Reality Lab Assistant (VRLA) demonstration model is aligned for engineering and material science experiments to be performed by undergraduate and graduate students in the course as a pre-lab simulation experience. This will help students to get a preview of how to use the lab equipment and run experiments without using the lab hardware/software equipment. The quality of the time available for laboratory experiments can be significantly improved through the use of virtual reality technology.

  1. A Math Lab Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kelly, F. D.; Rajah, M.

    In order to make recommendations for improvement of the mathematics laboratory at Mira Costa College, questionnaires were mailed to 100 community colleges. Of the 40 responding, 17% had completely self-paced labs, 20% combined open labs with individualized instruction, 20% had no lab instruction, and the remainder had a variety of offerings.…

  2. Nanotechnology Research Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This web site has a list of links to various nano research labs. The first section of links includes academic, government and corporate labs, which do research but do not make their facilities available to outside researchers. The second set of links includes labs that accept outside researchers, such as the National Institute of Standards.

  3. How to use students to do the education & outreach you don't have time for

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Renfrow, S.; Wood, E. L.; Christofferson, R.

    2010-12-01

    In this poster, we will outline several efforts now underway that use student workers to help our scientists check the “broader impacts” box with compelling programming: - Creating YouTube videos for the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory mission - Climate Change Myths: a panel discussion and web content driven by students - Dancing Lights: elementary school curricula and a national contest—developed by an undergrad - Using graduate students to create a physics blog What types of projects work best with student help? How much oversight does a student need? How can you find the best student worker for the project? How do you hand an existing program over to a student? What happens when the student graduates? Come by to learn more about how we have successfully and efficiently used undergraduates and graduates to run education and outreach programming in our busy office.

  4. Recovery Act - An Interdisciplinary Program for Education and Outreach in Transportation Electrification

    SciTech Connect

    Anderson, Carl; Bohmann, Leonard; Naber, Jeffrey; Beard, John; Passerello, Chris; Worm, Jeremy; Chen, Bo; Allen, Jeffrey; Weaver, Wayne; Hackney, Stephen; Keith, Jason; Meldrum, Jay; Mork, Bruce

    2012-10-31

    1) How the project adds to the education of engineering students in the area of vehicle electrification: This project created and implemented a significant interdisciplinary curriculum in HEV engineering that includes courses focused on the major components (engines, battery cells, e?machines, and power electronics). The new curriculum, rather uniquely, features two new classes and two new labs that emphasize a vehicle level integration of a hybrid electric powertrain that parallels the vehicle development process used by the OEMs ? commercial grade software is used to design a hybrid electric vehicle, hardware?in?the?loop testing is performed on each component until the entire powertrain is optimized, the calibration is flashed to a vehicle, ride?and?drives are executed including on board data acquisition. In addition, nine existing courses were modified by adding HEV material to the courses. 2) The educational effectiveness and economic feasibility of the new curriculum: The new courses are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They are listed across the college in mechanical, chemical, electrical, and materials science and engineering. They are offered both on campus and to distance learning students. Students across the college of engineering and at all degree levels are integrating these courses into their degree programs. Over the three year project the course enrollments on?campus has totaled 1,249. The distance learning enrollments has totaled 315. With such robust enrollments we absolutely expect that these courses will be in the curriculum for the long run. 3) How the project is otherwise of benefit to the public: One outcome of the project is the construction of the Michigan Tech Mobile Lab. Two complete HEV dynamometer test cells, and four work stations are installed in the 16.2 meter Mobile Laboratory and hauled by a class 8 truck. The Mobile Lab is used to teach the university courses. It is also used to deliver short courses to industry, K?12 outreach, and public education. In 2012 the Mobile Lab participated in 22 outreach events, locally, throughout Michigan, and including events in Washington DC, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The Mobile Lab is a hit wherever it goes. In 2013 we will partner with the US Army TARDEC and be featured in their Green Warrior Convoy, a ten city tour starting in Detroit and finishing in Washington DC.

  5. Outreach, Information and Referral: Program Components and Models of Outreach, Information and Referral Services for Refugees.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Okimoto, Dave

    This guide provides program components and models of outreach, information, and referral services for refugees. Possible delivery approaches are outlined with reference to successful programs in the United States. The pamphlet is designed to aid in the selection of program approaches that best suit each community. In addition, it serves as a guide…

  6. Physiology Outreach to Elementary Students - PhUn Week Poster Session EB 2011

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    PhD Dale J. Benos (University of Alabama at Birmingham Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics)

    2011-05-07

    This poster describes a Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week activity performed with 1st and 3rd grade students focusing on breathing and the lungs. This poster was presented at the PhUn Week Poster Session, Experimental Biology 2011, by Edlira B. Clark, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  7. RPI students supporting education outreach Target Audience: Elementary school students (grades 3-6)

    E-print Network

    Linhardt, Robert J.

    /8" thick NdFeB Disc Magnet, NiCu-Ni plated, scotch tape. Three simple reflector clamp-on lamps each holding.aspx 1/2" Dia x 1/8" Thick NdFeB Disc Magnet, Ni-Cu-Ni plated Approx. $.40 each Scotch tape Standard

  8. Project Outreach: Organizations Unified to Reach Youth.

    PubMed Central

    Dunnington, B C; Hayes, M L

    1989-01-01

    Youths of today are forced to deal with the external pressures of alcohol and drug abuse on all levels-from the older youngsters across the street pressuring them to be "cool," to the "cute dog" enticing them with the glamour of being the original "party animal." Through today's mass communications, young people are exposed to negative, self-destructive attitudes. It is important, therefore, to expose them to a more positive influence and try to reach them through parental guidance, personal contact, and peer pressure. To achieve this, the University of Missouri's Kansas City Chapter of the American Pharmaceutical Association's Academy of Students of Pharmacy, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Kansas City Area Task Force on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, proposed the development of an annual drug abuse prevention program that specifically targets fifth graders in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. A primary goal of Project Outreach (Organizations Unified to Reach Youth) is to unite drug abuse prevention programs in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area in their outreach efforts to give positive support to Kansas City's youth against alcohol and other drugs. Phase I of Project Outreach consisted of a series of programs for the parents in the community. Phase II entailed college students who spoke to fifth graders in their classrooms. These students also participated in poster and poem contents centered around drug abuse prevention. In Phase III, which featured an outstanding, motivated speaker, the sample group of 600 fifth graders in the area participated in a major event to give positive peer pressure to say no to drugs.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2493666

  9. An Assessment of Slacker Astronomy Outreach Results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Price, A.; Gay, P. L.; Searle, T.; Brissenden, G.

    2005-12-01

    Slacker Astronomy is a weekly podcast covering recent astronomical news in a humorous, irreverent manner while respecting the intelligence of the audience. This is a new approach to astronomical outreach both technically and stylistically. Using the Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) and the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) needs analysis survey system, we have have conducted an in-depth project to determine whether this new style is effective and what audience needs are outstanding. Slacker Astronomy currently has around 11,000 weekly listeners and was founded in February, 2005. Recordings and scripts are available to the public under the Creative Commons license at www.slackerastronomy.org.

  10. Coral Literature, Education and Outreach Program (CLEO)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Coral Literature, Education and Outreach (CLEO) project leverages techniques developed at NOAA/AOML under the Explorer of the Seas, and several CHAMP Programs. The Educational Modules have been developed primarily for middle school classes. Each module consists of three segments: background information (science behind the instrument), classroom experiment (experiment to test parameter instrument measures), and teacher's section (describes the Educational Objectives / National Science Standards, Preliminary Activities / Demonstrations, Suggestions for teaching the concept, and Follow-up or Extension Activities for the class.).

  11. Webpress: An Internet Outreach from NASA Dryden

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Biezad, Daniel J.

    1996-01-01

    The Technology and Commercialization Office at NASA DRyden has developed many educational outreach programs for K-12 educators. This project concentrates on the internet portion of that effort, specifically focusing on the development of an internet tool for educators called Webpress. This tool will not only provide a user-friendly access to aeronautical topics and interesting individuals on the world wide web (web), but will also enable teachers to rapidly submit and display their own materials and links for use in the classroom.

  12. Partners in distance learning. Project outreach.

    PubMed

    Penney, N E; Gibbons, B; Bushy, A

    1996-01-01

    Distance learning refers to any educational experience in which the instructor (teacher) is separated from the student (learner) by geographic distance. Partnerships are being established between institutions of higher education and healthcare organizations to achieve a mutual goal, that of educating employees to work in a rapidly changing workplace environment. The authors describe one such partnership and the common issues confronted by both the academic and service institutions in implementing an outreach education program. The authors propose that these partnerships can be effective in implementing distance learning programs that meet the ongoing educational needs of nurses living and working in rural and underserved environments. PMID:8708792

  13. 2nd Annual Outreach and Engagement Forum May 1, 2014

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    Nahar, Sultana Nurun

    Alliance Mary Lynn Foster mlfoster@childrenshungeralliance.org 20 China Research Abroad Roger Williams.edu 34 Food Fellows Michelle Kaiser kaiser.267@osu.edu 35 Women in Engineering Robotics Outreach Shawna.edu 57 One Health International Outreach Wondwossen Gebreyes gebreyes.1@osu.edu 58 OSU and South Africa

  14. Promoting Science via an Equipment Loan Outreach Program

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    Krieble, Kelly; Salter, Carl

    2008-01-01

    An important component of many college and university science programs is that of community outreach. Some of the more typical kinds of outreach activities include teacher training workshops, public lectures, open house "science days," and school demonstration visits. The latter activity usually consists of students and faculty transporting…

  15. Bridgeport’s Teen Outreach and Primary Services (TOPS) project

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    Rudy Feudo; Sandra Vining-Bethea; Lawrence C Shulman; Michele G Shedlin; Joseph A Burleson

    1998-01-01

    The Greater Bridgeport Adolescent Pregnancy Program (GBAPP), based on its skills in sex education, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted disease prevention, developed the Teen Outreach and Primary Services (TOPS) project, an innovative teen-focused community outreach model to expand and ensure access to health and support services for primarily underserved minority adolescents and young adults at risk for or living with the

  16. Education and public outreach of the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Garcia, B.; /Natl. Tech. U., San Rafael; Snow, G.

    2005-08-01

    The Auger collaboration's broad mission in education, outreach and public relations is coordinated in a separate task. Its goals are to encourage and support a wide range of outreach efforts that link schools and the public with the Auger scientists and the science of cosmic rays, particle physics, and associated technologies. This report focuses on recent activities and future initiatives.

  17. Participatory Evaluation as Educational Outreach: Working in Unsettling Times

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    Harris, Carol E.

    2007-01-01

    In the context of information and communication technologies in five Newfoundland coastal communities, this article deals with participatory research and outreach. Outreach in these communities, reeling from the near-collapse of the fishery and struggling to survive in a climate of neo-liberal restructuring, is considered to be a holistic…

  18. An Urban Observatory for Research, Education and Outreach

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    T. A. D. Paglione; M. Spergel; J. Schlein; E. Denecke

    2002-01-01

    The primary mission of the York College Observatory and Outreach Program is to improve minority participation in space science and space science education. We aim to achieve this goal by developing an urban observatory in central Queens, the York College Observatory (YCO). We concentrate our efforts in three main areas: academics, outreach and research. Academically, we utilize astronomy's popular appeal

  19. Scholarship-Focused Outreach and Engagement Public Scholarship, Civic Engagement,

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    Scholarship-Focused Outreach and Engagement Public Scholarship, Civic Engagement, and Campus-Community Partnerships Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D. Associate Provost, University Outreach and Engagement Michigan State the student experience · Enrich community, economic, and family life · Expand international reach · Increase

  20. Outreach Fellows Bring Physiology to K-12 Classrooms

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    APS Education Office (American Physiological Society Education Office)

    2008-04-01

    The APS K-12 Minority Outreach program seeks to foster communication between minority graduate and postdoctoral students and middle/high school minority life sciences students. Program activities include year-long outreach fellowships for senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to visit K-12 classrooms, help conduct teacher professional development workshops, and attend scientific meetings.

  1. Dairy Outreach Program Training and Continuing Education Program 

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    1999-10-30

    In Texas, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Any CAFO with more than 300 animal units (more than 200 mature dairy cows) located in the dairy outreach program area... Mukhtar, Extension Agricultural Engineer, The Texas A&M University System E-14 8/05 Dairy Outreach Program Area Training and Continuing Education ...

  2. Outreach Subcommittee: Present: Gerard Bonneaud, Seth Digel, Michael Peskin

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    Wechsler, Risa H.

    Outreach Subcommittee: Present: Gerard Bonneaud, Seth Digel, Michael Peskin Seth was elected to chair the subcommittee for the coming year. Michael will continue his close involvement with the SLAC students. We discussed outreach activities that happen at SLAC - with or without SLUO involvement. Michael

  3. South Lake Elementary students enjoy gift of computers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    Nancy Nichols, principal of South Lake Elementary School, Titusville, Fla., joins students in teacher Michelle Butler's sixth grade class who are unwrapping computer equipment donated by Kennedy Space Center. South Lake is one of 13 Brevard County schools receiving 81 excess contractor computers thanks to an innovative educational outreach project spearheaded by the Nasa k-12 Education Services Office at ksc. The Astronaut Memorial Foundation, a strategic partner in the effort, and several schools in rural Florida and Georgia also received refurbished computers as part of the year-long project. Ksc employees put in about 3,300 volunteer hours to transform old, excess computers into upgraded, usable units. A total of $90,000 in upgraded computer equipment is being donated.

  4. Outreach and Engagement Education for Graduate Students in Natural Resources: Developing a Course to Enrich a Graduate Outreach Requirement

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    Latimore, Jo A.; Dreelin, Erin A.; Burroughs, Jordan Pusateri

    2014-01-01

    Scientists need to engage stakeholders in natural resource management; however, few graduate programs prepare students to conduct outreach and engagement. Given this need, the authors' goals were to (1) create a one-credit course that introduced outreach and engagement practices and participatory approaches, (2) improve the quality of…

  5. Microfossils Lab (Labs 2 and 4)

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    Melissa Lobegeier

    This activity encompasses two lab exercises. In the first lab exercise students examine various different types of microfossils (conodonts, foraminifera and radiolaria) under the microscope and try to make paleobiological inferences about them based on their morphological characteristics. Students also pick different conodont elements and different foraminiferal species from sediment samples. Two foraminiferal specimens are selected for scanning electron microscopy. I mount the specimens to a stub for the students. Then in the next lab period students are given a guided tour of the SEM lab and work with the technician to operate the SEM and take photographs of their specimens. They then use the photographs in conjunction with the Treastise of Invertebrate Paleontology to make a generic identification of their specimens.

  6. Expedition: Yellowstone! A Cooperative School Outreach Project.

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    de Golia, Jack; And Others

    Designed to help upper elementary school teachers prepare for a class expedition to Yellowstone National Park, this workbook presents environmental learning activities that are also useful in schools too distant for an actual visit. Either way, the workbook aims to develop student appreciation of Yellowstone, the life in it, and the park's value…

  7. CAN-DOO: The Climate Action Network through Direct Observations and Outreach

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    Taubman, B.; Sherman, J. P.; Perry, L. B.; Markham, J.; Kelly, G.

    2011-12-01

    The urgency of climate change demands a greater understanding of our climate system, not only by the leaders of today, but by the scientists, policy makers, and citizens of tomorrow. Unfortunately, a large segment of the population currently possesses inadequate knowledge of climate science. In direct response to a need for greater scientific literacy with respect to climate science, researchers from Appalachian State University's Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research (AppalAIR) group, with support from NASA, have developed CAN-DOO: the Climate Action Network through Direct Observations and Outreach. CAN-DOO addresses climate science literacy by 1) Developing the infrastructure for sustaining and expanding public outreach through long-term climate measurements capable of complementing existing NASA measurements, 2) Enhancing public awareness of climate science and NASA's role in advancing our understanding of the Earth System, and 3) Introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics principles to homeschooled, public school, and Appalachian State University students through applied climate science activities. Project partners include the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, and local elementary schools. In partnership with Grandfather Mountain, climate science awareness is promoted through citizen science activities, interactive public displays, and staff training. CAN-DOO engages students by involving them in the entire scientific investigative process as applied to climate science. We introduce local elementary and middle school students, homeschooled students throughout North Carolina, and undergraduate students in a new Global Climate Change course and select other courses at Appalachian State University to instrument assembly, measurement techniques, data collection, hypothesis testing, and drawing conclusions. Results are placed in the proper context via comparisons with other student data products, local research-grade measurements, and NASA measurements. Several educational modules have been developed that address specific topics in climate science. The modules are scalable and have been successfully implemented at levels ranging from 2nd grade through first-year graduate as well as with citizen science groups. They also can be applied in user-desired segments to a variety of Earth Science units. In this paper, we will introduce the project activities and present results from the first year of observations and outreach, with a special emphasis on two of the developed modules, the surface energy balance and aerosol optical depth module.

  8. Elementary Implantable Force Sensor

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    Wachs, Rebecca A.; Ellstein, David; Drazan, John; Healey, Colleen P.; Uhl, Richard L.; Connor, Kenneth A.

    2014-01-01

    Implementing implantable sensors which are robust enough to maintain long term functionality inside the body remains a significant challenge. The ideal implantable sensing system is one which is simple and robust; free from batteries, telemetry, and complex electronics. We have developed an elementary implantable sensor for orthopaedic smart implants. The sensor requires no telemetry and no batteries to communicate wirelessly. It has no on-board signal conditioning electronics. The sensor itself has no electrical connections and thus does not require a hermetic package. The sensor is an elementary L-C resonator which can function as a simple force transducer by using a solid dielectric material of known stiffness between two parallel Archimedean coils. The operating characteristics of the sensors are predicted using a simplified, lumped circuit model. We have demonstrated sensor functionality both in air and in saline. Our preliminary data indicate that the sensor can be reasonably well modeled as a lumped circuit to predict its response to loading. PMID:24883335

  9. Laboratory-based educational and outreach activities in the framework of a CAREER award at the University of Oregon

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    Bindeman, I. N.

    2011-12-01

    The Stable Isotope Laboratory at the University of Oregon has been used as a learning and outreach center in the framework of the 09 award entitled "Stable isotope insights into large-volume volcanic eruptions". The PI and other members of the group have actively recruitted undergraduate students, summer session and catalytic outreach undergraduates, and hosted international students, visitors, and collaborators from Russia, Iceland, France, the UK, Australia, and Switzerland. We also integrated closely with the Oregon-wide summer program that brings community college students to the University of Oregon for 2.5 months summer research residence (UCORE). In total we gave supervised five undergraduate students and three UCORE students. Additionally, we recruited undergraduates from U of Chicago, Colorado and Pomona Colleges to spend summers in the lab and in the field. In conjunction with the NSF funded PIRE program, two female graduate and one female undergraduate students participated in fieldwork in Kamchatka, and three Kamchatka undergraduates, and one Moscow graduate student visited the University Oregon. Students performed their own projects or Senior Theses and reported their results locally and at AGU conferences. We developed a management structure in which graduate students, a postdoc, and lab technician co-supervised students and visitors and this exposed them into the supervisory roles, contributed to the project progress, and liberated PI from micromanagement duties. The talk will present our experience with this management concept of a lab-based-learning initiative, which defines roles for each member of the lab. Our outreach activities included public lectures at community colleges by PI and a graduate student, and the topical Penrose conference co-organized by the PI, which attracted many students and visitors who collected their data in the lab. PI has introduced a voluntary fieldtrip as a part of his Volcanoes and Earthquake large enrollment class for non-majors. PI had less success in an attempt to involve non-geoscience majors into an optional satellite class due to the low interest among non-majors to explore geological and volcanological topics. Students in the Isotope Geochemistry and General Geochemistry classes used the Stable Isotope laboratory for their course papers, mostly related to the analyses of carbonate for isotopes of carbon and oxygen (paleoclimate projects), and using oxygen and hydrogen isotopes for sources of precipitation. Overall CAREER award provided excellent chance for multi-dimensional research that cross cut international boundaries, brings new projects in and contributes to the educational development of the PI and his group.

  10. A Multi-Year Study of the Impact of the Rice Model Teacher Professional Development on Elementary Science Teachers

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    Dana Viorica Diaconu; Judy Radigan; Milijana Suskavcevic; Carolyn Nichol

    2012-01-01

    A teacher professional development program for in-service elementary school science teachers, the Rice Elementary Model Science Lab (REMSL), was developed for urban school districts serving predominately high-poverty, high-minority students. Teachers with diverse skills and science capacities came together in Professional Learning Communities, one full day each week throughout an academic year, to create a classroom culture for science instruction. Approximately

  11. A Multi-Year Study of the Impact of the Rice Model Teacher Professional Development on Elementary Science Teachers

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    Dana Viorica Diaconu; Judy Radigan; Milijana Suskavcevic; Carolyn Nichol

    2011-01-01

    A teacher professional development program for in-service elementary school science teachers, the Rice Elementary Model Science Lab (REMSL), was developed for urban school districts serving predominately high-poverty, high-minority students. Teachers with diverse skills and science capacities came together in Professional Learning Communities, one full day each week throughout an academic year, to create a classroom culture for science instruction. Approximately

  12. Poetry in the Elementary School.

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    Toussaint, Isabella H.

    Poetry is an important ingredient in the elementary school curriculum both for its intrinsic qualities and as a vehicle for other subject matter. Rhythm, rhyme, word choice and relationships are best seen and felt by children listening to poetry and, in later elementary school, reading poetry themselves. Children can be motivated to write too,…

  13. Teacher's Guide to Elementary INFOE.

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    Cameron, Walter A.

    The elementary INFOE (Information Needed For Occupational Exploration) program is a means of adding career concepts and an occupational information system to a K-14 career information program. The teacher's guide, designed for the elementary grades (4-6), contains units covering introductory activities to 15 career clusters and general information…

  14. Engineering at the Elementary Level

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    McGrew, Cheryl

    2012-01-01

    Can engineering technology be taught at the elementary level? Designing and building trebuchets, catapults, solar cars, and mousetrap vehicles in a west central Florida elementary class was considered very unusual in recent years. After a review of current research on failing schools and poor curriculum, the author wondered what her school could…

  15. Invitational Education at Cooper Elementary

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    Kalec, Ann W.

    2004-01-01

    In the summer of 1998, this author was appointed Principal at Cooper Elementary, one of 21 elementary schools in the Livonia Public Schools' district, the 5th largest district in the state of Michigan. Like many first-year principals, she was full of fresh ideas, lofty goals and endless enthusiasm to inspire students, staff and parents. Her…

  16. Assessing Elementary Algebra with STACK

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    Sangwin, Christopher J.

    2007-01-01

    This paper concerns computer aided assessment (CAA) of mathematics in which a computer algebra system (CAS) is used to help assess students' responses to elementary algebra questions. Using a methodology of documentary analysis, we examine what is taught in elementary algebra. The STACK CAA system, http://www.stack.bham.ac.uk/, which uses the CAS…

  17. Explorations in Elementary Mathematical Modeling

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    Shahin, Mazen

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we will present the methodology and pedagogy of Elementary Mathematical Modeling as a one-semester course in the liberal arts core. We will focus on the elementary models in finance and business. The main mathematical tools in this course are the difference equations and matrix algebra. We also integrate computer technology and…

  18. Elementary School Principals' Work Behavior

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    John T. Kmetz; Donald J. Willower

    1982-01-01

    The work behavior of five elementary school principals was examined using Mintzberg's structured observation technique. The principals' activities exhibited the intensity, variety, and fragmentation typical of administrator work. Compared with secondary principals in an earlier study, the elementary principals' pace was less hectic, and they spent more time on the instructional program. They also exhibited many individual differences. The authors

  19. Digital Photography for Elementary Students

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    Neckers, Matt

    2009-01-01

    Most elementary students approach photography in an open-minded, experimental way. As a result, their images are often more playful than those taken by adults. Students discover more through their own explorations than they would learn through overly structured lessons. In this article, the author describes how he introduces his elementary

  20. Democracy Education in Elementary Schools

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    Samanci, Osman

    2010-01-01

    Elementary schools have a significant role in creating democratic attitudes and attainments in children. During elementary education, children are prepared for life, becoming familiar with rules in social life in addition to gaining academic knowledge and abilities. In this article, the importance of educating children about democracy in…

  1. Ability Grouping in Elementary Schools.

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    Hollifield, John

    This ERIC Digest summarizes Robert E. Slavin's 1986 comprehensive review of research on the different types of ability grouping in elementary schools. Slavin examines evidence on the achievement effects of five comprehensive ability grouping plans in elementary schools: (1) ability grouped classroom assignment; (2) regrouping within grade level…

  2. Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab

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    Joseph Perpich, M.D., J.D. (Howard Hughes Medical Institute; )

    2008-04-16

    The purpose of the lab is to familiarize you with the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequence. Not long ago, DNA sequencing was a time-consuming, tedious process. With readily available commercial equipment and kits, it is now routine. The techniques used in this lab are applicable in a wide variety of settings, including scientific research and forensic labs.

  3. Virtual Biology Labs

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    This Rutgers University Web site contains a set of online biology labs each so detailed and comprehensive, they could nearly replace the real thing. Each virtual lab contains pages and pages of background information and procedures, helpful images and diagrams, online exercises, and more. Seven labs are currently available: Cell Structure, Cell Reproduction, Protists, Plant Evolution, Angiosperm Reproduction, Transport Systems in Plants, and Chromosome Structure and Meiosis.

  4. Google's Geo Education Outreach: Results and Discussion of Outreach Trip to Alaskan High Schools

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    E. J. Kolb; J. Bailey; A. Bishop; J. Cain; M. Goddard; K. Hurowitz; K. Kennedy; T. Ornduff; M. Sfraga; J. Wernecke

    2008-01-01

    The focus of Google's Geo Education outreach efforts (http:\\/\\/www.google.com\\/educators\\/geo.html) is on helping primary, secondary, and post-secondary educators incorporate Google Earth and Sky, Google Maps, and SketchUp into their classroom lessons. In partnership with the University of Alaska, our Geo Education team members visited several remote Alaskan high schools during a one-week period in September. At each school, we led several

  5. The Virtual Lab Book

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    It can be a real challenge to learn about the foibles and details of lab work, so it is nice to report that Dr. Stephanie Dellis has created this excellent Virtual Lab Book for students beginning the study of molecular biology. The guide is divided into twelve parts, including "Safety in the Molecular Biology Lab", "Minipreparation of Plasmid DNA", and "PCR and Thermacycling". Along with written instructions and particulars, each section also contains a number of helpful diagrams and visual illustrations. Visitors will also want to look at the specialized lab protocols included here, such as "How to Spread a Plate" and "DNA Isolation".

  6. EarthLabs: Teacher's Guide

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    The EarthLabs project provides a national model for rigorous and engaging Earth and environmental science labs. The activities in each EarthLabs topic represent a lab sequence for an integrated instructional unit. Six topics are available: corals, cryosphere, drought, earth system science, fisheries and hurricanes. There are six to nine labs within each topic with complete directions.

  7. One World, One Sky: Outreach in a Multicultural, Multilingual Metropolis

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    Reid, M.

    2015-03-01

    As cities around the world grow more and more diverse, we must take this diversity into account in developing outreach activities and materials. The International Year of Astronomy in 2009 brought a lot of attention to the needs of underserved communities and developing countries, emphasizing the ideal of widespread access to astronomy outreach. Increasingly, however, we find that some of the same challenges facing underserved communities and developing countries are also present in modern metropolises. Conveniently, the linguistic and cultural diversity of our cities is more and more accurately reflected among the astronomy community. The diversity of the astronomical community itself creates opportunities for effective multicultural, multilingual outreach.

  8. Engineering is Elementary

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    Boston Museum of Science's Engineering is Elementary (EIE) has created this remarkable set of resources designed for young children with an interest in engineering and technological literacy. The focus of this work is to reach young people who are underserved or underrepresented in STEM fields while also improving educators' ability to teach engineering and technology. On this site, visitors can look over sections that include Educator Resources, The EIE Curriculum, and About Us. Within Educator Resources visitors will find dozens of videos, such as "Inclined Plane Station," "Solar Oven Box," and "Designing Model Membranes." Moving on, the Engineering Adventures subset of EiE Curriculum features a range of free modules designed for after-school progress. The modules here include "Engineering Aid Drop Packages" and "Safe Removal of an Invasive Species." There is also a place where visitors can sign up to receive the EiE newsletter, a delightful source full of updates, tips, and more.

  9. Elementary GLOBE: Cloud Fun

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    2008-12-01

    A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" book in the Elementary GLOBE series. Each student will be given the opportunity to create their own cumulus cloud out of white paper and mount it on blue paper. Students will also complete the Cloud Fun Student Activity Sheet that includes a description of the cloud and what the weather was like on the day the cloud was observed. The purpose of the activity is to help students identify cumulus clouds and observe the weather conditions on days that they see cumulus clouds. Students will learn about a cumulus cloud's shape and appearance, how to verbally describe cumulus clouds, and what the weather is generally like when these clouds appear in the sky.

  10. Sandia National Laboratories Education Outreach Activities

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    Dawes, William R. Jr.

    1999-08-26

    The US Department of Energy and its national laboratories are a major employer of scientists and engineers and consequently have a strong interest in the development and training of a qualified pool of employment candidates. For many years the DOE and its national laboratories have supported education activities devoted to increasing the number and quality of science and engineering graduates. This is part of the DOE mission because of the critical national need for scientists and engineers and the recognized deficiencies in the education system for science and mathematics training. Though funding support for such activities has waxed and waned, strong education programs have survived in spite of budget pressures. This paper reviews a few of the education programs presently supported at Sandia by the Science and Technology Outreach Department. The US DOE Defense Programs Office and Sandia National Laboratories provide financial support for these education activities.

  11. Oklahoma Climatological Survey: Outreach and Educational Materials

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    The Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) provides outreach programs and educational materials to public safety agencies, agricultural interests, educators, and the general public. These include OK-FIRST, which provides weather data and training to public safety agencies; EarthStorm, a program for educators that integrates learning modules with real-time weather data; and Agweather, a website that provides information to help agricultural producers with weather-related decisions. The site also features a glossary of weather terminology, a set of lesson plans, and reference materials intended for use as refresher information by teachers. Other resources include information on tornado safety, case studies on the use of OCS training materials, and a set of maps and graphs with climatological data and information on severe weather phenomena.

  12. Astronomy Outreach Adventures in Rural Guatemala

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    Strubbe, L.

    2015-03-01

    Astronomy can be an inspirational gateway to learning science and analytical reasoning, and to careers in STEM fields-particularly important in developing countries where educational opportunities can be scarce. Following this idea and my interest in learning about other cultures, I decided to spend 6 weeks in late 2011 (between Ph.D. and postdoc) doing astronomy public outreach in Guatemala. I volunteered through a Spanish language school embedded in a poor rural community (typical earning ~ $3/day), working mostly with children. My teaching goals were primarily attitudinal: to encourage people to observe and ask questions about the world around them, and to show them that phenomena have explanations that we can understand.

  13. Space Weather Outreach: An Informal Education Perspective

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    Dusenbery, P. B.

    2008-12-01

    Informal science education institutions, such as science centers, play an important role in science education. They serve millions of people, including students and teachers. Within the last decade, many have tried to improve the public's understanding of science and scientific research through informal education projects. The recent success of several space weather-related missions and research programs and the launch of the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) research and education programs make this an ideal time to inform the public about the importance and relevance of space weather to our understanding of heliophysical science. Communication efforts associated with space weather both benefit and are compromised by analogies to terrestrial weather. This paper summarizes the benefits and challenges of the terrestrial weather analogy using two exhibit evaluation studies. The paper also describes three components of the Space Science Institute's Space Weather Outreach Program: Space Weather Center Website, Educator Workshops, and Small Exhibits for Libraries and Science Centers.

  14. You Can't Flush Science Outreach

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    Drobnes, Emilie; Mitchell, S. E.

    2008-05-01

    Did you know... that the writing on the bathroom wall isn't just graffiti anymore? Studies have shown that messages in unusual locations can have extraordinary impact. A growing number of companies and non-profit organizations are placing signage in unexpected venues, such as bathroom stalls, sporting arena seatbacks, gas stations, and diaper-changing areas. A 2003 study found that public response to promotional materials posted in restrooms was overwhelmingly positive, and respondents view these materials for up to two minutes instead of the 3 to 5 seconds they spend with traditional print marketing. Recall rates of content and messages are high, and researchers found bathroom signage to be 40% more effective than a typical print sign. It is often difficult to design effective education and outreach programs that reach a broader audience than a fairly self-selective one. Most of our events and projects ask audiences to come to us. This format inherently attracts a science-interested audience. So how do you reach the other half, those non-traditional learners, in an effective manner? Take the science to them! Help your message be more effective by "shocking” them with the science. Placing science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) content in unexpected venues makes it accessible, memorable, and likely to reach a captive audience that might not otherwise seek it out. The "Did You Know?” campaign brings STEM messages to underserved audiences through innovative placement. Bathroom stalls, movie theaters, and shopping malls are visited by thousands each day and provide a surprising and overlooked venue for outreach.

  15. Train Like an Astronaut Educational Outreach

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    Garcia, Yamil L.; Lloyd, Charles; Reeves, Katherine M.; Abadie, Laurie J.

    2012-01-01

    In an effort to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), capitalizing on the theme of human spaceflight developed two educational outreach programs for children ages 8-12. To motivate young "fit explorers," the Train Like an Astronaut National (TLA) program and the Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut International Fitness Challenge (MX) were created. Based on the astronauts' physical training, these programs consist of activities developed by educators and experts in the areas of space life sciences and fitness. These Activities address components of physical fitness. The educational content hopes to promote students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. At the national level, in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let?s Move! Initiative, the TLA program consists of 10 physical and 2 educational activities. The program encourages families, schools, and communities to work collaboratively in order to reinforce in children and their families the importance of healthy lifestyle habits In contrast, the MX challenge is a cooperative outreach program involving numerous space agencies and other international partner institutions. During the six-week period, teams of students from around the world are challenged to improve their physical fitness and collectively accumulate points by completing 18 core activities. During the 2011 pilot year, a t otal of 137 teams and more than 4,000 students from 12 countries participated in the event. MX will be implemented within 24 countries during the 2012 challenge. It is projected that 7,000 children will "train like an astronaut".

  16. NOT Another Lab Report

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    Ende, Fred

    2012-01-01

    Ask students to name the aspects of science class they enjoy most, and working on labs will undoubtedly be mentioned. What often won't be included, however, is writing lab reports. For many students, the process of exploration and data collection is paramount, while the explanation and analysis of findings often takes a backseat. After all, if…

  17. Millikelvin Lab Machine Shop

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Millikelvin Lab OP105­112 Machine Shop OP132 Resistive Magnet Shop CICC Winding Area Transformers Transformers Part Shop OP128 Dock Control Room 45 T Physical Plant Helium Recovery System MagnetCells Shipping This building is home to the Millikelvin lab, the control room, the resistive magnet and machine shops, the CICC

  18. Global Change 2 Labs

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    University of Michigan

    This site from the University of Michigan features the list of labs and activities for the Global Change 2 course. An introduction to ArcView is presented and used in several of the labs. Steps and references for the Web Term Project Development are also included.

  19. Making Real Virtual Labs

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    Keller, Harry E.; Keller, Edward E.

    2005-01-01

    Francis Bacon began defining scientific methodology in the early 17th century, and secondary school science classes began to implement science labs in the mid-19th century. By the early 20th century, leading educators were suggesting that science labs be used to develop scientific thinking habits in young students, and at the beginning of the 21st…

  20. Metamorphic Rocks Lab

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    Ann C.H. Hadley

    Students each obtain 2 rock samples from a collection of 20 for the lab. Students complete a data form for observations concerning metamorphic features. Each student identifies the 2 samples and describes the metamorphic parent rock. When everyone in the lab has finished, the group matches all the non-metamorphic samples to the metamorphic samples in a large rock cycle puzzle.

  1. Choosing a Research Lab

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    2011-06-21

    This resource lists a series of categories and questions for individuals to consider when looking for a research lab. The questions are intended to help job seekers break down and consider what is and is not important to their personal goals in working in a research lab.

  2. A clandestine lab

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    N/A N/A (DEA; )

    2006-04-01

    Some people illegally store clandestine, or hidden, labs in their homes for making drugs. These labs are extremely dangerous because the makers are working with flammable and explosive elements that are sensitive to light, heat, etc. The makers generally have little knowledge about the chemicals they are using.

  3. Flower Dissection Lab

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    From Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, this site presents a simple Flower Dissection Lab using orchids and composite flowers. This pdf document contains the materials needed and instructions for the lab, as well as a worksheet for students to complete as they dissect their flower.

  4. Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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    New research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology points to acid rain as a major cause of songbird decline, where previous research focused on forest fragmentation. Along with a press release and a downloadable Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version of the entire study, the site includes other ornithological resources, news items, and information about the lab.

  5. Reforming Cookbook Labs

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    Peters, Erin

    2005-01-01

    Deconstructing cookbook labs to require the students to be more thoughtful could break down perceived teacher barriers to inquiry learning. Simple steps that remove or disrupt the direct transfer of step-by-step procedures in cookbook labs make students think more critically about their process. Through trials in the author's middle school…

  6. 20 CFR 638.401 - Outreach and screening of participants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...with procedures issued by the Job Corps Director: (a) The...agencies, which shall perform Job Corps outreach and screening...applicants, conduct personal interviews with all applicants, and determine...who are interested and likely Job Corps participants. See...

  7. Environmental Education and Outreach: Experiences of a Federal Agency.

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    Newton, Bruce J.

    2001-01-01

    Presents the experiences of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a U.S. Department of Agriculture nonregulatory agency which is responsible for helping farmers, ranchers, and landowners. Discusses the effectiveness of its outreach programs and educational techniques. (YDS)

  8. Solar System Samples for Research, Education, and Public Outreach

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    Allen, J.; Luckey, M.; McInturff, B.; Kascak, A.; Tobola, K.; Galindo, C.; Allen, C.

    2011-03-01

    JSC curates all NASA's extraterrestrial samples, which includes documentation, preservation, preparation, and distribution of samples for research, education, and outreach. Displays, sample disks, and thin sections are available for domestic loan.

  9. 76 FR 17451 - Online OSHA Outreach Training Programs

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-29

    ...Safety and Health Administration Online OSHA Outreach Training Programs AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of competition...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) seeks to ensure high quality online...

  10. HS-STOMP: High School Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program*

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    LEGO1 robotics technology and stop action movie making to supplement project-based learn- ing University Center for Engineering Education & Outreach (CEEO). In 2005, the first high school program1 robotics programming environmen

  11. Outreach and Communications Highlights at the AGU Fall Meeting

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chell, Kaitlin

    2010-12-01

    Did you know that there is more to the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco than just scientific sessions? AGU also is offering a wide variety of outreach and communications workshops, career opportunity events, informative workshops for teachers, and film screenings at this year's Fall Meeting on 13-17 December and on Sunday, 12 December, just prior to the meeting. As part of its new strategic plan, AGU is committed to engaging its members, shaping policy, and informing society about the excitement of Earth and space science and its role in developing solutions for the sustainability of the planet. Outreach and communications events are critical to accomplishing these goals. AGU members can become involved in public outreach, public policy, or media-related activities by participating in these events at the Fall Meeting. Here are highlights of outreach and communications events at the Fall Meeting.

  12. Graduate Students Unite! Building an Outreach Program From Scratch

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reif, C.; Labonte, A.

    2005-12-01

    In the spring of 2000, a group of graduate students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) gathered and declared the need to facilitate participation in science education outreach. The result was the formation of the Scripps Community Outreach Program for Education (SCOPE, http://sioscope.ucsd.edu). SCOPE has been connecting SIO graduate students, faculty, and staff with existing outreach programs in the San Diego area ever since. While many scientists would like to commit some time to helping the general public understand the world around them, they often do not know where to begin. To make this connection, SCOPE holds meetings and operates an email listserv to announce upcoming outreach opportunities and sign up volunteers. Over the years, SCOPE has developed relationships with local science outreach groups, outreach events, schools, and teachers. There are usually at least two volunteer opportunities a month, some of which take place on the SIO campus itself. These opportunities include speaking to senior citizens, participating in a school career day, mentoring National Ocean Science Bowl teams, providing tours of SIO to minority middle and high school students, and just about anything else one can imagine. The opportunities are coordinated by one or two graduate students who graciously volunteer their time to make sure that community's and the scientist's needs are met. To keep such an organization running requires not only networking with the community but also networking within the university as well. It is necessary to keep in contact with other outreach groups on campus as well as the communication and development offices. In addition we have worked closely with the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and have played an important part of the California Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE, http://www.cacosee.net). We believe that SCOPE has been very successful and would like to share the lessons we have learned with interested members of the education and outreach community.

  13. Key Components of A Theory-Guided HIV Prevention Outreach Model: Pre-Outreach Preparation, Community Assessment, and a Network of Key Informants

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    Ford, Chandra L.; Miller, William C.; Smurzynski, Marlene; Leone, Peter A.

    2007-01-01

    Although outreach frequently is used to provide community-based HIV prevention services to members of underserved populations, researchers may not be familiar with the specific components of and factors influencing outreach and how systematic community outreach methods can be used to recruit participants for research purposes. This article…

  14. Indian Contribution to IPY Outreach Activities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tiwari, M.; Ravindra, R.

    2007-12-01

    India is involved in a major way in both the aspects, i.e. scientific as well as outreach activities, of the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008. National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India) is acting as the national coordinating agency. The launching of the Indian chapter of the IPY 2007-2008 took place at NCAOR and parallely at Jawaharlal Nehru National University (JNU), New Delhi on 1st March 2007. Two Indian scientific proposals have been endorsed by IPY, which are Project id. 70 and Project id. 129. Simultaneously, India is actively involved in the outreach activities related to IPY. NCAOR had sponsored the visit of two college students to Antarctica during the 25th Indian Antarctic Expedition (IAE). A series of lectures were delivered by one of them at more than twenty schools & colleges in the rural & suburban areas of Indian state of Maharashtra regarding the wonders of Antarctica to educate the general public and popularize polar science. NCAOR is the only Indian institute that has the capability to store and sample Antarctic ice core with special Cold Room facility that is maintained at -20°C. Students from several schools and colleges and scientists/visitors from various Indian institutes/foreign countries have visited NCAOR to get first hand experience of polar research. NCAOR has also collaborated with WWF-India (World Wide Fund for Nature) for carrying out the outreach activities to schools throughout the vast expanses of India. In this regard a calendar of event was released on 1st March 2007, which lists various competitions and activities that will be held during 2007-2008. It includes competitions such as poster & model making, stamp designing, petition writing etc. for school children. The first competition, poster making & slogan writing, was held at New Delhi on April 10, 2007 and prizes were distributed by the H'ble Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences on the Earth Day. Further under the aegis of IPY 2007-2008, a 14 year old Indian student from Father Agnel School, New Delhi was selected by the Canadian organization, Student On Ice, for their annual Arctic expedition that was held from August 2nd to 17th, 2007. The participants were accompanied by an international team of polar scientists, experts and educators. The participant on return will share their experiences with fellow students to introduce them to a world unknown to them. Further, NCAOR has supplied audio-visual & printed material on polar science to Nehru Science Centre (unit of National council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India) which is organizing exhibitions on the theme ¡§The Story of Poles¡¨ focusing on geography, environment, flora, fauna, people & importance of poles along with issues related to poles such as ozone hole, global warming etc. the exhibition will consist of graphical panels, 3D interactive exhibits, animations, charts, 3D models, computer kiosks etc. Financial sponsorship has been extended to Goa Science Centre, India & Geographical Society of the Northeast Hill Region, India for popularizing polar science and other aims of IPY to general public. Moreover, under the "Popular Book Series" initiative of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, a book entitled "Story of Antarctica" is under publication by NCAOR. Similar books on "Story of the Oceans" and "Glaciers - The Rivers of Ice" have already been published & distributed to students in different states of India. Further details can be had at the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research website (www.ncaor.gov.in).

  15. Science Fairs in Elementary School. ERIC Digest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Balas, Andrea K.

    This digest presents a summary discussion of the value of holding science fairs in the elementary school context. Reasons for conducting science fairs for elementary students are discussed in terms of several learning theories. Developmentally appropriate types of elementary science projects are suggested. Goals for elementary school science fairs…

  16. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    OHLSEN, MERLE M.

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS' ATTITUDES TOWARD COUNSELING, AS INDICATED BY RECENT RESEARCH, VARIED FROM OPPOSITION TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS, BASED MAINLY ON COUNSELOR FAILURE TO ADAPT TO THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SETTING, TO SUPPORT AND ACCEPTANCE BASED ON A WELL-DEFINED VIEW OF THE FUNCTION OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR AND THE STRUCTURE…

  17. JunoCam: Outreach and Science Opportunities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hansen, Candice; Ingersoll, Andy; Caplinger, Mike; Ravine, Mike; Orton, Glenn

    2014-11-01

    JunoCam is a visible imager on the Juno spacecraft en route to Jupiter. Although the primary role of the camera is for outreach, science objectives will be addressed too. JunoCam is a wide angle camera (58 deg field of view) with 4 color filters: red, green and blue (RGB) and methane at 889 nm. Juno’s elliptical polar orbit will offer unique views of Jupiter’s polar regions with a spatial scale of ~50 km/pixel. The polar vortex, polar cloud morphology, and winds will be investigated. RGB color mages of the aurora will be acquired. Stereo images and images taken with the methane filter will allow us to estimate cloudtop heights. Resolution exceeds that of Cassini about an hour from closest approach and at closest approach images will have a spatial scale of ~3 km/pixel. JunoCam is a push-frame imager on a rotating spacecraft. The use of time-delayed integration takes advantage of the spacecraft spin to build up signal. JunoCam will acquire limb-to-limb views of Jupiter during a spacecraft rotation, and has the possibility of acquiring images of the rings from in-between Jupiter and the inner edge of the rings. Galilean satellite views will be fairly distant but some images will be acquired. Outer irregular satellites and small ring moons Metis and Adrastea will also be imaged. The theme of our outreach is “science in a fish bowl”, with an invitation to the science community and the public to participate. Amateur astronomers will supply their ground-based images for planning, so that we can predict when prominent atmospheric features will be visible. With the aid of professional astronomers observing at infrared wavelengths, we’ll predict when hot spots will be visible to JunoCam. Amateur image processing enthusiasts are onboard to create image products. Many of the earth flyby image products from Juno’s earth gravity assist were processed by amateurs. Between the planning and products will be the decision-making on what images to take when and why. We invite our colleagues to propose science questions for JunoCam to address, and to be part of the participatory process of deciding how to use our resources and scientifically analyze the data.

  18. SEED Labs 1 Crypto Lab Symmetric Key Ciphers

    E-print Network

    -dev Binary editor GHex. In this lab, we need to be able to view and modify files of binary format. Make sure from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii. 3 Lab Tasks 3.1 Task 1: Encryption usingSEED Labs 1 Crypto Lab ­ Symmetric Key Ciphers Copyright c 2006 - 2014 Wenliang Du, Syracuse

  19. Effective Lab Reports

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    Kraus, Mary Ellen

    The ability to write a good laboratory report is an essential skill for all scientists. For many students, however, producing a well-written lab report is a laborious task. This document presents some useful pointers on lab report writing, and a discussion of lab report content so that students will have a better idea of expectations for their work. Checklists are included so that students can insure that they have met the requirements. The file is available in both pdf and doc versions.

  20. National Lab Day

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    NSF joins other partners in National Lab Day, an initiative connecting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers with STEM professionals who volunteer to share their expertise--and their passion--for science and engineering with students. You can view video clips that explain the basics of what National Lab Day is and how it works, get tips from a professional educator about how to effectively help in the classroom and learn about some NSF-funded projects that already are conducting activities in the spirit of Lab Day.

  1. Bacterial Transformation Lab

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    This PDF, part of the classroom activities site by Biotechnology Education and Training Sequence Investment (BETSI), introduces the concept of recombinant DNA and a process called transformation. Here, instructors will find detailed lab instructions/diagrams that trace out the introduction of a recombinant plasmid into a foreign bacteria resulting in the "change of the bacteria's genetic make-up and traits." With the end result of the lab being a product that "glow[s] bright green," this will be a fun lab for any chemistry or biochemistry classroom. The site even playfully boasts, "[that] you will all be genetics engineers" by the end of this experiment!

  2. K-12 Neuroscience Education Outreach Program: Interactive Activities for Educating Students about Neuroscience.

    PubMed

    Deal, Alex L; Erickson, Kristen J; Bilsky, Edward J; Hillman, Susan J; Burman, Michael A

    2014-01-01

    The University of New England's Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences has developed a successful and growing K-12 outreach program that incorporates undergraduate and graduate/professional students. The program has several goals, including raising awareness about fundamental issues in neuroscience, supplementing science education in area schools and enhancing undergraduate and graduate/professional students' academic knowledge and skill set. The outreach curriculum is centered on core neuroscience themes including: Brain Safety, Neuroanatomy, Drugs of Abuse and Addiction, Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders, and Cognition and Brain Function. For each theme, lesson plans were developed based upon interactive, small-group activities. Additionally, we've organized our themes in a "Grow-up, Grow-out" approach. Grow-up refers to returning to a common theme, increasing in complexity as we revisit students from early elementary through high school. Grow-out refers to integrating other scientific fields into our lessons, such as the chemistry of addiction, the physics of brain injury and neuronal imaging. One of the more successful components of our program is our innovative team-based model of curriculum design. By creating a team of undergraduate, graduate/professional students and faculty, we create a unique multi-level mentoring opportunity that appears to be successful in enhancing undergraduate students' skills and knowledge. Preliminary assessments suggest that undergraduates believe they are enhancing their content knowledge and professional skills through our program. Additionally, we're having a significant, short-term impact on K-12 interest in science. Overall, our program appears to be enhancing the academic experience of our undergraduates and exciting K-12 students about the brain and science in general. PMID:25565921

  3. Project Iceberg: ANDRILL's Education and Outreach Site

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    Project Iceberg is the education and outreach site for ANDRILL (ANtarctic geologic DRILLing), a research project to drill and recover cores of sedimentary rock from the sea floor beneath the McMurdo Ice Shelf in order to construct a history of paleoenvironmental changes that will guide understanding of the scope, speed, and frequency of glacial and interglacial changes in Antarctica. The site features videos, photographs, and blogs documenting the project. A set of multimedia interactives lets users meet the members of the team, study the history of exploration in Antarctica, learn about ANDRILL drilling technology, and observe the accumulation and melting of ice sheets and ice shelves. A set of video journals features team members at work and interviews with personnel, and a photo gallery presents images of team members and scenes of the Antarctic landscape. Some team members operate blogs to keep users informed about what is happening on the ice, and there is also an educators page which features links to lessons, activities, and other resources about Antarctica.

  4. Gravity-Assist Mechanical Simulator for Outreach

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Doody, David F.; White, Victor E.; Schaff, Mitch D.

    2012-01-01

    There is no convenient way to demonstrate mechanically, as an outreach (or inreach) topic, the angular momentum trade-offs and the conservation of angular momentum associated with gravityassist interplanetary trajectories. The mechanical concepts that underlie gravity assist are often misunderstood or confused, possibly because there is no mechanical analog to it in everyday experience. The Gravity Assist Mech - anical Simulator is a hands-on solution to this longstanding technical communications challenge. Users intuitively grasp the concepts, meeting specific educational objectives. A manually spun wheel with high angular mass and low-friction bearings supplies momentum to an attached spherical neodymium magnet that represents a planet orbiting the Sun. A steel bearing ball following a trajectory across a glass plate above the wheel and magnet undergoes an elastic collision with the revolving magnet, illustrating the gravitational elastic collision between spacecraft and planet on a gravity-assist interplanetary trajectory. Manually supplying the angular momentum for the elastic collision, rather than observing an animation, intuitively conveys the concepts, meeting nine specific educational objectives. Many NASA and JPL interplanetary missions are enabled by the gravity-assist technique.

  5. Student Outreach with Renewable Energy Technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Buffinger, D. R.; Fuller, C. W.; Gordon, E. M.; Kalu, A.; Hepp, Aloysius F. (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    The Student Outreach with Renewable Energy Technology (SORET) program is an education program involving three Historically Black Colleges and Universities and NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. These three universities; Central State University (CSU), Savannah State University (SSU) and Wilberforce University (WU) are working together with NASA Glenn to use the theme of renewable energy to improve the science, engineering and technology education of minority students and to attract minority students to these fields. In this vein, a renewable energy laboratory course is being offered at WU with the goal of giving the students of WU and CSU hands on experiences. As part of this course, the students are constructing solar light posts for a local high school with a high minority population. A Physics teacher from this school and some of his high school students are involved with this project. A lecture course on energy systems and sustainability is being developed by SSU to be delivered via distance reaming to the other institutions. Summer activities are being planned at all three institutions involving student projects in renewable energy. For example, WU students will work on a study of the synthesis and properties of photovoltaic materials. In addition, CSU will present a weeklong summer program to high school students with the assistance of WU. This presentation will focus on the student involvement and achievements in the educational area to date and plot the future course of this program.

  6. Astronomical Outreach Through Visual and Interactive Demonstrations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, Ty R.; Morey, S. M.; Sanders, N. E.; DeCamp, S. J.

    2010-01-01

    Science Theatre is a science outreach program run by undergraduates at Michigan State University aimed to educate and excite the public about science. Currently the organization has created and is further developing an hour long presentation focusing on important concepts in astronomy such as solar system scale, phases of the moon, seasons, comets, and craters. In order to effectively engage K-12 students, Science Theatre will use visual and interactive demonstrations which break down the concepts into simple and easily accessible components that are modified in accordance with the age level and curriculum. For example, to teach students about the composition of a comet, Science Theatre performers will guide students through the construction of a small model comet using materials and a recipe provided by Science Theatre. The demonstrations are designed and documented so they may be performed by undergraduate volunteers at MSU, who may not have an extensive background in astronomy, with only limited training. Science Theatre will perform this show at no cost to schools across Michigan using materials and methods to which educators may not otherwise have access.

  7. USArray Public Outreach Activities: 2005-2012

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dorr, P. M.; Busby, R. W.; Hafner, K.; Taber, J.; Woodward, R.

    2012-12-01

    Since its inception as a pilot program in 2005, the highly successful Transportable Array Student Siting Program involved students and faculty from colleges and universities in the identification of sites for future Transportable Array stations in their region. More than 135 students from about 55 institutions conducted site reconnaissance for nearly 1375 sites from the West Coast to the East Coast, and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes and southern Canada. Students who participated in the program increased their professional skills and deepened their personal growth. Other USArray public outreach outcomes involve exciting informal education and media opportunities where information about EarthScope and its discoveries are shared with educators and the public. Examples include Ground Motion Visualizations and content sets for the Active Earth Monitor to articles in university, local and regional newspapers and stories appearing in national and international print and broadcast media. The Transportable Array has also been featured in documentaries produced by some of the world's most respected scientific and educational production companies. The Transportable Array has also had an impact on long-term seismic monitoring through its adopt-a-station program. There have been over 50 stations adopted to date, including stations that have enhanced existing networks, such as in Washington and Utah, and others that provide data for characterization of regional seismic hazard.

  8. Devious Lies: Adventures in Freelance Science Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fatland, D. R.

    2003-12-01

    Observations are given from two freelance science outreach projects undertaken by the author: Tutoring at-risk secondary students and teaching astronomy to 5th-7th graders in a camp retreat environment. Two recurring thematic challenges in these experiences are considered: First the 'Misperception Problem', the institutionalized chasm between the process of doing science and K-12 science education (wherein science is often portrayed as something distant and inaccessible, while ironically children are necessarily excellent scientists). And second the 'Engagement Problem', engaging a student's attention and energy by matching teaching material and--more importantly--teaching techniques to the student's state of development. The objective of this work is twofold: To learn how to address these two challenges and to empower the students in a manner independent of the scientific content of any particular subject. An underlying hypothesis is that confidence to problem solve (a desirable life-skill) can be made more accessible through a combination of problem solving by the student and seeing how others have solved seemingly impossible problems. This hypothesis (or agenda) compels an emphasis on critical thinking and raises the dilemma of reconciling non-directed teaching with very pointed conclusions about the verity of pseudo-science and ideas prevalent about science in popular culture. An interesting pedagogical found-object in this regard is the useful 'devious lie' which can encourage a student to question the assumption that the teacher (and by extension any professed expert) has the right answers.

  9. Learning by Viewing - Nobel Labs 360

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mather, John C.

    2013-01-01

    First of all, my thanks to the Nobel Lindau Foundation for their inspiration and leadership in sharing the excitement of scientific discovery with the public and with future scientists! I have had the pleasure of participating twice in the Lindau meetings, and recently worked with the Nobel Labs 360 project to show how we are building the world's greatest telescope yet, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). For the future, I see the greatest challenges for all the sciences in continued public outreach and inspiration. Outreach, so the public knows why we are doing what we are doing, and what difference it makes for them today and in the long-term future. Who knows what our destiny may be? It could be glorious, or not, depending on how we all behave. Inspiration, so that the most creative and inquisitive minds can pursue the scientific and engineering discoveries that are at the heart of so much of human prosperity, health, and progress. And, of course, national and local security depend on those discoveries too; scientists have been working with "the government" throughout recorded history. For the Lindau Nobel experiment, we have a truly abundant supply of knowledge and excitement, through the interactions of young scientists with the Nobelists, and through the lectures and the video recordings we can now share with the whole world across the Internet. But the challenge is always to draw attention! With 7 billion inhabitants on Earth, trying to earn a living and have some fun, there are plenty of competing opportunities and demands on us all. So what will draw attention to our efforts at Lindau? These days, word of mouth has become word of (computer) mouse, and ideas propagate as viruses ( or memes) across the Internet according to the interests of the participants. So our challenge is to find and match those interests, so that the efforts of our scientists, photographers, moviemakers, and writers are rewarded by our public. The world changes every day, so there is no one way to go, and everything is an experiment - sounds scientific, yes? I think our partnership with Volker Steger in the Nobel Labs 360 is one of the most interesting I have seen. Computer viewers can see our scientific habitats and begin to experience being there in person, panning a viewpoint up, down, and all around us, and seeing or hearing explanations of what we are doing.

  10. Dropping Knowledge Like Frozen Pumpkins: Successful Physics Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hook, E. A.

    2011-12-01

    The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional organization specifically designed for college students. A main purpose of SPS is to develop college students into effective members of the physics community; one of the best ways to do this is by promoting science outreach. College students are in a prime position to engage the public in outreach to increase scientific literacy: they're easier for younger, school-age students to identify with, they can reach young adults in a unique way, and they're old enough to seriously engage the general public. SPS helps hundreds of college chapters across the country engage in outreach. One such chapter is at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. The Rhodes College SPS chapter is active both in K12 schools and on its campus. Rhodes developed a position within its SPS structure to include an officer specifically related to handling outreach. For K12 schools this involved contacting teachers, organizing lessons, and holding training sessions for the college students preparing to teach the lessons. Rhodes SPS also focuses on campus outreach and trying to disabuse students of the notion that physics is stuffy, boring, and only for geniuses. Every fall, Rhodes SPS hosts an extremely popular annual Pumpkin Drop, as well as hosting demo shows, observatory open houses, and contests throughout the year for its students. One of the best received campus outreach programs is something called 'Stall Stories,' where SPS publishes a page flyer that goes in bathrooms around campus involving fun physics, a comic, and a list of SPS events. Rhodes SPS, like the national organization, has the goal of improving physics literacy among K12 students, college students, and the general public through effective outreach.

  11. Writing Better Lab Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Alex Sutherland

    2010-01-01

    As science teachers at a suburban California high school, the authors were concerned about the lab report conclusions written by their upper-level chemistry, biology, and ecology students--which were consistently of poor quality. Their work lacked inferenc

  12. Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour

    SciTech Connect

    None

    2013-07-13

    Take a virtual tour of the campus of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. You can see inside our two accelerators, three experimental areas, accelerator component fabrication and testing areas, high-performance computing areas and laser labs.

  13. AI Lab Faculty

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    Torrance, Mark C.

    This document is meant to introduce new graduate students in the MIT AI Lab to the faculty members of the laboratory and their research interests. Each entry consists of the faculty member's picture, if available, some ...

  14. Beyond Outreach: Expanding the UCI Astronomy Outreach Program to New Heights

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Smecker-Hane, T. A.; Mauzy-Melitz, D. K.; Hood, M. A.

    2010-08-01

    The Astronomy Outreach Program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has three major components: (1) tours of the UCI Observatory and visits to local K-12 classrooms that bring hands-on activities and telescopes into the local schools, (2) an annual Teacher's Workshop in Astronomy & Astrophysics, and (3) Visitor Nights at the Observatory for the general public that include lectures on astrophysics topics and star gazing with our telescopes. Here we describe the results of our year long partnership with Grade 3-12 teachers to expand the tour and classroom visit portion of our program. We developed curricula and survey tools for Grades 3, 5, and high school that addresses specific California State Science Content Standards and amplify the impact of our outreach visits to their classrooms and their tours of the UCI Observatory. We describe the lessons and hands-on activities developed for the curricula, report on the results of pre- and post-testing of the students to judge how much they learned and whether or not their attitudes about science have changed, and report on teachers' responses to the program. Many of the lessons and activities we developed are available on our website.

  15. PARK-IT! Elementary School Land Laboratories in Toledo City Parks. Curriculum Activity Guide, Grades 2-3.

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    DuFour, Marilyn Berry; Courter, Linda Kothera; Garvin, Dennis M.

    The project PARK-IT! represents a unique partnership between a public elementary school and a city park in which students and teachers utilize a small naturalized area of the park as a Land Laboratory, and in return become its stewards. The project also includes this curriculum activity guide which can assist teachers in using the Land Lab with…

  16. Global Change 1 Labs

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    University of Michigan

    This site from the University of Michigan lists the labs for a course on global change. Because of the complexity of global changes, it is often not enough to read about the workings of these phenomena. Modeling is used extensively in these labs because thinking about the dynamics of a system, extracting critical functioning parts, and attempting to build a model captures its essence by making assumptions to account for external variables. Also included are tips for web project development.

  17. Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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    Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama's marine education and research center. Lab also provides a public aquarium that focuses solely on the native eco-systems of the Mobile Bay estuary. Site provides information on graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, faculty, facilities, and news and events. Explore the Education and Aquarium sections for teacher resources and information on workshops, student summer camps, and academic-year programs.

  18. Mars Robotics in the Elementary School

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bonett, D.

    2003-05-01

    Kenneth E. Little Elementary is a public school grades Pre-K to 5th in Bacliff, Texas. It has an ethnically diverse population of one-thousand boys and girls. It is a Title 1 school with eighty-six percent of the students receiving free or reduced meals. K.E. Little has a large at-risk population with a thirty-three percent transition rate. The Young Astronauts @ K.E. Little is an on-going afterschool space science program in it's third year of operation. Thirty students,fourth and fifth grade, were involved in our spring robotics program. Each co-operative group was assigned a LEGO robotics kit to inventory,organize, and familiarize themselves with. Each team made decisions, by consensus, concerning the robots design and capabilities. Students used the Dell Computer Lab on campus to program their robots. Although time did not permit the construction of a simulated Martian landscape, future Young Astronauts will continue this project in January 2004.

  19. Health information outreach: the land-grant mission

    PubMed Central

    McGowan, Julie J.

    2000-01-01

    Service to the state is one of the core principles of the land-grant mission. This concept of service is also fundamental to a significant number of outreach activities in academic health sciences libraries, particularly those libraries affiliated with the public land-grant universities. The Dana Medical Library at the University of Vermont has a lengthy tradition of outreach to health care providers and health care consumers of the State of Vermont. Building on the foundation of the land-grant institution—which grew out of federal legislation introduced in the mid nineteenth century by Justin Morrill, Vermont's congressional representative—the Dana Medical Library has based its outreach activities on its dedication of service to the state in the promotion of healthy citizens through information dissemination in support of health care delivery. Reengineering library services designed to meet the specific information needs of its diverse clientele, partnering with disparate health care organizations, and relying on fees for service to expand its outreach activities, the Dana Medical Library has redefined the concept of health information outreach for the new millennium. PMID:11055303

  20. Dawn Mission's Education and Public Outreach Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McFadden, Lucy-Ann A.; Wise, J.; Ristvey, J.; Warner, E. M.

    2007-10-01

    NASA's Dawn mission, the 9th Discovery mission, is the first to orbit two solar system bodies: Vesta (Oct 2011-Apr 2012), then Ceres (Feb-Jul 2015), the most massive Main Belt asteroids. The Education and Public Outreach (EPO) goals are to inspire the next generation of explorers; motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); to enhance the quality of STEM education at the K-13 level and engage the public in exploration and discovery. Dawn's website (dawn.jpl.nasa.gov) is central to the dissemination of products and activities. The Dawn E-Newsletter, with 2,301 subscribers, is produced on a quarterly basis. Leonard Nimoy narrated the mission video available on Google videos. Dawn Young Engineers build a paper model of the Dawn spacecraft and submit photos with their constructions. 366,050 names were collected to send to the asteroids. Speaker's kits for the Solar System Ambassadors are online and a poster can be printed via web at a local Office Max. Educational materials about dwarf planets, history and discovery of asteroids, ion propulsion and finding meteorites have been developed. In addition, numerous activities including an interactive activity on ion propulsion, identifying craters (ClickWorkers) and observing asteroids (Telescopes in Education and Amateur Observers' Program) appeal to formal and informal educational audiences. Educators from over 20 states convened in Florida for a workshop in June with the opportunity to meet mission scientists, learn about the modules and activities, observe Vesta through a telescope and tour KSFC. Plans for the coming years include developing modules on instrumentation, theories of the origin of the solar system and data analysis. A planetarium show, museum displays, a video field trip to the asteroid belt and additional educator workshops are planned. This work is funded by NASA's Discovery Program.

  1. Changing perceptions one classroom at a time: Evaluation results from the Solar Dynamics Observatory formal Education and Public Outreach programs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wawro, M.; Haden, C.

    2013-12-01

    The Solar Dynamics Observatory's (SDO) education and public outreach (EPO) team has developed and implemented a number of formal education programs for K-12 students and teachers. Programs include the Day At Goddard field trip for high school students, SDO Ambassador in the Classroom outreach to elementary classrooms, and teacher support materials for solar science education. These programs have been designed to foster student interest and engagement in science especially solar science, and increase their awareness and interest in NASA and STEM careers. Magnolia Consulting, who worked closely with the SDO EPO team to both design a substantive evaluation program, as well as improve the education programs offered, has extensively evaluated these programs. Evaluation findings indicate that teachers highly value the opportunities and resources provided by SDO EPO and that student impacts include increased interest and engagement in solar science topics and awareness of STEM careers. This presentation will be a summary of the results of the evaluation of these formal education programs including lessons learned that can be of value to the STEM EPO community.

  2. Restrooms Newhouse 1 201 Glavin Magazine Lab

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    Raina, Ramesh

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  3. 75 FR 13141 - The Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO); Notice...

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    2010-03-18

    ...Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training The Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO); Notice...Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO)...

  4. Mineral Physics Research on Earth's Core and UTeach Outreach Activities at UT Austin

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lin, J.; Wheat, A. J.

    2011-12-01

    Comprehension of the alloying effects of major candidate light elements on the phase diagram and elasticity of iron addresses pressing issues on the composition, thermal structures, and seismic features of the Earth's core. Integrating this mineral physics research with the educational objectives of the CAREER award was facilitated by collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin's premier teaching program, UTeach. The UTeach summer outreach program hosts three one-week summer camps every year exposing K-12th graders to university level academia, emphasizing math and science initiatives and research. Each week of the camp either focuses on math, chemistry, or geology. Many of the students were underrepresented minorities and some required simultaneous translation; this is an effect of the demographics of the region, and caused some language barrier challenges. The students' opportunity to see first-hand what it is like to be on a university campus, as well as being in a research environment, such as the mineral physics lab, helps them to visualize themselves in academia in the future. A collection of displayable materials with information about deep-Earth research were made available to participating students and teachers to disseminate accurate scientific knowledge and enthusiasm. These items included a diamond anvil cell and diagrams of the diamond crystal structure, the layers of the Earth, and the phases of carbon to show that one element can have very different physical properties purely based on differences in structure. The students learned how advanced X-ray and optical laser spectroscopies are used to study properties of planetary materials in the diamond anvil cell. Stress was greatly placed on the basic mathematical relationship between force, area, and pressure, the fundamental principle involved with diamond anvil cell research. Undergraduate researchers from the lab participated in the presentations and hands-on experiments, and answered any questions the young students had about college life and studies. Outreach benefits include effective and organized collaborations with the UTeach program, which prepares undergraduates at UT-Austin to teach secondary science courses, as well as positive connections made with Austin-area science teachers, providing them with alternative knowledge and experience to share with their students in the classroom. The CAREER award offers an excellent venue to connect the PI's research and educational activities, and has made constructive impacts on the PI's career development and on his continuation in this frontier research. The students who visited the lab wrote thank you cards, some expressing great interest in being scientists, geophysicists, and chemical engineers, as well as drawings of diamond anvil cells and the pressure/area relationship, showing excellent comprehension of the subject matter. Program improvements may lie in also outreaching to teachers to create stronger relationships in an effort to enrich curricula and keep students aware of research and degree options as the time to enter college nears.

  5. Acoustics in the elementary classroom

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hansen, Uwe J.

    2005-04-01

    The need for increased science exposure at all educational levels continues to be acute. Science is almost universally perceived as difficult, and its ability to raise the quality of life in the presence of apparently insurmountable social problems is increasingly suspect. Over the past 15 years we have conducted teacher workshops, visited classrooms, have organized hands-on demonstration sessions, judged science fairs, and mentored high school students in research efforts, all in an attempt to raise the level of enthusiasm for science. A look ahead suggests that the need continues. Elementary school teachers all too often limit their own science skills to plants and animals, and thus physics concepts do not get the exposure needed to generate the necessary excitement for the physical sciences. Workshops for Elementary grade teachers will be described, which are aimed at preparing teachers to use music as a vehicle to introduce basic physics concepts in the upper elementary grades.

  6. Promoting Science via an Equipment Loan Outreach Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Krieble, Kelly; Salter, Carl

    2008-05-01

    An important component of many college and university science programs is that of community outreach. Some of the more typical kinds of outreach activities include teacher training workshops, public lectures, open house "science days," and school demonstration visits. The latter activity usually consists of students and faculty transporting equipment from their institution to a local secondary school to provide "hands-on" demonstrations or activities to a few science classes. One problem with such visits is the short interaction time (usually an hour or so), which often comes and goes and is soon forgotten by the participating students. We discuss in this paper the specifics of an outreach program that has been successful in addressing this and other issues.

  7. Leveraging Outreach Efforts for Big-Impact Results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fisher, D.; Leon, N.

    2000-10-01

    The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) strongly emphasizes the importance of public and educational outreach as an intrinsic part of every space mission. Not only is it necessary to gain and retain public support for space science missions, but also it is an explicit mandate that NASA make every effort to offer genuine and accessible value to the general public in exchange for its support. The product of value is, first of all, information. Of course part of this outreach effort includes industrial technology transfer and free access to raw data for study by science investigators. But an equally important part includes reaching out to a number of different audiences, including those younger members of our society who will soon be choosing their careers, paying taxes, voting, and helping to decide the direction that space exploration and other scientific research will -- or will not -- take in the coming decades. NASA seeks to implement this commitment through each of its space missions Thus, each NASA mission needs include a small budget for public and educational outreach. But how can these missions best use this resource? This paper describes in some detail the approach taken by a small educational outreach team for NASA's New Millennium Program (NMP). The outreach team's approach is twofold: develop a highly desirable suite of products designed to appeal to, as well as inform, a variety of different audiences; then negotiate relationships with existing channels for dissemination of these products. This latter task is normally the most expensive part of outreach. The paper will describe in some detail both the products and the "marketing" approach for those products.

  8. Google's Geo Education Outreach: Results and Discussion of Outreach Trip to Alaskan High Schools.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kolb, E. J.; Bailey, J.; Bishop, A.; Cain, J.; Goddard, M.; Hurowitz, K.; Kennedy, K.; Ornduff, T.; Sfraga, M.; Wernecke, J.

    2008-12-01

    The focus of Google's Geo Education outreach efforts (http://www.google.com/educators/geo.html) is on helping primary, secondary, and post-secondary educators incorporate Google Earth and Sky, Google Maps, and SketchUp into their classroom lessons. In partnership with the University of Alaska, our Geo Education team members visited several remote Alaskan high schools during a one-week period in September. At each school, we led several 40-minute hands-on learning sessions in which Google products were used by the students to investigate local geologic and environmental processes. For the teachers, we provided several resources including follow-on lesson plans, example KML-based lessons, useful URL's, and website resources that multiple users can contribute to. This talk will highlight results of the trip and discuss how educators can access and use Google's Geo Education resources.

  9. Advertising public outreach--going where the people are

    SciTech Connect

    Bradford, D.; Burns, D. [Science Applications International Corp., Las Vegas, NV (United States)

    1994-12-31

    In a continuing effort to invite new and larger segments of the public to participate in Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) Public Outreach Programs, examination of methods to enhance existing Public Outreach advertising programs began in 1993. Apart from the desire to promote greater public awareness and participation of the YMP, the Project itself is receiving less coverage of its scientific aspects in the local media. Since the public is already comfortable receiving messages in these media, this becomes an additional reason to explore and study advertising as a platform for invitations to the public.

  10. Getting to Yes: Supporting Scientists in Education and Public Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Buhr, S. M.; Lynds, S. E.; Smith, L. K.

    2011-12-01

    Research scientists are busy people, with many demands on their time and few institutional rewards for engagement in education and public outreach (EPO). However, scientist involvement in education has been called for by funding agencies, education researchers and the scientific organizations. In support of this idea, educators consistently rate interaction with scientists as the most meaningful element of an outreach project. What factors help scientists become engaged in EPO, and why do scientists stay engaged? This presentation describes the research-based motivations and barriers for scientists to be engaged in EPO, presents strategies for overcoming barriers, and describes elements of EPO that encourage and support scientist engagement.

  11. Teacher education professionals as partners in health science outreach.

    PubMed

    Houtz, Lynne E; Kosoko-Lasaki, Omofolasade; Zardetto-Smith, Andrea M; Mu, Keli; Royeen, Charlotte B

    2004-01-01

    Medical school and other health science outreach programs to educate and recruit precollege students always have relied on successful collaborative efforts. Creighton University shares the value, significance, and strategies of involving teacher education professionals in several of its current outreach programs, including HPPI, Brains Rule! Neuroscience Expositions, and HHMI Build a Human Project. The education department partner serves as an essential team member in the development, implementation, assessment, and dissemination of these projects to promote science and mathematics achievement and interest in medical careers. Specific examples and mistakes to avoid are included. PMID:15503749

  12. ESO Science Outreach Network in Poland during 2011-2013

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    Czart, Krzysztof

    2014-12-01

    ESON Poland works since 2010. One of the main tasks of the ESO Science Outreach Network (ESON) is translation of various materials at ESO website, as well as contacts with journalists. We support also science festivals, conferences, contests, exhibitions, astronomy camps and workshops and other educational and outreach activities. During 2011-2013 we supported events like ESO Astronomy Camp 2013, ESO Industry Days in Warsaw, Warsaw Science Festival, Torun Festival of Science and Art, international astronomy olympiad held in Poland and many others. Among big tasks there was also translation of over 60 ESOcast movies.

  13. The Gaia mission a rich resource for outreach activities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    O'Flaherty, K. S.; Douglas, J.; Prusti, T.

    2008-07-01

    Space science missions, and astronomy missions in particular, capture the public imagination at all levels. ESA's Gaia mission is no exception to this. In addition to its key scientific goal of providing new insight into the origin, formation, and evolution of the Milky Way, Gaia also touches on many other scientific topics of broad appeal, for example, solar system objects, stars (including rare and exotic ones), dark matter, gravitational light bending. The mission naturally provides a rich resource for outreach possibilities whether it be to the general public, or to specific interest groups, such as scientists from other fields or educators. We present some examples of possible outreach activities for Gaia.

  14. Documentation as Problem Solving for Literacy Outreach Programs

    SciTech Connect

    Girill, T R

    2004-07-06

    Age-appropriate technical writing lessons for underperforming high-school students can offer them an innovative, ''authentic'' way to improve how they read and write. Thus the techniques and principles of effective technical communication routinely applied at work also provide a positive response to one of today's great educational challenges. This workshop shows participants how to (1) introduce English and science teachers to the value of technical writing as a response to school literacy problems, (2) prepare plausible practice exercises to help students improve their basic literacy, and (3) recognize and respond to known literacy outreach pitfalls. Every effective literacy outreach project based on technical writing needs to address four key problems.

  15. Education and public outreach on gravitational-wave astronomy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hendry, M.; Bradaschia, C.; Audley, H.; Barke, S.; Blair, D. G.; Christensen, N.; Danzmann, K.; Freise, A.; Gerberding, O.; Knispel, B.; Lieser, M.; Mandel, I.; Moore, T.; Stuver, A.; Whiting, B.

    2014-08-01

    In this paper we summarise the presentations given during the "Education and Public Outreach on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy" parallel session at the GR-20/Amaldi conference, held in Warsaw, July 2013. The talks presented demonstrate the wide range of education and public outreach activities being undertaken in the field of gravitational-wave astronomy—across science festivals, science education centers, junior schools and high schools, colleges and universities, via both face-to-face delivery and (increasingly) the internet and social media.

  16. Google Earth for Public Outreach Through Scientific Visualizations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tuxen-Bettman, K.

    2008-12-01

    Google Earth Outreach helps non-profit and public benefit groups put their data online in a geographic context using Google Earth and Maps. This improves their outreach and communication with the world, and can effectively impact policy and public understanding of science. We will explore several exceptional examples that use Google Earth and Maps to display scientific data and share it with the world. You will learn what is necessary to get started on building your Earth or Maps application, which can allow your colleagues or the public to access, explore, and understand your data.

  17. Promoting the Educational Attainment of Adults: The Potential Role of Youth-Oriented Precollege Outreach Programs

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    Perna, Laura; Walsh, Erin; Fester, Rachel

    2011-01-01

    This study draws on data collected from case studies of four precollege outreach programs and a survey of program administrators to explore the ways that youth-oriented precollege outreach programs may promote the educational attainment of the parents of participating students. The results suggest that precollege outreach programs may expand the…

  18. Promoting Strategic STEM Education Outreach Programming Using a Systems-Based STEM-EO Model

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ward, Annmarie R.

    2015-01-01

    In this paper a STEM Education Outreach (STEM-EO) Model for promoting strategic university outreach programming at Penn State University to the benefit of university, school district and community stakeholders is described. The model considers STEM-EO as a complex system involving overarching learning goals addressed within four outreach domains…

  19. Public library outreach as a function of staffing and metropolitan location

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Denice Adkins; Elizabeth Bala

    2004-01-01

    Library literature suggests that staffing and metropolitan status may affect a public library's provision of outreach efforts. Data from a 1999 survey of Arizona public library service outlets do not support the role of metropolitan status in outreach provision but reaffirms the role of staffing. In this dataset, Arizona public library service outlets had ongoing outreach efforts, with schools and

  20. An Integrative Approach to Archival Outreach: A Case Study of Becoming Part of the Constituents' Community

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    Rettig, Patricia J.

    2007-01-01

    Archival outreach, an essential activity for any repository, should focus on what constituents are already doing and capitalize on existing venues related to the repository's subject area. The Water Resources Archive at Colorado State University successfully undertook this integrative approach to outreach. Detailed in the article are outreach

  1. HIV Prevention Outreach in Black Communities of Three Rural North Florida Counties

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emma J. Brown; Joseph S. Brown

    2003-01-01

    Literature to guide HIV prevention outreach for southeastern rural blacks is limited despite the increasing prevalence of HIV infection in this population. Three men and one woman conducted HIV prevention outreach in three north Florida rural counties in teams of two. The workers received five days of training in additional homework assignments. The workers used HIV\\/AIDS outreach surveys to guide

  2. Student Outreach With Renewable Energy Technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Clark, Eric B. (Technical Monitor); Buffinger, D.; Fuller, C.; Kalu, A.

    2003-01-01

    The Student Outreach with Renewable Energy Technology (SORET) program is a joint grant that involves a collaboration between three HBCU's (Central State University, Savannah State University, and Wilberforce University) and NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. The overall goal of the grant is to increase the interest of minority students in the technical disciplines, to encourage participating minority students to continue their undergraduate study in these disciplines, and to promote graduate school to these students. As a part of SORET, Central State University has developed an undergraduate research associates program over the past two years. As part of this program, students are required to take special laboratory courses offered at Wilberforce University that involve the application of renewable energy systems. The course requires the students to design, construct, and install a renewable energy project. In addition to the applied renewable energy course, Central State University provided four undergraduate research associates the opportunity to participate in summer internships at Texas Southern University (Renewable Energy Environmental Protection Program) and the Cleveland African-American Museum (Renewable Energy Summer Camp for High School Students) an activity co sponsored by NASA and the Cleveland African-American Museum. Savannah State University held a high school summer program with a theme of the Direct Impact of Science on Our Every Day Lives. The purpose of the institute was to whet the interest of students in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) by demonstrating the effectiveness of science to address real world problems. The 2001 institute involved the design and installation of a PV water pumping system at the Center for Advanced Water Technology and Energy Systems at Savannah State. Both high school students and undergraduates contributed to this project. Wilberforce University has used NASA support to provide resources for an Applied Renewable Energy Laboratory offered to both Central State and Wilberforce students. In addition, research endeavors for high school and undergraduates were funded during the summer. The research involved attempts to layer photovoltaic materials on a conducting polymer (polypyrrole) substrate. Two undergraduate students who were interested in polymer research originated this concept. Finally, the university was able to purchase a meteorological station to assist in the analysis of the solar/wind hybrid power system operating at the university.

  3. The Tweeting Ice Shelf: geophysics and outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Van Liefferinge, Brice; Berger, Sophie; Drews, Reinhard; Pattyn, Frank

    2015-04-01

    Over the last decade the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets have contributed about one third of the annual sea level rise (Hanna et al., 2013). However, it remains difficult to reconcile global mass balance estimates obtained from different satellite-based methods. A typical approach is to balance the mass input from atmospheric modelling with the outgoing mass flux at the ice-sheet boundary (Shepherd et al., 2012). The flux calculations at the boundary rely on satellite-derived surface velocities, which are currently only available as snapshots in time, and which need ground truth for validation. Here, we report on continuous, year-round measurements that aim at improving the input-output method in several aspects and carefully map the flow speed allowing for detecting seasonal variability. For this purpose, we set up in December 2014 three stand-alone single-frequency GPSes on the Roi Baudouin ice shelf (East Antarctica). The GPSes are installed across a surface depression (typical for large ice-shelf channels), where subglacial melting is expected. This setup allows us to investigate how these channels behave, i.e., if they become wider, whether or not they enhance the ice flow, and, in combination with an installed phase-sensitive radar, what amount of melting occurs below the channels in contact with the ocean. The GPS data are transmitted on a daily basis. Ice-shelf velocity is derived from the raw hourly location following the methods described in den Ouden et al. (2010), Dunse et al. (2012), and Ahlstrøm et al. (2013). However, a reference station has not been used for the correction. Basic processing involves outliers removal, smoothing, time-series analysis and comparison with tidal models. The project comes alongside an outreach event: on a weekly basis, the ice shelf 'tweets' its position, motion and relays other information with respect to the project. The GPS systems can be followed on Twitter via @TweetinIceShelf as well as the Tweeting Ice Shelf's blog (http://tweetiniceshelf.blogspot.com).

  4. Planning an Effective Speakers Outreach Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McDonald, Malcolm W.

    1996-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and, in particular, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) have played pivotal roles in the advancement of space exploration and space-related science and discovery since the early 1960's. Many of the extraordinary accomplishments and advancements of NASA and MSFC have gone largely unheralded to the general public, though they often border on the miraculous. This lack of suitable and deserved announcement of these "miracles" seems to have occurred because NASA engineers and scientists are inclined to regard extraordinary accomplishment as a normal course of events. The goal in this project has been to determine an effective structure and mechanism for communicating to the general public the extent to which our investment in our US civilian space program, NASA, is, in fact, a very wise investment. The project has involved discerning important messages of truth which beg to be conveyed to the public. It also sought to identify MSFC personnel who are particularly effective as messengers or communicators. A third aspect of the project was to identify particular target audiences who would appreciate knowing the facts about their NASA investment. The intent is to incorporate the results into the formation of an effective, proactive MSFC speakers bureau. A corollary accomplishment for the summer was participation in the formation of an educational outreach program known as Nasa Ambassadors. Nasa Ambassadors are chosen from the participants in the various MSFC summer programs including: Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP), Science Teacher Enrichment Program (STEP), Community College Enrichment Program (CCEP), Joint Venture (JOVE) program, and the NASA Academy program. NASA Ambassadors agree to make pre-packaged NASA-related presentations to non-academic audiences in their home communities. The packaged presentations were created by a small cadre of participants from the 1996 MSFC summer programs, volunteering their time beyond their normal NASA summer research commitment. A total of eight presentations were created and made available for use by NASA Ambassadors. A major segment of the research effort during the summer has been devoted to verifying and documenting certain "spinoff' contributions of NASA technology and in determining their relevance and impact to our society and our nation's economy. The purpose behind the verification/documentation research has been to shed light on the question of whether or not our NASA investment is a wise investment. It has revealed that NASA is a wise investment.

  5. Educational Outreach: The Space Science Road Show

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cox, N. L. J.

    2002-01-01

    The poster presented will give an overview of a study towards a "Space Road Show". The topic of this show is space science. The target group is adolescents, aged 12 to 15, at Dutch high schools. The show and its accompanying experiments would be supported with suitable educational material. Science teachers at schools can decide for themselves if they want to use this material in advance, afterwards or not at all. The aims of this outreach effort are: to motivate students for space science and engineering, to help them understand the importance of (space) research, to give them a positive feeling about the possibilities offered by space and in the process give them useful knowledge on space basics. The show revolves around three main themes: applications, science and society. First the students will get some historical background on the importance of space/astronomy to civilization. Secondly they will learn more about novel uses of space. On the one hand they will learn of "Views on Earth" involving technologies like Remote Sensing (or Spying), Communication, Broadcasting, GPS and Telemedicine. On the other hand they will experience "Views on Space" illustrated by past, present and future space research missions, like the space exploration missions (Cassini/Huygens, Mars Express and Rosetta) and the astronomy missions (Soho and XMM). Meanwhile, the students will learn more about the technology of launchers and satellites needed to accomplish these space missions. Throughout the show and especially towards the end attention will be paid to the third theme "Why go to space"? Other reasons for people to get into space will be explored. An important question in this is the commercial (manned) exploration of space. Thus, the questions of benefit of space to society are integrated in the entire show. It raises some fundamental questions about the effects of space travel on our environment, poverty and other moral issues. The show attempts to connect scientific with community thought. The difficulty with a show this elaborate and intricate is communicating on a level understandable for teenagers, whilst not treating them like children. Professional space scientists know how easy it is to lose oneself in technical specifics. This would, of course, only confuse young people. The author would like to discuss the ideas for this show with a knowledgeable audience and hopefully get some (constructive) feedback.

  6. Biology: Online Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Like many other academic publishers, McGraw Hill often creates supplementary online materials to be used in conjunction with their various publications. This particular collection of online materials is meant to be used with one of their recent biology textbooks, but they can certainly be used as stand-alone educational resources for persons interested in the biological sciences. This particular site contains 31 virtual labs that cover topics like evolution, regulatory genes, iron stress in diatoms, and gene technology. These labs are recreations of actual scientific experiments, and visitors are given background information on a topic, an explanation of the researcher's observation, and an overview of how they set up their experiment. The goal of these labs is to help make students and others more comfortable working with primary sources. Finally, the site also includes interviews with principal investigators from the University of Michigan, the University of Albert, and Auburn University.

  7. Bacterial Identification Virtual Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab provides interested parties with a great way to learn about the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences. Visitors can enter the lab and get started by preparing samples from a patient, copying the desired pieces of the DNA, and then sequencing and analyzing the DNA. The entire experience is quite interactive: visitors can record their observations in the Notebook area and also learn about the various samples, which were obtained from stool, lymph nodes, urine, and blood. Finally, there's the Reference area, which contains a glossary of terms, a list of tools in the lab, and an encyclopedia of selected bacteria and other pathogens.

  8. Poverty Action Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Many laboratories focus their attention on topics like Alzheimer's research, but this laboratory at MIT focuses on poverty. The objective of their work at the Poverty Action Lab is "to improve the effectiveness of poverty programs by providing policy makers with clear scientific results that help shape successful polices to combat poverty." The Lab was started in June 2003 by a group of professors at MIT and their collaborators. Visitors to the site will note that the materials here are divided into sections that include "Research", "People", "News", and "Courses". The "Research" section is a great place to start as policy makers and others can look over their completed projects (such as "Discrimination in the Job Market") and their publications. Moving on, visitors can click on the "People" section to learn more about their staff and directors. Finally, those who are curious about the reach of the Poverty Lab's work will want to look at their media features in the "News" section.

  9. MethLAB

    PubMed Central

    Kilaru, Varun; Barfield, Richard T; Schroeder, James W; Smith, Alicia K

    2012-01-01

    Recent evidence suggests that DNA methylation changes may underlie numerous complex traits and diseases. The advent of commercial, array-based methods to interrogate DNA methylation has led to a profusion of epigenetic studies in the literature. Array-based methods, such as the popular Illumina GoldenGate and Infinium platforms, estimate the proportion of DNA methylated at single-base resolution for thousands of CpG sites across the genome. These arrays generate enormous amounts of data, but few software resources exist for efficient and flexible analysis of these data. We developed a software package called MethLAB (http://genetics.emory.edu/conneely/MethLAB) using R, an open source statistical language that can be edited to suit the needs of the user. MethLAB features a graphical user interface (GUI) with a menu-driven format designed to efficiently read in and manipulate array-based methylation data in a user-friendly manner. MethLAB tests for association between methylation and relevant phenotypes by fitting a separate linear model for each CpG site. These models can incorporate both continuous and categorical phenotypes and covariates, as well as fixed or random batch or chip effects. MethLAB accounts for multiple testing by controlling the false discovery rate (FDR) at a user-specified level. Standard output includes a spreadsheet-ready text file and an array of publication-quality figures. Considering the growing interest in and availability of DNA methylation data, there is a great need for user-friendly open source analytical tools. With MethLAB, we present a timely resource that will allow users with no programming experience to implement flexible and powerful analyses of DNA methylation data. PMID:22430798

  10. Nanotechnology Lab Visit

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Teachers' Domain presents this video as part of a series on advanced technological education. This segment shows what goes on in a nanofabrication lab, as well as the basics of the nanotechnology industry. The top-down fabrication process of photolithography is shown, as well as the protective measures required to work in a nanofabrication lab. The video may be viewed online or downloaded. To download the clip, users must create a free login for Teachers' Domain. Running time for this Quick Time video is 3:53. Educators will also find a background essay, discussion questions, and standards alignment for the material.

  11. MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Luu,Ui

    The MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity was developed by Ui Luu as part of NetWorks National Externship Program for faculty. The lab activity studies the force and impact data collected from a MEMS Accelerometer, same as the device used in automobiles to launch a safety airbag. Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to define: acceleration, force, mass, Newton's Second Law of Motion, and Newton's Third Law of Motion. They will also be able to run data acquisition systems and use graphing tools to perform data analysis. This is a great resource for student and educators in a physics and simply science classroom.

  12. UC Berkeley Lab Notes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of California at Berkeley College of Engineering publishes Lab Notes, a newsletter from the Public Affairs Office. The mission is "to illuminate groundbreaking research underway today at the College of Engineering that will dramatically change our lives tomorrow." Lab Notes is available online free of charge. Articles in the November 2004 issue highlight robot technology, satellite communications, and a radio observatory project. Each short article includes images or videos and links to related articles and researchers' websites. Previous issues are saved in an online archive.

  13. Virtual Lab Educational Software

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    Hogan, Patrick

    NASA Learning Technologies (NLT) is a NASA R&D effort for the engineering of teaching tools that deliver NASA content in the most engaging and dynamic manner possible. NLT builds the pipeline and the delivery point for unencumbered access to the best data NASA has to provide. Virtual Lab completely emulates a scanning electron microscope and allows any user to zoom and focus into a variety of built-in microscopic samples. It also comes with a set of educational materials such as a demo on how a SEM works and movies of the real thing in action. Virtual Lab is freely available with a growing library of samples to choose from.

  14. Jefferson Lab: Science Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Jefferson Lab carries out its long-term commitment to science education by providing a host of teacher resources, games, and science lessons. Students can find a periodic table offering physical characteristics and information on the history and uses of each element. The Student Zone contains a virtual lab tour, glossary of scientific terms, and materials on internships. Teachers can locate pdf downloads of many hands-on activities on many science subjects such as microscopes, magnets, and measuring. The website introduces educational events and educational programs for both teachers and students.

  15. Economics in the Elementary School

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    Kelton, Dave

    1976-01-01

    Fourth and fifth grade students at Bulman Elementary School, Redford, Michigan, learn economics concepts by selling potato chips: company stocks are sold and part of the profit is invested in a student-run bank which has checking accounts and issues monthly statements. (AV)

  16. New Building Manual, Elementary School.

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    Van Hoose, Richard

    A guide for planning elementary school facilities designed to aid architects and school staff when interpreting the needs of children and the school program in relation to space, arrangement, and facilities. General information regarding school planning, educational objectives, curriculum, and instruction to architects is contained. Various kinds…

  17. Learning Electricity in Elementary School

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    Azaiza, Ibtisam; Bar, Varda; Galili, Igal

    2006-01-01

    The study investigated elementary school pupils' ideas concerning the concept of electricity and the effect of school instruction on the pupil's views. Pupils of different cultural backgrounds were assessed to ascertain their knowledge in four areas: Relation of certain natural phenomena to electricity; Mental models (images) of direct current in…

  18. Learning Electricity in Elementary School

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ibtisam Azaiza; Varda Bar; Igal Galili

    2006-01-01

    The study investigated elementary school pupils' ideas concerning the concept of electricity and the effect of school instruction on the pupil's views. Pupils of different cultural backgrounds were assessed to ascertain their knowledge in four areas: Relation of certain natural phenomena to electricity; Mental models (images) of direct current in a circuit; Images possessed regarding electricity and electric current. Pupils'

  19. Elementary Science Curriculum, Grade 6.

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    Stoneham Public Schools, MA.

    This is one of a set of curriculum guides for the Stoneham Elementary School Science Program (see SE 012 153 - SE 012 158). Each guide contains a chart illustrating the scope and sequence of the physical, life, and earth sciences introduced at each grade level. For each of the topics introduced at this grade level an overview of the topic, a list…

  20. Reengineering Elementary Accounting. Final Report.

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    California State Univ., Chico.

    This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a 3-year project at California State University Chico (CSUC) to reengineer the 2-semester elementary accounting course. The new model emphasized, first, shifting from the traditional view of the preparer of accounting information to that of the user; second, forcing the student to adopt…

  1. Career Education for Elementary Grades.

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    Dianna, Michael A.

    Information and activities are provided to help elementary school teachers develop a career education "environment" for children. Ten basic premises of career education are outlined, and the key ideas and terms that emerge from the premises are defined. The eight goals of career education are set forth to provide the teacher with a base from which…

  2. Elementary Students' Metaphors for Democracy

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    Dundar, Hakan

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the research was to reveal elementary 8th grade students' opinions concerning democracy with the aid of metaphors. The students were asked to produce metaphors about the concept of democracy. 140 students from 3 public schools in Ankara (Turkey) participated in the research. 55% of the students were females and 45% were males. The…

  3. Play Therapy in Elementary Schools

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    Landreth, Garry L.; Ray, Dee C.; Bratton, Sue C.

    2009-01-01

    Because the child's world is a world of action and activity, play therapy provides the psychologist in elementary-school settings with an opportunity to enter the child's world. In the play therapy relationship, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language. Therefore, children play out their problems, experiences, concerns, and…

  4. Multicultural Mini-Units. Elementary.

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    Flora, Sherrill B.

    The teaching mini-units in this teacher's guide are designed for use with elementary level students. Thematic study units are given for each of the following countries or continents: Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the…

  5. Assessment in Elementary Dance Education

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    Englebright, Krissa; Mahoney, Meg Robson

    2012-01-01

    In this article, two public school elementary dance educators share their experiences developing and implementing dance performance assessments. The assessments were developed for the State of Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to assess student learning in dance education and bring dance assessment to an equal platform…

  6. Calculator Use in Elementary Grades

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This one-page position paper of the NCTM discusses the role of calculators in the elementary classroom. It describes the rationale for using them and explains how selective and strategic use helps develop students' mathematics understanding. The paper cites a number of references for further reading.

  7. Elementary Keyboarding Software Product Reports.

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    Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

    This report provides detailed product descriptions of 45 software programs designed to teach or improve the keyboarding skills of elementary school students that were identified by the MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Information and Software for Teachers) staff. The descriptions include program titles, producer names, costs, grade levels, hardware,…

  8. Parent Education and Elementary Counseling.

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    Lamb, Jackie; Lamb, Wesley A.

    This monograph serves as an overview of theory and technique for parent training, most specifically through the implementation of programs led by the elementary school counselor and the school psychologist. This document explores the history, basic assumptions, goals, training procedures, training of trainers, and references and resources from a…

  9. The Elementary Substitute Teacher Questionnaire.

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    Mastrian, Lou; And Others

    The purpose of this paper is to present a 50-item instrument (Appendix B) designed to assess needs for elementary school substitutes. Its use may provide valuable information for inservice training of substitute teachers, the often neglected cadre of professional educators. A priori and a posteriori validation procedures are described. A factor…

  10. Cooperative Learning and Elementary Classrooms

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    Kimberly Lightle

    This article highlights the five essential components of cooperative learning, provides a quick overview of the research behind the strategy, describes three of the most common types, and offers ideas on how to get started using cooperative learning at the elementary level.

  11. Cooperative Learning in Elementary Schools

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    Slavin, Robert E.

    2015-01-01

    Cooperative learning refers to instructional methods in which students work in small groups to help each other learn. Although cooperative learning methods are used for different age groups, they are particularly popular in elementary (primary) schools. This article discusses methods and theoretical perspectives on cooperative learning for the…

  12. Franklin Elementary PTA's "Sweet Success"

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    Freemon, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    Just a few short years ago, Franklin Elementary in Glendale, California, was in danger of closing its doors because enrollment was so low. The school district decided to put into place a series of language immersion programs at the site. It currently houses Spanish, Italian, and German immersion programs. These programs have boosted Franklin's…

  13. Service Learning is also Elementary!

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    Social Studies Review, 1997

    1997-01-01

    Presents 10 ideas for service learning projects designed for elementary schools. Includes having students do local history projects complete with interviews and artifacts, learn about community volunteering, interact with the elderly, care for the environment, recycle materials, and hold canned food drives. (MJP)

  14. Hands-On Universe Teacher Courses and the NASA Kepler Mission Outreach

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    Gould, A. D.

    2004-12-01

    The NASA Kepler mission has elements that serve a variety of audiences: formal education (elementary, secondary, and colleges), informal education (planetarium shows and museum exhibits), and public outreach (broadcast TV, radio, website, CD-ROM, and toolkit for amateur astronomers). The Kepler Cam program will provide minority colleges with CCD cameras and training systems for ground-based observations of exoplanet transits. Kepler Cam is closely tied with the Hands-On Universe (HOU) project that aims to have high school students actively involved in research projects such as asteroid discovery, supernova searches, cataclysmic variable observations, and studies of the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Last fall (2003), HOU completed an NSF funded study in the relative effectiveness of online and face-to-face professional development courses. The evaluator for the project was TIMSS (Third International Math and Science Study). Findings, based on student performance, indicate that online teacher courses are as effective as face-to-face courses in teacher professional development. Details are in this paper.

  15. Goulden Lab Equipment and Facilities Lab: 1400 ft2

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    Rose, Michael R.

    Goulden Lab Equipment and Facilities Lab: 1400 ft2 lab with hood and misc. equipment for electrical equipment: (12) full eddy covariance systems, including (12) Campbell CSAT sonic anemometers, (2) Solent HS solar panels. General meteorology and data acquisition equipment: Approx (50) miscellaneous data loggers

  16. Simulations And Software For The Ast-101 Lecture And Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Donahue, Megan

    2008-05-01

    At Michigan State University, we have used two Education/Public Outreach (EPO) grants, from the Great Observatories Hubble and Chandra, to involve individual researchers in the development of simulations and software to be used in the "ASTRO-101" classroom. I will discuss the products we developed for these projects. One is a laboratory exercise using what we developed to call "DS9-Lite" to allow the students to measure angles and distances on HST images. We embedded a full-featured DS9 (FITS image viewer) in a Flash framework, but display with far fewer buttons and features to distract the student. For the 2nd project, we developed some animations in collaboration with the SAO Media Lab to explain the rationale for dark matter in the universe. These animations can be used in a powerpoint lecture presentation (slides provided) to spark classroom discussion about dark matter. We also discuss the challenge of developing and evaluating these projects, and lessons learned.

  17. Education and public outreach at the SIRTF science center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Daou, D.

    2002-01-01

    Communicating the world of infrared astronomy to the public is the main vocation of the Education and Public Outreach Office of the SIRTF Science Center; but certainly not its only goal. In the past few years we have created a wide variety of educational products that explains the infrared as well as the multi-wavelength universe.

  18. Advancing Technology: GPS and GIS Outreach Training for Agricultural Producers

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    Flynn, Allison; Arnold, Shannon

    2010-01-01

    The use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global Information Systems (GIS) has made significant impacts on agricultural production practices. However, constant changes in the technologies require continuing educational updates. The outreach program described here introduces the operation, use, and applications of GPS receivers and GIS…

  19. Outreach Services for Older Adults at the Wadsworth Public Library.

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    Black, Barbara A.

    This paper reports on a study conducted to assist the Wadsworth Public Library in future planning and refining of services to older adults especially in library outreach. A questionnaire was distributed to residents (n=350) of one nursing home, four apartment complexes for seniors, one assisted living complex, one senior center, and any patrons…

  20. Creating Chicago History: Making Outreach Craft Activities Meaningful

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    Karp, Madeline

    2012-01-01

    When it comes to having a traveling outreach activity for a museum, a craft can seem like the perfect solution. It can seemingly be all things at once--educational, quick and fun. But, if poorly constructed, crafts can also have serious fallbacks. Using the Chicago History Museum and the Millennium Park Family Fun Festival as a case study, this…

  1. Incorporating High School Outreach into ChE Courses.

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    Ross, Julia M.; Bayles, Taryn M.

    2003-01-01

    Describes an undergraduate-level introductory course in biomedical engineering introduced at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County which allows students to delve deeply into an area of interest not covered in the lecture material and provide a forum for students to hone their presentation and group interaction skills through outreach

  2. Library Outreach: Introducing Campus Childcare Providers to the Academic Library

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    Edwards, Melissa Maxwell; Thornton, Elaine

    2013-01-01

    This case study describes a library outreach effort to university staff members employed by the campus child care center. Authors planned an instructional session to introduce child care staff members to library resources, focusing on the curriculum collection as a source of supplemental materials for classrooms. Surveys were administered before…

  3. SNOOPY: Student nanoexperiments for outreach and observational planetary inquiry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kimberly R. Kuhlman; Michael H. Hecht; David E. Brinza; Jason E. Feldman; Stephen D. Fuerstenau; Louis Friedman; Linda Kelly; Jeffery Oslick; Kevin Polk; Lucas E. Moller; Kelly Trowbridge; Jessica Sherman; Adam Marshall; Andre Luis Diaz; Anna Waldron; Collin Lewis; Csaba Gyulai; George Powell; T. Meloy; P. Smith

    2002-01-01

    Student nanoexperiments for outreach and observational planetary inquiry (SNOOPY) is an example of directly involving students and teachers in planetary science missions. The SNOOPY Project evolved from the Mars Environmental Compatibility Assessment (MECA) Student Nanoexperiment Project, a partnership between MECA, The Planetary Society and Visionary Products, Inc. The MECA instrument suite, developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was scheduled for

  4. Assessing Precollege Science Education Outreach Initiatives: A Funder's Perspective

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    Felix, Debra A.; Hertle, Mark D.; Conley, Jill G.; Washington, Lori B.; Bruns, Peter J.

    2004-01-01

    We describe an assessment of the collective impact of 35 grants that the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) made to biomedical research institutions in 1999 to support precollege science education outreach programs. Data collected from funded institutions were compared with data from a control group of institutions that had advanced to the…

  5. Strategies for avoiding reinventing the precollege education and outreach wheel.

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    Dolan, Erin L; Soots, Barbara E; Lemaux, Peggy G; Rhee, Seung Y; Reiser, Leonore

    2004-04-01

    The National Science Foundation's recent mandate that all Principal Investigators address the broader impacts of their research has prompted an unprecedented number of scientists to seek opportunities to participate in precollege education and outreach. To help interested geneticists avoid duplicating efforts and make use of existing resources, we examined several precollege genetics, genomics, and biotechnology education efforts and noted the elements that contributed to their success, indicated by program expansion, participant satisfaction, or participant learning. Identifying a specific audience and their needs and resources, involving K-12 teachers in program development, and evaluating program efforts are integral to program success. We highlighted a few innovative programs to illustrate these findings. Challenges that may compromise further development and dissemination of these programs include absence of reward systems for participation in outreach as well as lack of training for scientists doing outreach. Several programs and institutions are tackling these issues in ways that will help sustain outreach efforts while allowing them to be modified to meet the changing needs of their participants, including scientists, teachers, and students. Most importantly, resources and personnel are available to facilitate greater and deeper involvement of scientists in precollege and public education. PMID:15126383

  6. Meaningful Involvement of Science Undergraduates in K-12 Outreach

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    Rao, Sujaya; Shamah, Devora; Collay, Ryan

    2007-01-01

    The authors argue for the involvement of science undergraduates in K-12 outreach to enhance their communication skills, generate enthusiasm for science in today's youth, and extend relationships between institutions of higher learning and surrounding communities. Here we present three opportunities created at Oregon State University for engaging…

  7. A Service-Learning Model for Science Education Outreach

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    Gutstein, Joyce; Smith, Martin; Manahan, David

    2006-01-01

    The Science Education Outreach Program (SEOP) engages undergraduate students from a variety of academic disciplines in service-learning experiences. University and community educators introduce and model contemporary educational theories and methods to participating undergraduates during weekly seminars. Concurrently, SEOP students apply these…

  8. Urban Greenhouse Solar\\/Geothermal Research and Community Outreach Project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Matthew S. Sanders; Mark G. Thompson; Yuri Y. Sikorski

    2011-01-01

    The need for developing a self-sustaining urban farm greenhouse project in a cold-weather climate is discussed. A greenhouse heating system solution based on a hybrid geothermal -solar photovoltaic system is proposed. Specific greenhouse heat loss mechanisms are investigated. Implementation of a community outreach website information dissemination plan is outlined. The steady increase in the world population and the problems associated

  9. MPEPU RURAL YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT (MRYE) OUTREACH INITIATIVE 2006-2007

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    MPEPU RURAL YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT (MRYE) OUTREACH INITIATIVE ­ 2006-2007 Two of the five "hurdles of Pretoria, all of whom came from disadvantaged rural backgrounds and were aware of the problems of poverty, poor education and deprivation facing these learners in the rural areas. The group's mission

  10. Outreach Baccalaureate and Beginning Graduate Programs in Florida's Panhandle.

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    Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.

    Outreach baccalaureate and beginning graduate degree programs have been offered at Panama City Center under the jurisdiction of the University of West Florida since 1971. This feasibility study was conducted to establish directions for the future development of the Center, which already serves substantial numbers of persons in the area of seeking…

  11. SouthernResearch&OutreachCenter UniversityofMinnesota

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    Netoff, Theoden

    ~ PROGRAM 8:30 Registration 9:00 Welcome 9:10 "Practical Tips for Vegetable Gardening" 10:00 "Growing Beer an indispensable component of Horticulture Days at the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC). "Growing Beer in Minnesota" Dr. Charlie Rohwer The craft brewing industry is expanding tremendously in Minnesota. We'll take

  12. Solar information outreach strategies and action plans. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hewett

    1978-01-01

    Solar information outreach action plans are information-oriented technology transfer programs designed to facilitate solar commercialization in concert with other programs - tax incentives, load guarantees, etc. Strategies are logical groupings of action plans which focus on specific solar markets. Action plans are generally aimed at addressing important solar-related concerns and needs of key decision makers and other strategic participants that

  13. UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Research, Graduate Studies & Outreach

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    Rhode Island, University of

    UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Research, Graduate Studies & Outreach research that benefits the state) nation and international community 2004/2005 #12;UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND IDeA Network of Biomedical in additional federal funding for biomedical research through this program to Rhode Island in recent years

  14. Cornell University K-12 Education and Outreach, Mathematics Department

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    Keinan, Alon

    , Cornell University K-12 Education and Outreach, Mathematics Department MATH 5080 Mathematics and bagels provided) 9:00-9:15 Introductions 9:15-10:45 Education of a Model Student Tim Novikoff (Cornell led him to ask novel questions about constructing mathematical sequences that satisfy certain

  15. The Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Programme in South Australia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nigel Cord-Udy

    2003-01-01

    Objective: The present paper aims to provide an overview of the Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Programme (MSOAP) and its implementation in South Australia with particular reference to the expansion of visiting psychiatric services to rural and remote areas. Included is a discussion of a number of the practical issues and challenges experienced by the author in the development of a

  16. An Introduction to the UK Polar Network: Education and Outreach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Hendry; E. Irvine; R. Mugford; H. Freeman; N. Baker; L. Thomas; C. Rye; J. Cheshire

    2007-01-01

    The UK Polar Network is the UK branch of the IPY Youth Steering Committee, an endorsed IPY Project, and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS). We have two aims in the UKPN: (1) to provide a network for early career polar researchers working in the UK and (2) to carry out education and outreach activities in UK schools,

  17. The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Outreach Programs.

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    Miller, Kivi Leroux

    2003-01-01

    Lists seven approaches not to take when developing a public outreach campaign on recycling. Methods include: (1) environmental education will increase participation; (2) everyone cares about recycling; (3) guilt works; (4) keep repeating the same ads; (5) non-English speakers need translated literature; (6) scheduling workshops; and (7) kids will…

  18. Beyond the Gallery: Integrating Outreach into an Exhibition

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. Stephenson; D. DeVorkin

    2002-01-01

    This poster will display the types of outreach mechanisms we are using to engage the public in the process of discovery within Explore the Universe, a new astronomy and cosmology exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In keeping with the Smithsonian Institution's educational mission, the gallery was designed to attract and inform, but the high level of

  19. Outreach to Science Faculty and Students through Research Exhibitions

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    Chan, Tina; Hebblethwaite, Chris

    2014-01-01

    Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) has a gallery exhibit space near the front entrance that is used to showcase student-faculty research and art class projects. This article features the library's outreach efforts to science faculty and students through research exhibitions. The library held an…

  20. University Extra-Mural Studies and Extension Outreach: Incompatibilities

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    Rogers, Alan

    2014-01-01

    The argument of this paper is that--within a wide range of university responses to the challenge of outreach--there grew up in the extra-mural or adult education departments of many UK universities an alternative epistemological paradigm to the older and more traditional extension programmes. This paradigm threatened the extension approach and has…

  1. An Outreach Program for High School CS Teachers Lenore Blum

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    Treuille, Adrien

    CS4HS: An Outreach Program for High School CS Teachers Lenore Blum Computer Science Department) held at Carnegie Mellon University in July 2006 for high school CS teachers to provide compelling material that the teachers can use in their classes to emphasize computational thinking and the many

  2. Outreach to Space Scientists in Support of K-12 Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. A. Morrow; P. B. Dusenbery; S. W. Lee

    1998-01-01

    NASA's Office of Space (OSS) has undertaken a monumental and inspiring challenge -- that of actively brokering powerful, positive, and productive relationships between the space science community it supports and the multiple realms of K-12 and public education nationwide. The OSS Education and Outreach Broker\\/Facilitator Program has named a set of regional Brokers\\/Facilitators whose primary function is to arrange alliances

  3. Caffeine, HPLC, Outreach (How Can We Interest Kids in Science?)

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A current challenge for the scientific community is to generate an interest in science in the general public. If we can interest our youth in science we can produce more scientists and raise awareness of science in our society. An outreach activity will be described which can be brought into the cl...

  4. Externships in Sustainability Program as an Outreach Tool for Extension

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    Apel, Mark; Mostafa, Ayman; Brandau, Bill; Garfin, Gregg

    2013-01-01

    In 2011, Arizona Cooperative Extension implemented Externships in Sustainability, a program in which undergraduate students conduct community-based sustainability projects. In contrast to internships, in which students shadow a professional, externship students apply their skills to community outreach. Extension faculty proposed projects and…

  5. SouthernResearch&OutreachCenter UniversityofMinnesota

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    Minnesota, University of

    Research & Outreach Center and U of M Extension present . . . Wednesday, January 16 Good Times Restaurant. Wednesday, January 16 Caledonia Good Times Restaurant · 118 Bissen Street 8:30 Registration 9:00 Crop Year 10:30 Corn Production: Tips for Efficient Grain and Silage Production 11:00 Alfalfa Production

  6. Beacon Outreach Program. Final Report 1990-1993.

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    Hainsworth, Peter K.

    This 3-year project provided support services to 16 sites (in 8 states) which implemented the BEACON model (Bilingual Early Assessment and Curriculum Outreach Network) to screen, evaluate, and serve young (ages 2-8) bilingual children with disabilities and their families. Major components of the BEACON model are: (1) bilingual children with…

  7. JPL\\/Student Independent Research Internship (SIRI): Research and Outreach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Padma Yanamandra-Fisher; R. F. Alvidrez; R. A. Kahn; W. Whitney

    2006-01-01

    One of NASA's Strategic goals is the education and retention of students in math and science, and providing outreach experiences to all levels of the public (formal and informal). At JPL, an innovative program, SIRI, was initiated in 2003 with the following goals: 1. Provide local college students, with strong support from their faculty advisors, hands-on experience in scientific research

  8. Bridging Early Services Transition Project--Outreach. Final Report.

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    Rosenkoetter, Sharon; Shotts, Cynthia

    The Bridging Early Services Transition (BEST) Project--Outreach was designed to help families, administrators, and service providers facilitate the transition of young children, birth through age 5, as they move between services and service systems including: from early intervention to special preschool services; from Head Start or preschool to…

  9. College Student-Athlete Wellness: An Integrative Outreach Model

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    Beauchemin, James

    2014-01-01

    College student-athletes face unique stressors that can contribute to compromised well-being. Additionally, there are a variety of barriers that prevent student-athletes from accessing mental health supports. This study used self-report questionnaires and qualitative interviews to examine the impact of an integrative outreach model that…

  10. MatLab Report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nancy Hale

    2008-01-01

    The objective of this effort is to create a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving using technology. Through Thinkfinity, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is collaborating with the science and quantitative faculty to create lessons that can be used by high school and first -year college students to work interactively with data to solve problems. MatLab is

  11. Lab on a Slab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lab, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, covers the concept of material properties. Students will learn about microfluidics and how "with one drop of liquid sample, small devices and channels can be used with nanoparticles for sensitive detection of chemicals." A Teacher Preparation Guide, Student Guides, and Next Generation Science Standards applicable to the lesson are included.

  12. A Big Bang Lab

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    Scheider, Walter

    2005-01-01

    The February 2005 issue of The Science Teacher (TST) reminded everyone that by learning how scientists study stars, students gain an understanding of how science measures things that can not be set up in lab, either because they are too big, too far away, or happened in a very distant past. The authors of "How Far are the Stars?" show how the…

  13. Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry

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    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds shown here: All of these reactions, of which there are more than 1000, are catalyzed by enzymes. Glucose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;Amino Acids #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

  14. Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry

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    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds by enzymes. Glucose (C6) Pentose (C5) Triose (C3) Pyruvate (C3) AcetylCoA (C2) Citrate (C6) Oxoglutarate (C5 Cycle Pentose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

  15. Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry

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    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds, of which there are more than 1000, are catalyzed by enzymes. Glucose (C6) Pentose (C5) Triose (C3) Pyruvate Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes · Enzymes are large proteins that all organisms synthesize

  16. LabSOURCE

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    LabSOURCE is a periodic newsletter produced by the University of California. It provides news and information on UC's management of three DOE laboratories -- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory -- and news highlights from the laboratories themselves.

  17. Writing Better Lab Reports

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    Porter, Rhiannon; Guarienti, Kristy; Brydon, Barbara; Robb, Jeanine; Royston, Ann; Painter, Heidi; Sutherland, Alex; Passmore, Cynthia; Smith, Martin H.

    2010-01-01

    As science teachers at a suburban California high school, the authors were concerned about the lab report conclusions written by their upper-level chemistry, biology, and ecology students--which were consistently of poor quality. Their work lacked inferences derived from data and support for their concluding statements. Working as part of a…

  18. The Crime Lab Project.

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    Hein, Annamae J.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the Crime Lab Project, which takes an economical, hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to studying the career of forensics in the middle or high school classroom. Includes step-by-step student requirements for the investigative procedure, a sample evidence request form, and an assessment rubric. (KHR)

  19. Inside Linden Lab

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    Atkinson, Tom

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author provides an overview of Second Life[trademark], or simply SL, which was developed at Linden Lab, a San Francisco-based corporation. SL is an online society within a threee-dimensional virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents, where they can explore, build, socialize and participate in their own economy.…

  20. stream hydrology field lab

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    Anne Carey

    In this lab we take a brief field trip to Adena Brook, a first order tributary of the Olentangy River in central Ohio. We observe the stream, its setting, its bedrock, determine some stream velocity profiles, and measure some basic chemical and physical properties of the stream water.

  1. Parallel Circuits Lab

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    This in-class lab exercise will give students a familiarity with basic series and parallel circuits as well as measuring voltage, current and resistance. The worksheet provided leads students through the experiment step by step. Spaces for student measurements and conclusions are provided on the sheet. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

  2. Virtual Cardiology Lab

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    Joseph Perpich, M.D., J.D. (Howard Hughes Medical Institute; )

    2008-04-16

    The focus of this lab is on heritable diseases of the heart. You are cast here as a virtual intern to accompany a doctor examining three different patients. Each patient is examined, using more than one diagnostic tool, and at each stage, the doctor will invite you to examine the patient yourself and ask for your opinion.

  3. A "Canned" Computer Lab

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    Dowling, John, Jr.

    1972-01-01

    Discusses the use of a set of computer programs (FORTRAN IV) in an introductory mechanics course for science majors. One laboratory activity is described for determining the coefficient of restitution of a glider on an air track. A student evaluation for the lab is included in the appendix. (Author/TS)

  4. Algebra Lab: Inverse Variation

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    2012-01-01

    This lesson from Algebra Lab demonstrates "how to write equations of quantities which vary inversely." The lesson includes an example of a graph of this type of equation, and several example problems. This supporting material would be best used following some in-class instruction explaining how to solve inverse variation equations.

  5. Lab 3: Land Ice

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    In the first part of this lab, students learn about land ice and the processes and timescales involved in glaciation. In Part B, they use an online interactive to explore how glaciers provide scientists with evidence for climate change. Finally, students use image processing software to measure how much area a real glacier has lost over time due to rising temperatures.

  6. Rainbow Challenge Lab

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    In this inquiry lab activity, the students will attempt to layer 6 different kinds of soda pops in a large test tube. The students will have to use prior knowledge of the physical properties of liquids, in particular density, to accomplish this task.

  7. MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES

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    MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES · Static and cyclic testing (ASTM and non-standard) · Impact drop testing · Slow-cycle fatigue testing · High temperature testing to 2500°F · ASTM/ Boeing/ SACMA standard testing · Ability to design and fabricate non-standard test fixtures and perform non-standard tests

  8. RiskLab Toronto

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    One of an international network of math laboratories in the field of risk modelling. Originally intended to model financial risk, the field has grown to encompass a number of other areas. Site provides summaries of the lab's research (including some downloadable papers), news items, contact information, and links.

  9. Equip a Biotechnology Lab

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    Biotechnology labs need specialized equipment for different types of processes and activities. The list on this site contains links to photos, SOPs, and information about different pieces of equipment. The content is divided by type of laboratory: Core Facilities, Media/Buffer/Reagent/Solution Preparation, Molecular Biology, and Downstream Processing.

  10. Science Labs: Beyond Isolationism

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2007-01-01

    A national study released in 2005 concluded that most high school students are not exposed to high quality science labs because of these reasons: (a) poor school facilities and organizations; (b) weak teacher preparation; (c) poor design; (d) cluttered state standards; (e) little representation on state tests; and (f) scarce evidence of what…

  11. Serial Dilution Simulation Lab

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    Keler, Cynthia; Balutis, Tabitha; Bergen, Kim; Laudenslager, Bryanna; Rubino, Deanna

    2010-01-01

    Serial dilution is often a difficult concept for students to understand. In this short dry lab exercise, students perform serial dilutions using seed beads. This exercise helps students gain skill at performing dilutions without using reagents, bacterial cultures, or viral cultures, while being able to visualize the process.

  12. Running an Elementary School Astronomy Club: Engaging Children in the Wonders of Space

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    Mayo, L.; Odenwald, S.; Lundberg, C.; Dimarco, A.

    2000-10-01

    ``At the elementary school level, children are motivated by two things, dinosaurs and space" (Dr. Harold Williams, Montgomery College Planetarium Director). Yet, many elementary school science objectives include only the most basic astronomical concepts. Some ignore the subject all together in favor of more traditional courses (e.g. math and reading) or Earth science based curricula such as weather and local ecosystems. In addition, most elementary school teachers are unfamiliar with astronomical concepts and are poorly equipped to teach the subject. With teacher requirements increasing due to increasing class sizes, state competency exams, and a back to basics political climate, there is often little room to capitalize on the natural sense of curiosity children have about the universe during the normal school day. An after school astronomy club can provide a solution. In this paper, we present a model for setting up and running an after school astronomy club for students in grades 3-6. Our model was developed at two Maryland schools, Sligo Creek Elementary and Holy Redeemer Elementary/Middle School and incorporates national education standards as well as NASA OSS guidelines for effective education outreach programs. We propose here, a Community Based Learning (CBL) approach with the goal of engaging multiple elements of the community in the learning process including local amateur astronomy clubs, industry, community colleges, parents, and teachers. Methods for using astronomy as a basis for teaching reading, writing, math, and presentation skills are introduced. Resources, teaching methods, preparation guidelines, discipline, and safety are discussed and a list of grade appropriate, hands-on astronomy activities is presented along with procedures and expected outcomes.

  13. Name______________________ Dynamical Grapher -LAB #1

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    Jackson, Daniel R.

    Name______________________ Dynamical Grapher - LAB #1 Fractals and Iteration: The Henon Attractor 1 the file "Lab1.waa" to your desktop. Open the Dynamical Grapher applet and from the "File" menu use the "Load State" option to open the file "Lab1.waa". A) The graphing program has a function (rule

  14. COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS Science Topic Outreach Posters (STOP) promote skills and learning processes detailed in the Common Core

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    Science Topic Outreach posters COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS Science Topic Outreach Posters (STOP manner, the sequence of questions posed on Science Topic Outreach Posters intensifies in rigor to Science Topic Outreach Posters grow in complexity from simple selections (multiple-choice) to student

  15. Introduction to UC Davis TERC Education and Outreach The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center education and outreach coordinator is

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    Schladow, S. Geoffrey

    lake ecosystems, sharing the current state of research in the region, and relaying the importance science to actively conserve and protect freshwater resources throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. We envision, education and public outreach on lakes and their surrounding watersheds and airsheds. Lake ecosystems

  16. Engaging Non-traditional User Communities Through NVO Education and Public Outreach

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    Craig, N.; Demorest, P.; Spitz, R.; Malina, R.; Schultz, G.; Hawkins, I.

    2002-05-01

    The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) can establish an effective and highly visible Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program that builds upon existing NASA EPO activities. The success of the NVO EPO program will be dependent on identifying potential users and their needs. There are a number of user communities that go beyond the traditional audiences served by NASA and NSF data-driven initiatives. We are exploring how NVO imagery, information, and tools can best engage a variety of non-traditional user communities including SETI@home teachers, educators in teacher preparation programs, and the art and entertainment communities. We are investigating the most appropriate methods of assessing the needs of the various communities, including computer usability labs, focus groups, surveys, interviews, etc. Implementing the results of user requirements research will maximize the likelihood that NVO resources will actually be used and will be of benefit to the largest possible number of people. We will discuss results from a survey of SETI@home educators who were asked to identify the most useful resources that a program such as NVO could provide. In addition, we will present our strategy and plans for assessing the needs of the arts community. This research will inform future prototyping of NVO interfaces for the public at large, and tailored tools such as automated systems on the Web that utilize user-profile defining technology.

  17. Teacher's Toolkit: Reforming cookbook labs

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    Erin Peters

    2005-11-01

    The majority of ancillary materials provided with any textbook includes a large quantity of labs that have step-by-step instructions. Although it is important in science for students to learn how to follow directions, offering only cookbook labs limits students' access to exploration. Presented in this article are 11 different ways of altering cookbook labs so that students understand the intention of the procedure. The altered labs do not fully achieve the status of inquiry-lab, but they are a step toward allowing more open-ended discovery.

  18. The Extrapolation of Elementary Sequences

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    Laird, Philip; Saul, Ronald

    1992-01-01

    We study sequence extrapolation as a stream-learning problem. Input examples are a stream of data elements of the same type (integers, strings, etc.), and the problem is to construct a hypothesis that both explains the observed sequence of examples and extrapolates the rest of the stream. A primary objective -- and one that distinguishes this work from previous extrapolation algorithms -- is that the same algorithm be able to extrapolate sequences over a variety of different types, including integers, strings, and trees. We define a generous family of constructive data types, and define as our learning bias a stream language called elementary stream descriptions. We then give an algorithm that extrapolates elementary descriptions over constructive datatypes and prove that it learns correctly. For freely-generated types, we prove a polynomial time bound on descriptions of bounded complexity. An especially interesting feature of this work is the ability to provide quantitative measures of confidence in competing hypotheses, using a Bayesian model of prediction.

  19. Supersymmetry in Elementary Particle Physics

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    Peskin, Michael E.; /SLAC

    2008-02-05

    These lectures give a general introduction to supersymmetry, emphasizing its application to models of elementary particle physics at the 100 GeV energy scale. I discuss the following topics: the construction of supersymmetric Lagrangians with scalars, fermions, and gauge bosons, the structure and mass spectrum of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), the measurement of the parameters of the MSSM at high-energy colliders, and the solutions that the MSSM gives to the problems of electroweak symmetry breaking and dark matter.

  20. The Space Public Outreach Team (SPOT): Adapting a successful outreach programme to a new region

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    Williamson, K.; Jardins, A. D.; Grimberg, I.; Larson, , S. L.; Key, J.; Larson, M. B.; Heatherly, S. A.; McKenzie, D.; Littenberg, T. B.

    2014-12-01

    The Space Public Outreach Team (SPOT) recruits and trains undergraduate ambassadors from all disciplines to deliver astronomy and space-science-themed interactive presentations. They deliver these presentations to primary and secondary schools and organisations across the state of Montana, USA. SPOT was started in 1996 by physics graduate students at Montana State University, USA, and it has grown to reach an average of 10 000 students per year for a low institutional cost of less than five dollars (four euros) per student. In the last year, the Montana SPOT model has been adopted in the state of West Virginia. The West Virginia SPOT programme also shows great potential, with eleven ambassadors trained to give two new feature presentations, reaching over 2600 students. In this paper, we describe how the Montana SPOT model works in practice and discuss how this model was adapted with new resources, and for a new audience, such that others may also adapt the programme to inspire space science interest for their own particular setting. We invite these groups to plug into the SPOT brand to broaden the impact of astronomy and space programmes and applications in their own region.

  1. Serving First in Isolation Increases Vegetable Intake among Elementary Schoolchildren

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    Redden, Joseph P.; Mann, Traci; Vickers, Zata; Mykerezi, Elton; Reicks, Marla; Elsbernd, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

    Many people want to eat healthier, but they often fail in these attempts. We report two field studies in an elementary school cafeteria that each demonstrate children eat more of a vegetable (carrots, broccoli) when we provide it first in isolation versus alongside other more preferred foods. We propose this healthy first approach succeeds by triggering one’s inherent motivation to eat a single food placed in front of them, and works even though they have prior knowledge of the full menu available and no real time constraints. Consistent with this theory, and counter to simple contrast effects, an additional lab study found that presenting a food first in isolation had the unique ability to increase intake whether the food was healthy (carrots) or less healthy (M&M’s). Our findings demonstrate the effectiveness of this simple intervention in promoting healthier eating, which should interest consumers, food marketers, health professionals, and policy makers. PMID:25830337

  2. Serving first in isolation increases vegetable intake among elementary schoolchildren.

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    Redden, Joseph P; Mann, Traci; Vickers, Zata; Mykerezi, Elton; Reicks, Marla; Elsbernd, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

    Many people want to eat healthier, but they often fail in these attempts. We report two field studies in an elementary school cafeteria that each demonstrate children eat more of a vegetable (carrots, broccoli) when we provide it first in isolation versus alongside other more preferred foods. We propose this healthy first approach succeeds by triggering one's inherent motivation to eat a single food placed in front of them, and works even though they have prior knowledge of the full menu available and no real time constraints. Consistent with this theory, and counter to simple contrast effects, an additional lab study found that presenting a food first in isolation had the unique ability to increase intake whether the food was healthy (carrots) or less healthy (M&M's). Our findings demonstrate the effectiveness of this simple intervention in promoting healthier eating, which should interest consumers, food marketers, health professionals, and policy makers. PMID:25830337

  3. The 3D structure of the hadrons: recents results and experimental program at Jefferson Lab

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    Munoz Camacho, Carlos [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay

    2014-04-01

    The understanding of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) at large distances still remains one of the main outstanding problems of nuclear physics. Studying the internal structure of hadrons provides a way to probe QCD in the non-perturbative domain and can help us unravel the internal structure of the most elementary blocks of matter. Jefferson Lab (JLab) has already delivered results on how elementary quarks and gluons create nucleon structure and properties. The upgrade of JLab to 12 GeV will allow the full exploration of the valence-quark structure of nucleons and the extraction of real threedimensional pictures. I will present recent results and review the future experimental program at JLab.

  4. Report of Evaluation: Reading and Mathematics Lab Program. Chapter II, E.C.I.A., 1985-86.

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    Tompkins, John F.

    This report evaluates the reading and mathematics lab programs for elementary and secondary students in the Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District. The reading program served 510 students in 13 schools and mathematics program served 240 students in 7 schools. A variety of assessment instruments were used to pinpoint students'…

  5. Lab Safety Training Guide

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    Created by Princeton University's Environmental Health & Safety division, this extensive lab safety training guide provides basic information for working safely with laboratory chemicals and equipment. The "Introduction" to the site contains information specific to doing such work at Princeton, so visitors should direct their attention over to the left-hand side of the page. Here they will find sections that cover basic procedures regarding the use of flammable liquids, compressed gases, fume hoods, peroxides, and about a dozen other things that one might encounter in such a setting. Along with offering some lists of instructions, each area also has some helpful graphics that will help those just getting started in a lab identify key procedures and commonly-encountered pieces of equipment.

  6. Jefferson Lab: Science Education

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    This is the homepage of the Office of Science Education of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The aim of the site is to aid Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education by increasing the number of teachers with a substantial background in math and science, strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students, especially minorities and females, and addressing the serious under-representation of minorities and females in science, math, engineering and technology careers. The page offers links to teacher resources, a student zone, games and puzzles, and programs and events. The site focuses on physical science, but some sections are useful to students and teachers of the earth system sciences.

  7. GastroLab

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    GastroLab is a long-standing online gastrointestinal resource specializing in digestive disorders. The Image Library offers images of a number of different diseases, including Coeliac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Hiatal Hernia. The site offers visitors an endoscopy picture archive and video clips as well as a comprehensive dictionary of gastrointestinal terms. The Learning Center features a section of images and quizzes for use in the classroom.

  8. Political Communications Lab

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    How do polls of public opinion and political behavior work exactly? Well, it's definitely a complex answer, and when you add the mix of how exactly these polls work when done in a less "traditional" fashion, such as with the Internet, things get even more complicated. Part of the mission of the Political Communication Lab at Stanford University is "to develop and administer experimental studies of public opinion and political behavior through the use of both on-line and traditional methods". The site is a rather fascinating one, as it contains a number of informative areas on work at the Lab and on the current presidential election campaign. One of the group's projects that is worth a look is the Voter Attention Share project, in which the Lab is tracking the total number of daily references to key election issues across national TV newscasts and the 80 most widely read daily newspapers from June 1 to Election Day. Visitors can also read about the group's other projects and listen to a talk on online polling by Professors James Fishkin and Shanto Iyengar.

  9. 2 UHM Outreach College Noncredit Programs Summer 2014 For workshop updates, check our website at: www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm or our blog

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    Olsen, Stephen L.

    at: www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm or our blog at PacificNewMedia.org. To receive our newsletter, please send your email to pnm@hawaii.edu. Pacific New Media (PNM) presents a comprehensive program of seminars for a certificate program, email Pacific New Media at pnm@hawaii.edu or visit our website at www.outreach.hawaii

  10. Innovative funding of educational outreach by a state agency

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    Kopaska-Merkel, D. C.

    2001-01-01

    The educational role of state geological surveys is increasing yet state funding for this role is commonly lacking. Staff members of the Geological Survey of Alabama/State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama have developed and implemented a succesful Outside Funding Model to support educational outreach programs. Staff members created an informal organization within the agency and raised money specifically for educational outreach. The primary vehicles for fund raising are an annual charity golf tournament, sales of t-shirts and field-trip guidebooks, and small grants awarded by a variety of organizations. The money raised is used to fund a wide variety of educational activities that would not be possible otherwise. The Alabama Outside Funding Model could be duplicated by surveys or similar agencies in other states.

  11. An easy physics outreach and teaching tool for holography

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    Voslion, T.; Escarguel, A.

    2013-02-01

    in the framework of scientific outreach at the "Maison des Sciences" of the Aix-Marseilles University, we created a teaching kit for holography contained in a small case. It includes all the required equipment to produce holograms almost anywhere with a simple optical assembly with a very good vibration tolerance. The fundamental principles of holography and several applications are illustrated through simple experiments: reflection Denisyuk holograms, angular multiplexing, notch filters, holographic interferometry and diffraction holographic gratings. It is possible to use this tool for several purposes: science outreach, teaching for undergraduate and graduate students and continuing education. In this article, we explain the basis of holography, how the kit works, and give some applications and results that can be done with it.

  12. Multicultural media outreach: increasing cancer information coverage in minority communities.

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    Alexander, James; Kwon, Harry T; Strecher, Rachael; Bartholomew, Jill

    2013-12-01

    Ethnic media can serve as an opportunity for cancer education and outreach to minority communities. The National Cancer Institute developed the Multicultural Media Outreach (MMO) program which utilizes an integrated approach of both traditional and social media to disseminate evidence-based cancer education information for minority communities. The MMO program is the contact point for multicultural media outlets seeking evidence-based cancer information, education materials, minority spokespersons, and news tailored to minority communities affected by cancer health disparities. MMO developed Lifelines®, a cancer education series that addresses cancer prevention, treatment, survivorship, clinical trials, and other cancer-related topics for African American, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian, and Alaska Native audiences. Lifelines® content is disseminated through traditional media (radio, print, and television) as well as social media (web, Twitter, YouTube, and RSS feed). This article describes the MMO program and lessons learned to date. PMID:23963725

  13. F*** Yeah Fluid Dynamics: Lessons from online outreach

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    Sharp, Nicole

    2013-11-01

    The fluid dynamics education outreach blog FYFD features photos, videos, and research along with concise, accessible explanations of phenomena every weekday. Over the past three years, the blog has attracted an audience of roughly 200,000 online followers. Reader survey results indicate that over half of the blog's audience works or studies in non-fluids fields. Twenty-nine percent of all survey respondents indicate that FYFD has been a positive influence on their desire to pursue fluid dynamics in their education or career. Of these positively influenced readers, over two-thirds have high-school or undergraduate-level education, indicating a significant audience of potential future fluid dynamicists. This talk will utilize a mixture of reader metrics, web analytics, and anecdotal evidence to discuss what makes science outreach successful and how we, as a community, can benefit from promoting fluid dynamics to a wider audience. http://tinyurl.com/azjjgj2

  14. Final Scientific Report - Wind Powering America State Outreach Project

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    Sinclair, Mark; Margolis, Anne

    2012-02-01

    The goal of the Wind Powering America State Outreach Project was to facilitate the adoption of effective state legislation, policy, finance programs, and siting best practices to accelerate public acceptance and development of wind energy. This was accomplished by Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) through provision of informational tools including reports and webinars as well as the provision of technical assistance to state leaders on wind siting, policy, and finance best practices, identification of strategic federal-state partnership activities for both onshore and offshore wind, and participation in regional wind development collaboratives. The Final Scientific Report - Wind Powering America State Outreach Project provides a summary of the objectives, activities, and outcomes of this project as accomplished by CESA over the period 12/1/2009 - 11/30/2011.

  15. Art and Science the Inseparable Tools of Effective Outreach

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    Brumfitt, A.; Thompson, L.

    The traditional view in outreach activities is to perceive space and planetary science in education as belonging to two main user groups; primary school, where space is explored as a thematic topic at a simple level, and upper secondary school where it comes into its own as a subject domain in astronomy, cosmology or as a small optional extension of a wider physics curriculum. However the arts (the wider humanities) and the sciences are closely bound together, both historically and in education practice. Traditionally men of science were also men of art and poetry and culture. They were rational and enlightened scholars. Astronomy and planetary science have not lost any of this value in modern education terms. It as relevant today to the performing arts, to history, geography, literature and language as it always has been. Historically it is only recently that sciences and arts have grown formally apart. Astronomy and space appears across the breadth and depth of formal and `hidden' curricula. It supports knowledge and skill bases; it is relevant to every subject from religion to international relations; it is evident in all manner of hands-on and field visit activities and is practiced in all countries. Using a multi disciplinary approach will increase the effectiveness of any outreach effort by a hundred fold. This paper describes the mutuality between the arts and the sciences as practiced in education; it highlights classroom interconnectivity between subject disciplines, knowledge and skill bases; it illustrates approaches and techniques for utilising surprising opportunities within formal and informal fields that considerably enhance outreach effort. It acknowledges the already heavy work load of the scientist and the very real constraints of time, mandates, resources, finance; it provides realistic methods, techniques and opportunities for the noneducation specialist to offer a wider exciting outreach and education programme.

  16. The Spanish node of the ESO Outreach Network (ESON)

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    Ruiz Zelmanovitch, N.; Miguel Mas-Hesse, J.

    2013-05-01

    Spain is member, since 2006, of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Besides, Spain participates in ESON, the ESO Science Outreach Network, developing several activities with the aim of promoting astronomy in Spain and in Spanish. This presentation wants to inform about all those activities and offer the opportunity to take advantage of this network to all the scientific community, the journalists and the general public.

  17. Young Researchers Engaged in Educational Outreach to Increase Polar Literacy

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    Raymond, M.; Baeseman, J.; Xavier, J.; Kaiser, B.; Vendrell-Simon, B.

    2008-12-01

    The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) grew out of the 4th International Polar Year (IPY-4) 2007-08 and is an international and interdisciplinary organization of over 1200 undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere from more than 40 countries. Our aims are to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, and develop effective future leaders in polar research, education and outreach. As potentially one of the major legacies of IPY-4, APECS members have been at the forefront of increasing scientific knowledge and public interest in the polar regions, centered around global climate change, and enhancing scientific understanding, media attention, primary and secondary school (K-12) educational programs, undergraduate institutions, and public literacy campaigns. Research and Educational Outreach activities by APECS members during IPY-4 have improved both our understanding and the communication of all aspects of the Polar Regions and the importance of their broader global connections. APECS National Committees have run Polar Contests where young researchers partnered with teachers and students to develop curriculum and activities to share their research, have participated in many field based communication exchanges and are mentoring youth to pursue careers in science, and enhancing the public perception of scientists through photo, video and museum exhibits. In cooperation with the IPY Teachers Network and the IPY IPO, APECS is developing a polar education resource book that will feature education and outreach activities by young researchers, as well as provide examples of classroom activities for teachers to incorporate polar literacy into their curriculum and a How-To guide for researchers interested in conducting education and outreach. As young researchers interactively share their excitement and experiences in deepening our understanding of the polar regions, a new generation of polar literate people emerges and society benefits from more knowledge of the rapidly changing polar regions that have a critical and inherent global connection.

  18. OpTIIX Mission Overview and Education/Public Outreach

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    Krueger, T.; Swade, D.

    2013-10-01

    The Optical Testbed and Integration on ISS Experiment (OpTIIX) is a technology demonstration to design, develop, deliver, robotically assemble, and successfully operate an observatory on the International Space Station (ISS). An OpTIIX Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program is being designed to bring OpTIIX and its discoveries to amateur observers, students, educators, and the public. In addition OpTIIX will be available to the professional community for additional tests using the assembled OpTIIX configuration.

  19. Assessing the impact of vicarious experiences on preservice elementary science teacher efficacy and preservice elementary teacher efficacy

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    Wagler, Ronald Robert

    Scope and method of study. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of vicarious experiences (preservice teacher field experiences) on perceived preservice science teacher efficacy and perceived preservice teacher efficacy. The participants for the study were 46 preservice elementary education students who were enrolled in CIED 3430 (Early Lab and Clinical Experience in Elementary Education II) at a large Midwestern state university and 20 classroom inservice teachers. A pretest was administered early in the spring 2007 semester, before the preservice teachers did their field experience and consisted of demographic questions and the STEBI-B. A posttest was administered at the end of the spring 2007 semester, after the preservice teachers had completed their field experiences, and consisted of demographic questions, a rating of the teachers they observed during their educational field experience, the STEBI-B and the TES. The field experience classroom inservice teachers provided personal, professional, and classroom data in the middle of the spring 2007 semester. All data were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Findings and conclusions. Factors of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and preservice teacher program placement were found to be significant predictors of preservice teachers' efficacy scores. Even though, in some cases, these factors negatively impacted preservice teacher efficacy, preservice teachers should be placed in these environments when support is most available. The Teacher Efficacy Scale (Gibson & Dembo, 1984) is invalid. Even the construct of a general teacher efficacy is questionable.

  20. Human migration, protected areas, and conservation outreach in Tanzania.

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    Salerno, Jonathan D; Borgerhoff Mulder, Monique; Kefauver, Shawn C

    2014-06-01

    A recent discussion debates the extent of human in-migration around protected areas (PAs) in the tropics. One proposed argument is that rural migrants move to bordering areas to access conservation outreach benefits. A counter proposal maintains that PAs have largely negative effects on local populations and that outreach initiatives even if successful present insufficient benefits to drive in-migration. Using data from Tanzania, we examined merits of statistical tests and spatial methods used previously to evaluate migration near PAs and applied hierarchical modeling with appropriate controls for demographic and geographic factors to advance the debate. Areas bordering national parks in Tanzania did not have elevated rates of in-migration. Low baseline population density and high vegetation productivity with low interannual variation rather than conservation outreach explained observed migration patterns. More generally we argue that to produce results of conservation policy significance, analyses must be conducted at appropriate scales, and we caution against use of demographic data without appropriate controls when drawing conclusions about migration dynamics. PMID:24476123

  1. Education and Outreach for the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Gregory R. Snow; for the Pierre Auger Collaboration

    2007-07-25

    The scale and scope of the physics studied at the Auger Observatory offer significant opportunities for original outreach work. Education, outreach, and public relations of the Auger collaboration are coordinated in a task of its own whose goals are to encourage and support a wide range of efforts that link schools and the public with the Auger scientists and the science of cosmic rays, particle physics, and associated technologies. This report focuses on the impact of the collaboration in Mendoza Province, Argentina, as: the Auger Visitor Center in Malargue that has hosted over 29,000 visitors since 2001, the Auger Celebration and a collaboration-sponsored science fair held on the Observatory campus in November 2005, the opening of the James Cronin School in Malargue in November 2006, public lectures, school visits, and courses for science teachers. As the collaboration prepares the proposal for the northern Auger site foreseen to be in southeast Colorado, plans for a comprehensive outreach program are being developed in parallel, as described here.

  2. An Urban Observatory for Research, Education and Outreach

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    Paglione, T. A. D.; Spergel, M.; Schlein, J.; Denecke, E.

    2002-12-01

    The primary mission of the York College Observatory and Outreach Program is to improve minority participation in space science and space science education. We aim to achieve this goal by developing an urban observatory in central Queens, the York College Observatory (YCO). We concentrate our efforts in three main areas: academics, outreach and research. Academically, we utilize astronomy's popular appeal to attract and retain students and to enhance existing science courses. We have also created a minor in Astronomy at York College, and are active members of the New York City Space Science Research Alliance, which has developed a City University major in Space Science. Our outreach efforts aim to increase the awareness of the general public through workshops for high school teachers, curriculum development for NYC middle and high schools, participation in summer programs for 4th to 9th graders, and public open nights at the YCO. Our research program utilizes the radio and optical capabilities of the YCO and our collaborations with other institutions.

  3. Beyond the Gallery: Integrating Outreach into an Exhibition

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stephenson, C.; DeVorkin, D.

    2002-12-01

    This poster will display the types of outreach mechanisms we are using to engage the public in the process of discovery within Explore the Universe, a new astronomy and cosmology exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In keeping with the Smithsonian Institution's educational mission, the gallery was designed to attract and inform, but the high level of complexity of the subject matter has proven intimidating for many visitors. The Museum's Space History and Education divisions have collaborated to develop a number of initiatives to help a diverse, multigenerational audience explore and understand the gallery's message that as humanity has invented new tools with which to study the cosmos, we have revealed new Universes. Outreach initiatives underway and planned in Explore the Universe include mobile "Discovery Stations," updatable electronic kiosks, a lecture series, a college-level internship in the public interpretation of research, and an online astrophotography contest. These activities have helped a wide range of visitors make a memorable connection with a sophisticated subject area, while also eliciting a positive response from funders. The presentation will discuss program objectives, outline steps in developing each project, and review feedback received during the exhibition's first year. Principal funding for the Explore the Universe gallery is from TRW and NSF. NSF as well as Jaylee and Gilbert Mead are supporting the outreach programs described here.

  4. Explorations in K-12 Education and Public Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Limaye, S. S.; Pertzborn, R. A.; Sromovsky, L. A.

    1997-07-01

    Space exploration remains a topic of immense interest and excitement for children and the general public. A diverse approach has been utilized at the Space Science and Engineering Center to initiate outreach and K-12 education activities. The hands-on experience gained through a working relationships with educators has been useful in understanding the challenges, usefulness and limitations of scientists' involvement in the education process. Our efforts have included school visits, development of lesson plans (KidSat), internet based activities (Planet Exploration Toolkit for Live from Mars, a Passport to Knowledge Project), World Wide Web, Public Lectures, summer teacher enhancement workshops, internships, and substitute teaching in science classes. The feedback and comments from teachers and students has demonstrated the usefulness and need for these efforts. The experience has also demonstrated that a committed effort in outreach is ultimately satisfying although immensely time consuming. Our outreach efforts have been partially supported by a NASA/IDEA grant, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, NOAA and more recently, the Evjue Foundation (Madison-Wisconsin).

  5. Elementary Science Program Teacher Resources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    The Elementary Science Program (ESP) Homepage is sponsored by BOCES, whose mission is to provide quality, cost-effective educational services in partnership with school districts and the community in a manner that supports excellence and equity for all learners. The site offers a number of good educational materials including the ESP Units, which contain links to over thirty subjects areas including buoyancy, light, forces in space, electrical circuits, magnets, powders and crystals, soil, sound, and weather. Each page then contains links to outside educational material and resources related to that category, making it a useful tool for locating a wide array of material on particular science subjects.

  6. Introducing ADS Labs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Accomazzi, Alberto; Henneken, E.; Grant, C. S.; Kurtz, M. J.; Di Milia, G.; Luker, J.; Thompson, D. M.; Bohlen, E.; Murray, S. S.

    2011-05-01

    ADS Labs is a platform that ADS is introducing in order to test and receive feedback from the community on new technologies and prototype services. Currently, ADS Labs features a new interface for abstract searches, faceted filtering of results, visualization of co-authorship networks, article-level recommendations, and a full-text search service. The streamlined abstract search interface provides a simple, one-box search with options for ranking results based on a paper relevancy, freshness, number of citations, and downloads. In addition, it provides advanced rankings based on collaborative filtering techniques. The faceted filtering interface allows users to narrow search results based on a particular property or set of properties ("facets"), allowing users to manage large lists and explore the relationship between them. For any set or sub-set of records, the co-authorship network can be visualized in an interactive way, offering a view of the distribution of contributors and their inter-relationships. This provides an immediate way to detect groups and collaborations involved in a particular research field. For a majority of papers in Astronomy, our new interface will provide a list of related articles of potential interest. The recommendations are based on a number of factors, including text similarity, citations, and co-readership information. The new full-text search interface allows users to find all instances of particular words or phrases in the body of the articles in our full-text archive. This includes all of the scanned literature in ADS as well as a select portion of the current astronomical literature, including ApJ, ApJS, AJ, MNRAS, PASP, A&A, and soon additional content from Springer journals. Fulltext search results include a list of the matching papers as well as a list of "snippets" of text highlighting the context in which the search terms were found. ADS Labs is available at http://adslabs.org

  7. EarthScope Education and Outreach: Accomplishments and Emerging Opportunities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Robinson, S.; Ellins, K. K.; Semken, S. C.; Arrowsmith, R.

    2014-12-01

    EarthScope's Education and Outreach (E&O) program aims to increase public awareness of Earth science and enhance geoscience education at the K-12 and college level. The program is distinctive among major geoscience programs in two ways. First, planning for education and public engagement occurred in tandem with planning for the science mission. Second, the NSF EarthScope program includes funding support for education and outreach. In this presentation, we highlight key examples of the program's accomplishments and identify emerging E&O opportunities. E&O efforts have been collaboratively led by the EarthScope National Office (ESNO), IRIS, UNAVCO, the EarthScope Education and Outreach Subcommittee (EEOSC) and PI-driven EarthScope projects. Efforts by the EEOSC, guided by an EarthScope Education and Outreach Implementation Plan that is periodically updated, focus EarthScope E&O. EarthScope demonstrated early success in engaging undergraduate students (and teachers) in its mission through their involvement in siting USArray across the contiguous U.S. Funded E&O programs such as TOTLE, Illinois EarthScope, CEETEP (for K-12), InTeGrate and GETSI (for undergraduates) foster use of freely available EarthScope data and research findings. The Next Generation Science Standards, which stress science and engineering practices, offer an opportunity for alignment with existing EarthScope K-12 educational resources, and the EEOSC recommends focusing efforts on this task. The EEOSC recognizes the rapidly growing use of mobile smart devices by the public and in formal classrooms, which bring new opportunities to connect with the public and students. This will capitalize on EarthScope's already prominent social media presence, an effort that developed to accomplish one of the primary goals of the EarthScope E&O Implementation Plan to "Create a high-profile public identity for EarthScope" and to "Promote science literacy and understanding of EarthScope among all audiences through informal education venues" Leveraging ESNO, IRIS, and UNAVCO resources has exceeded the capabilities of any single entity, thereby amplifying the impact of EarthScope's education and outreach effort.

  8. Great Lakes Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) would close under President Reagan's fiscal year 1984 budget proposal issued on January 31, 1983. GLERL, established in 1974, conducts experimental research in the field and laboratory on the physics, chemistry, and biology of the Great Lakes, their watersheds, sediments, and overlying atmosphere. Closing the lab would represent a cut of more than $3.6 million from the ocean research program, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NO A A) ocean and coastal programs activity. Also, it would mean dismissing a staff of 90, according to Eugene Aubert, director of GLERL.

  9. Outcrop Documentation Lab Exercise

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Thomas Evans

    Stratigraphy students are tasked with documenting an outcrop (sketches, photographs, and rock descriptions) and providing a three panel display of the results. Students work on the lab in class and receive direct mentoring in rock and outcrop description, then for homework they craft digital professional quality reports to present the data to others. These reports are graded, then returned to everyone simultaneously so they can be placed side by side. Students directly observe how others interpreted the same deposits, which underscores the concepts of sound data documentation, and separating data from interpretations.

  10. Teaching Science: Lab Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Before entering the world of pipettes and Geiger counters, budding scientists will need to know about lab safety. Science educators will benefit from this laboratory safety site, developed by Professor Norman Herr, who teaches at California State University, Northridge. On his site, Professor Herr provides topically organized links that fall into the areas of safety standards, chemical hazards, chemical storage, and five other relevant topics. Within each section, visitors will find links to state safety standards, sample laboratory safety contracts, and fact sheets on chemical hazards. One potentially delightful classroom activity is the laboratory safety "scavenger hunt". Through this activity, students will learn about storage requirements, chemical risks, and other potential delicate matters.

  11. Picophytoplankton Size Lab Activity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In this lab activity, students examine phytoplankton and picophytoplankton under a microscope and learn how to use a stage micrometer to measure microscopic specimens. Resources needed include a microscope, slides, coverslips, a stage micrometer, and a phytoplankton/picophytoplankton sample obtained from a biological supply company. The lesson is supported by science content found in the journal, Rising Tides, focusing on current oceanography research conducted by scientists at NASA, NOAA, NASA, and universities. Rising Tides contains articles, classroom activities, readings, teacher/student questions, imagery and more designed for the biology/environmental/earth science classroom.

  12. Plymouth Wave Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Plymouth Wave Lab is a series of movies of waves on a string intended for middle school students. The reference material at the site explains the relationship between the behavior of the string in the six examples and the behavior of a tsunami. The December 26, 2004 tsunami that was generated from the M9.0 Sumatra earthquake has raised public awareness worldwide of the disastrous consequences of tsunami waves. Thus the Marine Seismology and Geoacoustics Group of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute offers, within the context of a middle school curriculum on waves, five lessons that can be learned from tsunamis.

  13. Engineering Media Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Engineering Media Lab at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is an outstanding resource for engineering students taking introductory courses in statics or dynamics. Although the database of homework and exam problems is only available to OU students, the most valuable materials are open to the general public. Online books and lectures guide users through concepts such as three-dimensional motion, friction, and vibration. The eBooks include multimedia animations to illustrate the effects of different forces on objects and rigid bodies.

  14. Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-01-01

    A great deal of information is available on how children learn--brain research, multiple intelligence aspects, concrete versus abstract thinking, environmental stimuli, and so on--but one key feature can be gleaned from all of the studies, and that is the importance of hands-on learning. No matter what method students use to garner information, the learning process can be augmented with the inclusion of labs, activities, or simulations that mimic real-life experiences. This is especially true in the middle school science classroom.

  15. Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2008-01-01

    This is an illustration of the analytical procedure of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument. By dissolving small amounts of soil in water, WCL can determine the pH, the abundance of minerals such as magnesium and sodium cations or chloride, bromide and sulfate anions, as well as the conductivity and redox potential.

    The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  16. Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2008-01-01

    This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument. By dissolving small amounts of soil in water, WCL will attempt to determine the pH, the abundance of minerals such as magnesium and sodium cations or chloride, bromide and sulfate anions, as well as the conductivity and redox potential.

    The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  17. Lab 5: Gone Fishing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lab activity introduces students to overfishing, using Georges Bank groundfish as a case study. In Part A, students learn about overfishing by examining trends in annual haddock landings and mortality in Georges Bank from 1969-2004. In Part B, they learn about what it means for a species to be overfished by examining trends in Georges Bank Atlantic cod recruitments and biomass from 1978-2004. In Part C, students explore whether or not it is possible to reverse the effects of overfishing through ecosystem and fisheries management.

  18. Elementary GLOBE: Inquiring About the Earth System Through Elementary Student Investigations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Henderson; B. Hatheway; L. Gardiner; S. Gallagher

    2006-01-01

    Elementary GLOBE was designed to introduce K-4 students to the study of Earth System Science (ESS). Elementary GLOBE forms an instructional unit comprised of five modules that address ESS and interrelated subjects including weather, hydrology, seasons, and soils. Each Elementary GLOBE module contains a science based storybook, classroom learning activities that complement the science content covered in each book, and

  19. Why Men Become Elementary School Teachers: Insights from an Elementary Teacher Education Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sanatullova-Allison, Elvira

    2009-01-01

    Male teachers are in demand in U.S. elementary schools and elementary teacher education programs. The 2002 National Education Association's Representative Assembly approved a measure to "identify, recognize, recruit, and retain" more male teachers, with an emphasis on elementary and minority teachers. The present article reports on a qualitative…

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    2010-11-26

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