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1

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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NCI at Frederick: Elementary Outreach Program  

Cancer.gov

The Elementary Outreach Program provides the opportunity for elementary school students to receive supplemental science training through hands-on experiences. The lessons connect to Frederick County Public School (FCPS) curriculum. The program is supported by the NCI at Frederick and its system of support contractors who have entered into a formal partnership agreement with FCPS. Other agencies located on Ft. Detrick have joined the program as well.

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Bringing Science Public Outreach to Elementary Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-01-01

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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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Using a Portable Wireless Computer Lab to Provide Outreach Training to Public Health Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Librarians at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport developed an outreach program for public health workers in north Louisiana. This program provided hands-on training on how to find health information resources on the Web. Several challenges arose during this project. Public health units in the region lacked suitable teaching labs and faced limited travel budgets and tight staffing

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

2006-01-01

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Project TEEM Outreach: Transition into the Elementary Education Mainstream throughout Rural Vermont. Final Report. State-Wide Outreach Project: Handicapped Children's Early Education Program Demonstration Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes: (1) a model designed to help the transition of young children with special needs from early childhood programs into regular kindergarten and other regular education environments; and (2) the impact of TEEM (Transition into the Elementary Education Mainstream) Outreach in disseminating and replicating the model…

Fox, Wayne; Ross-Allen, Jane

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For a number of years we have been organizing and teaching a special outreach course during our Winter Study Program (the month of January). College students plan, develop, and present hands-on workshops to fourth-grade students and their parents, with faculty providing logistical support and pedagogical advice. Recent topics have been "Forensic Science", "Electricity and Magnetism", "Chemistry and Cooking", "Waves", "Natural Disasters", "Liquids", "Pressure", "Color and Light", "Momentum and Inertia", "Illusions", and "The Senses". The two-hour workshops, held one weekend on campus, emphasize hands-on experiments involving both the kids and the parents. Handouts for each workshop give instructions for doing several experiments at home. This program has been a great success for all involved: the college students gain insight into an aspect of science and what it takes to develop and teach that topic, the elementary school students participate in an exciting and challenging scientific exploration, and the parents have a chance to learn some science while spending time working on projects with their children. We provide an overview of the pedagogical aims of our current approach and a sense of the time-line for putting together such a program in a month.

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

1999-11-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baldwin, Kathryn A.

2014-01-01

9

Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES) "How To" Design Lab Tech Cards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These activity cards, developed by the Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES) Project, are divided into 18 groups. The first group of cards are Design Lab Tech Cards; the remaining groups are "How To" Cards. They include: (1) How To Construct a Sampling Histogram; (2) How To Make a Bar Graph Tally; (3) How To Make Scale…

Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools, Newton, MA.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

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SEAS Classroom to Sea Labs: New Directions for Ridge 2000 Communitywide Education Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lessons learned from the two year SEAS pilot program emphasize that student participation in deep-sea research is an important motivator in student learning. Further, SEAS students experience a paradigm shift in understanding evidence-based reasoning and the process of scientific discovery. At the same time, we have learned that fostering authentic student investigations within the confines of the academic year is challenging and only fits classrooms with some academic flexibility. As a result, this year, SEAS will focus on the new Classroom to Sea Lab as a means to help foster student inquiry in the secondary school science classroom. The Classroom to Sea Lab invites student participation in deep-sea research but does so without requiring students to identify and propose suitable sea-going experiments. Classroom to Sea labs are designed to feature current deep-sea research, and emphasize critical skills in laboratory techniques, data collection and analysis, and scientific reporting. Labs are conducted in the classroom (by students) and at sea (by scientists for the students), resulting in parallel datasets for comparison. Labs also feature the work of practicing scientists. An annual Classroom to Sea Report Fair invites students to summarize their findings and submit written analyses for scientist feedback and prizes, emphasizing the importance of communications skills in science. This year, the SEAS program will feature the Shallow-water vs. Deep-sea Vent Mussel Classroom to Sea lab. In this lab, students explore differences in mussel anatomy and feeding strategies, and understand how chemosynthetic symbionts function in this animal. The lab instructs students to dissect shallow-water mussels and measure the proportion of gill tissue to total body tissue. Students are also instructed to download a dataset of vent mussel measurements and compare average proportions. Finally, students are invited to submit their analyses of the lab to the on-line Report Fair sponsored by the Ridge 2000 research community. A primary goal of SEAS is to excite and engage student learners by involving them in actual research in the extreme environments of the deep-sea. The program depends on the contributions of multiple scientists within the Ridge 2000 community. Scientists field student questions during the Ask-a-Scientist email forum, serve as Report Reviewers, are featured in ``Scientist Spotlights,'' host educators during cruises to conduct at-sea portions of a lab, and help develop new labs. It is community involvement that makes the SEAS program possible and so exciting and motivating for students.

Goehring, L.

2005-12-01

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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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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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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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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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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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Science Nation: Fab Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Videotaped Oral Reading Fluency Lab: An Alternative Approach to One-on-One Interventions for Intermediate Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ability to read aloud fluently is a reflection of one's ability to automatically decode words and comprehend text at the same time (Samuels, 2006), a task which may be difficult for many intermediate elementary students with learning disabilities (LD) (Ferrara, 2005). Previous research shows that audio-assisted repeated readings and…

Christner, Beth Anne Reside

2009-01-01

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Marketing University Outreach Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of 12 essays and model program descriptions addresses issues in the marketing of university extension, outreach, and distance education programs. They include: (1) "Marketing and University Outreach: Parallel Processes" (William I. Sauser, Jr. and others); (2) "Segmenting and Targeting the Organizational Market" (Vaughan C. Judd); (3)…

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

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Fusion Science Education Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. A. Danielson

1996-01-01

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Project Return and Babygram Hospital Outreach, 1993-94.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project Return, a dropout recovery program to assist pregnant and parenting teenagers and parents of elementary school children to return to school, was first implemented in 1989-90, and by 1993-94 had expanded to serve 19 sites in New York City. The Babygram Hospital Outreach program, an outgrowth of Project Return, operated in 12 hospitals and…

Weiler, Jeanne

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Chromosome Disorder Outreach  

MedlinePLUS

... Support For all those affected by a rare chromosome disorder. Home General Info Family Support Ask The Doctor ... alone. CDO is on Facebook - Join the Cause! Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc. is a non–profit organization, founded, ...

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Outreach is Serious Fun.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

W. Larsen

2005-01-01

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Idaho Procurement Outreach Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Idaho Procurement Outreach Program contracted for the development of a training program on the Federal procurement system. The training was for economic development district staff so that they could advise local firms on accessing the Federal marketpl...

1986-01-01

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Public Outreach in Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Fierro, J.

2009-05-01

28

Combustion Technology Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1995-01-01

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Outreach using the media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Fierro, J.

2006-08-01

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Administrator Helps Students Discover Lab Day  

NASA Video Gallery

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited the Langdon Elementary School in Washington to support National Lab Day. Bolden, a veteran of four space shuttle flights, spoke with the fifth graders abou...

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Fusion Science Education Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This presentation will focus on education outreach activities at General Atomics that have been expanded to include the general population on science education with a focus on fusion energy. Outreach materials are distributed upon request both nationally and internationally. These materials include a notebook containing copies of DIII--D tour panels, fusion poster, new fusion energy video, new fusion energy brochure, and the electromagnetic spectrum curriculum. The 1996 Fusion Forum (held in the House Caucus Room) included a student/ teacher lunch with Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary and a private visit to the Forum exhibits. The continuing partnership with Kearny High School includes lectures, job shadowing, internship, equipment donations and an award-winning electric car-racing program. Development of distribution by CD of the existing interactive fusion energy kiosk and a virtual reality tour of the DIII--D facility are underway. The DIII--D fusion education WWW site includes e-mail addresses to ``Ask the Wizard,'' and/or receive GA's outreach materials. Steve Rodecker, a local science teacher, aided by DIII--D fusion staff, won his second Tapestry Award; he also was named the ``1995 National Science Teacher of the Year'' and will be present to share his experiences with the DIII--D educational outreach program.

Danielson, C. A.; DIII-D Education Group

1996-11-01

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Exploratorium: Community Outreach Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a children's educational outreach program operated by the Exploratorium. It service groups in San Francisco and Oakland involved with inner city children, teens, and their families through both traveling programs and programs at the science museum. Activities are hands-on with students learning through interaction and building.

2004-04-06

33

Black Canyon Outreach Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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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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

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Outreach activities within Auger  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

López Ramírez, Rebeca; Snow, Gregory

2009-04-01

37

Tech transfer outreach  

SciTech Connect

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

Liebetrau, S. (ed.)

1992-01-01

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Physics Outreach for WYP  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Conlon, Julie

2004-11-01

39

Community outreach begins inside.  

PubMed

While vocal animal rights activists are widely recognized as a potential danger to biomedical research, much less attention is paid to anti-research sentiments that may be inadvertently propagated by those working within the biomedical research field. The author explores a number of "internal outreach" programs to educate employees about the importance of the work they do, as well as the necessity of using animals. PMID:11469111

Schub, T

2001-01-01

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Logistics in the Computer Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cowles, Jim

1989-01-01

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NASA Microgravity Outreach Activity  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA representatives prepare for another day's work answering questions and handing out posters at AirVenture 2000. Part of their demonstrations included a training model of the Middeck Glovebox used aboard the Space Shuttle and Russian Mir Space Station. This and several other devices were used to explain to the public the kinds of research that have been conducted aboard the Space Shuttle and that will continue aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The exhibit was part of the NASA outreach activity at AirVenture 2000 sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI.

2000-01-01

42

Human Outreach through Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this talk unique methods for human outreach through physics are described. The focus is on identifying young talented researchers and colleagues around the globe and nourish them for the purpose of diffusing physics knowledge. The goal can be achieved through the organization of international conferences, workshops, seminars, and colleagues, at different locations, invite young and experienced researchers to those meetings, invite them to your home institution, in addition to visiting their universities/laboratories for mentoring and exchanging physics knowledge. The scientific part shall deal with collective processes and coherent nonlinear effects in space and laboratory plasmas.

Kant Shukla, Padma

2006-10-01

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Elementary GLOBE  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-12-01

44

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

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Educational Outreach at CASPER  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The CASPER Educational Outreach program with support from the Department of Education, the Department of Labor and the National Science Foundation advances physics education through a variety of avenues including CASPER's REU / RET program, High School Scholars Program, spiral curriculum development program and the CASPER Physics Circus. These programs impact K-12 teachers and students providing teachers with curriculum, supporting hands-on material and support for introducing plasma and basic physical science into the classroom. The most visible of the CASPER outreach programs is the Physics Circus, created during the 1999-2000 school year and funded since that time through two large grants from the Department of Education. The Physics Circus is part of GEAR UP Waco (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) and was originally one of 185 grants awarded nationwide by the U. S. Department of Education in 1999 to help 200,000 disadvantaged children prepare for and gain a pathway to undergraduate programs. The CASPER Physics Circus is composed of intense science explorations, physics demonstrations, hands-on interactive displays, theatrical performances, and excellent teaching experiences. Examples and efficacy data from the above will be discussed.

Hyde, Truell; Smith, Bernard; Carmona-Reyes, Jorge

2007-11-01

46

Using your data for education and outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Lukes, L.

2010-12-01

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The Challenges of the New Global Landscape and University International Outreach Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores outreach activities that universities can develop to help individuals and organizations prepare for the challenges of today's interconnected international environment. Activities include promoting international business capacity, creating networks to raise awareness of global trends, supporting elementary/secondary school global…

Peterson, Norman J.

1998-01-01

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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

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A Medical Outreach Elective Course  

PubMed Central

Objective. To design and implement a Medical Outreach Experience elective course and assess its impact on students’ level of confidence in organizing future medical outreach trips, providing population-specific pharmaceutical care, and achieving learning outcomes. Design. A 2-credit hour elective course was designed for second- and third-year pharmacy students. The course was structured to include 3 sections over 1 semester, a 10-week training and preparation phase, followed by a weeklong international outreach experience and post-outreach reflection. Assessment. Student achievement of curricular outcomes was measured using in-class activities, readings, reflections, and longitudinal projects, as well as performance during the outreach trip. Results from pre- and post-course surveys demonstrated significant improvement in student-rated confidence in several components of outreach trip organization and provision of pharmaceutical care. Conclusions. Students completing the course exhibited increased confidence in their abilities to organize and practice on a medical outreach trip. All students met the learning outcomes of the course, which included providing comprehensive patient-specific pharmaceutical care, communicating effectively, promoting health improvement and self-care, thinking critically, and appropriately managing and using resources of the healthcare system. Students agreed that the elective course was a valuable addition to the curriculum.

Storer, Amanda; Caldwell, David; Smith, Jennifer

2013-01-01

50

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.

51

Elementary Supersymmetry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The supersymmetric harmonic oscillator has been constructed from elementary quantum mechanics and some of its properties are discussed. Introducing supercoordinates, one easily generates more general examples of N = 1 and N = 2 supersymmetric quantum mech...

F. Ravndal

1985-01-01

52

Elementary Particles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the text of a speech given to a conference of physics teachers in which the full spectrum of elementary particles is given, along with their classification. Also includes some teaching materials available on this topic. (PEB)

Parham, R.

1974-01-01

53

Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the building designs of 22 elementary schools, including their educational contexts and design goals. Includes information on size, construction costs, architects, and contractors. Also includes floor plans and photographs. (EV)

Educational Facility Planner, 2002

2002-01-01

54

Satellite Power System (SPS) public outreach experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

S. R. McNeal

1980-01-01

55

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Katz, Phyllis; McGinnis, J. Randy

1999-01-01

56

Rocket Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is lab based competition. The students engineer a 2-litter rocket to have the maximum hang time. After the initial launch, the students are given an opportunity to re-engineer to produce a better time. The activity finishes with a lab write-up.

57

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.

58

Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing  

SciTech Connect

The ?Geothermal Outreach and Project Financing? project substantially added to the understanding of geothermal resources, technology, and small business development by both the general public as well as those in the geothermal community.

Elizabeth Battocletti

2006-04-06

59

NASA New England Outreach Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 part...

2002-01-01

60

Computer Lab  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

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

2009-01-28

61

Permafrost monitoring K12 outreach program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-12-01

62

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

63

Occupational therapy in operation outreach.  

PubMed

A mobile outreach program is presented here as a response to the rapidly expanding demand for occupational therapy services in the field of developmental disabilties. Histroical overview of Operation Outreach will include discussion of societal trends influencing the program as well as factual information specific to the Indiana University (IU) experience. Demand for increased productivity and efficiency with cost containment led to IU's modified truck, housing a complete mobile adapted equipment laboratory, for convenient on-site evaluations and service of Wheelchair and custom designed posistioning equipment. Operation Outreach was designed for the developmental disabled to help address the needs of the whole person in his own enviornment, to enhance wellness, and to improve quality of life. PMID:23941491

Stout, J D; Atkins, J; Hamann, C

1989-01-01

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Elementary Mathematics: Not so Elementary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scillieri, Elissa Mains

2012-01-01

65

Virtual Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1969-12-31

66

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

67

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

68

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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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

70

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

71

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

72

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

73

Public Outreach From the Physics Department at the Air Force Academy: Engaging the Faculty as Scientists and Partners  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Air Force Academy serves a specialized function as a developer of military officers preparing to lead the nation's air and space forces. Within the Academy, the Physics department focuses on providing a breadth of integrated knowledge in physics and meteorology. To that end technical competency and scientific literacy of both incoming and outgoing students is a significant issue. Despite limited outreach resources, the Physics faculty and staff are very active in K-12 science education and in enhancing general science literacy via public outreach to the community. The department supports more than 1500 public outreach contacts per year. Teachers at all levels are involved in a variety of interactions: one-on-one mentoring, class-to-class pairings of elementary and college physics students, motivational "Physics is Phun" school visits, and numerous activities on the Academy grounds. In this presentation we will discuss the breadth of outreach activities and how they relate the research emphasis areas of the Academy's Physics Department.

Knipp, D. J.; Kutche, C.

2001-05-01

74

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

75

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

2011-05-10

76

The NOAO Educational Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Jacoby, S. H.

1996-12-01

77

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.

78

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

79

The Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Lab is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's online gateway to science information. Visitors will find a daily science news service (with articles from Australia and around the world), special learning features such as the interesting exploring dinosaurs and fossils link, Karl's great moments in science section, various science games for kids of all ages, and more. As a layperson-friendly informational resource on science, this site is a great place to visit time to time to get up to date science news and information presented in a fun and non-technical format.

2003-01-01

80

Hands-On Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter includes eight labs using the Silicon Labs Microcontroller Development Kit (C8051F005): Lab 1: Getting Started\\u000a with the 8051 (reading and writing ports). Lab 2: Intro to the 7-segment LED (direct driven and decoded). Lab 3: Intro to\\u000a A\\/D conversion using a light sensor (start using ISRs). Lab 4: Intro to the keypad. Lab 5: Intro to D\\/A conversion

Kai Qian; David Haring; Li Cao

81

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

82

75 FR 30364 - Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-06-01

83

78 FR 65608 - Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-11-01

84

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

85

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

86

Decisions Shape a Lab (Lab Notes).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Porter, Bernajean

1992-01-01

87

A Model for Outreach Technical Assistance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides outreach services for students with visual impairments throughout the state. Outreach services staff serve families and agencies by providing on-site consultation, workshop presentations, resource and referral, and technology loan services. (JDD)

Miller, C.

1993-01-01

88

NASA's Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

NASA conducts a balanced Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach program over K-12, higher education, informal education and public outreach, with the goal of taking excitement of NASA's scientific discoveries to the public, and generating interest in students in the area of Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM). Examples of classroom material, innovative research programs for teachers and students, collaborative programs

Hashima Hasan

2011-01-01

89

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.

90

Satellite Power System (SPS) Public Outreach Experiment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

S. R. Mcneal

1980-01-01

91

The public outreach programme of ENEAS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2003-07-01

92

Strangeness photoproduction with CLAS at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

The CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at Jefferson Lab has been used to measure the elementary photoproduction of kaons and hyperons in the energy range of the nucleon resonances. Data have been obtained for the reactions gamma + p --> K{sup +} + {Lambda}, Sigma{sup o}, Lambda(1405)/Sigma(1385), Lambda(1520). These channels test our understanding of pseudoscalar meson photoproduction, and may extend our knowledge of the spectrum of non-strange baryons which decay to strangeness-containing final states.

Reinhard Schumacher

2000-01-01

93

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.

94

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

95

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

96

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

97

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Palma, C.; Charlton, J. C.

2003-12-01

98

BioTrek: Biotechnology Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Center, University O.

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The Yohkoh Public Outreach Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2002-01-01

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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

101

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

102

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

103

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

104

42 CFR 457.90 - Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-10-01

105

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

106

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

107

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-03-08

108

77 FR 23451 - Funding Opportunity Title; Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Opportunity Title; Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships...funds) to fund the Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships...developed under the Risk Management Education and Outreach...

2012-04-19

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77 FR 21067 - Funding Opportunity Title: Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Opportunity Title: Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships...funds) to fund the Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships...developed under the Risk Management Education and Outreach...

2012-04-09

110

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2006-12-01

111

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.

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IBEX Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-08-01

113

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.

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Best Practices in Early Childhood Special Education: Multistate Outreach. The Magnolia Circle Outreach Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report is presented on an outreach project that assisted in the development and implementation of early intervention programs, special education, and related services for children with disabilities (ages birth to five). The Magnolia Circle Outreach Project disseminated and helped replicate a "best practices" model to improve the quality of…

Warren, Steven F.; And Others

115

Using Field Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Savina, Mary

116

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

117

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

118

Nanotechnology Research Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2013-07-12

119

The Student-to-Student Chemistry Initiative: Training High School Students To Perform Chemistry Demonstration Programs for Elementary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Student-to-Student Chemistry Initiative is an outreach program started in the fall of 2001 at Midwestern State University (MSU). The oncampus program trains high school science students to perform a series of chemistry demonstrations and subsequently provides kits containing necessary supplies and reagents for the high school students to perform demonstration programs at elementary schools. The program focuses on improving

Phillip D. Voegel; Kathryn A. Quashnock; Katrina M. Heil

2004-01-01

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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

121

Supporting Lab Report Writing in an Introductory Materials Engineering Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will describe the development and implementation of a web-based support site for helping students write and reflect on lab reports in an undergraduate Materials Science lab. This project, part of a larger NSF project to support undergraduate lab report writing, details the specific challenges of implementing lab report writing support materials for engineering labs. The lab report writing

Eric N. Wiebe; Thomas M. Hare; Michael Carter; Yusef Fahmy; Roger Russell; Miriam Ferzli

2001-01-01

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APS-DPP Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Through its membership and their respectful institutions, the APS-DPP continues to be recognized for its education and outreach efforts. Each year starting with the 1988 DPP annual meeting, DPP and the APS Office of Education have jointly sponsored a "Science Teachers' Day." Beginning in 1994, a companion "Plasma Physics Expo" has been held during the same week of the November meeting. Both events continue to receive uniformly enthusiastic responses from teachers and students who participate. These two events are not only supported financially by APS and APS-DPP but also by APS-DPP member contributions and by contributions of the major plasma physics and fusion research institutions. Recently, the DPP Interdivisional and Public Affairs Committee was re-named the DPP Science Education Committee (see DPP Newsletter, Spring 1998) to reflect the importance that the DPP puts on education and outreach. Nevertheless, as Andrew Sessler, APS President, said in the Education Outreach special insert of the January APS News "We have many education and outreach activities in the areas of K -12 education . . . but very few APS members are aware of what we are doing . . . ." This paper is an attempt to communicate to the DPP members who have not participated in DPP's education and outreach activities a summary of what is being accomplished in this area, what is being planned for the future, and how does one participate in these activities.

Correll, Donald

1998-11-01

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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

124

NASA's Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach Portfolio  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA’s Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) portfolio can be classified into four entities - Astrophysics Science Education and Public Outreach Forum (SEPOF), Program Offices, flight missions, smaller competed opportunities - through which different aspects of the E/PO program is conducted. These work together to produce a unified program, which reaches diverse audiences in the areas of K-12 formal education, higher education, informal education and public outreach. An overview of the portfolio will be presented, together with information on how astronomers can engage in NASA E/PO activities and take the excitement of science conducted by NASA flight missions into their local communities. Recent highlights will be presented as examples of the wide reach of NASA E/PO and its role in inspiring students to undertake scientific careers and enhancing public understanding of science and technology.

Hasan, Hashima; Smith, D. A.

2013-01-01

125

25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?  

...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

126

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

127

25 CFR 166.904 - What is agriculture education outreach?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 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...

2011-04-01

128

Japanese Elementary School Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the development of Japanese elementary education in the context of three periods of its history. Considers salient characteristics of Japanese elementary schools and teaching procedures; these include curriculum; social and moral education; classroom environment; teachers; afterschool classes; college entrance examinations; the kyoiku…

Stevenson, Harold W.

1991-01-01

129

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

2010-05-18

130

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

131

Outreach and Education on Photovoltaic Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-10-01

132

Telescopes: Eyes on the Universe Outreach Toolkit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This manual provides an overview of how telescopes have changed our understanding of the universe and contains simple demonstrations to use at star parties to get across basic ideas of optics. This manual will also help explain why the images that folks see at the eyepiece of a telescope at an outreach star party is so different from images published in magazines. The manual was produced to accompany an outreach toolkit developed for the NASA Night Sky Network. The toolkit is no longer being manufactured, but the activities are available through the manual, which can be freely downloaded.

133

Blogging in support of health information outreach.  

PubMed

Social media technologies are transforming the way librarians are collaborating, creating, and disseminating information. This article discusses how librarians at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio created a blog to support their health information outreach activities. Launched in 2007, the Staying Well Connected blog was established with the goal of promoting access to biomedical and health information for consumers and health professionals in the South Texas region. Postings highlight relevant health news, conferences, funding opportunities, and outreach events. PMID:20677064

Sapp, Lara; Cogdill, Keith

2010-07-01

134

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

135

Program Development for Community AIDS Outreach. Clinical Report Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has developed training and technical assistance services to train indigenous outreach workers hired by NIDA's national Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) outreach demonstration research projects. The NIDA community outreach demonstration research projects for AIDS are the first large-scale,…

Ashery, Rebecca S., Ed.

136

The development of an outreach training programme in orthodontics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To describe the establishment of an outreach centre for the training of all members of the orthodontic team.The development of the orthodontic team The remit of orthodontic nurses and orthodontic therapists is described and how their training may be delivered and integrated within a primary care training centre.Outreach training The reasons for the development of outreach training are discussed

R. S. Ireland; R. J. Cure

2008-01-01

137

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.

138

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

139

Strangeness Physics with CLAS at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

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

Reinhard Schumacher

2010-08-01

140

Strangeness Physics with CLAS at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

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

Schumacher, Reinhard [Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States)

2010-08-05

141

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

142

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

143

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

144

Aqua Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

145

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

Welcome to the cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab) portal. caNanoLab is a data sharing portal designed to facilitate information sharing in the biomedical nanotechnology research community to expedite and validate the use of nanotechnology in biomedicine. caNanoLab provides support for the annotation of nanomaterials with characterizations resulting from physico-chemical and in vitro assays and the sharing of these characterizations and associated nanotechnology protocols in a secure fashion.

146

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.

147

Physics To Go: an Outreach Digital Library  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physics to Go, part of the NSF-funded ComPADRE digital library, is a collection of websites for informal physics learning. This talk will present Physics To Go’s homepage features, show how these features are created, how resources are identified, and how Physics To Go complements other physics outreach websites.

Lee, Edward V.

2006-12-01

148

Science Days: An Interdisciplinary Outreach Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flynn, Nick

2005-01-01

149

The Mathematics Outreach Center--Saving Dreams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carter, Edythe; Wetzel, Kathryn

2010-01-01

150

Outreach to Future Hispanic Educational Leaders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Serafin, Ana Gil

151

Building an Outreach Digital Library Collection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of a prototype Web-based outreach information system for a collection of educational resources in agriculture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Discusses distance education, student expectations, Web searching, testbed collections, metadata issues, indexing and searching full-text, and Dublin Core…

Cole, Timothy W.; Allen, Robert S.; Schmitz, John G.

2000-01-01

152

Project Ta-Kos Outreach. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes activities and accomplishments of Project Ta-Kos Outreach, a 3-year program to provide consultation and site-specific training for families, educators, and health care providers. Project Ta-kos, through its curriculum and training approach, was designed to increase the probability that children, ages birth through eight…

Askew, Linda; Husted, Tony; Faris, Cindy

153

Development of K-12 Engineering Outreach Materials.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

W. Jordan

2003-01-01

154

The SIRTF Education and Public Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Now that the soon-to-be-renamed Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) is launched and returning excellent data, the office of education and public outreach (EPO) is ready to bring the excitement of our mission to the public. Pretty pictures are one thing (and there will be plenty of those), but the EPO group has larger goals in its sight. We will outline

M. L. Thaller

2003-01-01

155

Pathways: Service Coordination Outreach Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

156

Wind Energy Stakeholder Outreach and Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bob Lawrence; Craig Cox; Jodi Hamrick

2006-01-01

157

BUILDING AN OUTREACH DIGITAL LIBRARY COLLECTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

University extension services are finding the World Wide Web an increasingly useful tool in their efforts to fulfill outreach mission objectives. Documents aimed at off-campus users and previously published only in paper format are now being published in HTML or PDF and made available to end-users via the Web. The challenge for the academic library is to help organize and

Timothy W. Cole; Robert S. Allen; John G. Schmitz

2000-01-01

158

Technical Service Outreach Strategies for Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The model of a library staff divided into technical and informational service divisions remains common—especially among academic libraries. The authors argue that in many ways it is now the technical services division that is best positioned to provide outreach services to a community—whether at the university or municipal level. Maintaining bibliographic access amid the changing information landscape hinges on a

Jacqueline Toce; Cindy Schofield

2011-01-01

159

NASA's Swift Education and Public Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few astronomical objects excite students more than big explosions and black holes. Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) are both: powerful explosions that signal the births of black holes. NASA's Swift satellite mission, set for launch in Fall 2004, will detect hundreds of black holes over its two-year nominal mission timeline. The NASA Education and Public Outreach (E\\/PO) group at Sonoma State

L. R. Cominsky; T. Graves; P. Plait; S. Silva; A. Simonnet

2004-01-01

160

NASA-sponsored educational outreach initiative  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made a commitment to the educational community in the United States by funding an outreach program which focuses on grades K-12. Astronaut photography of the Earth, which has been acquired for the research community, has a natural synergism for the educational community as well. Photographs of the Earth from space are a

Kimberly J. Willis; M. Justin Wilkinson; F. R. Brumbaugh; William J. Daley; Jeffrey M. Bremer

1994-01-01

161

NASA's Swift Education and Public Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few astronomical objects excite students more than big explosions and black holes. Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) are both: powerful explosions that signal the births of black holes. NASA's Swift satellite mission, set for launch in December 2003, will detect hundreds of black holes over its two-year nominal mission timeline. The NASA Education and Public Outreach (E\\/PO) group at Sonoma State

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

2003-01-01

162

Measuring the Impact of Grassroots Outreach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Messmore, Ann B.

1996-01-01

163

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

164

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

165

Activities in GPM Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Kirschbaum, Dalia

2011-01-01

166

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

167

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

168

Outreach: Replicating Services for Young Handicapped Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are eight author contributed chapters dealing with the outreach and replication of federally funded early education programs for handicapped children. M. Karnes and R. Zehrbach consider decisions regarding identification and assessment of replicable products (such as curricula and audiovisual presentations). Discussed by D. Stedman are…

Gunn, Lynn, Ed.

169

24 CFR 582.325 - Outreach activities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.325 Outreach activities...persons who have a nighttime residence that is an emergency shelter or a public or private place not designed for, or...

2013-04-01

170

Providing Library Outreach to Student Athletes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student athletes' schedules can be very tightly structured around classes, homework, study, practice, and athletic events. As a result, they do not have the same freedom with their schedules as the average student. A library outreach program was developed at Valdosta State University to target the Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, and specifically the student athletes. The goals

Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg; Susan E. Thomas

2000-01-01

171

LIGO Education and Outreach at Twin Observatories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

LIGO has twin Gravitational Wave observatories in Hanford, WA and Livingston, LA. Both sites have active outreach programs but each has a different emphasis and methodology. We will briefly describe the nature of these outreach programs. We will then focus attention on the Livingston facility since its outreach program is centered on a new 9000 sq.ft. Science Education Center. We will describe the facility and its exhibits then discuss the structure of the outreach program at the Center. The objectives of the Center are to: communicate LIGO-related science concepts to the public; strengthen skills and abilities of in-service and pre-service teachers and enhance the science and mathematics skills of a broad spectrum of students in Louisiana and the surrounding region. By partnering with a museum (The Exploratorium), a university (Southern University at Baton Rouge) and a state education agency for education reform, LA GEAR UP, we have been able to quickly open up opportunities. Benefiting from our fine collaborators, we've been able to create positive impact in the local science education community in a relatively brief time span.

Thacker, John

2007-04-01

172

A New US National Science Foundation funded Education and Outreach Director's Initiative  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has a broader impact requirement for all research proposals, and the proposals are evaluated based on this and the intellectual merit of the research proposed. Historically, NSF and other US government funded research organizations such as NASA have had similar Education and Public Outreach (EPO) requirements and each have endorsed an important community of outreach professionals to facilitate broader impact goals. NSF funds Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) to support interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary materials research and education which strives for the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering that are important to society. The MRSEC program of consists nearly 30 center in interdisciplinary research and education and calls for coordination of the overall effort among Centers. All MR- SEC's have education directors and coordinators responsible for the critical task of developing education programs. MRSECs offer educational outreach programs in science and technology for elementary, middle, and high school (K-12) students and teachers, undergraduates, and general public that communicate the research of their centers with the general public with the aim of improving science literacy. Recently, at the Fall, 2007 Materials Research Society meeting in Boston the MRSEC outreach directors were asked to create an education network to provide leadership in the area of materials education and outreach. The author Dan Steinberg was chosen by his colleagues to act as founding chair/president of this new organization which represents a collaborative effort of all MRSEC education directors. Part of our mission is to reach out to, but not duplicate the efforts of other organizations concerned with bringing real science research effectively into science and engineering education initiatives. In this session, we will present an update on the development of this new network of education directors. Past successes of NSF funded center outreach initiatives will be discussed. We will discuss the role of education directors as the bridge between the science research world and the education world. We will introduce this new national network of education directors and discuss how it can have a positive impact on creating meaningful science education experiences for scientists and educators and make real strides in improving science education. Leaders in all COSPAR disciplines with an interest in science education should explore collaboration opportunities to build on our specific strengths and commonalities. Collaboration will improve our efforts in effectively connecting the worlds of science and engineering research and education.

Steinberg, Daniel

173

Computer Lab Configuration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wodarz, Nan

2003-01-01

174

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.

175

Engaging Scientists in NASA Education and Public Outreach: Informal Science Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NASA Science Education and Public Outreach Forums support the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and its education and public outreach (E/PO) community through a coordinated effort to enhance the coherence and efficiency of SMD-funded E/PO programs. The Forums foster collaboration between scientists with content expertise and educators with pedagogy expertise. We present opportunities for the astronomy community to participate in collaborations supporting the NASA SMD efforts in the Informal Science Education and Outreach communities. Members of the Informal Science Education and Outreach communities include museum/science center/planetarium professionals, librarians, park rangers, amateur astronomers, and other out-of-school-time educators. The Forums’ efforts for the Informal Science Education and Outreach communities include a literature review, appraisal of informal educators’ needs, coordination of audience-based NASA resources and opportunities, and professional development. Learn how to join in our collaborative efforts to reach the informal science education and outreach communities based upon mutual needs and interests.

Lawton, Brandon L.; Smith, D. A.; Bartolone, L.; Meinke, B. K.; Discovery Guides Collaborative, Universe; Collaborative, NASAScience4Girls; SEPOF Informal Education Working Group; E/PO Community, SMD

2014-01-01

176

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.

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

2011-01-01

177

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

178

Elementary particle theory  

SciTech Connect

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

Marciano, W.J.

1984-12-01

179

Elementary Organic Chemistry?  

Microsoft Academic Search

MAY I be permitted to direct attention to a question asked in a recent examination in organic chemistry for medical students, the syllabus for which states that ``the whole subject is to be treated in an elementary manner''?

J. F. Thorpe

1908-01-01

180

Specialist outreach clinics in general practice: what do they offer?  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND: Specialist outreach clinics in general practice, in which hospital-based specialists hold outpatient clinics in general practitioners' (GPs) surgeries, are one example of a shift in services from secondary to primary care. AIM: To describe specialist outreach clinics held in fundholding general practices in two specialties from the perspective of patients, GPs, and consultants, and to estimate the comparative costs of these outreach clinics and equivalent hospital outpatient clinics. METHOD: Data were collected from single outreach sessions in fundholding practices and single outpatient clinics held by three dermatologists and three orthopaedic surgeons. Patients attending the outreach and outpatient clinics, GPs from practices in which the outreach clinics were held, and the consultants all completed questionnaires. Managers in general practice and hospital finance departments supplied data for the estimation of costs. RESULTS: Initial patient questionnaires were completed by 83 (86%) outreach patients and 81 (75%) outpatients. The specialist outreach clinics sampled provided few opportunities for increased interaction between specialists and GPs. Specialists were concerned about the travelling time resulting from their involvement in outreach clinics. Waiting times for first appointments were shorter in some outreach clinics than in outpatient clinics. However, patients were less concerned about the location of their consultation with the specialist than they were about the interpersonal aspects of the consultation. There was some evidence of a difference in casemix between the dermatology patients seen at outreach and those seen at outpatient clinics, which confounded the comparison of total costs associated with the two types of clinic. However, when treatment and overhead costs were excluded, the marginal cost per patient was greater in outreach clinics than in hospital clinics for both specialties studied. CONCLUSION: The study suggests that a cautious approach should be taken to further development of outreach clinics in the two specialties studied because the benefits of outreach clinics to patients, GPs and consultants may be modest, and their higher cost means that they are unlikely to be cost-effective.

Black, M; Leese, B; Gosden, T; Mead, N

1997-01-01

181

A Museum Learning Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

182

Metamorphic Rocks Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Hadley, Ann C.

183

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

184

Lab Report Blues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For middle school students, writing a formal lab report can be challenging. For middle level teachers, reading students lab reports can be overwhelming. After grading report after report with incomplete procedures, incorrect graphs, and missing conclusions, the author's frustration level was at an all-time high. Ready to try anything, he thought,…

Diaz, Andrew

2004-01-01

185

Reforming Cookbook Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Peters, Erin

2005-01-01

186

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

187

MarsLab: A HEDS Lander Concept  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recognizing that the human exploration of Mars will be a science-focused enterprise, the Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) program set out three years ago to develop a mix of science and technology Lander payloads as a first step toward a human mission. With three experiments ready for flight and four more in development, the HEDS Mars program has the capability to stage missions with considerable impact. This presentation describes one such mission design by no means unique. Ambitious in scope, it encompasses elements of all seven HEDS payloads in a configuration with a uniquely HEDS character. Pragmatically, a subset of these elements could be selected for existing small Lander platforms. Bristling with scientific experiments, technology demonstrations, and outreach elements, MarsLab represents a prototype of a manned science station or scientific outpost. A cartoon overview of MarsLab defines its major elements, explained more fully in the sections that follow. The concept is endorsed by PI's of the various HEDS payloads, details of which are presented elsewhere at this workshop.

Hecht, M. H.; McKay, C.; Connolly, J.

2000-01-01

188

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

189

Origins: an outreach project towards children  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Moutou, C.

2010-12-01

190

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

191

Opportunities for IPY Higher Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Sparrow, E. B.

2007-12-01

192

SenseLab  

PubMed Central

This article presents the latest developments in neuroscience information dissemination through the SenseLab suite of databases: NeuronDB, CellPropDB, ORDB, OdorDB, OdorMapDB, ModelDB and BrainPharm. These databases include information related to: (i) neuronal membrane properties and neuronal models, and (ii) genetics, genomics, proteomics and imaging studies of the olfactory system. We describe here: the new features for each database, the evolution of SenseLab’s unifying database architecture and instances of SenseLab database interoperation with other neuroscience online resources.

Crasto, Chiquito J.; Marenco, Luis N.; Liu, Nian; Morse, Thomas M.; Cheung, Kei-Hoi; Lai, Peter C.; Bahl, Gautam; Masiar, Peter; Lam, Hugo Y.K.; Lim, Ernest; Chen, Huajin; Nadkarni, Prakash; Migliore, Michele; Miller, Perry L.; Shepherd, Gordon M.

2009-01-01

193

Access to Knowledge. Volume 1. Preliminary Report of the Florida Commission on Educational Outreach and Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Goals and objectives of a special commission on Educational Outreach and Services, in January 1975, were to assess Florida citizens' needs for educational outreach, to inventory existing outreach efforts, to determine outreach roles of various post-secondary institutions, to suggest improvements for the delivery of outreach, and to develop a plan…

Florida Commission on Educational Outreach and Service, Tallahassee.

194

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

195

Sand Analysis Lab Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An inclass introductory level activity for science and nonscience majors that explores the properties of sand in order to identify depositional environments. Sand Analysis Lab (Microsoft Word 71kB May18 12)

Weiss, Tarin

196

TOPS Amylase Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this advanced high school lab, students gain a greater understanding of the activity of enzymes, which are of fundamental importance to many of the chemical reactions that take place in living organisms.

Chris L. Craney (Occidental College;)

2010-06-18

197

TOPS Fish Protein Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab helps high school students compare the proteins in various fish products using SDS-PAGE (sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis), a versatile technique widely used to separate proteins solely by their size.

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

2010-06-18

198

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

199

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.

200

LABS Foundational Technology  

SciTech Connect

They are the inventors of our generation dedicated to exceptional science, advancing the technologies of tomorrow. CO-LABS honors the outstanding achievements of researchers and their impact on the world.

None

2012-01-01

201

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

202

NIGMS's Living Labs  

MedlinePLUS

... similar to ours. Worm Harmless roundworms found in soil now live in lab dishes, helping scientists discover ... NIGMS Alison Davis, Ph.D., is an NIH science writer and editor. Summer 2007 Issue: Volume 2 ...

203

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.

2006-01-01

204

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.

205

DNA Fingerprint: Alu Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online activity features molecular genotyping using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to provide data to study population genetics and human evolution. In this activity, which supplements a hands-on lab at the Dolan DNA Learning Center's Harlem DNA Lab, students learn how to collect their own DNA, use PCR to amplify a region of DNA from chromosome 16, and analyze the amplified DNA with gel electrophoresis.

David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor;)

2010-05-27

206

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.

207

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

208

Integrating Community Outreach into the Undergraduate Neuroscience Classroom  

PubMed Central

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

Stevens, Courtney

2011-01-01

209

It's Elementary for Healthy People.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

1994-01-01

210

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

211

76 FR 2150 - NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Notice (11-003)] NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee...they are attending the NASA Advisory Council Education and Public Outreach...fax to Erika Vick, NASA Advisory Council Education and Public Outreach...

2011-01-12

212

Elementary Science Curriculum Guide 1983.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide provides: (1) information on the philosophy of the elementary school science program in Alberta; (2) a list of eight general objectives for science education; (3) 11 statements which identify the desirable characteristics of an elementary science program; (4) a discussion of inquiry in elementary science, considering process…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

213

Piaget and Elementary Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the intellectual development stages ascribed to children by Jean Piaget. Characteristics and examples are given for sensori-motor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational thinking periods. Implications are given for elementary school science education, including (1) formal instruction does not accelerate acquisition…

Chittenden, Edward A.

1970-01-01

214

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

215

Science; Elementary Pilot Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keeler, Douglas; And Others

216

Playing Golf Is Elementary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Goldman, Jill S.; Pfluge, Kevin F.

2010-01-01

217

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

218

What Is Montessori Elementary?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kahn, David, Ed.

219

Profiles of Elementary Excellence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Profiled in this report are three Oregon first-grade teachers--the state's 1984 Teacher of the Year and two other finalists for that title. Distinguishing characteristics of the teaching approach of Jonelle Maurer of the Lincoln Elementary School in Grants Pass include phonics and group reading instruction, the use of activity centers, and a…

Rawers, Lois J.

1984-01-01

220

SCIS Elementary Science Sourcebook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jacobson, Willard; Kondo, Allan

221

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

222

Advocating Elementary Sex Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sex education is an important asset to personal growth during the elementary years. Though many parents are opposed to sex education during these early years, sexual knowledge acts as an antidote to fear and does not contribute to promiscuity. New programs in sexuality and family life are presently being developed. (JN)

McNab, Warren L.

1981-01-01

223

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

224

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

225

Preparing Rural Elementary Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell, Milo K.

226

Energy is Elementary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Encourages elementary school teachers to develop energy education materials; describing the initial phases of a National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) sponsored project in energy education. Two learning packets, The Energy We Use (grade 1) and Community Workers and the Energy They Use (grade 2), are described. Mailing list information…

Carey, Helen H.

1977-01-01

227

Developing an Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program for Caltech's 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 four years, the TO has made a major effort to develop an Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program. Our goals are to (1) inspire students to learn Earth Sciences, particularly tectonic processes, (2) inform and educate the general public about science in the context of TO discoveries, and (3) provide opportunities for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to do outreach in the local K-12 schools and community colleges. Our work toward these goals includes hosting local high school teachers and students each summer for six weeks of research experience (as part of Caltech's "Summer Research Connection"); organizing and hosting an NAGT conference aimed at Geoscience teachers at community colleges; participating in teacher training workshops (organized by the local school district); hosting tours for K-12 students from local schools as well as from China; and bringing hands-on activities into local elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. We also lead local school students and teachers on geology field trips through nearby canyons; develop education modules for undergraduate classes (as part of MARGINS program); write educational web articles on TO research (http://www.tectonics.caltech.edu/outreach/highlights/), and regularly give presentations to the general public. This year, we started providing content expertise for the development of video games to teach Earth Science, being created by GameDesk Institute. And we have just formed a scientist/educator partnership with a 6th grade teacher, to help in the school district's pilot program to incorporate new national science standards (NSTA's Next Generation Science Standards, current draft), as well as use Project-Based Learning. This presentation gives an overview of these activities.

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

2012-12-01

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Knight, Bob; And Others

1982-01-01

229

Pushing the boundaries of outreach work: the case of needle exchange outreach programs in Canada.  

PubMed

In this paper, we examine the challenges of defining the boundaries of outreach work using the example of needle exchange programs. In particular, we examine the multiple and inter-related factors that extend needle exchange outreach work beyond its official mandate. Using semi-structured interviews, 59 workers at 15 programs in Ontario, Canada were asked questions about operational policies and routines. An iterative and inductive analytic process was used. Over time, most outreach workers develop a well-defined sense of the activities they consider to be consistent with a harm reduction approach and the types of conduct that are considered to be acceptable and professional. Workers conceptualize their roles to encompass education and support but are reluctant to impose a rigid definition of their roles. A pragmatic and humble stance combined with strong beliefs in social justice encourages workers to find informal solutions to meet client needs that extend beyond the program mandate. As a result, doing 'extra' is the norm. These extra efforts are informal, but often regular, expansions of the service complement. Construction of flexible boundaries provides opportunities to meet many client needs and unexpected situations; however, going the extra-mile strains resources. A minority of workers blur the boundaries between private and professional lives. Further, a variety of personal, social and socio-political forces encourage outreach workers to continually redefine the boundaries of their roles and service complements. PMID:15087155

Strike, Carol J; O'Grady, Caroline; Myers, Ted; Millson, Margaret

2004-07-01

230

Volcano outreach and education at GEOTOP  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gaonach, H.

2004-05-01

231

Project Outreach: Organizations Unified to Reach Youth.  

PubMed

Youths of today are forced to deal with the external pressures of alcohol and drug abuse on all levels-from the older youngsters across the street pressuring them to be "cool," to the "cute dog" enticing them with the glamour of being the original "party animal." Through today's mass communications, young people are exposed to negative, self-destructive attitudes. It is important, therefore, to expose them to a more positive influence and try to reach them through parental guidance, personal contact, and peer pressure. To achieve this, the University of Missouri's Kansas City Chapter of the American Pharmaceutical Association's Academy of Students of Pharmacy, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Kansas City Area Task Force on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, proposed the development of an annual drug abuse prevention program that specifically targets fifth graders in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. A primary goal of Project Outreach (Organizations Unified to Reach Youth) is to unite drug abuse prevention programs in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area in their outreach efforts to give positive support to Kansas City's youth against alcohol and other drugs. Phase I of Project Outreach consisted of a series of programs for the parents in the community. Phase II entailed college students who spoke to fifth graders in their classrooms. These students also participated in poster and poem contents centered around drug abuse prevention. In Phase III, which featured an outstanding, motivated speaker, the sample group of 600 fifth graders in the area participated in a major event to give positive peer pressure to say no to drugs. Pertinent entertainment also was provided, and the governor of Missouri, John Ashcroft, attended the rally. In the future, each fifth grader will receive a free T-shirt as a tangible reminder of the main event. In Phase IV, to reinforce concepts presented in previous programming, the college students returned to the fifth grade classrooms to speak. Project Outreach programs are incorporated into existing drug abuse prevention programs and provide the foundation for the development of new drug abuse prevention programs in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. PMID:2493666

Dunnington, B C; Hayes, M L

1989-01-01

232

Designing astronomy outreach activities and programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I will present successful strategies used in designing outreach activities and programs for the Columbia University Observatory in Manhattan. The programs include informal education programs for kids, family workshops, and curriculum-centered programs for school groups. Our audience has grown a great deal over the past few years, and reflects the diversity of New York City - being drawn from both the Upper West Side and from Harlem. Our goal is to provide effective informal astronomy education to these populations, while sitting under very light polluted (and often cloudy) skies.

Noel-Storr, J.

2003-12-01

233

Eliminating the OUCH in OUtreaCH  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

``I'm a scientist who knows how to conduct research, not an expert in teaching pre-college students!'' is a common complaint within the scientific community in response to recent funding agency mandates that research proposals explicitly address education, public outreach or other broader impacts. Yet, these new requirements address several important goals - fostering public support for research funding in the Earth and Space sciences, recruiting the next generation of talented geoscientists in the face of declining student enrollments, and educating the citizenry for informed decision making and advocacy, chief among them. Further, the phrase ``broader impacts'' is not meant to be synonymous with outreach to pre-college students and teachers - agency program managers actually encourage many different types of activity for meeting these obligations. AGU and its Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEHR) are committed to offering an array of programs that facilitate our members' ability to meet these new education, outreach, and broader impacts criteria in support of the research enterprise. CEHR has an on-going need for scientists willing to speak about their research in Geophysical Information for Teacher (GIFT) Workshops, sponsored lectures at annual and regional conventions of the National Science Teachers Association, special symposia for minority high school students attending annual AGU meetings, and career planning workshops for students and early career investigators. More extensive involvement as meeting mentors for minority undergraduate and graduate students is available through AGU's partnership with the new MSPHDS initiative (A. Pyrtle, P.I.). A new AGU outreach web site now under development will make available scientist biographies and abstracts derived from recent scientific articles originally published in AGU journals, which have been rewritten for a public audience. This resource is expected to serve as an important vehicle for AGU members looking to broadly disseminate their research results to the general public, students and teachers, but its success will require significant volunteer contributions in building and maintaining the quality of the collection. As volunteers for CEHR's activities and programs, AGU members can fulfill their broader impacts obligations without the sting of straying too far from their main mission of conducting scientific research. This is a win-win situation for all.

Karsten, J. L.; Manduca, C. A.

2004-12-01

234

An Assessment of Slacker Astronomy Outreach Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2005-12-01

235

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

236

Outrageous Outreach — Unconventional Ways of Communicating Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Sandu, O.; Christensen, L. L.

2011-07-01

237

Evaluation of a dental outreach teaching programme.  

PubMed

Dental health care is largely based on primary care. It is therefore logical to train students in external dental clinics in addition to university facilities. Consequently, the new dental curriculum at The University of Tromsř in Northern Norway has implemented outreach teaching and training as an extensive part of their curriculum. The overall opinion is that the external training has been very valuable both regarding volume and diversity of treatment experiences and has contributed substantially to the clinical maturity of the students. Educating the tutors is considered to be an essential part of the programme. PMID:21226799

Eriksen, H M; Bergdahl, M; Byrkjeflot, L-I; Crossner, C-G; Widström, E; Tillberg, A

2011-02-01

238

Coral Literature, Education and Outreach Program (CLEO)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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76 FR 34639 - Funding Opportunity Title: Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Opportunity Title: Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships...funds) to fund the Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships...for Small Agricultural Risk Management Education Sessions'' and...

2011-06-14

240

Asteroids Outreach Toolkit Development: Using Iterative Feedback In Informal Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

241

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

242

The Evolution of the Penn State University Astronomy Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. Palma; J. C. Charlton

2008-01-01

243

Sex Education Outreach from a Family Planning Agency.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sex education outreach program emphasizing values, moral reasoning, and approaches to problem solving was developed in response to the rise in teenage pregnancies. Aspects of the sex education program structure included: (1) decision making regarding sex; (2) contraception; (3) parental involvement; (4) outreach volunteer training; and (5)…

Rosen, Efrem; Weinstein, Stellye

1982-01-01

244

The Guelph Rural Development Outreach Project: A Canadian Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Guelph Rural Development Outreach Project (RDOP) as it was conceived, organized and utilized in rural communities in Ontario is the major focus of this document; the concluding sections describe some of the problems of Outreach implementation and suggest some possible courses for continuing and expanding the project. There is…

Findlay, E. Weldon; And Others

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flatten, Kay; And Others

246

USC: The Interaction Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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.

248

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.

2009-10-26

249

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

250

National TEEM Outreach: Transition into the Elementary Education Mainstream. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes activities of a 3-year federally supported program designed to enable school systems to establish and implement systematic transition planning to meet the multicultural needs of preschool-aged children with disabilities and their families moving into kindergarten and other general education settings. The program model…

Fox, Wayne; And Others

251

General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation Outreach Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientific literacy for all students is a national goal. The General Atomics (GA) Foundation Outreach Program is committed to playing a major role in enhancing pre-college education in science, engineering and new technologies. GA has received wide recognition for its Sciences Education Program, a volunteer effort of GA employees and San Diego science teachers. GA teacher/scientist teams have developed inquiry-based education modules and associated workshops based on areas of core competency at GA: Fusion -- Energy of the Stars; Explorations in Materials Science; Portrait of an Atom; DNA Technology. [http://www.sci-ed-ga.org]. Workshops [teachers receive printed materials and laboratory kits for ``hands-on" modules] have been presented for 700+ teachers from 200+ area schools. Additional workshops include: University of Denver for Denver Public Schools; National Educators Workshop; Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials; Update '96 in Los Alamos; Newspapers in Education Workshop (LA Times); American Chemical Society Regional/National meetings, and California Science Teachers Association Conference. Other outreach includes High School Science Day, school partnerships, teacher and student mentoring and the San Diego Science Alliance [http://www.sdsa.org].

Winter, Patricia S.

1997-11-01

252

Outreach: helping achieve coordination in the field.  

PubMed

The outreach officials of the National Population Program of the Philippines, with its 4 basic functions of research, training, information-education-communication, and clinic services, are trying to solve pressing problems which have been an outgrowth of developments of the early 1970s when population and family planning concepts were integrated into other government programs. Given the task of attacking these problems and coordinating the whole program was the newly organized Commission on Population (Popcom). The organizations which had their own programs cooperated with the government agencies. Initially thought of as workable, the early strategy was soon found to be inadequate, and in July 1975, Popcom implemented an integrated development approach in population work. The strategy is complex, and as it undergoes refinement, the program may well profit from the experiences or lessions gained by a number of agencies in carrying out population/development activities. The approach used by the Office of Nonformal Education of the Philippines Rural Reconstruction Movement is seen as potentially helpful to the outreach project in developing 3 types of leadership in order to properly integrate or link private and public agencies, and ensure a continuing development program: political, educational, and technical. It is stressed that outsiders can help, but it is the community which must basically do the job themselves. So different government technicians are trained so that they can effectively train other people from the community, and do it in such a way that the program will be continuing and self-releasing. PMID:12260754

Guerrero, A M

1978-03-01

253

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

254

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

255

Engaging in Science through Astrobiology Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

256

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.

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

2012-01-01

257

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

258

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.

259

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.

260

Greenhouse Effect Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Larsen, Krista

261

Nanotechnology Lab Visit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-09-30

262

SEAS Classroom to Sea Labs: New Directions for Ridge 2000 Communitywide Education Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lessons learned from the two year SEAS pilot program emphasize that student participation in deep-sea research is an important motivator in student learning. Further, SEAS students experience a paradigm shift in understanding evidence-based reasoning and the process of scientific discovery. At the same time, we have learned that fostering authentic student investigations within the confines of the academic year is

L. Goehring

2005-01-01

263

Elementary Implantable Force Sensor  

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

264

Comparing Technology Skill Development in Computer Lab versus Classroom Settings of Two Sixth Grade Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Preparing elementary students for online learning begins with basic computer competency. Computer competency skills were taught using integration of learned skills in the regular academic curriculum to sixth grade students under two conditions: (a) in a classroom with four computers, and (b) in a computer lab. Students of mixed ability (N = 53) were given pretest and posttest measures of

Audrey C. Rule; Manuel T. Barrera; C. Jolene Dockstader; John A. Derr

265

RiskLab Toronto  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-02-22

266

Modifying Cookbook Labs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2000-01-01

267

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.

268

Spectroscopy Lab Suite  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Spectroscopy Lab Suite contains 10 simulations that illustrate optical emission and absorption from atoms and solids. These illustrations show bound state energy levels, electronic transitions, spectra, and illustrations of the physical systems being modeled. Instructions on using the simulations are provided with each.

Zollman, Dean

2010-08-10

269

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

270

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

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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

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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 Unexpected Exception:

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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.

BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:2.1 FN:Susan Offner N:Offner;Susan ORG:Milton High School REV:2005-04-14 END:VCARD

1995-06-30

274

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

275

Inside Linden Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Atkinson, Tom

2008-01-01

276

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

277

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

278

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

279

Lab 3 - Advanced VHDL  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-07-10

280

Crater Counting Lab exercise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mullins, Kevin

281

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 Advanced Sample Search Basic

282

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.

283

Labs of Unlimited Scope  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes four experiments at the college freshman and sophomore levels which incorporate pre-lab viewing of visual aids, open-ended laboratory experiences, and use of the low-cost digital computer in both CAI and computational modes. (Author/DS)

Reid, W. M.; Arseneau, D. F.

1971-01-01

284

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

285

Elemental Chem Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Franco Mariscal, Antonio Joaquin

2008-01-01

286

Algebra Lab: Inverse Variation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

287

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

288

Outreach and advocacy in the spotlight  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a reader of Lab Animal, you probably don't need to be convinced that animal experimentation is crucial to scientific advancement. The general public, however, often perceives animal research in a negative light, largely because of animal rights activists who use heartbreaking images and misinformation as propaganda. As a result, legislation and public funding are diverted away from biomedical research,

Karen Marron; Monica Harrington

2008-01-01

289

Why national labs?  

SciTech Connect

Biologists are defined by both their field of investigation and where they work. When I was a tenured university professor in the pathology department of a medical school, my colleagues scientists seemed to understand what I did for a living. Now that I work at a national laboratory, I am more likely to be greeted with blank stares. The questions that I do get, such as whether I need to write research grants (I do) or whether I work on the energy problem (I don’t), indicates a pervasive lack of understanding of the nature of national labs and their important roles in biological research. The national labs were largely responsible for a new phase of biology. DOE started the Human Genome Project to understand the molecular basis of radiation damage. GenBank began at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the early 1980s to manage the increasing amounts of DNA sequence data. The high-intensity x-ray sources found at national labs began being used to rapidly solve protein structures. These projects required a level of technical sophistication and scale that were well beyond most universities. This, together with a lack of departmental boundaries and a tradition of multidisciplinary teamwork, made national labs an excellent environment for tackling challenging problems in biology. I believe that most academic scientists are unaware of the research that goes on at national labs, mostly due to our small size and general focus on advanced technology. Biology has traditionally been more labor intensive than technology dependent, which plays to the natural strengths of universities. However, this is likely to change in the next several years.

Wiley, H. S.

2008-06-01

290

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

291

Nuclear Medicine at Berkeley Lab  

SciTech Connect

Thomas Budinger, head of Berkeley Lab's Center for Functional Imaging, discusses Berkeley Lab's rich history pioneering the field of nuclear medicine, from radioisotopes to medical imaging. His talk was presented July 5, 2006.

Thomas Budinger

2008-03-04

292

Nuclear Medicine at Berkeley Lab  

ScienceCinema

Thomas Budinger, head of Berkeley Lab's Center for Functional Imaging, discusses Berkeley Lab's rich history pioneering the field of nuclear medicine, from radioisotopes to medical imaging. His talk was presented July 5, 2006.

Thomas Budinger

2010-01-08

293

Nuclear Medicine at Berkeley Lab  

ScienceCinema

Thomas Budinger, head of Berkeley Lab's Center for Functional Imaging, discusses Berkeley Lab's rich history pioneering the field of nuclear medicine, from radioisotopes to medical imaging. His talk was presented July 5, 2006.

Thomas Budinger

2013-06-12

294

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

295

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.

296

STEREO/Waves Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the education and public outreach plan and activities of the STEREO Waves (aka SWAVES) investigation. SWAVES measures radio emissions from the solar corona, interplanetary medium, and terrestrial magnetosphere, as well as in situ waves in the solar wind. In addition to the web site components that display stereo/multi-spacecraft data in a graphical form and explain the science and instruments, we will focus on the following three areas of EPO: class-room demonstrations using models of the STEREO spacecraft with battery powered radio receivers (and speakers) to illustrate spacecraft radio direction finding, teacher developed and tested class-room activities using SWAVES solar radio observations to motivate geometry and trigonometry, and sound-based delivery of characteristic radio and plasma wave events from the SWAVES web site for accessibility and esthetic reasons. Examples of each element will be demonstrated.

MacDowall, R. J.; Bougeret, J.; Bale, S. D.; Goetz, K.; Kaiser, M. L.

2005-05-01

297

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

298

Science Sampler: Lab report blues  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Diaz, Andrew

2004-10-01

299

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

300

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

301

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

302

The NASA Lunar Science Institute Education and Pubic Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Daou, D.

2010-12-01

303

CLEAR PM: Teaching, Outreach, and Research Through Real-Time Particulate Measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An understanding of particulate matter (also called aerosols) can be made through measurement. This measurement does not change in value if it is made in a teaching, research, or outreach environment. A grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation provided funding to construct an instrument suite composed of 1-4 second measurements that are displayed in real-time through a software interface. This display module is called CLEAR PM (Chemistry Lessons Enabling Aerosol Realizations through Particulate Measurement), and was conceived to apply across outreach activities, teaching activities, and research activities. The construction and software design of CLEAR PM was done as part of a special topics course for chemistry and engineering graduate students at Drexel University. Measurement principles of the different (research grade) instruments were taught as part of the course, with emphasis put on the fundamental measurements and their limitations, and an introduction to data acquisition software was also integral to the teaching component. As a final project of the course graduate students were required to create a 'teaching' module that illustrates a chemistry or physics concept and utilizes the measurements of CLEAR PM. These modules ranged from gas-phase ozone chemistry creating secondary organic aerosols, to the wavelength dependent absorption profiles of wood smoke versus propane soot. The teaching modules developed by the graduate students have been used in outreach activities sponsored by The Franklin Institute and the Clean Air Council in Philadelphia, where underrepresented groups often make up a large fraction of the audience. CLEAR PM is designed to give students and citizens a hands-on opportunity to see how we measure and understand the world around us. As mentioned previously, the instruments that are part of CLEAR PM are research grade instruments, and are actively being used in research projects in the DeCarlo lab at Drexel to study particulate matter in the atmosphere as well as in the laboratory. This presentation will discuss the ways in which CLEAR PM spans the outreach-teaching-research continuum and future improvements as we plan new measurements and modules for the system. CLEAR PM in the laboratory with a propane flame in the sampling volume

DeCarlo, P. F.

2013-12-01

304

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

305

Korean Elementary School Students' Perceptions of Earth Scientists  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-12-01

306

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.

307

ChemLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-05-03

308

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.

309

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.

310

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.

311

Galvanized Sheet Metal Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module, created by Jamie Acker of Olympic High School in Bremerton, Washington, provides a look into an entry-level lab on galvanized metal. The introduction states, "This simple lab visually shows the effects of removing zinc from a galvanized piece of sheet metal and provides students an opportunity to mathematically calculate the reduction in thickness of the zinc and number of atoms lost, based on the change in mass." The module features an abstract, objective, curriculum overview, procedures, mathematical calculations and references. Students should gain knowledge taking measurements using a micrometer/beam balance, how to safely handle strong acids and use algebra to rearrange equations to balance equations. This is a great resource to either enhance or create new curriculum for instructors.

Acker, Jamie

2009-09-30

312

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

313

Physics Lab Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection for high school physics integrates lessons, labs, practice problems, assessments, AP review exercises, simulations, and quizzes in one easily-searched location. Initial development began in 1997, with continual updating and expansion occurring since then. Of special note is the section Amusing Problems, consisting of real-life applications designed to make learners think andlaugh. Each problem provides access to solutions for self-evaluation. Course levels addressed in the collection include algebra-based physics, honors physics, and AP physics.

Colwell, Cathy

2011-09-01

314

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

315

34 CFR 300.13 - Elementary school.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

316

34 CFR 303.14 - Elementary school.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

317

Scientist Involvement in Planetary Science Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There are numerous ways for planetary researchers to become more involved in education and public outreach (E/PO). SMD's Planetary Science E/PO Forum can help scientists connect with ongoing programs or navigate undertakings of their own.

Shipp, S.; Dalton, H.; Laconte, K.; Shupla, C.; Cobabe-Ammann, E.; Wessen, A.; Zimmerman-Brachman, R.; Boonstra, D.; Ristvey, J.; Mackety, D.; Igel, C.; Buxner, S.

2011-03-01

318

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

319

Solar Information Outreach Strategies and Action Plans. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Solar information outreach action plans are information-oriented technology transfer programs designed to facilitate solar commercialization in concert with other programs - tax incentives, load guarantees, etc. Strategies are logical groupings of action ...

R. Hewett

1978-01-01

320

Overview of NASA Astrobiology Institute Education and Public Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Astrobiology is the study of the origin, distribution, and future of life in the universe. The NASA Astrobiology Institute is carrying out innovative Education and Public Outreach initiatives to keep the public informed and involved with new research.

J. S. Allen; R. A. Grymes; M. M. Lindstrom

1999-01-01

321

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

322

20 CFR 638.401 - Outreach and screening of participants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR JOB CORPS PROGRAM UNDER TITLE IV-B OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Enrollment...Terminations, and Placements in the Job Corps § 638.401 Outreach...applicants, conduct personal interviews with all applicants,...

2009-04-01

323

20 CFR 638.401 - Outreach and screening of participants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR JOB CORPS PROGRAM UNDER TITLE IV-B OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Enrollment...Terminations, and Placements in the Job Corps § 638.401 Outreach...applicants, conduct personal interviews with all applicants,...

2010-04-01

324

Outreach to Space Scientists Interested in K-12 Education.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

C. A. Morrow

1998-01-01

325

Accomplishments of the Small-Hydro Outreach Program. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In September 1980, the Small-Hydro Outreach Program was established by the US Department of Energy and the California Department of Water Resources to promote and encourage the development of small hydroelectric power projects as a renewable energy resour...

1981-01-01

326

Welfare Reform. Final National Summary Report on Regional Outreach.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

DHEW's regional offices conducted a national welfare reform outreach effort in 1977, gathering the views of over 10,000 individuals and organizations, conducting 145 conferences and public meetings in all States, and reaching many people through 300 newsp...

1977-01-01

327

An Elementary Organic Review Exercise.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An elementary organic review exercise is described which can be given to a secondary school student who has completed an elementary unit on the chemistry of carbon. This is recommended as an exercise, not a test, but can be utilized for evaluative purposes. The format includes both multiple-choice and essay questions. (DS)

Beach, Darrell H.

1980-01-01

328

Digital Photography for Elementary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neckers, Matt

2009-01-01

329

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

330

Close Reading in Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy

2012-01-01

331

Math Forum: Elementary Problems Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The well known Math Forum (formerly from Swarthmore College, discussed in the October 20, 1995 issue of The Scout Report), has meta-pages specifically for elementary school math teachers. One of the highlights of the Problems and Activities section is Ruth Carver's elementary problem of the week, with an interactive problem and solution archive back to the fall of 1995.

1995-01-01

332

Democracy Education in Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Samanci, Osman

2010-01-01

333

Characteristics of Elementary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Principal, 2006

2006-01-01

334

Caring and the Elementary Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ediger, Marlow

335

The outreach-assisted model of partner notification with IDUs.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: This analysis describes the Outreach-Assisted Model of Partner Notification, an innovative strategy for encouraging seropositive injecting drug users (IDUs) to inform their partners of shared human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) exposure. The analysis focuses on two core components of the notification process: the identification of at-risk partners and preferences for self-tell vs. outreach assistance in informing partners of possible exposure to the virus. METHODS: Using community outreach techniques, 386 IDUs were recruited for HIV pretest counseling, testing, and partner notification over a 12-month period. Of these, 63 tested HIV seropositive, and all but three returned for their test results. The 60 who were informed of their serostatus were randomly assigned to either a minimal or an enhanced intervention condition. Participants assigned to the minimal (self-tell) group were strongly encouraged to inform their partners of possible exposure. Those assigned to the enhanced (outreach-assisted) group had the option of either informing one or more of their partner(s) themselves or choosing to have the project's outreach team do so. RESULTS: Together, the 60 index persons who received their results provided names or at least one piece of locating information for a total of 142 partners with whom they perceived having shared possible exposure to the virus within the past five years. By itself, drug use accounted for half of all partners named. Sexual behavior alone accounted for 25% of named partners. Eighty-two percent of the enhanced group preferred to have the outreach team tell at least one partner; the team was requested to notify 71% of the total number of partners whom this group named. CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that IDUs want to notify their partners of shared HIV exposure. Outreach assistance was the preferred mode in the majority of cases. Expanding traditional community-based HIV outreach activities to include delivering street-based counseling, test, a partner notification appears to be a positive and workable prevention strategy.

Levy, J A; Fox, S E

1998-01-01

336

Science Education Outreach Activities in the Fusion Energy Division of UCSD’s Center for Energy Research*  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 1995, the Fusion Energy Division of the Center for Energy Research at UCSD has been engaged in a variety of volunteer activities in science education outreach. FED staff have developed demonstration tools on energy and plasma science which are used effectively with middle and high school students as well as teacher/student groups at: the APS DPP Plasma Expos and the San Diego Co. Educational Technology Fair. These demonstration tools have proven effective in communicating with elementary students at community science and technology exhibits at the Reuban H. Fleet Science Center (San Diego) and in elementary school classes. UCSD scientists have also participated as team members of the GA Fusion Group’s programs: "Scientist in the Classroom" , and the two Plasma Institutes for in-service science teachers. In the coming year, we plan to: 1) expand the "Scientist in the Classroom" to home-schooled children in San Diego; 2) participate in local elementary school Family Science Nights; and 3) assist in training a new group of future San Diego Unified School District ninth grade physics teachers.

Moyer, R. A.; Stewart, P.; van Fleet, J.

2001-10-01

337

Space Outreach Hands-On Student Space Experiment Outreach Programs University among the Stars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Space OutreachTM is a non-profit space education organization, spin-off of ITA, incorporated on July 17, 2001 to enable students to participate in real Space endeavors. More than 3,000 students and 50 teachers nationally and internationally have been involved in flying experiments in ITA's payloads on the Space Shuttle. Now Space OutreachTM has the task of implementing the space education program on a larger scale. Key features will include real time student involvement in actual Space missions and tutorial and educational tools on-line. By encouraging "thinking out of the box", the mission is to motivate students to learn math, science and other subjects in a multi- disciplinary, international framework using space research as a tool and help them to develop their own educational methodology with a Space-oriented perspective applied to Earth problems. Seminars will be given at schools and ground control kits will be utilized to facilitate the space education "hands-on" experience, guaranteeing a permanent link among school programs, research centers, the scientific world and the general public and society. Space OutreachTM is currently engaged in the program "University Among the Stars", as an international hands-on interactive space education structure that will encompass grades K1 through 12 and university and postgraduate students to encourage students to consider careers related to space. The program will be focused on microgravity sciences. Phase I (the pilot program) will allow for up to 30 separate schools to conduct microgravity experiments on the Space Shuttle. The experiments in Phase II would be flown on the International Space Station and include over 50 schools. The experiments in Phase III would be an expansion of Phase II and include real-time downlinks to the Internet showing the experiment in orbit. The aim of this paper is to provide details on the "University Among the Stars" interactive space education program, highlighting some of the student experiments conducted.

de, C.

2002-01-01

338

Simulations And Software For The Ast-101 Lecture And Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Donahue, Megan

2008-05-01

339

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. Palma

2005-01-01

340

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

341

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.

342

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

343

Elementary Urban IPM Curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Elementary Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Curriculum provides teachers with background information, hands-on activities, worksheets, fact sheets, quizzes, and resources to help engage students in real-world learning. While some of the lessons build on previous learning, most are stand-alone. Inspection and monitoring activities can be done weekly, monthly or as often as desired to provide continuity throughout the year and show how things change over time. Through the activities the students will: learn when a living thing is considered a pest; create an animal and its habitat using craft supplies; explore and make a survey of living things; interview people about pests; create a restaurant and menu for pests; and design a travel brochure or poster for a pest of a preferred destination in a yard or building. Other sections of the curriculum are: What is IPM?; Wanted Dead or Alive; Inspecting the School; All About Rodents; Biological Control; and All About Insects.

Jenkins, Erica

344

Elementary Linear Algebra  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online textbook, Elementary Linear Algebra, is made available by Keith Matthews of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Queensland. Sections are organized into chapters such as Linear Equations, Matrices, Subspaces, Determinants, Complex Numbers, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Identifying Second Degree Equations, and Three-dimensional Geometry. Each chapter features problems with the solutions available on-site. This is an excellent companion guide for college students taking linear algebra. In addition, the site includes an exact arithmetic matrix program, CMAT, that "performs exact calculations on matrices whose elements are rational numbers, complex rational numbers or numbers from a finite field of p (prime) elements." This program makes it easier to calculate problems such as the reduced row echelon form, the determinant, and the characteristic polynomial of a matrix.

Matthews, Keith R.

1991-01-01

345

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.

346

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.

347

Annenberg Media: Teachers' Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-11-30

348

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.

349

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

350

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

351

Lab 5: Gone Fishing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

352

Variable Star Astronomy Education & Public Outreach Initiative  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) published a comprehensive variable star curriculum, "Hands-On Astrophysics, Variable Stars in Science, Math, and Computer Education" in 1997. The curriculum, funded by the National Science Foundation, was developed for a comprehensive audience -- amateur astronomers, classroom educators, science fair projects, astronomy clubs, family learning, and anyone interested in learning about variable stars. Some of the activities from the Hands-On Astrophysics curriculum have been incorporated into the educational materials for the Chandra X-Ray Observatory's Educational and Public Outreach (EPO) Office. On two occasions, in 2000 and 2001, triggered by alerts from amateur astronomers, Chandra observed the outburst of the dwarf nova SS Cygni. The cooperation of amateur variable star astronomers and Chandra X-Ray scientists provided proof that the collaboration of amateur and professional astronomers is a powerful tool to study cosmic phenomena. Once again, the Chandra and AAVSO have teamed up -- this time to promote variable star education. The Hands-On Astrophysics curriculum is being re-designed and updated from the original materials to a web-based format. The new version, re-named Variable Star Astronomy, will provide formal and informal educators, and especially amateur astronomers, educational materials to help promote interest in and knowledge of variable stars.

Young, Donna L.

2008-05-01

353

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

354

The Wonders of Physics Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1996-11-01

355

San Diego Science Alliance Education Outreach Activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The General Atomics Science Education Outreach Activities as well as those of several other San Diego area institutions led to the formation in 1994 of the San Diego Science Alliance. The Science Alliance is a consortium of science-related industries, institutions of research and higher education, museums, medical health networks, and science competitions in support of K-12 science education. Some Alliance accomplishments include printing over 4000 resource catalogs for teachers, workshops presented by over 20 of their business members at the San Diego Science Education Conference, and hosting of 3 eight-week courses for teachers. The Alliance provides an important forum for interaction between schools and teachers and local industries and institutions. The Science Alliance maintains a World Wide Web Home Page at elvbf http://www.cerf.net/sd_science/. General Atomics' role in the San Diego Science Alliance will be presented.(Presented by Patricia S. Winter for the General Atomics Science Education Groups and San Diego Science Alliance.)

Blue, Anne P.

1996-11-01

356

Project Iceberg: ANDRILL's Education and Outreach Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

357

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

358

Gravity-Assist Mechanical Simulator for Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2012-01-01

359

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

360

Education and Public Outreach using Venus Express  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nearly two decades after NASA’s Magellan radar mission to Venus, its atmosphere and surface is being investigated with new instruments by the Venus Express spacecraft from orbit. It was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 11 November 2005, and has been orbiting Venus since April 2006. This mission provides an opportunity to focus on comparative planetary meteorology for education and public outreach efforts. We present an inquiry-based approach for informal and formal learning audiences by comparing atmospheric states of Venus and Earth using data available from Earth weather satellites and Venus Express. In the context of a middle or a high school curriculum, the science themes of Venus Express mission provide many connections to the themes of the National Science Education Standards. For the general audiences, Venus presents many of its mysteries such as its super rotation in the form of a giant hemispheric vortex akin to a hurricane, its deep atmosphere with sulfuric acid clouds, and the huge greenhouse effect concepts that are familiar to many. More than a dozen US scientists are participating in the Venus Express mission with support from NASA.

Pertzborn, Rosalyn A.; Limaye, S. S.; Pi, H. Y.

2006-12-01

361

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

362

LabVelocity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Geared mainly toward biotechnology researchers, this commercial site provides a wealth of laboratory information such as technique protocols, tools and tables, and a catalog of equipment and literature. The Tools and Tables section gives sizes and weights of genomes and molecules, a buffer calculator, protein affinity tables, and much more. Protocols such as in vitro transcription/translation, expression arrays, and protein assays are available for free download in .pdf format. Certain instrumentation, software, and laboratory product user manuals can be similarly downloaded. Other highlights of the site are the "lab manager," allowing users to create a personalized archive of scientific literature, protocols, product lists, and references; free access to Medline, the National Library of Medicine's searchable database; and a customizable news page. Because LabVelocity is a for-profit venture, a vast array of products are available for purchase from the site. These are subcategorized (e.g., Antibodies, Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Immunology) for easy access. Registration is requested but not required.

363

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-08-01

364

A New Kind of Outreach: What's in it for you?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There are abundant reasons for students to be involved in service and outreach projects. Not only is it a good recruitment tool for recruiting and retaining majors, but students gain confidence in their knowledge, and have opportunities to cement new knowledge by teaching others. Outreach teaches students how to talk with the public about science, an increasingly important skill for today's scientists. Let's not forget that it's also inspiring, and a lot of fun! There are also abundant reasons for faculty to develop a solid outreach program. It can be an unusual, but welcome, source of funding. It can tie together the various E/PO efforts that granting agencies are now requiring. A solid outreach program can also revitalize your teaching and research programs, and help you find non-traditional sources of funding for your research projects. Outreach is also vastly more satisfying than serving on boring University committees! In the Physics Department at Weber State University, we have developed an extensive suite of outreach programs that involve students in the life of the Department from the very moment that they start to think they might be interested in physics. This demonstrably improves our recruitment and retention numbers, as well as improving student performance. In addition, these outreach efforts have resulted in unprecedented funding levels for Departmental projects of all kinds, and have created a new, ongoing, Department-controlled funding source. From those funds, we've been able to pilot a number of different projects, some of which have gone on to be funded more traditionally. More than 2 million dollars has come into the Department in the last few years as a result of these efforts. I'll tell you how we did it, and how our Department has changed as a result.

Palen, Stacy

2008-10-01

365

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

366

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

367

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

368

Advanced LabVIEW Labs; Physics Today (review).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There have been approximately fifteen books concerning LabVIEW, but Professor Essick's treatise takes on a completely different tack than all of the previous discussions. LabVIEW is written in 'G' a graphical programming language developed by National Ins...

E. D. Jones

1999-01-01

369

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.

370

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.

371

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.

372

NASA's Swift Education and Public Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Few astronomical objects excite students more than big explosions and black holes. Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) are both: powerful explosions that signal the births of black holes. NASA's Swift satellite mission, set for launch in December 2003, will detect hundreds of black holes over its two-year nominal mission timeline. The NASA Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) group at Sonoma State University is leading the Swift E/PO effort, using the Swift mission to engage students in science and math learning. We have partnered with the Lawrence Hall of Science to create a "Great Explorations in Math and Science" guide entitled "Invisible Universe: from Radio Waves to Gamma Rays," which uses GRBs to introduce students to the electromagnetic spectrum and the scale of energies in the Universe. Three to four segments about Swift are being broadcast each year to millions of middle-school children as part of "What's In The News," an educational television series based at Penn State University. We are also creating new standards-based activities for grades 9-12 using GRBs: one activity puts the students in the place of astronomers 20 years ago, trying to sort out various types of stellar explosions that create high-energy radiation. Another mimics the use of the Interplanetary Network to let students figure out the direction to a GRB. Post-launch materials will include magazine articles about Swift and GRBs, more formal educational activities, and additions to the Swift E/PO website (http://swift.sonoma.edu) that will excite and inspire students to learn more about space science.

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

2003-05-01

373

Dawn Mission's Education and Public Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-10-01

374

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

375

Solving an Elementary IA Problem.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For a woods curriculum project, senior high students designed and built a tool cart needed in the elementary school industrial arts classes. Photographs of two carts of different design, diagrams, and list of materials are included. (MF)

Shealey, Harry M., Jr.

1978-01-01

376

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

377

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.

McGowan, Julie J.

2000-01-01

378

Accomplishments of the Small-Hydro Outreach Program. Final report  

SciTech Connect

In September 1980, the Small-Hydro Outreach Program was established by the US Department of Energy and the California Department of Water Resources to promote and encourage the development of small hydroelectric power projects as a renewable energy resource in California. Projects at existing hydraulic structures were particularly emphasized since they have less potential for adverse effect on the environment. Before the outreach program was established, the task force had compiled a list of potential hydro facilities at existing hydraulic structures. The efforts of the outreach program were first aimed at informing the owners of the potential and development procedures for their sites. When the small hydro rush snowballed in the Spring of 1981, numerous requests for information on small hydro development on free flowing streams where no diversions or hydraulic structures existed were received. The outreach program was modified at that time to consider small hydro projects at both undeveloped and developed sites. The main accomplishments of the outreach program have been the publication of Small-Scale Hydro News, conducting a Small-Scale Hydro Workshop and the distribution of bulletins, reports, and pamphlets to reach over 3000 persons interested in small hydro development.

Not Available

1981-01-01

379

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

380

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

381

Counterpane Labs: Password Safe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Tired of trying to memorize numerous computer passwords? Password Safe is a free Windows 9x/2000 utility that provides users the opportunity to keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers and provides a single Safe Combination that unlocks all passwords. Password Safe "protects passwords with the Blowfish encryption algorithm, a fast, free alternative to DES." The program's security has been thoroughly verified by Counterpane Labs under the supervision of Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography and creator of the Blowfish algorithm. Password Safe features a simple, intuitive interface that lets users set up their password database in minutes. One can copy a password just by double clicking and pasting it directly into his/her application. Best of all, Password Safe is completely free: no license requirements, shareware fees, or other strings attached.

2001-01-01

382

Experiences Building PlanetLab  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports our experiences building PlanetLab over the last four years. It identifies the re- quirements that shaped PlanetLab, explains the design decisions that resulted from resolving conflicts among these requirements, and reports our experience imple- menting and supporting the system. Due in large part to the nature of the \\

Larry L. Peterson; Andy C. Bavier; Marc E. Fiuczynski; Steve Muir

2006-01-01

383

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

384

ALTERNATIVE LIBRARY. Elementary Functions  

SciTech Connect

The ALTERNATIVE LIBRARY is a library of elementary functions prepared for use with the standard FORTRAN compiler under 4.2 BSD UNIX as an alternative to the standard system library. The library offers improved accuracy as well as additional capabilities. It includes routines ASIN, ACOS, COSH, EXP, LOG, LOG10, POW, SIN, COS, SINH, TAN, and TANH. These alternative routines have slightly modified domains and slightly different responses to invalid arguments. Four routines, not part of the standard library, are provided: ADX(X,N), a double-precision function that returns the double-precision argument X scaled by 2 raised to the Nth power; INTXP(X), an integer function that returns as a signed integer the exponent of the double-precision argument X; SETXP(X,N), a double-precision function that returns the double-precision argument X with its exponent replaced by N; and DCOTAN(X), a double-precision function that returns the cotangent of the double-precision argument X, where X is given in radians.

Cody, W.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1986-02-01

385

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Wawro, M.; Haden, C.

2013-12-01

386

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Wawro, Martha; Haden, Carol

2014-06-01

387

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

388

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

389

[Health practices by teams from Street Outreach Offices].  

PubMed

Two distinctly serious public health problems interconnect in the universe of this study: living on the streets and drug use. To deal with this problem, Street Outreach Offices were created with a prime focus on the life world of drug users living on the streets. The aim was to learn about the health practices used by teams from Street Outreach Offices, in addition to describing their work strategies, learning about the health education provided by the teams, and unveiling their feelings about the work process on the streets. This was a qualitative study with participant observation and content analysis as proposed by Bardin. Analysis of interviews with 15 participants revealed five thematic categories. Health practices by the teams prioritized outreach to (and embracement of) people living on the streets, reinforcing the importance of users' participation and interdisciplinary, inter-sector work. PMID:24896055

Silva, Felicialle Pereira da; Frazăo, Iracema da Silva; Linhares, Francisca Márcia Pereira

2014-04-01

390

The International Particle Physics Outreach Group (ippog):. Aims and Activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Particle Physics Outreach Group, IPPOG, is a network of particle physics communication and education experts. IPPOG's principle aim is to maximize the impact of education and outreach efforts related to particle physics through information exchange and the sharing of expertise. IPPOG has initiated several major European and Worldwide activities, such as the "International Particle Physics Masterclasses" where each year thousands of high school students in more than 20 countries come to one of about 120 nearby universities or research centres for a day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. IPPOG has also initiated a global database of education and outreach materials, aimed at supporting other particle physicists and education professionals. The aims and activities of IPPOG will be described, as well as plans to include more countries & laboratories in the network.

Barney, David

2012-08-01

391

A Mobile Nanoscience and Electron Microscopy Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have established a mobile nanoscience laboratory outreach program in Western NC that puts scanning electron microscopy (SEM) directly in the hands of K-12 students and the general public. There has been a recent push to develop new active learning materials to educate students at all levels about nanoscience and nanotechnology. Previous projects, such as Bugscope, nanoManipulator, or SPM Live! allowed remote access to advanced microscopies. However, placing SEM directly in schools has not often been possible because the cost and steep learning curve of these technologies were prohibitive, making this project quite novel. We have developed new learning modules for a microscopy outreach experience with a tabletop SEM (Hitachi TM3000). We present here an overview of our outreach and results of the assessment of our program to date.

Coffey, Tonya; Kelley, Kyle

2013-03-01

392

The Nuvuk Archaeology Project: Science and Outreach Partnerships during IPY  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Nuvuk Archaeology Project involves Northern students in archaeological research, and also presents information to a broader non-Northern audience. The project began in 2005, and builds on 26 years of experience training high school and college students in Arctic fieldwork and laboratory archaeology. It has always had a strong informal science education and outreach component. During the IPY, the project has partnered with two IPY informal science education/outreach projects, Ice Stories with the Exploratorium, and PolarTrec through ARCUS. This paper focuses on the benefits and challenges of those collaborations and how they helped strengthen and extend the project's outreach. It attempts to draw some conclusions which can be applied more generally.

Jensen, A. M.

2008-12-01

393

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-12-01

394

The Problem with Organic Chemistry Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mohrig, Jerry R.

2004-01-01

395

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-03-18

396

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-11-26

397

77 FR 66082 - NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Notice 12-089] NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach...a meeting of the Education and Public Outreach Committee of the NASA Advisory Council...following topics: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Education/Public...

2012-11-01

398

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ADMINISTRATION [Notice 12-014] NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee...following topics: --NASA Budget Overview --Education Redesign Status --Public...they are attending the NASA Advisory Council Education and Public Outreach...

2012-02-17

399

75 FR 38147 - NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (10-072)] NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting AGENCY...the Education and Public Outreach Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. DATES: Monday, July 19,...

2010-07-01

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75 FR 54190 - NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting  

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...10-104)] NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach...a meeting of the Education and Public Outreach Committee of the NASA Advisory Council...Public Engagement. NASA and Social Media. Education Design Team....

2010-09-03

401

77 FR 38092 - NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Notice 12-049] NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach...a meeting of the Education and Public Outreach Committee of the NASA Advisory Council...following topics: --NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Education/Public...

2012-06-26

402

75 FR 17438 - NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (10-041)] NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting AGENCY...the Education and Public Outreach Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. DATES: April 26, 2010, 10...

2010-04-06

403

Leveraging Outreach Efforts for Big-Impact Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Fisher, D.; Leon, N.

2000-10-01

404

Mars Robotics in the Elementary School  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bonett, D.

2003-05-01

405

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

406

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

407

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

408

Educational Outreach: The Space Science Road Show  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Cox, N. L. J.

2002-01-01

409

Getting to Yes: Supporting Scientists in Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

410

A Service-Learning Model for Science Education Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Science Education Outreach Program (SEOP) engages undergraduate students from a variety of academic disciplines in service-learning experiences. University and community educators introduce and model contemporary educational theories and methods to participating undergraduates during weekly seminars. Concurrently, SEOP students apply these strategies through service-learning experiences in the context of science education in area schools and community-based programs. A comprehensive review of SEOP indicated that the undergraduates applied the seminar teachings to their outreach efforts, and that participation in the program had positive impacts on their education and career choices, as well as workplace and life skills.

Manahan, David; Gutstein, Joyce; Smith, Martin

2006-09-01

411

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

412

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

413

The Gaia mission a rich resource for outreach activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-07-01

414

Air Force Critical Incident Stress Management outreach with Pentagon staff after the terrorist attack.  

PubMed

This article describes the Critical Incident Stress Management outreach to Pentagon staff conducted after the terrorist attack by a team of Air Force mental health and chaplain personnel. Also discussed are lessons learned from the author's experience while leading the mental health component and working in a larger tri-service outreach. Finally, the observed impacts of the outreach effort are examined along with recommendations for future postcritical incident outreach efforts. PMID:12363137

Rowan, Anderson B

2002-09-01

415

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission statements of many public (taxpayer-supported) colleges promise economic development outreach to local business communities. Unfortunately, faculty may be hard-pressed to devote time to outreach. The author looks for specific outreach activities that garner strong support from both faculty and business representatives. The author…

Bacdayan, Paul

2008-01-01

416

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Emma J. Brown; Joseph S. Brown

2003-01-01

417

Duke University: The Clark Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at Duke University, the Clark Lab "conducts research in plant community ecology, paleoclimate and fire ecology." The lab website contains brief descriptions of various research projects on Forest Dynamics and Environmental Change, Dispersal and Tree Population Migration, Molecular Biogeography, and New Computational Approaches for Forest Dynamics, to name a few. Notably, the site contains a nice selection of downloadable articles that have appeared in such publications as _Ecology_, _Forest Ecology and Management_, _Ecological Monographs_, _Nature_, and _Canadian Journal of Forest Research_. The site also offers brief information about several lab members including email addresses.

418

Neutron Transversity at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2005-09-07

419

ConsumerLab.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

420

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

421

The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Outreach Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Kivi Leroux

2003-01-01

422

Education and Outreach for the Pierre Auger Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The scale and scope of the physics studied at the Auger Observatory offer significant opportunities for original outreach work. Education, outreach and public relations of the Auger collaboration are coordinated in a separate task whose goals are to encourage and support a wide range of education and outreach efforts that link schools and the public with the Auger scientists and the science of cosmic rays, particle physics, and associated technologies. The presentation will focus on the impact of the collaboration in Mendoza Province, Argentina, as: the Auger Visitor Center in Malargüe that has hosted over 25,000 visitors since 2001, the Auger Celebration and a collaboration-sponsored science fair held on the Observatory campus in November 2005, the opening of the James Cronin School in Malargüe in November 2006, public lectures, school visits, and courses for science teachers. As the collaboration prepares its northern hemisphere site proposal, plans for an enhanced outreach program are being developed in parallel and will be described.

Snow, G.

423

Improving High School Physics Through An Outreach Initiative  

Microsoft Academic Search

We want to discuss our outreach initiative at Jacksonville State University designed to help improve the teaching of physics at a number of high schools in Northeast Alabama. This initiative is part of Project IMPACTSEED (IMproving Physics And Chemistry Teaching in SEcondary Education), a No-Child Left Behind grant funded by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. This project is motivated

Nouredine Zettili

2006-01-01

424

75 FR 9149 - Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...recommendations, to the Manager of FCIC, who will make...announcement. However, if the Manager of FCIC determines that...outreach program, then the Manager may elect to not fund...organizational skills, leadership, and experience in...professionals, and agricultural leaders to enhance the...

2010-03-01

425

Science Center Partnership: Outreach to Students and Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A university, medical school, and science center along with numerous K-12 public schools, university departments, local businesses, funded grant projects, and federal, state and private grants all work in concert to produce a unique partnership focusing on outreach to public school teachers and students. This article shares the history, work,…

James, Linda E.; Laatsch, Shawn; Bosse, Michael J. Boss; Rider, Robin; Lee, Tammy; Anderson, Cynthia J.

2006-01-01

426

Education and public outreach at the SIRTF science center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Daou, D.

2002-01-01

427

Sensational Summers: Reaching Your Community through Outreach Programming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet supplements a workshop on summer reading programs given in December, 1998 in several Florida counties. Workshop objectives and ground rules for successful meetings and workshops are outlined at the beginning of the document. The Florida Library Youth Program is then discussed, including basic philosophy, outreach to children in…

Fiore, Carole D.

428

Project Outreach. Experiential Learning Component of the Department of Psychology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project Outreach is an undergraduate psychology course which offers students a variety of community projects in which they might become involved. The project gives students opportunities to learn through direct experience and provides seminars in which they may reflect upon these experiences. Some 36 institutions and community service agencies…

Reinharz, Shulamit

429

Outreach to Scientists and Engineers at the Hanford Technical Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Karen A

2008-01-01

430

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Communication, Education and Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The SCEC Communication, Education, and Outreach Program (CEO) offers student research experiences, web-based education tools, classroom curricula, museum displays, public information brochures, online newsletters, and technical workshops and publications. This year, much progress has been made on the development of the Electronic Encyclopedia of Earthquakes (E3), a collaborative project with CUREE and IRIS. The E3 development system is now fully

M. L. Benthien

2003-01-01

431

Space Plasma Science as a Motivator for Education & Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Education and public outreach (EPO) continue to play an important role in how science is funded by the federal government. The plasma science community has a responsibility to share their exciting science with the American public. Bruce Alberts, president of the National Academy of Sciences, and Neal Lane, former head of NSF, are on record as strong advocates of scientists

Paul Dusenbery

1999-01-01

432

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.

433

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

434

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

435

Education and Public Outreach at the SIRTF Science Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

D. Daou

2003-01-01

436

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

437

K-12 outreach and education via research experiences for teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A multidisciplinary team of faculty at Illinois Institute of Technology has created an innovative approach to K-12 outreach and education via the National Science Foundation Program on Research Experiences for Teachers. The RET Site at IIT has provided training in various engineering fields, including power engineering, to more than 100 K-12 teachers in the Chicago Public Schools and surrounding districts.

A. J. Flueck

2008-01-01

438

Hispanic Outreach: Delivering the Safety and Health Message.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Delaney, Kathryn

2002-01-01

439

Babygram Hospital Outreach Program 1994-95. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Babygram Hospital Outreach, under the administration of the Program for Pregnant and Parenting Services and in conjunction with the Health and Hospital Corporation, is a program to assist pregnant and parenting teens to return to an educational setting. With funding from the Federal School Dropout Demonstration Assistance program, Babygram began…

Weiler, Jeanne; Choonoo, John G.

440

Outreach Activities of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The activities on the outreach issues in the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) are mainly conducted by the Public Relations Center established in June 1998. Its mission is to present the latest findings in astronomy to the public in a manner that is understandable, contemporary, and exciting. For this purpose, we provide a wide range of services and deliver

T. Ono; J. Watanabe; H. Agata

2006-01-01

441

HTA educational outreach program and change the equation participation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gordon, Robert

2013-05-01

442

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

443

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

444

Critical care outreach: a review of current practice and evidence.  

PubMed

Critical Care Outreach teams have been developed in most acute hospitals within the UK. This article aims to summarise the evidence behind the development of this service and some of the outcomes which have been demonstrated to-date. PMID:21597560

Rowe, Katherine; Fletcher, Simon J

2010-01-01

445

Caltech CRPC Outreach Programs for Minorities and Women.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1992, the National Research Council recommended that the computer science and engineering community should enrich its talent pool by reaching out to women and minorities, both underrepresented in the field. This paper describes four such outreach programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Center for Research on Parallel Computation…

Rifkin, Adam

446

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

447

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

448

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

449

University Extension and Community Outreach. Courier No. 35.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ASPBAE Courier, 1985

1985-01-01

450

Global Outreach: Formal and Non-Formal Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Mary Oakes; Bradsher, Monica

451

The Ninos Especiales Outreach Training Project (NEOTP). Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ninos Especiales Outreach Training Project was a 3-year federally funded project to provide information, training, and evaluation related to a culturally sensitive, family-focused model of early intervention services for infants with severe disabilities and their families of Puerto Rican heritage. Implementation occurred through three major…

Bruder, Mary Beth; And Others

452

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

453

COOL (computer outreach opportunities for learning) development and assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The COOL (Computer Outreach Opportunities for Learning) project is concerned with increasing the number and diversity of computer science graduates. To accomplish this objective the project is providing an integrated approach to attracting and retaining students beginning at the high school level and continuing into the university environment. At the high school level, the project is developing and refining an

James S. Collofello; Joseph E. Urban; Mary R. Anderson-Rowland; Faye Navabi; Debra L. Banks; Doris Roman

2003-01-01

454

Hospital labs go under microscope.  

PubMed

Financial pressures are hitting hospital clinical labs on both the inpatient and outpatient sides. To control expenses, hospitals are teaming up to buy supplies, centralizing services and improving blood management. PMID:24933871

Aston, Geri

2014-05-01

455

State of the Lab 2012  

SciTech Connect

Ames Laboratory Director Alex King delivers the annual State of the Lab address on Thursday, May 17, 2012, the 65th Anniversary of the founding of The Ames Laboratory. This video contains highlights from the address.

King, Alex

2012-01-01

456

State of the Lab 2012  

ScienceCinema

Ames Laboratory Director Alex King delivers the annual State of the Lab address on Thursday, May 17, 2012, the 65th Anniversary of the founding of The Ames Laboratory. This video contains highlights from the address.

King, Alex

2013-03-01

457

Intro PendulumLab Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Introductory Physics Pendulum Lab program asks students to develop a model for a pendulum. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double-clicking the ejs_intro_PendulumLab.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. In order to modify this simulation (and see how it is designed), if you have Ejs installed, you can right-click within the simulation window and select Open Ejs Model from the pop-up menu. Information about Ejs (Easy Java Simulations) is available at: http://www.um.es/fem/Ejs/. The Intro Pendulum Lab program is one of a suite of Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) models used in Introductory Physics Labs. Ejs, a part of the Open Source Physics Project, and is designed to make it easier to access, modify and generate computer models. Additional models can be found by searching ComPADRE for Ejs.

Cox, Anne; Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario; Brock, Jacob

2008-05-30

458

High School Photonics Lab Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This pdf from OP-TEC, the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education, features the High School Photonics Lab Manual. This free 76 page pdf document is the lab manual for the course Fundamentals of Light and Lasers. This course contains the basicprinciples of light, lasers and laser safety that are needed to study specific types of laser systems,advanced geometric and physical optics, fiber optics and optical measurements.

2011-10-11

459

Density Column Lab - Part 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this first part of a two-part lab activity, students use triple balance beams and graduated cylinders to take measurements and calculate the densities of several common, irregularly shaped objects with the purpose to resolve confusion about mass and density. After this activity, conduct the associated Density Column Lab - Part 2 activity before presenting the associated Density & Miscibility lesson for discussion about concepts that explain what students have observed.

GK-12 Program,

460

Lab 3: Building a Reef  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

During this lab, students learn about the life cycle of corals, including how they grow and reproduce. Students consider the chemistry of seawater and the importance of the symbiotic relationship between corals and zooxanthellae in the formation of coral reefs. They blow CO2 through calcium hydroxide (limewater) to model how respiration assists coral in precipitating calcium carbonate. Students also build on the coral polyp models they made in Lab 2 to demonstrate coral growth, reproduction, and reef formation.

461

Practical Lessons from Place Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

The creators of Place Lab, a location-enhanced mobile computing system, share lessons learned about leading the project and real-world deployment. Place Lab lets a device estimate its location by scanning for fixed radio beacons, such as nearby 802.11 access points and GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) cell towers and referencing the beacons' positions cached in the mobile device's database.

Jeffrey Hightower; Anthony Lamarca; Ian E. Smith

2006-01-01

462

THE LAB@FUTURE PROJECT \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents Lab@Future1, an advanced e-learning platform that uses novel Information and Communication Technologies to support and expand laboratory teaching practices. For this purpose, Lab@Future uses real and computer-generated objects that are interfaced using mechatronic systems, augmented reality, mobile technologies and 3D multi user environments. The main aim is to develop and demonstrate technological support for practical experiments in

Veronique Baudin; Martin Faust; Hannes Kaufmann; Vivian Litsa; Daisy Mwanza; Arnaud Pierre; Alexandra Totter

463

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci?ncia and its Outreach  

PubMed Central

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Cięncia (IGC) is biomedical research institute that acts as a host institution for small research groups, in Portugal. Most of its activities reach out to the scientific community in several ways. The IGC organizes regular series of seminars with invited international speakers, workshops, courses and conferences, and an in-house PhD programme. Specific outreach needs had to be met in the two instances that are described here. GTPB The Gulbenkian Training Programme in Bioinformatics (GTPB) started as a regular activity in 1999 in response to the demand of users seeking opportunities to acquire hands-on practical skills in Bioinformatics in an effective way. Training provision in Bioinformatics requires the conciliation of a variety of interests into a series of highly effective training events, in which scientists can acquire skills and a high degree of independence in their usage. The GTPB programme currently offers more than 30 themes, of which 15 to 20 are chosen for single events in each year. The GTPB has provided training to more than 2000 researchers and students, so far. IGC Outreach A dedicated outreach programme targets science education and public engagement in science, for different audience groups. The aim of the outreach programme is to promote scientific literacy, foster careers in science and empower citizens to engage in cutting-edge biomedical research. Activities include Open Days, seminars and laboratory workshops for teachers, development of online, multimedia and hard-copy resources and experimental protocols to be used in schools, visits to schools with hands-on experiments and career talks by researchers and facility staff. Less conventional outreach activities include direct participation in venues for the general public (such a a music festival, for example) have created unexpected opportunities for fundraising and direct financial support for students engaged in research projects.

Leao, Maria Joao; Godinho, Ana; Fernandes, Pedro

2012-01-01

464

Elementary and Middle School Science Improvement Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

S. Y. Mcguire

1989-01-01

465

Probiotic Spectra of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

466

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Light-Lenses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an introductory lab that explores lenses and optical images. In this lab students experiment with different kinds of lenses to investigate real and virtual images. The lab requires four lenses: +50mm, +120mm, +440mm, and -53mm. This item is part of a larger collection of online physics labs by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-07-19

467

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA is working with four newly-formed Science Education and Public Outreach Forums (SEPOFs) to increase the overall coherence of the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) program. SEPOFs support the astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary and Earth science divisions of NASA SMD in three core areas: * E/PO Community Engagement and Development * E/PO Product and Project Activity Analysis * Science Education and Public Outreach Forum Coordination Committee Service. SEPOFs are collaborating with NASA and external science and education and outreach communities in E/PO on multiple levels ranging from the mission and non-mission E/PO project activity managers, project activity partners, and scientists and researchers, to front line agents such as naturalists/interpreters, teachers, and higher education faculty, to high level agents such as leadership at state education offices, local schools, higher education institutions, and professional societies. The overall goal for the SEPOFs is increased awareness, knowledge, and understanding of scientists, researchers, engineers, technologists, educators, product developers, and dissemination agents of best practices, existing NASA resources, and community expertise applicable to E/PO. By coordinating and supporting the NASA E/PO Community, the NASA/SEPOF partnerships will lead to more effective, sustainable, and efficient utilization of NASA science discoveries and learning experiences.

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

2009-12-01

468

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.

469

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-12-01

470

Lunar Farside Radio Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is proposed that the Farside of the Moon should be protected legally against man-made radio pollution and uncontrolled exploitation. In fact, only by establishing a radiotelescope on the Farside of the Moon it will finally be possible to cope with the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) that is now increasingly plaguing all of Radioastronomy, Bioastronomy and Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Searches done from the surface of the Earth. It is suggested to partition the Farside into 3 sectors, each 60°wide, to ensurethe creation of a future “Lunar Farside Radio Lab” inside crater Daedalus (at 180°E) with our planned Radiotelescope (in practice a Phased Array),complete freedom to exploit the Nearside as well as the four Lagrangian points L1, L3, L4 and L5 of the Earth Moon system by allowing even some International Space Stations to be located there. It is also claimed, however, thatthe “opposite” Lagrangian point L2 should possibly be kept free of spacecrafts that would flood the Farside by the RFI they produce. Realistically, it might be difficult to comply with the latter request in view of the far-future development of a Space Base located there in order to depart towards the Asteroids and the Outer Planets at very reduced fuel consumption. A more reasonable request about any future space station located at the Earth Moon L2 point is thus that this future space station should be shielded to prevent its RFI from reaching the Farside of the Moon.A number of further astrophysical, astronautical and technical issues could just be highlighted in this study and deserve much more elaboration. To mention a few:the precise size of the “Quiet Cone” extending into space above the Farside of the Moon. Also, the experimental measurement of how quiet this Cone actually is by letting a radiometer orbit the Moon (see the web site www.rli.it);the mathematical modelling of the weak ionosphere of the Moon and its possible diffraction effects at very low frequencies. In other words, exploring the radio spectrum below 15 MHz (impossible from Earth) might open up a new era in Cosmology and Astrophysics in general;last, but not the least, the political problems involved with the future international exploitation of the Moon Farside. The IISL supported this author in this regard, but much more serious action should be undertaken, especially in conjunction with the United Nations. The protection of at least part of the Farside against wild commercial and military exploitation is regarded as the #1 priority of this study.

Maccone, Claudio

2005-03-01

471

GEOSCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS: A COURSE ASSESSMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

472

Why Discuss Sexuality in Elementary School?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bickmore, Kathy

473

Perceptions of Future Elementary School Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph consists of 12 short articles written by students enrolled in a basic course in elementary school administration at Indiana State University. The monograph is intended to provide some insight as to what future elementary administrators believe is important in administering an elementary school. Each article focuses on a slightly…

Snyder, Fred A., Ed.

474

Elementary Science: Where Are We Now?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sandall, Barbara R.

2003-01-01

475

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.

476

Peer Assessment of Elementary Science Teaching Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, peer assessment was applied in assessing elementary science teaching skills. Preservice teachers taught a science topic as a team to their peers in an elementary science methods course. The peers participating in the science lesson assessed teacher-groups' elementary science teaching skills on an assessment form provided by the…

Kilic, Gulsen Bagci; Cakan, Mehtap

2007-01-01

477

Service Learning is also Elementary!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Social Studies Review, 1997

1997-01-01

478

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.

479

The Ozarks Elementary Curriculum Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper describes the Ozark Elementary Curriculum Project undertaken to provide the region's teachers with resources to create a positive image of the Ozarks and its cultural heritage. Using a multicultural approach, the curriculum presents regional culture as a valid alternative to any standardized national culture, and attempts to demonstrate…

Gerlach, Russel L.

480

Elementary Place Geography: Beyond Memorization  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes four lesson plans designed for use in the elementary grades that use example versus nonexample format to teach geographical concepts related to landforms. The rationale and context for using these plans in public school classrooms is explained. The four plans center around the contrasting concepts of ocean versus sea, country versus continent, cape versus peninsula, and mountain

Ann Lockledge

1991-01-01

481

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

482

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

483

Marketing School Music: It's Elementary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores methods of promoting elementary school music programs. Suggests inviting visitors to the class as a means of increasing awareness of school music. Recommends sending press releases to school newsletters and local newspapers. Reminds teachers to make use of educational access channels on area cable television systems. (SG)

Anderson, Jill Kuespert

1992-01-01

484

Thomas Edison Accelerated Elementary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes early outcomes of a Sacramento, California, elementary school that participated in the Accelerated Schools Project. The school, which serves many minority and poor students, began training for the project in 1992. Accelerated Schools were designed to advance the learning rate of students through a gifted and talented approach,…

Levin, Henry M.; Chasin, Gene

485

Elementary Map and Compass Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this booklet is to help teachers, scoutmasters, and other group leaders give elementary map and compass instructions in a manner that is both simple and fun. It is intended to be a guide for a training course on this subject. Much of the text is taken directly from an actual training course and is written in the manner of a teacher…

Larson, Elston F.

486

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

487

Plastics for Elementary School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes three plastics projects (which involve making a styrene fishing bobber, an acrylic salad fork and spoon set, and acetate shrink art) designed to provide elementary level students an opportunity to work with plastics and to learn about careers in plastics production and distribution. (TA)

Hanson, Jack

1977-01-01

488

Asian American Curriculum Guide: Elementary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to meet the need for elementary school students to understand the status, needs, and contributions of Asian Americans, this curriculum guide was developed as a result of an in-service teacher education workshop. The basic premise of the guide is the recognition that student awareness and understanding of Asian Americans should be…

Saint Paul Public Schools, Minn.

489

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

490

Parent Education and Elementary Counseling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lamb, Jackie; Lamb, Wesley A.

491

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.

492

What's Ahead for Elementary Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major candidates in the 1980 presidential election, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and John Anderson, present their opinions on the problems facing elementary education today, their plans for improving it, and their views on the future of the new Department of Education. (SJL)

Carter, Jimmy: And Others

1980-01-01

493

Elementary psychology for eighth graders?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joseph B. Patti

1956-01-01

494

Library Skills for Elementary Teachers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This manual for self-instruction in basic library skills for elementary school teachers focuses on the organization of the library and the finding aids available to the library user. The manual consists of a collection of six information sheets with illus...

J. B. Smith

1976-01-01

495

Assessment in Elementary Dance Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Englebright, Krissa; Mahoney, Meg Robson

2012-01-01

496

Elementary Excitations in Quantum Liquids.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pines, David

1981-01-01

497

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

498

Fleming Elementary School, Freeport, Texas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the building design of the elementary school named in the title, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, manufacturers/suppliers, and construction team; a general building description; and a case study of construction costs and specifications. Also provides the floor plan and…

Design Cost Data, 2002

2002-01-01

499

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

500

CSE Elementary School Test Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a comprehensive listing of tests, keyed to educational objectives of elementary school education, and evaluated by measurement experts and educators. Four main criteria were selected for evaluating the tests: measurement validity, examinee appropriateness, administrative usability, and normed technical excellence; these four main criteria…

Hoepfner, Ralph; And Others