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Berkeley Lab 2nd Grader Outreach  

SciTech Connect

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

2012-01-01

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Berkeley Lab 2nd Grader Outreach  

ScienceCinema

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

Scoggins, Jackie; Louie, Virginia

2013-05-29

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

E-print Network

and science fairs Pre-service teachers work with Title I class on basic science concepts Blessing OgbemudiaEducational Outreach at the Magnet Lab 2009 NHMFL Science Education & Outreach Highlight for NSFLab pond water quality #12;Research and Diversity 2009 NHMFL Science Education & Outreach Highlight for NSF

Weston, Ken

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2014-01-01

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Labs at Elementary Level Help Bring Science Alive  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cavanagh, Sean

2008-01-01

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Educational Outreach at the Magnet Lab National High Magnetic Field Laboratory  

E-print Network

Educational Outreach at the Magnet Lab National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Center. Teachers are fully immersed in Magnet Lab culture. SciGirls explore the nature of scientific research. #12;Education Research and Diversity National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Center for Integrating Research

Weston, Ken

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Using Legos and RoboLab (LabVIEW) with elementary school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

E. Wang; R. Wang

2001-01-01

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2011-01-01

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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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Engaging Undergraduates in Innovative Science Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From annual haunted labs and dropping 20,000 bouncy balls from a helicopter to weekly elementary school science clubs and booths at monthly public lecture series, undergraduate students at Utah State University are a driving force for science outreach - interacting with over 12,000 people during the last two years. Undergraduates, more than any other group of scientists, are eager and available to organize and execute large-scale outreach attempts as well as engage the public in scientific learning through non-traditional means. This presentation will focus on some of the outcomes when the creativity and enthusiasm of often untapped undergraduate energy is given free reign.

Johnson, L.; Ball, D.; Peak, D.; Larson, S. L.; Larson, M.; Sojka, J. J.

2011-12-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-09-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Franz-Josef Scharfenberg; Franz X. Bogner

2011-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

In this letter a day of hands-on activities for 60 5th graders is described in the Acoustics and Vibrations Laboratory at TTU. This includes the logistics of having 60 kids in the lab and keeping their attention, a description of each activity, and the equipment used. The purpose of this publication is to encourage my colleagues to reach out to

Corinne M. Darvennes

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2011-08-01

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Recovering Outreach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outreach to encourage adult participation in education is a complex and exacting process that has different meanings to various stakeholders. Outreach requires decisions about resources and scope and reexamination of funding methods and priorities. (SK)

McGivney, Veronica

2000-01-01

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Outreach Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bookmark, 1988

1988-01-01

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Supporting the K-12 Classroom through University Outreach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moskal, Barbara; Skokan, Catherine

2011-01-01

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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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Eastern California Outreach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on the outreach program developed at Cerro Coso Community College, which has a service area of 5,000 square miles. This college opened in 1973 and now has a main campus and seven outreach centers. Long-range plans call for connecting all outreach centers by microwave television relay. (DC)

Meyers, Richard S.

1976-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

2009-07-01

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Impact of Outreach on Physics Enrollment in Idaho  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Idaho State University Physics Outreach has many aspects, from workshops for teachers, demonstration presentations for schools and community groups, Science Olympics, science festivals, and a Haunted Science Lab. An overview of these programs will be presented, followed by a more detailed description of the mechanics and methods that have made physics outreach programs at ISU a success, and the impact they have had on physics enrollment at ISU. Suggestions on how to get started with science outreach, get funding, involve student and community members, and convince your colleagues and administration that these efforts are worth supporting will be provided.

Shropshire, Steven

2013-04-01

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Colorado School of Mines Society of Physics Students Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Moore, Shirley; Otzenberger, Marty

2009-10-01

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CRCHD National Outreach Network (NON)  

Cancer.gov

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

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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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Transportation Outreach Program Plan  

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1991-08-01

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Education, Training and Outreach  

Cancer.gov

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

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

E-print Network

Characterization of Fe thin films on GaAs Michael Mackel Chemical Engineering UCSB Bret Coldren Joseph Zasadzinski Engineering Shape and size dependance of optical properties in PbSe system #12;Materials Research Lab Materials Characterization and synthesis of beta-polypeptides Jovan Rivera Montes Computer Science

Bigelow, Stephen

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

E-print Network

Luminescence in Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Framework Materials Return to the CISEI homepage Site Map // WebmailMaterials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherland Dan Burke and Elizabeth Amir Craig Hawker Materials Research

Bigelow, Stephen

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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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Maximum outreach. . . minimum budget  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Laychak, Mary Beth

2011-06-01

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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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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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Berkeley Outreach Recreation Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are duplications of the responses given by the Berkeley Outreach Recreation Program (California) as part of a project to collect, share, and compile information about, and techniques in the operation of 18 community action models for recreation services to the disabled. Model programs are categorized as consumer, client competency,…

Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Recreation Education Program.

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Water Those Plants - Elementary School Lesson Plan  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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OutreachNOW 20 OutreachNOW 21OutreachNOW 20 Cloning plants -  

E-print Network

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

Virginia Tech

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. Palma; J. C. Charlton

2003-01-01

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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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Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology (GEOSET)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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

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Tech transfer outreach  

SciTech Connect

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

Liebetrau, S. (ed.)

1992-01-01

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Aakre Caitlyn Elementary Education Anderson Courtney Elementary Education  

E-print Network

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

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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Space physics educational outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Copeland, Richard A.

1995-01-01

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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

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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 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. PMID:23716746

Storer, Amanda; Caldwell, David; Smith, Jennifer

2013-01-01

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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

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Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This Annual Report is a summary of nearly 400 Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) products and activities developed or carried out in FY2000 under NASA's Office of Space Science (OSS) E/PO program. It includes products and activities developed by OSS missions and research programs, innovative space science concepts developed under the Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science (IDEAS) Program, projects initiated under the Minority University Education and Research Partnership Initiative in Space Science, and a number of additional comprehensive or special purpose programs managed by OSS at NASA Headquarters. Taking into account the fact that many of the activities reported involve multiple events that took place in a variety of venues, the total number of E/PO events reported for FY2000 is over 1,500, with events having taken place in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, one US Territory (Guam), and four foreign nations (Australia, Canada, Mexico, and Peru).

Sakimoto, Philip (Editor)

2000-01-01

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Raising Aspirations: Our commitment to outreach  

E-print Network

and Minority Ethnicity Outreach 7 Further Education and Mature Student Outreach 8 Children in Care and Care Publications 21 Digital and New Media Back cover Calendar of Events Contents #12;1 Our Commitment to Outreach Please note that participation in our outreach initiatives does not influence whether the Cambridge

Steiner, Ullrich

54

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

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Advanced LabVIEW Labs  

SciTech Connect

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

Jones, Eric D.

1999-06-17

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Assessing High School Student Learning on Science Outreach Lab Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thomas, Courtney L.

2012-01-01

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Outreach in southern France  

SciTech Connect

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

Jackson, D.

1992-12-09

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Electrolysis Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-10-08

59

Mote Marine Lab College Intern Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-12-17

60

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

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Virtual Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Virtual Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-04-17

63

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

64

Astronomy 135 ELEMENTARY ASTRONOMY LABORATORY II  

E-print Network

Astronomy 135 ELEMENTARY ASTRONOMY LABORATORY II Spring 2008 INSTRUCTOR: Diane Friend E-MAIL: diane.friend@umontana.edu PHONE: 243-4299 (Phys./Astr. dept. office: 243-2073) OFFICE: CHCB 129 (inside the Physics/Astronomy dept to observing sessions if you wish. The labs will usually expand on material presented in Astronomy 132, so

Vonessen, Nikolaus

65

National Observer Program Communications and Outreach  

E-print Network

National Observer Program Communications and Outreach Strategy October 2006 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Office.1 Developing an Observer Program Outreach Strategy......................................... 5 2.2 National

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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

Aakre Caitlyn Elementary Education Alt Brittney Elementary Education  

E-print Network

Thomas Secondary Education Grant Kaley Elementary Education Grant Rebecca Elementary Education Greeley Education Kernan Kathleen Elementary Education King Jessica Elementary Education Kirby Caitlin Secondary

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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20092010 Issue www.outreach.vt.edu  

E-print Network

to Outreach and International Affairs, 319 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Do not return for Outreach and International Affairs, 319 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Editorial to Editor, Outreach NOW, 319 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 or sent by e-mail to jdooley

Buehrer, R. Michael

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www.outreach.vt.edu 20102011 Issue  

E-print Network

3579 to Outreach and International Affairs, 319 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Do President for Outreach and International Affairs, 319 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 be mailed to Editor, Outreach NOW, 319 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 or sent by e

Buehrer, R. Michael

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Outreach Coordination for the Plasma Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Outreach for the plasma sciences has adapted to multiple levels and venues for communicating the excitement and possibilities of the field. The internet and web are the most important new media for such public outreach. Nevertheless, a variety of outreach methods and coordination efforts will always be valuable because of their various strengths and weaknesses and the need to address

Timothy Eastman

2001-01-01

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Raising Aspirations: Our commitment to outreach  

E-print Network

Black, Asian and minority ethnicity outreach 7 Further education and mature student outreach 8 Children conventions 20 Publications 21 Digital and new media Back cover Calendar of events Contents #12;1 Our Please note that participation in our outreach initiatives does not influence whether the Cambridge

Steiner, Ullrich

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Recovering Outreach: Concepts, Issues and Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McGivney, Veronica

73

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.

Donald Mills (Cumberland Regional High School REV)

1995-06-30

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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

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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

76

Community Outreach Enhances Core Curriculum  

E-print Network

Community Outreach Enhances Core Curriculum A Welcome Home for Disabled Children in Kenya into language arts, science, and social studies through the SchoolsFirst Center for Creativity and Critical they will need to be academically successful in college." Street's experience not only helped the high school

de Lijser, Peter

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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

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Jefferson Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Shenandoah elementary science enrichment program  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1994-12-31

80

Earth Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

81

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

82

Chromatography Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

GK-12 Program,

83

Electronics Lab Experiment #99  

E-print Network

, rather report it to the lab instructor during the lab and have the department technician check it outEECS 3440 Electronics Lab Experiment #99 Modeling a Sample Lab Report by [your name] with lab-paragraph statement of what was done in the lab experiment. Normally, only a few sentences are needed

King, Roger

84

It's Elementary: Special Topics in Elementary Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

85

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.

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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

87

LabWrite  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Carter, Michael; Wiebe, Eric; Ferzli, Miriam

2005-09-15

88

Northern Illinois University Department of Physics: Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2004-04-06

89

Paleotempestology Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Lawrence, Kira

90

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

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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

92

University of British Columbia Physics & Astronomy Outreach Program  

E-print Network

University of British Columbia Physics & Astronomy Outreach Program Faraday Show is the Outreach Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of British Columbia Email: outreach@phas.ubc.ca; Phone: 604

Karczmarek, Joanna

93

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

94

Cascades Volcano Observatory: Educational Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Vancouver, Washington, the Cascades Volcano Observatory monitors and reports on volcanic activity in the area and around the country. The related Educational Outreach Web site is provided by the US Geological Survey. Visitors will find information on current volcanic activity and news, what to do if a volcano erupts, volcano terminology, America's volcanic history, how the Cascade range got their names, volcano questions and answers, and much more. Other features of the site include activities and fun "stuff," posters and videos, and many outside links.

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LSST Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-09-01

96

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

97

SOS Outreach Mentors (Jan.-Mar. 2012)  

E-print Network

SOS Outreach Mentors (Jan.-Mar. 2012) SOS began as the Snowboard Outreach Society, with a group, snowboarding and snowshoeing while incorporating a youth development curriculum. Each of the SOS programs. During program days students discuss and discover the meaning of the SOS Five Core Values; courage

Borenstein, Elhanan

98

Advanced Integration Matrix Education Outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Advanced Integration Matrix (AIM) will design a ground-based test facility for developing revolutionary integrated systems for joint human-robotic missions in order to study and solve systems-level integration issues for exploration missions beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO). This paper describes development plans for educational outreach activities related to technological and operational integration scenarios similar to the challenges that will be encountered through this project. The education outreach activities will provide hands-on, interactive exercises to allow students of all levels to experience design and operational challenges similar to what NASA deals with everyday in performing the integration of complex missions. These experiences will relate to and impact students everyday lives by demonstrating how their interests in science and engineering can develop into future careers, and reinforcing the concepts of teamwork and conflict resolution. Allowing students to experience and contribute to real-world development, research, and scientific studies of ground-based simulations for complex exploration missions will stimulate interest in the space program, and bring NASA's challenges to the student level. By enhancing existing educational programs and developing innovative activities and presentations, AIM will support NASA s endeavor to "inspire the next generation of explorers.. .as only NASA can."

Paul Heather L.

2004-01-01

99

The NASA Astrobiology Institute: A Decade of Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The mission statement of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) charts a course to establishing astrobiology as a new and influential field of scientific inquiry. It integrates world class, interdisciplinary research with training for the next generation of astrobiologists. It enables collaboration between distributed research teams by prioritizing the use of modern information technologies, and empowers astrobiologists to provide leadership for space missions. But this unique vision would not have been complete without the inclusion of an Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) program. Over the past ten years, NAI's E/PO program has taken shape - from bootstrapping in the early days, to partnering with the likes of Disney and PBS - in pursuit of inspiring young people onto the scientific path. The E/PO program's highly collaborative group of education specialists has worked with museums, national parks, filmmakers, radio broadcasters, families, teachers, and students to ensure that the bright young faces of today find themselves in the labs of tomorrow's astrobiologists.

Scalice, Daniella

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Overview of the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program of the Caltech Tectonics Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Caltech Tectonics Observatory (TO) is an interdisciplinary center, focused on geological processes occurring at the boundaries of Earth's tectonic plates (http://www.tectonics.caltech.edu). Over the past year, the TO has made a major effort to develop an Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program. Our goals are to (1) stimulate the interest of students and the general public in Earth Sciences, particularly in the study of tectonic processes, (2) inform and educate the general public about science in the context of TO discoveries and advancements, and (3) provide opportunities for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to do outreach in the local K-12 schools. We have hosted local high school students and teachers to provide them with research experience (as part of Caltech’s “Summer Research Connection”); participated in teacher training workshops (organized by the local school district); hosted tours for local elementary school students; and brought hands-on activities into local elementary and middle school classrooms, science clubs, and science nights. We have also led local school students and teachers on geology field trips through nearby parks. In addition, we have developed education modules for undergraduate classes (as part of MARGINS program), and have written educational web articles on TO research (http://www.tectonics.caltech.edu/outreach). The presentation will give an overview of these activities and their impact on our educational program.

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

2009-12-01

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Specialist outreach clinics in general practice.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES--To establish the extent and nature of specialist outreach clinics in primary care and to describe specialists' and general practitioners' views on outreach clinics. DESIGN--Telephone interviews with hospital managers. Postal questionnaire surveys of specialists and general practitioners. SETTING--50 hospitals in England and Wales. SUBJECTS--50 hospital managers, all of whom responded. 96 specialists and 88 general practitioners involved in outreach clinics in general practice, of whom 69 (72%) and 46 (52%) respectively completed questionnaires. 122 additional general practitioner fundholders, of whom 72 (59%) completed questionnaires. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES--Number of specialist outreach clinics; organisation and referral mechanism; waiting times; perceived benefits and problems. RESULTS--28 of the hospitals had a total of 96 outreach clinics, and 32 fundholders identified a further 61 clinics. These clinics covered psychiatry (43), medical specialties (38), and surgical specialties (76). Patients were seen by the consultant in 96% (107) of clinics and general practitioners attended at only six clinics. 61 outreach clinics had shorter waiting times for first outpatient appointment than hospital clinics. The most commonly reported benefits for patients were ease of access and shorter waiting times. CONCLUSIONS--Specialist outreach clinics cover a wide range of specialties and are popular, especially in fundholding practices. These clinics do not seem to have increased the interaction between general practitioners and specialists. PMID:8173432

Bailey, J. J.; Black, M. E.; Wilkin, D.

1994-01-01

102

LSST Education and Public Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this poster, we describe the LSST Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program structure and how it will be used to promote classroom research projects, deliver an ongoing program of citizen science, and facilitate unprecedented visualization possibilities. LSST EPO programs are being developed that will actively engage a broad audience in many venues. We are emphasizing Internet-based activities to reach larger numbers of users, with additional face-to-face elements that enhance both classroom learning and informal learning experiences. The LSST project will provide cyberinfrastructure and web-based data access tools to enable student and public participation in the process of scientific discovery. In collaboration with the LSST Data Management group, an EPO database is being designed to accommodate anticipated user load and deliver required data products. These tools and products and their use in the prototype project Light Curve Zoo will be described.

Jacoby, Suzanne H.; Axelrod, T.; Borne, K. D.; Fortson, L. F.; Olsen, J. K.; Raddick, M. J.; Ratcliffe, D. M.; Wolff, S. C.

2010-01-01

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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

104

Elementary Science Literature Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

105

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

106

TOYOTA ENVIRO OUTREACH 2013 Prepared by Chrizelle Beukes  

E-print Network

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

107

LabWrite  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Carter, Michael

2000-07-15

108

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

109

The Flexible Learning Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cartier, Leslie C.

2014-01-01

110

An Automated Telescope for Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this time of limited resources, the problem of providing an up to date facility for education and outreach needs to be addressed. One solution to this problem is a joint venture between Louisiana State University, BREC (the Park and creation Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish), and BRAS (the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society). The result of this collaboration is a facility with outreach and educational space, a 20 inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope with CCD camera, and volunteers from the amateur community for help with the outreach mission. We present an overview of the project, and show how the telescope will be completely automated to allow use of the telescope by LSU students and our outreach partners on the Internet. We explore the possibility for use of this facility by a world wide audience over the web.

Burks, G. S.; Guzik, T. G.; Tohline, J. E.; Landolt, A.

1997-12-01

111

24 CFR 582.325 - Outreach activities.  

...nighttime residence that is an emergency shelter or a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (e.g., persons living in cars, streets, and parks). Outreach activities are...

2014-04-01

112

20 CFR 653.107 - Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...the State agency's history of providing outreach...the previous year's agricultural activity in the State...public agencies, agricultural employer organizations...public agencies, agricultural employer organizations...resources, in light of the history of the State's...

2012-04-01

113

20 CFR 653.107 - Outreach.  

...the State agency's history of providing outreach...the previous year's agricultural activity in the State...public agencies, agricultural employer organizations...public agencies, agricultural employer organizations...resources, in light of the history of the State's...

2014-04-01

114

20 CFR 653.107 - Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...the State agency's history of providing outreach...the previous year's agricultural activity in the State...public agencies, agricultural employer organizations...public agencies, agricultural employer organizations...resources, in light of the history of the State's...

2011-04-01

115

20 CFR 653.107 - Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the State agency's history of providing outreach...the previous year's agricultural activity in the State...public agencies, agricultural employer organizations...public agencies, agricultural employer organizations...resources, in light of the history of the State's...

2013-04-01

116

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

117

The Writing Lab Approach to Language Instruction and Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

118

Bringing the Lab School Method to an Inner City School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fox, Lynn H.; Thompson, Deborah L.

119

Geoscience outreach in Africa, 2007-2013  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-11-01

120

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

121

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

122

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2001-12-01

123

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

124

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.

125

Deciphering Your Lab Report  

MedlinePLUS

... what a lab report may look like. (Note: Pathology reports, such as for a biopsy , will look ... lab report. For some examples of what a pathology report may look like, see The Doctor’s Doctor: ...

126

Lab Investigation Mixture Separation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

127

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

128

Cybercamp Lab Book  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-07-24

129

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

130

Community outreach: a call for community action.  

PubMed

For a variety of reasons, end-stage renal disease disproportionately affects minority populations. Factors such as socioeconomic status, cultural differences, and genetic variations, are all involved. In addition, there are often real and perceived barriers for these patient groups in fully accessing the healthcare system. Thus, there is a real need for the development of specific outreach programs that target these high-risk communities. In developing such programs, it is important to realize that there is not a homogeneous 'ethnic community', but rather, like any large demographic grouping, a diverse population. These differing communities will all have different requirements and needs and, thus, outreach programs need to be wide-ranging and adapted for individual, local communities, to ensure that all target audiences are reached. The core aims for these outreach programs must be raising disease awareness and education among minority patients. To achieve this goal, a wide range of organizations need to be actively involved, including national and--importantly--local, community-based patient organizations, and hospital management corporations, as well as local radio and television companies to advertise the outreach initiatives. However, any outreach campaign will need to be combined with policy changes and further research into kidney disease among minority groups if real improvements in outcomes are to be achieved. PMID:12152914

Crawford, Paul; Maxey, Randall; Dacosta, Keith

2002-08-01

131

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

132

Microfossils Lab (Labs 2 and 4)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Lobegeier, Melissa

133

NSF Site Visit Newman Lab for Elementary Particle Physics  

E-print Network

Computational beam dynamics Polarized e+ source R&D GAN #12;¡ Community engagements germane to LC Loew Panel working group to establish International Steering Committee for LC ( brings together Asian, American

134

Men in elementary teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reasons have been examined as to why males generally choose not to pursue a career in elementary education in a large, urban public school district. Issues such as why some males shy away from teaching, the fatherless family, homosexuality, low pay and status, bias against males in elementary education, and socialization have been addressed.^ A survey questionnaire consisting of 18

Becky Evette Swanson

1998-01-01

135

Atascocita Springs Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the significant amount of time invested in researching the best techniques for delivering instruction to their students, Humble ISD is always on the forefront of education. Taking the recommendations of their active and vocal community groups, the district embarked in the design of the 26th elementary school, Atascocita Springs Elementary…

Nigaglioni, Irene; Yocham, Deborah

2011-01-01

136

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

137

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

138

Library outreach: addressing Utah's “Digital Divide”  

PubMed Central

A “Digital Divide” in information and technological literacy exists in Utah between small hospitals and clinics in rural areas and the larger health care institutions in the major urban area of the state. The goals of the outreach program of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah address solutions to this disparity in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine—Midcontinental Region, the Utah Department of Health, and the Utah Area Health Education Centers. In a circuit-rider approach, an outreach librarian offers classes and demonstrations throughout the state that teach information-access skills to health professionals. Provision of traditional library services to unaffiliated health professionals is integrated into the library's daily workload as a component of the outreach program. The paper describes the history, methodology, administration, funding, impact, and results of the program. PMID:11055305

McCloskey, Kathleen M.

2000-01-01

139

Public Outreach with the Night Sky Network  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Night Sky Network (NSN) is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science and inspiration of NASA's missions to the public. The NSN is a partnership between the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and NASA's Origins and Universe Education Forums, the Navigator Program, and the Kepler mission. This program provides outreach materials for amateur astronomy clubs and a forum for those involved in community outreach to exchange ideas and learn from each other. NSN Outreach ToolKits of materials are provided free to member astronomy clubs to convey a variety of astronomy and space-related topics. In addition, NSN members have opportunities to talk to real NASA scientists and engineers about their latest research in a series of monthly presentations. Come and find out how you can connect with a Night Sky Network club in your area!

Bobrowsky, M.

2005-12-01

140

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

PubMed

A "Digital Divide" in information and technological literacy exists in Utah between small hospitals and clinics in rural areas and the larger health care institutions in the major urban area of the state. The goals of the outreach program of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah address solutions to this disparity in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-- Midcontinental Region, the Utah Department of Health, and the Utah Area Health Education Centers. In a circuit-rider approach, an outreach librarian offers classes and demonstrations throughout the state that teach information-access skills to health professionals. Provision of traditional library services to unaffiliated health professionals is integrated into the library's daily workload as a component of the outreach program. The paper describes the history, methodology, administration, funding, impact, and results of the program. PMID:11055305

McCloskey, K M

2000-10-01

141

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

142

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

143

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

144

Scholarship Focused Outreach and Engagement Models, Metrics, and Measurement  

E-print Network

Scholarship Focused Outreach and Engagement Models, Metrics, and Measurement Hiram E. Fitzgerald to University Outreach and Engagement 2004 Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument implemented to provide commitment to a variety of intellectual and action-based agendas in the service of America's complex

145

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.

146

Graduate Students Unite! Building an Outreach Program From Scratch  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. Reif; A. Labonte

2005-01-01

147

The use of outreach clinics for teaching undergraduate restorative dentistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim: To examine the experience of being an outreach teacher of undergraduate restorative dentistry; to describe the desirable characteristics of such teachers; and to consider the management of outreach teaching. Design: A three year pilot of an outreach course in fourth year restorative dentistry began in 2001. Students spent one day per week treating adults in NHS community dental clinics,

A. Elkind; C. Watts; A. Qualtrough; C. Potter; J. Duxbury; F. Blinkhorn; I. Taylor; R. Turner; A. S. Blinkhorn

2007-01-01

148

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

149

Adapt for Outreach: Taking Technology on the Road  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hyatt, Jason; Craig, Angela

2009-01-01

150

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

151

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

152

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.

153

Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2008-04-16

154

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.

155

AWARENESS MIT MEDIA LAB AWARENESS MIT MEDIA LAB  

E-print Network

AWARENESS MIT MEDIA LAB AWARENESS MIT MEDIA LAB Social Gardening John Kestner, Information Ecology observable responses to slow stimuli. #12;AWARENESS MIT MEDIA LAB AWARENESS MIT MEDIA LAB Social gardening, then proscribes actions ¡ Rewards interactions that translate to better relationships #12;AWARENESS MIT MEDIA LAB

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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

157

The Virtual Lab Book  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

158

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

159

The Mathematics Outreach Center--Saving Dreams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carter, Edythe; Wetzel, Kathryn

2010-01-01

160

Educational Outreach by the NSF Polymers Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Lovinger, Andrew J.

2002-03-01

161

An overview of Native American outreach and  

E-print Network

Gathering Together: An overview of Native American outreach and education projects at MSU #12's Native American community. From encouraging young Native American students to pursue careers in science on reservations, you will see that MSU embraces Native American traditions and is committed to improving

Lawrence, Rick L.

162

Low Income Families: Keys to Successful Outreach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extension educators can increase the effectiveness of resource management programs for low income groups by (1) realizing that what works for middle income consumers may not necessarily work with other groups; (2) combining resources of service and educational agencies; and (3) mobilizing volunteers to multiply outreach efforts. (SK)

Schuchardt, Jane; And Others

1991-01-01

163

Eliminating the OUCH in OUtreaCH  

Microsoft Academic Search

``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

J. L. Karsten; C. A. Manduca

2004-01-01

164

Service Category: Outreach Organization: Food Medicine  

E-print Network

Service Category: Outreach Organization: Food Medicine Person verifying Co-Curricular hours: Ethan location: Various sites in Detroit Area such as Whole Foods market, shelters, schools, Cass Clinic around the city like Whole Foods, schools, shelters, and senior centers. Commitment: Activities

Finley Jr., Russell L.

165

Public Outreach with the Night Sky Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Night Sky Network (NSN) is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science and inspiration of NASA's missions to the public. The NSN is a partnership between the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and NASA's Origins and Universe Education Forums, the Navigator Program, and the Kepler mission. This program provides outreach materials for amateur astronomy clubs and

M. Bobrowsky

2005-01-01

166

Safety Research and Outreach IN THIS ISSUE  

E-print Network

Safety Research and Outreach IN THIS ISSUE Disproportionate crash rates involving Hispanics and military personnel: CTS investigates CTS Advisory Council helps Center peer into future New study says to collaborate and roadway safety research TTI focuses on continuing momentum for improving motorcycle safety

167

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

168

Astronomy outreach, amateur astronomy and exoplanet  

E-print Network

Astronomy outreach, amateur astronomy and exoplanet research Olivier Guyon (Subaru Telescope, Univ and amateur astronomers are at the reason astronomical research is possible #12;#12;Exoplanets discoveries (confirmed exoplanets only) Olivier Guyon (Subaru Telescope, Univ. of Arizona) Jupiter Earth Mass #12

Guyon, Olivier

169

20 CFR 653.107 - Outreach.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the farmworker community so that a large number of MSFWs are aware of the full range...outreach services, the estimated number of MSFWs in the State, and the...coming year. (iv) A projected number of MSFWs in the State for the...

2010-04-01

170

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.

171

Building an Audience: Community Outreach Benefits Everyone.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes incorporating a community outreach program. Notes that it is a smart and reliable strategy that theatre artists - onstage and backstage alike - can use to engage their audiences and build stronger ties to the community in which they work that go beyond just filling seats. (SG)

Kelley, Laura C.

2003-01-01

172

Education and Outreach in Particle Physics  

E-print Network

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

R. Michael Barnett

2011-09-30

173

Invasive Weed Outreach in Earl Creech  

E-print Network

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

Nowak, Robert S.

174

ACTIVIDADES DE DIVULGACIN CIENTFICA OUTREACH ACTIVITIES  

E-print Network

, Rafael López Calvo, Sara Martín Gago, José Ángel Ricote Santamaría, Jesús Serena Domingo, Pedro A OUTREACH RELATED EVENTS CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE MICROSCOPÍA DE CAMPO CERCANO: SPMAGE09 INTERNATIONAL

175

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

176

Outreach and Adaptive Strategies for Climate Change  

E-print Network

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

177

Children's School April 2014 New Outreach Approaches  

E-print Network

this year, and we shared many of the children's books that have helped ground our discussions (as wellChildren's School April 2014 New Outreach Approaches During the 2013-2014 year, Children's School childhood educators in other centers by interacting with them during observations at the Children's School

178

Dawn Mission's Education and Public Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

NASA's Dawn mission, the 9th Discovery mission, is the first to orbit two solar system bodies: Vesta (Oct 2011-Apr 2012), then Ceres (Feb-Jul 2015), the most massive Main Belt asteroids. The Education and Public Outreach (EPO) goals are to inspire the next generation of explorers; motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); to enhance the

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

2007-01-01

179

Children's School October 2011 Professional Development Outreach  

E-print Network

Children's School October 2011 Professional Development Outreach Professional Development is a high priority at the Children's School because it supports our continuous quality improvement. For our high quality staff, much of our growth comes from preparing professional development experiences for other

180

Safety Research and Outreach IN THIS ISSUE  

E-print Network

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

181

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

182

Education and Outreach with the Northwest Indiana Robotic Telescope  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Northwest Indiana Robotic (NIRo) Telescope is being used to completely revise the introductory astronomy laboratory experiments at Purdue University Calumet (PUC). The NIRo telescope is a new 20-inch RC telescope. It was dedicated in Aug 2010, is designed to be operated remotely and/or robotically, and is located 30 miles south of PUC's campus in rural Lake county, IN. A suite of laboratory experiments is being developed and piloted during the 2010-2011 academic year. Lab experiments will progress from introductions to instruments and software, through simple data visualization and analysis, to developing and submitting an observing plan to complete multi-week laboratories. Experiments for both the solar system course and the stars & galaxies are being developed. Students in the solar system course will request and analyze images for such experiments as recreating Aristarchus’ relative size & distance calculations, establishing an observing strategy to monitor the Galilean satellites & determine Jupiter's mass, an ongoing `asteroid hunt', Martian retrograde motion, and Venusian phases. The stars & galaxies course will complete labs on galaxy morphology, eclipsing binaries, building an HR-diagram, cluster aging, and distances to Cepheid variables. The main outreach component is the development of a primary education program. In conjunction with the PUC School of Education and area middle-school science teachers, we are in the process of identifying the subset of laboratory ideas best suited to the State of Indiana Earth & Space Science teaching standards from grades 6 - 8. These laboratories are being developed into finished data products, curricula, and learning modules appropriate for the middle school classroom. The middle school classroom will be able to request observations and retrieve reduced images via an internet portal, currently in development. This project has been funded by NSF award #DUE-0736592.

Rengstorf, Adam W.; Slavin, S. D.

2011-01-01

183

OTHER COMPUTING LABS ON CAMPUS  

E-print Network

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

184

Elementary School Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the award-winning designs of several elementary schools, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the designers and construction costs. Also includes the floor plan and photographs. (EV)

Learning By Design, 2003

2003-01-01

185

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

186

Conducting Peer Outreach to Migrants: Outcomes for Drug Treatment Patients  

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

187

GEOGRAPHY 201 LAB INTRODUCTION  

E-print Network

Parker Leslie Lab 004: W 12:20 pm - 2:10 pm Callcott 202 Parker Leslie All labs will initially meet in Rm hours will be held in Rm 219 Callcott. Office Hours* Erika Chin echin@email.sc.edu TBA Parker Leslie

James, L. Allan

188

A clandestine lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

N/A N/A (DEA;)

2006-04-01

189

Limpet Identification Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

190

SMILE Lab: Electromagnets  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Johnson, Porter

2006-07-18

191

Bacterial Transformation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2010-05-27

192

Millikelvin Lab Machine Shop  

E-print Network

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

McQuade, D. Tyler

193

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

194

Flower Dissection Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-12-27

195

LabSkills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Brien, Nick

2010-01-01

196

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.

197

Elementary Science This Month  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1996-01-01

198

Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-01-29

199

MIT Media Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

200

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

201

Astronomy Outreach for Special Needs Children  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While there are many outreach programs for the public and for children, there are few programs for special needs children. I describe a NASA-STScI-IDEAS funded outreach program I created for children using a telescope (including remote and robotic observations), hands-on astronomy demonstrations (often with edible ingredients). The target audience is seriously ill children with special medical needs and their families who are staying at the Long Island Ronald McDonald House in conjunction the children's surgery and medical treatments at local hospitals. These educational activities help children and their families learn about astronomy while providing a diversion to take their minds off their illness during a stressful time. A related program for hospitalized children has been started at the Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center at Winthrop University Hospital.

Lubowich, D.

2008-06-01

202

WPA Omnibus Award MT Wind Power Outreach  

SciTech Connect

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

Brian Spangler, Manager Energy Planning and Renewables

2012-01-30

203

Bacterial Transformation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-12-10

204

Effective Lab Reports  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Kraus, Mary E.

2012-03-21

205

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

206

Astrocaching as an Outreach Tool for Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Khalisi, E.; Wolff, C.

2011-10-01

207

Evaluation of the Mobile Outreach Training Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The M.O.S.T. Program (Mobile Outreach Skills Training Program) is an innovative program that provides fast-track, intensive, customized training for dislocated and unemployed workers for identified job openings with participating firms. This research effort was to estimate 1) the cost-savings to state and federal agencies in the resulting reduction of public assistance costs; 2) the increase in state and federal revenues

Erickcek George A

2011-01-01

208

Indian Contribution to IPY Outreach Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

India is involved in a major way in both the aspects, i.e. scientific as well as outreach activities, of the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008. National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India) is acting as the national coordinating agency. The launching of the Indian chapter of the IPY 2007-2008 took

M. Tiwari; R. Ravindra

2007-01-01

209

High School Outreach and Family Involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study addressed the question: when high schools reach out to involve parents, are parents more likely to be involved\\u000a in their teenagers'; education? Guided by the microinteractionst theory of symbolic interaction, this study analyzed individual-level\\u000a reports from parents about their perceptions of school outreach and of their own involvement. Data were analyzed from over\\u000a 11,000 parents of high school

Beth S. Simon

2004-01-01

210

Particle Physics Outreach to Secondary Education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-11-21

211

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

212

Space Weather Outreach: Connection to STEM Standards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many scientists are studying the Sun-Earth system and attempting to provide timely, accurate, and reliable space environment observations and forecasts. Research programs and missions serve as an ideal focal point for creating educational content, making this an ideal time to inform the public about the importance and value of space weather research. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, the Space Science Institute (SSI) is developing a comprehensive Space Weather Outreach program to reach students, educators, and other members of the public, and share with them the exciting discoveries from this important scientific discipline. The Space Weather Outreach program has the following five components: (1) the Space Weather Center Website that includes online educational games; (2) Small Exhibits for Libraries, Shopping Malls, and Science Centers; (3) After-School Programs; (4) Professional Development Workshops for Educators, and (5) an innovative Evaluation and Education Research project. Its overarching goal is to inspire, engage, and educate a broad spectrum of the public and make strategic and innovative connections between informal and K-12 education communities. An important factor in the success of this program will be its alignment with STEM standards especially those related to science and mathematics. This presentation will describe the Space Weather Outreach program and how standards are being used in the development of each of its components.

Dusenbery, P. B.

2008-12-01

213

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

214

To Hang in the 'Hood: Description and Analysis of Outreach Activitles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The unique, influential, and successful characteristics of outreach as a risk behavior reduction intervention among active drug users is examined. The history of outreach is posited as a delineation of roles, and the outreach process as one of communication and role enactment. The premise is that the outreach worker's juxtaposition of multiple communicative roles facilitates success with HIV outreach interventions.

William N. Elwood; Isaac D. Montoya; Alan J. Richard; Cheryl A. Dayton

1995-01-01

215

EarthLabs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-05-31

216

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

217

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

218

AI Lab Faculty  

E-print Network

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

Torrance, Mark C.

219

Writing Better Lab Reports  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2010-01-01

220

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

221

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.

222

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

223

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

224

Global Change 1 Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Michigan, University O.

225

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.

226

An Astronomy 101 Lab Exercise on the Discovery of Extrasolar Planets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A college level 1 laboratory exercise is presented in which students discover the periods and minimum masses of two extrasolar planets. Selected Doppler shift measurements for 51 Peg and 109 Psc are taken from Marcy et al. and Vogt et al. and graphically analyzed by the student. The author invites comments and "beta testing" of this lab, which is freely available courtesy of the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) education and public outreach program.

Worthey, G.

2001-12-01

227

34 CFR 300.13 - Elementary school.  

...Used in This Part § 300.13 Elementary school. Elementary school means a nonprofit institutional day or residential school, including a public elementary charter school, that provides elementary education, as determined under...

2014-07-01

228

34 CFR 303.14 - Elementary school.  

...Used in This Part § 303.14 Elementary school. Elementary school means a nonprofit institutional day or residential school, including a public elementary charter school, that provides elementary education, as determined under...

2014-07-01

229

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

230

Remote Lab Effectiveness Assessment Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

G. Tokdemir; S. Bilgen

2008-01-01

231

EIT ICT Labs MASTER SCHOOL  

E-print Network

EIT ICT Labs MASTER SCHOOL European Education for Top ICT Talents Knowledge & Innovation Community innovation in Eu- rope by integrating top ICT research, education, and business. Our master school reflects EIT ICT Labs #12;EIT ICT Labs Master School Greetings from EIT ICT Labs Master School Director

Wichmann, Felix

232

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. PMID:23626492

Stevens, Courtney

2011-01-01

233

Robotics-Centered Outreach Activities: An Integrated Approach .  

E-print Network

??Nowadays, universities are making extensive efforts to attract prospective students to the fields of electrical, electronic, and computer engineering. Thus, outreach is becoming increasingly important,… (more)

Ruiz del Solar, Javier

2010-01-01

234

Outreach and education from EuroGeoMoonMars2009 Field Campaign in Utah  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Foing, Bernard H.

235

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-10-31

236

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

237

Mola Art: Elementary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barsamian, Araxey

2004-01-01

238

Elementary School Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the buildings of 35 elementary schools, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects and design team, a general building description, and general construction costs and specifications. Also provides a rough site plan and photographs. (EV)

Learning By Design, 2002

2002-01-01

239

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

240

Bowling for Elementary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical education programs at the elementary school level play an important role in developing students' interest and skill in lifelong physical activities. With increasing inactivity, overweight, and obesity among children, school physical education programs are challenged with presenting activities that can be enjoyed in childhood and…

Curtis, Joyce M.

2005-01-01

241

Elementary Reading Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This reading guide is intended to assist elementary teachers in planning, implementing, and evaluating reading programs in order to improve reading instruction. The introduction discusses such topics as the status of reading in society and school, the purpose of reading instruction, and goals of reading instruction. "Organizing for Instruction"…

Greenville County School District, Greenville, SC.

242

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

243

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

244

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

245

Elementary Art Education. Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Caucutt, Allen, Ed.

246

Elementary Instrumental Music Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Dolores A.

247

12 CFR 361.4 - What contracts are eligible for this outreach program?  

...4 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY MINORITY AND WOMEN OUTREACH PROGRAM CONTRACTING § 361.4 What contracts are eligible for this outreach program? The FDIC outreach...

2014-01-01

248

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

249

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

2009-01-01

250

MSU Position Statement on Outreach and Engagement Submitted by the Outreach and Engagement Council June 2013  

E-print Network

. ¡ What is Service Learning? Service learning at MSU is defined as a teaching method that utilizes student classroom and campus walls. ¡ That aspect of service that directly benefits our communities. ¡ T at Montana State University (MSU). The Council acknowledges the critical role and value of service, outreach

Dyer, Bill

251

Reconfigurable Robust Routing for Mobile Outreach Network  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Lin, Ching-Fang

2010-01-01

252

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

253

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

254

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

255

National Labs Host Classroom Ready Energy Educational Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Howell, C. D.

2009-12-01

256

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.

257

Expedition: Yellowstone! A Cooperative School Outreach Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

de Golia, Jack; And Others

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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

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

261

Virtual Lab Educational Software  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Hogan, Patrick; Kim, Randolph

2008-11-18

262

The NASA Lunar Science Institute Education and Public Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a clear set of goals and objectives related to education and public outreach. The NASA lunar Science Institute (NLSI) has adopted these goals as a backbone of our education program and made Education and Outreach major pillars in its foundation and Mission Statements. In this talk we will look at how the

Doris Daou

2011-01-01

263

Education and public outreach of the Pierre Auger Observatory  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2005-08-01

264

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Skivington, Kristen D.

1998-01-01

265

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROJECTS IN AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES  

EPA Science Inventory

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

266

Reaching Out: Extending the Argument about Debate Outreach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A. C. Snider has suggested that CEDA (Cross Examination Debate Association) should create an outreach program to connect CEDA debate programs with the high school policy debate community. Most debate educators would laud programs that promise to train more students in argumentation, but a pilot program shows that an outreach program does not…

Grassmick, David; Clinton, Pamela A.

267

Cooperation is Key to Effective Urban/Student Outreach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Various education outreach programs of urban colleges and universities are examined. In one article, Mary McKinnick looks at cooperative models for urban outreach. Suggested are ways in which colleges and universities can respond more effectively to the needs of prospective students--especially those who have not been well served by the…

Connections, 1979

1979-01-01

268

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program  

E-print Network

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

Bandettini, Peter A.

269

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory . . . . . . . . Pre Outreach Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

E-print Network

#12;2 Table of Contents The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory . . . . . . . . Overview Pre Outreach Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What Do We Already Know? Outreach for Integrating Research and Learning . . . . . . . . . Contact us 3 5 7 8 9 12 13 #12;3 What is the NHMFL

Weston, Ken

270

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

E-print Network

; computer/screen/projector, USB Microscope, LED simple circuit; LED, protoboard, wires, 9 Volt battery of LED light and discuss efficiency of light verses conventional light sources. 4. Introduce hands on activity of building a LED throwies whereby students have an opportunity to observe the power of a LED

Linhardt, Robert J.

271

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

272

SPS Outreach with Amusement Park Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy helps host an annual outreach event at a local amusement park for students in grades 6-12. The Physics Night Program is made up of several parts primarily focused on having students apply physics principles and estimate measurements at the park. That evening, DU sponsors undergraduate student volunteers in queue lines to discuss physics concepts with students, and the Society of Physics Student (SPS) chapter stages a more elaborate collection of physics demonstrations at a central gathering place. In 2006, we expanded our outreach efforts to include interactive data collection and on-site interpretation of data. A team of graduate and undergraduate DU SPS students outfitted high school volunteers with vests and hardware designed to return three-axis acceleration information. Students wore the sensors on the rides, returned the equipment to the staging area, and received immediate feedback about the accelerations their hardware recorded. We hope to expand the range of experiential sensing to include more physiological as well as physical data collection, and to provide greater accuracy utilizing the technology we are implementing at the park.

Geise, Kathleen; Iona, Steven; Stencel, Robert

2007-03-01

273

Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research & Education  

SciTech Connect

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

Olson, Hilary

2013-09-01

274

HEP data in education and outreach efforts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The High Energy Physics (HEP) community has recognized that data preservation is an important part of our future and has organized an international working committee to address this. Beyond the continued data mining which can take place, there is a great opportunity to use these datasets as teaching tools, both for university students and an interested general public. The BABAR experiment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has a dedicated group working on the preservation effort; the education and outreach effort is a significant goal of this group. Retention of knowledge and conceptual understanding is enhanced by active participation in problem solving -- a challenge that can be addressed with more involved projects than currently available to the general public from the HEP outreach centers. We are developing a framework that will make subsets of the BABAR dataset available to others, along with computing tools and tutorials, so that interested parties can work through either parts or the whole of a variety of analyses. With the proper framework, this may be used by other HEP experiments as a way to make their physics available and teachable beyond our community. The scope of this project may be extended to teach the next generation of particle physicists, who may lack immediate data, by providing them with datasets with which to prepare themselves for upcoming experiments. )

Bellis, Matt

2010-02-01

275

ELEMENTARY PARTICLE INTERACTIONS  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2013-07-30

276

Outreach: Proceedings of the 1980 HCEEP Outreach Project Directors' Conference (Reston, Virginia, September 10-12, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of conference proceedings focuses on the outreach projects of the Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP). The goals of these projects are (1) to stimulate quality services to preschool handicapped children, their families and teachers, and (2) to develop effective outreach models. Each of the five key objectives of…

Spencer, Lynn, Ed.

277

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

278

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

279

A Big Bang Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scheider, Walter

2005-01-01

280

Motion Graphs Virtual Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Motion Graphs virtual lab helps physics students learn the essential features of position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs. Students are provided sample graphs, and they try to move the on-screen caterpillar in order to make the caterpillar's motion match the sample graph. A printable activity guide is included.

2014-04-03

281

LabSOURCE  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

282

Parallel Circuits Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-05-04

283

Seismic Refraction Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The following lab will introduce students to the basic concepts of seismic refraction as well as some actual data collected during seismic refraction surveys. You will use your knowledge of seismic refraction to calculate various parameters of interest. The two travel time data sets come from an existing SERC activity by Robert Cicerone at Bridgewater State College.

Marshall, Scott

284

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

285

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.

286

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

E-print Network

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

Vallino, Joseph J.

287

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

E-print Network

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

Vallino, Joseph J.

288

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

289

Building Big: Shapes Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-04-06

290

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

291

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

292

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

293

The Crime Lab Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hein, Annamae J.

2003-01-01

294

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

295

Writing Better Lab Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

296

Lab on HADOOP Prerequisites  

E-print Network

to the Hadoop Distributed File System. Type in the following commands: a. Create an input directory in HDFSLab on HADOOP Prerequisites Download the resource files for this lab from the CE807 website. Tip libraries, but for our purposes we are interested only in 2 files: 1. "hadoop-common-2.2.0.2.0.6.0-76.jar

Poesio, Massimo

297

Lab on a Slab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2014-09-03

298

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

299

LabVIEW Fundamentals LabVIEW Fundamentals  

E-print Network

Technical Support and Product Information ni.com National Instruments Corporate Headquarters 11500 North on the outside of the package before any equipment will be accepted for warranty work. National InstrumentsLabVIEW TM LabVIEW Fundamentals LabVIEW Fundamentals August 2005 374029A-01 #12;Support Worldwide

Kleinfeld, David

300

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bindeman, I. N.

2011-12-01

301

The Writing Lab as Group.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bannister, Linda; Child, Robert

1983-01-01

302

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

303

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I OUTREACH COLLEGE  

E-print Network

­ explore new directions, enhance your skills, keep pace with the latest trends. Pacific New Media (PNM, photography, and digital media. Workshops feature both prominent local and mainland professionals who share classes are held at the Ma¯noa MultiMedia Lab (Sakamaki C104 on the UH Manoa campus) or at other campus

Dong, Yingfei

304

BI 311 MICROBIOLOGY LAB SYLLABUS  

E-print Network

, coffee, and water bottles. Workspaces must be cleaned with 70% EtOH before and after each lab session 3 a. Results ­ Enumeration b. Pure Culture (first streak) c. Smear Preparation d. Gram Stain Lab 4 a. Pure culture (pick a colony) b. Spore Stain c. Acid-fast Stain Techniques week 3 Mon 2/06 Lab 5 a. Pure

Spence, Harlan Ernest

305

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

306

Sandia National Laboratories Education Outreach Activities  

SciTech Connect

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

Dawes, William R. Jr.

1999-08-26

307

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

308

You Can't Flush Science Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Drobnes, Emilie; Mitchell, S. E.

2008-05-01

309

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

310

The experience of being a peer outreach volunteer: Benefits and challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peer outreach is an emerging form of non-professional consumer-delivered service in the context of psychiatric rehabilitation. This study identified the benefits and challenges of outreach provision as identified by a group of volunteer outreach workers. One on one semi- structured interviews were carried out with twelve members trained as peer outreach volunteers. Interview transcripts were analysed using a consensual qualitative

Robert King; Chris Lloyd; Alexis Clune; Rowena Allan

311

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

312

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

313

Physics Labs with Flavor II  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Agrest, Mikhail M.

2011-05-01

314

The NASA Lunar Science Institute Education and Public Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Daou, Doris

2011-01-01

315

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

316

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.

317

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

318

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.

319

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.

320

Digital Scholarship Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2013-01-15

321

GastroLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-01-08

322

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

323

Political Communications Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

324

LCOGT - Imaging Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc. (LCOGT) operates a privately funded global network of 0.4 - 2.0 m telescopes with the primary mission of precision photometry. Presently LCOGT operates the two 2 m Faulkes telescopes (Hawaii, US and Siding Spring, AU) with designs in progress for a network of 20 1 m telescopes and 30 0.4 m telescopes. When complete, the network will allow continuous simultaneous multiband photometry from both the northern and southern hemispheres. The LCOGT imaging lab is responsible for the design, construction, assembly, and characterization of all network cameras. Since it started in April of 2007, the lab has already characterized and commissioned two 2k2 deep depletion cameras with 18 live filters in each. We are also nearing deployment of two 4k2 cameras also with 18 filters each. Ultimately the 1 m network, deployed in groups of 3 - 4 telescopes at each site, will have at least a 4k2 camera with full filter complement on each telescope. The lab's planned facilities include a Class 100 clean room, test and measurement setups for fully characterizing filter transmission from 300- 1100 nm, and detector quantum efficiency, charge transfer efficiency, residual image, gain, and read noise.

Tufts, Joseph; Lobdill, R.; Haldeman, B.; Hawkins, E.; Jahng, D.

2007-12-01

325

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. PMID:24883335

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

2014-01-01

326

Engineering at the Elementary Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McGrew, Cheryl

2012-01-01

327

Technology in the Elementary Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology is used in all facets of society, and elementary schools should not lag behind in preparing the elementary school pupil of today for tomorrow's technology-infused workplace. Technology should capture student interests and learning activities should be fascinating and should engage student interaction. Technology may also assist learners…

Ediger, Marlow

328

Elementary School Philosophy: A Response  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is a response to criticism of my book "Big Ideas for Little Kids." The main topics addressed are: Who is the audience for the book? Can people without formal philosophical training can be good facilitators of elementary school philosophy discussions? Is it important to assess attempts to teach philosophy in elementary school? Should…

Wartenberg, Thomas E.

2012-01-01

329

Photography in the Elementary Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described are some ideas for using photography in the elementary classroom. Justification for using photography in the classroom includes student interaction with the photography materials, building teacher-student rapport, the potential for integration into different areas of elementary curriculum, and support for the developmental theorists'…

Thompson, Lowell

1980-01-01

330

Assessing Elementary Algebra with STACK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sangwin, Christopher J.

2007-01-01

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

Elementary Youth: Prevention Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

333

Outreach to Space Scientists Interested in K-12 Education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Morrow, Cherilynn A

1998-01-01

334

Academic Outreach and Engagement Council The University of Tennessee, Knoxville  

E-print Network

Schumann, Bob Kronick, Fritz Polite, Roger Parsons, Carole Myers, Paul Campbell, Elizabeth Burman Report's Outreach Award honorees Ginger Evans, Jeffrey Kovac and Denise Bates at the 2010 conference, where Drs

Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

335

Ice Sheets: Byrd Polar Outreach & Education September 2012 Introduction...  

E-print Network

Ice Sheets: Byrd Polar Outreach & Education ­ September 2012 Introduction... I would like to thank, and Mathematics (STEM) education. My goals are to bring your research to the public and use the resources

Howat, Ian M.

336

Cornell University K-12 Education and Outreach, Mathematics Department  

E-print Network

' mathematical and scientific communication skills, as recommended in NCTM's Principles and Standards for SchoolCornell University K-12 Education and Outreach, Mathematics Department MATH 5080 Mathematics Prime, a whiteboard environment designed for scientific and mathematical communication, enables users

Keinan, Alon

337

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. PMID:9722821

Levy, J A; Fox, S E

1998-01-01

338

Graduate Students Unite! Building an Outreach Program From Scratch  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Reif, C.; Labonte, A.

2005-12-01

339

Indian Contribution to IPY Outreach Activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Tiwari, M.; Ravindra, R.

2007-12-01

340

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

341

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

342

JunoCam: Outreach and Science Opportunities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-11-01

343

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

344

Picophytoplankton Size Lab Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

345

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.

346

Engineering Media Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

347

Signal Compression Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2001-01-01

348

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.

349

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

350

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.

351

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

352

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.

353

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.

354

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

355

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

356

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

357

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

358

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. C. Pham

2009-01-01

359

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

360

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.

361

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT WINNERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR  

E-print Network

, Rex Bell Elementary SECOND GRADE INDIVIDUAL 1 st : Owen Davis, Walter Bracken Magnet School 2 nd : Rebekah Winkler, Henderson International School 3 rd : Jesse Kaczmarek, Saint Francis De Sales THIRD GRADE

Hemmers, Oliver

362

CS3600 Lab Manual Lab 1. CyberCIEGE Introduction  

E-print Network

CS3600 Lab Manual Lab 1. CyberCIEGE Introduction CyberCIEGE is an information assurance (IA management trade-offs. CyberCIEGE players construct computer networks and make choices affecting the ability-motivated professionals. The CyberCIEGE "Introduction" scenario is a simple scenario that is intended to provide new

363

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

364

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.

365

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.

366

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

367

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

368

EECS 3440 Electronics Lab Spring Semester 2013  

E-print Network

EECS 3440 Electronics Lab Spring Semester 2013 Dr. R. J. King Phone: 530-8188 Office: NI-2064 E, frequency response, negative feedback. Text: "Electronics Lab II," rev. 2, January 2002, R. King, ed. (lab. References: "Electronics Lab I," R. King, ed., 1999 (lab manual for EECS 3400). Retain your copy for access

King, Roger

369

Washington State University Physics Lab Syllabus  

E-print Network

is introducing the lab. Violations of this policy will affect your lab grade. ¡ Make sure that all submitted work every effort is made to coordinate the lectures and labs, we are not always successful. Bring your lab, and trigonometry) appropriate for the course. GRADING POLICIES Your final lab grade is awarded on the basis of

Collins, Gary S.

370

Services Target Labs to Save Money  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government laboratories have been targeted in the current round of cuts. US DOE`s three big weapons labs have been in the spotlight as they struggle to find a post-Cold War niche, but other labs are also in danger of major government funding cuts: Defense labs of the US DOD (Naval Research Lab particularly), medical research labs and others. The general

Andrew Lawler

1995-01-01

371

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

372

Religion in the Elementary Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kirman, Joseph M.

2001-01-01

373

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

374

Elementary Place Geography: Beyond Memorization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests using an example versus nonexample format to teach geographical concepts related to landforms in the elementary grade classroom. Describes lesson plans and includes objectives, methods, and instructional strategies. Recommends using a conceptual framework rather than rote memorization. (NL)

Lockledge, Ann

1991-01-01

375

LECTURES IN ELEMENTARY FLUID DYNAMICS  

E-print Network

LECTURES IN ELEMENTARY FLUID DYNAMICS: Physics, Mathematics and Applications J. M. Mc approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2.2 Experimental fluid dynamics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.2.3 Computational fluid dynamics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1

McDonough, James M.

376

Implementing Successful Geoscience Education and Outreach Efforts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Successful geoscience Education and Outreach (E&O) efforts associated with a research program benefit from effective planning and a commitment by scientists/researchers to become more knowledgeable about and involved in education. Several suggested strategies have evolved based on experience in Earth science E&O with K-16 educators and students during the past 10 years. E&O programs and materials should be developed at appropriate levels ("start from where they're at") and utilize information, skills and topics that are most relevant to students and teachers. Hands-on and inquiry-based activities that teach or reinforce fundamental science understanding and skills, while introducing new topics, results and discoveries, are particularly effective. It is useful to design materials that can provide for a range of time commitment, level of technical skills, and effort, so that introductory to in-depth curriculum units can be implemented. Use of the Internet and working with teachers can be effective methods for dissemination and taking advantage of a "multiplying factor". Obtaining feedback and evaluation of the programs and developed materials, and connecting the materials to national or state education standards are also highly recommended. Most importantly, scientists should become more involved in the science education community. Attending and presenting papers at appropriate science education sessions or workshops, or state or national science teacher meetings (the annual National Science Teachers Association convention is an excellent place to start) can be a significant educational experience for the scientist/researcher. Effective geoscience E&O programs have significant potential for enhancing K-16 education and scientific literacy, and can help attract students to the sciences. Perhaps surprisingly, these efforts have substantial positive impact on the scientist/researcher as well.

Braile, L. W.

2004-12-01

377

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

378

NewsLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

379

Nomadic Research Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

380

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

381

DiscoLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Given the direction of current Internet computing, Discolab is a research group whose goal is to "harmonize the operating system with the evolving role of networking in various emerging network-centric systems, ranging from Internet servers to ubiquitous networks of embedded systems." DicsoLab explores ways to improve performance of network-centric systems through TCP Servers and Memory-Mapped Network File Systems. The group's work on Remote Healing Systems explores the potential for Remote Memory Communication so that systems can monitor themselves, detect failures, and recover and repair remotely. Other projects on distributed computing and pervasive networking are also described on this website. Publications are posted online by research area. Papers used for the weekly reading group are also posted online. This site is also reviewed in the July 16, 2004 _NSDL MET Report_.

382

Science Lab: A Peer Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ronca, Courtney C.

383

Beowulf Cluster Lab Laboratory Experience  

E-print Network

Beowulf Cluster Lab Laboratory Experience The Beowulf Cluster has 61 nodes: the master node is beowulf (also known as node00 inside the cluster), the compute nodes are node01, node02, . . ., node60 parallel programs. A more detailed users guide for the Beowulf Cluster Lab is at: http://cs.boisestate.edu/~amit/research/beowulf

Jain, Amit

384

Astronomy 150: Solar System Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, authored by Stacy Palen of the University of Washington, contains lab activities that deal with planetary astronomy. The labs cover: the earth-moon system, atmospheric escape, craters, meteorites, comets, lunar mapping, Mars, volcanoes on Io, Europa, Neptune, satellites of giant planets, and extra-solar planets. This is a nice comprehensive overview of different interactive astronomy topics.

Palen, Stacy

2009-05-25

385

Gel Electrophoresis Lab: Paternity Case  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2013-07-05

386

Business Lab Curriculum. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Curriculum materials are provided for courses to be taught in business labs, including typing I, advanced and production typing, office procedures (clerical and secretarial), recordkeeping, accounting I and II, consumer math, and business law. Introductory materials include suggestions for setting up labs and a listing of required and suggested…

Dill, Cheri; Weitman, Karlene

387

Some Results for Elementary Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a number of results for elementary operations concerning the areas of data structures, computational geometry,\\u000a graph algorithms and string algorithms. Especially, we focus on elementary operations like the dictionary operations, list\\u000a manipulation, priority queues, temporal precedence, finger search, nearest common ancestors, negative cycle, 3-sided queries,\\u000a rectangle enclosure, dominance searching, intersection queries, hidden line elimination and string manipulation.

Athanasios K. Tsakalidis

2009-01-01

388

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

389

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

390

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

391

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

392

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

393

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

394

Receipt of disability through an outreach program for homeless veterans.  

PubMed

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

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

2007-05-01

395

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

396

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-01-01

397

12 CFR 361.6 - What outreach efforts are included in this program?  

... REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY MINORITY AND WOMEN OUTREACH PROGRAM CONTRACTING § 361.6 What outreach efforts...advertisements indicating opportunities with the FDIC in minority- and women-owned media; and (5) Monitoring to assure that...

2014-01-01

398

12 CFR 361.6 - What outreach efforts are included in this program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY MINORITY AND WOMEN OUTREACH PROGRAM CONTRACTING § 361.6 What outreach efforts...advertisements indicating opportunities with the FDIC in minority- and women-owned media; and (5) Monitoring to assure that...

2010-01-01

399

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...announces a meeting of the Education and Public Outreach...Executive Secretary for the Education and Public Outreach...Innovation Program Social Media Successes, Opportunities...Public Engagement Education and Public...

2010-07-01

400

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

401

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

402

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

403

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

404

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

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

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

407

Ridge 2000 Education and Outreach: Past, Present and Future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Goehring, L.

2003-12-01

408

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

409

Advertising public outreach--going where the people are  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1994-12-31

410

CMPE 315 Lab LAB Assignment #5 for CMPE 315  

E-print Network

with your a single file for your report. We will run LVS to ver- ify your results. 3) As always, grading-up. THE LABS ARE INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS. INSTANCES OF CHEATING WILL RESULT IN YOU FAILING THE COURSE. #12;

Patel, Chintan

411

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

412

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.

413

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.

414

10 Years of Developing Outreach Techniques and Best Practice by the Hellenic Amateur Astronomy Association  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After 10 years of experience in outreach, the Hellenic Amateur Astronomy Association (HAAA) has developed a great number of outreach techniques and events. In order to support these activities, the HAAA studies carefully the environment in which outreach takes place, forms innovative bonds with other groups and professional astronomers and utilizes social media and services.

Voutyras, O.; Maravelias, G.; Bellias, I.; Kardasis, E.

2013-09-01

415

Terms and Conditions The NASA Exhibit Program includes the NASA Exhibit Outreach Program, Exhibit Loan  

E-print Network

Terms and Conditions The NASA Exhibit Program includes the NASA Exhibit Outreach Program, Exhibit Loan Program and the Artifact Outreach Program. NASA Outreach Program ­ designed to place NASA exhibits proactively at events which help us educate and inform the general public about NASA's achievements. Our goal

416

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gould, A. D.

2004-12-01

417

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

418

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

419

Precision mechatronics lab robot development  

E-print Network

based mobile robot. The principal goal of this work was the demonstration of the Precision Mechatronics Lab (PML) robot. This robot should be capable of traversing any known distance while maintaining a minimal position error. An optical correction...

Rogers, Adam Gregory

2008-10-10

420

Precision mechatronics lab robot development  

E-print Network

based mobile robot. The principal goal of this work was the demonstration of the Precision Mechatronics Lab (PML) robot. This robot should be capable of traversing any known distance while maintaining a minimal position error. An optical correction...

Rogers, Adam Gregory

2009-05-15

421

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.

422

TechLab: Canned Heat  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This inquiry-based classroom lab investigates of the nature of heating and cooling by thermal absorption and emission. Using temperature probes connected to computer USB interfaces, the students examine the effects of radiant heat on three metal cans of varying colors. The lesson plan is detailed and thorough, giving explanations of how to use computer tools to graph results of the experiment. The lab is a true integration of technology and physics education.

Baird, Dean

2006-07-18

423

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,

424

Virtual Labs and Virtual Worlds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Boehler, Ted

2006-12-01

425

SouthernResearch&OutreachCenter UniversityofMinnesota  

E-print Network

RETURNSERVICEREQUESTED NON-PROFITORG. U.S.POSTAGE PAID WASECA,MN56093 PERMITNO.33 College of Food, Agricultural and Outreach Center Hwy. 14 & County Rd. 41, west edge of Waseca, MN (across from Loon Lake) "All Things Spring, Michigan State University and Iowa State University. He has been making beer since 2002, is a certified

Netoff, Theoden

426

Computer Science without computers: new outreach methods from old tricks  

Microsoft Academic Search

A disturbing gap is emerging as the demand for qualified computer scientists increases, yet enrolments in CS courses have dropped dramatically since 2000. One of the reasons often given for this is the mismatch between what school students understand the subject to be, and what it really is. A major project based at Canterbury University is underway for school outreach

Tim Bell; Isaac Freeman; Mick Grimley

427

Externships in Sustainability Program as an Outreach Tool for Extension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

428

Coral Reef Conservation through Outreach Education Judith C. LANG  

E-print Network

Coral Reef Conservation through Outreach Education Judith C. LANG , Janie L. WULFF , Carol R, USA * National Coral Reef Institute, Dania Beach, Florida, USA; fretwelc@nsu.nova.edu; fax, +1 threaten coral reefs and undermine the capability of tropical coastal populations to meet basic health

Ronquist, Fredrik

429

Wyman Teen Outreach Program (TOP). What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Wyman Teen Outreach Program" (TOP) is a life skills curriculum for 12- to 17-year-olds that aims to prevent negative youth behaviors, such as school failure and early pregnancy. Trained facilitators deliver the curriculum in weekly classes throughout the school year. Participants discuss topics such as goal-setting, peer pressure,…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

2009-01-01

430

Fredonia Migrant Education Outreach Program: Empowerment for Life's Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Fredonia Migrant Education Outreach Program serves not only the educational needs of migrant students in western New York, but also health, nutrition and other needs of the students and their families. The program's unique feature is its in-home programs. Developed at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Fredonia, there are now…

Magner, Eleanor; Phillips, Linda

431

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

432

Influencing the Future: Special Considerations for IPY Education and Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

The International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-1958 created a valuable legacy, by not only advancing the sciences involved, but by also stimulating interest in and support for science, and by inspiring many to enter science careers. Successful education and outreach efforts in conjunction with IGY transmitted this energy to the public and helped researchers to create this legacy. The International

J. Beitler

2004-01-01

433

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

434

A Service-Learning Model for Science Education Outreach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gutstein, Joyce; Smith, Martin; Manahan, David

2006-01-01

435

RURAL HEALTH OUTREACH PROGRAM (RHOP) 2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT  

E-print Network

Committee o Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health ­ Advisory Committee o Pre-nursing High School)272-2776 HTTP://www.uta.edu/nursing/rhop.htm FAX (817)272-5263 1 #12;RURAL HEALTH OUTREACH PROGRAM (RHOP) 2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS Page 2 (cont'd) ¡ Two continuing nursing education (CNE) programs presented July

Huang, Haiying

436

University of Winnipeg Athletics Community Outreach Report Executive Summary  

E-print Network

, and positive role models. The UW Futsal League was run in partnership with the Spence Neighbourhood AssociationUniversity of Winnipeg Athletics Community Outreach Report Executive Summary The inner city initiative has become a priority to all Wesmen teams and staff. Wesmen athletes and coaches have been active

Martin, Jeff

437

75 FR 9149 - Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...level recommendations, to the Manager of FCIC, who will make the...announcement. However, if the Manager of FCIC determines that an...outreach program, then the Manager may elect to not fund that...benefits to limited resource, socially disadvantaged and other...

2010-03-01

438

OutreachCommunicationPlanGeorgiaTech Year 3 Work Plan  

E-print Network

-on engineering projects and benefits of involvement Giveaw ays - $400 Website Hits Waste Management & Recycling Educational Tools - $100 Quiz; Consumer Market Campaign Design of AFV Tentative East Cobb Middle School; Consumer Market Campaign Design of AFV Confirmed #12;OutreachCommunicationPlan�GeorgiaTech Swainsboro

Houston, Paul L.

439

SouthernResearch&OutreachCenter UniversityofMinnesota  

E-print Network

Hoverstad, Scientist U of M Southern Research and Outreach Center Soybean Cyst Nematode Senyu Chen, Plant Critical Soil Test P and K Levels for Corn and Soybean Production Dan Kaiser, Extension Nutrient Management Specialist U of M Department of Soil, Water and Climate Soil Applied Herbicides for Corn and Soybeans Tom

Blanchette, Robert A.

440

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

441

The Smithsonian Institution\\'s Anthropology Outreach Office  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Smithsonian Anthropology Outreach Office provides leaflets, bibliographies, lesson plans, activities, and teacher resource packets on anthropological topics such as archaeology, prehistory, ethnology, and Native American topics. Teacher resource packets on anthropology and American Indians can be received by mail. There is also a publication for anthropology educators and reviews of staff publications.

Kaupp, Ann

2007-02-07

442

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

443

Expressive Arts Outreach Project, 1997-2000: A Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes the activities and outcomes of a 3-year Expressive Arts Outreach project at Western Illinois University to integrate and replicate the Expressive Arts (EA) model based on developmentally appropriate experiences in the expressive arts, with an emphasis on visual arts, into early childhood programs for children (ages 3-8)…

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

444

University Extra-Mural Studies and Extension Outreach: Incompatibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rogers, Alan

2014-01-01

445

Expanding Public Outreach: The Solar System Ambassadors Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Solar System Ambassadors Program is a public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation. Those volunteers organize and conduct public events that communicate exciting discoveries and plans in Solar System research, exploration and technology through non-traditional forums, e.g. community service clubs, libraries, museums, planetariums, ``star parties,\\

K. A. Ferrari

2000-01-01

446

Expanding Public Outreach: The Solar System Ambassadors Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Solar System Ambassadors Program is a public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation. These competitively selected volunteers organize and conduct public events that communicate exciting discoveries and plans in Solar System research, exploration and technology through non-traditional forums. In 2001, 206 Ambassadors from almost all 50 states bring the excitement of space to the

K. Ferrari

2001-01-01

447

Chips for Everyone: A Multifaceted Approach in Electrical Engineering Outreach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Magill, J.; Roy, S.

2010-01-01

448

HIV\\/AIDS Outreach in Southern New Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the outreach component of the New Mexico Border Health Initiative (NMBHI), one of five Special Projects of National Significance funded in 2000 along the United States\\/Mexico border by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The initial intent of the NMBHI was to utilize the traditional promotormodel of natural helpers within the informal support systems in the communities

Michelle Valverde; Jennifer Felderman-Taylor

2006-01-01

449

TELEVISION AS AN EDUCATIONAL AND OUTREACH MEDIUM FOR OLDER ADULTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the medium of television as a means of education and outreach for older adults. It looks at positive and negative potentials of television. Particular attention is given to public television, cable television and videotapes. The viewing patterns, social and psychological functions of television, and the programming preferences of older adults are explored in terms of their relevance

J. Conrad Glass Jr; Judy L. Smith

1985-01-01

450

Education and Outreach from the End of the Earth  

Microsoft Academic Search

For the past eight years the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA) has operated an observatory at the South Pole; and for the past nine years CARA has organized educational and outreach efforts that capitalize on the appeal and uniqueness of Antarctica. CARA's programs have reached all levels of the education continuum with an emphasis on minority precollege students.

R. H. Landsberg

1998-01-01

451

University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center  

E-print Network

Telephone: 507-835-3620 NEWS RELEASE Contact: Jeanette Williams (507-837-5612) Subject: Agronomy Field Tour: June 21, 2011 For Release: Immediately U of M Agronomy Field Tour at Waseca June 21 Delayed planting on his research, at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center's Agronomy Field

Dahlberg, E. Dan

452

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

453

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rosenkoetter, Sharon; Shotts, Cynthia

454

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

455

University Outreach and Engagement Organizational Chart | January 2014  

E-print Network

/Media Relations ¡ Event Management, including Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament Center for Service-Learning, Director ¡ Academic Service-Learning and Civic Engagement ¡ Curricular Service-Learning ¡ Co, interim Director ¡ Outreach Programs ¡ Distance Learning ¡ Research ¡ Collections Wharton Center

456

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

457

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.

458

College Student-Athlete Wellness: An Integrative Outreach Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beauchemin, James

2014-01-01

459

Art and Science the Inseparable Tools of Effective Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

The traditional view in outreach activities is to perceive space and planetary science in education as belonging to two main user groups; primary school, where space is explored as a thematic topic at a simple level, and upper secondary school where it comes into its own as a subject domain in astronomy, cosmology or as a small optional extension of

A. Brumfitt; L. Thompson

2006-01-01

460

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

461

Education and Outreach Opportunities in New Astronomical Facilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Astronomy presents extraordinary opportunities for engaging young people in science from an early age. The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), supported by the National Science Foundation, leverages the attraction of astronomy with a suite of formal and informal education programs that engage our scientists and education and public outreach professionals in effective, strategic programs that capitalize on NOAO's role as

J. R. Mould; S. Pompea

2002-01-01

462

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

463

OUTREACH AT THE COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR OCEANOGRAPHIC SATELLITE STUDIES  

E-print Network

OUTREACH AT THE COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR OCEANOGRAPHIC SATELLITE STUDIES Amy Vandehey(1) , P. Ted in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) at Oregon State University (OSU), the Cooperative and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) program to develop its high school curriculum

Kurapov, Alexander

464

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

465

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Outreach Division  

E-print Network

therapy and dental hygiene students to: Develop a broad understanding of the community and social Greater Minnesota outreach sites. Qualified dental students, dental therapy students, and dental hygiene-7561 Scenic Rivers Health Services Address: 12 South River St. Cook, MN 55723 Phone: (218) 666-5958 De Smet

Blanchette, Robert A.

466

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

467

Mechanical Equivalent of Heat Virtual Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This virtual lab simulates the lab in which students repeatedly drop metal shot through a cardboard tube, but without the inaccuracies that often plague the traditional lab. Students first verify the principle of the mechanical equivalence of heat, then use it to calculate the specific heat of different metals. A printable lab guide is included.

2014-04-03

468

Go-Lab D5.2 Specifications of the Go-Lab Portal and App Composer Go-Lab 317601 2 of 70  

E-print Network

#12;Go-Lab D5.2 Specifications of the Go-Lab Portal and App Composer Go-Lab 317601 2 of 70 #12;Go-Lab D5.2 Specifications of the Go-Lab Portal and App Composer The Go-Lab Consortium Beneficiary Number Astronomia NUCLIO Portugal Go-Lab 317601 3 of 70 #12;Go-Lab D5.2 Specifications of the Go-Lab Portal and App

Paris-Sud XI, UniversitĂŠ de

469

Elementary school EFL teachers' beliefs and practices of multiple assessments 37 Elementary school EFL teachers' beliefs  

E-print Network

of Education ABSTRACT English language teaching in Taiwan was formally extended to the elementary schools increased attention in education. English language teaching at the elementary school level in many countriesElementary school EFL teachers' beliefs and practices of multiple assessments 37 Elementary school

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

470

“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

471

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2002-05-01

472

CAREER Educational Outreach: Inquiry-based Atmospheric Science Lessons for K-12 students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Climate Comics is a collaborative outreach effort between the Montshire Museum of Science, in Norwich, VT, the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) research staff, and freelance artist and recent graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT, Sam Carbaugh. The project involves the cartoonist, the education staff from the museum, and researchers from CRREL creating a series of comic books with polar science and research themes, including sea ice monitoring, sea ice albedo, ice cores, extreme microbial activity, and stories and the process of fieldwork. The aim of the comic series is to provide meaningful science information in a comic-format that is both informative and fun, while highlighting current polar research work done at the lab. The education staff at the Montshire Museum develops and provides a series of hands-on, inquiry-based activity descriptions to complement each comic book, and CRREL researchers provide science background information and reiterative feedback about the comic books as they are being developed. Here, we present the motivation for using the comic-book medium to present polar research topics, the process involved in creating the comics, some unique features of the series, and the finished comic books themselves. Cartoon illustrating ways snow pack can be used to determine past climate information.

Courville, Z.; Carbaugh, S.; Defrancis, G.; Donegan, R.; Brown, C.; Perovich, D. K.; Richter-Menge, J.

2011-12-01

473

CS 201 Lab #1 Introduction to Unix and the UAA Computing Lab  

E-print Network

. There is a lab technician in room SSB 171 who can help you if you are having trouble with the facility or have of contacting your friendly lab technicians is to send email to labtech@math.uaa.alaska.edu with your requestCS 201 ­ Lab #1 Introduction to Unix and the UAA Computing Lab 1. Introduction This first lab

Mock, Kenrick

474

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.

475

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

476

Extended Particle Model of Elementary Particles  

Microsoft Academic Search

A unified model of elementary particles, especially that of hadrons, is discussed based upon an assumption that the elementary particles are mathematical point but have some spatial extension, trying to identify the internal levels of motion carried by this extended structure with the actual elementary particles. The simplest possibility for such an approach is to assume that this structure is

Osamu Hara; T. Goto

1968-01-01

477

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

478

Vocational Education in the Elementary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The processes of learning about and exploring different vocations should begin in elementary school. Elementary school teachers and administrators planning career education must be careful to develop sequential objectives that are achievable, challenging, and tailored to students' interests. Elementary-level career education may emphasize separate…

Ediger, Marlow

479

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.

480

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.

481

Multicultural Mini-Units. Elementary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flora, Sherrill B.

482

Foreign Language in Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chestnut, David T.

483

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

484

Elementary Instructional Program Procedures Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Duval County Schools, Jacksonville, FL.

485

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

486

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

487

New Building Manual, Elementary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van Hoose, Richard

488

Foundations in Elementary Education: Overview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The cornerstone of the High/Scope approach to early elementary education is the belief that active learning is fundamental to the full development of human potential and that active learning occurs most effectively in settings that provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities. This guide and accompanying videotape are intended to…

Hohmann, Charles

489

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

490

Elementary Science Curriculum, Grade 4.  

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.

491

Elementary Science Curriculum, Grade 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stoneham Public Schools, MA.

492

Preparing Elementary Principals for Preschool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Surprise! Here come the preschoolers." Thousands of elementary principals are receiving a similar message from their supervisors as the concept of universal preschool is propelled to the forefront of the national education agenda. School districts across the country are being infused with wide varieties of federal- and state-funded early…

Bish, Marion; Shore, Rebecca; Shue, Pamela

2011-01-01

493

Scientific Instruction in Elementary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

WHAT is to be brought under the new Act in our elementary schools ? The never-ending permutations and combinations of the three R. 's, attendant on Mr. Lowe's Revised Code of Education, will, doubtless, soon be at an end, or at least limited in number. What improvement will come ? What encouragement will Government give to Science teaching ? Under

Henry Ullyett

1871-01-01

494

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.

495

Cooperative Learning and Elementary Classrooms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Lightle, Kimberly

496

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

497

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2000-10-01

498

The World of Subatomic Particles: HEP High-School Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of a Saturday Science Lab program at Boston University, high-energy theorists and experimentalists at Boston University have collaborated to create a lab for local high-school students. Each group of 30-40 students spends a morning \\

Elizabeth H. Simmons; John Butler; Ulrich Heintz; Ed Kearns; Meenakshi Narain; Chris Walter; Kate Scholberg

2003-01-01

499

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Kinematics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is an introductory kinematics lab in which students use a motion sensor to analyze position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time graphs. Designed for use with Data Studio software, it provides step-by-step directions for setting up the interface with the sensor and tips on scaling the graphs. Students then graph data and compare to their own hypotheses. After analyzing simpler types of movement, the task is to think in "reverse" to match movements to more complex pre-drawn graphs. This item is part of a larger collection of labs for introductory physics by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-07-19

500

Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site discusses Boston University's Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FTMS) Lab's devotion to the improvement of FTMS instrumentation and methods for its everyday biochemical functions. After discovering the importance of FTMS, visitors can find out about the lab's work in the enhancement of electrospray ion source and Cryogenic FTMS. Students can learn about the modern biochemistry's utilization of both traditional instrumentation such as gel electrophoresis and the latest devices including high performance chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and X-ray crystallography. By downloading the Boston University Data Analysis (B.U.D.A.), researchers can participate in the development of analysis software for FTMS.