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An Elementary Outreach Program-Have Demo Will Travel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes an outreach program that differs from the vast majority of outreach programs described in the Journal. The difference is the use of high school students as presenters of chemistry demonstrations to elementary students in grades 3 through 5. The program is in its fourth year and features a separate demonstration program for each grade level. The demonstrations cover some of the concept areas that the elementary teachers cover in science. The program has been very successful, judging from the comments from teachers, students, parents, and administrators. The students are enthusiastic and enthralled by each program. Their interest and curiosity in science are piqued by these presentations. Comments from former student presenters indicate that they felt their communication skills had improved along with their understanding of the chemistry concepts covered. They also indicate that they feel more comfortable in the college laboratory setting after participating in this program. The program is presented to about 1500 students in five elementary schools once annually.

Swim, James

1999-05-01

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Writing Lab Outreach Project, September 1, 1998-August 31, 2002. Outreach Projects for Children with Disabilities. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the Writing Lab Outreach Project (WLOP), a federally supported 3-year collaborative effort of Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Public Schools to prepare teams of general and special educators and speech-language pathologists to implement the writing lab approach…

Nelson, Nickola W.; Bahr, Christine M.; Van Meter, Adelia

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Employing Popular Children's Literature to Teach Elementary School Chemistry: An Engaging Outreach Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A chemistry outreach program to enthuse students of elementary school levels through employing popular children's literature Harry Potter is presented. The outreach activity performance found the students discovering new skills, learning more about science, and participating enthusiastically in the program without any added incentive from their…

Wally, Laura M.; Levinger, Nancy E.; Grainger, David W.

2005-01-01

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Labs at Elementary Level Help Bring Science Alive  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|State and district science standards typically call for students to take part in hands-on labs and experiments in the elementary grades. The 1996 National Science Education Standards, which were written by the National Research Council and serve as a reference for many states, emphasize similar activities. Yet the use of even simple labs and…

Cavanagh, Sean

2008-01-01

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Using Legos and RoboLab (LabVIEW) with elementary school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work-in progress presentation describes the use of a Lego robotics kit and RoboLab software to meet the science, math and technology standards of local elementary school curricula. The presentation includes a demonstration by a kindergartener. The instructional materials used include a standard Lego Mindstorms kit and the Robolab. Robolab is based on LabVIEW and retains the iconic programming interface.

E. Wang; R. Wang

2001-01-01

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Partnerships in Science Learning: Museum Outreach and Elementary Gifted Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 (a) attitude toward science careers, (b) understanding of scientific work

Leah M. Melber

2003-01-01

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Partnerships in Science Learning: Museum Outreach and Elementary Gifted Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Melber, Leah M.

2003-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 "Forensic Science", "Electricity and Magnetism", "Chemistry and Cooking", "Waves", "Natural Disasters", "Liquids", "Pressure", "Color and Light", "Momentum and Inertia", "Illusions", and "The Senses". The two-hour workshops, held one weekend on campus, emphasize hands-on experiments involving both the kids and the parents. Handouts for each workshop give instructions for doing several experiments at home. This program has been a great success for all involved: the college students gain insight into an aspect of science and what it takes to develop and teach that topic, the elementary school students participate in an exciting and challenging scientific exploration, and the parents have a chance to learn some science while spending time working on projects with their children. We provide an overview of the pedagogical aims of our current approach and a sense of the time-line for putting together such a program in a month.

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

1999-11-01

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Distance Learning Materials for Elementary Astronomy with Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

I have developed a distance learning astronomy course with an integral lab. The materials for this course are available from the site below. Test and quiz contents can be obtained upon request In this distance-learning format, students take quizzes online, tests in person and meet with the instructor for assistance. Student activities include homework, laboratory exercises and observing projects using

K. G. Castle

2004-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 \\

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

1999-01-01

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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

|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…

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2013-01-01

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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

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…

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2011-01-01

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[Outreach clinic program at elementary schools to support students with developmental disabilities].  

PubMed

In an attempt to support children with developmental disabilities, a pediatric neurologist and a special support education coordinator visited 13 elementary schools over a period of two years to hold consultation with teachers who were educating pupils with learning and behavior problems. A total of 36 cases were discussed. Among these, 16 children (44%) had already received a medical examination before our visit, and 10 children (28%) consulted a doctor afterwards. The behavioral problems of 20 cases were suggested to stem from pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). We observed that 4.3% of children had learning skill problems, and 2.6% of children had difficulties controlling their behavior in ordinary elementary school classes. We also enlightened teachers about the prognosis of developmental disabilities and how to best handle them. In conclusion, cooperation between medical and educational staffs is important for adequate treatment, education, and prevention of morbid emotional disorders. PMID:20666131

Inaba, Yuji; Niimi, Taemi; Ishida, Shuichi

2010-07-01

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Teaching and outreach in the Aula d'Astronomia of the Universitat de València: a lab for studying the heavens  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Aula d'Astronomia is a teaching laboratory of the Faculty of Physics, University of Valencia, managed by the Departamentd'Astronomia i Astrofísica. In it, practices of some astronomical specialities are taught. Therefore, we have a classroomwith computers together with four specific telescopes installed on the terrace (a solar one, a reflector with CCD, anapochromatic refractor and a radiotelescope). Apart from the academic aspect, the Aula d'Astronomia has been widely used foroutreach activities through various educational programs such as visits from elementary and high schools, the open dayConéixer la Universitat visits, the activities of the Week of Science, and public astronomy observation nights as theNits de divendres, nits d'estels. Finally, we should emphasize its use in important ephemerides such as the transit of Venus in 2004, the solar eclipse of 2005, or the open day activities of IYA2009. Located in the building Jeroni Muñoz at the Burjassot-Paterna Campus, since its inauguration in 1997, about 15000 people have used its facilities to attend classes, outreach lectures or make day and night observations.

Marco, E.; Ballesteros, F.

2011-11-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Emphasis on improving higher level biology education continues. A new two-step approach to the experimental phases within\\u000a an outreach gene technology lab, derived from cognitive load theory, is presented. We compared our approach using a quasi-experimental\\u000a design with the conventional one-step mode. The difference consisted of additional focused discussions combined with students\\u000a writing down their ideas (step one) prior to

Franz-Josef Scharfenberg; Franz X. Bogner

2011-01-01

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A Study on Learning Effect among Different Learning Styles in a Web-Based Lab of Science at Elementary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to explore the learning effect related to different learning styles in a science Web-based virtual laboratory at elementary school level. The design of a on-line virtual-lab allows teachers to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) into science teaching. The results of this experimental teaching method demonstrate that: (a) students in the experimental group using

Koun-tem Sun; Yuan-cherng Lin; Chia-jui Yu; Sheng-bin Li

2005-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Corinne M. Darvennes

2005-01-01

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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)

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.

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2010-07-01

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A Study on Learning Effect among Different Learning Styles in a Web-Based Lab of Science for Elementary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to explore the learning effect related to different learning styles in a Web-based virtual science laboratory for elementary school students. The online virtual lab allows teachers to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) into science lessons. The results of this experimental teaching method…

Sun, Koun-tem; Lin, Yuan-cheng; Yu, Chia-jui

2008-01-01

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A Study on Learning Effect among Different Learning Styles in a Web-Based Lab of Science for Elementary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study is to explore the learning effect related to different learning styles in a Web-based virtual science laboratory for elementary school students. The online virtual lab allows teachers to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) into science lessons. The results of this experimental teaching method…

Sun, Koun-tem; Lin, Yuan-cheng; Yu, Chia-jui

2008-01-01

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Using your data for education and outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

L. Lukes

2010-01-01

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The impact of focused tutoring and science lab instruction strategies for an elementary school in south Texas  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect that focused tutoring and science lab methodologies have on 5th grade student performance in science. The study examined how focused tutoring and science lab methodologies affect performance of 5th grade students in science as measured by Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAKS). The problem is that far too many young

Annabelle Palomo

2009-01-01

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Outreach Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 17 articles in this theme issue focus on public library system outreach in the state of New York. Individual articles are: (1) "New York's Population: Change Is Permanent" (Robert Scardamalia); (2) "Special Library Needs of Children and Young Adults in the Decade of the Child and Beyond" (Maureen O. Ferrell); (3) "Bookmobiles Reach Out to…

Bookmark, 1988

1988-01-01

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Supporting the K-12 Classroom through University Outreach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Moskal, Barbara; Skokan, Catherine

2011-01-01

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Research and Education: Planning an Effective Outreach Program in Balance with a Research Career  

Microsoft Academic Search

As scientific scholars and educators we are in a position to make a difference in outreach efforts to elementary and high school students as well as the general public, in addition to mentoring undergraduate and doctoral students. Outreach is a major component of the CAREER grant, the Lederman fellowship, as well as the primary focus of the Young Physicists Outreach

Brian Connolly

2002-01-01

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Expanding the University of California's Outreach Mission  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Timar, Thomas; Ogawa, Rodney; Orillion, Marie

2004-01-01

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Outreaches on Space Sciences in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

We conduct a program of the outreach on space sciences for students of elementary and high schools in Taiwan. It consists of nine chapters including the space environment of the Sun, interplanetary space, and geospace, as well as the space technology of the rocket, satellite, space shuttle, space station, living in space, and observing the Earth from space. Each chapter

I. Lee; J. Y. Liu; T. Liu

2010-01-01

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Outreach programs in physics at Hampton University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Pittman, Carlane J.; Temple, Doyle A.

1996-07-01

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Outreach Library Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on the theme, Outreach Library Services, the articles in this publication provide a panoramic view of outreach services in eight of the public library systems in New York State. The compilation also contains four papers on special topics. Articles included are: (1) "Not So Trivial: In Pursuit of Outreach Services" (Joan F. Cooke, Finger…

The Bookmark, 1985

1985-01-01

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Outreach Library Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focusing on the theme, Outreach Library Services, the articles in this publication provide a panoramic view of outreach services in eight of the public library systems in New York State. The compilation also contains four papers on special topics. Articles included are: (1) "Not So Trivial: In Pursuit of Outreach Services" (Joan F. Cooke, Finger…

The Bookmark, 1985

1985-01-01

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Physical Science Rocks! Outreach for Elementary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Co-Lin) have been hesitant to take courses in the physical sciences, mostly because of a lack of exposure to them in K-12 or a bad experience in this area. The college is addressing this need by exposing students to the physical sciences early on in their education. The science division at Co-Lin has…

McKone, Kevin

2010-01-01

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News Girls in Physics: Getting girls engaged with physics Schools Lecture: How to explore the universe: the IOP schools lecture series 2009 Elastomobile Competition: Rubber-band vehicles go for gold Congress: Congress celebrates centenary Outreach Programme: Tales of the Stars inspires young children from around the world Physics Olympiad: BPhO selects top students for International Physics Olympiad Mobile Science: Mobile teaching lab visits rural Turkey China: Inspiration and competition in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Girls in Physics: Getting girls engaged with physics Schools Lecture: How to explore the universe: the IOP schools lecture series 2009 Elastomobile Competition: Rubber-band vehicles go for gold Congress: Congress celebrates centenary Outreach Programme: Tales of the Stars inspires young children from around the world Physics Olympiad: BPhO selects top students for International Physics Olympiad Mobile Science: Mobile teaching lab visits rural Turkey China: Inspiration and competition in China

2009-07-01

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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.

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Colorado School of Mines Society of Physics Students Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the reinstatement of CSM's chapter of the Society of Physics Students last year, we have been dedicated to spreading the knowledge of physics through outreach while providing both social and professional events for students and the community. We did many things last year that we intend to repeat this year. In August we participate in Celebration of Mines, doing interesting demonstrations while informing new students about our organization. In autumn, a haunted physics lab is built, SPS and the CSM Physics Department hold Physics Week, and volunteers judge science fairs at local schools. In spring, a workshop is held for students to apply for summer internships and REUs and students enjoy a fun night of bowling. SPS also prepares demonstrations for the Associated Students of CSM to use in their Into the Streets volunteer event and co-organizes Mitchell Elementary School's Family Math and Science Night. Last year, we hosted the Colorado/Wyoming AAPT and SPS Zone 14 meeting. This year, we will host an E-days dunk tank and soapbox derby. At the end of the year, a department barbeque is held to finish off the spring semester. For our efforts, we accepted a Marsh White award for demonstrations in addition to a SOCK and outstanding chapter award from SPS national.

Moore, Shirley; Otzenberger, Marty

2009-10-01

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Fusion Science Education Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

C. A. Danielson

1996-01-01

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Marketing University Outreach Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A collection of 12 essays and model program descriptions addresses issues in the marketing of university extension, outreach, and distance education programs. They include: (1) "Marketing and University Outreach: Parallel Processes" (William I. Sauser, Jr. and others); (2) "Segmenting and Targeting the Organizational Market" (Vaughan C. Judd);…

Foster, Ralph S., Jr., Ed.; And Others

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Transportation Outreach Program Plan  

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1991-08-01

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Technology Teaching Lab: A Program of Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of a Technology Teaching Lab that was designed to provide elementary education preservice teachers with instruction to create technology-enhanced lessons and to use the lessons in their field placement. Discusses planning the lab, integrating the lab component into methods courses, and evaluation. (LRW)

Bucci, Terri Teal

2002-01-01

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Outreach Working Group  

Cancer.gov

Outreach: External/Industrial Relations Working Group The mission of the External/Industrial Relations Working Group (EIRWG) is to communicate the activities and promote the results of the QIN to organizations involved in, or who may be interested

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Education, Training and Outreach  

Cancer.gov

Education, Training and Outreach NCI Integrative Cancer Biology Program Co-Chairs Lourdes Estrada, PhD, Vanderbilt Bruce Tidor, PhD, MIT Betty Tarnowski, PhD, NCI Objectives • Create new strategies and programs for disseminating the concept

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Outreach is Serious Fun.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper outlines the planning and effort that goes into a successful, inexpensive outreach project. Since 1996, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has had an educational exhibit booth and has also presented workshops on renewable energy at the tw...

W. Larsen

2005-01-01

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Project Return: Community Education Initiative and Babygram Hospital Outreach, 1991-92.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Project Return, a dropout recovery program to assist pregnant and parenting teenagers and parents of elementary school children to return to school, was first implemented in 1989-90. By 1991-92, there were two components of Project Return: its community education initiative in seven elementary schools, and the Babygram Hospital Outreach Program…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.

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Advanced Lab View® Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John Essick; Eric D. Jones

1999-01-01

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Public Outreach in Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper I will address ways in which astronomy can be conveyed to the general public. I believe that the workings of the cosmos are an effective way to interest the public in science due to their multidisciplinary nature and appeal. This paper is based on the idea that outreach is part of informal education and therefore must be encouraged since it is the way adults learn throughout their lives. We must take advantage of year 2009 to address astronomy in Galileo's honor. I think that outreach should be carried out in the way we enjoy learning about subjects outside our field of expertise. It must be done with passion and for the joy of giving; the gift that outreach conveys is knowledge.

Fierro, J.

2009-05-01

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Outreach using the media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Outreach is the best way to carry out informal astronomy education during a person's life. Astronomy is such an attractive and evolving discipline that people of all age levels are usually attracted to it in spite of feeling threatened by the apparent difficulty of science. During my presentation I shall address the importance of astronomical popularization. I shall mention fundraising for its diffusion employing radio and television programs. Simple demonstrations will also be included. I will also remind members of Commission 46 that 2009 might become the Year of Astronomy and mass media are an ideal way for astronomical outreach projects.

Fierro, J.

2006-08-01

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Human Chromosome Spread Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Biotechnology Education & Training Sequence Investment (BETSI) Project was established in 2004, funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant and built on the foundation of the Southwestern College Biotechnology Program. The BETSI Project was designed as "an educational cascade that starts with high school teacher training and student outreach, followed by the completion of the SWC Biotechnology Certification Program and internship opportunities, culminating with facilitation of jobs in the biotechnology industry." The BETSI Project has made several classroom activities available online including the activity featured here, "Human Chromosome Lab Procedures". This activity includes a basic introduction, a materials list, background information, procedures (step-by-step and including illustrations), and a results area. This exercise should prove useful to any educator interested in Human Chromosome instruction and lab activities.

2008-01-01

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Outreach in STEM  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Presented by Jess Dowdy, Abilene Christian University, and Alma Robinson, Virginia Tech, at the 2012 PhysTEC Conference. 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.

Robinson, Alma; Dowdy, Jess

2012-03-01

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Black Canyon Outreach Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal features links to K-12 outreach education units on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. They focus on topics such as trees, habitats, fossils, animal adaptations, seasons, weather, the water cycle, mapping and geology. There are also downloadable activities for sutdents to perform either before or after their visits to the area.

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African Outreach Workshop 1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Schmidt, Nancy J.

50

Education and Public Outreach.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Annual Report is a summary of nearly 400 Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) products and activities developed or carried out in FY2000 under NASA's Office of Space Science (OSS) E/PO program. It includes products and activities developed by OSS mis...

2000-01-01

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AstroFest: A Case Study of an Astronomy Outreach Program at Penn State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Pennsylvania State University Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics has developed a multi-faceted approach to outreach in astronomy. Our programs include In-Service Workshops in Astronomy for middle-school and high-school science teachers, planetarium shows for local elementary school classes, and a series of sponsored, popular level talks, for example. One of our most popular outreach events is called ``AstroFest\\

C. Palma; J. C. Charlton

2003-01-01

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Outreach is Serious Fun!  

SciTech Connect

This paper outlines the planning and effort that goes into a successful, inexpensive outreach project. Since 1996, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has had an educational exhibit booth and has also presented workshops on renewable energy at the two-week-long National Western Stock Show held each January in Denver, Colorado. In our exhibit booth and workshops, farmers, ranchers, and homeowners learn how solar, wind, and biomass energy systems can provide economical electricity for the agricultural community. We show how this outreach has grown to include the presentation of renewable energy exhibits at events in South Dakota and Illinois at the request of the Deputy Secretary for Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and our support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Kansas and Nebraska on the issuance of the 2004 Farm Bill.

Larsen, W.

2005-01-01

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Tech transfer outreach  

SciTech Connect

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.

Liebetrau, S. (ed.)

1992-01-01

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Logistics in the Computer Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses ways to provide good computer laboratory facilities for elementary and secondary schools. Topics discussed include establishing the computer lab and selecting hardware; types of software; physical layout of the room; printers; networking possibilities; considerations relating to the physical environment; and scheduling methods. (LRW)|

Cowles, Jim

1989-01-01

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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.

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Research and Education: Planning an Effective Outreach Program in Balance with a Research Career  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As scientific scholars and educators we are in a position to make a difference in outreach efforts to elementary and high school students as well as the general public, in addition to mentoring undergraduate and doctoral students. Outreach is a major component of the CAREER grant, the Lederman fellowship, as well as the primary focus of the Young Physicists Outreach Panel (YPOP). As recipients of these awards, and participants in YPOP, we would like to share our insights with the audience. The talk will cover the topics of YPOP, the Lederman Fellowship, and the CAREER grant. The Lederman Fellowship is awarded in recognition of Leon Lederman's legacy as an educator, where the fellows participate in educational/outreach programs of their choice. The NSF makes the CAREER awards to junion faculty. Outreach is of fundamental importance in these grants, with a 40 percent weight attached to the outreach and education component of the proposal. The speakers, a graduate student, a post-doctoral research fellow, and an Assistant Professor, will describe the educational/outreach activities they have been involved in, and discuss how outreach can be integrated into a career in physics research.

Connolly, Brian

2002-04-01

57

Elementary realizability  

Microsoft Academic Search

A realizability notion that employs only Kalmar elementary functions is defined, and, relative to it, the soundness of EA-(?10-IR), a fragment of Heyting Arithmetic (HA) with names and axioms for all elementary functions and induction rule restricted to ?10 formulae, is proved. As a corollary, it is proved that the provably recursive functions of EA-(?10-IR) are precisely the elementary functions.

Zlatan Damnjanovic

1997-01-01

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Outreaches on Space Sciences in Taiwan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We conduct a program of the outreach on space sciences for students of elementary and high schools in Taiwan. It consists of nine chapters including the space environment of the Sun, interplanetary space, and geospace, as well as the space technology of the rocket, satellite, space shuttle, space station, living in space, and observing the Earth from space. Each chapter highlights the current status and latest finding as well as discusses 1-3 key/core issues/concepts and equip with experiments. For example, we introduce FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC to update chapters of Satellite and Observing the Earth from Space in space camps of winter and/or summer breaks in last year. The sciences explore and experience modules are also conducted from those chapters for the short period space camps. Based on the existing materials, handbooks for space education are under development. In the paper, the contents of our space education are presented and discussed.

Lee, I.; Liu, J. Y.; Liu, T.

2010-12-01

59

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.

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Physics Theorynet Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physics Theorynet is an outreach program, funded by the National Science Foundation, involving particle theorists and cosmologists visiting with high school students and teachers in the greater Boston area, including New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Its main component is the direct interaction between physicists, students and teachers through presentations, demonstrations and question and answer sessions during regular class hour visits and after class. We will report on the accomplishments of Theorynet to date, and present the long term goals and plans for the future.

Berglund, Per

2009-05-01

61

ASA education outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

A number of very successful Hands-on demo sessions for high school students have been a part of regular ASA meetings for some time. In addition, the Education Committee has organized a series of teacher workshops. These workshops are designed to give high school teachers relatively sophisticated tools to enhance their laboratory content. Workshops for teachers in the elementary grades prepare

Uwe J. Hansen; E. Carr Everbach

2003-01-01

62

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.

2012-11-06

63

Education Outreach at MIT Plasma Science Fusion Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Outreach at the MIT PSFC consists of volunteers working together to increase the public's knowledge of fusion and plasma-related experiments. Seeking to generate excitement about science, engineering and mathematics, the PSFC holds a number of outreach activities throughout the year, such as Middle and High School Outreach Days. Outreach also includes the Mr. Magnet Program, which uses an interactive strategy to engage elementary school children. Included in this year's presentation will be a live demo of a compressed-air bottle rocket (really a one-liter plastic soda bottle) for use in high school science classrooms that researchers at the Cambridge Physics Outlet (a PSFC spin-off company) have developed. To prepare the rocket for launch, the bottle is filled with compressed air at pressures up to 80 psi and the end is plugged. The rocket is released when the plug is pulled. The gas escapes at supersonic velocities and accelerates the bottle at over 1000 m/s^2. The velocity of the bottle is measured at many locations along its ``trajectory". A simple thermodynamic model predicts performance in excellent agreement with observation. The PSFC maintains a Home Page on the World Wide Web, which can be reached at http://pfc.mit.edu.

Censabella, V.; Nachtrieb, R.; Rivenberg, P.

1998-11-01

64

Outreach in STEM  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Dowdy, Jess; Robinson, Alma

2012-02-01

65

Community outreach - a success story  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1996-06-01

66

USMES Design Lab Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.

67

Transmuted Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes a first year high school chemistry lab program which its author has developed over the past fifteen years. It features laboratory exercises that have have been altered ("transmuted") so that students may be evaluated on the accuracy of their work. For example, a traditional lab may ask that students determine the amount of product obtained from a reaction and compare it to theoretical value. In its transmuted form this lab would require that students either deduce the mass of a reactant from a measured mass of product, or perhaps predict the mass of product from a known mass of reactant. The author reports that lab exercises transmuted in this way work well with beginning students because the labs 1) make immediate sense to scientifically unsophisticated students, 2) challenge students to do their best work, 3) motivate by enlisting students' desires for social recognition, and 4) appeal to students' love of games and play.

Plumsky, Roger

1996-05-01

68

Advanced LabVIEW Labs  

SciTech Connect

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 standard treatments of the ways and wherefores of LabVIEW such as LabVIEW Graphical Programming: Practical Applications in Instrumentation and Control by Gary W. Johnson (McGraw Hill, NY 1997), the emphasis has been instructing the reader how to program LabVIEW to create a Virtual Instrument (VI) on the computer for interfacing to a particular instruments. LabVIEW is written in G a graphical programming language developed by National Instruments. In the past the emphasis has been on training the experimenter to learn G . Without going into details here, G incorporates the usual loops, arithmetic expressions, etc., found in many programming languages, but in an icon (graphical) environment. The net result being that LabVIEW contains all of the standard methods needed for interfacing to instruments, data acquisition, data analysis, graphics, and also methodology to incorporate programs written in other languages into LabVIEW. Historically, according to Professor Essick, he developed a series of experiments for an upper division laboratory course for computer-based instrumentation. His observation was that while many students had the necessary background in computer programming languages, there were students who had virtually no concept about writing a computer program let alone a computer- based interfacing program. Thus the beginnings of a concept for not only teaching computer- based instrumentation techniques, but aiso a method for the beginner to experience writing a com- puter program. Professor Essick saw LabVIEW as the perfect environment in which to teach computer-based research skills. With this goal in mind, he has succeeded admirably. Advanced LabVIEW Labs presents a series of chapters devoted to not only introducing the reader to LabVIEW, but also to the concepts necessary for writing a successful computer pro- gram. Each chapter is an assignment for the student and is suitable for a ten week course. The first topic introduces the while loop and waveform chart VI'S. After learning how to launch LabVIEW, the student then leans how to use LabVIEW functions such as sine and cosine. The beauty of thk and subsequent chapters, the student is introduced immediately to computer-based instruction by learning how to display the results in graph form on the screen. At each point along the way, the student is not only introduced to another LabVIEW operation, but also to such subjects as spread sheets for data storage, numerical integration, Fourier transformations', curve fitting algorithms, etc. The last few chapters conclude with the purpose of the learning module, and that is, com- puter-based instrumentation. Computer-based laboratory projects such as analog-to-digital con- version, digitizing oscilloscopes treated. Advanced Lab VIEW Labs finishes with a treatment on GPIB interfacing and finally, the student is asked to create an operating VI for temperature con- trol. This is an excellent text, not only as an treatise on LabVIEW but also as an introduction to computer programming logic. All programmers, who are struggling to not only learning how interface computers to instruments, but also trying understand top down programming and other programming language techniques, should add Advanced Lab-VIEW Labs to their computer library.

Jones, Eric D.

1999-06-17

69

Advanced LabVIEW Labs  

SciTech Connect

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 standard treatments of the ways and wherefores of LabVIEW such as LabVIEW Graphical Programming: Practical Applications in Instrumentation and Control by Gary W. Johnson (McGraw Hill, NY 1997), the emphasis has been instructing the reader how to program LabVIEW to create a Virtual Instrument (VI) on the computer for interfacing to a particular instruments. LabVIEW is written in "G" a graphical programming language developed by National Instruments. In the past the emphasis has been on training the experimenter to learn "G". Without going into details here, "G" incorporates the usual loops, arithmetic expressions, etc., found in many programming languages, but in an icon (graphical) environment. The net result being that LabVIEW contains all of the standard methods needed for interfacing to instruments, data acquisition, data analysis, graphics, and also methodology to incorporate programs written in other languages into LabVIEW. Historically, according to Professor Essick, he developed a series of experiments for an upper division laboratory course for computer-based instrumentation. His observation was that while many students had the necessary background in computer programming languages, there were students who had virtually no concept about writing a computer program let alone a computer- based interfacing program. Thus the beginnings of a concept for not only teaching computer- based instrumentation techniques, but aiso a method for the beginner to experience writing a com- puter program. Professor Essick saw LabVIEW as the "perfect environment in which to teach computer-based research skills." With this goal in mind, he has succeeded admirably. Advanced LabVIEW Labs presents a series of chapters devoted to not only introducing the reader to LabVIEW, but also to the concepts necessary for writing a successful computer pro- gram. Each chapter is an assignment for the student and is suitable for a ten week course. The first topic introduces the while loop and waveform chart VI'S. After learning how to launch LabVIEW, the student then leans how to use LabVIEW functions such as sine and cosine. The beauty of thk and subsequent chapters, the student is introduced immediately to computer-based instruction by learning how to display the results in graph form on the screen. At each point along the way, the student is not only introduced to another LabVIEW operation, but also to such subjects as spread sheets for data storage, numerical integration, Fourier transformations', curve fitting algorithms, etc. The last few chapters conclude with the purpose of the learning module, and that is, com- puter-based instrumentation. Computer-based laboratory projects such as analog-to-digital con- version, digitizing oscilloscopes treated. Advanced Lab VIEW Labs finishes with a treatment on GPIB interfacing and finally, the student is asked to create an operating VI for temperature con- trol. This is an excellent text, not only as an treatise on LabVIEW but also as an introduction to computer programming logic. All programmers, who are struggling to not only learning how interface computers to instruments, but also trying understand top down programming and other programming language techniques, should add Advanced Lab-VIEW Labs to their computer library.

Jones, Eric D.

1999-06-17

70

Elementary GLOBE  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Elementary GLOBE is designed to introduce students of grades K-4 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, phenology, and soils. Each Elementary GLOBE module contains a science-based storybook and classroom learning activities. Five (5) books are included in the series: All About Earth; Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?; The Scoop On Soils; Discoveries at Willow Creek; and The Mystery of the Missing Hummingbirds. An Elementary GLOBE Teacher's Implementation Guide is available and includes tips for using the Elementary GLOBE materials with students, information about inquiry and literacy, and connections to science, mathematics, and geography standards. The Books and the Teacher's Guide are available in English, French and Spanish.

2008-12-01

71

Assessing High School Student Learning on Science Outreach Lab Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The effect of hands-on laboratory activities on secondary student learning was examined. Assessment was conducted over a two-year period, with 262 students participating the first year and 264 students the second year. Students took a prequiz, performed a laboratory activity (gas chromatography of alcohols, or photosynthesis and respiration), and…

Thomas, Courtney L.

2012-01-01

72

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

Katz, Phyllis; McGinnis, J. Randy

1999-01-01

73

Models of Inquiry-based Science Outreach to Urban Schools  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

NOTE: This is a large file, 15.5mb in size! A primary obstacle to urban precollege geoscience education is limited access to inquiry-based geoscience experiences that are engaging and relevant to students' lives. Opportunities are reduced by the common misconception that the geosciences are less relevant to urban audiences and by the financial limitations of many urban school districts. This paper describes three primary obstacles to improving urban geoscience education and discusses two outreach programs developed by the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) that have been offered to urban elementary school classrooms in central New York.

2004-11-01

74

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....

2009-01-28

75

Permafrost monitoring K12 outreach program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of this project is to establish long-term permafrost monitoring sites adjacent to schools along the circum polar permafrost region. Permafrost will be one of the important indicators for monitoring climatic change in the future. Change in permafrost conditions also affects local ecosystems, hydrological regimes and natural disasters. The purpose of the long-term permafrost observation is fitting for future science objectives, and can also benefit students and teachers in remote village schools. Most remote villages depend on a subsistence lifestyle and will be directly affected by changing climate and permafrost condition. Monitoring the permafrost temperature in the arctic for a better understanding of the spatial distribution of permafrost and having students participate to collect the data is an ideal IPY project. Our outreach project involves drilling boreholes at village schools and installing the micro data logger with temperature sensors to measure hourly air and permafrost temperatures. Trained teachers help students download data several times a year and discuss the results in class. The data gathered from these stations is shared and can be viewed by anyone through the Internet (http://www.uaf.edu/permafrost). Using the Internet teachers can also compare their data with data form other monitoring stations. This project is becoming an useful science project for these remote villages, which tends to have limited exposure to science, despite the changing surroundings that they're daily lives depend on. NSF (EPSCoR) funded the previous seeding outreach program. Currently NSF/NASA and the International Polar Year (IPY) program support this project. In the 2006 field season, thirty-one schools participated in installing the monitoring stations. In 2007 we propose the expansion of this project to involve an additional 100 villages along the arctic. The broader impacts of this project are 1). This project will provide opportunities for field experience and educational participation at levels ranging from elementary school to high school. 2). To provide high-resolution spatial distribution of the thermal state of permafrost, especially in Alaska. 3). To assist in improving the general knowledge of the Earth's climatic pattern and opportunity to take part in understanding the climatic systems for younger generations. The obtained data and Internet Q&A systems help understand the relationship between permafrost condition and the arctic climate system. As well as being a strong outreach program to support village science education, the date sets form this project will establish a baseline for future permafrost monitoring investigations.

Yoshikawa, K.; Saito, T.; Romanovsky, V.

2007-12-01

76

Elementary School Attendance Improvement Dropout Prevention OREA Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Attendance Improvement Dropout Prevention program (A.I.D.P.) is a state-funded, multi-faceted program designed to provide services to students considered to be at risk of dropping out of school. The elementary school A.I.D.P. program is comprised of six components: facilitation, attendance outreach, guidance, health, school-level linkage, and…

Solomon, Henry; Yacker, Nancy

77

7 CFR 1470.5 - Outreach activities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AND OTHER OPERATIONS CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM...outreach activities at the national, State, and local...operation or production system, including specialty...outreach in regions of national significance in order...areas could include landscapes such as the...

2013-01-01

78

Evaluation Framework for NASA's Educational Outreach Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of the proposed work is to develop an evaluation framework for NASA's educational outreach efforts. We focus on public (rather than technical or scientific) dissemination efforts, specifically on Internet-based outreach sites for children.Th...

R. Berg A. Booker C. Linde C. Preston

1999-01-01

79

32 CFR 211.12 - Public Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...MISCELLANEOUS MISSION COMPATIBILITY EVALUATION PROCESS Communications and Outreach § 211.12 Public Outreach. (a) The...for mitigation discussions, determined to be an unacceptable risk. (3) Indicates how the public may provide...

2013-07-01

80

Virtual Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

1969-12-31

81

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.

82

Lab Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses barriers individuals face in using computers in the classroom and the importance of eliminating these barriers. The article notes that visual, mobility, and hearing impairments are the disabilities most often encountered in school labs and that numerous software and hardware tools are available to help individuals with these disabilities…

Jones, Linda

1997-01-01

83

Labs: 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents a variety of topics discussed in this column and at a biology teachers' workshop concerning the quality and value of lab techniques used for teaching high school biology. Topics included are Drosophila salivary glands, sea urchins, innovations, dyes and networking. (CW)|

Igelsrud, Don, Ed.

1988-01-01

84

Reading Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended for use in conducting a reading lab for a broad group of workers ranging from nonreaders to persons reading at a fifth-grade level. Presented first is a course overview that includes the following: information on the course's targeted population, student selection process, and demographics; strategies for adult remediation;…

Burt, Lorna

85

Project Dakota Outreach: Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report describes the activities of Project Dakota Outreach, an early education program for children with disabilities designed to assist families living in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Empowerment and Enterprise Zones in Texas, New York, and Minnesota. The major feature of the model is power-balancing, a concept…

Kjerland, Linda

86

Military and Youth Outreach Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States National Guard was directed by Congress to test Youth Outreach programs. The program focused on high school dropouts in the 16 to 18 year old range who are drug free, unemployed and not in trouble with the judicial system. The National G...

R. R. Harrison

1997-01-01

87

Elementary Populations of Fish.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents include: Intraspecific groupings of fish; Elementary fish populations; Major biological traits of elementary fish populations; Biological (adaptive) significance of elementary populations; The process of emergence of elementary populations in fis...

N. V. Lebedev

1969-01-01

88

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.

89

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.

90

Echolocation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lab, learners experience how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects without using their sense of sight. To simulate this process, learners work in pairs (one blindfolded and one using a water gun), shoot at targets, listen to the sound of the water hitting the target, and attempt to guess the target's shape and material. Learners also analyze how distance affects echolocation and how tuna nets impact dolphins' ability to echolocate.

Mills, Donald

2009-01-01

91

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

92

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.

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The NOAO Educational Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The K-12 Educational Outreach activities of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories will be presented. The three primary objectives are: direct involvement in local classrooms, the development of instructional materials, and the use of NOAO's research environment to enhance the professional development of inservice science teachers. To attain these objectives, NOAO is the lead institution for the expansion of Project ASTRO into the Tucson area. With support from the NASA IDEA Grant program, classroom materials have been developed on the themes of Comet Hale-Bopp and The Age of the JewelBox Cluster, and we're working with members of the NOAO Outreach Advisory Board to develop a national program of summer workshops in support of research based science education for middle and high school teachers. Additional information and sample materials will be available.

Jacoby, S. H.

1996-12-01

94

Elementary Globe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Elementary GLOBE is a series of five storybooks designed to help teachers of younger students integrate Earth science into their curriculum as they teach them to read and write. Each book focuses on a different Earth science topic as the main characters, Simon, Anita and Dennis, explore the natural world. Each module features a storybook and a set of learning activities that are correlated to national education standards. Topics include the Earth system, clouds, soil, water, and the seasons.

95

Effective public library outreach to homeless people  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify good practice in conducting outreach for homeless people, and hence to provide recommendations for future library outreach projects. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors examine of four case studies taken from the library literature, and conduct six semi-structured interviews with outreach and\\/or inclusion librarians from library authorities in South and West Yorkshire.

Peter Willett; Rebecca Broadley

2011-01-01

96

Northern Illinois University Department of Physics: Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Northern Illinois University's outreach program teaches area students about physics. Topics included are forces and Newtonian mechanics, light & colors, and basic thermodynamics involving liquid Nitrogen.

2004-04-06

97

75 FR 30364 - Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION...information collection, Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire. DATES: Comments must be received...INFORMATION: Title: Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire. OMB Number: 0596-0207....

2010-06-01

98

Are Statistics Labs Worth the Effort?Comparison of Introductory Statistics Courses Using Different Teaching Methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This paper compares,the academic performance,of students in three similar elementary statis- tics courses taught by the same instructor, but with the lab component differing among the three. One course is traditionally taught without a lab component; the second with a lab component,using scenarios and an extensive use of technology, but without explicit coordination between lab and lecture; and the

Jose H. Guardiola; Nadina Duran-Hutchings; Hassan Elsalloukh

2010-01-01

99

Paleotempestology Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Lawrence, Kira

100

LSST Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

101

LSST Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The LSST Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program is described, including how it will be used to promote classroom research projects, deliver an on-going program of citizen science, and facilitate unprecedented visualization possibilities. In collaboration with the LSST Data Management group, an EPO database is being designed to accommodate anticipated user load and deliver required data products. The LSST project will provide cyberinfrastructure and web-based data access tools to enable student and public participation in the process of scientific discovery.

Jacoby, S. H.; Borne, K. D.; Prather, E. E.; Raddick, M. J.; Ratcliffe, D. M.; Spuck, T. S.

2011-09-01

102

LIGO Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) is an ambitious basic physics experiment that is attempting to directly measure gravitational waves predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. As part of its mission, LIGO engages in a number of education and outreach projects to teachers, students, and the general public. I will discuss some of these programs, including the exhibit for the World Science Festival in New York, the Science Education Center at the LIGO Livingston Louisiana Observatory, laboratory tours at the LIGO MIT laboratory in Cambridge, and the screensaver data analysis program Einstein@Home.

Harry, Gregory

2009-05-01

103

HHMI: Virtual Neurophysiology Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

2012-12-01

104

Elementary astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Fierro, J.

2006-08-01

105

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.

106

Decisions Shape a Lab (Lab Notes).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Porter, Bernajean

1992-01-01

107

The public outreach programme of ENEAS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Everyone is fascinated with astronomy. Opportunities for astronomers to explain their work to the public with popular books, public talks, media interviews, television and radio programmes and internet sites are unlimited with very satisfying public response to all of our efforts. Recognising this, the directors of the European Network of Excellence in Asteroseismology, ENEAS, have created ENEAS-Outreach to help all of the more than 250 scientists in ENEAS bring the marvels of asteroseismology to the public. We, the four authors of this paper, are the board of directors of ENEAS-Outreach. Our purpose here is to call for input from members of the group, and to make available the outreach work of our colleagues for everyone's use. Public outreach is rewarding, but time-consuming. Our job as directors is to gather and create outreach material, and make that available to the entire group. It is not possible for only a few people who are interested in public outreach to give public talks, media interviews and presentations, and create internet sites in all the local languages of our member countries. What we in ENEAS-Outreach are doing is to create materials in our ``connecting'' language, English, that can then be adapted for local use all over Europe. These materials will be made available on the ENEAS website. To illustrate some of the possibilities, we explain here some our individual activities in public outreach.

Kurtz, D. W.; Kolenberg, K.; Kollath, Z.; Teixeira, T.

2003-07-01

108

Outreach in Academic Libraries: Principle into Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of library outreach services in academic libraries focuses on experiences at the University of Michigan. Topics addressed include a changing student population; evaluating student needs, including bibliographic instruction; analyzing campus context; examining resources available to the library; and outreach guidelines, including…

Westbrook, Lynn; Waldman, Robert

1993-01-01

109

Evaluation Report: School of Nursing Outreach Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Virginia's Outreach Nursing Program is described and evaluated. Information is provided on the results of a needs assessment, a feasibility study, and the early history of the off-campus program. Attention is directed to the geography of the outreach program area, the group of nurses from which the first class was selected,…

Johnson, Karen R.; And Others

110

Satellite Power System (SPS) Public Outreach Experiment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An outreach experiment was conducted to improve the results of the satellite power system (SPS) concept development and evaluation program. The objectives of the outreach were to: (1) determine the areas of major concern relative to the SPS concept and (2...

S. R. Mcneal

1980-01-01

111

A bioinformatics track with outreach components  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bioinformatics is a discipline that uses computational tools and computer technologies to model, analyze, present, and visualize biological data. In this paper, we discuss the design of a bioinformatics track within the computer science curriculum at Winona State University's Rochester campus. We also developed a bioinformatics course and used it as a mechanism for computer science outreach. Our outreach program

Mingrui Zhang; Chi-Cheng Lin; Gayle Olsen; Barbara Beck

2007-01-01

112

A Guide to Outreach with Laptops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for outreach workers, community development workers, tutors, managers, and coordinators, this guide focuses on how laptop computers are and could be used innovatively and resourcefully for basic skills, outreach, and widening participation generally. Chapter 1 introduces aims and management of the Laptop Initiative for Adult and Community…

Wood, Angela

113

Science Outreach in Virtual Globes; Best Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The popularity of projects such as 'Crisis in Darfur' and the IPY (International Polar Year) network link show the potential of using the rich functionality of Virtual Globes for science outreach purposes. However, the structure of outreach projects in Virtual Globes varies widely. Consider an analogy: If you pick up a science journal you immediately know where to find the

R. W. Treves

2007-01-01

114

The IPY Education, Outreach and Communication Assessment: How IPY is shaping the future of science outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) saw unprecedented polar collaboration between scientists, educators and communities, and prioritized science communication alongside a diverse science program. This global effort represents one of the largest investments in polar science outreach to date with IPY outreach occurring in more than 70 countries and involving millions of people, representing a microcosm of science outreach knowledge. In order to understand and learn from the many IPY education, outreach and communication (EOC) projects an ICSU sponsored IPY EOC assessment, managed by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), conducted a global inventory and assessment of IPY EOC programs at the end of the IPY. As a result the project has now gathered information on more than 530 outreach events including endorsed outreach programmes, science partnered outreach projects and simply IPY inspired science outreach events. By talking to communicators and scientists around the world many lessons can be learned on how to engage and actively involve the public, students and early career scientists in polar research in a meaningful way. Through the integration of science outreach from budget to results, dedication of outreach personnel and an inclusive approach to all aspects of science outreach, IPY has demonstrated that the public wants to be engaged in polar issues, and how science can incorporate both good science and effective outreach. This type of public engagement is not only critical for science literacy, it is this level of involvement in science that helps to keep science in the forefront of people's minds, and thus high on the agenda of governments and organizations funding research. At the conclusion of this latest IPY, polar science outreach programs not only supported science that expanded our knowledge of the Polar Regions, it integrated essential, and called for, science education, outreach and communication to a global community.

Provencher, J. F.; Baeseman, J. L.; Carlson, D. J.; Timm, K.

2011-12-01

115

Education and Outreach: Advice to Young Scientists  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carl Sagan set an example to all scientists when he encouraged us to reach out to the public and share the excitement of discovery and exploration. The prejudice that ensued did not deter Sagan and, with the passing of years, more and more scientists have followed his example. Although at present scientists at all ranks are encouraged by their institutions to do outreach, the balancing of a successful scientific career with teaching and outreach is often not an easy one. Young scientists, in particular, may worry about how their outreach efforts are viewed in the community and how they will find the time and energy for these efforts. This talk will offer suggestions on how to balance an active science research program with outreach activities, the many different ways to engage in education and public outreach, and how the rewards are truly priceless.

Lopes, R. M. C.

2005-08-01

116

National Science Foundation Facilitation of AGU Scientists' K-14 Education and Outreach Activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Science Foundation encourages the participation of geoscientists in K-14 education and outreach and provides support for that participation through a wide variety of programs. At the most general level, NSF requires that scientists describe the broader impacts of their research in their proposals. While broader impacts are not restricted to education and outreach, this requirement has encouraged many scientists to consider opportunities for K-14 education and outreach. Many NSF-wide programs provide financial support for K-14 education and outreach. Some are long-standing programs like Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), which have been used effectively by the geoscience community to introduce undergraduates to our field. Other programs, like CAREER, encourage faculty to develop innovative teaching and curricular approaches and to relate them to their research program. The Education and Human Resources Directorate (EHR) of NSF provides funds for a variety of undergraduate education improvements, and for elementary and secondary education activities. EHR also provides opportunities for informal education that have been used by the geoscience community to develop museum exhibits, IMAX films, television programs, and other high visibility outreach activities. The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) holds competitions in the Geoscience Education Program and Opportunities to Enhance Diversity in the Geosciences that provide funds focused on development in our own field. Other specialized competitions, like awards associated with the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence, have targeted the specific K-14 education and outreach needs of portions of our community. Finally, GEO has facilitated the development of the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) that has established a digital portal to age-appropriate, peer-reviewed curricular material for teachers.

Leinen, M.; Prendeville, J.

2002-12-01

117

An informal elementary science education program’s response to the National Science Education Reform Movement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report presents the experience of an informal elementary science education program, Hands on Science Outreach (HOSO),\\u000a that is striving to maintain its identity as an informal program within the context of the National Science Education Reform\\u000a Movement. We provide an overview of informal elementary science education programs in the United States including a definition\\u000a and a historical summary. We

Phyllis Katz; J. Randy McGinnis

1999-01-01

118

It's Elementary: Special Topics in Elementary Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

119

Elementary Algebra  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Presented by HippoCampus, a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, this free online course "is a study of the basic skills and concepts of elementary algebra, including language and operations on sets, operations on signed numbers, simple linear equations and inequalities in one variable, operations on polynomials (including beginning techniques of factoring), integer exponents, brief introduction to radicals, introduction to graphing, and applications." The course has seven chapters: Basic algebra principles; Linear equations and set theory; Inequalities & absolute values; Graphs of linear equations; Exponents, monomials, and polynomials; Factoring polynomials and solving quadratic equations; and Rational and radical expressions and equations. Each is broken into two or three lessons containing objectives, readings, multimedia components, and sample problems. The Topic View section of the site provides the concepts taught in the course in either alphabetical or sequential order for educators looking for more specific and targeted supporting materials for an introductory algebra classroom.

2008-07-17

120

AstroFest: A Case Study of an Astronomy Outreach Program at Penn State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Pennsylvania State University Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics has developed a multi-faceted approach to outreach in astronomy. Our programs include In-Service Workshops in Astronomy for middle-school and high-school science teachers, planetarium shows for local elementary school classes, and a series of sponsored, popular level talks, for example. One of our most popular outreach events is called ``AstroFest"; this is a four night festival of astronomy that we hold concurrently with the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (``ArtsFest"). The AstroFest program was devised by undergraduate students during the summer of 1999, and we continue to hold it annually. Each night of the event, we offer talks at a popular level on subjects such as black holes, life on Mars, and the world's largest telescopes. Throughout the night we also offer planetarium shows, a chance to use our rooftop telescopes, a question & answer table with prizes, kids' activities that include launching bubble rockets, and a number of other demonstrations and tours. In this poster, I present the full complement of astronomy outreach programs offered by Penn State, and I focus in particular on AstroFest as a case study that highlights the challenges we face and the positive outcomes we have realized. Funding for our outreach program has come from several sources, including NASA E/PO supplement grants, the STScI IDEAS program, The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, and the Pennsylvania State University Eberly College of Science.

Palma, C.; Charlton, J. C.

2003-12-01

121

The Yohkoh Public Outreach Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NASA funded Yohkoh Public Outreach Project (YPOP) began in 1995 with the goal of providing public access to high quality Yohkoh SXT data via the World Wide Web. The project utilizes the intrinsic excitement of the SXT data, and in particular the SXT movies, to develop science learning tools and classroom activities. The WWW site at URL: http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/ uses a movie theater theme to highlight available Yohkoh movies in a format that is entertaining and inviting to non-scientists and well received by scientists. We will discuss the wide range of people YPOP has reached over the past six years, as well as lessons learned during the development of the project.

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

2002-01-01

122

Metrics for the systematic evaluation of community-based outreach.  

PubMed

There is an extensive literature on the use of community-based outreach for breast health programs. While authors often report that outreach was conducted, there is rarely information provided on the effort required for outreach. This paper seeks to establish a template for the systematic evaluation of community-based outreach. We describe three types of outreach used by our project, explain our evaluation measures, present data on our outreach efforts, and demonstrate how these metrics can be used to inform a project's decisions about which types of outreach are most effective. PMID:23857186

Hunt, Bijou R; Allgood, Kristi; Sproles, Chela; Whitman, Steve

2013-12-01

123

LabWrite  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Carter, Michael

2000-07-15

124

Making Stuff Outreach at the Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2011-04-01

125

Design Lab Design - USMES Teacher Resource Book. Second Edition. Trial Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This Unified Sciences and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES) unit challenges students to find ways to improve or organize a Design Lab. The challenge is general enough to apply to many problem-solving situations in mathematics, science, social science, and language arts at any elementary school level (grades 1-8). The Teacher Resource…

Sampson, Sue Scott

126

Aqua Satellite Mission Educational Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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. The printed products include brochures for the mission as a whole and for the instruments, NASA Fact Sheets on the mission, the water cycle, and weather forecasting, an Aqua Science Writers' Guide, an Aqua lithograph, posters, and trading cards. Animations include animations of the launch, the orbit, instrument deployments, instrument sensing, and several of the data products. Each of these materials is available on the Aqua web site at http://aqua.nasa.gov, as are archived versions of the eight Aqua web casts. The web casts were done live on the internet and focused on the spacecraft, the science, the launch, and the validation efforts. All web casts had key Aqua personnel as live guests and had a web-based chat session allowing viewers to ask questions. Other web-based materials include a "Cool Science" section of the aqua.nasa.gov website, with videos of Aqua scientists and engineers speaking about Aqua and the science and engineering behind it, arranged in a framework organized for the convenience of teachers dealing with core curriculum requirements. The web casts and "Cool Science" site were produced by the Special Project Initiatives Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Outreach presentations about Aqua have been given at schools, universities, and public forums at many locations around the world, especially in the U.S. A competition was held for high school students during the 2002-03 school year, culminating in April 2003, with five finalist teams competing for the top slots, followed by an awards ceremony. The competition had all the student teams analyzing an anomalous situation encountered by Aqua shortly after launch and the five finalist teams determining how best to handle a hypothetical degradation of the solid state recorder.

Parkinson, C. L.; Graham, S. M.

2003-12-01

127

76 FR 12757 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Vendor Outreach Session Information...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Vendor Outreach Session Information Management System ACTION: Notice...Vendor Outreach Session Information Management System. DATES: Submit...Vendor Outreach Session Information Management System is needed to...

2011-03-08

128

IBEX Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2009-08-01

129

CSI closed lab vs. open lab experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recommendations of the ACM\\/IEEE Joint Curriculum Task Force on the Core of Computer Science and the dissatisfaction with the poor performance of too many CS1 students at Middle Tennessee State University combined to motivate the Computer Science Department to compare the use of closed labs and open labs. A controlled experiment was conducted in the Fall 1992 and Spring 1993

Mack Thweatt

1994-01-01

130

University of Minnesota Chemistry Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At this website, the University of Minnesota supplies numerous chemistry experiments. The activities are divided into two categories: demos and recipe cards. The demonstrations, which usually require a chemistry lab setting and chemistry supplies, are helpful for chemistry teachers in a classroom environment. The recipe cards, however, can usually be easily performed in the home. For example, students can learn about osmosis with a simple demonstration using an egg, vinegar, and water. The website features a short checklist to help visitors become better scientists. With a quick visit to this site, users can find fun activities to enhance the chemistry learning experience.

131

Bringing the Lab School Method to an Inner City School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A 5-day workshop for staff of an inner city school addressed the teaching approach of the Lab School of Washington (District of Columbia) and covered the nature of learning disabilities (LDs), tools to identify unique learning styles of students, and innovative teaching methods for all students with and without LDs. Eighteen elementary mainstream…

Fox, Lynn H.; Thompson, Deborah L.

132

Should We Scrap Lab-Centered Science Programs?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During the late sixties and early seventies a new nontextbook, lab-centered approach was used in science instruction in elementary grades. With the arrival of the eighties, science curriculum has come full circle, and new science textbooks with corresponding curriculum guides are being adopted. (JN)|

Dyrli, Odvard Egil

1981-01-01

133

Using Field Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Written by Mary Savina of Carleton College Students love field labs! They enjoy being outside and they appreciate the fact that geoscience field labs are unusually tactile and bring them into contact with real, ...

Savina, Mary

134

Inverses and Elementary Matrices  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Smith, David

2002-12-05

135

Pennies and Eggs: Initiation into Inquiry Learning for Preservice Elementary Education Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two labs incorporating the Science Writing Heuristic are described that introduce scientific inquiry in a course for preservice students majoring in elementary education. One lab adapts a previously described discovery learning opportunity involving the change in composition and mass of pennies in 1982. The other involves the use of flotation…

Wink, Donald J.; Hwang-Choe, Jeong Hye

2008-01-01

136

Cybercamp Lab Book  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab manual developed by Whatcom Community College provides activities for a high school cybersecurity camp. The 101-page manual contains instructions for nine labs arranged into five sessions. Lab activities include: install Ubuntu 10.10 in VMware, set up a simple network, investigate Linux terminal commands and file structure, secure a vulnerable machine, and investigate secure we development.

2012-07-24

137

Lab Investigation Mixture Separation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lab that is designed to have students write a lab procedure and separate out mixture of substances with different properties. It is also a good introduction to the different lab equipment that they will be using through out the year.

138

Libraries to Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The contemporary academic library increasingly provides one or more public access computer labs. Students use these labs for word processing, Internet browsing, creating spreadsheets, and other related applications. Providing these types of computer labs in academic libraries is a relatively new development and requires effective management techniques. The purpose of this article is to examine some of the current management

Sheryl Moore

2001-01-01

139

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.

2013-07-12

140

Supporting Scientists' Efforts in Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Earth and space scientists have a long history of engagement in science education and outreach to K-12 students, educators and the public. While a few scientists obtain funding to do science education and public outreach (E/PO), often in partnership with formal or informal educators, many volunteer their time to such efforts. Nevertheless, faced with lingering challenges to science education and science literacy in the US, educators, funding agencies, policy makers, and professional societies are calling for greater numbers of scientists to provide more effective science outreach. The realization of this goal requires understanding the challenges and needs of scientists engaged or interested in education and outreach, figuring out best practices in scientist-educator partnerships, and offering resources and support structures that maximize scientists' efforts in E/PO. The NASA Science Mission Directorate's Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach Forum has initiated several activities toward these ends. Among them are: creating samplers and quick start guides to existing NASA Astrophysics E/PO resources and funding opportunities, a compilation from a variety of sources of credible online guides to doing E/PO, and tip sheets on audience misconceptions about astronomical topics. Feedback from both scientists and E/PO professionals has indicated these efforts are headed in the right direction. This presentation will introduce these resources to the AGU meeting participants, forming a basis for further discussions on how we can better support scientists in E/PO.

Sharma, M.; NASA SMD Astrophysics Science Education; Public Outreach Forum

2011-12-01

141

The Making of a Geography 'Theme-Based' Elementary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on Perry School (Erie, Pennsylvania), the first geography theme-based elementary school in which everything is related to geography. Describes what students learn in each grade level and the expectations on what they should know. Reports on the creation of their geography learning lab. (CMK)

Grode, Edward A.

2000-01-01

142

Library outreach: addressing Utah's "Digital Divide"  

PubMed Central

A “Digital Divide” in information and technological literacy exists in Utah between small hospitals and clinics in rural areas and the larger health care institutions in the major urban area of the state. The goals of the outreach program of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah address solutions to this disparity in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine—Midcontinental Region, the Utah Department of Health, and the Utah Area Health Education Centers. In a circuit-rider approach, an outreach librarian offers classes and demonstrations throughout the state that teach information-access skills to health professionals. Provision of traditional library services to unaffiliated health professionals is integrated into the library's daily workload as a component of the outreach program. The paper describes the history, methodology, administration, funding, impact, and results of the program.

McCloskey, Kathleen M.

2000-01-01

143

Residential energy conservation outreach activities: A new federal approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An evaluation of the Department of Energy's residential energy conservation outreach activities is presented. The contribution that outreach can make in achieving energy conservation is examined. The effectiveness of alternative techniques and DOE's current program and management are also examined.

1981-02-01

144

25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-04-01

145

Outreach and Education on Photovoltaic Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2011-10-01

146

Supernova / Acceleration Probe: Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The SNAP experiment will provide an opportunity to study the dark energy that drives the acceleration of the universe. The project will provide detailed measurements of thousands of supernovae. Coupled with this fundamental science mission, the SNAP Education and Public Outreach programs will bring the excitement of scientific inquiry directly into the hands of students and the public. SNAP E/PO includes K-12 activities and resources, teacher training, and research oppportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and educators. SNAP Education and Public Outreach has a broad range of partners including science museums, community colleges, universities and schools. SNAP is supported by the Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics.

Deustua, S.; Akerlof, C.; Aldering, G.; Amidei, D.; Astier, P.; Baden, A.; Bebek, C.; Bergstrom, L.; Bernstein, G.; Campbell, M.; Carithers, W.; Commins, E.; Curtis, D.; Edwards, W.; Ellis, R.; Fruchter, A.; Frye, B.; Genat, J. F.; Goldhaber, G.; Goobar, A.; Goodman, J.; Graham, J.; Hardin, D.; Harris, S.; Harvey, P.; Heetderks, H.; Holland, S.; Hook, I.; Huterer, D.; Kasen, D.; Kim, A.; Knop, R.; Lafever, R.; Lampton, M.; Levi, M.; Levin, D.; Levy, J.-M.; Lidman, C.; Lin, R.; Linder, E.; Loken, S.; McKay, T.; McKee, S.; Metzger, M.; Miquel, R.; Mourao, A.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pankow, D.; Pennypacker, C.; Perlmutter, S.; Refregier, A.; Rich, J.; Robinson, K.; Schahmaneche, K.; Schubnell, M.; Spadafora, A.; Smoot, G.; Sullivan, G.; Tarle, G.; Tomasch, A.; SNAP Collaboration

2001-12-01

147

Education and Outreach Needs Assessment Survey Results (PDF)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What resources would you need to pursue education/outreach activities? What incentives would increase the probability of your participation in education/outreach activities? In 2003, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducted a surveyed focused on current education and outreach activities and the needs of researchers in regards to participating in such programs.

148

Experiences hosting high school summer camps to promote university outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

With budget cuts and increasing tuition, public universities are placing increasing importance on community outreach. Such activities allow the university to play a more important role in, and give something back to their community. Universities are therefore raising expectations of faculty participation in outreach activities and in some cases directing outreach programs. At Northern Kentucky University, through local funding, faculty

Richard Fox; Gary Newell; Charles Frank

2004-01-01

149

Adapt for Outreach: Taking Technology on the Road  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outreach occurs systemwide at Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC). All branches are involved in reaching their surrounding neighborhoods and patrons. Under the guidance of the outreach manager, the outreach department provides support for these efforts and also offers focused programming via 12 staff members. The department is…

Hyatt, Jason; Craig, Angela

2009-01-01

150

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2012-01-01

151

Scholarship: The Key to Creating Change through Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Outreach can and should exemplify the characteristics typical of any scholarly work if it is to create change in our communities and universities. Glassick, Huber, and Maeroff's insight on the standards for scholarly work are reflected in the processes com- monly used to implement outreach. Boyer challenges us to think of scholarship as a communal process. The uniqueness of outreach

Karen Bruns; Nikki Conklin; Mindy Wright; David Hoover; Ben Brace; Greg Wise; Fariba Pendleton; Michael Dann; Michael Martin; Jeri Childers

2003-01-01

152

Education and Outreach at the USGS Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Education and Outreach effort at the USGS Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL) over the past decade has evolved into an exciting program that provides many new educational opportunities in seismology and related science, engineering, and mathematics. Our target audience includes K-12, post-secondary, undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and the general public. With an emphasis on reaching young people, our major goal is to provide to the local community an increased understanding, awareness and appreciation of the relevance of Earth science and technology in daily life. A broadened base of public support for science helps enable us to stimulate the intrinsic curiosity of youngsters who may find science and technology exciting and challenging. Our programs capitalize on the natural interests of young students in earthquakes, volcanoes, magnetism and other scientific fields. Our hands-on interactive presentations foster a students sense of inquiry and increase their knowledge of science. We see an increased amount of confidence displayed by young students as they begin to understand basic scientific principles. We attempt to increase scientific literacy within the community and help create a new generation of students with a greater understanding of the opportunities in Earth science. We outline recent Earth science and Career Day presentations we have made at numerous elementary schools. Many of these presentations are made both in English and Spanish. Also featured are other cooperative bilingual projects that have been coordinated with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, the National Atomic Museum and the New Mexico State Fair.

Sandoval, L.; Bolton, H. F.; Hutt, C. R.

2002-12-01

153

Strangeness Physics with CLAS at Jefferson Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We review recent developments in strangeness photo- and electro- production off the proton and neutron, as investigated using CLAS in Hall B at Jefferson Lab. By measuring sufficient spin observables one can decompose the reaction mechanism into elementary amplitudes. We discuss progress toward this end in recent data from CLAS, including cross sections and spin observables. We next discuss new results on the mass distribution of the ?(1405), which shows signs of being a composite meson-baryon object of mixed isospin. The work on other hyperons such as the ? resonances will be mentioned, and future prospects for the CLAS program outlined.

Schumacher, Reinhard

2010-08-01

154

Aqua Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's Aqua satellite was launched on May 4, 2002, with six instruments designed to collect data about the Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and cryosphere. Since the late 1990s, the Aqua mission has involved considerable education and public outreach (EPO) activities, including printed products, formal education, an engineering competition, webcasts, and high-profile multimedia efforts. The printed products include Aqua and instrument brochures, an Aqua lithograph, Aqua trading cards, NASA Fact Sheets on Aqua, the water cycle, and weather forecasting, and an Aqua science writers' guide. On-going formal education efforts include the Students' Cloud Observations On-Line (S'COOL) Project, the MY NASA DATA Project, the Earth System Science Education Alliance, and, in partnership with university professors, undergraduate student research modules. Each of these projects incorporates Aqua data into its inquiry-based framework. Additionally, high school and undergraduate students have participated in summer internship programs. An earlier formal education activity was the Aqua Engineering Competition, which was a high school program sponsored by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Morgan State University, and the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The competition began with the posting of a Round 1 Aqua-related engineering problem in December 2002 and concluded in April 2003 with a final round of competition among the five finalist teams. The Aqua EPO efforts have also included a wide range of multimedia products. Prior to launch, the Aqua team worked closely with the Special Projects Initiative (SPI) Office to produce a series of live webcasts on Aqua science and the Cool Science website aqua.nasa.gov/coolscience, which displays short video clips of Aqua scientists and engineers explaining the many aspects of the Aqua mission. These video clips, the Aqua website, and numerous presentations have benefited from dynamic visualizations showing the Aqua launch, instrument deployments, instrument sensing, and the Aqua orbit. More recently, in 2008 the Aqua team worked with the ViewSpace production team from the Space Telescope Science Institute to create an 18-minute ViewSpace feature showcasing the science and applications of the Aqua mission. Then in 2010 and 2011, Aqua and other NASA Earth-observing missions partnered with National CineMedia on the "Know Your Earth" (KYE) project. During January and July 2010 and 2011, KYE ran 2-minute segments highlighting questions that promoted global climate literacy on lobby LCD screens in movie theaters throughout the U.S. Among the ongoing Aqua EPO efforts is the incorporation of Aqua data sets onto the Dynamic Planet, a large digital video globe that projects a wide variety of spherical data sets. Aqua also has a highly successful collaboration with EarthSky communications on the production of an Aqua/EarthSky radio show and podcast series. To date, eleven productions have been completed and distributed via the EarthSky network. In addition, a series of eight video podcasts (i.e., vodcasts) are under production by NASA Goddard TV in conjunction with Aqua personnel, highlighting various aspects of the Aqua mission.

Graham, S. M.; Parkinson, C. L.; Chambers, L. H.; Ray, S. E.

2011-12-01

155

Evaluation of Harmful Algal Bloom Outreach Activities  

PubMed Central

With an apparent increase of harmful algal blooms (HABs) worldwide, healthcare providers, public health personnel and coastal managers are struggling to provide scientifically-based appropriately-targeted HAB outreach and education. Since 1998, the Florida Poison Information Center-Miami, with its 24 hour/365 day/year free Aquatic Toxins Hotline (1–888–232–8635) available in several languages, has received over 25,000 HAB-related calls. As part of HAB surveillance, all possible cases of HAB-related illness among callers are reported to the Florida Health Department. This pilot study evaluated an automated call processing menu system that allows callers to access bilingual HAB information, and to speak directly with a trained Poison Information Specialist. The majority (68%) of callers reported satisfaction with the information, and many provided specific suggestions for improvement. This pilot study, the first known evaluation of use and satisfaction with HAB educational outreach materials, demonstrated that the automated system provided useful HAB-related information for the majority of callers, and decreased the routine informational call workload for the Poison Information Specialists, allowing them to focus on callers needing immediate assistance and their healthcare providers. These results will lead to improvement of this valuable HAB outreach, education and surveillance tool. Formal evaluation is recommended for future HAB outreach and educational materials.

Fleming, Lora E.; Jerez, Eva; Stephan, Wendy Blair; Cassedy, Amy; Bean, Judy A; Reich, Andrew; Kirkpatrick, Barbara; Backer, Lorraine; Nierenberg, Kate; Watkins, Sharon; Hollenbeck, Julie; Weisman, Richard

2007-01-01

156

HISPANIC ENVIRONMENTAL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT OUTREACH PROJECT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) in cooperation with the Self Reliance Foundation (SRF) is conducting the Hispanic Environmental and Waste Management Outreach Project (HEWMO) to increase science and environmental literacy, specifically that related to nuclear engineering and waste management in the nuclear industry, among the US Hispanic population. The project will encourage Hispanic youth and young

Sebastian Puente

1998-01-01

157

NASA Sounding Rocket Program educational outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational and public outreach is a major focus area for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The NASA Sounding Rocket Program (NSRP) shares in the belief that NASA plays a unique and vital role in inspiring future generations to pursue careers in science, mathematics, and technology. To fulfill this vision, the NASA Sounding Rocket Program engages in a host

P. J. Eberspeaker

2005-01-01

158

Dawn Mission's Education and Public Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

159

The Mathematics Outreach Center--Saving Dreams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Today's colleges are faced with accommodating students that are increasingly underprepared. While Amarillo College has provided coursework for underprepared math students since 1980, in the fall of 2005 a significant change was implemented that positively impacted the student outcomes. This change was the creation of the Mathematics Outreach

Carter, Edythe; Wetzel, Kathryn

2010-01-01

160

Reality Check: Faculty Involvement in Outreach & Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 436 faculty shows the scope and nature of faculty participation in outreach and engagement, factors related to involvement, perceptions of institutional support, and types of changes they felt might expand involvement. The resulting conceptual model highlights the influence of professional, communal, and institutional factors on…

Demb, Ada; Wade, Amy

2012-01-01

161

Public Outreach from the Jodrell Bank Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The observatory undertakes a multi-faceted Public Outreach programme ranging from the provision of a Visitor Centre with ~ 65,000 visitors per year, educational opportunities for primary, junior and senior school children, distance learning courses at undergraduate level for the general public, teacher training activities, external lectures, support for the media and the provision of an comprehensive website.

Morison, Ian; O'Brien, Tim

2005-12-01

162

Science Days: An Interdisciplinary Outreach Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

Flynn, Nick

2005-01-01

163

Pathways: Service Coordination Outreach Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report describes the activities and outcomes of a service coordination outreach project designed to assist states in meeting their urgent needs for qualified and appropriately trained personnel to carry out their new roles as service coordinators in the provision and coordination of early intervention services as stipulated in federal…

Hecht, Elizabeth; Tuchman, Linda; Green, Meredith; Robbins, Sue; Rosin, Peggy; Schneider, Melanie; Duschak, Heidi

164

Outreach to Future Hispanic Educational Leaders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses issues related to the recruitment of Hispanic-American educational leaders, focusing on the El Centro de Recursos Educativos outreach center at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, which began operation in Fall 1997. It examines the characteristics of successful programs for Hispanic recruitment and retention and the…

Serafin, Ana Gil

165

The Mathematics Outreach Center--Saving Dreams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's colleges are faced with accommodating students that are increasingly underprepared. While Amarillo College has provided coursework for underprepared math students since 1980, in the fall of 2005 a significant change was implemented that positively impacted the student outcomes. This change was the creation of the Mathematics Outreach

Carter, Edythe; Wetzel, Kathryn

2010-01-01

166

Wind Energy Stakeholder Outreach and Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since August of 2001, Bob Lawrence and Associates, Inc. (BL&A) has applied its outreach and support services to lead a highly effective work effort on behalf of Wind Powering America (WPA). In recent years, the company has generated informative brochures and posters, researched and created case studies, and provided technical support to key wind program managers. BL&A has also analyzed

Bob Lawrence; Craig Cox; Jodi Hamrick

2006-01-01

167

Educational Outreach by the NSF Polymers Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Education and outreach have been NSF priority areas over the last few years. Reviewers of all proposals are explicitly asked to evaluate not only the "intellectual merit" of a research proposal but also its "broader impacts", including specifically "integration of research and education". The NSF Polymers Program has strongly emphasized these areas and has initiated and supported a wide variety of outreach activities designed to bring out the importance of polymeric materials to diverse communities and to encourage young students to develop interests in this area. Specific activities have included: Workshops and their broad dissemination through the media; press releases on important polymer-related developments; interviews to the scientific and popular press; outreach to Congress; establishment of widely publicized and broadly attended lecture series; funding and support of conferences, symposia, and workshops aimed at students and teachers from kindergarten to graduate school; support of web-based educational projects aimed at the general public and schoolchildren; participation in web-based "ask-the-experts" resources to answer science questions from children or the general public; and personal outreach to middle- and high-schools through talks and demonstrations on polymers and plastics, participation at science fairs, career days, etc.

Lovinger, Andrew J.

2002-03-01

168

Flow Visualization for K-12 Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The talk will begin with an introduction to the minisymposium, including the context of physics education research. One component of fluids education is K-12 outreach. Fluid mechanics is rarely emphasized in K-12 curricula, with the exception of lift and drag, buoyancy, and some Earth Science related physics. Thus care must be taken when creating outreach activities to ensure relevance. For example, curricula are increasingly defined in terms of state science standards, so outreach activities will be more successful if they address local standards explicitly. Other considerations include keeping equipment costs low, ensuring materials are safe and available, providing continuing education credits for participating teachers, emphasizing hands-on activities, incorporating quantitative aspects, as well as assessment of student learning, etc. Flow visualization activities are well-suited to the needs of K-12 outreach, for both formal and informal science education. A wide range of flow physics can be demonstrated with minimal equipment and non-toxic fluids, including basic fluids concepts which are not typical in K-12 curricula such as laminar vs. turbulent flow, vortex dynamics, and instability. The challenge is to devise activities that are both directly related to science standards and are interesting enough to inspire the next generation. Several activities which have been developed in conjunction with a unique course ``Flow Visualization: the Physics and Art of Fluid Flow'' will be described.

Hertzberg, Jean

2006-11-01

169

Outreach Education To Private and Government Sectors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Spranger, Michael

1998-01-01

170

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...

171

Satellite power system (SPS) public outreach experiment  

SciTech Connect

To improve the results of the Satellite Power System (SPS) Concept Development and Evaluation Program, an outreach experiment was conducted. Three public interest groups participated: the L-5 Society (L-5), Citizen's Energy Project (CEP), and the Forum for the Advancement of Students in Science and Technology (FASST). Each group disseminated summary information about SPS to approximately 3000 constituents with a request for feedback on the SPS concept. The objectives of the outreach were to (1) determine the areas of major concern relative to the SPS concept, and (2) gain experience with an outreach process for use in future public involvement. Due to the combined efforts of all three groups, 9200 individuals/organizations received information about the SPS concept. Over 1500 receipients of this information provided feedback. The response to the outreach effort was positive for all three groups, suggesting that the effort extended by the SPS Project Division to encourage an information exchange with the public was well received. The general response to the SPS differed with each group. The L-5 position is very much in favor of SPS; CEP is very much opposed and FASST is relatively neutral. The responses are analyzed, and from the responses some questions and answers about the satellite power system are presented in the appendix. (WHK)

McNeal, S.R.

1980-12-01

172

Reality Check: Faculty Involvement in Outreach & Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey of 436 faculty shows the scope and nature of faculty participation in outreach and engagement, factors related to involvement, perceptions of institutional support, and types of changes they felt might expand involvement. The resulting conceptual model highlights the influence of professional, communal, and institutional factors on…

Demb, Ada; Wade, Amy

2012-01-01

173

Introducing Extension/Outreach Education in Tajikistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2010-01-01

174

Introduction to astronomy - an Outreach Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the plan for an Outreach Project, to teach school children the joys of astronomy and the importance of space. It also includes my reasons as to why this is necessary, and the ways in which I believe the issue should be tackled.

Douglas P. G. Smith

2002-01-01

175

Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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

2008-04-16

176

Virtual Biology Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

177

Computer Lab Configuration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the layout and elements of an effective school computer lab. Includes configuration, storage spaces, cabling and electrical requirements, lighting, furniture, and computer hardware and peripherals. (PKP)|

Wodarz, Nan

2003-01-01

178

Science Outreach in Virtual Globes; Best Practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The popularity of projects such as 'Crisis in Darfur' and the IPY (International Polar Year) network link show the potential of using the rich functionality of Virtual Globes for science outreach purposes. However, the structure of outreach projects in Virtual Globes varies widely. Consider an analogy: If you pick up a science journal you immediately know where to find the contents page and what the title and cover story are meant to communicate. That is because journals have a well defined set of norms that they follow in terms of layout and design. Currently, science projects presented in virtual globes have, at best, weakly defined norms, there are little common structural elements beyond those imposed by the constraints of the virtual globe system. This is not a criticism of the science community, it is to be expected since norms take time to develop for any new technology. An example of the development of norms are pages on the web: when they first started appearing structure was unguided but over the last few years structural elements such as a left hand side navigation system and a bread crumb trail near the header have become common. In this paper I shall describe the developing norms of structure I have observed in one area of virtual globe development; Google Earth science outreach projects. These norms include text introductions, video introductions, use of folders and overlay presentation. I shall go on to examine how best to use these norms to build a clear and engaging outreach project and describe some cartographic best practices that we should also consider adopting as norms. I also will briefly explain why I think norms in science outreach aid creativity rather than limiting it despite the counter intuitive nature of this concept.

Treves, R. W.

2007-12-01

179

Physics for Elementary Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Physics for Elementary Teachers (PET) is a curriculum designed to develop lessons for new elementary teachers and teacher candidates. The curriculum is made of seven cycles which are divided into several activities. Each activity follows the same format of understanding physics content, understanding the nature of science, understanding student predictions and ideas, and learning about learning. Each activity can also be included into any elementary, middle, or high school science/physics curriculum.

Goldberg, Fred

2007-05-21

180

Radio Astronomy in Malaysia: Current Status and Outreach Activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we will present the current status of radio astronomical research and outreach in Malaysia. We will also present a short history of our research group, which is currently the only radio astronomical facility in Malaysia. Our group is called the Radio Cosmology Research Lab and was established in 2005 by Dr Zamri Zainal Abidin and Prof Dr Zainol Abidin Ibrahim. We will discuss the future plans for this group including our keen interest in being part of a more global network of radio astronomers. We are already an active member of the South-East Asia Astronomy Network (SEAAN) and aims to have a radio astronomical facility in order to join the Global Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI) as well becoming a research hub for the future Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project. We will also present some of the scientific goals of our group including providing a platform for radio astronomers to be able to do observations of weak and high red-shifted radio objects such as galaxy clusters and supernovae.

Hashim, N.; Abidin, Z. Z.; Ibrahim, U. F. S. U.; Umar, R.; Hassan, M. S. R.; Rosli, Z.; Hamidi, Z. S.; Ibrahim, Z. A.

2011-12-01

181

Elementary School Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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)|

Learning By Design, 2001

2001-01-01

182

Elementary School Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Learning By Design, 2001

2001-01-01

183

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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,…

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

2012-01-01

184

LabSkills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes LabSkills, a revolutionary teaching tool to improve practical science in schools. LabSkills offers the chance to help improve the exposure that the average Key Stage 5 (age 16-19) student has to practical work. This is a huge area for development being highlighted by universities who are seeing a worryingly growing trend in…

O'Brien, Nick

2010-01-01

185

Bacterial Transformation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The "glowing genes" activity on this engaging website shows students the process of bacterial transformation, a specific type of genetic engineering. This online activity supplements a hands-on lab at the Dolan DNA Learning Center's Harlem DNA Lab, in which plasmids, or tiny loops of DNA that contain genes, are inserted into a harmless strain of E.coli.

Dolan DNA Learning Center * (Dolan DNA Learning Center;)

2010-05-27

186

Cornell Lab of Ornithology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2000-01-01

187

A clandestine lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

N/A N/A (DEA;)

2006-04-01

188

Limpet Identification Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lesson plan to study new life forms and to develop distinguishing or key characteristics to aid in the study of life. Using limpets as an unidentified specimen, students are asked to develop identifying characteristics and share them across the lab groups. Includes lab extensions and alternate plans according to academic level.

189

Flower Dissection Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2007-12-27

190

A Museum Learning Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The "Learning Lab: The Cell" exhibit was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum and the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS). Specially designed for middle and high school students, the Learning Lab provides museum visitors of all ages with fascinating insights into how our living cells work. The…

Vandiver, Kathleen M.; Bijur, Jon Markowitz; Epstein, Ari W.; Rosenthal, Beryl; Stidsen, Don

2008-01-01

191

UVA Virtual Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Virtual Lab, developed by the University of Virginia, provides visual representation of the scientific principles we encounter daily. Mini labs allow visitors to learn about different properties of physics, chemistry and technology. The Electricity and Magnetism Lab introduces concepts like basic charge attraction and repulsion and magnetic induction. Units on semiconductors, circuits, nanoscience and scientific instruments are also available in the Virtual Lab. The UVA is also beginning to convert presentations from the website into narrated Podcasts, which are available from the homepage. This is a great resource to incorporate into the classroom as the labs are very informative, easy to follow, and would aid students in visualizing the scientific concepts they are learning.

2007-04-17

192

MIT Media Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The idea for the MIT Media Lab came out of work at the school's Architecture Machine group, and it formally opened the doors of its new building designed by I.M. Pei in 1985. In the Media Lab's first decade of operation, they worked on electronic music projects, holography, and cognition. Since then they have researched wireless communications, new forms of artistic expression, and so on. Interested parties will enjoy wandering their website, which includes sections on "Research", "People", "Events", and "News". The "LabCAST" area shouldn't be missed, and here visitors can watch video profiles of the latest work at the Media Lab. Recent profiles have looked at ways to use mobile phones to detect vision problems and new ways of reinventing the desk lamp. In the "Research" area, visitors can learn about the different groups and projects at the Media Lab, and also look over their publications.

193

GUIDANCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

PRUETT, ROLLA F.; SHERTZER, BRUCE

194

Physics Education and Outreach: Models and Responsibilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

What are the great challenges and responsibilities in physics education and how do we approach them? This panel discussion will solicit views from a wide range of individuals involved in physics education and outreach on the importance of science literacy and the various ways by which we strive to attain it. Throughout this extended discussion we will consider the multiple arenas in which science education is taking place, how it is finding success, and also how it might be failing. We will consider public outreach, higher education, and public education sectors, all of which are represented by this diverse panel. Comments and questions from the audience will be welcomed during the second half of the conversation.

Bartlett, Albert; Chisholm, James; Johnston, Adam; Palen, Stacy; Smith, Matthew; Walker, Constance

2010-10-01

195

Opportunities for IPY Higher Education and Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

E. B. Sparrow

2007-01-01

196

Astrocaching as an Outreach Tool for Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We tried a scavenger hunt as an outreach tool to inspire 10-13 aged pupils for astronomical issues. The game was inherited from the "Geocaching" activities which employ GPS or other mobile devices to hide and seek repositories anywhere in the world. We altered the rules such that the itinerary was based on astronomical instructions, and the repositories contained related items. The realization was successful, however, some difficulties arose in the specification required from the young students.

Khalisi, E.; Wolff, C.

2011-10-01

197

School Cosmic Ray Outreach Detector (SCROD)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on our studies of applying novel detector technologies developed for LHC-era experiments to cosmic ray detection. In particular, we are investigating usage of scintillating tiles with embedded wavelength-shifting fibers and avalanche photodiode readout as part of a robust, inexpensive cosmic air shower detector. In the near future, we are planning to deploy detector stations based on this technology at area high schools and colleges as part of an outreach and education effort, known as SCROD.

Anchordoqui, L.; Cook, J.; MacLeod, J.; McCauley, T.; Moussienko, I.; Paul, T.; Reucroft, S.; Swain, J.; Terry, R.

198

Indian Contribution to IPY Outreach Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

M. Tiwari; R. Ravindra

2007-01-01

199

Particle Physics Outreach to Secondary Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Erik Johansson, K.; Jean Young, M.

2011-11-01

200

Astronomy Visualization for Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

About 50 participants came to a discussion on the benefits and potential obstacles of using astronomy visualization tools for education and public outreach (EPO). Representatives of five different EPO organizations shared information on their project goals and outcomes. Public users need support to learn how to use these programs effectively for education, but the efforts are worthwhile because the thrill that comes from working with real data and the natural beauty of astronomical imagery are great attractors for new science enthusiasts.

Goodman, A. A.; Udomprasert, P. S.; Kent, B.; Sathiapal, H.; Smareglia, R.

2011-07-01

201

Predicting outcome of assertive outreach across England  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Assertive community treatment for the severely mentally ill is being implemented increasingly internationally. It is unclear\\u000a whether recommended characteristics of assertive outreach (AO) teams influence care and outcomes. We hypothesised that recommended\\u000a characteristics of AO teams such as joint health and social care management would predict reduced hospitalisation in the first\\u000a year of an AO client programme and related outcomes

T. S. Brugha; N. Taub; J. Smith; Z. Morgan; T. Hill; H. Meltzer; C. Wright; T. Burns; S. Priebe; J. Evans; T. Fryers

202

Origins: an outreach project towards children  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Moutou, C.

2010-12-01

203

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Educator's Guide to Bird Study  

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.

204

Bacterial Transformation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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!

2008-12-10

205

Physics Labs with Flavor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes my attempts to look deeper into the so-called ``shoot for your grade'' labs, started in the '90s, when I began applying my teaching experience in Russia to introductory physics labs at the College of Charleston and other higher education institutions in South Carolina. The term ``shoot for your grade'' became popular among teachers of a projectile motion lab where students are graded based on their ability to predict the range of the projectile. I describe here several additional laboratory exercises in which students are required to predict results of the experiment. I also discuss an essential element of these exercises which I call ``recurrent study.''

Agrest, Mikhail M.

2009-05-01

206

National Lab Day  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

207

Medications collected for disposal by outreach pharmacists in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kyrillos Guirguis

2010-01-01

208

Using Indoor Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Written by Mary Savina of Carleton College "Science labs can be among the richest experiences students have at the university. It is one of the few opportunities students will have to practice science much in ...

Savina, Mary

209

Writing Better Lab Reports  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Sutherland, Alex; Royston, Ann; Brydon, Barbara; Passmore, Cynthia; Painter, Heidi; Robb, Jeanine

2010-01-01

210

The Mixtures Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The representation illustrates the separation of mixtures using physical properties. The interactive simulation allows "lab attendants" to separate mixtures using virtual tools. Separation mechanisms are chosen based upon substances' physical properties, and findings are recorded in a chart.

211

EarthLabs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

EarthLabs is a collection of challenging, lab-based high school Earth science curriculum units, each of which integrates text, hands-on activities, interactive visualizations, video, authentic science data, and data visualization and analysis tools. Each unit highlights the interconnectedness and complexities of the Earth system in the context of a specific content area (including Earth system science, climate, weather, atmosphere, cryosphere, environmental science, hurricanes, drought, fisheries, oceans, carbon cycle), and can be integrated into an existing Earth or environmental science course or used as an independent curriculum unit. In addition to the student portal, EarthLabs provides a separate teacher's guide ("EarthLabs for Educators") that provides background and logistical information, pedagogical guidance, and answers to assessments embedded in the student portal.

2012-05-31

212

EarthLabs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

EarthLabs is a collection of challenging, lab-based high school Earth science curriculum units, each of which integrates text, hands-on activities, interactive visualizations, video, authentic science data, and data visualization and analysis tools. Each unit highlights the interconnectedness and complexities of the Earth system in the context of a specific content area (including Earth system science, climate, weather, atmosphere, cryosphere, environmental science, hurricanes, drought, fisheries, oceans, carbon cycle), and can be integrated into an existing Earth or environmental science course or used as an independent curriculum unit. In addition to the student portal, EarthLabs provides a separate teacher's guide ("EarthLabs for Educators") that provides background and logistical information, pedagogical guidance, and answers to assessments embedded in the student portal.

213

NI LabVIEW  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment used to develop measurement, test, and control systems using graphical icons and wires. The program is used for a wide range of applications in industry and the laboratory.

2003-10-10

214

Lab 6 winding facility  

SciTech Connect

This note describes the winding machine installed by the facility support group at lab 6 in the Fermilab village. It is available for use by outside users and groups within the lab. The machine can wind wire planes whose longest dimension is less than 10 feet. The Wire spacing range has an upper practical limit of about 5mm. Spacing beyond this requires a very long index time and therefore slows down the winding speed prohibitively.

Guerra, J.; Hansen, S.; Mangene, C.

1983-02-02

215

Dauphin Island Sea Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

216

Making Real Virtual Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 century, educators are still seeking to

Harry E. Keller; Edward E. Keller

2005-01-01

217

A Survey of Athletic Medicine Outreach Programs in Wisconsin  

PubMed Central

In 1985, Sherman (21) reported a lack of organized and supervised health care for athletes in southern Wisconsin high schools and proposed that outreach athletic trainer services could help fill this gap. In order to determine the extent to which outreach programs are providing athletic training services, in January 1990, I surveyed 30 athletic medicine outreach services in Wisconsin to observe the frequency and scope of care being provided. Twenty-six surveys were returned. Results indicated that: (1) nearly half the high schools in Wisconsin subscribe to an outreach service; (2) outreach visits vary per individual school/service agreements, but average 2.5 visits per week, 2 hours per visit; (3) generally, outreach services furnish medical coverage to community athletic events as well as provide a source of continuing education programs for local coaches and administrators; (4) fees for services vary per contract, with nearly one-third of the respondents operating on a “no fee” volunteer basis; (5) nearly two-thirds of the outreach services emanate from a physical therapy department; and (6) 88% of services employ certified athletic trainers to provide outreach care. Outreach services appear as the mode of choice for providing athletic medicine in Wisconsin. Although some care is better than none, the quality and comprehensiveness of this care requires further investigation.

Nass, Steven J.

1992-01-01

218

Remote Lab Effectiveness Assessment Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study discusses current attempts to model the effectiveness assessment of distant labs. Distant labs, specifically remote labs (RL), are systems which are accessed through a web browser, which allow users from all over the world, anytime to perform the experiments with real devices. They increase teaching efficiency, provide time and money savings. Consequently, remote lab effectiveness influence the course

G. Tokdemir; S. Bilgen

2008-01-01

219

Labs of the World, Unite  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: eScience is rapidly changing the way we do ,re- search. As a result, many research labs now need non- trivial computational power. Grid and voluntary computing are well established solutions for this issue. However, not all labs can effectively benefit from these technologies. In particular, small and medium research labs (which are the majority of the labs in the

Walfredo Cirne; Francisco Vilar Brasileiro; Nazareno Andrade; Lauro B. Costa; Alisson Andrade; Reynaldo Novaes; Miranda Mowbray

2006-01-01

220

Science for Elementary Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Lawson, Holly; Guziec, Michelle K.

2004-03-01

221

Elementary particle theory  

SciTech Connect

The present state of the art in elementary particle theory is reviewed. Topics include quantum electrodynamics, weak interactions, electroweak unification, quantum chromodynamics, and grand unified theories. 113 references. (WHK)

Marciano, W.J.

1984-12-01

222

Elementary Science Notes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

School Science Review, 1972

1972-01-01

223

Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mathlanding offers high-quality digital mathematics content and contextualized resources, enabling educators to easily incorporate them into effective instructional practice. This NSDL Pathway is provided by Maryland Public Television (MPT), Math Forum at Drexel University, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to foster excellence in elementary mathematics education, and is targeted to support elementary classroom teachers and specialists, coaches, supervisors, educators involved in teacher preparation, and parents.

2011-01-29

224

Senior Outreach Services: A Treatment-Oriented Outreach Team in Community Mental Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the development of a mobile geriatric outreach team. The importance of thorough, interdisciplinary assessment and the offering of active, brief psychotherapy are stressed. Community education programs and consultations to the aging network reach the senior community and other referral sources. Preliminary program evaluation data are…

Knight, Bob; And Others

1982-01-01

225

Financial Institutions Outreach Initiative: Report on Outreach to Large Depository Institutions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is engaged in a variety of initiatives to ensure that our mission as administrator of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) is carried out in the most efficient and effective manner possible. This outreach will also ...

2009-01-01

226

Volcano outreach and education at GEOTOP  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Within research centers, there is a growing consensus about the importance of public outreach programs and the need for them to comprise a science education component. This requires the focused efforts of a wide spectrum of specialists, including scientists. At the GEOTOP center in Quebec we are seeking to bring our unique science perspective to educators and the public. GEOTOP is an interuniversity center whose research covers a many areas of geoscience and includes researchers from diverse specialities (www.geotop.uqam.ca). The main outreach effort is to publicize the center's research; a recent intiative focuses on the young public via the Vicki Volka (www.vickivolka.uqam.ca) web site. Volcanic activities on the Earth and in our solar system hold an extraordinary attraction for the general public. In recent years, volcanic news has frequently been disseminated through the media. But the understanding of these news items is beyond the nonspecialist so that the news itself is often reduced to the human impacts - such as the evacuation of thousands of inhabitants or the closure of an airport - to the detriment of a scientific understanding of the natural processes at work. Volcanoes provide a unique angle from which many different aspects of our world can be viewed including not only its geography, politics and culture, but also its internal dynamics as well as geodynamics elsewhere in the solar system, Through the outreach to Francophone internauts, GEOTOP has begun to improve its public relations. This includes visits to primary schools aimed at educating the young public about volcanic activities as well as bringing the results of research projects to the general public. This provides a dynamic approach to better integrating real-time volcanic news with existing educational standards as well as a scientific methodology and latest research efforts. While francophones regularly visit the web site, there is a growing demand to enlarge the site to include other languages so as to reach a broader audience around the world.

Gaonach, H.

2004-05-01

227

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2010-12-01

228

Outrageous Outreach — Unconventional Ways of Communicating Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The golden rule of communication, advertising, public relations and marketing is "follow your target group". In this article, we look at how this mantra is applied in science communication and public outreach. Do we really follow our target groups? Do we regularly research the behaviour, interests and preferences of the individuals behind the demographic categories? Or do we just believe that we are following them when in fact we are "preaching to the converted" — the demographic group that is already intrinsically interested in science and actively scours the science sections of the national newspapers?

Sandu, O.; Christensen, L. L.

2011-07-01

229

Developing STEM Leaders Through Space Science Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Capitol College, located in Laurel, Maryland, established the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach with the mission to assist in educating future leaders in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This presentation shares emerging best practices through innovative methods to create awareness regarding STEM outreach programs and activities related workforce development and career pathways.

Gibbs, M. G.; Veenstra, D.

2012-08-01

230

Final Report: The Expressive Arts Outreach Project (2000-2003)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Expressive Arts Outreach (EAO) project, housed at the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood (the Center) at Western Illinois University, was funded in 2000 by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) as a 3-year outreach project. The target population was 3-8 year old children with a wide range of…

Hutinger, Patricia; Johanson, Joyce; Potter, Judy; Schneider, Carol

2005-01-01

231

Outreach: Recreation and Exercise for the Home-Centered Elderly.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The increasing need for "friendly visitor" programs for the homebound elderly has led to the development of curricular and training materials provided by "Outreach: Recreation/Exercise for Home-Centered Elderly." The "Outreach" materials are designed to train and guide volunteers who work with older adults. The materials are organized into twelve…

Flatten, Kay; And Others

232

The Evolution of the Penn State University Astronomy Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Penn State Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics has a long tradition of outreach. Faculty, students, and staff all participate as volunteers to create and deliver a variety of outreach programming to diverse audiences, including for example K-12 students, K-12 teachers, and senior citizens, in addition to open events that invite all members of the general public to attend. In

C. Palma; J. C. Charlton

2008-01-01

233

Educational Outreach at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the MIT PSFC, student and staff volunteers work together to increase the public's knowledge of fusion science and plasma technology. Seeking to generate excitement in young people about science and engineering, the PSFC hosts a number of educational outreach activities throughout the year, including Middle and High School Outreach Days. The PSFC also has an in-school science demonstration program

Paul Rivenberg; Paul Thomas

2006-01-01

234

Education and Public Outreach of the Pierre Auger Observatory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 t...

B. Garcia G. Snow

2005-01-01

235

Some Best Practices for Personalizing Outreach. Building Digital Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|From blogs to wikis to podcasts to personalized e-mail alerts, there are now more ways to reach people than ever before. However, even with these new outreach pathways, success still depends on knowing your audience and having the ability to see beyond the "buzz" of technology. Best practices for outreach should emphasize a personal touch in the…

Huwe, Terence K.

2006-01-01

236

Inside outreach: a challenge for health sciences librarians  

PubMed Central

Objective: Like medical and health sciences libraries throughout the country, the Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is dealing with ever-increasing outreach needs in times of diminishing funding. With the goal of reshaping the library's outreach program to better serve our patron groups, the Outreach Study Group was formed to investigate existing models of outreach. Methods: The group initially examined the current literature and subsequently conducted a nationwide survey of medical and health sciences libraries to identify trends in outreach. This article details the methods used for the survey, including establishing criteria for selecting participants, determining the focus, and developing and conducting the survey. Results: Of the 40 libraries invited to participate, 63% completed the survey. An analysis of the data revealed successes, problems, and trends. The group's conclusions led to recommendations for the LSL's future outreach efforts. Conclusions: Analysis of the data revealed key findings in the areas of strategic planning, funding, and evaluation. A thoughtful definition of outreach ensures that outreach activities are expressions of the library's mission. Funding shifts require flexible programs. Evaluation provides data necessary to create new programs, sustain successful ones, and avoid repeating mistakes.

Fama, Jane; Berryman, Donna; Harger, Nancy; Julian, Paul; Peterson, Nancy; Spinner, Margaret; Varney, Jennifer

2005-01-01

237

USC: The Interaction Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Interaction Lab at the University of Southern California is part of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems (CRES) and the USC Robotics Labs. Its work involves "using a behavior-based approach to control, favoring solutions that are distributed, scalable, and robust" and when possible, validating algorithms in embodied domains. Areas of study include: Multi-Robot Coordination and Learning, Humanoid Robot Control and Learning, Learning by Imitation, Assistive Human-Robot Interaction, and Activity Modeling. The website provides short descriptions and research goals for each of these areas and related projects. Several publications and videos resulting from these projects are also posted online. The "fun" section offers a glimpse of the good times shared by the lab researchers.

238

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.

239

LCOGT Imaging Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) is an ambitious project to build and operate, within 5 years, a worldwide robotic network of 50 0.4, 1, and 2 m telescopes sharing identical instrumentation and optimized for precision photometry of time-varying sources. The telescopes, instrumentation, and software are all developed in house with two 2 m telescopes already installed. The LCOGT Imaging Lab is responsible for assembly and characterization of the network's cameras and instrumentation. In addition to a fully equipped CNC machine shop, two electronics labs, and a future optics lab, the Imaging Lab is designed from the ground up to be a superb environment for bare detectors, precision filters, and assembled instruments. At the heart of the lab is an ISO class 5 cleanroom with full ionization. Surrounding this, the class 7 main lab houses equipment for detector characterization including QE and CTE, and equipment for measuring transmission and reflection of optics. Although the first science cameras installed, two TEC cooled e2v 42-40 deep depletion based units and two CryoTiger cooled Fairchild Imaging CCD486-BI based units, are from outside manufacturers, their 18 position filter wheels and the remainder of the network's science cameras, controllers, and instrumentation will be built in house. Currently being designed, the first generation LCOGT cameras for the network's 1 m telescopes use existing CCD486-BI devices and an in-house controller. Additionally, the controller uses digital signal processing to optimize readout noise vs. speed, and all instrumentation uses embedded microprocessors for communication over ethernet.

Tufts, Joseph R.; Lobdill, Rich; Haldeman, Benjamin J.; Haynes, Rachel; Hawkins, Eric; Burleson, Ben; Jahng, David

2008-08-01

240

The Greater Sekhukhune-CAPABILITY outreach project.  

PubMed

The Greater Sekhukhune-CAPABILITY Outreach Project was undertaken in a rural district in Limpopo, South Africa, as part of the European Union-funded CAPABILITY programme to investigate approaches for capacity building for the translation of genetic knowledge into care and prevention of congenital disorders. Based on previous experience of a clinical genetic outreach programme in Limpopo, it aimed to initiate a district clinical genetic service in Greater Sekhukhune to gain knowledge and experience to assist in the implementation and development of medical genetic services in South Africa. Implementing the service in Greater Sekhukhune was impeded by a developing staff shortage in the province and pressure on the health service from the existing HIV/AIDS and TB epidemics. This situation underscores the need for health needs assessment for developing services for the care and prevention of congenital disorders in middle- and low-income countries. However, these impediments stimulated the pioneering of innovate ways to offer medical genetic services in these circumstances, including tele-teaching of nurses and doctors, using cellular phones to enhance clinical care and adapting and assessing the clinical utility of a laboratory test, QF-PCR, for use in the local circumstances. PMID:23842823

Gregersen, Nerine; Lampret, Julie; Lane, Tony; Christianson, Arnold

2013-07-11

241

Engaging in Science through Astrobiology Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There has been a steady decline in the number of Australian students studying science at the senior high school level. By the time students reach this point in their education, when they can choose whether or not to continue to study science, many have already decided that science is not for them. It is possible that students in the junior high school years may be gaining a false view of the world of science due to the disparity between the way that science is portrayed in schools and "real" science. A study is being undertaken to explore whether engaging in real science through outreach activities may increase students' understanding of the nature and processes of science, and whether such activities may heighten students' interest in science and potentially lead to an increase in the number of students studying science at the tertiary level. The study examines three astrobiology-related outreach programs, two in Australia and one in the US. The features of the programs are described and results from the Australian research carried out to date are presented.

Fergusson, J.; Oliver, C.; Walter, M.

2011-12-01

242

Expedition: Yellowstone! A Cooperative School Outreach Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

de Golia, Jack; And Others

243

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.

244

Greenhouse Effect Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this simple lab, students collect data to demonstrate basic atmospheric science concepts. Groups of students measure the effect of carbon dioxide on temperature using soda bottles with thermometers inserted. One bottle is filled with air and capped. The second bottle is filled with carbon dioxide using a specific procedure. To conduct the experiment, both bottles are placed under a lamp while students record the increase in temperature over five minutes. The bottle containing carbon dioxide has a greater increase in temperature than the bottle containing air. This lab demonstrates the fundamental concept that underlies climate change science by providing data that are easy for students to interpret.

Larsen, Krista

245

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.

2010-09-30

246

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.

247

LabNet: Toward a community of practice  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is common currency that science education in America isn't working well enough. We are failing to excite the curiosity of young minds in the great questions of the physical universe. LabNet—a prototype teacher-support project developed by TERC, and funded by the National Science Foundation, is dedicated to addressing this issue. The first three year phase of LabNet began in January 1989 and ended in mid-1992. During that time, some 562 high school teachers of physics in 37 states were involved. Three interconnected threads are woven through the fabric of LabNet. The first, and most vivid, is the use of projects to enhance students' science learning. LabNet's second thread is building a community of practice among LabNet teachers. The third thread woven into LabNet is promoting the use of new technologies in science teaching and learning. The most notable use of new technology in the LabNet project is telecommunications—computer-to-computer communication via telephone lines. A dedicated network has been created and made available to all participants. As the first national network designed for high school teachers of physical science, the LabNetwork is a dynamic medium for building and sustaining a community of practice for physics teachers separated by many thousands of miles. In recommendations directed at teachers, scientists, and particularly the National Science Foundation, steps are outlined that can be taken to strengthen the community and the teaching of science in both the secondary and elementary grades.

Ruopp, Richard

1993-03-01

248

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Bindeman, I. N.

2011-12-01

249

Serial Dilution Simulation Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.|

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

2010-01-01

250

STAT LABS: Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These datasets come from the book "STAT LABS: Mathematical Statistics Through Applications." Below the link for each dataset are descriptions of the variables for that dataset. Datasets are in text format and address topics such as maternal smoking and infant health, video games, radon, cytomegalovirus DNA, HIV, crab molting, voting, snow gauge calibration, down syndrome, and tape drive quality.

Nolan, Deb; Speed, Terry

2009-01-20

251

A "Canned" Computer Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Dowling, John, Jr.

1972-01-01

252

Elemental Chem Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This educative material uses the symbols of 45 elements to spell the names of 32 types of laboratory equipment usually found in chemical labs. This teaching material has been divided into three puzzles according to the type of the laboratory equipment: (i) glassware as reaction vessels or containers; (ii) glassware for measuring, addition or…

Franco Mariscal, Antonio Joaquin

2008-01-01

253

TOPS Biology Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Several advanced labs on key topics such as Drosophila genetics and photosynthesis help bridge the gap between current biology and chemistry curricula. Designed to integrate easily into the high school curriculum, the experiments employ commercially available data analysis software as well as technologies used in research laboratories.

Chris L.Craney (Program Director) Occidental College faculty and high school teachers in the TOPS program (Occidental College;)

2010-06-18

254

Lab 3: Land Ice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

255

Fault rocks lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab is intended to give students some hands on experience looking at fault rocks with a suite of cataclasites and mylonites I have collected. The focus is on identifying key textural features in both hand sample and thin section and understanding how deformation within a fault zone varies with depth.

Singleton, John

256

Virtual Cardiology Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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

2008-04-16

257

Lab 3 - Advanced VHDL  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab activity from the Digital Logic Project demonstrates many advanced VHDL techniques and how they can be used to your advantage to create efficient VHDL code. Topics include operator balancing, resource sharing, preventing unwanted latches, and state machine encoding schemes.

2012-07-10

258

The Crime Lab Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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)|

Hein, Annamae J.

2003-01-01

259

A Big Bang Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Scheider, Walter

2005-01-01

260

A Big Bang Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Scheider, Walter

2005-01-01

261

Inside Linden Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

Atkinson, Tom

2008-01-01

262

Modifying Cookbook Labs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Modifies an extended lab activity from a cookbook approach for determining the percent mass of water in copper sulfate pentahydrate crystals to one which incorporates students' prior knowledge, engenders active mental struggling with prior knowledge and new experiences, and encourages metacognition. (Contains 12 references.) (ASK)|

Clark, Robert, L.; Clough, Michael P.; Berg, Craig A.

2000-01-01

263

Crater Counting Lab exercise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab focuses on the identification of impact features, and how they can used to estimate the age of planetary surfaces. Key comcepts include understanding how the crater process has changed over geologic time; how those changes manifest themselves in the surficial record of planetary landforms; how other planetary processes modify surficial landforms; how the conditions of the Solar System have changed over time.

Mullins, Kevin

264

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

QUICK LINKS NCI caNanoLab Wiki NCI CBIIT Home NCL Home NCL CSN Home NCI Nano Alliance Home NCI Home EXTERNAL  Disclaimer NBI NIOSH NIL InterNano nanoHUB ICON SAFENANO HOME PROTOCOLS SAMPLES PUBLICATIONS HELP GLOSSARY LOGIN Basic Sample Search Advanced

265

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

QUICK LINKS NCI caNanoLab Wiki NCI CBIIT Home NCL Home NCL CSN Home NCI Nano Alliance Home NCI Home EXTERNAL  Disclaimer NBI NIOSH NIL InterNano nanoHUB ICON SAFENANO HOME PROTOCOLS SAMPLES PUBLICATIONS HELP GLOSSARY LOGIN Search Publications Help

266

Writing Better Lab Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2010-01-01

267

Algebra Lab: Inverse Variation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2012-01-01

268

34 CFR 300.13 - Elementary school.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Elementary school. Elementary school means a nonprofit institutional day or residential school, including a public elementary charter school, that provides elementary education, as determined under State law. (Authority: 20...

2013-07-01

269

34 CFR 303.14 - Elementary school.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Elementary school. Elementary school means a nonprofit institutional day or residential school, including a public elementary charter school, that provides elementary education, as determined under State law. (Authority: 20...

2013-07-01

270

Energy Education in Elementary Science: Elementary Science Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary Science Study (ESS) units were examined by elementary teachers on a science writing team to identify energy education concepts within the existing curriculum in Minnesota. The outline of energy education concepts is given here along with some energy education science activities for elementary students. The activities are structured into…

Premo, Joe; And Others

271

Art Education as Perceptual Re-Training: A Report on the Sherman (Flash Lab) Method.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The "Flash Lab" method of teaching the elementary fundamentals of drawing, a system based on the psychology of perception, the behavioral sciences, and the biological sciences, was developed to help correct common errors which beginning students make, such as inability to generalize, lack of proportional relationships, misjudgement due to depth,…

Kerr, Donald A.

272

It's Elementary for Healthy People.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The video presents health and safety games for elementary school students, using the format, set, and moderator of the popular television program, 'It's Academic.' The primary audience is elementary school students.

1994-01-01

273

Bringing Terra Science to the People: 10 years of education and public outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The default image on Apple's iPhone is a blue, white, green and tan globe: the Blue Marble. The iconic image was produced using Terra data as part of the mission's education and public outreach efforts. As far-reaching and innovative as Terra science has been over the past decade, Terra education and public outreach efforts have been equally successful. This talk will provide an overview of Terra's crosscutting education and public outreach projects, which have reached into educational facilities—classrooms, museums, and science centers, across the Internet, and into everyday life. The Earth Observatory web site was the first web site designed for the public that told the unified story of what we can learn about our planet from all space-based platforms. Initially conceived as part of Terra mission outreach in 1999, the web site has won five Webby awards, the highest recognition a web site can receive. The Visible Earth image gallery is a catalogue of NASA Earth imagery that receives more than one million page views per month. The NEO (NASA Earth Observations) web site and WMS (web mapping service) tool serves global data sets to museums and science centers across the world. Terra educational products, including the My NASA Data web service and the Students' Cloud Observations Online (S'COOL) project, bring Terra data into the classroom. Both projects target multiple grade levels, ranging from elementary school to graduate school. S'COOL uses student observations of clouds to help validate Terra data. Students and their parents have puzzled over weekly "Where on Earth" geography quizzes published on line. Perhaps the most difficult group to reach is the large segment of the public that does not seek out science information online or in a science museum or classroom. To reach these people, EarthSky produced a series of podcasts and radio broadcasts that brought Terra science to more than 30 million people in 2009. Terra imagery, including the Blue Marble, have seen wide distribution in books like Our Changing Planet and films like An Inconvenient Truth. The Blue Marble, courtesy Reto Stockli and Rob Simmon, NASA's Earth Observatory.

Riebeek, H.; Chambers, L. H.; Yuen, K.; Herring, D.

2009-12-01

274

An Integrated Biochemistry and Genetics Outreach Program Designed for Elementary School Students  

PubMed Central

Exposure to genetic and biochemical experiments typically occurs late in one’s academic career. By the time students have the opportunity to select specialized courses in these areas, many have already developed negative attitudes toward the sciences. Given little or no direct experience with the fields of genetics and biochemistry, it is likely that many young people rule these out as potential areas of study or career path. To address this problem, we developed a 7-week (?1 hr/week) hands-on course to introduce fifth grade students to basic concepts in genetics and biochemistry. These young students performed a series of investigations (ranging from examining phenotypic variation, in vitro enzymatic assays, and yeast genetic experiments) to explore scientific reasoning through direct experimentation. Despite the challenging material, the vast majority of students successfully completed each experiment, and most students reported that the experience increased their interest in science. Additionally, the experiments within the 7-week program are easily performed by instructors with basic skills in biological sciences. As such, this program can be implemented by others motivated to achieve a broader impact by increasing the accessibility of their university and communicating to a young audience a positive impression of the sciences and the potential for science as a career.

Ross, Eric D.; Lee, Sarah K.; Radebaugh, Catherine A.; Stargell, Laurie A.

2012-01-01

275

An integrated biochemistry and genetics outreach program designed for elementary school students.  

PubMed

Exposure to genetic and biochemical experiments typically occurs late in one's academic career. By the time students have the opportunity to select specialized courses in these areas, many have already developed negative attitudes toward the sciences. Given little or no direct experience with the fields of genetics and biochemistry, it is likely that many young people rule these out as potential areas of study or career path. To address this problem, we developed a 7-week (~1 hr/week) hands-on course to introduce fifth grade students to basic concepts in genetics and biochemistry. These young students performed a series of investigations (ranging from examining phenotypic variation, in vitro enzymatic assays, and yeast genetic experiments) to explore scientific reasoning through direct experimentation. Despite the challenging material, the vast majority of students successfully completed each experiment, and most students reported that the experience increased their interest in science. Additionally, the experiments within the 7-week program are easily performed by instructors with basic skills in biological sciences. As such, this program can be implemented by others motivated to achieve a broader impact by increasing the accessibility of their university and communicating to a young audience a positive impression of the sciences and the potential for science as a career. PMID:22135354

Ross, Eric D; Lee, Sarah K; Radebaugh, Catherine A; Stargell, Laurie A

2011-11-30

276

The Evolution of the Penn State University Astronomy Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Penn State Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics has a long tradition of outreach. Faculty, students, and staff all participate as volunteers to create and deliver a variety of outreach programming to diverse audiences, including for example K-12 students, K-12 teachers, and senior citizens, in addition to open events that invite all members of the general public to attend. In the past four years, the University and the Department have provided institutional support for science outreach efforts. Many of our programs also receive financial support through NASA Education and Public outreach awards and through NSF awards to PSU Astronomy faculty. We actively collaborate with the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, the Penn State Center for Science and the Schools, four local school districts, and our colleagues from other science disciplines at the University. With this set of partners we are able to continue to innovate and offer new outreach programming annually. In this poster, we present an overview of the variety of outreach programs offered recently and those in the development stages. We describe how each program fits into the Department and University structure. In this way we provide a case study of a large, dynamic, university-based astronomy outreach venture.

Palma, C.; Charlton, J. C.

2008-06-01

277

Self-archiving as researchers' outreach activity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Notable dissemination of two self-archived postprints is reported. Even after three years since the original publication, corresponding postprints were downloaded more than 1,500 times in the following three years. The demands would have probably arisen from the readers who do not subscribe to the journals in which my articles were published. The title of my article might have caught the eyes of researchers in different fields and YouTube viewers of my research video who followed the references I mentioned. Thus, self-archiving is one of the useful approaches for researchers' outreach activities. In order to increase voluntary registrations in their institutional repositories, positive aspects of self-archiving as discussed here should receive wide recognition among researchers and repository systems should provide registrants with quick and informative response to their articles.

Todoroki, Shin-Ichi

278

Oklahoma Climatological Survey: Outreach and Educational Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

279

Sandia National Laboratories Education Outreach Activities  

SciTech Connect

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.

Dawes, William R. Jr.

1999-08-26

280

Supernova / Acceleration Probe: Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The SNAP Mission will provide an opportunity to study the dark energy that drives the acceleration of the universe. The mission will provide detailed measurements of thousands of supernovae. Coupled with this fundamental science mission, the SNAP Education and Public Outreach programs will bring the excitement of scientific inquiry directly into the hands of students and the public. SNAP E/PO includes K-12 activities and resources, teacher training, and various research oppportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. SNAP E/PO has a broad range of partners including science museums, community colleges, universities and schools. This project is supported in part by the Department of Energy and by the National Science Foundation.

Loken, S.; Aldering, G.; Astier, P.; Baden, A.; Bebek, C.; Bergstrom, L.; Curtis, D.; Deustua, S.; Edwards, W.; Ellis, R.; Fruchter, A.; Frye, B.; Genat, J. F.; Goldhaber, G.; Goobar, A.; Goodman, J.; Graham, J.; Hardin, D.; Harris, S.; Harvey, P.; Heetderks, H.; Holland, S.; Hook, I.; Huterer, D.; Kasen, D.; Kim, A.; Knop, R.; Lafever, R.; Lampton, M.; Levi, M.; Levy, J.-M.; Lidman, C.; Lin, R.; Metzger, M.; Mourao, A.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pankow, D.; Pennypacker, C.; Perlmutter, S.; Rich, J.; Robinson, K.; Schamahneche, K.; Spadafora, A.; Smoot, G.; Sullivan, G.; SNAP Collaboration

2000-12-01

281

Democracy Education in Elementary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 elementary schools and some activities that can be done in schools to

Osman Samanci

2010-01-01

282

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Graphs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This inquiry-based lab for introductory physics courses explores the purpose of graphs. Students measure simple circular objects and blocks, graph the data, and look for relationships in the graphs. The lab was designed to help students discover the advantage of using graphical representations to understand numerical relationships. This material is part of a larger collection of introductory physics labs.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-09-08

283

Science Sampler: Lab report blues  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For middle school students, writing a formal lab report can be challenging. For middle level teachers, reading students' lab reports can be overwhelming. As a solution, why not try peer editing? By having students critique each other in a constructive, nonverbal manner, they will be able to produce better lab reports while simultaneously engaging in the process of scientific inquiry.

Diaz, Andrew

2004-10-01

284

Educational Outreach at the M.I.T. Plasma Fusion Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational outreach at the MIT Plasma Fusion Center consists of volunteers working together to increase the public's knowledge of fusion and plasma-related experiments. Seeking to generate excitement about science, engineering and mathematics, the PFC holds a number of outreach activities throughout the year, such as Middle and High School Outreach Days. Outreach also includes the Mr. Magnet Program, which uses

V. Censabella

1996-01-01

285

The GLAST Education and Public Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST), due to launch in 2007, is a NASA mission designed to observe gamma rays from the most energetic objects in the Universe. The NASA Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Group at Sonoma State University is the lead institution for GLAST E/PO. Given the size of the mission itself, we have planned and are executing an ambitious outreach program, including 1) an educators guide with activities (and a beautiful poster) designed to bring the science of active galaxies into the classroom; 2) a series of classroom modules by TOPS Learning Systems, Inc. that uses the GLAST mission to teach logarithms, powers of ten, and the scale of the Universe; 3) a robotic telescope in Sonoma County, California to observe GLAST targets, aiding not only GLAST science but also teaching students how astronomers process astronomical data; 4) ten Educator Ambassadors: award-winning teachers who help the E/PO group develop, test, and disseminate educational products; 5) an interactive Virtual Visitor Center web site for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, featuring an interactive simulation of GLAST's main gamma ray detector, which is being built by the US Department of Energy, and institutions in Italy, Japan, France and Sweden; 6) a one-hour PBS NOVA television show about black holes; 7) an interactive web-based Space Mystery which teaches students about active galaxies; 8) a series of educator workshops across the country to train teachers how to use the GLAST products; 9) an educators guide based on the high-energy physics of supernovae; and 10) extensive assessment by external evaluators at WestEd. More educational materials and information about the GLAST E/PO program can be found at http://glast.sonoma.edu.

Plait, P.; Graves, T.; Silva, S.; Simonnet, A.; Spear, G.; Cominsky, L.

2004-12-01

286

Elementary Physical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests a Montessori elementary level physical education program that provides outlets combining physical and mental energies as well as moral and social awareness. Includes daily scheduling that avoids disruption of work cycle with different daily activities. Suggests the arrangement of key lessons, a healthy attitude toward competition,…

MacDonald, Greg

2003-01-01

287

Elementary Design Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|How many of our students come to the classroom with little background knowledge about the world around them and how things work? To help students develop conceptual understanding and explore the design process, the author brought the NASA "Engineering Design Challenges" program to his school district, redeveloped for elementary students. In this…

Gerlach, Jonathan W.

2010-01-01

288

Preparing Rural Elementary Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Brigham Young University's elementary rural teacher training program which has successfully provided rural student teaching experiences for over 250 prospective teachers since 1973. Details live-in experience, financial structure, reciprocal benefits, and school district-university cooperation in teacher preparation. (NEC)

Campbell, Milo K.

1986-01-01

289

Preparing Rural Elementary Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the past 14 years, the elementary rural teacher training program at Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah, has successfully provided an 8-week student teaching experience which has assisted more than 250 prospective teachers in comparing their lifestyle and interests with those of rural America. Student participants are required to live with…

Campbell, Milo K.

290

Quartiles in Elementary Statistics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The calculation of the upper and lower quartile values of a data set in an elementary statistics course is done in at least a dozen different ways, depending on the text or computer/calculator package being used (such as SAS, JMP, MINITAB, "Excel," and the TI-83 Plus). In this paper, we examine the various methods and offer a suggestion for a new…

Langford, Eric

2006-01-01

291

Elementary Resource Classroom Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials in this resource kit were developed at a summer workshop to provide teachers with suggestions and specific classroom activities to promote sex equity attitudes in elementary school students. Among the products included in the kit are a set of ditto worksheets, for primary students, to reinforce their understanding of the book…

Jackson Public Schools, MI.

292

Elementary Science Notes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

School Science Review, 1973

1973-01-01

293

Evaluating the Elementary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A self-study of the Otto Elementary School in Otto, North Carolina, began in 1960 and was completed in 1963. The study was implemented to provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to evaluate school practices, identify areas needing improvement, and project future plans for improvement. One general goal, providing quality education for all…

Otto Elementary School, NC.

294

Mola Art: Elementary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Barsamian, Araxey

2004-01-01

295

Preparing Rural Elementary Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes Brigham Young University's elementary rural teacher training program which has successfully provided rural student teaching experiences for over 250 prospective teachers since 1973. Details live-in experience, financial structure, reciprocal benefits, and school district-university cooperation in teacher preparation. (NEC)|

Campbell, Milo K.

1986-01-01

296

Preparing Rural Elementary Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During the past 14 years, the elementary rural teacher training program at Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah, has successfully provided an 8-week student teaching experience which has assisted more than 250 prospective teachers in comparing their lifestyle and interests with those of rural America. Student participants are required to live…

Campbell, Milo K.

297

Elementary Teacher Training Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This collection of articles contains descriptions of nine elementary teacher training program models conducted at universities throughout the United States. The articles include the following: (a) "The University of Toledo Model Program," by George E. Dickson; (b) "The Florida State University Model Program," by G. Wesley Sowards; (c) "The…

Blewett, Evelyn J., Ed.

298

Playing Golf Is Elementary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Golf is a lifelong activity that people of all ages can enjoy if they experience success and have fun. Early involvement in the sport facilitates the development of the ability to strike an object with an implement. Striking with implements can be challenging for young children and teachers, but golf can be taught in all elementary school…

Goldman, Jill S.; Pfluge, Kevin F.

2010-01-01

299

Wrestling: An Elementary Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Is wrestling an appropriate activity to teach at the elementary school level? Based on the information presented in this article and this author's experiences as both a physical education teacher and a wrestling coach, the answer is Yes! Wrestling as a physical education unit can be taught in a safe and age-appropriate way. If taught correctly at…

Yockey, John

2006-01-01

300

The PISCES Project: Bringing Graduate Students into Elementary School Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The PISCES Project (Partnerships Involving the Scientific Community in Elementary Schools) is an NSF G-K12 funded initiative that is in its fouth year of funding. In the Project graduate students from San Diego State University, California State University San Marcos, and University of California San Diego partner with San Diego area elementary school teachers to immerse students in hands-on standards-based elementary science curriculum. The project has grown from 24 teachers representing 7 school districts and 10 Science Corps Fellows (graduate students), to over 100 teachers from 14 districts and 22 Fellows. During the second project year, Fellows interacted for over 10,000 hours with K-12 students. This close interaction, coupled with high quality, ongoing professional development for teachers and intensive outreach efforts has resulted in increased student enthusiasm for science from K-6 students, an appreciation of the importance of high quality science education from Fellows, and improved commitment by teachers to utilize hands-on science materials.

Reif, C.

2002-12-01

301

The NASA Lunar Science Institute Education and Public Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a clear set of goals and objectives related to education and public outreach. The NASA lunar Science Institute (NLSI) has adopted these goals as a backbone of our education program and made Education and Outreach major pillars in its foundation and Mission Statements. In this talk we will look at how the NLSI Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program is becoming a strong resource in preparing the next generation of Lunar scientists and in sharing with the public the excitement of discoveries we make when we explore the Moon.

Daou, Doris

2011-01-01

302

The NASA Lunar Science Institute Education and Pubic Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a clear set of goals and objectives related to education and public outreach. These goals follow directly from NASA's mission "to inspire the next generation of Scientists and Explorers." The NASA lunar Science Institute (NLSI) has adopted these goals as a backbone of our education program and made Education and Outreach major pillars in its foundation and Mission Statements. In this talk we will look at how the NLSI Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program has been a major element in preparing the next generation of scientists and in sharing with the public the excitement of discoveries we make when we explore the Moon.

Daou, D.

2010-12-01

303

Graduating STEM Competent and Confident Teachers: The Creation of a STEM Certificate for Elementary Education Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A collaborative of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and education faculty developed a STEM certificate aimed at elementary education majors. A four-phase process model was used to create and evaluate courses. The certificate is comprised of three interdisciplinary, team-taught, lab-based courses: Environmental Biology,…

Murphy, Tony P.; Mancini-Samuelson, Gina J.

2012-01-01

304

Class Size and Student Success: Comparing the Results of Five Elementary Schools Using Small Class Sizes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Three "Lab" schools were established in 1994-1995 in Durham, North Carolina public schools solely to provide smaller classes for disadvantaged inner-city students. In addition, smaller class sizes were achieved in two additional elementary schools by "cashing in" teacher aides and other more judicious use of available funds. These two schools…

Haenn, Joseph F.

305

Physics Labs with Flavor II  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper was inspired by the numerous requests from TPT readers to expand the number of examples of ``recurrent study'' lab exercises described in my previous paper ``Physics Labs with Flavor.''1 I recommend that readers examine it first in order to better understand this one as my attempt here is to be brief. In that paper, one can find details that are not included in this paper; here I aim to present how the essence of the recurrent method is applied to different labs. The examples used in this paper are based on the labs traditionally offered in lab manuals2-4 commonly used for introductory physics courses.

Agrest, Mikhail M.

2011-05-01

306

The LabWrite Project: Experiences reforming lab report writing practice in undergraduate lab courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Laboratory reports have always been a part of the modern science and engineering curricula. However, it has also often been the least liked part of a students' (and instructors') laboratory experience. Despite research demonstrating the importance of lab reports to the undergraduate science and engineering lab experience, instructors are likely to minimize their use. Lab reports have been replaced with

Eric N. Wiebe; Catherine E. Brawner; Michael Carter; Miriam G. Ferzli

2005-01-01

307

ChemLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dartmouth College's introductory chemistry course program has a Web site that is worth a look by students and professors of chemistry at other institutions. Visitors to the site can ignore the exam and grading sections and head straight to the Java applets. With these nine, nifty mini-tutorials, students can create a custom periodic table, play fill-in-the-blank periodic table puzzles, run virtual labs on anions and cations, construct a visible spectrum, practice least-squares regressions, and much more. Visitors to the site will also find the "Chemistry and Background" portions of the online laboratory manuals (filed under Chem 3/5 and Chem 6) useful and also should review the section on how and why to keep a chemistry lab notebook.

1997-01-01

308

Digital Scholarship Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at the University of Richmond, the Digital Scholarship Lab develops "innovative digital humanities projects that contribute to research and teaching at and beyond the University of Richmond." On the website, visitors can learn about ongoing projects, publications, and the Lab's team of dedicated professionals. The Projects section is quite remarkable, as it contains seven unique projects, including Visualizing Emancipation, Hidden Patterns of the Civil War, and Mining the Dispatch. This last project is fantastic, exploring "the dramatic and often traumatic changes in the social and political life of Civil War Richmond" through the articles of the Richmond Daily Dispatch. There are also several Mini-Projects, which include a meditation on Pac-Man and the fascinating Americans in Paris. The Publications and Presentations area includes links to presentations given by staff members, along with commentaries and the like. The site is rounded out by the News area and an About area which provides details on the staff.

2013-01-15

309

Study of Introductory Geology lab sections for education majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study began with a concern that many elementary teachers hold negative attitudes toward science, lack the confidence to teach science, and/or do not feel qualified to teach science. This quasi-experimental study examined preservice teachers' beliefs regarding teaching science pre and post semester in an Introductory Geology course. Data for the study was collected for three semesters from preservice teachers enrolled in an Introductory Geology lab designed for elementary education majors. After obtaining informed consent, the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument Form B (STEBI-B), and a course survey, were administered during the first and last lab class sessions. Paired t-tests were performed to examine changes in Personal Science Teaching Efficacy (PSTE), Science Teaching Outcome Expectancy (STOE), feelings of success in the course, and comfort level with science topics. Surveys were paired using a code provided by the preservice teachers at the top of the survey. In addition, written responses regarding the experience of the elementary education majors' lab section were also examined. Results of this study indicate a significant difference in Personal Science Teaching Efficacy (PSTE), feelings of success for lab, feelings of success in lecture, and comfort level with science topics. No significant differences were found in Science Teaching Outcome Expectancy (STOE) or feelings of success in the course overall. Written comments suggest preservice teachers found their experience in the education majors' lab to be better than other students in the course. The reasons the preservice teachers believed their experience to be better was: they were with like majors, obtained lesson plans and ideas, the material presented was relevant to their future careers as teachers, the Teaching Assistant characteristics, and a smaller class size. This study indicates that it is possible for changes in preservice teachers' science teaching self-efficacy and comfort level with science topics to change over the course of a semester in a science content lab course designed for education majors. This study will be useful to teacher educators in preparing science content courses in their teacher preparation program.

Baldwin, Kathryn A.

310

Political Communications Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

311

Leadership for Change; A Report of the Outreach Leadership Network.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Outreach Leadership Network (OLN) was a regional program of continuing education for public librarians in New England. Federally funded under the Higher Education Act (Title II B), the project began July, 1971, and continued formal activities through ...

B. Conroy

1972-01-01

312

76 FR 32222 - Vendor Outreach Workshop for Construction Small Businesses  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Disadvantaged Business Utilization of the Department of the Interior is hosting a Vendor Outreach Workshop for construction small businesses...on the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Web site at http://www.doi.gov/osdbu. Mark Oliver,...

2011-06-03

313

The UMR reactor outreach program for expanded educational utilization  

SciTech Connect

In recent years, the University of Missouri-Rolla Reactor (UMRR) facility has been under intense financial scrutiny by the university administration; primarily due to ever-tightening budgets and declines in nuclear engineering (NE) enrollment. In response to criticisms of low utilization, the reactor staff has developed and implemented a dynamic outreach program designed to significantly increase the educational role of the facility on campus. The outreach program is based on the principle that the potential to provide service to the UMR community is far in excess of the present level of service. The program is designed to identify and inform potential users of how their courses or programs can be augmented through use of the reactor facility. The net effect of the outreach program is greater campus communication and awareness of the unique capabilities as applied to each discipline. A natural product of the outreach program should be increased research.

Freeman, D.; Bolon, A. (Univ. of Missouri, Rolla (United States))

1992-01-01

314

Solar System Samples for Research, Education, and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2011-03-01

315

Delivery of Health Promotion Programs: Outreach to Minority Elders.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The manual is a handbook for conducting seminars on outreach to attract aging minority participation in health promotion programs and services. It includes current information on minority elders as it related to delivery of health promotion services and p...

E. P. Stanford S. A. Schoenrock L. Tarnove

1992-01-01

316

Outreach to Space Scientists Interested in K-12 Education.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the final report for work on outreach to space scientists interested in k-12 education. It outlines what was accomplished during the two years of support and one year no-cost extension (October 1995-September 1998).

C. A. Morrow

1998-01-01

317

20 CFR 638.401 - Outreach and screening of participants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR JOB CORPS PROGRAM UNDER TITLE IV-B OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Enrollment, Transfers, Terminations, and Placements in the Job Corps § 638.401 Outreach and screening...

2012-04-01

318

Wind Powering America State Outreach Project, Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 accomp...

A. Margolis M. Sinclair

2012-01-01

319

Sea Grant and Invasive Aquatic Plants: A National Outreach Initiative  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Sea Grant College Program is a NOAA-fund- ed, university-based research and outreach program located in universities in 30 coastal and Great Lake states and Puerto Rico. With a primary mission to \\

HEATHER M. CRAWFORD; DOUGLAS A. JENSEN; BARBARA PEICHEL; PATRICE M. CHARLEBOIS; BARBARA A. DOLL; STRATFORD H. KAY; VICTOR A. RAMEY

320

Education and Outreach for EarthScope's USArray  

Microsoft Academic Search

Maintaining public interest throughout the 10-year EarthScope project is a challenge and will require an ongoing community-based effort within a national support structure. The initial education and outreach effort of the USArray portion of the EarthScope project involves siting outreach that assists in finding potential sites and promoting the value of hosting a seismograph. This aspect of the program will

G. Levy; J. Taber

2005-01-01

321

Pre-University Outreach: Encouraging Students to Consider Engineering Careers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article from Lisa S. Anderson and Kimberley A. Gilbride provides some information on the Discover Engineering program at Toronto's Ryerson University. The program began as a summer program for female high school students, but now includes classroom outreach to co-ed high school classes. The paper describes the program's outreach activities and examines the impact this program has had in influencing students to choose engineering. This piece originally appeared in the Global Journal of Engineering Education.

Anderson, Lisa S.; Gilbride, Kimberley A.

2012-04-06

322

Graduate Students Unite! Building an Outreach Program From Scratch  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Reif, C.; Labonte, A.

2005-12-01

323

Rural health professionals' satisfaction with a rehabilitation mobile outreach program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To assess the extent to which rural physicians and allied health professionals are satisfied with consultation services provided by an interdisciplinary rehabilitation outreach team.Design: Descriptive survey.Setting: A rehabilitation outreach team that travels to 14 rural communities in eastern and northern Ontario, Canada.Subjects: Thirty-six rural physicians (response rate, 53.7%) and 62 allied health professionals (response rate, 92.5%) involved in the

Keith G. Wilson; Nile Séguin; Anne-Marie Goodman; Gayle Greene; Mary Pole

1999-01-01

324

Public Outreach Efforts of the Canadian Astronomical Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) has a very active Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Committee that promotes and supports astronomy education and outreach across Canada. The Committee submitted a White Paper to Canada's Long Range Planning Panel in 2010 outlining the goals of Canadian astronomy EPO for the next 10 years. This poster will summarize the current activities of CASCA's EPO Committee and present the Committee's vision for the next decade of EPO in Canada.

Crabtree, Dennis; Rosvick, J.; Bolduc-Duval, J.; Cami, J.; Di Francesco, J.; Dutil, Y.; Edwards, L.; Hesser, J. E.; Martimbeau, N.; Newbury, P.; Sarty, G.; Short, I.; Theijsmeijer, H.

2011-01-01

325

Fishing in the Parks: A Research-based Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1995 a new research-based fisheries outreach program called Fishing in the Parks began as a university-agency-organization collaboration. The focus of this effort was to understand outreach program participants and to assess whether this program effectively reached the targeted novice-angler segment of families with young children. In 1995 and 1996, surveys were administered to 2,374 adult and youth program participants,

Jeffery D. Rupert; Shari L. Dann

1998-01-01

326

Indian Contribution to IPY Outreach Activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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).

Tiwari, M.; Ravindra, R.

2007-12-01

327

A Case Study of the NASA Education and Public Outreach Supplement Process: The Penn State University Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Penn State University has developed a multi-faceted approach to formal and informal science education and outreach that serves our educational and service mission. In the past few years, we have been successful in supporting our outreach program with funding proposals to the NASA ROSS Education and Public Outreach (E\\/PO) program. Penn State PIs

C. Palma

2005-01-01

328

5 Pre-Lab and Lab Activities for Newtonian Mechanics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Key to success of a lab activity is the student's prerequisite skills. This workshop focuses on 5 pre-lab white board activities with the corresponding lab activities in Newtonian mechanics utilizing the GMLAD. The activities will cover projectile motion; kinematics, Newton's 2nd Law, Determination of Friction and its Coefficient, Conservation of Energy, Determination of the Spring Constant, and Conservation of Momentum in 2 Dimensions. Limited to 24 participants - 2 hours - Cost 5.00

Mangold, James

2010-03-01

329

Science Education and Public Outreach Forums (SEPOF): Providing Coordination and Support for NASA's Science Mission Directorate Education and Outreach Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

NASA is working with four newly-formed Science Education and Public Outreach Forums (SEPOFs) to increase the overall coherence of the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach (E\\/PO) program. SEPOFs support the astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary and Earth science divisions of NASA SMD in three core areas: * E\\/PO Community Engagement and Development * E\\/PO Product and Project Activity Analysis

B. J. Mendez; D. Smith; S. S. Shipp; T. G. Schwerin; S. A. Stockman; L. P. Cooper; L. M. Peticolas

2009-01-01

330

Introducing ADS Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

331

The Wonders of Physics Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One important step toward public education about fusion energy is to first elevate the public's appreciation of science in general. Toward this end, the Wonders of Physics program was started at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984 as a public lecture and demonstration series in an attempt to stem a growing tide of science illiteracy and to bolster the public's perception of the scientific enterprise. Since that time, it has grown into a public outreach endeavor which consists of a traveling demonstration show, educational pamphlets, videos, software, a website (http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/wop.htm), and the annual public lecture demonstration series including tours highlighting the Madison Symmetric Torus and departmental facilities. The presentation has been made about 400 times to a total audience in excess of 50,000. Sample educational materials and Lecture Kits will be available at the poster session. Currently at Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Currently at Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik. *Currently at Johnson Controls.

Sprott, J. C.; Mirus, K. A.; Newman, D. E.; Watts, C.; Feeley, R. E.; Fernandez, E.; Fontana, P. W.; Krajewski, T.; Lovell, T. W.; Oliva, S.; Stoneking, M. R.; Thomas, M. A.; Jaimison, W.; Maas, K.; Milbrandt, R.; Mullman, K.; Narf, S.; Nesnidal, R.; Nonn, P.

1996-11-01

332

International Heliophysical Year in Germany: Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Heliophysics has a long standing tradition in Germany. Observations of the Sun have been carried out for centuries. Since the launch of the space mission AZUR in 1965 German researchers were and are part in many important heliophysical missions like Helios, Ulysses, SOHO and recently Stereo. The community welcomes the United Nation initiative and supports their activities. The German IHY Outreach and Education program is based on a number of events. Several institutions will take part in the world-wide open doors day. A major effort is an exhibition, which has been developed by German researchers and can be seen at the computer fair CEBIT and in ten Planetaria all over Germany. We are part of the activity Space Weather and Europe- Educational tool with the Sun, which is funded by the European Union. A Special Issue of the German Physik Journal will bring heliophysical research closer to the public. All material will be available via our webpage www.ihy2007.de

Heber, B.; Jansen, F.; Fichtner, H.; Scherer, K.; Klecker, B.; Warmuth, A.; Staack, O.; Thomas, E.; Heber-Novkinic, I.

2007-05-01

333

HISPANIC ENVIRONMENTAL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT OUTREACH PROJECT  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) in cooperation with the Self Reliance Foundation (SRF) is conducting the Hispanic Environmental and Waste Management Outreach Project (HEWMO) to increase science and environmental literacy, specifically that related to nuclear engineering and waste management in the nuclear industry, among the US Hispanic population. The project will encourage Hispanic youth and young adults to pursue careers through the regular presentation of Spanish-speaking scientists and engineers and other role models, as well as career information on nationally broadcast radio programs reaching youth and parents. This project will encourage making science, mathematics, and technology a conscious part of the everyday life experiences of Hispanic youth and families. The SRF in collaboration with the Hispanic Radio Network (HRN) produces and broadcasts radio programs to address the topics and meet the objectives as outlined in the Environmental Literacy Plan and DOE-EM Communications Plan in this document. The SRF has in place a toll-free ''800'' number Information and Resource Referral (I and RR) service that national radio program listeners can call to obtain information and resource referrals as well as give their reactions to the radio programs that will air. HRN uses this feature to put listeners in touch with local organizations and resources that can provide them with further information and assistance on the related program topics.

Sebastian Puente

1998-07-25

334

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.

335

Signal Compression Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Signal Compression Lab (SCL) is a part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "Current research activities at SCL include low bit rate speech coding, wideband speech and audio compression, speech modeling and synthesis," and many more focus areas involving data compression of various forms of media. A large collection of informative demonstrations and slide presentations illustrate the group's work. Many of the SCL staff have publications available for downloading, which are divided into several categories for easy browsing.

2001-01-01

336

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.

337

Annenberg Media: Teachers' Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This small collection from Learner.org provides a unique digital lab for teachers to explore new ideas in learning. The activities are designed around four strands: patterns in mathematics, seasonal changes and moon phases, geometry, and the nature of light. Each section features interactive exercises to challenge teachers' thinking about logic, pattern recognition, shape and structure, symbolic relationships, and mathematical reasoning. The authors then delve into the learning theory behind the activities and how it can be extended to learners of different ages and abilities. Each module provides links to hands-on activities for the classroom.

2012-11-30

338

Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2003-01-01

339

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.

340

Korean Elementary School Students' Perceptions of Earth Scientists  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, we investigated the elementary school students' perceptions of earth-scientists while a number of previous studies focused on elementary school students’ perceptions of general scientists. A modified DAST and DAST-C were administered to 138 fourth graders (68 boys and 70 girls) from an elementary school in Northern Gyeonggi province, Korea. Four students were selected for each of four categories of the DAST-C items, and semi-structured interviews were conducted with a total of 16 students. Significant differences in the students’ perceptions of earth-scientists and general scientists were found concerning lab coats (.254), study symbols (.116), secret marks (.007), and indoor studies (.333). Moreover, while in previous studies only 9% of students indicated that scientists worked together, 29.7% of elementary school students believed that earth scientists worked in groups. The interviews with four students revealed details of their perceptions. First, the students thought that the objects of earth scientific research developed for a long time period and that the research was usually carried out outdoors because earth scientists studied strata and fossils. Second, the students considered ‘observing’ and ‘reporting’ (meaning describing) the main skills in earth science. Their perceptions of research questions in earth science were also limited to, for example, the formation and the types of fossils and strata. Third, the students believed that earth scientists were mostly young because they had to travel around the world to find something. Fourth and lastly, although the students viewed earth science as dangerous, they described earth scientists with incomplete safety equipment. It is concluded that Korean elementary school students have perceptions of earth scientists which reflect some aspects of the nature of earth science and that it is necessary in elementary school science to consider these perceptions.

Kim, E.; Lee, H.; Oh, P.

2010-12-01

341

Twelve Years of Education and Public Outreach with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the past twelve years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has supported a wide range of Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) activities, targeting K-14 students and the general public. The purpose of the Fermi E/PO program is to increase student and public understanding of the science of the high-energy Universe, through inspiring, engaging and educational activities linked to the mission’s science objectives. The E/PO program has additional more general goals, including increasing the diversity of students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pipeline, and increasing public awareness and understanding of Fermi science and technology. Fermi's multi-faceted E/PO program includes elements in each major outcome category: ? Higher Education: Fermi E/PO promotes STEM careers through the use of NASA data including research experiences for students and teachers (Global Telescope Network), education through STEM curriculum development projects (Cosmology curriculum) and through enrichment activities (Large Area Telescope simulator). ? Elementary and Secondary education: Fermi E/PO links the science objectives of the Fermi mission to well-tested, customer-focused and NASA-approved standards-aligned classroom materials (Black Hole Resources, Active Galaxy Education Unit and Pop-up book, TOPS guides, Supernova Education Unit). These materials have been distributed through (Educator Ambassador and on-line) teacher training workshops and through programs involving under-represented students (after-school clubs and Astro 4 Girls). ? Informal education and public outreach: Fermi E/PO engages the public in sharing the experience of exploration and discovery through high-leverage multi-media experiences (Black Holes planetarium and PBS NOVA shows), through popular websites (Gamma-ray Burst Skymap, Epo's Chronicles), social media (Facebook, MySpace), interactive web-based activities (Space Mysteries, Einstein@Home) and activities by amateur astronomers nation-wide (Supernova! Toolkit). This poster highlights various facets of the Fermi E/PO program.

Cominsky, Lynn R.; McLin, K. M.; Simonnet, A.; Fermi E/PO Team

2013-04-01

342

Outreach for Outreach: Targeting social media audiences to promote a NASA kids' web site  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Space Place is a successful NASA web site that benefits upper elementary school students and educators by providing games, activities, and resources to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as to inform the audience of NASA's contributions. As online social networking grows to be a central component of modern communication, The Space Place has explored

C. C. Pham

2009-01-01

343

Dropping Knowledge Like Frozen Pumpkins: Successful Physics Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Hook, E. A.

2011-12-01

344

Safety and usefulness of outreach clinic conducted by pediatric echosonographers  

PubMed Central

Background: Outreach echocardiographic services led by cardiac sonographers may help district level hospitals in the management of patients suspected to have cardiac anomalies. However, the safety and utility of such an approach is not tested. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed our experience of patients seen in the outreach visits by the echocardiographers alone and subsequently reviewed in the pediatric cardiology clinic. Comparison between the diagnosis made by the echocardiographer and the consultant pediatric cardiologist were done. We defined safety as no change in patient management plan between the outreach evaluation and the pediatric cardiology clinic evaluation, and we defined usefulness as being beneficial, serviceable and of practical use. Results: Two senior echocardiographic technicians did 41 clinic visits and over a period of 17 months, 623 patients were seen. Patients less than 3 months of age constitute 63% of the total patients seen. Normal echocardiographic examinations were found in 342 (55%) of patients. These patients were not seen in our cardiology clinic. Abnormal echocardiographic examinations were found in 281 (45%) of patients. Among the 281 patients with abnormal echos in the outreach visits, 251 patients (89.3%) were seen in the pediatric cardiology clinic. Comparing the results of the outreach clinic evaluation to that of the pediatric cardiology clinic, 73 patients (29%) diagnosed to have a minor CHD turned to have normal echocardiographic examinations. In all patients seen in both the outreach clinics and the pediatric tertiary cardiac clinics there was no change in patient's management plan. Conclusions: Outreach clinic conducted by pediatric echo sonographers could be useful and safe. It may help in reducing unnecessary visits to pediatric cardiology clinics, provide parental reassurance, and help in narrowing the differential diagnosis in critically ill patient unable to be transferred to tertiary cardiac centers provided it is done by experienced echosonographers.

Al Harbi, Badr; Al Akhfash, Ali A.; Al Ghamdi, Abdullah; Al-Mesned, Abdulrahman

2012-01-01

345

UV waterworks outreach support. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A recently invented device uses UV light (254 nm) to inexpensively disinfect community drinking water supplies. Its novel features are: low cost (about US $600), robust design, rapid disinfection (12 seconds), low electricity use (40W), low maintenance (every 6 months), high flow rate (15 l/min) and ability to work with unpressurized water sources. The device could service a community of 1,000 persons, at an annual total cost of 14 cents US per person. This device has been tested in a number of independent laboratories worldwide. The laboratory tests have confirmed that the unit is capable of disinfecting waters to drinking water standards for bacteria and viruses. An extended field trial of the device began in South Africa in February 1997, with lab testing at the municipal water utility. A unit installed at the first field site, an AIDS hospice near Durban, has been in continuous operation since August, 1997. Additional test sites are being identified. The author describes the results of the initial lab tests, reports the most recent findings from the ongoing field test-monitoring program, and discusses plans for future tests.

Miller, P.

1998-12-31

346

Advanced LabVIEW Labs; Physics Today (review).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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. LabVIEW is written in 'G' a graphical programming language developed by National Ins...

E. D. Jones

1999-01-01

347

Lab at Home: Hardware Kits for a Digital Design Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An innovative laboratory methodology for an introductory digital design course is presented. Instead of having traditional lab experiences, where students have to come to school classrooms, a "lab at home" concept is proposed. Students perform real experiments in their own homes, using hardware kits specially developed for this purpose. They…

Oliver, J. P.; Haim, F.

2009-01-01

348

Dawn Mission's Education and Public Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2007-10-01

349

Iceland Lavas Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of this exercise is to link volcanic rock petrology (hand samples and thin sections) with volcanic rock analytical data to hypothesize on crystal fractionation/accumulation control on lava composition. This lab exercise starts with thin section and hand sample sets of Iceland lavas. To the extent possible, each set has a range of lava compositions including picrites, multiply saturated basalts, and silicic lavas. Also provided is a spreadsheet table of Iceland lava chemical compositions and phenocryst compositions. During the lab, students first identify phenocryst and other phases in their sample set, and compile a table of lava mineralogy. The students then take the spreadsheet of chemical analyses and plot them according to location: Rekjaness, Askja, and Hekla, and they also plot the phenocryst compositions (phenocryst composition changes with magma evolution are ignored. Students then use the rock-derived phenocryst information and phase diagrams (looked at elsewhere in class) to decide which lavas were probably precipitating which phenocryst phases. They then draw crystal fractionation/accumulation control lines on their graphs to illustrate hypothetical controls on magma evolution. They also look at the continuity of data to decide if silicic rocks are related to the basalts by a continuum process (like crystal fractionation, e.g., Hekla) or by a non-continuum process (like partial melting of a different source rock, e.g., Askja). This exercise has proven useful in my course to strengthen the link between rock petrology and rock suite chemical variation. Without something of this sort, I have found that most students have a hard time understanding the meaning of chemical variation diagrams of an igneous suite. This lab follows a phase diagram study of igneous rocks, particulary Fo-An-Di which is most pertinent to the Iceland lavas. It also directly follows an introduction to control lines that is based on a series of Kilauea lavas (illustrated in another submission to this archive). Note that crystal fractionation and accumulation are certainly not the only processes that control these Iceland magma compositions. This exercise is illustrative only of these processes, however.

Hollocher, Kurt

350

A Graduate Seminar on Science, Public Policy, and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I offered a seminar course titled, `Science, Public Policy and Outreach' for graduate students of the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources (CASNR) at Texas Tech University. The underlying theme of the course was that today's graduate students in the natural resource management disciplines should be familiar with public policy and public outreach processes in order to be successful professionals of tomorrow. In US system of government, scientific knowledge about an environmental problem does not have much practical impact without a corresponding legislation aimed at solving that problem. Elected officials feel pressure to legislate laws only if their constituents have a strong opinion in favor of solving that problem. Constituents tend to have strong opinion on things that are frequently mentioned in the media. Hence, public policy, outreach through media, and scientific explorations are intertwined in the US system. I invited state and national level policy makers, lobbyists, and radio and television personnel to present their perspectives on this issue and to discuss the roles and potentials for scientists in public policy and outreach processes. Students were divided into groups at the start of the semester. Each group focused on a current resource management topic, researched the policy and outreach issues related to their topic, wrote a well organized essay, and finally made a group presentation of the case study at the end of the semester. I shall present the experience of the class and outcomes of that course in this presentation, with future directions and suggestions for others who are interested to offer similar courses.

Rahman, A. F.

2006-12-01

351

TQM in a Computer Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At the Purdue University School of Technology (PST) at Columbus, Indiana, the Total Quality Management (TQM) philosophy was used in the computer laboratories to better meet student needs. A customer satisfaction survey was conducted to gather data on lab facilities, lab assistants, and hardware/software; other sections of the survey included…

Swanson, Dewey A.; Phillips, Julie A.

352

The Virtual Transgenic Fly Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The lab will familiarize you with the science and techniques used to make transgenic flies. Transgenic organisms, which contain DNA that is inserted experimentally, are used to study many biological processes. In this lab, you will create a transgenic fly to study circadian rhythms.

Peter J. Bruns, Ph.D. (Howard Hughes Medical Institute;)

2008-04-16

353

LifeLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LifeLab is a Mac application for exploring John Conway's Game of Life and other cellular automata. CAs were first studied in the mid-1950s by Stanislaw Ulam and John von Neumann. The subject became much more widely known in 1970 when Life was described by Martin Gardner in his Scientific American column. Life is played on an arbitrary-sized grid of square cells. Each cell has two states: "dead" or "alive". The state of every cell changes from one "generation" to the next according to the states of its 8 nearest neighbors: a dead cell becomes alive (a "birth") if it has exactly 3 live neighbors; a live cell dies out if it has less than 2 or more than 3 live neighbors. The "game" of Life simply involves starting off with a pattern of live cells and watching it evolve.

Trevorrow, Andrew

354

Nomadic Research Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Nomadic Research Labs is a small enterprise devoted to the pursuit of nomadness. It was created by Steve Roberts who has been a technomad for the past 11 years, wandering 17,000 miles around the U.S. on various versions of a computerized recumbent bicycle known first as the Winnebiko and then BEHEMOTH. The Web site offers extensive information about BEHEMOTH and its travels and the ongoing development of Microship which holds a satellite Internet connection, two Macs, onboard video production capability and more. You can also find extensive information about the growing field of technomadics -- the use of nomadic connectivity and autonomous power/control tools to render one's physical location irrelevant.

355

Virtual FlyLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is maintained by Robert Deshamais and Gary Novak of California State University at Los Angeles. Users can play the role of a research geneticist while learning the principles of genetic inheritance. Users design matings between male and female fruit flies carrying one or more genetic mutations and then click the "mate" button. The program applies known Mendelian rules to produce offspring and then asks users to deduce the rules based on the "experimental" results. The program can demonstrate such genetic mechanisms as: Mendelian ratios for dominant/recessive traits, modifications of Mendelian ratios due to sex-linkage, monozygous lethals, or epistasis. Virtual Flylab seeks "to provide students with an experience in scientific reasoning and so does not provide information on the nature of the mutations; students must discover these for themselves". The resources at this site can serve as a supplement to a genetics lecture or lab or as a review of basic genetics.

1996-01-01

356

Educational and public outreach programs using four-dimensional presentation of the earth and planetary science data with Dagik Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are developing educational and public outreach programs of the earth and planetary science data using a four-dimensional digital globe system, Dagik Earth. Dagik Earth is a simple and affordable four dimensional (three dimension in space and one dimension in time) presentation system of the earth and planetary scientific results. It can display the Earth and planets in three-dimensional way without glasses, and the time variation of the scientific data can be displayed on the Earth and planets image. It is easier to handle and lower cost than similar systems such as Geocosmos by Miraikan museum, Japan and Science On a Sphere by NOAA. At first it was developed as a presentation tool for public outreach programs in universities and research institutes by earth scientists. And now it is used in classrooms of schools and science museums collaboration with school teachers and museum curators. The three dimensional display can show the Earth and planets in exact form without any distortion, which cannot be achieved with two-dimensional display. Furthermore it can provide a sense of reality. Several educational programs have been developed and carried out in high schools, junior high schools, elementary schools and science centers. Several research institutes have used Dagik Earth in their public outreach programs to demonstrate their novel scientific results to public in universities, research institutes and science cafe events. A community of users and developers of Dagik Earth is being formed in Japan. In the presentation, the outline of Dagik Earth and the educational programs using Dagik Earth will be presented.

Saito, A.; Tsugawa, T.; Nagayama, S.; Iwasaki, S.; Odagi, Y.; Kumano, Y.; Yoshikawa, M.; Akiya, Y.; Takahashi, M.

2011-12-01

357

Elementary Youth: Prevention Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This prevention resource guide (compiled from a variety of publications and data bases and representing the most currently available information) focuses on elementary youth, and is divided into four sections. The first section contains facts and figures from current research about substance abuse prevention for elementary youth. For example, one…

Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.

358

Democracy Education in Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Samanci, Osman

2010-01-01

359

Close Reading in Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Close reading is a recommended instructional approach to meet the challenges of teaching complex texts. But close readings are more common in high school and college than in elementary schools. In this article, we identify the components of close reading that were developed after a group of elementary school teachers observed their colleges in…

Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy

2012-01-01

360

Equity Lessons for Elementary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary students will develop an awareness of the many facets of sex-role stereotyping through these 10 lessons. The broad concept areas of the individual lessons correspond to the general areas of a basic elementary social studies program. Foci of the lessons are reflected in their titles: (1) Self-Realization: Feelings and Expressions; (2)…

Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.

361

Equity Lessons for Elementary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Elementary students will develop an awareness of the many facets of sex-role stereotyping through these 10 lessons. The broad concept areas of the individual lessons correspond to the general areas of a basic elementary social studies program. Foci of the lessons are reflected in their titles: (1) Self-Realization: Feelings and Expressions; (2)…

Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.

362

Research in Elementary School Economics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper is a summary of the recent research on the Elementary School Economics (ESE) programs. The curricula were initiated by the Center in 1960 as a part of an experimental research project designed to answer the following: 1) can elementary school students comprehend, utilize, and retain basic economic concepts; and, 2) can a program in…

Sulkin, Howard A., Ed.; Friedman, Chana R., Ed.

363

PLATO Instruction for Elementary Accounting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A progress report of a study using computer assisted instruction (CAI) materials for an elementary course in accounting principles is presented. The study was based on the following objectives: (1) improvement of instruction in the elementary accounting sequence, and (2) help for transfer students from two-year institutions. The materials under…

McKeown, James C.

364

Attributed elementary programmed graph grammars  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new mechanism for generating graph languages is introduced which is based on the controlled rewriting of graphs using only six elementary types of graph productions, namely the addition, the deletion and the renaming of a node or an edge. Although these elementary graph productions are acting strictly locally and no embedding transformations are needed, in the unrestricted and monotone

Rudolf Freund; Brigitte Haberstroh

365

Statistics in the elementary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the role of statistics within an interdisciplinary program on real problem solving in elementary schools (through grade 8). We first describe some general features of the USMES (Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools) curriculum and some situations where the application of statistical principles and techniques can enter the program. Then we present our ideas concerning the

Betty Beck; Lorraine Denby; James M. Landwehr

1976-01-01

366

Characteristics of Elementary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|New information on the characteristics of elementary school principals is included in the most recent Schools and Staffing Survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The results show that the number of public elementary school principals grew from 54,000 in 1993-1994 to 61,000 in 2003-2004. This roughly corresponds to the…

Principal, 2006

2006-01-01

367

GUIDANCE AWARENESS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THE PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE WAS TWOFOLD--(1) TO SHOW HOW GUIDANCE PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES CENTER ABOUT AND INVOLVE THE CHILD AS HE ADAPTS TO A NEW TYPE OF SCHOOL SETTING AND LEARNING PROCESS, AND (2) TO CREATE AN AWARENESS OF THE NEED FOR ALL AREAS OF COUNSELING AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL. OF THE ELEVEN PAPERS…

MOREAU, GEORGE H., ED.

368

Engineering at the Elementary Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

McGrew, Cheryl

2012-01-01

369

Caring and the Elementary Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In light of the amount of violence reported in public media and increasing rudeness of public behavior, it is imperative that elementary school students learn to care for other human beings. This paper makes recommendations for developing an elementary school curriculum of caring. The paper recommends three categories of objectives--knowledge,…

Ediger, Marlow

370

Elementary School Principals' Work Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John T. Kmetz; Donald J. Willower

1982-01-01

371

The Problem with Organic Chemistry Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The problem with organic chemistry labs is that the educational objectives of lab instructions are often vague and seldom stated. The great majority of organic chemistry labs in American colleges and universities are based on verification experiments.|

Mohrig, Jerry R.

2004-01-01

372

Examining elementary students' perceptions of engineers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There has been a national focus on improving K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. The integration of engineering education from kindergarten through high school (K-12) has been identified as key to sustaining the U.S. economy and standard of living. Misconceptions about the nature of engineering may deter children from even considering this profession. Currently, there are few research studies on young children's perceptions of engineers, and such research can be used to support children along STEM pathways. The purpose of this research was to investigate elementary students' perceptions of engineers for children enrolled in a gifted and talented outreach program. Participants included students enrolled in two structural engineering classes: one for 3rd and 4th graders and another for 5th and 6th grade students. Participants represented an age group that is not typically exposed to engineering. This research was framed within a constructivist theoretical framework, and qualitative research methods were utilized to develop a rich understanding of the perspectives of students enrolled in the engineering classes. Data collection included student pre- and post-questionnaires, Draw-an-Engineer tasks, and semi-structured interviews. Data analysis entailed the use of open and axial coding. Trustworthiness of data was determined through triangulation of multiple data sources. Results demonstrated how children describe the work of engineers, objects associated with engineering, tools used or created by engineers, and professional characteristics of engineers. In addition, images of engineers were discussed and influences on students' perceptions of engineers were identified. The findings of this study have implications for the development of formal and informal K-12 curricula and programs that focus on improving students' understanding and engagement in engineering. Implications for researchers interested in studying children's perceptions were also discussed.

Oware, Euridice A.

373

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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)...

2010-03-18

374

75 FR 72841 - The Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO); Notice...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Veterans' Employment and Training Service The Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO); Notice...Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO)...

2010-11-26

375

Wellness Outreach at Work Program: A Step-by-Step Guide.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The manual describes the principles and procedures the Wellness Outreach at Work Program uses to reduce cardiovascular health risks. It also includes materials the Wellness Outreach at Work Program uses and lists the program's other resources. Most of the...

J. C. Erfurt A. Foote M. A. Heirich B. M. Brock

1995-01-01

376

An Interdisciplinary Outreach Model of African American Recruitment for Alzheimer's Disease Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The African American Outreach Satellite (Satellite) provides educational outreach to facilitate African American recruitment for longitudinal studies at the Washington University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). This descriptive article characterizes the Satellite's recruitment methods, plan for community engagement, results…

Williams, Monique M.; Meisel, Marie M.; Williams, James; Morris, John C.

2011-01-01

377

Leveraging Outreach Efforts for Big-Impact Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Fisher, D.; Leon, N.

2000-10-01

378

Educational Outreach: The Space Science Road Show  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Cox, N. L. J.

2002-01-01

379

Community outreach at biomedical research facilities.  

PubMed

For biomedical researchers to fulfill their responsibility for protecting the environment, they must do more than meet the scientific challenge of reducing the number and volume of hazardous materials used in their laboratories and the engineering challenge of reducing pollution and shifting to cleaner energy sources. They must also meet the public relations challenge of informing and involving their neighbors in these efforts. The experience of the Office of Community Liaison of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in meeting the latter challenge offers a model and several valuable lessons for other biomedical research facilities to follow. This paper is based on presentations by an expert panel during the Leadership Conference on Biomedical Research and the Environment held 1--2 November 1999 at NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. The risks perceived by community members are often quite different from those identified by officials at the biomedical research facility. The best antidote for misconceptions is more and better information. If community organizations are to be informed participants in the decision-making process, they need a simple but robust mechanism for identifying and evaluating the environmental hazards in their community. Local government can and should be an active and fully informed partner in planning and emergency preparedness. In some cases this can reduce the regulatory burden on the biomedical research facility. In other cases it might simplify and expedite the permitting process or help the facility disseminate reliable information to the community. When a particular risk, real or perceived, is of special concern to the community, community members should be involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of targeted risk assessment activities. Only by doing so will the community have confidence in the results of those activities. NIH has involved community members in joint efforts to deal with topics as varied as recycling and soil testing. These ad hoc efforts are more likely to succeed if community members and groups have also been included in larger and longer term advisory committees. These committees institutionalize the outreach process. This can provide the facility with vocal and influential allies who create an independent line of communication with the larger community. PMID:11124126

Goldman, M; Hedetniemi, J N; Herbert, E R; Sassaman, J S; Walker, B C

2000-12-01

380

The Gaia mission a rich resource for outreach activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2008-07-01

381

Documentation as Problem Solving for Literacy Outreach Programs  

SciTech Connect

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.

Girill, T R

2004-07-06

382

Education and Public Outreach at the American Astronomical Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently the Council of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) adopted its first-ever mission-and-vision statement. Independently, the Astronomy Education Board (AEB), which has oversight of the Society's educational activities, adopted new goals for the AAS education program. Much of the responsibility for aligning the AAS mission-and-vision statement and AEB goals and implementing them is vested in a new position: AAS Press Officer and Education and Outreach Coordinator. Here I describe the AAS's priorities for education and public outreach and explain how they are being, or will be, achieved.

Fienberg, R. T.

2011-09-01

383

Getting to Yes: Supporting Scientists in Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2011-12-01

384

PARK-IT! Elementary School Land Laboratories in Toledo City Parks. Curriculum Activity Guide, Grades K-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

385

PARK-IT! Elementary School Land Laboratories in Toledo City Parks. Curriculum Activity Guide, Grades K-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

386

PARK-IT! Elementary School Land Laboratories in Toledo City Parks. Curriculum Activity Guide, Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

387

Academic Health Sciences Library Outreach and a State Cancer Coalition: Collaborative Efforts in the Cancer Battle  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Virginia's Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Southwest Virginia Outreach Program provides information services and resources to health organizations, health professionals, students, patients, health consumers, and community coalitions. Extending the Outreach Program partnership to a broader level has allowed the Outreach Librarian to work with a state coalition, the Virginia Cancer Plan Action Coalition. This enhanced program has

Ann Duesing

2009-01-01

388

Elementary GLOBE: Cloud Fun  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2008-12-01

389

Elementary GLOBE: Cloudscape  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" book in the Elementary GLOBE series. Using information from the book and their observations, students construct a sky scene with trees and buildings as reference points on the ground and cloud types ordered by altitude in the sky. Students will describe clouds using their own vocabulary and will then correlate their descriptions with the standard classifications of cloud types used by the GLOBE Program. The purpose of the activity is to help students identify some of the characteristics of clouds and to enable students to observe clouds, describe them in a common vocabulary, and compare their descriptions with the official cloud names. Students will be able to identify cloud types using standard cloud classification names. They will know that the names used for the clouds are based on three factors: their shapes, the altitude at which they occur, and whether they are producing precipitation.

2008-12-01

390

Neutron Transversity at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

Nucleon transversity and single transverse spin asymmetries have been the recent focus of large efforts by both theorists and experimentalists. On-going and planned experiments from HERMES, COMPASS and RHIC are mostly on the proton or the deuteron. Presented here is a planned measurement of the neutron transversity and single target spin asymmetries at Jefferson Lab in Hall A using a transversely polarized {sup 3}He target. Also presented are the results and plans of other neutron transverse spin experiments at Jefferson Lab. Finally, the factorization for semi-inclusive DIS studies at Jefferson Lab is discussed.

Jian-Ping Chen; Xiaodong Jiang; Jen-chieh Peng; Lingyan Zhu

2005-09-07

391

Socratic Dialog-Inducing Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Designed by Richard Hake of Indiana University, Bloomington, the resource contain SDI Labs that are "guided construction" labs featuring hands-and-heads-on experiments in introductory mechanics. Their effectiveness in promoting student crossover to the the Newtonian World has been demonstrated by rigorous pre-post testing. Seven labs that are titled "Vectors, Postion and Frames of Reference;" "Introduction to Kinematics;" "Newton's First and Third Laws;" "Prelab Assignment;" "Newton's Second Law;" "Circular Motion and Frictional Forces;" "Rotational Dynamics;" "Angular Momentum;" "Newton's Second Law Revisted;" and "Newton's Laws Revisted" are included. Additionally, external references are provided.

Hake, Richard R.

2009-03-25

392

Dexloxiglumide Rotta Research Lab.  

PubMed

Dexloxiglumide, the (R)-isomer of loxiglumide, is a selective and highly potent CCK1 receptor antagonist. It is twice as potent as the racemic compound. because the anti-CCK activity is specific to the (R)-form, whereas the (S)-isomer is almost ineffective. It has been developed by Rotta Research Lab SpA for the treatment of diseases in which CCK1 receptor activity is potentially involved, including gastrointestinal motility, food intake and pancreatic disorders [218696]. Its receptor-mediated actions have been described in multiple in vitro and in vivo pharmacological systems. Results from both preclinical and clinical studies indicate that it is an effective inhibitor of gallbladder contraction, improves lower esophegal sphincter (LES) function, accelerates gastric emptying, accelerates colonic transit and significantly decreases symptoms in IBS and functional dyspepsia patients, and therefore has potential as an effective treatment for constipation-predominant IBS. functional dyspesia, constipation, LES function, gastric emptying disorders and biliary colics. Forest Laboratories has entered into an agreement with Rotta for the development and marketing of dexloxiglumide for the treatment of constipation-predominant IBS and phase III studies are currently ongoing in the US. In August 2000, Merrill Lynch expected that dexloxiglumide would not be launched until 2004 [379892], and in June 2001, predicted a US filing date in 2003 [413928]. PMID:12090734

Varga, Gábor

2002-04-01

393

ConsumerLab.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It may be difficult for the average consumer to evaluate the sometimes grandiose claims that various supplements, vitamins, and other such products make on their labels and such. One way to learn about products is ConsumerLab.com, which provides independent test results and information in order to assist consumers and healthcare professionals to evaluate such products. The casual visitor will want to begin by looking over the ÂLatest Results area on the homepage, which provides some information on their recent tests on melatonin sleep supplements and other related nostrums. Visitors looking for information on specific products will want to direct their mouse to the ÂLaboratory Test Results area. Here they can look through a list of product evaluations that include nutrition bars, ginkgo biloba, and the ever-popular echinacea. The site is rounded out by a very nice area on ÂRecalls and Warnings, which (as its name suggests) includes information on recent notices posted by the Federal Trade Commission and other such agencies.

394

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Gould, A. D.

2004-12-01

395

Get with the Program: Successful Outreach in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation explored the possibilities of utilizing programming as a promotional tool for academic libraries, a tool which serves to increase exposure and use of particular collections and services. Successful library promotion and outreach to an academic community was discussed by highlighting the promotional and programming endeavors (including events for faculty and students as well as use of social networking

Heather K. Beirne

2011-01-01

396

A Young Scientist's Experiences with Education and Public Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scientists can play a multitude of roles in support of K-14 education and public outreach, and these roles are not limited to established researchers with their own sources of funding. For young scientists just beginning their career and those still in graduate school, participation in E\\/PO can provide a wealth of opportunities for interaction with students, educators and the public.

M. L. Urquhart

2001-01-01

397

Chips for Everyone: A Multifaceted Approach in Electrical Engineering Outreach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on a multifaceted approach in electrical engineering outreach focused on the area of semiconductor technology. The activities developed can be used in combination for a very wide range of audiences in both age and stage of education, as has been demonstrated with great success. Moreover, the project has developed…

Magill, J.; Roy, S.

2010-01-01

398

Strategies for avoiding reinventing the precollege education and outreach wheel.  

PubMed Central

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.

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

2004-01-01

399

The Bellarmine Outreach Consortium: An Innovative Approach to Nursing Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Bellarmine Outreach Consortium, which provides access to baccalaureate and masters education in nursing for registered nurses in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee, is described. The components of a marketing process for colleges are also considered, with attention to product, place, price, and promotion. The nursing department of…

Algren, Chris L.; Hockenberger, Susan

400

The Los Alamos Space Science Outreach (LASSO) Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Los Alamos Space Science Outreach (LASSO) program features summer workshops in which K-14 teachers spend several weeks at LANL learning space science from Los Alamos scientists and developing methods and materials for teaching this science to their students. The program is designed to provide hands-on space science training to teachers as well as assistance in developing lesson plans for

P. L. Barker; R. M. Skoug; R. J. Alexander; M. F. Thomsen; S. P. Gary

2002-01-01

401

Robotics-Centered Outreach Activities: An Integrated Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Nowadays, universities are making extensive efforts to attract prospective students to the fields of electrical, electronic, and computer engineering. Thus, outreach is becoming increasingly important, and activities with schoolchildren are being extensively carried out as part of this effort. In this context, robotics is a very attractive and…

Ruiz-del-Solar, Javier

2010-01-01

402

Beyond the Gallery: Integrating Outreach into an Exhibition  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. Stephenson; D. DeVorkin

2002-01-01

403

HTA educational outreach program and change the equation participation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this presentation, Hitachi High Technologies America (HTA) introduces its Educational Outreach Program and explains it's involvement with Change The Equation (CTEq), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in the United States.

Gordon, Robert

2013-05-01

404

University Extension and Community Outreach. Courier No. 35.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue presents papers that were presented at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) seminar on university extension and community outreach. They give an overview of the philosophy and work of extension departments in some of the universities of Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. "University Extension and Community Service in…

ASPBAE Courier, 1985

1985-01-01

405

Hispanic Outreach: Delivering the Safety and Health Message.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After a sharp increase in fatal accidents among Hispanic construction workers in Dallas, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began aggressive outreach to the Mexican American community. Efforts included training bilingual safety trainers, offering workers' safety training in Spanish, and developing Spanish-language materials.…

Delaney, Kathryn

2002-01-01

406

The International Heliophysical Year Education and Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Heliophysical Year (IHY) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) and will continue its tradition of international research collaboration. The term "heliophysical" is an extension of the term "geophysical", where the Earth, Sun & Solar System are studied not as separate domains but through the universal processes governing the heliosphere. IHY represents a logical next-step, extending the studies into the heliosphere and thus including the drivers of geophysical change. The main goal of IHY Education and Outreach Program is to create more global access to exemplary resources in space and earth science education and public outreach. By taking advantage of the IHY organization with representatives in every nation and in the partnership with the United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative (UNBSSI), we aim to promote new international partnerships. Our goal is to assist in increasing the visibility and accessibility of exemplary programs and in the identification of formal or informal educational products that would be beneficial to improve the space and earth science knowledge in a given country; leaving a legacy of enhanced global access to resources and of world-wide connectivity between those engaged in education and public outreach efforts that are related to IHY science. Here we describe the IHY Education and Outreach Program, how to participate and the benefits in doing so. ~

Rabello-Soares, M.; Morrow, C.; Thompson, B.

2006-12-01

407

Creating Chicago History: Making Outreach Craft Activities Meaningful  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Karp, Madeline

2012-01-01

408

Instructional Efficiency of Tutoring in an Outreach Gene Technology Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Our research objective focused on examining the instructional efficiency of tutoring as a form of instructional change as opposed to a non-tutoring approach in an outreach laboratory. We designed our laboratory based on cognitive load (CL) theory. Altogether, 269 twelfth-graders participated in our day-long module "Genetic Fingerprinting." In a…

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2013-01-01

409

Outreach to Space Scientists in Support of K-12 Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1998-01-01

410

The Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Programme in South Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nigel Cord-Udy

2003-01-01

411

Incorporating High School Outreach into ChE Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

Ross, Julia M.; Bayles, Taryn M.

2003-01-01

412

The image\\/poetry education and public outreach program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Education and public outreach are viewed by NASA as significant undertakings for all of its space missions. The IMAGE satellite is one of the first missions to explicitly include `E&PO' in its original proposal to NASA in 1996. We will discuss what IMAGE has accomplished in this area to date, and what new activities it will conduct following a successful

Sten F. Odenwald; William W. L. Taylor; Patricia H. Reiff

2000-01-01

413

The image\\/poetry education and public outreach program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Education and public outreach are viewed by NASA as significant undertakings for all of its space missions. The IMAGE satellite is one of the first missions to explicitly include `E&PO’ in its original proposal to NASA in 1996. We will discuss what IMAGE has accomplished in this area to date, and what new activities it will conduct following a successful

Sten F. Odenwald; William W. L. Taylor; Patricia H. Reiff

2000-01-01

414

Video: The Power and Value for Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Video can play an essential role for outreach efforts. Of all the multimedia tools at your disposal, video is excellent at generating interest and excitement about science in general - and research expeditions more specifically. This talk will show you how one outreach organization, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, has been using the power of video to share their research. The Consortium for Ocean Leadership's Deep Earth Academy is the U.S. education and outreach branch for IODP, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. The research drilling ship JOIDES Resolution goes on 2-month expeditions at sea. Deep Earth Academy has hired video producers to create video while on board, uploading over satellite-provided internet from the ship. These videos are a resource for educators and researchers after the fact, but are also used during the expeditions to prepare audiences for another innovative outreach avenue - live video webcasts from sea. Deep Earth Academy continues to develop and refine techniques for live video webcasting events with schools, museums and other interest groups. Reaching audiences directly - through the web, is not only possible now, but essential. Video is one of the best and most dynamic formats to grab them. This presentation will share best practices and innovations in live and recorded video from more than 2 years of experiences from the JOIDES Resolution and related expeditions.

Strong, L. R.; Cooper, S. K.; Brinkhuis, D.; Kurtz, K.; Peart, L. W.

2011-12-01

415

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.

416

Hispanic Outreach: Delivering the Safety and Health Message.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|After a sharp increase in fatal accidents among Hispanic construction workers in Dallas, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began aggressive outreach to the Mexican American community. Efforts included training bilingual safety trainers, offering workers' safety training in Spanish, and developing Spanish-language materials.…

Delaney, Kathryn

2002-01-01

417

The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Outreach Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Miller, Kivi Leroux

2003-01-01

418

Public Education and Outreach. Building Community Systems for Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a series of reports designed to support the implementation of Proposition 10: The California Children and Families Act and to provide comprehensive and authoritative information on critical issues concerning young children and families in California, this report focuses on the role of public education and outreach and provides…

Glik, Deborah; Halpert-Schilt, Elena

419

Empowering Patient Safety Outreach Through Interprofessional Partnerships: Educating Our Communities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports on an interprofessional approach to outreach and the value of partnerships for health information provision in rural underserved communities in which personnel and time is limited. The Partnering for Patient Empowerment through Community Awareness (PPECA)-II program describes how the Hardin Library for Health Sciences partnered with the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics to develop a patient

Linda Walton; Chris Childs; Mindwell Egeland; Mary K. Brooks; Lorri Zipperer

2010-01-01

420

The Mars Pathfinder Outreach Project: A Rural Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Montana Mars Pathfinder Outreach Project (MPOP) has completed a successful year of interactive presentations with K-12 students across the west. Carefully selected Montana State University undergraduates visited over 4000 students in the year preceding the Pathfinder landing on Mars. Each presentation showcased a computer generated video of the Pathfinder launch and mission and a slide set about Mars along

Shane L. Larson; Michelle B. Larson; William A. Hiscock

1998-01-01

421

Frontiers in outreach and education: The Florida red tide experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

To enhance information sharing and garner increased support from the public for scientific research, funding agencies now typically require that research groups receiving support convey their work to stakeholders. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) funded Aerosolized Florida Red Tide P01 research group (Florida Red Tide Research Group) has employed a variety of outreach strategies to meet this

Kate Nierenberg; Julie Hollenbeck; Lora E. Fleming; Wendy Stephan; Andrew Reich; Lorraine C. Backer; Robert Currier; Barbara Kirkpatrick

2011-01-01

422

Broadening Perspectives on Mobile Medical Outreach to Homeless People  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Using data collected by Project Renewal's mobile medical services to homeless people in New York City, this paper discusses a tension between an emergency medicine model of outreach and that of primary care. In the former model, clinicians evaluate clients on the basis of presenting complaints and refer them, as necessary, for specialized treatment. The latter is a broader model

Larry Nuttbrock; Andrew Rosenblum; Stephen Magura; Hunter McQuistion

2003-01-01

423

Broadening Perspectives on Mobile Medical Outreach to Homeless People  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using data collected by Project Renewal's mobile medical services to homeless people in New York City, this paper discusses a tension between an emergency medicine model of outreach and that of primary care. In the former model, clinicians evaluate clients on the basis of presenting complaints and refer them, as necessary, for specialized treatment. The latter is a broader model

Project Director Larry Nuttbrock; Andrew Rosenblum; Stephen Magura

2003-01-01

424

A Renewal of Community Outreach by Amherst College  

Microsoft Academic Search

Amherst College was left a legacy of an 18 inch Alvin Clark refractor and a Spitz planetarium. We just completed a new Museum of Natural History and have a close relationship with a very active amateur astronomy association. We have taken these assets and recommitted ourselves to community science educational outreach. My poster describes those activities and future plans. Our

Steven Sauter

2008-01-01

425

Global Outreach: Formal and Non-Formal Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Global outreach" refers to the international delivery of education, health, public information, commercial, and other services using appropriate communications technology. International organizations are partnering in various ways with developing-country governments, private companies, local communities, and non-governmental organizations to…

Smith, Mary Oakes; Bradsher, Monica

426

Education and Public Outreach at the SIRTF Science Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

D. Daou

2003-01-01

427

Education and Public Outreach as the SIRTF Science Centre  

Microsoft Academic Search

Communicating the world of infrared astronomy to the public is the main vocation of the Education and Public Outreach Office of the SIRTF Science Centre; 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. We've produced a suite of

Doris Daou; Michelle Thaller

2002-01-01

428

Chips for Everyone: A Multifaceted Approach in Electrical Engineering Outreach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a multifaceted approach in electrical engineering outreach focused on the area of semiconductor technology. The activities developed can be used in combination for a very wide range of audiences in both age and stage of education, as has been demonstrated with great success. Moreover, the project has developed…

Magill, J.; Roy, S.

2010-01-01

429

Strategies for Community Outreach. Motivational Strategies That Work!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the author shares K-12 strategies for community outreach and describes what school library media specialists can do to expand resources and services beyond their student community. The author first suggests to use Book Fair and other school activities like Open House and Curriculum Night to promote one's library and recruit human…

Gerbig, Kori M.

2008-01-01

430

Frederick National Lab: Property Database  

Cancer.gov

All potential users of Frederick National Lab excess equipment are encouraged to pay close attention to the condition codes assigned to the equipment. The codes are assigned from the information provided by the previous user.

431

Virtual Labs and Virtual Worlds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Virtual Labs and Virtual Worlds Coastline Community College has under development several virtual lab simulations and activities that range from biology, to language labs, to virtual discussion environments. Imagine a virtual world that students enter online, by logging onto their computer from home or anywhere they have web access. Upon entering this world they select a personalized identity represented by a digitized character (avatar) that can freely move about, interact with the environment, and communicate with other characters. In these virtual worlds, buildings, gathering places, conference rooms, labs, science rooms, and a variety of other “real world” elements are evident. When characters move about and encounter other people (players) they may freely communicate. They can examine things, manipulate objects, read signs, watch video clips, hear sounds, and jump to other locations. Goals of critical thinking, social interaction, peer collaboration, group support, and enhanced learning can be achieved in surprising new ways with this innovative approach to peer-to-peer communication in a virtual discussion world. In this presentation, short demos will be given of several online learning environments including a virtual biology lab, a marine science module, a Spanish lab, and a virtual discussion world. Coastline College has been a leader in the development of distance learning and media-based education for nearly 30 years and currently offers courses through PDA, Internet, DVD, CD-ROM, TV, and Videoconferencing technologies. Its distance learning program serves over 20,000 students every year. sponsor Jerry Meisner

Boehler, Ted

2006-12-01

432

Art in Elementary Education Today  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Article discussed the practicalities in art education from the current economic squeeze on art programs to the overworked elementary art teacher attempting to implement art programs of dubious merit. (RK)

Brittain, Lambert

1976-01-01

433

Drugs in the Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine at what grade levels and to what extent upper elementary school students used selected psychoactive drugs, reasons for use, and availability of selected drugs within the school. (Author)

Lerner, Steven E.; Linder, Ronald L.

1974-01-01

434

Drugs in the Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to determine at what grade levels and to what extent upper elementary school students used selected psychoactive drugs, reasons for use, and availability of selected drugs within the school. (Author)|

Lerner, Steven E.; Linder, Ronald L.

1974-01-01

435

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Circuits and Continuity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an introductory lab that explores simple circuits. In this lab, students work cooperatively to observe, construct, and draw diagrams of simple circuits to foster understanding of the concept of continuity. The lab requires basic circuit components such as batteries, bulbs, and circuit boards. This item is part of a larger collection of online physics labs by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-07-19

436

Probiotic Spectra of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and their probio-active cellular substances exert many beneficial effects in the gastrointestinal tract. LAB prevent adherence, establishment, and replication of several enteric mucosal pathogens through several antimicrobial mechanisms. LAB also release various enzymes into the intestinal lumen and exert potential synergistic effects on digestion and alleviate symptoms of intestinal malabsoption. Consumption of LAB fermented dairy products

A. S. Naidu; W. R. Bidlack; R. A. Clemens

1999-01-01

437

“Underground Safari” and other outreach tools for dissemination of root and soil science research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Kalahari Transect encompasses the sandy savanna biome of southern Africa and provides a compelling setting for studying the influence of climate change on soil and plant dynamics in a water stressed environment. NSF funding for the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program made it possible for a high school science teacher to visit field sites in Botswana, interact with Botswana high school teachers and students, and collaborate with scientists to develop web-based science teacher education modules on the topic of roots and belowground carbon storage. The “Underground Safari” website for K-12 teachers and students was constructed to infuse middle and high school level standards-based soil science curricula with outdoor activities, international field research videos, lab demos, printable handouts, and stimulating real-world applications. This presentation highlights the “Underground Safari” website design, the wiki page used by the RET teacher to communicate with her students on-line and take them on science adventures during the international field research, and other educational outreach activities resulting from this international research experience. Figure 1. Wiki page used by RET teacher to communicate with her students while in the field in Botswana, Africa.

Mladenov, N.; Riffel, H.; D'Odorico, P.

2009-12-01

438

Making Outreach Visible: A Guide to Documenting Professional Service and Outreach. AAHE Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guidebook is intended to help faculty and administrators, and departments and schools, document faculty professional service and outreach, offering detailed examples of work from various universities. Following a Foreword by R. Eugene Rice, short introductory chapters make the case for professional service, define professional…

Driscoll, Amy; Lynton, Ernest A.

439

LabCAST: The MIT Media Lab Video Podcast  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Media Lab at MIT has worked on all kinds of projects involving industrial design, nanotechnology, sturdy low-cost laptops, and so on. Their LabCAST site takes things to a new level, as visitors can check in on their latest endeavors via a set of video podcasts. The site has already won a Webby Award, and after visitors take a quick glance around, they'll see why. Currently the site has over 35 podcasts that include such titles as "The Psychology of the Guitar", "Urban Pixels", and "RoboScooter". One podcast that shouldn't be missed is "Storied Navigation". This particular podcast profiles a rather intriguing approach to constructing a story based on a collection of digital video and audio. Visitors can also elect to subscribe via RSS feed to receive new LabCASTs as they are released.

440

Why Are The Poles So Cool? Thematic Outreach for IPY  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Finding an overarching outreach strategy and theme is the challenge facing institutions aiming to make the International Polar Year a widely recognized and successful event. Defining themes that are appealing and flexible, and that can accommodate outreach in different venues and to different audiences is a crucial step in ensuring that the IPY effort yields high returns for the scientific community. A thematic approach makes sense in the context of the IPY, since information about the poles is wide-ranging and compelling, from the history of polar exploration to how microorganisms adapt to extreme conditions. Polar science can thus be incorporated into existing curricula in many subjects and disciplines, and it also lends itself well to informal education venues, interactive web-based tools, and mainstream media coverage.

Unger, H. M.

2004-12-01

441

Knowing your Hispanic community to improve outreach effectiveness  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

``Know your audience,'' wise words for properly conveying information. For outreach, this can make the difference between successful connection or failure to connect to the community around us. When the target audience is the Hispanic community knowing your audience can potentially take on unexpected complexity. Like some other minority communities, the Hispanic community's culture is complex dual culture system. I will discuss my own personal observations about how this community interacts with the academic world. I also will discuss how the Hispanic community perceives itself as a member of the broader community we all live in and how non-homogeneous, our broadly defined Hispanic community really is. Discussing the Hispanic community's hidden nuances will bring to light the difficultly in getting to ``know your audience,'' when it comes to effective outreach in the rapidly growing Hispanic community.

Torres, Cristina

2012-02-01

442

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-12-01

443

An easy physics outreach and teaching tool for holography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Voslion, T.; Escarguel, A.

2013-02-01

444

Rural GRATEFUL MED outreach: project results, impact, and future needs.  

PubMed Central

The Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria (LHS-Peoria), located at a regional site of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, conducted an eighteen-month GRATEFUL MED outreach project funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project was designed to enhance information services for health professionals at eight underserved rural hospitals in west central Illinois. One hundred rural health professionals, mainly nonphysicians, received GRATEFUL MED training at these hospitals; LHS delivered more than 350 documents to the trainees. In this paper, investigators describe the project and its goals and discuss results and their evaluation, from both individual and institutional perspectives. Outcome is examined in the context of future outreach plans, both at LHS and elsewhere.

Dorsch, J L; Landwirth, T K

1993-01-01

445

Reaching beyond our walls: library outreach to veterinary practitioners.  

PubMed

The Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library (MSL) supports lifelong learning for Texas veterinarians and College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) alumni through several ongoing outreach efforts. The MSL provides free document delivery and literature search services to practicing veterinarians in support of patient care. The MSL also responded to unique opportunities to expand services and increase its visibility through collaborations with the American Association of Equine Practitioners and CABI, provider of VetMed Resource. The MSL continues to explore ways to expand its mission-critical veterinary outreach work and market library services to veterinarians through participation in continuing education, regional meetings, and veterinary student instruction. PMID:21805931

Sewell, Robin R; Funkhouser, Norma F; Foster, Christine L

2011-01-01

446

Rural GRATEFUL MED outreach: project results, impact, and future needs.  

PubMed

The Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria (LHS-Peoria), located at a regional site of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, conducted an eighteen-month GRATEFUL MED outreach project funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project was designed to enhance information services for health professionals at eight underserved rural hospitals in west central Illinois. One hundred rural health professionals, mainly nonphysicians, received GRATEFUL MED training at these hospitals; LHS delivered more than 350 documents to the trainees. In this paper, investigators describe the project and its goals and discuss results and their evaluation, from both individual and institutional perspectives. Outcome is examined in the context of future outreach plans, both at LHS and elsewhere. PMID:8251973

Dorsch, J L; Landwirth, T K

1993-10-01

447

Assessing Models of Public Understanding In ELSI Outreach Materials  

SciTech Connect

Advances in the science of genetics have implications for individuals and society, and have to be taken into account at the policy level. Studies of ethical, legal and social issues related to genomic research have therefore been integrated in the Human Genome Project (HGP) since the earliest days of the project. Since 1990, three to five percent of the HGP annual budget has been devoted to such studies, under the umbrella of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Programs of the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institute of Health, and of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE-ELSI budget has been used to fund a variety of projects that have aimed at ?promoting education and help guide the conduct of genetic research and the development of related medical and public policies? (HGP, 2003). As part of the educational component, a significant portion of DOE-ELSI funds have been dedicated to public outreach projects, with the underlying goal of promoting public awareness and ultimately public discussion of ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding availability of genetic information (Drell, 2002). The essential assumption behind these projects is that greater access to information will lead to more knowledge about ethical, legal and social issues, which in turn will lead to enhanced ability on the part of individuals and communities to deal with these issues when they encounter them. Over the same period of time, new concepts of ?public understanding of science? have emerged in the theoretical realm, moving from a ?deficit? or linear dissemination of popularization, to models stressing lay-knowledge, public engagement and public participation in science policy-making (Lewenstein, 2003). The present project uses the base of DOE-funded ELSI educational project to explore the ways that information about a new and emerging area of science that is intertwined with public issues has been used in educational public settings to affect public understanding of science. After a theoretical background discussion, our approach is three-fold. First, we will provide an overview, a ?map? of DOE-funded of outreach programs within the overall ELSI context to identify the importance of the educational component, and to present the criteria we used to select relevant and representative case studies. Second, we will document the history of the case studies. Finally, we will explore an intertwined set of research questions: (1) To identify what we can expect such projects to accomplish -in other words to determine the goals that can reasonably be achieved by different types of outreach, (2) To point out how the case study approach could be useful for DOE-ELSI outreach as a whole, and (3) To use the case study approach as a basis to test theoretical models of science outreach in order to assess to what extent those models accord with real world outreach activities. For this last goal, we aim at identifying what practices among ELSI outreach activities contribute most to dissemination, or to participation, in other words in which cases outreach materials spark action in terms of public participation in decisions about scientific issues.

Bruce V. Lewenstein, Ph.D.; Dominique Brossard, Ph.D.

2006-03-01

448

Education Outreach: Applications From the Field to the Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

This session is designed to encourage collaboration between researchers and educators and bring real scientific data and research experiences into the classroom. Various styles of Education Outreach will be demonstrated, including Classroom-based, Field-based, and Remote Teaching. Successful strategies for each style are based on three Teacher-at-Sea experiences and numerous field-based research projects completed by the presenter. Pre-planning and troubleshooting tips

M. Sutton

2009-01-01

449

OpTIIX Mission Overview and Education/Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Krueger, T.; Swade, D.

2013-10-01

450

Asteroids Outreach Toolkit Development: Using Iterative Feedback In Informal Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Night Sky Network is a collaboration of close to 350 astronomy clubs across the US that actively engage in public outreach within their communities. Since 2004, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific has been creating outreach ToolKits filled with carefully crafted sets of physical materials designed to help these volunteer clubs explain the wonders of the night sky to the public. The effectiveness of the ToolKit activities and demonstrations is the direct result of a thorough testing and vetting process. Find out how this iterative assessment process can help other programs create useful tools for both formal and informal educators. The current Space Rocks Outreach ToolKit focuses on explaining asteroids, comets, and meteorites to the general public using quick, big-picture activities that get audiences involved. Eight previous ToolKits cover a wide range of topics from the Moon to black holes. In each case, amateur astronomers and the public helped direct the development the activities along the way through surveys, focus groups, and active field-testing. The resulting activities have been embraced by the larger informal learning community and are enthusiastically being delivered to millions of people across the US and around the world. Each ToolKit is delivered free of charge to active Night Sky Network astronomy clubs. All activity write-ups are available free to download at the website listed here. Amateur astronomers receive frequent questions from the public about Earth impacts, meteors, and comets so this set of activities will help them explain the dynamics of these phenomena to the public. The Space Rocks ToolKit resources complement the Great Balls of Fire museum exhibit produced by Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning and scheduled for release in 2011. NSF has funded this national traveling exhibition and outreach ToolKit under Grant DRL-0813528.

White, Vivian; Berendsen, M.; Gurton, S.; Dusenbery, P. B.

2011-01-01

451

Education and Outreach from the End of the Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the past eight years the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA) has operated an observatory at the South Pole; and for the past nine years CARA has organized educational and outreach efforts that capitalize on the appeal and uniqueness of Antarctica. CARA's programs have reached all levels of the education continuum with an emphasis on minority precollege students. The kinds of educational activities that have been developed are as varied as the audiences. CARA outreach efforts have included hands-on laboratories, nationally televised events (Live from Antarctica), science camps, web based activities, industrial design courses (Extreme Cold Weather Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh), public lectures, and educational trips to the South Pole. We partially attribute the success of such a wide variety of programs to the subject matter. In addition to providing a natural laboratory, the continent of snow and ice is a powerful tool for education and outreach efforts. Antarctica , like dinosaurs, is a topic that perpetually captures the public's imagination. This inherent fascination facilitates outreach efforts, because it helps to surmount that first and most difficult step of gaining attention. Antarctica's lure provides a hook to engage students, researchers in different fields, policy makers and the general public. The continent is a rich source of topics to study as well. Antarctica's geography, climate, unique view of the sky, position on the globe, history, and role in the global environment are compelling topics in the classroom or for informal education. CARA is an NSF Science Technology Center and is headquartered at the University of Chicago.

Landsberg, R. H.

1998-05-01

452

Optics outreach from 8-12 microns: Wolfe-inspired  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using a room-temperature FLIR infrared camera, we have developed an entire outreach program that allows students of all ages the chance to "see" their world from 8-12 microns. It is a world seldom seen by the same person that, ironically, has 12 megapixels of visual "high-def" in his or her shirt pocket. It is Bill Wolfe's world, and in his recognition we are honored to share some of it with you.

Nofziger, Michael J.

2012-10-01

453

A modern Fizeau experiment for education and outreach purposes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On the occasion of the laser's 50th anniversary, we performed a modern Fizeau experiment, measuring the speed of light with a laser beam passing over the city centre of Marseille. For a round trip distance of almost 5 km, the measurement has reached an uncertainty of about 10-4, mainly due to atmospheric fluctuations. We present the experimental and pedagogical challenges of this brilliant outreach experiment.

Morizot, O.; Sellé, A.; Ferri, S.; Guyomarc'h, D.; Laugier, J. M.; Knoop, M.

2011-01-01

454

The Spanish node of the ESO Outreach Network (ESON)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2013-05-01

455

Art and Science the Inseparable Tools of Effective Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Brumfitt, A.; Thompson, L.

456

Young Researchers Engaged in Educational Outreach to Increase Polar Literacy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2008-12-01

457

Transportation Engineering: Online Lab Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Idaho hosts this outstanding collection of educational materials and laboratories related to transportation engineering. The topics introduced on the site are intended to supplement a junior-level course on the subject and are commonly viewed as "the most important ones that civil engineering graduates need to understand." Each chapter of the lab manual contains detailed theory and example problems. The lab exercises, however, will probably only serve to emphasize the most important concepts for students whose teachers are not directly incorporating them into the curricula.

458

Explorations in K-12 Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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).

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

1997-07-01

459

Developing Smartphone Apps for Education, Outreach, Science, and Engineering  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The increased popularity of mobile phone apps provide scientists with a new avenue for sharing and distributing data and knowledge with colleagues, while also providing meaningful education and outreach products for consumption by the general public. Our initial development of iPhone and Android apps centered on the distribution of exciting auroral images taken at the South Pole for education and outreach purposes. These portable platforms, with limited resources when compared to computers, presented a unique set of design and implementation challenges that we will discuss in this presentation. For example, the design must account for limited memory; screen size; processing power; battery life; and potentially high data transport costs. Some of these unique requirements created an environment that enabled undergraduate and high-school students to participate in the creation of these apps. Additionally, during development it became apparent that these apps could also serve as data analysis and engineering tools. Our presentation will further discuss our plans to use apps not only for Education and Public Outreach, but for teaching, science and engineering.

Weatherwax, A. T.; Fitzsimmons, Z.; Czajkowski, J.; Breimer, E.; Hellman, S. B.; Hunter, S.; Dematteo, J.; Savery, T.; Melsert, K.; Sneeringer, J.

2010-12-01

460

Extreme Urban Stargazing: Outreach in New York City  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is a fundamental need for the professional community to cultivate and nurture active relationships with amateur organizations. The rewards of such work are highly beneficial to general public education and town-gown relations, but are time-consuming and hard-won. New York City and the surrounding area is both ideally suited and unambiguously ill-suited for astronomy public outreach. I will detail the results of three major outreach efforts in coordination with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. I will highlight large public-space observing in the context of the Transit of Venus and star parties at other locations. I will also outline outreach efforts at William Paterson University, where two public nights and a Curiosity EDL event created a clear impact in Northern New Jersey. I will detail methods for encouraging and bringing out amateur observers to events, urban crowd management, publicity issues, and the benefits and pitfalls of social media in the promotion and execution of large-scale and moderate events.

Kendall, Jason S.

2013-01-01

461

The Hubble Space Telescope Education and Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the three central missions of NASA's vision is to ``inspire the next generation of explorers... as only NASA can." Recognizing this, NASA has charged the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) with sharing the amazing discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope with the public. By co-locating a significant outreach effort at the site of a major scientific institution, education and public outreach have become essential parts of the overall research enterprise at STScI To carry out NASA's commission STScI has developed a multitude of products, programs and initiatives which have capitalized on the intense interest in Hubble to inform, educate and to inspire. Key elements of our program include the active participation of research scientists in every aspect of outreach, the full integration of public affairs with educational activities and developing partnerships with a variety of organizations to reach a wide audience. Our presentation will characterize the scientific rationale for our program, summarize its highlights, and discuss metrics we use to measure our success. Finally we will describe our plans for the future and show how we intend to keep Hubble science in the public eye.

Beckwith, S. V. W.; Griffin, I. P.

2003-12-01

462

Emergency room outreach to chronically addicted individuals. A pilot study.  

PubMed

There is a dearth of literature describing the treatment needs of substance-abusing or chronically mentally ill homeless individuals who frequently utilize emergency medical services. This homeless subset represents a discrete population in the larger homeless community. We describe a pilot program, supported by local county public funds, and conducted by a local nonprofit social work agency, which was designed to provide intensive case management services to such a population. Outreach and case management activities resulted in linking clients to a broad range of entitlements and community services. Among those receiving outreach and case management services (n = 10), emergency services decreased by 58% in the year following referral compared to the year before (p <.03). Emergency services for the purpose of this study are defined as ambulance response and transport followed by emergency room admission and treatment. Those in a comparable control group (n = 8) showed no decrease in emergency service use. These results suggest that such community-based outreach programs can significantly improve patient outcome and provide substantial cost savings for local governments and hospitals. PMID:10867299

Witbeck, G; Hornfeld, S; Dalack, G W

2000-07-01

463

LabWrite: Transforming Lab Reports from Busy Work to Meaningful Learning Opportunities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lab reports are the dreaded assignments of the laboratory course. Students dislike them, because they can be tedious and time-consuming. Instructors dislike them, because they significantly increase the grading load. For this reason, lab reports are often omitted or replaced by alternatives such as responses to lab questions, fill-in-the-blank lab manual exercises, or lab quizzes. Despite its negative associations, the lab reports can help students learn how to write scientifically using an authentic scientific writing genre that allows them to formulate hypotheses, make inferences based on findings, and develop scientific arguments--cornerstones of scientific literacy. Students are also more apt to revisit the lab procedure and reflect on the experiment when writing lab reports. Reflecting on the lab in conjunction with putting the lab in their own words provides students a very effective tool for learning the science of the lab.

Wiebe, Eric; Carter, Michael; Ferzli, Miriam

2005-11-01

464

Scalar products of elementary distributions  

SciTech Connect

The Schroedinger equation with point interaction in one dimension is revisited in a simple framework where the ''singular'' potential is defined as a symmetric operator in a natural way. The main tool is a scalar product of the elementary distributions constructed after a commutative (and well-ordered) field extension of R followed by complexification. A contact with the hyper-real numbers that arise in nonstandard analysis is possible but not essential, our extensions of R and C being obtained by a quite elementary method.

Droz-Vincent, Philippe [LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Universite Paris Diderot, 5 Place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon (France)

2008-06-15

465

Franklin Elementary School Tutorial Enrichment Program in Elementary Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this booklet is to provide guidelines for community involvement in elementary school educational programs. Included are a list of objectives for volunteer programs; a statement of school board policy on volunteers in Muskogee, Oklahoma schools; a teacher request form for volunteer services; an information sheet for volunteers; a list of…

Harris, Alberta Farmer; Owens, LaVerne

466

Consumer Education for the Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Described is a course in consumer education for elementary school pupils. Topics discussed are skills for young consumers, classroom activities, selected resources in elementary consumer education, and guidelines for evaluating consumer education media. (Author/DB)|

Wyckoff, Dee; And Others

1977-01-01

467

Elementary and Middle School Science Improvement Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Alabama A and M University Elementary and Middle School Science Improvement Project (Project SIP) was instituted to improve the science knowledge of elementary and middle school teachers using the experimental or hands-on approach. Summer workshops we...

S. Y. Mcguire

1989-01-01

468

Wii Remote National Instrument Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a YouTube video clip showing a Wii Remote controlling a large table top robotic arm. The video clip talks about how National Instruments has created Virtual Instruments coding(VIs) via LabVIEW that you can download for free and duplicate what they have done in this video demonstration.

2009-07-03

469

Lab 2 - Introduction to VHDL  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lab activity from the Digital Logic Project, students design, test, and simulate a basic logic circuit using the Quartus II development software. The circuit created is a ripple-carry four-bit adder/subtractor using both behavioral and structural VHDL coding.

2012-07-10

470

Physical Therapist Assistant Fitness Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Colby Community College's (CCC) Fitness Lab was established to provide the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program with a learning laboratory in which students can practice classroom-acquired skills, while at the same time promoting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual well-being of CCC students and staff, and community members. A…

Backstrom, Kurt; And Others

471

Communication acoustics in Bell Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Communication aoustics has been a central theme in Bell Labs research since its inception. Telecommunication serves human information exchange. And, humans favor spoken language as a principal mode. The atmospheric medium typically provides the link between articulation and hearing. Creation, control and detection of sound, and the human's facility for generation and perception are basic ingredients of telecommunication. Electronics technology

J. L. Flanagan

2001-01-01

472

Research Perspectives at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

The plans for upgrading the CEBAF accelerator at Jefferson Lab to 12 GeV are presented. The research program supporting that upgrade is illustrated with a few selected examples. The instrumentation under design to carry out that research program is discussed.

Kees de Jager

2005-06-05

473

Hadronic Physics at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

I describe some of the lattice QCD work in support of the hadronic physics program at Jefferson Lab. In particular, there is a strong emphasis on the determination of the excited state hadron spectrum, as well as determining the spin content of nucleons and other hadrons.

Edwards, Robert

2008-05-01

474

A Simple, Successful Capacitor Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Capacitors are a fundamental component of modern electronics. They appear in myriad devices and in an enormous range of sizes. Although our students are taught the function and analysis of capacitors, few have the opportunity to use them in our labs.

Ennis, William

2011-05-01

475

Lab 3: Normal Climate Patterns  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students generate and explore a variety of graphs, charts and map images in order to better understand the concept of normal climate. Ideally, students should work in pairs on this lab. Consider assigning each student team to investigate the climate of a single region or state and then having all the teams share their results with the entire class.

476

History of Science - With Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe here an interdisciplinary lab science course for non-majors using the history of science as a curricular guide. Our experience with diverse instructors underscores the importance of the teachers and classroom dynamics, beyond the curriculum. Moreover, the institutional political context is central: are courses for non-majors valued and is support given to instructors to innovate? Two sample projects are

Douglas Allchin; Elizabeth Anthony; Jack Bristol; Alan Dean; David Hall; Carl Lieb

1999-01-01

477

Finding Win-Win Forms of Economic Development Outreach: Shared Priorities of Business Faculty and Community  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mission statements of many public (taxpayer-supported) colleges promise economic development outreach to local business communities. Unfortunately, faculty may be hard-pressed to devote time to outreach. The author looks for specific outreach activities that garner strong support from both faculty and business representatives. The author examines the case of four-year business schools. Survey data were collected from a sample of

Paul Bacdayan

2008-01-01

478

The South African Experience of Conservation and Social Forestry Outreach Nurseries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Outreach nurseries are favored conservation and social forestry tools globally, but, as with many integrated conservation\\u000a and development programs (ICDPs), they do not always produce anticipated results. A synopsis of the experience of South African\\u000a practitioners is provided in this study of 65 outreach nurseries. South African outreach nurseries frequently include financial\\u000a objectives, creating additional challenges in simultaneously attaining conservation

Jenny Botha; ED T. F. Witkowski; Jacklyn Cock

2006-01-01

479

Safer Science: Computer Safety in the Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Today, it is common to find desktops, laptops, netbooks, and specialized handheld devices in the science lab, and the internet is often used for research and collaboration between learners. The pervasive use of computer technology in high school labs toda

Roy, Ken

2010-11-01

480

Flexible HVAC System for Lab or Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses an effort to design a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system flexible enough to accommodate an easy conversion of classrooms to laboratories and dry labs to wet labs. The design's energy efficiency and operations and maintenance are examined. (GR)

Friedan, Jonathan

2001-01-01

481

Environment monitoring using LabVIEW.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A system has been developed for electronically recording and monitoring temperature, humidity, and other environmental variables at the Silicon Detector Facility located in Lab D. The data is collected by LabVIEW software, which runs in the background on ...

J. Hawtree

1995-01-01

482

Jefferson Lab Data Acquisition Run Control System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A general overview of the Jefferson Lab data acquisition run control system is presented. This run control system is designed to operate the configuration, control, and monitoring of all Jefferson Lab experiments. It controls data-taking activities by coo...

C. Timmer D. Abbott G. Heyes V. Gyurjyan

2005-01-01

483

Flexible HVAC System for Lab or Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses an effort to design a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system flexible enough to accommodate an easy conversion of classrooms to laboratories and dry labs to wet labs. The design's energy efficiency and operations and maintenance are examined. (GR)|

Friedan, Jonathan

2001-01-01

484

Why Discuss Sexuality in Elementary School?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It is important to discuss sexuality with elementary students. Elementary teachers can help children learn to share public space with people who are similar and different from themselves. This should include discussions of homosexual people. One reason to discuss sexuality in elementary schools is that it is already present in students' lives…

Bickmore, Kathy

485

GEOSCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS: A COURSE ASSESSMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Geosciences for Elementary Educators engages future elementary teachers in a hands-on investigation of topics aligned with the third and fifth grade Earth\\/Space Science and Scientific Inquiry benchmarks of the Oregon Content Standards. The course was designed to develop the content background of elementary teachers within the framework of the science described in the content standards, to provide an opportunity for

M. L. CUMMINGS; M. GOODRICH; D. BURMESTER

486

Elementary Science: Where Are We Now?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Elementary Science: Where are We Now?" is a review of Elementary Science Education from the 1960s to 1999. Curriculum moved from uniform programs in the 1960s based on two assumptions to a wide diversity of goals, philosophies, and types of materials in the 1970s. The two assumptions behind the elementary science curriculum programs of the 1960s…

Sandall, Barbara R.

2003-01-01

487

Developing an Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program for the Caltech Tectonics Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Caltech Tectonics Observatory (TO) is an interdisciplinary center, focused on geological processes occurring at the boundaries of Earth's tectonic plates. The timescales of these processes span from a few tens of seconds (the typical duration of an earthquake) to tens of millions of years (the time it takes to build mountains). Over the past four years, the TO has brought together 15 Caltech faculty from different fields, several visiting scientists from around the globe, and a few tens of graduate students and postdoctoral students, collaborating on scientific projects. A major objective of the TO now is to develop an Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program. Our goals are to (1) stimulate the interest of students and the general public in Earth Sciences, particularly in the study of tectonic processes, (2) inform and educate the general public about TO discoveries and advancements, and (3) make available the data and techniques developed by the TO for use in classrooms of all levels. To this effect, we have been developing our website for accessibility by the general public and writing educational web articles on TO research. A recent well-visited example is "The science behind the recent 2008 earthquake in China." We distribute animations that illustrate the mechanisms of earthquakes and tsunamis, and the various techniques used by TO scientists in their scientific investigations. The TO website also provides access to geodetic data collected by TO instruments and to the source models of recent large earthquakes as analyzed by TO scientists. The TO hosts tours of its facilities for local elementary school students and is working on developing education modules for high school and undergraduate classes. We are now working on a plan to offer short courses over the summer for undergraduate and graduate students in other institutions, in order to train them to analyze a variety of data and use techniques developed by TO scientists.

Kovalenko, L.; Nadin, E.; Avouac, J.

2008-12-01

488

Elementary Science Curriculum, Grade 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Stoneham Public Schools, MA.

489

PERFECT NUMBERS: AN ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

This serves as an elementary introduction to the history and the- ory surrounding even perfect numbers. One would be hard put to find a set of whole numbers with a more fascinating history and more elegant properties surrounded by greater depths of mystery—and more totally useless—than the perfect numbers. —Martin Gardner (2) The number 6 is unique in that 6

JOHN VOIGHT

490

Science of Energy. Elementary Version.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This unit of study for elementary students focuses on energy uses, energy sources, energy forms, and energy conversion. The unit is designed to take five 45-minute class sessions. In the first class session, the teacher conducts several energy conversion experiments. In subsequent sessions, students are divided into seven groups and each is…

National Energy Education Development Project, Reston, VA.

491

[Elementary Career Education Units: Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The guide is one of a series developed in a pilot project to integrate career education concepts with traditional subject matter and topics in elementary grades K-7 and in special education. Developed by teachers in the Radford, Virginia, schools, the units make use of resource-persons from outside the school, occupational information,…

Radford City Schools, VA.

492

Learning Electricity in Elementary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

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'

Ibtisam Azaiza; Varda Bar; Igal Galili

2006-01-01

493

Extending Arcs: An Elementary Proof  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a nite projective plane we consider two conguration conditions involving arcs in and show via combinatorial means that they are equivalent. When the conditions hold we are able to obtain embeddability results for arcs, all proofs being elementary. In particular, when = PG (2 ;q )w ithq even we provide short proofs of some well known embeddability results.

T. Alderson

2005-01-01

494

Life Science For Elementary Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science is taught at all grade levels, yet there exists a deficiency in the amount of emphasis placed on science training for elementary teachers. As a result, teachers often feel inadequate in their knowledge of scientific areas and in their ability to develop science process skills in their students. As a result in this lack of training, a need exists

Catherine Devine

1990-01-01

495

Spatial Representation of Elementary Algebra  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author's understanding of a concept is tightly connected to the way one represents that concept. Traditionally, mathematics is presented textually. As a consequence, novice errors in elementary algebra for example, are due as much to misunderstandings of the nature of tokens as they are to miscomprehensions of the mathematical ideas represented by the tokens. The author outlines a spatial

William Bricken

1992-01-01

496

Elementary Students' Metaphors for Democracy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Dundar, Hakan

2012-01-01

497

Elementary psychology for eighth graders?  

Microsoft Academic Search

An elementary psychology course was offered at Amherst Central High School in Snyder, New York in 1954. Teaching methods included lectures, discussions and oral reports. The major topics studied included heredity and environment, personality types, frustrations and how to deal with them, the psychology of advertising, extrasensory perception, telepathy, parent-child relations, boy-girl relations, and family problems and how to solve

Joseph B. Patti

1956-01-01

498

Elementary Excitations in Quantum Liquids.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses elementary excitations and their role in condensed matter physics, focusing on quantum plasma, helium liquids, and superconductors. Considers research primarily conducted in the 1950s and concludes with a brief survey of some closely related further developments. (Author/JN)|

Pines, David

1981-01-01

499

ELEMENTARY PRESERVICE TEACHER LEARNING LEVELS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study presented here is a part of ongoing research, in which 'situated knowledge' and 'cognitive apprenticeship' form the framework that allows us to deal with the knowledge and the learning process of pre-service elementary school teachers in our mathematics methods courses. On the basis of a learning levels previously identified, our aims are to validate these levels and to

Victoria Sánchez; Mercedes García; Isabel Escudero

500

Career Education for Elementary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Dianna, Michael A.