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Berkeley Lab 2nd Grader Outreach  

ScienceCinema

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

Scoggins, Jackie; Louie, Virginia

2013-05-29

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EIT ICT Labs Outreach Programme Dear participant,  

E-print Network

EIT ICT Labs Outreach Programme Invitation Dear participant, you have been identi ed by our scouts as a key person regarding ICT in your native country. Via our EIT ICT Labs Outreach Programme, we aim at connecting people like you from across Europe. You have thus received this invitation to visit two of EIT ICT

Savicky, Petr

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2014-01-01

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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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A Mental Health Outreach Program for Elementary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: Expanding linkages between mental health services and schools is one strategy to improve early access to help children with emerging mental health problems. However, there are few descriptions of such outreach efforts in Canada. This report describes one model used in Alberta, Canada. Method: Key aspects of the organization and operation of the Community Outreach in Pediatrics\\/Psychiatry and Education

John D. McLennan; Mark Reckord BA; Margaret Clarke

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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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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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 | Poster  

Cancer.gov

Working with elementary school students is rewarding to Gary Krauss, senior subcontracts specialist, Contracts and Acquisitions, because he can demonstrate that there are lots of career paths in science. Shown here with Myersville Elementary School fifth-graders, Krauss said, “I was never a science major and I let the kids know you don’t always have to work in a lab or wear a lab coat to contribute towards finding a cure for cancer.

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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  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2013-02-01

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

E-print Network

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

Bigelow, Stephen

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

E-print Network

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

Bigelow, Stephen

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 Americans emerge from the nations elementary and secondary schools with an inadequate grounding in science. In correlation with this problem, if adequate instructional interventions are implemented, then students may be better prepared when tested with the science Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The research question posited is: What are the effects of focused tutoring and science lab methodologies on science academic performance? The need for the study was based on poor student performance on TAKS and the limited knowledge of current administrators in the area of proven instructional strategies to help 5th grade student pass science TAKS. The rationale was that the use of focused tutoring and science lab methodologies might assist students in mastering objectives tested on the 5th grade Science TAKS test. The first assumption was that focused tutoring and science lab methodologies were being correctly implemented at the elementary level. A second assumption was that focused tutoring and science lab methodologies might positively impact 5th grade Science TAKS scores. The limitations of this study were the school geographic location, the content knowledge of the teachers, and the fact that science labs had only been in operation for three years at the time of the study.

Palomo, Annabelle

2009-11-01

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Science Outreach Science Outreach  

E-print Network

program. Volunteers can help your school with science fair projects and conducting science activitiesScience Outreach Science Outreach AT SFU'S FACULTY OF SCIENCE OUR PASSION IS SCIENCE EDUCATION At SFU's Faculty of Science our passion is science education #12;coming sooncoming soon The Trottier

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

E-print Network

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

Bigelow, Stephen

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Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns05/interns05.html[11/8/12 3:12:56 PM  

E-print Network

and Engineering Internships Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships(CISEI) Summer 2005 Research Lab - Elisabeth's Project Page - CISEI summer 2005 http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns For Teachers Education Contacts News Elisabeth's Project Page - CISEI summer 2005 Intern: Elisabeth Knoche

Bigelow, Stephen

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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.

2011-08-01

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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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The WALTA Outreach project at the University of Washington  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physicists in the experimental elementary particle and particle astrophysics groups at the Univeristy of Washington support an outreach project called WALTA, using support from the NSF/DOE Quarknet. We deal mostly with local high school physics teachers, providing them with hardware and software to implement air shower arrays, typically four counters in a 3-m square array. The electronics, provided by Quarknet, allows for coincidence experiments involving triggering and collecting data from any combination of counters, supporting study of muon decay as well as air shower detection. We provide a LabVIEW application that sets up configurations, controls the experiment, and provides some analysis. The teachers involve honors physics students in the setup and data collection. Data can be uploaded to QuarkNet or the UW for analysis. We have a few meetings per year for the students to come to the UW and give presentations on their experiences and conclusions.

Burnett, Toby

2009-05-01

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Educational Outreach at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 on the theme of magnetism. The Mr. Magnet Program, headed by Mr. Paul Thomas, has been bringing lively demonstrations on magnetism into local elementary and middle schools for 15 years. This year Mr. Magnet presented the program to nearly 30,000 students at over 67 schools and other events, reaching kindergartners through college freshmen. In addition to his program on magnetism, he is offering an interactive lecture about plasma to high schools. The "Traveling Plasma Lab" encourages students to learn more about plasma science while having fun investigating plasma properties using actual laboratory techniques and equipment. Beyond the classroom, Paul Thomas has provided technical training for Boston Museum of Science staff in preparation for the opening of a Star Wars exhibit. His hands-on demos have also been filmed by the History Channel for a one-hour program about Magnetism, which aired in June 2006.

Rivenberg, Paul; Thomas, Paul

2006-10-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

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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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Chromosome Disorder Outreach  

MedlinePLUS

... alone. Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit organization, founded, supported, and run by parents just ... alone. Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit organization, founded, supported, and run by parents just ...

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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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Squid Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online handbook features a downloadable PDF of pre-and post-visit activities for the Squid Lab, a traveling outreach program hosted by the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The hands-on activities and student sheets may be incorporated into any life science classroom. The Squid Lab begins with an overview of the cephalopods, with a particular emphasis on squid. The overall anatomy of the squid is also discussed to provide students with a preview of what they will see when the dissection begins. Students will learn about the adaptations, defense mechanisms, feeding habits, predators and reproductive strategies of squid. Step by step directions are given to guide the students through the dissection.

Baltimore, National A.

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Squid Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online handbook features a downloadable PDF of pre-and post-visit activities for the Squid Lab, a traveling outreach program hosted by the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The hands-on activities and student sheets may be incorporated into any life science classroom. The Squid Lab begins with an overview of the cephalopods, with a particular emphasis on squid. The overall anatomy of the squid is also discussed to provide students with a preview of what they will see when the dissection begins. Students will learn about the adaptations, defense mechanisms, feeding habits, predators and reproductive strategies of squid. Step by step directions are given to guide the students through the dissection.

2009-06-17

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

E-print Network

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

Bigelow, Stephen

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Team LunaCY Outreach Paper  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Heise, James; Hull, Bethanne J.

2012-01-01

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Educational Outreach at Wilson Laboratory  

E-print Network

, 2002 #12;Goals of Educational Outreach · Wilson Laboratory utilizes its Educational Outreach ProgramEducational Outreach at Wilson Laboratory Lora K. Hine Educational Outreach Coordinator March 6 · The Educational Outreach program recognizes the need to increase meaningful interactions between scientists

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CRCHD National Outreach Network (NON)  

Cancer.gov

NATIONAL OUTREACH NETWORK (NON) Overview The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) National Outreach Network is a multidisciplinary program that bridges NCI-supported outreach and community education efforts with cancer health disparities research and

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

E-print Network

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

Bigelow, Stephen

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

E-print Network

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

Bigelow, Stephen

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

E-print Network

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

Bigelow, Stephen

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Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns02.html[5/10/12 9:56:48 AM  

E-print Network

Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Anthony Cheetham Materials New open-framework metal carboxylates Jon Clements Chemical Engineering UCSB & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http

Bigelow, Stephen

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Outreach at Dakotafest 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

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

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The WALTA Outreach project at the University of Washington  

Microsoft Academic Search

Physicists in the experimental elementary particle and particle astrophysics groups at the Univeristy of Washington support an outreach project called WALTA, using support from the NSF\\/DOE Quarknet. We deal mostly with local high school physics teachers, providing them with hardware and software to implement air shower arrays, typically four counters in a 3-m square array. The electronics, provided by Quarknet,

Toby Burnett

2009-01-01

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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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Outreach on a shoestring  

SciTech Connect

The mission and programs of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) are undergoing penetrating reassessment, precipitated by many of the same downsizing challenges that face much of the nuclear industry today. The ANS, in keeping with its efforts to prepare for the 21st century, is planning staffing, departmental, and governance changes to meet the changing conditions. On the one hand, our membership tells us that public outreach is a priority. On the other hand, the shrinking national membership and decreased revenue have demanded severe belt-tightening in the Public Outreach Department, as it has throughout the Society`s operations. This paper describes public outreach on a limited budget.

Kerrick, S. [American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL (United States); Swenson, L. [Leon Swenson, Richland, WA (United States)

1995-12-31

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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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National Outreach Network (NON)  

Cancer.gov

NON is one of two multidisciplinary programs within the Integrated Networks Program (INP) that connects at-risk and underserved communities with NCI research, training, and outreach efforts. NON conducts outreach and research activities through trained community health educators (CHEs) located at NON’s partnering research sites. Each partnering research site has a CHE who works as a liaison with researchers, partners, and the community to address its needs and disseminate culturally tailored cancer information.

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Ulysses Education and Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Angrum, A.

1998-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

Bigelow, Stephen

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University Outreach & Engagement: Advancement Communication &  

E-print Network

University Outreach & Engagement: Advancement ­ Communication & Information Strategies Burton A of University Outreach & Engagement How We Are Organized ADVANCEMENT ­ COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION STRATEGIES and events ­ Marketing and public relations ­ Evaluation #12;Advancement ­ Communication and Information

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Maximum outreach. . . minimum budget  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many astronomical institutions have budgetary constraints that prevent them from spending large amounts on public outreach. This is especially true for smaller organizations, such as the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), where manpower and funding are at a premium. To maximize our impact, we employ unconventional and affordable outreach techniques that underscore our commitment to astronomy education and our local community. We participate in many unique community interactions, ranging from rodeo calf-dressing tournaments to art gallery exhibitions of CFHT images. Further, we have developed many creative methods to communicate complex astronomical concepts to both children and adults, including the use of a modified webcam to teach infrared astronomy and the production of online newsletter for parents, children, and educators. This presentation will discuss the outreach methods CFHT has found most effective in our local schools and our rural community.

Laychak, Mary Beth

2011-06-01

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Water Those Plants - Elementary School Lesson Plan  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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OutreachNOW 20 OutreachNOW 21OutreachNOW 20 Cloning plants -  

E-print Network

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

Virginia Tech

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Outreach and public service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Wilson, Harold J.

1990-01-01

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Outreach at Dakotafest 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

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

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Student Questioning Educational Outreach  

E-print Network

Student Questioning Educational Outreach Dr. Dan Steinberg Kimberly Carroll #12;What is PUMA? 19 of discussing why questioning is important, how research classes(like PUMA) differ from previous science classes the development of high school students questions(PUMA) using our own rubric Teach the students the importance

Petta, Jason

53

Thurston Energy Outreach Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Olympia, the Washington Energy Extension Service program is provided by the Olympic Renewable Resources Association's Energy Outreach Center. The Center has provided Thurston County residents with consistent and reliable information on energy conservation and renewable resources since 1980. During those four years, a seasonal pattern of activities has developed which reflects strong shifts in class attendance and inquiries by

P. Pierce; M. Young

1984-01-01

54

Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns05.html[5/10/12 9:35:20 AM  

E-print Network

Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http with silica Alex McCloskey Mechanical Engineering UCSB Mike Pontin Robert McMeeking Materials Loaded sandwich structures: Material testing and shear off study Jonathan Nguyen Mechanical Engineering California State

Bigelow, Stephen

55

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

56

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

57

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

58

Space physics educational outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Copeland, Richard A.

1995-01-01

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From Computer Lab to Technology Class.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sherwood, Sandra

1999-01-01

60

The Rural Outreach Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Rural Outreach Project was designed to increase the diversity of NASA's workforce by: 1) Conducting educational research designed to investigate the most effective strategies for expanding innovative, NASA-sponsored pre-college programs into rural areas; 2) Field-testing identified rural intervention strategies; 3) Implementing expanded NASA educational programs to include 300 rural students who are disabled, female and/or minority; and 4) Disseminating project strategies. The Project was a partnership that included NASA Langley Research Center's Office of Education, Norfolk State University, Cooperative Hampton Roads Organizations for Minorities in Engineering (CHROME) and Paul D. Camp Community College. There were four goals and activities identified for this project; 1) Ascertain effective strategies for expanding successful NASA-sponsored urban-based, pre-college programs into rural settings; 2) Field test identified rural intervention strategies; 3) Publish or disseminate two reports, concerning project research and activities at a national conference; 4) Provide educational outreach to 300, previously underserved, rural students who are disabled, female and /or minority.

Coleman, Clarence D.

2000-01-01

61

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 an interactive strategy to engage elementary school children. Included in this year's presentation will be a new and improved C-MOD Jr, a confinement video game which helps students to discover how computers manipulate magnetic pulses to keep a plasma confined for as long as possible. Also on display will be an educational toy created by the Cambridge Physics Outlet, a PFC spin-off company. The PFC maintains a Home Page on the World Wide Web, which can be reached at http://cmod2.pfc.mit.edu/.

Censabella, V.

1996-11-01

62

Robotics Outreach Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

RoboFesta is "a worldwide educational movement that focuses on bringing science and technology to a general audience through widespread public participation in a range of robot competitions." This website provides links and information on the Open University Robotics Outreach Group, which began as a multidisciplinary research group that promoted RoboFesta. Members have posted various resources for students and teachers involved in the project, including a discussion of using the Lego RCX brick and their On-Brick Programmer using leJOS (Java for the RCX) that allows users to write simple, linear programs for the RCX Brick without the need for a PC. Related activities and worksheets are also posted and free to download as part of the Teacher Resource Packs being developed to support the RoboCup Junior robot soccer competition. Other projects such as the Robot Fashion Show and Dinomech, 'Robot' Dinosaurs workshop, are also described.

63

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

64

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.

65

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

66

Outreach and Astronomy-Education Activities of the University of Arizona Astronomy Club  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The University of Arizona Astronomy Club provides unique outreach experiences for all ages. Our undergraduates work together to volunteer their time for various types of outreach events. This club uses several techniques to execute astronomy education such as hands-on 3D models, exciting demonstrations of scientific phenomena, and multiple small telescopes for both solar and night-time viewing. The students bring the models and telescopes to locations both on and off campus; from dark sky locations in the desert southwest to elementary schools, our undergraduates are willing to teach astronomy just about anywhere.

McGraw, Allison M.; Hardegree-Ullman, K.; Walker-LaFollette, A.; Towner, A. P.

2014-01-01

67

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Scope and method of study. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of vicarious experiences (preservice teacher field experiences) on perceived preservice science teacher efficacy and perceived preservice teacher efficacy. The participants for the study were 46 preservice elementary education students who were enrolled in CIED 3430 (Early Lab and Clinical Experience in Elementary Education II) at

Ronald Robert Wagler

2007-01-01

68

NOVA Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

69

Elementary metallography  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Materials and Processes 1 (MET 141) is offered to freshmen by the Mechanical Engineering Department at Purdue University. The goal of MET 141 is to broaden the technical background of students who have not had any college science courses. Hence, applied physics, chemistry, and mathematics are included and quantitative problem solving is involved. In the elementary metallography experiment of this course, the objectives are: (1) introduce the vocabulary and establish outlook; (2) make qualitative observations and quantitative measurements; (3) demonstrate the proper use of equipment; and (4) review basic mathematics and science.

Kazem, Sayyed M.

1992-01-01

70

Spooky Science Series. The MagLab holds a Halloween-themed event each year in October. The Spooky Science  

E-print Network

Spooky Science Series. The MagLab holds a Halloween- themed event each year in October. The Spooky Science event brings families to the lab for hands-on activities and laboratory tours, planned by the MagLab staff scientists and graduate students to science education and outreach. . · The 2014 event had over

Weston, Ken

71

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

72

Recovering Outreach: Concepts, Issues and Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents results of a study in the United Kingdom to explore different understandings of outreach, its role in widening participation among people underrepresented in organized education, implications of doing outreach, and practical and ethical considerations involved. Chapter 1 addresses origins and meanings of outreach, including…

McGivney, Veronica

73

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

74

Coquina Elementary students enjoy gift of computers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1999-01-01

75

Audubon Elementary students enjoy gift of computers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1999-01-01

76

Coquina Elementary students enjoy gift of computers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1999-01-01

77

Coquina Elementary students enjoy gift of computers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1999-01-01

78

Coquina Elementary students enjoy gift of computers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1999-01-01

79

Elementary Bingo  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Elementary Bingo is a simple Web page that creates Bingo cards for a classroom or social event activity associated with review and/or learning of the names and symbols of the elements. The essential element of the site is that every time the page is reloaded or printed, a unique set of Bingo cards is produced. As in ordinary Bingo, players receive Bingo cards that have chemical symbols. An announcer picks elements out of a hat (or beaker) and announces a chemical name. Players place markers on the symbol for that element if they have it on their card. Once a player has five across, five down, or five diagonally, they announce, "Bingo!" Their card is checked to see if, indeed, they do have the announced elements present.

80

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

81

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.

82

NAI Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NAI's Education and Public Outreach Office is committed to building a strong partnership with each member institute to develop a comprehensive interest in educating the public and global community on the activities of the institute and the field of Astrobiology.

Grymes, Rose; Tsairides, Catherine

2000-01-01

83

Centennial of Flight Educational Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Centennial of Flight Education Outreach project worked with community partners to disseminate NASA Education materials and the Centennial of Flight CD-ROM as a vehicle to increase national awareness of NASA's Aerospace Education products, services and programs. The Azimuth Education Foundation and the Ninety Nines, an International Women Pilots Association, Inc. were chartered to conduct education outreach to the formal and informal educational community. The Dryden Education Office supported the development of a training and information distribution program that established a national group of prepared Centennial of Flight Ambassadors, with a mission of community education outreach. These Ambassadors are members of the Ninety Nines and through the Azimuth Foundation, they assisted the AECC on the national level to promote and disseminate Centennial of Flight and other educational products. Our objectives were to explore partnership outreach growth opportunities with consortium efforts between organizations. This project directly responded to the highlights of NASA s Implementation Plan for Education. It was structured to network, involve the community, and provide a solid link to active educators and current students with NASA education information. Licensed female pilots who live and work in local communities across the nation carried the link. This partnership has been extremely gratifying to all of those Ninety-Nines involved, and they eagerly look forward to further work opportunities.

McCarthy, Marianne (Technical Monitor); Miller, Susan (Technical Monitor); Vanderpool, Celia

2003-01-01

84

Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2005-01-01

85

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

86

Mote Marine Lab College Intern Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Internships are available at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level in Mote's Centers for marine mammal and sea turtle research, shark research, coastal and tropical ecology, fisheries enhancement and aquaculture, and eco-toxicology. Describes project research focus, applicant requirements, intern duties. Depending on project, tasks range from field to lab work, equipment maintenance, sample sorting, data collection and entry, education outreach, animal care. No stipend or lodging allowance, but scholarship opportunity exists; download application and follow submission instructions.

2010-12-17

87

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.

88

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.

89

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

90

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

91

Satellite Power System (SPS) public outreach experiment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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) gain experience with an outreach process for use in future public involvement. The response to the outreach effort was positive, suggesting that the effort extended by the SPS project division to encourage an information exchange with the public was well received. The responses were analyzed and from them some questions and answers about the satellite power system are presented.

Mcneal, S. R.

1980-01-01

92

24 CFR 92.351 - Affirmative marketing; minority outreach program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Affirmative marketing; minority outreach program. 92.351 Section... § 92.351 Affirmative marketing; minority outreach program. (a) Affirmative...and (b) of this section. (b) Minority outreach. A participating...

2010-04-01

93

24 CFR 92.351 - Affirmative marketing; minority outreach program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Affirmative marketing; minority outreach program. 92.351 Section... § 92.351 Affirmative marketing; minority outreach program. (a) Affirmative...and (b) of this section. (b) Minority outreach. A participating...

2011-04-01

94

Electrolysis Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab exercise allows students to produce hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis. Students will learn more about the process of electrolysis and how different materials and additives can impact the process. Several questions will get the activity started and help students review what they already know about electrolysis. A step by step procedure is included for the in-class lab. This document may be downloaded in Microsoft Word file format.

2012-10-08

95

Design Lab. USMES "How To" Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major emphasis in all Unified Sciences and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES) units is on open-ended, long-range investigations of real problems. Since children often design and build things in USMES, 26 "Design Lab" cards provide information on the safe use and simple maintenance of tools. Each card has a large photograph of the tool…

Donahoe, Charles; And Others

96

The Hidden Costs of Wireless Computer Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Daly, Una

2005-01-01

97

Visualization of geomagnetic field for education and outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hatakeyama, T.

2010-12-01

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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

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Elementary Mathematics Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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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

101

Financial Aid Offices: Counseling and Outreach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Financial aid counseling and outreach programs at the University of California, Davis, are described. Counseling services include: an intake interviewer, student interns, a hot-line program, and drop-in counseling. Workshops, a newsletter, and summer residential programs for low-income and minority groups are among the outreach services. (JMD)

Johnson, Ronald W.; Frambs, Geraldyne

1979-01-01

102

Flow Visualization for K-12 Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jean Hertzberg

2006-01-01

103

Science Outreach in South Africa December 2009  

E-print Network

Science Outreach in South Africa December 2009 #12;Funding for this Project'cs and Science Teaching Staff: Raffie Van Wyk , Cosmos Tambara, Andrew Fair Par4 science outreach program is about hands-on, fun ac'vi'es that encourage learning

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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Progress Report on CSU Outreach Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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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

106

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

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Overview of the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program of 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 (http://www.tectonics.caltech.edu). Over the past year, the TO has made a major effort 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 science in the context of TO discoveries and advancements, and (3) provide opportunities for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to do outreach in the local K-12 schools. We have hosted local high school students and teachers to provide them with research experience (as part of Caltech’s “Summer Research Connection”); participated in teacher training workshops (organized by the local school district); hosted tours for local elementary school students; and brought hands-on activities into local elementary and middle school classrooms, science clubs, and science nights. We have also led local school students and teachers on geology field trips through nearby parks. In addition, we have developed education modules for undergraduate classes (as part of MARGINS program), and have written educational web articles on TO research (http://www.tectonics.caltech.edu/outreach). The presentation will give an overview of these activities and their impact on our educational program.

Kovalenko, L.; Jain, K.; Maloney, J.

2009-12-01

108

The League of Astronomers: Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The University of Washington League of Astronomers (LOA) is an organization comprised of University of Washington (UW) undergraduate students. Our main goal is to share our interest in astronomy with the UW community and with the general public. The LOA hosts star parties on the UW campus and collaborates with the Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) on larger Seattle-area star parties. At the star parties, we strive to teach our local community about what they can view in our night sky. LOA members share knowledge of how to locate constellations and use a star wheel. The relationship the LOA has with members of SAS increases both the number of events and people we are able to reach. Since the cloudy skies of the Northwest prevent winter star parties, we therefore focus our outreach on the UW Mobile Planetarium, an inflatable dome system utilizing Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT) software. The mobile planetarium brings astronomy into the classrooms of schools unable to travel to the UW on-campus planetarium. Members of the LOA volunteer their time towards this project and we make up the majority of the Mobile Planetarium volunteers. Our outreach efforts allow us to connect with the community and enhance our own knowledge of astronomy.

Paat, Anthony; Brandel, A.; Schmitz, D.; Sharma, R.; Thomas, N. H.; Trujillo, J.; Laws, C. S.; Astronomers, League of

2014-01-01

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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.

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Education and Outreach in the Life Sciences: Qualitative Analysis Report  

SciTech Connect

The DOE's National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) asked Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to consider the role of individual scientists in upholding safety and security. The views of scientists were identified as being a critical component of this policy process. Therefore, scientists, managers, and representatives of Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) at the national labs were invited to participate in a brief survey and a set of focus groups. In addition, three focus groups were conducted with scientists, managers, and IBC representatives to discuss some of the questions related to education, outreach, and codes of conduct in further detail and gather additional input on biosecurity and dual-use awareness at the laboratories. The overall purpose of this process was to identify concerns related to these topics and to gather suggestions for creating an environment where both the scientific enterprise and national security are enhanced.

Burbank, Roberta L.; John, Lisa; Mahy, Heidi A.; Rose, Shyanika W.; Weller, Richard E.; Nelson-Wally, Anjanette

2008-10-01

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Pan-Pacific Basin Microgravity Workshop, Outreach session  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

John Henson (grade 12) and Suzi Bryce (grade 10) conducted the drop from DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, conduct a drop with NASA's Microgravity Demonstrator. A camera and a TV/VCR unit let students play back recordings of how different physical devices behave differently during freefall as compared to 1-g. The activity was part of the education outreach segment of the Pan-Pacific Basin Workshop on Microgravity Sciences held in Pasadena, California. The event originated at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The DuPont Manual students patched in to the event through the distance learning lab at the Louisville Science Center. This image is from a digital still camera; higher resolution is not available.

2001-01-01

112

Pan-Pacific Basin Microgravity Workshop, Outreach session  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

John Henson (grade 12) and Suzi Bryce (grade 10) from DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, conduct a drop with NASA's Microgravity Demonstrator. A camera and a TV/VCR unit let students play back recordings of how different physical devices behave differently during freefall as compared to 1-g. The activity was part of the education outreach segment of the Pan-Pacific Basin Workshop on Microgravity Sciences held in Pasadena, California. The event originated at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The DuPont Manual students patched in to the event through the distance learning lab at the Louisville Science Center. This image is from a digital still camera; higher resolution is not available.

2001-01-01

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Lab Contact: After Hours Phone  

E-print Network

Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Emergency Response Personnel must be able to contact a knowledgeable party for information about the lab. Lab Contacts Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Lab Contact

Shull, Kenneth R.

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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

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Echolocation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lab students experience how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects with out using their sense of sight. A blindfold removes students sight and a stream of water replaces the sound waves. Students observe the effect of changing distance on echolocation.

BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:2.1 FN:Donald Mills N:Mills;Donald ORG:Cumberland Regional High School REV:2005-04-09 END:VCARD

1995-06-30

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TOYOTA ENVIRO OUTREACH 2013 Prepared by Chrizelle Beukes  

E-print Network

TOYOTA ENVIRO OUTREACH 2013 Prepared by Chrizelle Beukes Between 2 and 14 April 2013, Mashudu Nxumalo and I joined the scientific team of the Toyota Enviro Outreach 2013. This outreach initiative, the National Department of Environment and Nature Conservation and CapeNature. The Toyota Enviro Outreach

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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

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The Physics Van Outreach Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1969-12-31

119

Evaluation Framework for NASA's Educational Outreach Programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.The outcome of this work is to propose both methods and criteria for evaluation, which would enable NASA to do a more analytic evaluation of its outreach efforts. The proposed framework is based on IRL's ethnographic and video-based observational methods, which allow us to analyze how these sites are actually used.

Berg, Rick; Booker, Angela; Linde, Charlotte; Preston, Connie

1999-01-01

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NASA New England Outreach Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2002-01-01

121

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

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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

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Cambridge Elementary students enjoy gift of computers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1999-01-01

124

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.

125

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

126

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.

127

Biodiesel Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this biodiesel production lab overview. The materials include a general introduction to biodiesel fuels, as well as explanations of free fatty acid & acid value titration, "homebrew" oil titration and residual catalyst & soap titration.Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

McMahan, Andrew

128

Chromatography Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

GK-12 Program,

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Mississippi Valley State University educational outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2009-01-01

130

Creating Systems to Support Outreach Scholarship  

E-print Network

Systems Systems General Environment Industry Structure Design Components Culture Organization organization members · Measurement systems ­ Methods of gathering, assessing, and disseminating informationCreating Systems to Support Outreach Scholarship Patricia Book, Kent State University Hiram

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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

132

Geoscience outreach in Africa, 2007-2013  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geoscience outreach is an important communication tool for geoscientists to approach politicians, decision makers, and the general public. This tool is used to inform them about the added values of the geosciences for the national economy and to cope with environmental challenges. Moreover, geoscience outreach aims to excite (in particular young) people to be interested in the Earth sciences. There is a growing gap between demand for and supply of geo-experts. Main target of the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE 2007-2009) was to help close this gap by informing students to follow a professional career in the geosciences. The successful IYPE outreach programme was predominantly implemented at a grass root level through the 80 national and regional IYPE Committees, 14 of which in Africa. Reports are given on the geoscience outreach activities conducted under the IYPE, in these African nations during the period 2007-2009. Upon closure of the IYPE, the Earth Science Matters Foundation was established to continue implementing the outreach objectives of the IYPE. Reports from five African nations show that geoscience outreach activities have continued after 2009. Main challenges reported are lack of funding, lack of priority, and lack of qualified personnel. Finally, some possible recommendations to cope with such challenges are suggested.

De Mulder, Eduardo F. J.; Eder, Wolfgang; Mogessie, Aberra; Ahmed, Enas A. E.; Da Costa, Pauline Y. D.; Yabi, Ibouraďma; Mathu, Eliud; Muhongo, Sospeter; Cloetingh, Sierd A. P. L.

2014-11-01

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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

134

Departmentalize Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In elementary schools today, most students receive their education in a single classroom from one teacher who is responsible for teaching language arts, social studies, math, and science. The self-contained classroom organization is predicated on the assumption that an elementary school teacher is a Jack (or Jill)-of-all-trades who is equally…

Chan, Tak Cheung; Jarman, Delbert

2004-01-01

135

Inverses and Elementary Matrices  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Smith, David

136

Outside Learning: It's Elementary  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Outlaw, Mary E.; Bell, Steven H.

2001-10-01

137

Physics for Elementary Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Physics for Elementary Teachers (PET) is a new one- semester curriculum for inservice teachers. The learning goals include improving teacher knowledge of physics, understanding of the nature of science, and awareness of their learning. Content is consistent with elementary school curriculum and is organized around central themes of interactions, energy, forces and explanations. The goals are accomplished using guided inquiry

Michael Svec

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Our Magnetic Sun Outreach Toolkit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a collection of outreach resources about the Sun that are meant to be used in informal education settings. This toolkit was originally designed for NASA Night Sky Network member clubs and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Astronomy from the Ground Up network of museum and science center educators. The toolkit includes background information about the Sun, magnetic fields of the Earth and Sun, and space weather, activity suggestions, and detailed activity scripts. The themes of this toolkit address both the constant nature of the Sun as a reliable source of energy and the dynamic nature of the Sun due to its changing magnetic fields. The activities and related materials in this collection include The Sun in a Different Light - Observing the Sun, Explore the Sun cards, Magnetic Connection, the Space Weather PowerPoint, Protection from Ultraviolet, and Where Does the Energy Come From cards. These activities can be done separately or as a group as part of an informal education event. Institutions that are not part of the Night Sky Network will need to acquire the various materials required for each activity.

139

LabWrite  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LabWrite is a website students can use to write better lab reports, which helps students learn to think scientifically. The main structure of the site is chronological, guiding students through the full lab experience: PreLab is a set of questions that initiates scientific inquiry; InLab helps students collect, organize, and analyze data during the lab; PostLab offers a step-by-step guide to writing the report; and LabCheck helps students revise their reports before handing them in. In addition to the standard hypothetical lab, LabWrite also provides full support for descriptive labs and labs that students design for themselves. LabWrite also includes an extensive set of resources, such as an Excel tutorial and guides for creating tables and graphs, which students can use on their own or teachers can use for in-class instruction. The website contains a guide for teachers.

Carter, Michael; Wiebe, Eric; Ferzli, Miriam

2005-09-15

140

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Education Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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.

142

The Lab Area Approach of District Institutes of Education and Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

India has established district institutes of education and training (DIETs) to improve the quality of elementary education. These institutions use of the Lab Area approach, which focuses on innovative ideas and experiments related to elementary education and teacher development. Studies show that this approach has a positive impact. This paper…

Yadav, Satish K.

2002-01-01

143

International Scholars & Information Literacy Skills: Instruction and Outreach  

E-print Network

of them. This poster will discuss the outreach and information literacy instruction that is presented to these scholars. The challenges, experiences, and outcomes of both programs will be laid out along with the steps for developing an outreach initiative...

Ghouse, Nikhat J.

2011-06-26

144

Request for Proposals in Organic & Sustainability Systems Research, Teaching & Outreach  

E-print Network

Request for Proposals in Organic & Sustainability Systems Research, Teaching & Outreach Proposal, teaching and extension/outreach projects involving organics and sustainability in farm and food systems and expand organic and sustainability systems knowledge and information through educator enrichment within

Pawlowski, Wojtek

145

25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-04-01

146

25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true 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...

2012-04-01

147

25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-04-01

148

25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 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...

2014-04-01

149

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.

150

Library outreach: addressing Utah's "Digital Divide".  

PubMed

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. PMID:11055305

McCloskey, K M

2000-10-01

151

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

152

Outreach to Scientists and Engineers at the Hanford Technical Library  

SciTech Connect

Staff at the Hanford Technical Library has developed a suite of programs designed to help busy researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) make better use of library products and services. Programs include formal training classes, one-on-one consultations, and targeted email messages announcing new materials to researchers in specific fields. A staple of outreach has been to teach classes to library clients covering research tools in their fields. These classes started out in the library classroom and then expanded to other venues around PNNL. Class surveys indicated that many researchers desired a practical approach to learning rather than the traditional lecture format. The library instituted “Library Learning Day” and hosted classes in the PNNL computer training room to provide lab employees with a hands-on learning experience. Classes are generally offered at noon and lab staff attends classes on their lunch hour. Many just do not have time to spend a full hour in training. Library staff added some experimental half-hour mini classes in campus buildings geared to the projects and interests of researchers there to see if this format was more appealing. As other programs have developed librarians are teaching fewer classes but average attendance figures has remained fairly stable from 2005-2007. In summer of 2004 the library began the Traveling Librarian program. Librarians call-on groups and individuals in 24 buildings on the Richland Washington campus. Five full-time and two part-time librarians are involved in the program. Librarians usually send out email announcements prior to visits and encourage scientists and engineers to make appointments for a brief 15 minute consultation in the researcher’s own office. During the meeting lab staff learn about products or product features that can help them work more productively. Librarians also make cold calls to staff that do not request a consultation and may not be making full use of the library. Scientists and engineers who require longer sessions can arrange half-hour training appointments in the researcher’s own office or at the library. Since the program was implemented staff made 165 visits to 1249 laboratory staff including some repeat consultation requests. New acquisitions lists are sent to individuals and groups that would be interested in recent journal, database, and books purchases. These lists are topic specific and targeted to groups and individuals with an interest in the field. For example newly acquired engineering resources are targeted at engineering groups. The new acquisitions list for engineering began mid year in 2005. An analysis of circulation statistics for engineering books in fiscal year 2005, 2006, and 2007 show that circulation increased each year with 2007 circulation nearly double that of 2005. This took place when overall circulation rose in FY06 but fell slightly in FY07. Outreach strategies tailored and individualized can be effective. Offering multiple outreach options offers researchers different ways to interact with library staff and services.

Buxton, Karen A.

2008-06-17

153

Elementary Science This Month  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Elementary Science This Month is a free online Magazine for elementary aged students and the teachers who teach them. It features science activities with easily obtainable materials, profiles of eminent scientists and a featured animal of the month. Also a map and description of the months night sky. It is updated on the 25th of each month. ESTM for October is ready and online. It features a new, more streamlined format.

1996-01-01

154

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, one…

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

2012-01-01

155

Graduate Students Unite! Building an Outreach Program From Scratch  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. Reif; A. Labonte

2005-01-01

156

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.

157

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

158

The Lowell Observatory Navajo-Hopi Astronomy Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-08-01

159

Outreach Education Modules on Space Sciences in Taiwan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-04-01

160

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

161

LAPTAG-A Physics Outreach Program at UCLA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

LAPTAG was founded in 1993 during a meeting sponsored by the APS, which encouraged high schools and Universities to form alliances. There are currently about twenty high schools, several community colleges and two Universities (UCLA and USC) involved. At first LAPTAG organized tours of laboratories at UCLA, USC, JPL, General Atomics and the Mt. Wilson Observatory and had meetings in which issues on curricula were discussed. It became obvious after awhile that in order for the group to last that projects were necessary. An early project involved having the high school faculty and students create Websites for most of the schools. This was before most the schools could afford Internet connections and Web authoring tools did not exist. Then with funding from the UC Office of the President, a seismology project was initiated and ten schools received seismometers. There were lectures by geologists and staff members of the Southern California Earthquake center; results were reported on the Web. In the spring of 1999 LAPTAG gave seven posters at the Condensed Matter APS meeting in Los Angeles. A web based astronomy course was created and high school students controlled the Mount Wilson telescope remotely and studied a variable star. Our latest project, funded by the Department of Energy resulted in the construction of a plasma lab dedicated to LAPTAG. The lab has equipment that is used by practicing plasma physicists (tone-burst generators, digital scopes, digital data acquisition and computerized probe drives) as well as software (LabView, PVwave). The high school students and teachers built the machine and all the associated diagnostics. Examples of the experiments will be given, however it is not a cookbook lab. As new experiments are introduced the same difficulties we all face must be overcome; the students take part in this. In the November 2001 APS-DPP meeting in Long Beach, CA the high school students presented five posters on the plasma device and wave experiments. The LAPD laboratory is now a National User Facility and LAPTAG is a key component of its outreach program.

Gekelman, Walter

2003-04-01

162

Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smallwood, Carol, Ed.

2010-01-01

163

Resources for the Street Outreach Program Grantees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper suggests that research has shown that street youth are running from homes characterized by domestic violence, parental drug and alcohol abuse, or child abuse or neglect. This packet describes federal support for helping runaway and homeless youth and reviews implementation of the "Street Outreach Program" and best practices. Resources…

Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.

164

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. PMID:18463727

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

165

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

166

Wind Energy Stakeholder Outreach and Education  

SciTech Connect

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 Lamar, Colorado’s 162MW wind project and developed a highly regarded 'wind supply chain' report and outreach presentation. BL&A’s efforts were then replicated to characterize similar supply chain presentations in New Mexico and Illinois. Note that during the period of this contract, the recipient met with members of the DOE Wind Program a number of times to obtain specific guidance on tasks that needed to be pursued on behalf of this grant. Thus, as the project developed over the course of 5 years, the recipient varied the tasks and emphasis on tasks to comply with the on-going and continuously developing requirements of the Wind Powering America Program. This report provides only a brief summary of activities to illustrate the recipient's work for advancing wind energy education and outreach from 2001 through the end of the contract period in 2006. It provides examples of how the recipient and DOE leveraged the available funding to provide educational and outreach work to a wide range of stakeholder communities.

Bob Lawrence; Craig Cox; Jodi Hamrick; DOE Contact - Keith Bennett

2006-07-27

167

Outreach and Adaptive Strategies for Climate Change  

E-print Network

Outreach and Adaptive Strategies for Climate Change: The Role of NOAA Sea Grant Extension years and generations about how to adapt to a changing climate. Effective preparation for possible effects of climate change includes engagement of resource managers, planners, public works officials

168

20 CFR 653.107 - Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...seek, through merit system procedures, qualified...currently available in the JS system; (iii) Information on the JS complaint system and other organizations...Outreach workers shall make follow-up contacts as are necessary...Management and Budget under control number...

2014-04-01

169

20 CFR 653.107 - Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...seek, through merit system procedures, qualified...currently available in the JS system; (iii) Information on the JS complaint system and other organizations...Outreach workers shall make follow-up contacts as are necessary...Management and Budget under control number...

2012-04-01

170

20 CFR 653.107 - Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...seek, through merit system procedures, qualified...currently available in the JS system; (iii) Information on the JS complaint system and other organizations...Outreach workers shall make follow-up contacts as are necessary...Management and Budget under control number...

2013-04-01

171

20 CFR 653.107 - Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...seek, through merit system procedures, qualified...currently available in the JS system; (iii) Information on the JS complaint system and other organizations...Outreach workers shall make follow-up contacts as are necessary...Management and Budget under control number...

2011-04-01

172

Community outreach: rural mobile health unit.  

PubMed

With the increased emphasis on cost containment, hospital administrators are investigating community outreach projects to remain economically viable. The authors describe the planning and implementation of a mobile health unit for rural elderly residents. This project represents an alternative model of healthcare delivery in a rural area with limited resources and healthcare providers. PMID:8968323

Alexy, B B; Elnitsky, C A

1996-12-01

173

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...

174

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

175

Development of K-12 Engineering Outreach Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Six modules were created that can be used in K-12 classes to introduce students to what engineers can do at NASA.The purpose of this project was to create outreach materials for the classroom. To make it appealing to students, many color NASA photographs are used to illustrate NASA applications.Student experiments are described that can be performed to illustrate topics.

Jordan, William

2003-01-01

176

The Flexible Learning Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary school libraries are not often thought of as suitable spaces for learning commons because most elementary school libraries operate on a fixed schedule, allowing only one class at a time to use the space. Elementary school libraries are too often the drop-off location for a specific class during the classroom teacher's planning…

Cartier, Leslie C.

2014-01-01

177

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

178

Conducting Peer Outreach to Migrants: Outcomes for Drug Treatment Patients  

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

179

Mississippi State Physics Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site contains a collection of labs for lower division college physics courses. The labs cover a variety of topics, including Newtonian mechanics, circuits, thermodynamics, waves, optics, and modern physics. Each lab includes a brief theoretical explanation of the concepts involved, a description of the equipment and procedures, and questions for the students. The labs are sorted by course and presented in the sequence used in the class. Some labs are used in multiple courses.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2007-10-10

180

IYA Outreach Plans for Appalachian State University's Observatories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Appalachian State University will provide a variety of observing opportunities for the public during the International Year of Astronomy. These will be focused at both the campus GoTo Telescope Facility used by Introductory Astronomy students and the research facilities at our Dark Sky Observatory. The campus facility is composed of a rooftop deck with a roll-off roof housing fifteen Celestron C11 telescopes. During astronomy lab class meetings these telescopes are used either in situ or remotely by computer control from the adjacent classroom. For the IYA we will host the public for regular observing sessions at these telescopes. The research facility features a 32-inch DFM Engineering telescope with its dome attached to the Cline Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is still under construction and we anticipate its completion for a spring opening during IYA. The CVC will provide areas for educational outreach displays and a view of the telescope control room. Visitors will view celestial objects directly at the eyepiece. We are grateful for the support of the National Science Foundation, through grant number DUE-0536287, which provided instrumentation for the GoTO facility, and to J. Donald Cline for support of the Visitor Center.

Caton, Daniel B.; Pollock, J. T.; Saken, J. M.

2009-01-01

181

A Scientific Approach to Doing Science Outreach Programs?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Scensational Science Scircus at Western Illinois University is an outreach program in the physical sciences for K-12 students. We have developed a demonstration show, traveling laboratory experiments, and a lab equipment lending program. A novel element to our demonstration show is that we have had students fill out surveys on their attitudes towards science and scientists both prior to and after the shows. We will present data on the general level of interest in and awareness of science among K-12 students in rural West Central Illinois, and also quantify in some degree the impact these demonstration shows have had on student attitudes towards science. The second part of our program is a traveling laboratory exercise that emphasizes hands-on laboratory experiences for the sake of building up students’ science vocabulary. Students work in small teams with state-of-the-art equipment at stations set up around their classroom. Student retention of the relevant vocabulary and/or concepts is tested with short matching exercises. We will present the details of our approach and test results for a number of the experiments conducted in the field.

Pichla, Laurie; Rabchuk, James

2002-04-01

182

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

183

Dawn Mission Education and Public Outreach: Science as Human Endeavor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

184

PLATO Elementary Reading Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The PLATO Elementary Reading Curriculum (PERC), a computer based instructional program, is presented in this report. The aims of the PERC staff were to: (1) build a complete computer based reading curriculum designed to bring students from illiteracy to literacy; (2) design into the curriculum structure the possibility for use in a wide range of…

Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.

185

Elementary School Mathematics Priorities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article first describes some of the basic skills and knowledge that a solid elementary school mathematics foundation requires. It then elaborates on several points germane to these practices. These are then followed with a discussion and conclude with final comments and suggestions for future research. The article sets out the five…

Wilson, W. Stephen

2009-01-01

186

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

187

Elementary particle interactions  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1990-10-01

188

Elementary Classroom Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to understand how elementary classroom Web sites support children's literacy. From a sociocultural perspective of literacy and a transformative stance toward the integration of literacy and technology, and building on explorations of new literacies, I discuss opportunities provided by the Internet that can support…

Baker, Elizabeth A.

2007-01-01

189

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

190

DEPARTMENTALIZATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY CONCERNED WITH DEPARTMENTALIZATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ARE REPORTED IN STATISTICAL TABLES WHICH ARE ACCOMPANIED BY DESCRIPTIVE COMMENTARY. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY, THE DEFINITION OF DEPARTMENTALIZATION IS RESTRICTED TO INCLUDE ONLY THOSE SITUATIONS IN WHICH STUDENTS RECEIVE INSTRUCTION IN THE VARIOUS ACADEMIC…

American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.

191

Improving Elementary Students' Motivation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research project evaluated an intervention to motivate elementary students to be more responsible for their learning. Participating was a targeted class of fifth graders in a medium-sized rural community in northern Illinois. The problem of inadequate class participation and percentage of homework completed was documented through…

Pierce, Michelle

192

OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES & NUCLEI  

E-print Network

calculations within the framework of the model are shown. Since more than 30 years the General Bohr HamiltonianPHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND ATOMIC NUCLEI PARTICLES & NUCLEI SCIENTIFIC REVIEW JOURNAL OF TRANSITIONAL NUCLEI IN THE FRAMEWORK OF ®QUADRUPOLE PLUS PAIRING� COLLECTIVE MODEL S.G.Rohozi# nski, J

Pomorski, Krzysztof

193

Elementary Instrumental Music Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Dolores A.

194

UPGRADING ELEMENTARY READING PROGRAMS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

WHIPPLE, GERTRUDE

195

Elementary Art Education. Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of writings addresses the issue of developing a generation of aesthetically aware and involved individuals. Each of the 19 articles emphasizes art education as an indispensable force in the total school program. Together these writings form sources of inspiration and ideas for the elementary art teacher. Divided into four…

Caucutt, Allen, Ed.

196

Contemporary Issues in Elementary Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Generalized views of the role of the elementary school in a democratic society and of the uniqueness of each student have implications for policy in improving elementary education. Owing to the youth of its clientele, the elementary school has an intense impact. No school so greatly affects so many Americans. It is a democratic institution…

Educational Policies Commission, Washington, DC.

197

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

198

CRSR Education & Public Outreach Coordinator, Nancy Schaff, nancys@astro.cornell.edu, 255-1955  

E-print Network

CRSR Education & Public Outreach Coordinator, Nancy Schaff, nancys@astro.cornell.edu, 255 Cornell EPO Programs and Resources o Cornell Outreach http://www.cornell.edu/outreach/ o Other Cornell STEM Outreach http://www.cornell.edu/outreach/programs/learning.cfm o GSSOP http://www.psc.cornell.edu

Richardson Jr., James E.

199

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

200

An Expanded Planetarium Outreach Program in Chicago  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Adler Planetarium recently conducted a special outreach program to enrich 5th and 6th grade students before they attended a new sky show titled "African Skies." Nine classrooms in three schools serving an inner city neighborhood were visited each week for three weeks by our team of astronomy educators -- including an experience in the inflatable Starlab planetarium at each school -- and culminating with a visit to the Planetarium by all of the students together.

Carlson, Eric D.

1994-05-01

201

Animating Fermi - Science Outreach through Art  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Animation students at the Maryland Institute College of Art working with scientists in the Fermi team at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center produced five short animations (and an associated game) related to science discoveries and operations of the Fermi satellite. The topics animated were the Fermi bubbles, dark matter, binary stars, the discovery of cosmic rays, and space debris. We describe the process, show examples of the animations, and discuss the potential of art/science collaborations for public outreach and education.

Corbet, Robin; Arcadias, Laurence

2014-08-01

202

Visgraf Lab IMPA Visgraf Lab IMPA  

E-print Network

Effects . . Virtual Worlds Virtual Worlds . . Movie industry Movie industry . . Television industry Television industry . . Theme parks Theme parks . . Arcade games Arcade games Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA Visgraf Lab of Graphical Objects Spaces of Graphical Objects . . Space of images Space of images . . Space of audio signals

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Astronomy Outreach for Large and Unique Audiences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this session, we discuss different approaches to reaching large audiences. In addition to star parties and astronomy events, the audiences for some of the events include music concerts or festivals, sick children and their families, minority communities, American Indian reservations, and tourist sites such as the National Mall. The goal is to bring science directly to the public—to people who attend astronomy events and to people who do not come to star parties, science museums, or science festivals. These programs allow the entire community to participate in astronomy activities to enhance the public appreciation of science. These programs attract large enthusiastic crowds often with young children participating in these family learning experiences. The public will become more informed, educated, and inspired about astronomy and will also be provided with information that will allow them to continue to learn after this outreach activity. Large and unique audiences often have common problems, and their solutions and the lessons learned will be presented. Interaction with the participants in this session will provide important community feedback used to improve astronomy outreach for large and unique audiences. New ways to expand astronomy outreach to new large audiences will be discussed.

Lubowich, D.; Sparks, R. T.; Pompea, S. M.; Kendall, J. S.; Dugan, C.

2013-04-01

204

Virtual Reality Lab Assistant  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Saha, Hrishikesh; Palmer, Timothy A.

1996-01-01

205

Computer Science Labs Hardware  

E-print Network

Hernandez · (2 Student workers 20 hrs ea.) Israel Baquera and Francisco Osuana · (28 hrs per week) TA lab monitoring (Weekdays 5pm to 9pm) and Saturdays (10am-6pm). #12;Courses services by labs for spring 2005: Lab Intelligence 26990 CS4342 Database management 26991 CS4352 Translation of Prog Lang 26992 CS4365 Topics in Soft

Ward, Karen

206

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.

207

Robotics-Centered Outreach Activities: An Integrated Approach .  

E-print Network

??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,… (more)

Ruiz del Solar, Javier

2010-01-01

208

Education and Outreach on Space Sciences and Technologies in Taiwan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-05-01

209

78 FR 47419 - Requirements for the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Program and the OSHA Outreach...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Report for the OTI Education Centers and the Outreach...Disaster Site); E. Online Outreach Training...Documentation for OTI Education Centers; I. Outreach Online Training Certification...Request by OSHA from OTI Education Centers; II....

2013-08-05

210

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

211

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

E-print Network

-6) Objectives: 1. Introduce power of light; application of visible and invisible uses. 2. Introduce variety of visible light sources and show differences within the electromagnetic spectrum. 3. Introduce attributes Jumper Wire for breadboards Part No. 2700RJW90 Approx. $16.95 / bundle Electromagnetic Spectrum

Linhardt, Robert J.

212

ARBELLA INSURANCE HUMAN PERFORMANCE LAB (HPL) Main Lab: Room 110, Engineering Lab (413) 545-3393  

E-print Network

ARBELLA INSURANCE HUMAN PERFORMANCE LAB (HPL) Main Lab: Room 110, Engineering Lab (413) 545-3393 Training Lab (HPL-II), Room 302, Engineering Lab (413) 545-0632 PARKING for HPL Lot 65 (HPL parking permit) Bike Racks between Engineering Labs 1 and 2 Parking Garage CAMPUS MAP January 2007 Directions to HPL 1

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Microfossils Lab (Labs 2 and 4)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Melissa Lobegeier

214

Reconfigurable Robust Routing for Mobile Outreach Network  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Reconfigurable Robust Routing for Mobile Outreach Network (R3MOO N) provides advanced communications networking technologies suitable for the lunar surface environment and applications. The R3MOON techn ology is based on a detailed concept of operations tailored for luna r surface networks, and includes intelligent routing algorithms and wireless mesh network implementation on AGNC's Coremicro Robots. The product's features include an integrated communication solution inco rporating energy efficiency and disruption-tolerance in a mobile ad h oc network, and a real-time control module to provide researchers an d engineers a convenient tool for reconfiguration, investigation, an d management.

Lin, Ching-Fang

2010-01-01

215

Webpress: An Internet Outreach from NASA Dryden  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Biezad, Daniel J.

1996-01-01

216

Space Outreach Program Using CANSAT-Kit  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CanSat started as Japan-US university student project in 1998. Since then, CanSat has been an excellent practical education program on space engineering for university students, gaining momentum year by year and spreading worldwide. To expand this activity especially to younger students, University of Tokyo developed “CANSAT-Kit” as an educational tool for space engineering. A new style space outreach program put into execution for senior high students using CANSAT-Kit. This paper describes details of the program including its aim, CANSAT-Kit design, teaching methodology and flight experiment by balloon.

Eishima, Takashi; Nakamura, Yuya; Nakasuka, Shinichi

217

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-10-31

218

13 Kindergarten and elementary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German National Educational Panel Study covers educational processes during Kindergarten and elementary school age in\\u000a two stages: “Kindergarten and transition to elementary school” and “elementary school and transition to lower secondary school.”\\u000a One cohort covers both of these two stages, starting in winter 2010\\/2011 with a cluster sample of 3,000 target children at\\u000a about age 4 in Kindergarten. When

Karin Berendes; Doreen Fey; Tobias Linberg; Sebastian E. Wenz; Hans-Günther Roßbach; Thorsten Schneider; Sabine Weinert

2011-01-01

219

South Lake Elementary students enjoy gift of computers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1999-01-01

220

Education and public outreach of the Pierre Auger Observatory  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2005-08-01

221

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program  

E-print Network

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program Solicitation For the District Relations and Public Liaison National Institute of Mental Health August 16, 2010 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Page The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is soliciting proposals for its Outreach Partnership Program

Bandettini, Peter A.

222

Outreach Fellows Bring Physiology to K-12 Classrooms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

APS Education Office (American Physiological Society Education Office)

2008-04-01

223

Positioning a University Outreach Center: Strategies for Support and Continuation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that a strong case can be made for supporting outreach as a value-added function in a university. Specific strategies for positioning outreach within the university by developing a power base are outlined. The case of the University of Michigan-Flint is offered as an example of this approach. Seven lessons learned in the process are noted.…

Skivington, Kristen D.

1998-01-01

224

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROJECTS IN AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The goal of this project is to develop public education, extension, and outreach efforts that involve the public in aquatic nuisance species issues in the Gulf of Mexico. Seed grants from this initiative will develop a continuting outreach program relating to all marine bioinvas...

225

Dustin Manley, TOEFL iBT Outreach Manager: Canada  

E-print Network

Dustin Manley, TOEFL iBT Outreach Manager: Canada We recently caught up with Dustin Manley, the TOEFL iBT Outreach Manager for Canada. Dustin did an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies's (ETS) TOEFL iBT Resource Centre in Canada. What are some of the most exciting things that you do

Thompson, Michael

226

UCAR Office of Education and Outreach Strategic Plan (021411) Preamble  

E-print Network

. Values Learning science by doing science, scientific accuracy, educational effectiveness, creativity1 UCAR Office of Education and Outreach Strategic Plan (021411) Preamble The atmospheric and as part of the global community. The Office of Education and Outreach (EO) at University Corporation

227

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

228

How Academic Biologists and Physicists View Science Outreach  

PubMed Central

Scholars and pundits alike argue that U.S. scientists could do more to reach out to the general public. Yet, to date, there have been few systematic studies that examine how scientists understand the barriers that impede such outreach. Through analysis of 97 semi-structured interviews with academic biologists and physicists at top research universities in the United States, we classify the type and target audiences of scientists’ outreach activities. Finally, we explore the narratives academic scientists have about outreach and its reception in the academy, in particular what they perceive as impediments to these activities. We find that scientists’ outreach activities are stratified by gender and that university and disciplinary rewards as well as scientists’ perceptions of their own skills have an impact on science outreach. Research contributions and recommendations for university policy follow. PMID:22590526

Ecklund, Elaine Howard; James, Sarah A.; Lincoln, Anne E.

2012-01-01

229

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

230

NASA Ambassadors: A Speaker Outreach Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The work done on this project this summer has been geared toward setting up the necessary infrastructure and planning to support the operation of an effective speaker outreach program. The program has been given the name, NASA AMBASSADORS. Also, individuals who become participants in the program will be known as "NASA AMBASSADORS". This summer project has been conducted by the joint efforts of this author and those of Professor George Lebo who will be issuing a separate report. The description in this report will indicate that the NASA AMBASSADOR program operates largely on the contributions of volunteers, with the assistance of persons at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The volunteers include participants in the various summer programs hosted by MSFC as well as members of the NASA Alumni League. The MSFC summer participation programs include: the Summer Faculty Fellowship Program for college and university professors, the Science Teacher Enrichment Program for middle- and high-school teachers, and the NASA ACADEMY program for college and university students. The NASA Alumni League members are retired NASA employees, scientists, and engineers. The MSFC offices which will have roles in the operation of the NASA AMBASSADORS include the Educational Programs Office and the Public Affairs Office. It is possible that still other MSFC offices may become integrated into the operation of the program. The remainder of this report will establish the operational procedures which will be necessary to sustain the NASA AMBASSADOR speaker outreach program.

McDonald, Malcolm W.

1998-01-01

231

THE SPACE PUBLIC OUTREACH TEAM (SPOT)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Space Public Outreach Team (SPOT) has shown over 17 years of success in bringing astronomy and space science-themed presentations to approximately 10,000 students per year in Montana, and the program is now being piloted in West Virginia through a joint partnership between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and NASA Independent Verification and Validation Center. SPOT recruits and trains undergraduate presenters from all over the state to learn interactive slide shows that highlight the state’s on-going and world-class space science research. Presenters then travel to K-12 schools to deliver these presentations and provide teachers additional supplemental information for when the SPOT team leaves. As a large-scale, low-cost, and sustainable program being implemented in both Montana and West Virginia, SPOT has the potential to become a nation-wide effort that institutions in other states can model to increase their education and public outreach presence.

Williamson, Kathryn; National Radio Astronomy Observatory; Montana Space Grant Consortium; West Virginia Space Grant Consortium; NASA Independent Verification and Validation Center

2014-01-01

232

Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research & Education  

SciTech Connect

The Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education (STORE) Alliance at The University of Texas at Austin completed its activity under Department of Energy Funding (DE- FE0002254) on September 1, 2013. The program began as a partnership between the Institute for Geophysics, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at UT. The initial vision of the program was to promote better understanding of CO2 utilization and storage science and engineering technology through programs and opportunities centered on training, outreach, research and technology transfer, and education. With over 8,000 hrs of formal training and education (and almost 4,500 of those hours awarded as continuing education credits) to almost 1,100 people, STORE programs and activities have provided benefits to the Carbon Storage Program of the Department of Energy by helping to build a skilled workforce for the future CCS and larger energy industry, and fostering scientific public literacy needed to continue the U.S. leadership position in climate change mitigation and energy technologies and application. Now in sustaining mode, the program is housed at the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, and benefits from partnerships with the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, TOPCORP and other programs at the university receiving industry funding.

Olson, Hilary

2013-09-01

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT WINNERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR  

E-print Network

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT WINNERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR SWEEPSTAKES WINNER FAIR PROJECT WINNERS MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR SWEEPSTAKES WINNER! Kirsten Blanton, Cram Middle School Academy of Science Las Vegas 2 nd : Allie O'Bier, Montessori Visions Academy 3 rd : Moonis Ghani, Omar

Hemmers, Oliver

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Pre-Law Outreach Program UC Irvine School of Law's Pre-Law Outreach Program ("POP") is sponsored by the  

E-print Network

Pre-Law Outreach Program UC Irvine School of Law's Pre-Law Outreach Program ("POP") is sponsored disadvantaged backgrounds understand the demands of law school, prepare for the law school application process Prep, Inc. Detailed information on the law school admissions process Detailed information about

Loudon, Catherine

235

Stanford Humanities Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in 2000, the Stanford Humanities Lab (SHL) discovers "fascinating futures to be explored in ignoring and crossing disciplinary borders." The Lab engages in a number of research projects that are collaborative, co-creative, and team-based. These projects have resulted in new media projects, interactive archives, predictive models of social changes, and exhibitions. Users can browse the lab's groups and their work on this site.

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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

237

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.

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Reifenberger Nanophysics Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Reifenberger Nanophysics Lab "uses innovative experimental techniques to examine the physical properties of objects in the nanoscale size range." This website describes the problems the lab is currently investigating including molecular conduction, environmental noise characterization, and new techniques using scanning probe microscopes (SPMs). Users can view an assorted collection of scanning probe images and schematic diagrams of the lab's equipment. Students and researchers can find a video discussing the research applications, lists of the lab's publications since 1992, and numerous links to online journals.

239

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

240

Implementing an Education and Outreach Program for the Gemini Observatory in Chile.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Beginning in 2001, the Gemini Observatory began the development of an innovative and aggressive education and outreach program at its Southern Hemisphere site in northern Chile. A principal focus of this effort is centered on local education and outreach to communities surrounding the observatory and its base facility in La Serena Chile. Programs are now established with local schools using two portable StarLab planetaria, an internet-based teacher exchange called StarTeachers and multiple partnerships with local educational institutions. Other elements include a CD-ROM-based virtual tour that allows students, teachers and the public to experience the observatory's sites in Chile and Hawaii. This virtual environment allows interaction using a variety of immersive scenarios such as a simulated observation using real data from Gemini. Pilot projects like "Live from Gemini" are currently being developed which use internet videoconferencing technologies to bring the observatory's facilities into classrooms at universities and remote institutions. Lessons learned from the implementation of these and other programs will be introduced and the challenges of developing educational programming in a developing country will be shared.

Garcia, M. A.

2006-08-01

241

OTHER COMPUTING LABS ON CAMPUS  

E-print Network

Lab (School of Music) Unknown Social Science Data Services Lab Unknown Technology Educa- tion Center Computing Labs (Architecture and Al- lied Arts) 101 McKenzie Hall Adaptive Technology Lab Knight Lib. 138-139 Biology Microcom- puter Lab Klamath Hall 33 Business Technology Center 326 Chiles Kammerer Microcomputer

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EarthLabs: Teacher's Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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EIT ICT Labs MASTER SCHOOL  

E-print Network

EIT ICT Labs MASTER SCHOOL European Education for Top ICT Talents Knowledge & Innovation Community EIT ICT Labs #12;EIT ICT Labs Master School Greetings from EIT ICT Labs Master School Director Professor Carl-Gustaf Jansson I am convinced that the EIT ICT Labs Master School will challenge

Wichmann, Felix

244

Elementary Subtraction Donald J. Seyler  

E-print Network

Elementary Subtraction Donald J. Seyler Cleveland State University Elizabeth P. Kirk Florida State "basic facts" of subtraction and found a discontin- uous "stair step" function for reaction times the same pattern in Experiment 3. The degree to which elementary subtraction depends on working memory (WM

Preston, Scott

245

Invitational Education at Cooper Elementary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kalec, Ann W.

2004-01-01

246

Directions for Abstract Elementary Classes  

E-print Network

theories with K as elementary submodel. 2 Models of -first order theories with K as substructure. 3 Ln-sentences with Ln-elementary submodel. 4 Varieties and Universal Horn Classes with K as substructure. 5 Models carefully chosen. 7 Robinson Theories with -submodel 8 `The Hrushovski Construction' with strong submodel

Baldwin, John T.

247

Abstract Elementary Classes Abelian Groups  

E-print Network

as elementary submodel. 2 Models of -first order theories with K as substructure. 3 Ln-sentences with Ln-elementary submodel. 4 Varieties and Universal Horn Classes with K as substructure. 5 Models of sentences of L, with K Robinson Theories with -submodel 8 `The Hrushovski Construction' with strong submodel #12;Abstract

Baldwin, John T.

248

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.

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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

250

Millikelvin Lab Machine Shop  

E-print Network

Millikelvin Lab OP105­112 Machine Shop OP132 Resistive Magnet Shop CICC Winding Area Transformers This building is home to the Millikelvin lab, the control room, the resistive magnet and machine shops, the CICC@magnet.fsu.edu (850) 644-4378 (850) 644-0534 2 MACHINE SHOP OP132 Vaughan Williams (A114*) williams

McQuade, D. Tyler

251

Global Change 2 Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

University of Michigan

252

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

253

Physics Labs with Flavor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Agrest, Mikhail M.

2009-01-01

254

School Science Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article talks about the declining state of many school science laboratories. The author describes how school districts are renovating their science labs to improve student learning. The author also offers tips from those who have already renovated their school science labs.

Schachter, Ron

2008-01-01

255

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

256

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

257

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

258

SMILE Lab: Electromagnets  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains instructions for a fairly simple lab or demonstration using electromagnets. The electromagnets are made with nails, copper wire, and batteries. The lab includes a list of needed materials, the procedure that the students should follow, and a brief discussion of the physical concepts involved.

Johnson, Porter

2006-07-18

259

Engineering is Elementary  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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.

261

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.

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Business strategies for hospital outreach programs.  

PubMed

External customers have a choice in the laboratory they use for testing. They will select the one that best meets their needs and expectations. This article identifies 15 key strategies aimed at creating and maintaining a successful outreach program: 1) marketing must be a "top-down" commitment; 2) assess your market; 3) deploy a focused sales team; 4) develop competitive pricing strategies; 5) seek out managed care affiliations; 6) provide timely and appropriate testing services; 7) become a low-cost provider; 8) deploy a sophisticated laboratory information system; 9) develop customer-friendly billing; 10) provide convenient courier services; 11) establish a strategic patient service center network; 12) make it easy to contact you; 13) develop user-friendly requisition forms; 14) let the market know you're there; 15) know where you are headed. PMID:10557882

Fantus, J E

1999-01-01

263

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.

264

ISSPO Educational Outreach through Educational Program Cooperation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station Program Office (ISSPO) has organized a consolidated program to provide communication, education, and outreach to the general public. Existing space station education programs, including amateur radio activities on ISS done voluntarily by the crew members, can be linked to additional classroom and field activities, multiplying the impact of this very scarce and valuable Station resource. Linkages could be created between programs such as Starshine, Space Camp Turkey, MISSES/PCSAT2, and Amateur Radio on ISS. In addition, Amateur radio provides a means of introducing school children to technical hardware and concepts while being fun for the youthful mind. Amateur radio can reach the worldwide community while remaining within very affordable budgets of schools and individuals. When the radio communication is coupled with the Internet, the effect is even greater. People in many diverse areas of the world have access to the internet or radio.

Conley, Carolynn

2004-01-01

265

You Can't Flush Science Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Drobnes, Emilie; Mitchell, S. E.

2008-05-01

266

Boreal Forest Watch: A BOREAS Outreach Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Boreal Forest Watch program was initiated in the fall of 1994 to act as an educational outreach program for the BOREAS project in both the BOREAS Southern Study Area (SSA) and Northern Study Area (NSA). Boreal Forest Watch (13FW) was designed to introduce area high school teachers and their students to the types of research activities occurring as part of the BOREAS study of Canadian boreal forests. Several teacher training workshops were offered to teachers from central and northern Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba between May, 1995 and February, 1999; teachers were introduced to techniques for involving their students in on-going environmental monitoring studies within local forested stands. Boreal Forest Watch is an educational outreach program which brings high school students and research scientists together to study the forest and foster a sustainable relationship between people and the planetary life-support system we depend upon. Personnel from the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Complex Systems Research Center (CSRC), with the cooperation from the Prince Albert National Park (PANP), instituted this program to help teachers within the BOREAS Study Areas offer real science research experience to their students. The program has the potential to complement large research projects, such as BOREAS, by providing useful student- collected data to scientists. Yet, the primary goal of BFW is to allow teachers and students to experience a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to leaming science - emulating the process followed by research scientists. In addition to introducing these teachers to on-going BOREAS research, the other goals of the BFW program were to: 1) to introduce authentic science topics and methods to students and teachers through hands-on, field-based activities; and, 2) to build a database of student-collected environmental monitoring data for future global change studies in the boreal region.

Rock, Barrett N.

1999-01-01

267

Train Like an Astronaut Educational Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2012-01-01

268

Avenues for Scientist Involvement in Earth and Space Science Education and Public Outreach (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Science Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Forums are charged with engaging, extending, supporting, and coordinating the community of E/PO professionals and scientists involved in Earth and space science education activities. This work is undertaken to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the overall national NASA science education and outreach effort made up of individual efforts run by these education professionals. This includes facilitating scientist engagement in education and outreach. A number of resources and opportunities for involvement are available for scientists involved in - or interested in being involved in - education or outreach. The Forums provide opportunities for earth and space scientists to stay informed, communicate, collaborate, leverage existing programs and partnerships, and become more skilled education practitioners. Interested scientists can receive newsletters, participate in monthly calls, interact through an online community workspace, and attend E/PO strategic meetings. The Forums also provide professional development opportunities on a myriad of topics, from common pre-conceptions in science, to program evaluation, to delivering effective workshops. Thematic approaches, such as Earth Science Week (http://www.earthsciweek.org), and the Year of the Solar System (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/yss) are coordinated by the Forums; through these efforts resources are presented topically, in a manner that can be easily ported into diverse learning environments. Information about the needs of audiences with which scientists interact - higher education, K-12 education, informal education, and public - are provided by SMD's Audience-Based Working Groups. Their findings and recommendations are made available to inform the activities and products of E/PO providers so they are able to better serve these audiences. Also available is a 'one-stop shop' of SMD E/PO products and resources that can be used in conjunction with E/PO activities, NASA Wavelength (http://nasawavelength.org). Further supporting higher-education efforts, the Forums coordinate a network of science faculty, bringing them together at science conferences to share resources and experiences and to discuss pertinent education research. An online higher education clearinghouse, EarthSpace (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/earthspace), has been developed to provide faculty with news and funding information, the latest education research and resources for teaching undergraduates, and undergraduate course materials, including lectures, labs, and homework. This presentation will explore the Science E/PO Forums' pathways and tools available to support scientists involved in - or interested in being involved in - E/PO.

Peticolas, L. M.; Gross, N. A.; Hsu, B. C.; Shipp, S. S.; Buxner, S.; Schwerin, T. G.; Smith, D.; Meinke, B. K.

2013-12-01

269

Request for Proposals in Organic & Sustainability Systems Research, Teaching & Outreach  

E-print Network

Request for Proposals in Organic & Sustainability Systems Research, Teaching & Outreach Proposal involving organics and sustainability in farm and food systems, and managed landscapes including gardens knowledge about organic and sustainable gardening, farming, and landscaping. Encourage and support systems

Pawlowski, Wojtek

270

NASA's Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach: Selected Highlights  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's rich portfolio of Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach (EPO) programs spans formal and informal education from K-12, addresses diverse audiences, and takes the latest NASA scientific discoveries to the public through science museums, planetaria, exhibitions, and other outlets. Public outreach activities use NASA Astrophysics scientific discoveries and technology to inspire students to undertake scientific careers and enhance public understanding of science and technology. Examples of noteworthy activities in the past year include Hubble, Chandra, JWST exhibits at the Intrepid Museum, New York, community collaborations such as the Multiwavelength Universe online course, and a variety of Citizen Science projects associated with robotic telescopes and with flight missions such as HST and Kepler. Special EPO programs have been developed to reach out to girls and underrepresented minorities. NASA's Astrophysics Science Education and Public Outreach Forum (SEPOF) has developed resources to assist the scientific community in participating in education and public outreach.

Hasan, H.; Smith, D.; Sharma, M.

2013-04-01

271

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

272

Environmental Education and Outreach: Experiences of a Federal Agency.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Newton, Bruce J.

2001-01-01

273

Encouraging a Culture of Outreach in Astronomy Clubs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Astronomy clubs constitute a “marching army” of knowledgeable, experienced astronomy enthusiasts deployed in a national network: an important resource for engaging the public through educational outreach events and activities. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) in partnership with the Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI) and Inverness Research, Inc., has been engaged in a multi-year NSF-supported project focusing on this network and its potential to advance astronomy education and outreach. The project has explored the culture of astronomy clubs, identified impediments to building cultures of outreach within clubs, and developed and introduced new mechanisms to overcome these impediments and enhance clubs' abilities to encourage and sustain cultures that value and promote outreach efforts. This paper shares initial research, development and evaluation findings of the project, and describes ongoing supplemental efforts that continue to advance project objectives.

Manning, J.; Berendsen, M.; Schultz, G.; Gurton, S.; Santascoy, J.; White, V.; Frank, K.; Jones, E.; Yocco, V.; John, M. S.; Castori, P.

2014-07-01

274

Outreach to Space Scientists Interested in K-12 Education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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).

Morrow, Cherilynn A

1998-01-01

275

25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...education outreach program for Indian and...1) Encourage students to acquire...Promote agriculture career awareness; (3) Involve students in projects...required pre-college courses; and...Native agriculture program activities...

2010-04-01

276

532 nm Laser Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The main goal is to understand some basic laser theory and the method of creating a 532 nm (green) laser emission from an 808 nm (IR) laser. In the process you will learn the basics about laser diodes, pumping a gain medium, the purpose of special optical coatings, second harmonic generation, and the electronics / measurement tools for optical characterization. This lab can be constructed for under $1K with some creativity. Having introduced the lab already to students, they found it both interesting and fun to go through. Presented at the 2013 AAPT Summer Meeting in Portland, Oregon. W36: Advanced Labs Workshop

Săˇnchez, Erik

2013-10-02

277

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.

278

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

279

National Labs Host Classroom Ready Energy Educational Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has a clear goal of joining all climate and energy agencies in the task of taking climate and energy research and development to communities across the nation and throughout the world. Only as information on climate and energy education is shared with the nation and world do research labs begin to understand the massive outreach work yet to be accomplished. The work at hand is to encourage and ensure the climate and energy literacy of our society. The national labs have defined the K-20 population as a major outreach focus, with the intent of helping them see their future through the global energy usage crisis and ensure them that they have choices and a chance to redirect their future. Students embrace climate and energy knowledge and do see an opportunity to change our energy future in a positive way. Students are so engaged that energy clubs are springing up in highschools across the nation. Because of such global clubs university campuses are being connected throughout the world (Energy Crossroads www.energycrossroads.org) etc. There is a need and an interest, but what do teachers need in order to faciliate this learning? It is simple, they need financial support for classroom resources; standards based classroom ready lessons and materials; and, training. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a Department of Energy Lab, provides standards based education materials to schools across the nation. With a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency education, NREL helps educators to prompt students to analyze and then question their energy choices and evaluate their carbon footprint. Classrooms can then discover the effects of those choices on greenhouse gas emmissions and climate change. The DOE Office of Science has found a way to contribute to teachers professional development through the Department of Energy Academics Creating Teacher Scientists (DOE ACTS) Program. This program affords teachers an opportunity to take research to the classroom. The DOE ACTS program is designed for science and math teachers seeking an independent research experience with a mentor scientist at a DOE National Laboratory to serve as technical leaders and agents of positive change in their local, regional and national communities. (www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/ACTS/about.htm) The National Labs developed education materials and outreach combined with DOE ACTS are several small steps in the right direction. That is, a small step toward impacting and influencing thousands of youth across the nation (our future workforce) as only teachers can do. (www.rne2ew.org http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/)

Howell, C. D.

2009-12-01

280

On extensions of elementary submodels by forcing  

E-print Network

of elementary submodels by forcing LU'CIA R. JUNQUEIRA, Universidade de S"ao Paulo, S"ao Paulo, Brazil of !- covering elementary submodels of different sizes. Keywords: forcing,elementary submodels,!-covering 1 Introduction Throughout this article whenever we say "M is an elementary submodel," we mean "M

Larson, Paul B.

281

Science Fairs in Elementary School. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Balas, Andrea K.

282

Boundary Conditions in Elementary Mechanics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses the problem of determining when a car and truck traveling at the same speed will collide after the truck has applied its brakes to illustrate the need to consider boundary conditions when solving problems in elementary mechanics. (MDH)

Gonzalez, Alejandro D.

1991-01-01

283

Religion in the Elementary Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the teaching of religion in the elementary classroom. Suggests activities and discusses cautions and concerns, dealing with absolutism, using religious literature, and parental rights. Compares teaching about religion with teaching for religious observance. (CMK)

Kirman, Joseph M.

2001-01-01

284

(Laboratry Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) LabVIEW. LabVIEW .  

E-print Network

.. - : LabVIEW. .. . 2011 #12;. , / (). , , . , , , , . . , «», , , . «» (/) , (Laboratry Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) LabVIEW. LabVIEW . , . , LabVIEW , , , . , LabVIEW. National Instument DAQ, LabVIEW LPT COM , GPIB

Kaplan, Alexander

285

Elementary submodels of parametrizable models  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce the notion of F-parametrizable model and prove some general results on elementary submodels of F-parametrizable models. Using this notion, we can uniformly characterize all elementary submodels for the field of real numbers\\u000a and for the group of all permutations on natural numbers in the first order language as well as in the language of hereditarily\\u000a finite superstructures. Assuming

A. S. Morozov

2006-01-01

286

Elementary submodels in infinite combinatorics  

E-print Network

We show that usage of elementary submodels is a simple but powerful method to prove theorems, or to simplify proofs in infinite combinatorics. First we introduce all the necessary concepts of logic, then we prove classical theorems using elementary submodels. We also present a new proof of Nash-Williams's theorem on cycle-decomposition of graphs, and finally we obtain some new decomposition theorems by eliminating GCH from some proofs concerning bond-faithful decompositions of graphs.

Soukup, Lajos

2010-01-01

287

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

288

Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour  

SciTech Connect

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

None

2013-07-13

289

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.

290

Advanced Lab Consortium ``Conspiracy''  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Advanced Laboratory instruction is a time-honored and essential element of an undergraduate physics education. But, from my vantage point, it has been neglected by the two major professional societies, APS and AAPT. At some schools, it has been replaced by ``research experiences,'' but I contend that very few of these experiences in the research lab, particularly in the junior year, deliver what they promise. It is time to focus the attention of APS, AAPT, and the NSF on the advanced lab. We need to create an Advanced Lab Consortium (ALC) of faculty and staff to share experiments, suppliers, materials, pedagogy, ideas, in short to build a professional network for those committed to advanced lab instruction. The AAPT is currently in serious discussions on this topic and my company stands ready with both financial and personnel resources to support the effort. This talk is a plea for co-conspirators.

Reichert, Jonathan F.

2006-03-01

291

Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour  

ScienceCinema

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

None

2014-05-22

292

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.

293

Trilobite Ontogeny Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab explores ontogenetic differences in trilobites, requiring students to measure and describe differences in the sizes of different morphological features as trilobites age. Students will also reinforce concepts of allometry, isometry, and morphology of trilobites.

Hopkins, Samantha

294

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

295

JunoCam: Outreach and Science Opportunities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-11-01

296

DNA Extraction Virtual Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This virtual lab from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah provides a simple overview of DNA extraction, including what it's used for, illustrations, and an activity using cheek cells and laboratory equipment to isolate DNA. The lab is followed by a classroom activity that allows students and teachers to Extract DNA from Anything Living, using household items like spinach but not little sister's big toe.

2007-02-02

297

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.

298

Lunar Phases Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The NAAP Lunar Phases Lab demonstrates how the earth-sun-moon geometry gives rise to the phases of the moon as seen from earth. A distant view of an observer looking down on earth as well as a perspective of an observer looking into the sky are used in the the simulator. This lab provides resources which include demonstration guides, in-class worksheets, technical documents and assessment pre- and post- tests.

299

Global Change 1 Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

University of Michigan

300

Learning by Viewing - Nobel Labs 360  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Mather, John C.

2013-01-01

301

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

302

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

303

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

304

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

305

High Leverage Outreach to Formal Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Group at Sonoma State University (SSU) develops formal and informal educational products based on several NASA high-energy space missions (GLAST, Swift, and XMM-Newton). Since 2001, the SSU group has managed the Universe Educator Ambassador (EA) program. This program trains exceptional educators in the materials and missions in NASA's Universe division. The EAs then help the SSU group develop, test, and disseminate the materials across the Universe division. Chosen in a national competition, EAs have won prestigious national honors such as the Radio Shack Teacher of the Year award, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching, and Internet Teacher of the Year. Under SSU's management, the original group of 10 EAs has increased to 20. In a typical year, the EAs hold about 150 workshops at educator conferences that are attended by over 10,000 teachers. This highly successful program now involves six different NASA space science missions and one NASA research center. We will review the EA program and discuss how it has improved not only the quality of our work but also the overall effectiveness and usefulness in the classroom of NASA materials.

Silva, S.

2005-12-01

306

Devious Lies: Adventures in Freelance Science Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Fatland, D. R.

2003-12-01

307

Student Outreach with Renewable Energy Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2000-01-01

308

Art + technology in optics educational outreach programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the modern era, art and technology have been at opposite ends of the spectrum of human study. Artists tend to be non-technical and technologists tend not to be artistic. While this is a broad generalization, it is rare to find an artist teaching science or an engineer teaching art. However, if we think back several centuries, it was very common for great artists to be at the forefront of technology. The prime example being the great Leonardo Di Vinci. Over the past several years, the optics educational outreach programs of the Optics Institute of Southern California (OISC) have incorporated using art and artists to help teach optics and related science. The original use of this was with material from the General Atomics Education Foundation, Color My World, which has been used in a number of settings. Recently, the OISC has partnered with the UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology to provide Family Day Event presentations that use the themes of current Art + Technology exhibits to help attendees learn and understand more about the fundamental science through the art. The two main concepts here are that artists are using science and technology as the basis for their art, also sometimes making some social statements; and the technologists are using the art to make the science more accessible and interesting to the general pubic. This paper weaves a path from the original OISC uses of art to the recent work at UC Irvine.

Silberman, Donn M.

2007-09-01

309

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

310

USArray Public Outreach Activities: 2005-2012  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

311

HETE Education and Public Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We introduce the new Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program of the High Energy Transient Experiment - HETE, a small scientific satellite designed to detect and localize gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The HETE science program relates to topics of high interest for the general public and is linked to national and local science education standards in the areas that address the origin and evolution of the universe, the final outcomes of stellar evolution based on mass, and the electromagnetic spectrum. The HETE EPO program features these engaging topics in a week long Summer Institute for middle and high school teachers. The Institute is designed around three overarching questions that address the contribution of new technologies in the understanding of the structure and evolution of the universe, the role of gravity in defining the architecture of the universe, and conservation of mass and energy in the life cycle of stars. We present the materials developed to support the activities of the Summer Institute and to make the HETE mission known to the general public. In addition to an interactive poster and a series of oversized postcards, we premier here the video "All HETE: All the time" that features the HETE mission scientists in a conversations about GRBs, black holes, HETE, and the wonder of new scientific discoveries. The HETE EPO program is supported in part by the NASA-Smithsonian Education Forum for the Structure and Evolution of the Universe.

Porro, I. L.

2003-12-01

312

Revealing the Universe to Our Community: NMSU's Society of Astronomy Students' Dedication to Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Society of Astronomy Students (SAS) is an undergraduate organization centered on students’ passions for learning and sharing knowledge about the field of astronomy. The SAS strives to become one of the most active clubs on the NMSU campus by their involvement in both astronomy and non-astronomy related public outreach and community service events. NMSU is located in Las Cruces, NM, where Clyde Tombaugh made great contributions both to the field of astronomy and to our local community. He was able to spark the community's interest in astronomy and science in general; this is an aspect of his career that the SAS strives to emulate. To do this, the SAS participates in community outreach events with the goal of stimulating curiosity and providing opportunities for the public to observe and understand exciting phenomenon occurring in our universe. With help from the NMSU Astronomy Department, the SAS is able to volunteer alongside the Astronomy Graduate Student Organization (AGSO) at events for people of all ages. Working jointly with the AGSO allows us to be mentored by the very students who were in our shoes not long ago; they educate us about the wonders of the universe, just as we wish to educate the community. This provides an enlightening and enriching environment for both club and community members. The NMSU Astronomy Department hosts events for the entire community, such as observing nights held at Tombaugh Observatory — which SAS members attend and help advertise — where community members learn about and view objects in the night sky through telescopes. SAS members assist with field trips where local middle and elementary school students attend presentations and participate in astronomy-related activities on the NMSU campus. These hands-on activities are presented in an understandable way, and are meant to increase appreciation for all of the exciting subjects our universe has to offer. Other outreach events include Star Parties, which are observing events held at local schools, as well as volunteering in classrooms. These various events allow the SAS to reach their goals by becoming involved with not only the community, but also the education of students.

Maldonado, Mercedes; Rees, S.; Medina, A.; Beasley, D.; Campos, A.; Chanover, N. J.; Uckert, K.; McKeever, J.

2014-01-01

313

Michigan State University's commitment to outreach and engagement begins with its institutional mission statement, which reflects the institution's founding  

E-print Network

Michigan State University's commitment to outreach and engagement begins with its institutional's Committee on University Outreach issued a report, University Outreach at Michigan State University and research. Since the publication of the Provost's Committee report, Michigan State University has been

314

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.

315

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.

316

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

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.

317

Health information outreach: the land-grant mission  

PubMed Central

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

McGowan, Julie J.

2000-01-01

318

Evaluation of health information outreach: theory, practice, and future direction*  

PubMed Central

Objective: Convincing evidence of the effectiveness of health information outreach projects is essential to ensure their continuity. This paper reviews the current state of health information outreach evaluation, characterizes strengths and weaknesses in projects' ability to measure their impact, and assesses enablers of and barriers to projects' success. It also relates the projects' characteristics to evaluation practices. The paper then makes recommendations for strengthening evaluation. Methods: Upon conducting a literature search, the authors identified thirty-three articles describing consumer health information outreach programs, published between 2000 and 2010. We then analyzed the outreach projects with respect to their goals and characteristics, evaluation methods and measures, and reported outcomes. Results: The results uncovered great variation in the quality of evaluation methods, outcome measures, and reporting. Outcome measures did not always match project objectives; few quantitative measures employed pretests or reported statistical significance; and institutional change was not measured in a structured way. While papers reported successful outcomes, greater rigor in measuring and documenting outcomes would be helpful. Conclusion: Planning outcome evaluation carefully and conducting research into mediators between health information and behavior will strengthen the ability to identify best practices and develop a theoretical framework and practical guidance for health information outreach. PMID:23646029

Whitney, Wanda; Dutcher, Gale A.; Keselman, Alla

2013-01-01

319

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

320

Biology: Online Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

321

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.

322

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.

Krista Larsen

323

MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Luu, Ui

2010-06-15

324

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.

325

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.

326

Virtual Lab Educational Software  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Hogan, Patrick; Kim, Randolph

2008-11-18

327

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.

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12 CFR 906.11 - Who may participate in the outreach program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Outreach Program for Businesses Owned by Minorities, Women, or Individuals With Disabilities...participate in the outreach program? Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities...1630.2(g) and 1630.3. (b) Minority means Black or African...

2011-01-01

329

12 CFR 906.11 - Who may participate in the outreach program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Outreach Program for Businesses Owned by Minorities, Women, or Individuals With Disabilities...participate in the outreach program? Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities...1630.2(g) and 1630.3. (b) Minority means Black or African...

2010-01-01

330

12 CFR 906.10 - Why does the Finance Board have this outreach program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...OPERATIONS Contractor Outreach Program for Businesses Owned by Minorities, Women, or Individuals With Disabilities § 906.10 ...acquisition. The purpose of this outreach program is to ensure that minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities, and...

2011-01-01

331

12 CFR 361.2 - Why does the FDIC have this outreach program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY MINORITY AND WOMEN OUTREACH PROGRAM CONTRACTING § 361.2 Why...this outreach program? It is the policy of the FDIC that minorities and women, and businesses owned by them have the maximum...

2011-01-01

332

12 CFR 361.2 - Why does the FDIC have this outreach program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY MINORITY AND WOMEN OUTREACH PROGRAM CONTRACTING § 361.2 Why...this outreach program? It is the policy of the FDIC that minorities and women, and businesses owned by them have the maximum...

2010-01-01

333

12 CFR 906.10 - Why does the Finance Board have this outreach program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...OPERATIONS Contractor Outreach Program for Businesses Owned by Minorities, Women, or Individuals With Disabilities § 906.10 ...acquisition. The purpose of this outreach program is to ensure that minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities, and...

2010-01-01

334

12 CFR 361.3 - Who may participate in this outreach program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY MINORITY AND WOMEN OUTREACH PROGRAM CONTRACTING § 361.3 Who may...this outreach program? For purposes of this part: (a) Minority has the same meaning as defined by the Small Business...

2011-01-01

335

12 CFR 361.3 - Who may participate in this outreach program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY MINORITY AND WOMEN OUTREACH PROGRAM CONTRACTING § 361.3 Who may...this outreach program? For purposes of this part: (a) Minority has the same meaning as defined by the Small Business...

2010-01-01

336

34 CFR 364.32 - What are the requirements for outreach?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false What are the requirements for outreach? 364...INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM: GENERAL PROVISIONS What Are the State Plan Requirements? § 364.32 What are the requirements for outreach?...

2013-07-01

337

Receipt of disability through an outreach program for homeless veterans.  

PubMed

Receipt of public support payments is associated with beneficial outcomes for homeless people with mental illness. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with receipt of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pension and compensation benefits among homeless veterans after their initial contact with the VA national homeless outreach program. We examined data for 5731 veterans who were contacted by the program during the first 3 months of fiscal year 2003 and who were not receiving VA benefits, and we documented their benefit status over a minimum of 18 months. A limited number of veterans (15%) were subsequently awarded benefits; they were more likely to have reported recent use of VA services and a greater number of medical and psychiatric problems at the time of outreach. Findings suggest that VA benefit outreach efforts may gain from increased focus on those most vulnerable and most on the outskirts of the VA system. PMID:17521090

Chen, Joyce H; Rosenheck, Robert A; Kasprow, Wesley J; Greenberg, Greg

2007-05-01

338

Promoting Science via an Equipment Loan Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Krieble, Kelly; Salter, Carl

2008-05-01

339

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Lin, J.; Wheat, A. J.

2011-12-01

340

DAWN MISSION EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH: A SUMMATIVE EVALUATION OF PROGRAM DESIGN AND DELIVERY  

E-print Network

DAWN MISSION EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH: A SUMMATIVE EVALUATION OF PROGRAM DESIGN AND DELIVERY.............................................................................................................25 Delivery and Communication Components

Waliser, Duane E.

341

MEM 351 Dynamic Systems Lab 1 Hands-on Lab 1  

E-print Network

MEM 351 Dynamic Systems Lab 1 Hands-on Lab 1: LabVIEW ­ NI-DAQ Basics 1 This lab reviews LabVIEW feedback. Specific LabVIEW concepts include: creating a VI (front panel and block diagram), case structures (reference: Bishop p. 66) LabVIEW stands for Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench. In LabVIEW

Oh, Paul

342

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.

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Digital Fabrication Lab (Fab-Lab) Handbook F2010  

E-print Network

will be kept in the Lab. Students and fabulty wishing to use the CNC machines should contact the relevant Lab recommended that you speak with one of the lab coordinators prior to undertaking a new project.This will allow Storage or your personal IFS space. A signup sheet for available time on the various CNC machines

Papalambros, Panos

344

On calculation of elementary particles' masses  

E-print Network

The purpose of present paper is to develop the approach to calculation of the mass spectra of elementary particles within the framework of the resonance theory of elementary particles as de Broglie waves

Alexander G. Kyriakos

2006-04-07

345

Ridge 2000 Education and Outreach: Past, Present and Future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ridge 2000 is a multidisciplinary NSF sponsored research initiative to explore Earth's spreading ridge system as an integrated whole. The program's science plan aims at a comprehensive understanding of the relationships among the biological, geological, and chemical processes associated with plate spreading at mid-ocean ridges. Ridge 2000 replaces its predecessor program RIDGE, started in 1989, and begins a new decade of mid-ocean ridge research. Two main research themes of the new program are Time Critical Studies and Integrated Studies. The Ridge 2000 community is comprised of scientists from universities and research institutions across the country, and administration of the program rotates among institutions every three to four years. Several exemplary education outreach efforts (e.g., REVEL, Dive and Discover, Extreme 2000, NeMO, Voyage of the Deep Sea IMAX film) have been developed by individual scientists to share various aspects of deep-sea ridge research with the public and K-12 audiences. However, no RIDGE program outreach effort has been developed. Since 2001, the new program has sought ways to develop a coordinated, community-wide education outreach plan to help promote Ridge2000 research to the public. Our goals include helping Ridge2000 researchers develop ideas for their own outreach efforts as well as orchestrating community-wide efforts entraining scientists from multiple institutions. Community-wide efforts offer the advantage of serving larger audiences and provide an avenue for those individuals interested in E&O but with less time or experience. These programs also offer a means of developing program recognition. To identify ways to use the uniqueness and excitement of deep-sea research to enhance science education throughout our nation, we conducted a 3-day teacher workshop with 26 invited participants. The workshop was designed to obtain expert opinion on how to help meet the needs of students in today's science classroom with the unique skills and resources of our research community. As a result of the workshop, we have identified a plan for outreach to the K-12 community that includes educational products, dissemination and teacher professional development to ensure the offerings reach the students in an effective manner. Four Ridge2000 community outreach efforts currently in development include (1) SEAS - Student Experiments At Sea, (2) a coordinated outreach effort for the Lau Integrated Study Site expeditions, (3) R2K-based Data Tips, and (4) a Ridge2000 Distinguished Lecturer Series. We are also developing plans to work with COSEEs to disseminate these and other Ridge2000 outreach products.

Goehring, L.

2003-12-01

346

ESO Science Outreach Network in Poland during 2011-2013  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Czart, Krzysztof

2014-12-01

347

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

348

Education and public outreach on gravitational-wave astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-08-01

349

Astronomy Education and Outreach in a Large Urban University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This presentation outlines initiatives in astronomy education undertaken within a large urban university in Canada and discusses the role of science librarians in promoting awareness of educational resources in astronomy. Education and public outreach was a key theme during the International Year of Astronomy 2009. A local campus-based observatory program with an interactive chat facility that provides live online viewing of telescope images of the night sky is described, along with a discussion of its role in public outreach. As the learning commons concept is developed in the library it will create more opportunities for partnering with science faculty and the campus observatory to support educational initiatives in astronomy.

Fernandez, L.

2010-10-01

350

Corn Wet Milling Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Description: Wet Corn Milling is an industrial process that that converts corn to a wide variety of by-products. The wet milling industry is the largest non-feed user of corn, using approximately 1 billion bushels annually. This lab looks at the separation steps in the industrial processing of corn.

Olson, Eric; Warren, Noreen

2008-10-27

351

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

352

DBEC #: _____________ (Lab Use Only)  

E-print Network

DBEC #: _____________ (Lab Use Only) Dartmouth Biomedical Engineering Center 14 Engineering Drive% formalin) 2. Blot to removed excess ethanol or formalin. 3. Wrap in towels (paper or cloth). 4. Double wrap in ziploc plastic bags. 5. Wrap double-bagged device with paper towels, then place into a final third ziploc

353

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 Protocols Help

354

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

355

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.

356

DNA Dry Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper, pencil and scissors lab illustrates how the order of nucleotides in DNA determines the order of amino acids in proteins. It reinforces the concept that any change in the order of nucleotides can change the order of amino acids in proteins. Questions allow students to work through excercise at their own pace without missing key points.

Susan Offner (Milton High School REV)

1995-06-30

357

Electrolysis Lab 2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab exercise will further introduce the process of electrolysis to your students. The class will use a Hoffman electrolysis apparatus. The procedure for the experiment is explained step by step in this lesson plan; a graphic representation of the device is also provided. Student worksheets and discussion questions are included. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2012-05-02

358

Electrolysis Lab 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab exercise will introduce the process of electrolysis to your students. The class will use a Hoffman electrolysis apparatus. The procedure for the experiment is explained step by step in this lesson plan; a graphic representation of the device is also provided. Student worksheets and discussion questions are included. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2012-05-03

359

stream hydrology field lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Anne Carey

360

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

361

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

362

Rainbow Challenge Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

363

Lab on a Slab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

364

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

E-print Network

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

Vallino, Joseph J.

365

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

E-print Network

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

Vallino, Joseph J.

366

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

E-print Network

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

Vallino, Joseph J.

367

Building Big: Shapes Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Shapes Lab, from the PBS Building Big Series, shows how the shape of a structure affects its strength. Rectangles, arches, and triangles are compared for their distribution of stress and response to forces applied by the visitor. The site also contains information about forces, loads, and building materials.

2007-04-06

368

Involving Scientists in Outreach: Incentives, Barriers, and Recommendations from Research Findings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Public agencies that fund scientific research are increasingly requiring that researchers invest some of their funding in education or outreach activities that have a "broader impact." Yet barriers exist that inhibit scientists' motivation to participate in K-12 outreach. We will share findings from a quantitative and qualitative study that examined the motivations, rewards, and obstacles for scientists who participate in outreach. We found that most researchers became interested in doing outreach out of a desire to contribute and an expectation of having fun and enjoying the experience. They typically gave outreach presentations away from work, acted as a resource for school teachers, or helped with teacher professional development. However, scientists viewed outreach as a form of volunteer work that was auxiliary to their other responsibilities. Thus, time constraints, a lack of information about outreach opportunities, and the lower value placed on outreach by departments constituted significant barriers to their participation. Scientists involved in outreach typically found their efforts to be rewarding, but occasionally factors left a negative impression, such as poor audience response, classroom management difficulties, organizational problems, or demonstrations not going as planned. Based upon our findings, we offer recommendations on how scientists' participation and experiences in K-12 outreach can be improved, including how to successfully recruit scientists, create a positive outreach experience, and increase institutional support for outreach work.

Melton, G.; Laursen, S.; Andrews, E.; Weaver, A.; Hanley, D.; Shamatha, J. H.

2004-12-01

369

office of diversity and outreach annual report diversity.ucsf.edu annual report 2014 UCSF 2  

E-print Network

and Outreach is to build a broadly diverse faculty, student, trainee and staff community, to nurture a culture, discovery, patient care and community engagement. Diversity and Outreach M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T #12office of diversity and outreach annual report 2014 #12;diversity.ucsf.edu annual report 2014

Lim, Wendell

370

The Writing Lab as Group.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses current research on behavior in organizations as it relates to building group cohesiveness in a writing lab staff and describes the operation of the writing lab at the University of Central Arkansas. (AEA)

Bannister, Linda; Child, Robert

1983-01-01

371

Sea Urchin Embryology: Core Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lab directions for 2 50 minute labs plus several days of brief observations to allow for development. Includes set up information, materials, procedure, troubleshooting, thought-provoking questions and an assessment.

PhD David Epel (Stanford U. Hopkins Marine Station)

2006-12-19

372

Labs That Are a Blast.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents activities that use a simple homemade apparatus called "the cannon" to demonstrate Newton's Third Law. Reviews the chemistry concepts behind the ignition of the cannon and presents the Momentum Lab and the Projectile Motion Lab. (JRH)

Hendrix, Laura

1996-01-01

373

NASA Sounding Rocket Program Educational Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 NSRP engages in a variety of educator training workshops and student flight projects that provide unique and exciting hands-on rocketry and space flight experiences. Specifically, the Wallops Rocket Academy for Teachers and Students (WRATS) is a one-week tutorial laboratory experience for high school teachers to learn the basics of rocketry, as well as build an instrumented model rocket for launch and data processing. The teachers are thus armed with the knowledge and experience to subsequently inspire the students at their home institution. Additionally, the NSRP has partnered with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium (COSGC) to provide a "pipeline" of space flight opportunities to university students and professors. Participants begin by enrolling in the RockOn! Workshop, which guides fledgling rocketeers through the construction and functional testing of an instrumentation kit. This is then integrated into a sealed canister and flown on a sounding rocket payload, which is recovered for the students to retrieve and process their data post flight. The next step in the "pipeline" involves unique, user-defined RockSat-C experiments in a sealed canister that allow participants more independence in developing, constructing, and testing spaceflight hardware. These experiments are flown and recovered on the same payload as the RockOn! Workshop kits. Ultimately, the "pipeline" culminates in the development of an advanced, user-defined RockSat-X experiment that is flown on a payload which provides full exposure to the space environment (not in a sealed canister), and includes telemetry and attitude control capability. The RockOn! and RockSat-C elements of the "pipeline" have been successfully demonstrated by five annual flights thus far from Wallops Flight Facility. RockSat-X has successfully flown twice, also from Wallops. The NSRP utilizes launch vehicles comprised of military surplus rocket motors (Terrier-Improved Orion and Terrier-Improved Malemute) to execute these missions. The NASA Sounding Rocket Program is proud of its role in inspiring the "next generation of explorers" and is working to expand its reach to all regions of the United States and the international community as well.

Rosanova, G.

2013-01-01

374

Student Outreach With Renewable Energy Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2003-01-01

375

Community outreach at biomedical research facilities.  

PubMed Central

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

2000-01-01

376

Planning an Effective Speakers Outreach Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

McDonald, Malcolm W.

1996-01-01

377

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 which…

Dianna, Michael A.

378

Elementary Science Curriculum, Grade 5.  

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.

379

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.

380

Elementary Algebra Connections to Precalculus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the attitudes of some precalculus students to solve trigonometric and logarithmic equations and systems using the concepts of elementary algebra. With the goal of enticing the students to search for and use connections among mathematical topics, they are asked to solve equations or systems specifically designed to allow…

Lopez-Boada, Roberto; Daire, Sandra Arguelles

2013-01-01

381

Aging Curriculum. Elementary, K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Units of study to help elementary children learn about the aging process are provided. There are five units. In Unit I, "Chronological Aging," children learn that aging is a continual process, that generational cycles ensure the survival of the human species, and that species depend on each other for survival. Unit II deals with…

Minnesota Board on Aging, St. Paul.

382

Multicultural Mini-Units. Elementary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flora, Sherrill B.

383

Japanese at Mimosa Elementary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Japanese program at Mimosa Elementary School in Roswell, Georgia. The success of the program has been aided by collaborative team teaching, a spiraled curriculum, creative teaching methods, Teacher -made materials, and communication among teachers, parents, and administrators. he challenges are also discussed. (Author/VWL)

Uchihara, Azusa

2001-01-01

384

Composition and the Elementary Teacher.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A course in advanced composition and analytical reading designed for elementary school teachers is proposed. Stressing the importance of literary appreciation of works of exceptional merit, the author returns to the systematic study of English composition using literature as the basis of the composition course. Some of the authors mentioned are…

Parkinson, Thomas F.

1964-01-01

385

Foreign Language in Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The success of foreign language in elementary schools (FLES) depends upon the cooperation and effort of administrators, classroom teachers, secondary school language teachers, the community at large, and parents. Having stated this, the author points out five fundamentals for FLES concerning: (1) major objectives, (2) sequential planning, (3)…

Chestnut, David T.

386

Elementary Instructional Program Procedures Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed for the Duval County Public Schools (Jacksonville, Florida), this manual gives elementary school teachers information on instructional program procedures. Section one is about the reading program and deals with placement procedures and criteria for kindergarten and first grade students, initial placement procedures for grades two-six,…

Duval County Schools, Jacksonville, FL.

387

The topology of elementary submodels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given a topological space ? X,T?, we take an elementary submodel M of a sufficiently large initial fragment of the universe containing ? X,T? and naturally define a space XM. We consider under what circumstances XM is a (nice image of a) subspace of X, and what properties of X are retained by XM.

Lúcia R. Junqueira; Franklin D. Tall

1998-01-01

388

Elementary Submodels and Cardinal Functions  

Microsoft Academic Search

. The purpose of this article is to illustratethe use of elementary submodels in the theory of cardinalfunctions.1. Introduction and preliminariesIn this paper we prove many classical results on cardinalfunctions in the language of Skolem functions or elementarysubmodels. This language allows the main ideas to emergefrom what would otherwise be a mass of technical details.The key for such applications is

Alessandro Fedeli; Stephen Watson

1995-01-01

389

Topics in Elementary Particle Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Four different topics in elementary particle physics are discussed. Models with N = 2 supersymmetry are constructed. The CP violation properties of a class of N = 1 supergravity models are analysed. The structure of a composite higgs model is investigated. The implications of a 17 kev neutrino are considered.

Dugan, Michael John

390

LINGUISTICS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS GUIDE WAS PREPARED FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER WHO HAS HAD LITTLE OR NO TRAINING IN LINGUISTICS. OPPORTUNITIES FOR CALLING ATTENTION TO THE LINGUISTIC ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE OCCUR FREQUENTLY IN THE CLASSROOM, AND THIS GUIDE PROVIDES SUGGESTIONS FOR MAKING USE OF THEM. FOUR INITIAL CHAPTERS DISCUSS THE USAGE OF LINGUISTICS, PROVIDE A…

DOLIVE, EARLINE

391

Economics in the Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kelton, Dave

1976-01-01

392

Learning Electricity in Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Azaiza, Ibtisam; Bar, Varda; Galili, Igal

2006-01-01

393

New Elementary Curricula and Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main objective of this article is to establish some issues that are frequently repeated in the new elementary school curricula in Turkey in 2005-2006 school year, which can lead to misunderstandings by teachers; and to argue why they may lead to misunderstandings together with justifications. Certain matters have been examined below, and these have been repeated frequently throughout the

Fatma HAZIR BIKMAZ

394

Franklin Elementary PTA's "Sweet Success"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Freemon, Jennifer

2012-01-01

395

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Motion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an introductory lab that examines the concept of uniform motion. In the lab, students use stopwatches to measure the velocity and acceleration of various moving objects, and then graph the data. Each investigation is based on a commonly-known physics lab activity which has been expanded to promote analytical reasoning. Materials are inexpensive and readily available. This item is part of a larger collection of online physics labs by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-07-31

396

Languages in Elementary Schools. International Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten essays address aspects of second language instruction at the elementary school level: "Elementary School Foreign Languages: Perspectives, Practices, and Promises" (Carol Ann Pesola, Helena Anderson Curtain); "The Integrated Curriculum: Rethinking the Elementary School Foreign Language Program for the '90s" (Virginia Garibaldi Allen); "The Ages…

Muller, Kurt E., Ed.

397

Compact Spaces, Compact Cardinals, and Elementary Submodels  

E-print Network

Compact Spaces, Compact Cardinals, and Elementary Submodels #3; Kenneth Kunen yz July 11, 2002 Abstract If M is an elementary submodel and X a topological space, then XM denotes the set X \\M given than the #12;rst 1-extendible cardinal. 1 Introduction Elementary submodels were #12;rst used in set

Kunen, Ken

398

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

399

Advanced Physics Lab at TCU  

Microsoft Academic Search

The one semester, one credit hour Modern Physics Lab is viewed as a transition between the structured Physics 1 and 2 labs and junior\\/senior research. The labs focus on a variety of experiments built around a multichannel analyzer, various alpha, beta and gamma ray detectors and weak radioactive sources. Experiments include radiation safety and detection with a Geiger counter and

C. A. Quarles

2009-01-01

400

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

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

401

Connecting Knowledge to Serve Society Scholarship Focused Outreach and Engagement  

E-print Network

in the United States will be built in the next 25 years ­ Housing ­ Business and industry ­ Banking contributes to: ­ Family and community security ­ Public health ­ Quality of life #12;Adult Workforce university," transforming and strengthening outreach (community) partnerships to address key Michigan

402

University Extra-Mural Studies and Extension Outreach: Incompatibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rogers, Alan

2014-01-01

403

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

404

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

405

77 FR 69619 - Draft Recommendations of Joint Outreach Team  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...large. DATES: To ensure consideration, all comments should be received by Western at the address below on or before 4 p.m. MST January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Joint Outreach Team at: JOT@wapa.gov. Comments may also...

2012-11-20

406

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

407

Office of Biological Informatics and Outreach geospatial technology activities  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Office of Biological Informatics and Outreach (OBIO) in Reston, Virginia, and its Center for Biological Informatics (CBI) in Denver, Colorado, provide leadership in the development and use of geospatial technologies to advance the Nation's biological science activities.

U.S. Geological Survey

1998-01-01

408

College of Sciences and Mathematics Office of Outreach  

E-print Network

University promotes scientific* literacy and interest among K-12 students, teachers, and communities in our.auburn.edu/cosam/outreach Job Information Title: Student Program Assistant Job Summary: Our office could not host over 10,000 student, teachers, and parents each year without the help of highly motivated student employees. Our

Tam, Tin-Yau

409

North of Market: Older Women's Alcohol Outreach Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes North of Market Older Women's Alcohol Program, outreach program to assist isolated and impoverished alcohol-dependent older women. Discusses service components focused on "building up" clientele and developing support networks rather than traditional approach of first "breaking down" alcoholic's defense barriers. Notes that sobriety was…

Fredriksen, Karen I.

1992-01-01

410

Advancing Technology: GPS and GIS Outreach Training for Agricultural Producers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flynn, Allison; Arnold, Shannon

2010-01-01

411

Changing Needle Practices in Community Outreach and Methadone Treatment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pretest/posttest study used two samples of injecting drug users (184 from street outreach and 103 from a methadone program) to assess drug use and human immunodeficiency virus risk practices. The improvement in risk behaviors at posttest suggests that intervention programs were agents of change. (SLD)

Wechsberg, Wendee M.; And Others

1994-01-01

412

Approaches to Expand NGO Natural Resource Conservation Program Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are widely recognized for their success in designing and implementing locally effective natural resource conservation programs. However, most NGOs are small, scattered organizations that do not generate large-scale change. Some try to expand their operations, yet in the process lose the very attributes that fostered their local successes. This article examines how NGOs successfully achieve large-scale outreach,

Scott J. Josiah

2001-01-01

413

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

414

In-reach and out-reach programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Information is given in viewgraph form on in-reach and out-reach programs in in-space technology experiments. Information is given on thermal energy storage materials technology, industry/university in-space technology experiments, heat pipe performance, working fluid behavior, a tank pressure control experiment, spacecraft glow, the Mid-Deck Zero-Gravity Dynamics Experiment, and emulsion chamber technology.

Pyle, Jon S.

1988-01-01

415

College Student-Athlete Wellness: An Integrative Outreach Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beauchemin, James

2014-01-01

416

Outreach and Retention in Adult ESL Literacy Programs. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adults learning English as a Second Language (ESL) come from different cultures and countries, vary in their education backgrounds, and have diverse reasons for learning English. While reports of overcrowded classrooms and long waiting lists for classes might indicate that intensive outreach and retention efforts are not necessary, many successful…

Brod, Shirley

417

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

418

Tribal connections health information outreach: results, evaluation, and challenges.  

PubMed

In 1997, the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), initiated a program of intensified outreach to Native Americans, initially focusing on the Pacific Northwest in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Regional Medical Library (PNRML). This initiative, known as the Tribal Connections Project, emphasized the establishment or strengthening of Internet connections at select Indian reservations and Alaska Native villages and related needs assessment and training. The hope was that these efforts would improve tribal access to health information available via the Internet and the Web. Phase I included sixteen tribal sites--eight in Washington, four in Alaska, two in Montana, and one each in Oregon and Idaho. Phase I results indicate that the project was successful in assessing local needs and building awareness of the Internet, forging new partnerships with and between the participating Indian reservations and Alaska Native villages and other organizations, making real improvements in the information technology (IT) infrastructure and Internet connectivity at fifteen of sixteen sites, and conducting training sessions with several hundred tribal participants across thirteen sites. Most importantly, the project demonstrated the key role of tribal community involvement and empowerment and contributed to development of an outreach evaluation field manual and the evolving concept of community-based outreach. The knowledge gained from Tribal Connections Project Phase I is helping refine and enhance subsequent NLM-sponsored tribal connections and similar community outreach efforts. PMID:12568158

Wood, Fred B; Sahali, Roy; Press, Nancy; Burroughs, Catherine; Mala, Theodore A; Siegel, Elliot R; Rambo, Neil; Fuller, Sherrilynne S

2003-01-01

419

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

420

Outreach to Science Faculty and Students through Research Exhibitions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chan, Tina; Hebblethwaite, Chris

2014-01-01

421

Tribal connections health information outreach: results, evaluation, and challenges  

PubMed Central

In 1997, the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), initiated a program of intensified outreach to Native Americans, initially focusing on the Pacific Northwest in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Regional Medical Library (PNRML). This initiative, known as the Tribal Connections Project, emphasized the establishment or strengthening of Internet connections at select Indian reservations and Alaska Native villages and related needs assessment and training. The hope was that these efforts would improve tribal access to health information available via the Internet and the Web. Phase I included sixteen tribal sites—eight in Washington, four in Alaska, two in Montana, and one each in Oregon and Idaho. Phase I results indicate that the project was successful in assessing local needs and building awareness of the Internet, forging new partnerships with and between the participating Indian reservations and Alaska Native villages and other organizations, making real improvements in the information technology (IT) infrastructure and Internet connectivity at fifteen of sixteen sites, and conducting training sessions with several hundred tribal participants across thirteen sites. Most importantly, the project demonstrated the key role of tribal community involvement and empowerment and contributed to development of an outreach evaluation field manual and the evolving concept of community-based outreach. The knowledge gained from Tribal Connections Project Phase I is helping refine and enhance subsequent NLM-sponsored tribal connections and similar community outreach efforts. PMID:12568158

Wood, Fred B.; Sahali, Roy; Press, Nancy; Burroughs, Catherine; Mala, Theodore A.; Siegel, Elliot R.; Fuller, Sherrilynne S.; Rambo, Neil

2003-01-01

422

Therapy Dogs on Campus: Recommendations for Counseling Center Outreach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the design and implementation of a dog therapy outreach program through the counseling center at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Two main goals were identified for this program: (a) provide stress relief and comfort to students across campus, and (b) increase potential access to counseling services and improve…

Daltry, Rachel M.; Mehr, Kristin E.

2015-01-01

423

Math Circle An Outreach Program at the University of Utah  

E-print Network

6 FOCUS Math Circle An Outreach Program at the University of Utah By Renzo Cavalieri and David Hartenstine Math Circle at the University of Utah is a weekly two-hour pro- gram for high school (and some author of this note is a graduate student at Utah and the second recently completed a postdoctoral

Cavalieri, Renzo

424

Math Circle, an outreach program at the University of Utah  

E-print Network

Math Circle, an outreach program at the University of Utah Renzo Cavalieri and David Hartenstine Department of Mathematics 155 South 1400 East University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 84112­0090 October 12, 2004 Math Circle at the University of Utah is a weekly two-hour program for area high school students

Cavalieri, Renzo

425

Radio Astronomy Imagery for Education and Public Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has initiated an Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program to improve its capability to process radio-wavelength astronomical data into compelling visual imagery and to make such imagery readily accessible and widely available to scientists, students, teachers, the general public, the media, and EPO professionals. This imagery initiative is exploring radio data visualization techniques and

M. T. Adams; D. G. Finley; A. Gianopoulos; P. Smiley; W. Saxton; J. M. Uson

2005-01-01

426

Designing Outreach Adult Programs Using Mobile Van Laboratories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When it was discovered that fewer than 75 residents in urban subsidized housing communities were enrolled in the adult programs at Pensacola Junior College, it was decided to develop an outreach program to extend the college's services to 650 illiterate, indigent, and unemployed adults in these communities. The program was operated out of mobile…

Grant, James E.

427

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

428

Robotics-Centered Outreach Activities: An Integrated Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 effective tool for fostering interest in science and technology among children and

Javier Ruiz-Del-Solar

2010-01-01

429

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

430

Using Near Real-Time Mission Data for Education and Public Outreach: Strategies from the Life in the Atacama E/PO Effort  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The EventScope educational telepresence project has been involved with education and public outreach for a number of NASA-sponsored missions including the Mars Exploration Rovers, the Odyssey Mission, and the Life in the Atacama project. However, during the second year of operations in the Atacama, a modified version of the EventScope public interface was used as the remote science operations interface. In addition, the EventScope lab hosted remote science operations. This intimate connection with the mission operations allowed the EventScope team to bring the experience of the mission to the public in near real-time. Playing to this strength, the lab developed strategies for releasing E/PO content as close to real-time as possible.

Myers, E.; Coppin, P.; Wagner, M.; Fischer, K.; Lu, L.; McCloskey, R.; Seneker, D.; Cabrol, N.; Wettergreen, D.; Waggoner, A.

2005-01-01

431

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

432

RiskLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1994, RiskLab is a Swedish "inter-university research institute, concentrating on precompetitive, applied research in the general area of (integrated) risk management for finance and insurance." Featured on the site is RiskLab's tremendous body of research and writing. From clearly-marked links, users have access to working papers, speech presentations, and projects. Papers are fully cataloged and available in a variety of formats including in full text in PostScript, compressed PostScript, and .pdf, and many of the papers are accompanied by online slide presentations of the work. This site will be valuable to anyone interested in risk management as it pertains to finance and insurance.

433

Jefferson Lab: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

434

Lab Safety Training Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

435

Fourth Grade Lab Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are a collection of sites related to the Fourth Grade CORE, to be explored in the computer lab. For SCIENCE explorations click below. 1. Clouds and the water cycle at the Enchanted Learning site. 2. Look at the Cloud Man&s pictures of clouds. 3. Cloud Types 4. Clouds and Precipitation: online meteorology guide 5. The Dirt on Soil 6. The Dirt on Soil 7. Soil Horizons For MATH activities click below. Math activities "A" ...

Boissonnault, Ms.

2005-06-23

436

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.

437

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.

438

The Extrapolation of Elementary Sequences  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Laird, Philip; Saul, Ronald

1992-01-01

439

Supersymmetry in Elementary Particle Physics  

SciTech Connect

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

Peskin, Michael E.; /SLAC

2008-02-05

440

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2002-05-01

441

FOREWORD: Corfu Summer Institute on Elementary Particle Physics (CORFU2005)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

These are the Proceedings of the Corfu Summer Institute on Elementary Particle Physics (CORFU2005) (http://corfu2005.physics.uoi.gr), which took place in Corfu, Greece from 4 - 26 September 2005. The Corfu Summer Institute has a very long, interesting and successful history, some elements of which can be found in http://www.corfu-summer-institute.gr. In short, the Corfu Meeting started as a Summer School on Elementary Particle Physics (EPP) mostly for Greek graduate students in 1982 and has developed into a leading international Summer Institute in the field of EPP, both experimental and theoretical, providing in addition a very rich outreach programme to teachers and school students. The CORFU2005 Summer Institute on EPP, although based on the general format that has been developed and established in the Corfu Meetings during previous years, is characterized by the fact that it was a full realization of a new idea, which started experimentally in the previous two Corfu Meetings. The successful new ingredient was that three European Marie Curie Research Training Networks decided to hold their Workshops in Corfu during September 2005 and they managed to coordinate the educational part of their meetings to a huge Summer School called `The 8th Hellenic School on Elementary Particle Physics' (4 - 11 September). The European Networks which joined forces to materialize this project and the corresponding dates of their own Workshops are:

  • The Third Generation as a Probe for New Physics: Experimental and Technological Approach (4 - 11 September)
  • The Quest for Unification Theory Confronts Experiment (11 - 18 September)
  • Constituents Fundamental Forces and Symmetries of the Universe (20 - 26 September)
  • To these Workshops has been added a Satellite one called `Noncommutative Geometry in Field and String Theory', and some extra speakers have been invited to complement the full programme of CORFU2005, some of whom have integrated into the Workshop's programme. The result was indeed very successful! An impressive aspect is that the CORFU2005 had the most massive participation so far attracting around 350 scientists. Among them around 200 young scientists (100 graduate students and 100 post doctoral scientists) and around 150 senior scientists. Therefore, among others, CORFU2005 hosted one of the largest Summer Schools in our field. Internationally leading scientists have been gathered in the CORFU2005 in the various Workshops and the School and have created a stimulating scientific atmosphere for themselves and for the young scientists. The contributions of all speakers can be found in http://corfu2005.physics.uoi.gr. Most of them have contributed to the present proceedings, while the contributions of the last week can be found in Fortsch. Phys. 54, Issue 5 - 6 (May 2006). In parallel to the main scientific programme a very interesting, rich and successful outreach programme was held in collaboration with the local Department of the Greek Physical Society and the Laboratory of Physical Science in Corfu (EKFE). The success of the CORFU2005 was the best advertisement concerning the long standing efforts to establish the `European Institute of Science and their Applications', which eventually was founded last spring in Corfu. The new Institute hopes to be the permanent extension of the Corfu Summer Institutes on EPP and has an additional aim to upgrade them in the sense that the attracted first class scientists would produce locally a significant research output. We would like to thank everybody very much who contributed to the success of CORFU2005. We would like specifically to thank all speakers and organizers, the conference secretary and the school officer (please consult http://corfu2005.physics.uoi.gr) and the group of graduate students who helped in various ways and contributed in a very significant manner in the success of CORFU2005. In addition we would like to thank our sponsors, whose contribution made possible the CORFU2005:
  • European Resea

    Anagnostopoulos, Konstantinos; Antoniadis, Ignatios; Fanourakis, George; Kehagias, Alexandros; Savoy-Navarro, Aurore; Wess, Julius; Zoupanos, George

    2006-12-01

  • 442

    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

    443

    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.

    444

    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.

    445

    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.

    446

    Outcrop Documentation Lab Exercise  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

    Evans, Thomas

    447

    Teaching Science: Lab Safety  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

    448

    Picophytoplankton Size Lab Activity  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

    449

    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

    450

    Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab  

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

    2008-01-01

    451

    Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab  

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

    2008-01-01

    452

    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

    453

    Leveraging the Educational Outreach Efforts of Low-Cost Missions  

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    A small portion of the budget for every NASA mission must be devoted to education and public outreach. The question is, how can projects best leverage these funds to create a high-quality message and get it disseminated to the largest and most appropriate audience? This paper describes the approach taken by a small educational outreach team for NASA's New Millennium Program (NMP). The team's approach has been twofold: develop a highly desirable suite of products designed to appeal to, as well as enlighten, the target audience; then negotiate relationships with existing, often under-utilized channels for dissemination of these products. Starting with NMP missions as the base of support for these efforts, the team has invited participation by other missions. This approach has resulted in a richer and broader message, and has allowed the continuing development of the audience base.

    Fisher, Diane K.; Leon, Nancy J.

    2000-01-01

    454

    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

    455

    One Point of View: Computer Training for Elementary School Teachers and Elementary School Computer Specialists.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Preservice elementary teachers need to be introduced to computer use first and then applications should be integrated across the curriculum. A program of computer education for elementary school teachers and computer specialists is presented. (MNS)

    Polis, A. Richard

    1985-01-01

    456

    Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies Outreach and Education  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison presents their educational and outreach materials. On this site, visitors can find a number of helpful resources including educational applets that explore the processes of the atmosphere to workshops hosted by the CIMSS to outside resources from other organizations. Additionally, there is information about the Suomi Scholarship and related courses offered.

    2011-06-02

    457

    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

    458

    North of Market: Older Women's Alcohol Outreach Program.  

    PubMed

    The North of Market Older Women's Alcohol Program is an innovative outreach program designed to assist isolated and impoverished alcohol-dependent older women. The program utilized service components focused on "building up" the clientele and developing support networks rather than the traditional approach of first "breaking down" an alcoholic's defense barriers. Sobriety (complete abstinence) was attained by 60% of the women for a minimum of 3 months (not necessarily consecutive). PMID:1577325

    Fredriksen, K I

    1992-04-01

    459

    Reaching the Remote: Astronomy Outreach in Rural Mexico  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    This article reports on a visit to Victoria, a small village in central Mexico, and the star party conducted there. We wanted to share our experience of the outreach programme because this was one of the most remote places we have ever visited. We emphasise in particular the importance of respecting local culture and traditions, a respect highlighted by making a visit to a ritual centre in the region.

    Ruiz-Velasco, A.; Ortega-Minakata, R.; Torres-Papaqui, J. P.

    2014-07-01

    460

    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.

    461

    Meaningful Involvement of Science Undergraduates in K-12 Outreach  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

    Shamah, Devora; Collay, Ryan; Rao, Sujaya

    2007-05-01

    462

    A randomized controlled trial of a pediatric asthma outreach program  

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Background: Previous studies have shown that asthma education and case management may reduce asthma emergency care, hospitalizations, and expenditures. Objective: We sought to study the effect of an asthma outreach program (AOP), a team-based, case-management intervention, on emergency ward (EW) and hospital use. Methods: Fifty-seven patients aged 1 to 15 years with the diagnosis of asthma based on the usual

    Dirk K. Greineder; Kathleen C. Loane; Paula Parks

    1999-01-01

    463

    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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    Wagler, Ronald Robert

    465

    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

    466

    Elementary GLOBE: Earth System Play  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The class will brainstorm, write, create, and produce a play in which they represent how all the Earth systems are interconnected. This play can be based on the Elementary GLOBE book "All About Earth: Our World on Stage" or on other student-generated topics representing interconnections of the Earth systems. The purpose of the play is to serve as a performance assessment providing students with the opportunity to display what they have learned about the Earth as a system in a creative manner. Through this activity, students will demonstrate their knowledge of how the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and biosphere interact.

    2008-12-01

    467

    Elementary Science Program Teacher Resources  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

    1969-12-31

    468

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

    PubMed

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

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

    2014-06-01

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    Nuclear Science Outreach in the World Year of Physics  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The ability of scientists to articulate the importance and value of their research has become increasingly important in the present climate of declining budgets, and this is most critical in the field of nuclear science ,where researchers must fight an uphill battle against negative public perception. Yet nuclear science encompasses important technical and societal issues that should be of primary interest to informed citizens, and the need for scientists trained in nuclear techniques are important for many applications in nuclear medicine, national security and future energy sources. The NSAC Education Subcommittee Report [1] identified the need for a nationally coordinated effort in nuclear science outreach, naming as its first recommendation that `the highest priority for new investment in education be the creation by the DOE and NSF of a Center for Nuclear Science Outreach'. This talk will review the present status of public outreach in nuclear science and highlight some specific efforts that have taken place during the World Year of Physics. [1] Education in Nuclear Science: A Status Report and Recommendations for the Beginning of the 21^st Century, A Report of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee Subcommittee on Education, November 2004, http://www.sc.doe.gov/henp/np/nsac/docs/NSACCReducationreportfinal.pdf.

    McMahan, Margaret

    2006-04-01

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    The laser propagation demonstration: a STEM-based outreach project  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Investment in laser technology has led to significant advances in remote sensing, astronomy, industrial processing, and medical technology. To celebrate this rich heritage and promote public awareness in optics and photonics, the SPIE Student Chapter at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) developed the Laser Propagation Demonstration (LPD). This interactive demonstration serves as one of AFIT's legacy outreach projects for events involving education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Initially developed with funding from a LaserFest grant awarded by SPIE in 2010, the goal was to develop a simple hands-on demonstration to highlight the optical effects of diffraction, refraction, and attenuation on laser propagation. Since then, the LPD has undergone several upgrades (thanks to the continued support from a 2012 SPIE Education Outreach Grant) to better highlight these optical phenomena and make it more engaging for a wider range of audiences. This paper celebrates the continued success of the LPD and shares the knowledge gained with an overview of its design and use in STEM-based outreach events.

    Spencer, Mark F.; Steinbock, Michael J.; Hyde, Milo W.; Marciniak, Michael A.

    2014-09-01

    471

    Outreach with street-involved youth: a quantitative and qualitative review of the literature.  

    PubMed

    Outreach workers meet with street-involved youth in their environment, and attempt to engage them in services vital to their well-being. The goal of this study is to conduct a systematic review of both the quantitative and qualitative research that explores outreach with street-involved youth. Using 16 outreach programs with quantitative information, our meta-analysis found that 63% of youth who are contacted through outreach later participate in the offered service. Our meta-synthesis of 31 qualitative articles on outreach uncovered 13 themes across 4 conceptual domains of interest. Themes pertaining to the therapeutic relationship, flexibility, and youth-centric programming had a large presence among the majority of the articles. Outreach with street-involved youth, when characterized through a strong bond between worker and youth, is an effective strategy for involving youth in agency services. PMID:22728669

    Connolly, J A; Joly, L E

    2012-08-01

    472

    Introduction to MatLab  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    What is Matlab, Matlab characteristics, matlab preliminaries, rules on variable and function names, special characters, basic arithmetic operations, elementary math intrinsic functions, file types, defining matrices via the vector technique, graphics, miselleneous topics

    473

    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

    474

    LabVIEW/DAQ by Dr. M. Kostic LabVIEW -DAQ  

    E-print Network

    LabVIEW/DAQ by Dr. M. Kostic LabVIEW - DAQ Data Acquisition Dr. M. Kostic NIU - Mechanical Engineering LabVIEW/DAQ by Dr. M. Kostic What is LabVIEW - G l Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench l FullVIEW/DAQ by Dr. M. Kostic Let's switch to LabVIEW software and play.... Show some Examples... #12;Lab

    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    475

    Lab Specific Safety Training NNIN-Nano Research Facility and EECE-Jens Lab  

    E-print Network

    Lab Specific Safety Training NNIN-Nano Research Facility and EECE-Jens Lab 2013 #12;Lab Safety Policies Safety for Nanomaterials Safety Quiz #12;Lab Safety Training and Access · All users must first in every lab and should be worn when handling any chemicals. · Safety glasses are available in the labs

    Subramanian, Venkat

    476

    Science Lab: A Peer Approach.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    The two goals of this program were to increase the number of classroom teachers using the lab and to increase the amount of time that the science lab was used. The solution strategy chosen was a combination of peer tutoring, orientation presentations, small group discovery experiments and activities, and individual science experiment stations. The…

    Ronca, Courtney C.

    477

    Steve Smaha Haystack Labs, Inc.  

    E-print Network

    Graduate · Venture funded - Venrock, Trellis #12;cmad4_1.ppt © 1996 Haystack Labs, Inc. Partners · Sun, IBM in audit trails, network event logs, and other security logs ­ U.S. patent #5,557,742 issued 17 Sep 96" #12;cmad4_1.ppt © 1996 Haystack Labs, Inc. What's In The Patent? ABSTRACT A processing system

    California at Davis, University of

    478

    Lab Guidelines Dr. Anu Subramanian  

    E-print Network

    will aid your transition into the group. Obtain a copy of the Lab Safety Manual and read it before starting of the research group generally have a meeting once a week. This meeting is for the purpose of discussing, group members will meet for a comprehensive lab cleaning. Label Everything You Use! This point cannot

    Farritor, Shane

    479

    Gel Electrophoresis Lab: Paternity Case  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lab activity from the Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators provides instructions for conducting a gel electrophoresis lab. Students will try to solve a paternity case with this activity by obtaining a DNA fingerprint from each potential father, the mother and the child. This activity may be downloaded in PDF file format. A data collection sheet and student questions are also included.

    2013-07-05

    480

    Physics Labs with Flavor II  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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." 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…

    Agrest, Mikhail M.

    2011-01-01

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    Kazutoshi Miwa Computational Physics Lab.  

    E-print Network

    Kazutoshi Miwa Computational Physics Lab. Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. Theory Focus Session, LiBH4 Advantages light weight high capacity of hydrogen storage (14 mass %) Disadvantages volume * Atomic displacement Deformation of electron clouds Equilibrium position In the case of ideal Li

    482

    AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE SPECIES SURVEY AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT: INCORPORATING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH.  

    E-print Network

    ?? Fath, Natalie A., Thompson, Danielle K. Amphibian and Reptile Species Survey and Habitat Assessment: Incorporating Environmental Education and Outreach, M.En. Institute of Environmental Sciences,… (more)

    Fath, Natalie A.

    2008-01-01

    483

    NewsLab  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Independent reporting on the world of television and radio is important, and NewsLab works in this area extensively. Along with offering a variety of workshops for journalists and others, their mission includes providing many, many resources for working journalists, those who study journalism, and those who are concerned with the state of today's media. Visitors can look at the latest in related media stories within the "In the News" section, and then move on to the "Strategies" area. This section is particularly nice, and it includes tips on crafting stories offered by Ira Glass and leadership lessons for broadcast news managers. Moving on, visitors can also look over the "Articles" area, which contains pieces on ethics, producing, reporting, and writing. The site is rounded out by a search engine and a place where users can sign up to receive updates by email.

    484

    Forensic Chemistry Lab Manual  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Any aspect of forensic science can be quite tricky, and educators will be delighted to learn about this helpful educational resource designed just for them. Created by Professor Robert Thompson of Oberlin College this online forensic chemistry lab manual is designed to help chemistry faculty in developing forensic chemistry project laboratories for both undergraduate and graduate courses. In this manual, visitors will find sample preparations, procedural details, instructions for students, and typical results in a variety of formats. Along the left-hand side of the homepage, visitors can look through the forensic chemistry analyses, which include explosives, fabric, glass, and arson. The site is rounded out by a selection of "Stories", which are meant to provide the background for chemical analyses of crime scene samples.

    Thompson, Robert

    485

    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.

    486

    British Library Labs  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the British Library Labs offer up interactive digital collections and apps based on the holdings of this remarkable library. First-time visitors can navigate to the left-hand side of the page to look over datasets, maps, images, sounds, and multimedia materials. Within Digital Collections, the Images area features the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP), which is concerned with the preservation of archival material in danger of destruction, neglect, or physical deterioration world-wide. Visitors can look through four different collections in the Music area, including Early Music Online which features over 320 volumes of 16th-century music from the British Library. Users can also look over the Digital Scholarship Blog that offers up thoughtful meditations on the Labsâ?? ongoing activities and projects.

    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

    Project ASTRO-Tucson: An Educational Outreach Program For All Seasons  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Project ASTRO-Tucson represents a flexible program that is broad in content coverage and has utility for a diverse educational audience. As such, Project ASTRO forms the core of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory's successful regional outreach program. The program is aligned with the National Science Education Standards, appeals to different teaching and learning styles and can be adapted for space, staff, and money constraints at individual schools. ASTRO is broad in its astronomy content coverage and also addresses the scientific process, best practices and pedagogy, student misconceptions, and authentic assessment issues. In Tucson it has been used successfully with elementary, middle and high school students of different ethnic backgrounds, as well as with handicap-challenged and under-served students. ASTRO-Tucson is one of 13 sites nationally that have collectively reached over 100,000 students in the last 6 years. The program's core element is the partnering of professional and amateur astronomers with K-12 teachers and community educators who want to enrich their astronomy and science teaching. The partnerships are extended through a training workshop, hands-on activities, effective educational materials, follow-up workshops, continued staff support, and connections to community resources. In turn, the interest generated by Project ASTRO has fostered new programs such as Family ASTRO (just begun in Tucson), which invites families to evening or weekend family events doing fun astronomy activities together. We will describe some of the lessons learned from the Project ASTRO and Family ASTRO programs in Tucson and discuss efforts to jump-start and localize a Project ASTRO-type program in Chile at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.

    Walker, C. E.; Pompea, S. M.; Wilson, R.

    2002-12-01

    489

    COMPACT SPACES, ELEMENTARY SUBMODELS, AND THE COUNTABLE CHAIN CONDITION  

    E-print Network

    COMPACT SPACES, ELEMENTARY SUBMODELS, AND THE COUNTABLE CHAIN Abstract. Given a space in an elementary submodel M of H(`), defi* *ne XM to be X \\ M spaces are determined by their compact reflections in* * elementary submodels is investigated. A minor

    Larson, Paul B.

    490

    AN INTRODUCTION TO APPLICATIONS OF ELEMENTARY SUBMODELS TO TOPOLOGY  

    E-print Network

    AN INTRODUCTION TO APPLICATIONS OF ELEMENTARY SUBMODELS TO TOPOLOGY- tion of an elementary submodel is a simple but powerful tool which shoul* *d be brought difficult independen* *ce re- sults, in which elementary submodels play a key role. The topological

    Dow, Alan

    491

    The Really Useful Elementary Science Book  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Amongst the challenges that elementary teachers may often face as they introduce their students to science is the need to maintain a solid understanding of the many scientific concepts and details themselves. This indispensible resource, intended for pre- and in-service elementary school teachers, provides concise and comprehensible explanation of…

    Bloom, Jeffrey W.

    2010-01-01

    492

    Wisconsin Elementary Teacher Education Project. Summary Report.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    This document summarizes a four-volume report on the Wisconsin Elementary Teacher Education Project (WETEP) covering the period from November 1967 to March 1969. The project was designed to provide improved elementary education through individualization of learning and instruction, to improve the quantity and quality of personal contact between…

    DeVault, M. Vere; And Others

    493

    Science for All: Empowering Elementary School Teachers  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    This article addresses issues that are related to the empowerment of elementary teachers through teaching and learning science in socially and culturally meaningful contexts. It is based on the analysis of the attitudes and relationship to science of 10 elementary school teachers from inner city schools in Caracas, Venezuela. In the context of a…

    Plonczak, Irene

    2008-01-01

    494

    Transitions from Elementary to Middle School Math  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    In the move from elementary to middle school mathematics, students encounter major changes in instructional materials and approaches, work expectations, school structure, and general level of difficulty in material. Research shows that, in general, students suffer significant declines in academic achievement in the transition from elementary

    Schielack, Janie; Seeley, Cathy L.

    2010-01-01

    495

    The Elementary School Principalship in Israel  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    After a short theoretical discussion of the topic, research findings on the status, role, and authority of the elementary school principalship are presented. The findings are based on an attitudes questionnaire administered to a sample of school system personnel and elementary school inspectors. (Author/IRT)

    Goldstein, Joseph

    1975-01-01

    496

    The Development of Understanding in Elementary Thermodynamics.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    This study investigates how students participating in the same curriculum construct understanding in elementary thermodynamics during a semester-long eighth-grade physical science class. Two questions were addressed: (1) How does the learners' understanding change during the study of elementary thermodynamics? and (2) What role do students'…

    Lewis, Eileen Lob

    497

    Living Organisms for the Elementary Classroom.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    This publication was prepared for elementary teachers and other local personnel responsible for providing, maintaining and using living organisms to enhance elementary science programs. The manual contains a foreword, general information, and an appendix. It gives information concerning equipment and supplies, establishing and maintaining an…

    Hampton, Carolyn H.; Hampton, Carol D.

    498

    Extremal black holes and elementary string states  

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Some of the extremal black hole solutions in string theory have the same quantum numbers as the Bogomol'nyi saturated elementary string states. We explore the possibility that these black holes can be identified to elementary string excitations. It is shown that stringy effects could correct the Bekenstein-Hawking formula for the black hole entropy in such a way that it correctly

    Ashoke Sen

    1996-01-01

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    Elementary School Teachers and Teaching with Technology  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    This study aims to identify the relationship between elementary school teachers' ICT engagement with their attitudes towards technology. To this end, one hundred elementary school students were asked to fill out questionnaires related to their ICT knowledge, usage, and attitude towards technology. The results show that teachers' ICT…

    Varol, Filiz

    2013-01-01

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    Health Clinic Environments in Georgia Elementary Schools  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schools seem to be the logical place to serve the health needs of students, since children spend a majority of their time there. Design standards were not available for health clinics in Georgia elementary schools; therefore, this study examined key characteristics of an elementary school clinic in order to determine the importance of each design…

    Simpson, Susan Rogers

    2005-01-01