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Technology foresight on Danish nano-science and nano-technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose is to report on a Danish nano-science and nano-technology foresight project carried out in 2004. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The foresight process had the following key elements: review of international technology foresight projects on nano-technology; mapping of Danish nano-science and nano-technology; broad internet survey among interested parties; expert reports; workshops related to the expert reports; analysis of the

Per Dannemand Andersen; Birgitte Rasmussen; Marianne Strange; Jens Haisler

2005-01-01

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Strategic Management of Forensic Laboratory Resources: From Project FORESIGHT Metrics to the Development of Action Plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project FORESIGHT stated objectives begin with the development of metrics applicable to the activity of forensic science laboratories. These metrics enable a laboratory to assess how they fit within the forensic science industry and offer a glance at the levels of performance that they might be able to achieve. FORESIGHT's mission goes on to state the intent for laboratories

Jonathan Newman; David Dawley

2011-01-01

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A comprehensive review of Turkish technology foresight project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review and analyse Vision 2023: the Turkish National Technology Foresight project. The paper aims to review the process of conducting the project, how it was implemented afterwards and how it compares to other national technology foresight projects Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Through a literature search, a process framework was conducted. The analysis was

Tugrul Daim; Nuri Basoglu; Orhan Dursun; Ozcan Saritas; Pisek Gerdsri

2009-01-01

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Management of foresight portfolio: analysis of modular foresight projects at contract research organisation1  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the expansion of foresight scope towards systemic processes and societal considerations has provided significant opportunities for learning and synchronised action between different business units and\\/or policy fields, it may also have caused digression and ambiguity in the practice and theory of the management of foresight processes. This is true, in particular, in contract research organisations that have faced major

Totti Könnölä; Toni Ahlqvist; Annele Eerola; Sirkku Kivisaari; Raija Koivisto

2009-01-01

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The German Foresight Study '98 on the global development of science and technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German Foresight Study on the global development of science and technology was published in 1998 by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) on behalf of the Federal German Ministry for Education, Research, Science and Technology (BMBF). The study makes use of the Delphi method with a time horizon of 30 years, and is conducted once more

Kerstin Cuhls; Knut Blind

1999-01-01

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FORESIGHT: A Business Approach to Improving Forensic Science Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Managers of scientific laboratories see themselves as scientists first and managers second; consequently, they tend to devalue the managerial aspects of their jobs. Forensic laboratory managers are no different, but the stakes may be much higher given the importance of quality science to the criminal justice system. The need for training and support in forensic laboratory management has been recognized

Max M. Houck; Richard A. Riley; Tom S. Witt

2009-01-01

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Science Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This will help you narrow down a topic to search for information on your science project. Follow the instructions for each link. Science Buddies On this website you will find a Topic Selection Wizard. Complete the wizard to give you a list of topics that you can research. Google Search On Google click on the MORE tab at the top. Scroll down and click on SCHOLAR. Once done with these step conduct a search ...

Cravens, Ms.

2007-06-26

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News & Information President Chen Yiyu Meets with Omi Professor Wang Jie Meets with NSF Assistant Director Vice President Sun Jiaguang Visited Japan and Germany on International Evaluation Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets JST Delegation Vice President Wang Jie Meets with Vice President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 12th Meeting of China-Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research Held Further Implement the Scientific Outlook for Development and Open up a New Prospect for Science Funding Panel Meeting for A3 Foresight Program 2008 held in Hangzhou Department Director's Fund for Earthquake Relief Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets IRRI Officials President Chen Yiyu Visits Taiwan Province NSFC VIP Attends the NSFC-JST Workshop 1st NSFC-JST Joint Evaluation for Funded Projects Ends Successfully NSFC Delegation Visits the U.S. Top Heads Meet at China-US Computer Science Leadership Summit President Chen Yiyu Met with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chari Sirindhorn of Thailand  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

President Chen Yiyu Meets with Omi Professor Wang Jie Meets with NSF Assistant Director Vice President Sun Jiaguang Visited Japan and Germany on International Evaluation Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets JST Delegation Vice President Wang Jie Meets with Vice President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 12th Meeting of China-Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research Held Further Implement the Scientific Outlook for Development and Open up a New Prospect for Science Funding Panel Meeting for A3 Foresight Program 2008 held in Hangzhou Department Director's Fund for Earthquake Relief Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets IRRI Officials President Chen Yiyu Visits Taiwan Province NSFC VIP Attends the NSFC-JST Workshop 1st NSFC-JST Joint Evaluation for Funded Projects Ends Successfully NSFC Delegation Visits the U.S. Top Heads Meet at China-US Computer Science Leadership Summit President Chen Yiyu Met with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chari Sirindhorn of Thailand

2008-01-01

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Science and technology foresight: a provocative tool for contending with future challenges in food safety and public veterinary medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The author describes how foresight methods can provide a provocative approach to some of the key challenges faced by the world of animal health and public veterinary practices while supporting the safety and security of the food system and public health in general. Being provocative is important because the future may be very unfamiliar and demands an approach of

Jack E. Smith

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Foresight: A Structured Graphical Approach to Constraint-Based Project Planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

An essential part of construction project planning and control is the development of a model of the project's constituent processes. The Critical Path Method is the most popular project modeling method in construction since it is simple to use and reasonably versatile. Many other modeling techniques have limited scope, being aimed at specialized types of project, such as linear scheduling

Ian Flood

2010-01-01

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Science Fair Project Ideas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science Buddies offers free science fair project ideas, answers, and tools for students and teachers in grades K-12. With a comprehensive offering of tools from the Topic Selection Wizard to the Teachers Guide to Science Projects, Science Buddies empowers teachers and students to explore science through hands on activities that are engaging and educational.

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Earth System Science Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For several decades, science teachers have used bottles for classroom projects designed to teach students about biology. Bottle projects do not have to just focus on biology, however. These projects can also be used to engage students in Earth science topics. This article describes the Earth System Science Project, which was adapted and developed…

Rutherford, Sandra; Coffman, Margaret

2004-01-01

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Prediction markets for foresight  

Microsoft Academic Search

To navigate turbulent business environments, organizations have to develop foresight capacities that enable them to anticipate probable futures, respond rapidly to emerging changes, and support future oriented action. However, there are remaining barriers that impede a wider implementation of foresight. In particular, the necessities to deal with the future, anticipate change, enhance participation and reduce costs and complexity call for

Andreas Graefe; Stefan Luckner; Christof Weinhardt

2009-01-01

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Science Education Improvement Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report covers the activities of the Indian Science Improvement Project during the calendar year 1970. The major emphasis is on curriculum development activities. Topics covered include elementary and secondary school science programs, traveling science workshop, college science improvement program, special college/university program, technical…

National Science Foundation, New Delhi (India).

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Environmental Science: 49 Science Fair Projects. Science Fair Projects Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book contains 49 science fair projects designed for 6th to 9th grade students. Projects are organized by the topics of soil, ecology (projects in habitat and life cycles), pests and controls (projects in weeds and insects), recycling (projects in resources and conservation), waste products (projects in decomposition), microscopic organisms,…

Bonnet, Robert L.; Keen, G. Daniel

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Weekend Science Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Weekend plans...every family has them. Whether it's fishing, swimming, or simply picnicking by the river, water plays a significant role in many recreational endeavors. Encouraging students and their families to use their "scientific eyes" to explore these wonderful wet places is what Weekend Science Project is all about. Weekend Science Project

Santos, Karey

2012-01-01

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Exploring Science Project ideas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is one page that gives resources that will help you to find ideas to do in Exploring Science. There are thousands of resources to choose from all over the internet, finding them can be challenging. Here are a list of sites that can help you get started: Science Buddies has a program that can help you find a project based on your interests. you can find it here:Science Buddies Program that suggests projects and resources based on your interests Here is a list of science fair project ideas on a university website that can hep you get ...

Macmurdo, Mr.

2009-03-11

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Open Directory Project: Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Open Directory Project is a volunteer-edited directory of the Web. This section of the site enables the user to browse the Directory's Science pages. The links are organized alphabetically by type (academic departments, chat rooms and forums, educational resources, news and media, and so forth) and by topic (agriculture, astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, Earth sciences, and so forth). From this page users can also search either the entire Directory, the Science section, or a topical subsection of Science. The page also offers browsing of similarly organized Science links in a choice of 74 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

2001-02-17

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Science Fair Projects Encyclopedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This comprehensive reference is intended to be used by students in researching background information on science fair projects. They can enter a keyword (e.g. scientific method, molecule, cloud, carbohydrate etc.), or choose from the listed categories. Categories for the Earth sciences include geology, meteorology, oceanography, and seismology. These links lead to further information with all technical words linked to their definition. There are no specific ideas for projects at this site.

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Technology foresight using roadmaps  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel approach to Technology Foresight has been developed by BP and used to devise an R&D strategy embracing the core business areas of the company. It is based on the use of Roadmaps which are visual descriptions summarizing the outcomes of numerous discussions involving all the personnel responsible for procuring, planning, funding, monitoring, and implementing R&D. This emphasis on

Derek Barker; David J. H. Smith

1995-01-01

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Foresight for smart globalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the concept of smart globalization and identify links with the Rockefeller Foundation's philanthropic activities in a number of areas, including health, climate change, urbanization, economic insecurities, and basic survival needs. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper addresses how a new conceptualization of globalization intersects with the field of foresight by describing the

David Jhirad; Claudia Juech; Evan S. Michelson

2009-01-01

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YES Mag: Science Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Parents, are you looking for a way to excite your children about science? This website developed by YES Mag, Canada's science magazine for kids, may just have the answer. Users can find numerous fun science activities addressing many of the basic science principles and phenomena including Newton's third law, lightening, wind, and chromatography. Each activity includes pictures to assist in the implementation of the project as well as a convenient printable version. With over thirty-five activities, children are sure to have a fun learning experience.

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Plant Biology Science Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains science projects about seed plants that deal with plant physiology, plant ecology, and plant agriculture. Each of the projects includes a step-by-step experiment followed by suggestions for further investigations. Chapters include: (1) "Bean Seed Imbibition"; (2) "Germination Percentages of Different Types of Seeds"; (3)…

Hershey, David R.

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Science Explorers Translation Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes a pilot project of Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico) to translate a science education curriculum for junior and senior high school students into Navajo. The project consisted of translating a video, a teacher's guide, and an interactive multimedia product on the 1993 hantavirus outbreak in the Four Corners area…

Jacobs, Dolores

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Plant Biology Science Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book contains science projects about seed plants that deal with plant physiology, plant ecology, and plant agriculture. Each of the projects includes a step-by-step experiment followed by suggestions for further investigations. Chapters include: (1) "Bean Seed Imbibition"; (2) "Germination Percentages of Different Types of Seeds"; (3)…

Hershey, David R.

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Project Earth Science: Astronomy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The hands-on, teacher-tested activities in Project Earth Science: Astronomy brings the sometimes daunting concepts of astronomy down to Earth. Background information, supplementary readings, and suggestions for integrating other disciplines provide the teacher with a framework to launch a successful introduction to astronomy. Students will discover Earth's uniqueness by examining it as a part of the whole--one planet within our Solar System. How did the planets form? Are we seeing a star's present or past? Why is Earth's distance from the Sun so important? Project Earth Science: Astronomy will lead you and your students on an exploration that takes you to the stars and back.

Smith, P. S.

2001-01-01

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Foresight Institute: Nanotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Foresight Institute is "a nonprofit educational organization formed to help prepare society for anticipated advanced technologies." They offer this comprehensive webpage on nanotechnology, addressing why nanotechnology might be important to you, and providing information for the General Reader, the Technical Reader and other resources on technical issues, jobs, education, policy issues, potential applications of nanotechnology, and the History of the Nanotechnology Idea. Other readings, discussion platforms and websites are also listed.

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Earth Science: 49 Science Fair Projects Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers a large collection of Earth science projects and project ideas for students, teachers, and parents. The projects described are complete but can also be used as spring boards to create expanded projects. Overviews, organizational direction, suggested hypotheses, materials, procedures, and controls are provided. The projects

Bonnet, Robert L.; Keen, G. Daniel

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Science Made Simple: Science fair projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource provides science projects and experiments that use common household materials to explain why the sky is blue, why leaves change colors, what static electricity is, and how animals hibernate. There is a section on current science news and a tool for online measurement conversions. A newsletter is available by subscription that provides science information for teachers and parents ten times per year.

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Project Earth Science: Meteorology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The forecast for learning meteorology is bright! With nineteen hands-on activities, ten readings, and a thorough resource guide, Project Earth Science: Meteorology brings the atmosphere right into the classroom. Designed for small budgets, Meteorology is teacher-written and classroom-tested, with ready-to-use, self-directed activities. These activities require students to make clouds and hail; build weather maps; and understand the causes of smog, ozone depletion, and acid rain. Whether it's exploring basic principles or following real-world examples, your students will agree--discovering how weather works was never this much fun!

Ford, Brent A.; Smith, P. S.

2001-01-01

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Community foresight for urban sustainability: Insights from the Citizens Science for Sustainability (SuScit) project  

Microsoft Academic Search

A key strength of backcasting is arguably the emphasis it places upon envisaging longer-term distant futures, allowing participants and users to think beyond incremental changes in their current lived experience and to embrace the more radical and disruptive socio-technical changes which may be necessary to deliver sustainability. In so doing, however, backcasting may run the risk of obscuring significant differences

Malcolm Eames; Jonas Egmose

2011-01-01

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Project Earth Science: Physical Oceanography  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Immerse your students in Earth's most abundant resource--water. Embark on a voyage of discovery as you steer your students through activities designed to teach them about currents, waves, and tides. From an understanding of the properties that make water unique, your students will get a global view of the marine environment, including the impact of human activities on the oceans. This book is one of four in NSTA's popular Project Earth Science series. The other books are Project Earth Science:Geology, Project Earth Science:Astronomy, and Project Earth Science:Meteorology .

Ford, Brent A.; Smith, P. S.

2000-01-01

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Environmental Science Projects. LC Science Tracer Bullet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography cites sources to assist middle, junior, and senior high school students and teachers in planning, preparing, and executing science fair projects in the environmental sciences. In addition, a few books with experiments suitable for elementary grade students are included. The listing includes: (1) 5 introductory texts; (2) 31…

Carter, Constance, Comp.

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Papers: Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Foresight Institute has made available links to full papers submitted to the Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology. This conference was held November 12-15, 1998, in Santa Clara, California.

1998-01-01

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Science Fair Projects: The Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book approaches the development of science fair projects from the point of view that science should be enjoyable, interesting, and thought-provoking. The scientific concepts introduced here will later help young students to understand more advanced scientific principles. These projects develop skills such as classification, making measured…

Bonnet, Bob; Keen, Dan

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Science Fair Projects: The Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book approaches the development of science fair projects from the point of view that science should be enjoyable, interesting, and thought-provoking. The scientific concepts introduced here will later help young students to understand more advanced scientific principles. These projects develop skills such as classification, making measured…

Bonnet, Bob; Keen, Dan

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Five promising methods for health foresight  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to show through empirical examples how five foresight methods have provided value in medicine and global health, and to argue for greater use of health foresight. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Through evaluation, literature search, and personal experiences, five approaches were identified where health foresight has shown strong value: forecasting, scenario planning, Delphi, technology roadmapping, and mass collaboration.

Hassan Masum; Jody Ranck; Peter A. Singer

2010-01-01

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Regional Foresight, Modes of Governance and Democracy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to discuss democratic potentials and pitfalls inherent in the use of Foresight methodologies, especially on the regional level. Foresight is used on the regional level as a tool for developing common visions about the future, strengthening the cohesion between regional actors and enabling coordinated action towards common goals. Based on broad participation, foresight represents

Gro Sandkjaer Hanssen; Tom Johnstad; Jan Erling Klausen

2009-01-01

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ScienceDesk Project Overview.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

NASA's ScienceDesk Project at the Ames Research Center is responsible for scientific knowledge management which includes ensuring the capture, preservation, and traceability of scientific knowledge. Other responsibilities include: (1) Maintaining uniform ...

R. M. Keller

2000-01-01

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Science Fair Projects. LC Science Tracer Bullet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography assists junior and senior high school students and teachers in planning, preparing, executing, and evaluating science fair projects. A few books with experiments suitable for elementary grade students are listed. This publication is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography but is designed to put the reader "on target."…

Carter, Constance, Comp.

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Teacher Opinions Concerning Science Projects and Science Fairs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys about science projects and science fairs of (n=191) high school science department chairpersons found strong support for preservice training in structuring independent science research projects, belief that doing science research projects taught lessons that could not be duplicated by classroom instruction, and a slight majority agreement…

Grote, Michael

1995-01-01

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Research Ideas for Science Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book was developed for use in India and is adapted from "Ideas for Science Investigations" by Victor M. Showalter and Irwin L. Slesnick. It is a source book of ideas for student research projects. Three model projects are described, illustrating different approaches taken by three students to the investigation of the rise of sap in plants.…

Goyal, K. C.; Swami, Piyush

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Extending foresight: The case for and nature of Foresight 2.0  

Microsoft Academic Search

This a programmatic paper with all of the frustrations thereof [1]. We point beyond the well-tilled ground of foresight as commonly practiced (called Foresight 1.0) to an emerging understanding of the work and character of foresight (called Foresight 2.0). By definition, as of today, this new territory is not well mapped, much less carefully worked-over. The question that drives this

Ruben Nelson

2010-01-01

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Astrobiology Student Science Fair Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Extrasolar Planet Transit and The Light Curve of a Variable Star are some titles of high school student projects entered in the Hawaii State Science Fair. These students were mentored by teachers who participated in the UH Institute for Astronomy Toward Other Planetary Systems summer program under the direction of professor Karen J. Meech. After attending several 3-week TOPS NSF

M. Kadooka; K. J. Meech

2004-01-01

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Science Fair Project Index 1973-1980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This supplement to the "Science Fair Project Index 1960-1972" indexes science projects and experiments found in books and magazines published from 1973 through 1980. This index is intended for use by students in grade five through high school and by teachers who are involved in creating science fair projects. Emphasis is on actual projects,…

Akron - Summit County Public Library, OH.

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Science Fair Project Index 1981-1984.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This second supplement to the "Science Fair Project Index 1960-1972" indexes science projects and experiments found in books and magazines published from 1981 through 1984. This index is intended for use by students in grade five through high school and by teachers who are involved in creating science fair projects. Emphasis is on actual projects,…

Bishop, Cynthia, Ed.; Crowe, Deborah, Ed.

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Lessons from using scenarios for strategic foresight  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategic foresight requires a longer and broader view of the environment and, as we at the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) would argue, a conscious attention to the organization's vision and visionary scenarios in the environment. Having promoted foresight on six continents for a wide range of governments, corporations, and non-profit organizations, we have developed lessons on the design and

Clem Bezold

2010-01-01

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Technology foresight—The future for IT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology foresight is critical to the development and survival of all organizations as technology continues to redefine and invent completely new industries over the coming decades. A technology foresight model is proposed with five strands. These strands take into consideration technology trends, market prediction, the route to market and the timing. The fifth is the identification of the organizations which

G. W. Robinson

1996-01-01

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Neuroanatomical Substrates of Foresight in Schizophrenia  

PubMed Central

The ability to think of the long-term consequences of one's behavior and use this information to guide present and future actions, commonly referred to as foresight, is a key higher-order cognitive ability that may be deficient among persons with schizophrenia and substantially limit the degree to which such individuals experience a functional recovery from the disease. This research investigated the neuroanatomical basis of foresight in schizophrenia, in order to identify potential brain regions that may underly impaired foresightfulness among this population. Participants in the early course of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (N = 50) were assessed using structural magnetic resonance imaging and clinician-rated measures of foresight and psychopathology. Voxel-based morphometry was used to examine the relationship between foresight and regional gray matter volume in the ventromedial prefrontal, orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Significant positive associations were observed between foresight and gray matter volume density in the right orbitofrontal, ventromedial prefrontal, and posterior cingulate cortices, as well as the left ventromedial prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices, after correcting for multiple comparisons. These relationships persisted after adjusting for age, gender, illness duration, and psychopathology. Better foresight was most strongly associated with increased gray matter in the right orbitofrontal/ventromedial prefrontal cortex, suggesting that reductions in gray matter volume in this region may be associated with impaired foresight in schizophrenia. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

Eack, Shaun M.; George, Manish M.; Prasad, Konasale M. R.; Keshavan, Matcheri S.

2008-01-01

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Foresight China II: Identification and Detection of Infectious Diseases  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the growing threat of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, which spread more easily and quickly worldwide resulted\\u000a from the globalization, it is necessary to be capable to forecast significant changes of infectious diseases for emergency\\u000a preparation purpose. Foresight China Project aims at exploring a new method by identifying the drivers of infectious diseases\\u000a and predicting the trends of these

Jiayuan Feng; Angus Nicoll

2008-01-01

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Elementary and Middle School Science Improvement Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

S. Y. Mcguire

1989-01-01

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NEW IDEAS FOR SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS GUIDE FOR THE SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS BEGINS WITH A CHAPTER ON THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND THE SCIENCE FAIR, AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE FIVE CHAPTERS OF PART ONE, PLANNING AND EXECUTING YOUR PROJECT, TO EXPLAIN THE DETAILS INVOLVED IN SELECTING, DEVELOPING, AND EXHIBITING A PROJECT. PART II OF THE VOLUME CONSIDERS THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENCE

FARMER, ROBERT A.; SAWYER, ROGER WILLIAMS

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Science Fair Scene: Turning Ideas into Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines the steps necessary to conduct a science fair project and examines two specific examples of how a basic idea for a science fair topic can be followed to its completion. Provides examples of day-to-day operational science in a basic botany project and a lunar geography project. (JJK)

McQueen, David R.

1991-01-01

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NEED Project: Science of Energy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a curriculum unit for middle school designed to introduce energy as a physics concept in five class sessions. It meets multiple NextGen Science standards through hands-on lab stations. Students investigate energy transfer, storage of energy, the difference between "energy forms" and "energy sources", and trace energy flow through systems. Creative activities include "Happy Sphere, Sad Sphere" for exploring kinetic vs. potential energy; solar panels and glow toys to learn about transformation of radiant energy; "Memory Metal" (nitinol wire) to explore how thermal energy is transformed into motion; and light sticks to investigate chemical energy transformation. Each activity includes Teachers Guide, background information, detailed lesson plans, glossary, and example assessments. A full set of materials can be purchased from NEED or easily obtained through science supply retailers. The NEED Project is a national initiative to bring innovative curriculum materials in energy education to teachers and learners from the primary grades through college.

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Science Fair Projects: Teaching Science or Something Else?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Frequently, science fair projects have little relevance to the goals of science. Criteria for judging projects are not evident to students, parents, judges, and other participants. Listed are seven steps to a better fair project which emphasize methodology and presentation. Also included are hints for involving parents. (DC)

Cornell, Elizabeth A.

1981-01-01

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Science Projects in Biology. LC Science Tracer Bullet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sources to assist junior and senior high school students and teachers in planning, preparing, and executing science fair projects in the biological science are cited here, as well as a few books with experiments suitable for elementary grade students. (AA)

Carter, Constance, Comp.; Wilson, Alana, Comp.

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Corporate Involvement Fuels Science Education Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is involved in projects to capitalize on resources the scientific community can share with schools. Projects and sponsors include "The National Forum for School Science" (Carnegie Corporation), "Challenge of the Unknown" (Phillips Petroleum), and "Science Resources for Schools" (Standard Oil…

Wrather, Joan

1985-01-01

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The Women in Science Project at Dartmouth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes Women in Science Project at Dartmouth College, designed to encourage women with high interests in science (including mathematics and engineering) to pursue their interests and consider careers in science and engineering. Explains primary component of project as program of first-year research internships offered in biology, biochemistry,…

Muller, Carol Blue

1992-01-01

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ELMO Project: Science Instruction for Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ELMO (Embedded Learning MOdules) curriculum reform project has designed science curricula for specific nonscience students that fulfill core requirements and demonstrate how science can be engaging and relevant. ELMO students experience science through active learning and group activities that encourage them to make connections between science and their disciplinary interests.

Bansil, Arun; Mason, Emanuel J.; Hersek, Marta; Gross, Nicholas A.

2006-01-01

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ELMO Project: Science Instruction for Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ELMO (Embedded Learning Modules) curriculum reform project has designed science curricula for specific nonscience students that fulfill core requirements and demonstrate how science can be engaging and relevant. ELMO students experience science through active learning and group activities that encourage them to make connections between science

Hersek, Marta; Gross, Nicholas A.; Mason, Emanuel J.; Bansil, Arun

2006-01-01

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Neuroinformatics Research for Vision Science: NRV project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NRV project (Neuroinformatics Research for Vision Science) is the first project in Japan started in 1999 under the Science and Technology Agency of Japan, aimed at building the foundation of neuroinformatics research. Because of the wealth of data on the visual system, the NRV project will use vision research to promote experimental, theoretical and technical research as a pilot

Shiro Usui

2003-01-01

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"Professors of Foresight": Finding a Place for the Future in Journalism Curricula.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study of the future has grown into a valued tool for business planners, government, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as for many areas of the social sciences. Yet despite the need for reporters and editors who can inject foresight into the news--and despite studies showing that the disciplined use of "futures thinking" not only can…

Somerville, Richard

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The Age Shift: Priorities for Action. Ageing Population Panel. Foresight: Making the Future Work for You.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Foresight Ageing Population Panel, which included representatives of business, government, the science base, and other experts from the United Kingdom, was charged with examining trends in the United Kingdom's population and the other drivers of change that will operate in the next 20-30 years. The panel discussed the likely impacts of the…

Department of Trade and Industry, London (England).

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4-H Textile Science Textile Arts Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet contains three 4-H textile arts projects for students in the textile sciences area. The projects cover weaving, knitting, and crocheting. Each project provides an overview of what the student will learn, what materials are needed, and suggested projects for the area. Projects can be adapted for beginning, intermediate, or advanced…

Scholl, Jan

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4-H Textile Science Textile Arts Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This packet contains three 4-H textile arts projects for students in the textile sciences area. The projects cover weaving, knitting, and crocheting. Each project provides an overview of what the student will learn, what materials are needed, and suggested projects for the area. Projects can be adapted for beginning, intermediate, or advanced…

Scholl, Jan

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SCIENCE COURSE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. 2, SCIENCE TEACHING EQUIPMENT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|SCIENCE EQUIPMENT, TEACHING AIDS, AND MODELS THAT HAVE BEEN OR ARE BEING DEVELOPED THROUGH THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION'S SCIENCE TEACHING EQUIPMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS BULLETIN. REPORTS FROM ALL PROJECTS SUPPORTED UP TO MARCH 15, 1963, ARE INCLUDED. ITEMS ARE CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO DISCIPLINE AND APPROPRIATE…

National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

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Science 2.0: Project Climate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For this issue's "New Web Tools and Technology" theme, the authors thought it appropriate to showcase one innovative web project in depth. Ben Wildeboer, a science teacher in Connecticut, agreed to talk with them about student blogging and his Project

Brunsell, Eric; Horejsi, Martin

2010-10-01

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Foresight defined as a component of Strategic Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores basic theoretical affinities between Foresight and Futures and Strategic Management, arguing that at this point in its development, Foresight can best be understood and deployed as an explicitly managerial discipline.The growth of Foresight and Futures Studies as a discipline has been less robust than the internal logic of the field would predict, potentially indicating an opportunity for

Devin Fidler

2011-01-01

69

Nagoya University Photo-Science Nanofactory Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nagoya University has a project to construct a new synchrotron light facility, called Photo-Science Nanofactory, to develop a wide range research on basic science, industrial applications, life science and environmental engineering in collaboration with universities, research institutes and industries. The key equipment of the facility is a compact electron storage ring, ``Nagoya University Small Synchrotron Radiation facility (NSSR),'' which is

Yoshifumi Takashima; Takashi Yamane; Yoshikazu Takeda; Kazuo Soda; Shinya Yagi; Tsunehiro Takeuchi; Koichi Akimoto; Makoto Sakata; Atsuo Suzuki; Keisuke Tanaka; Arao Nakamura; Masaru Hori; Shinzo Morita; Kazuhiko Seki; Uichiro Mizutani; Hisashi Kobayakawa; Koujun Yamashita; Masahiro Katoh

2007-01-01

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NUCLEAR SCIENCE CURRICULUM PROJECT. INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES SUPPLEMENT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|DESIGNED AS AN ADJUNCT TO MATERIALS DEVELOPED BY THE NUCLEAR SCIENCE CURRICULUM PROJECT, THIS DOCUMENT PROVIDES RESOURCE MATERIAL WITH WHICH THE NUCLEAR SCIENCE CURRICULUM MAY BE ENRICHED, AND ADDRESSES ITSELF TO (1) INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS PRESENTLY AVAILABLE, (2) USE OF INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS TO SUPPLEMENT THE CURRENT SCIENCE CURRICULA, (3) FACILITIES…

Culver City Unified School District, CA.

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Evaluation of Project Symbiosis: An Interdisciplinary Science Education Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The goal of this report is to provide a summary of the evaluation of Project Symbiosis which focused on enhancing the teaching of science principles in high school agriculture courses. The project initially involved 15 teams of science and agriculture teachers and was characterized by an extensive evaluation component consisting of six formal…

Altschuld, James W.

1993-01-01

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Foresight scanning: future directions of clinical and pharmaceutical research.  

PubMed

Foresight Scanning: Future Directions of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Research. Brian C. Foster, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ABSTRACT The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences Satellite Symposium on Foresight Scanning, May 26 and 27, 2008, Nordegg, Alberta, Canada, focussed on the future directions of clinical and pharmaceutical research. The symposium brought together a group of clinicians, regulatory scientists, researchers and students to examine where clinical, pharmaceutical, and regulatory science might be in 10 to 15 years. Industry, regulatory, analytical, and clinical perspectives were presented and discussed, as well as the impact of exogenous (indirect) and endogenous (direct) change drivers. Unconditional funding was provided by Bayer HealthCare; they had no input on the direction of the meeting or selection of speakers. It was envisioned that the more important endogenous drivers may not be new information or changes in technology, policy, regulation, or health care delivery, but amplification of long-term underlying trends by emergence of new technologies, convergence of existing technologies or new communication and collaboration vehicles such as Web 2.0. PMID:19183518

Foster, Brian C

2008-01-01

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Science Fair Projects. LC Science Tracer Bullet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The sources listed in this document are selected to provide guidance to students, parents, and teachers throughout the process of planning, developing, implementing, and competing in science fair activities. While sources range in suitability from elementary to high school levels, the emphasis is on materials for grades 9-12. This guide updates LC…

Howland, Joyce, Comp.

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The Discovery Science Project in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Discovery Science project in Japan in which more than sixty scientists participated was a three-year project sponsored\\u000a by Grantin- Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Area from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology\\u000a (MEXT) of Japan. This project mainly aimed to (1) develop new methods for knowledge discovery, (2) install network environments\\u000a for knowledge discovery, and

Setsuo Arikawa

2001-01-01

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Portsmouth Atmospheric Science School (PASS) Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Portsmouth Atmospheric Science School Project (PASS) Project was granted a one-year no cost extension for 2001-2002. In year three of the project, objectives and strategies were modified based on the previous year-end evaluation. The recommendations w...

C. D. Coleman

2002-01-01

76

Private Universe Project in Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a collection of nine video-based workshops developed to help teachers identify and implement strategies that help students deeply learn abstract science content. Be prepared for a surprise: each video includes footage of college graduates from prestigious universities who have retained grossly erroneous conceptions about fundamental science topics that are typically covered in grades K-8. How could they have graduated from top institutions with these deeply-ingrained misconceptions? The videos demonstrate how a student's preconceived ideas can pose critical barriers to learning science. Next, they introduce educational research about how students learn science and provide strategies for overcoming misconception to allow for new (and correct) understanding. Topics explored in the videos include: electricity, photosynthesis, the seasons, chemistry, geometric optics, environmental science, gravity, and more.

2012-11-30

77

Whither Geographic Information Science? The Varenius Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This paper introduces a special issue of the journal on the subject of Project Varenius, a three-year effort funded by the US National Science Foundation to advance geographic information science. Geographic information is first defined as an abstraction of primitive tuples linking geographic locations to general descriptors. Geographic concepts originate in the human mind, and are instantiated in geographic

Michael F. Goodchild; Max J. Egenhofer; Karen K. Kemp; David M. Mark; Eric Sheppard

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Designing for Science: Oxford School Development Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Design features are described for a science building for a large boys' school in Oxford, England. General considerations of the project are discussed; and specific information is provided for each subject department (general science, biology, chemistry, and physics) and for preparation and storage facilities, a central workshop, and a library.…

Department of Education and Science, London (England).

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Science Beyond the Curriculum: Projects and Challenges  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy stress the importance of creating science experiences that are linked to the real world, something that is familiar to students. Projects and challenges hold the potential for fostering curiosity and motivating students. If we want to consider science for all, then we must seek ways to engage students in interests that go beyond the curriculum. This free selection includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Index. As a special bonus, an additional chapter featuring a problem-based learning (PBL) experience related to mass and volume is included.

Figarella-Garc�a, Frances V.; Vel�zquez-Rivera, Lizzette M.; Santiago-Rivera, Teresita

2008-03-01

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The Atlantic Science Curriculum Project in Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Atlantic Science Curriculum Project was launched in 1976 at the Atlantic Institute of Education in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, as a regional initiative. This account of the project provides its aims, its experience, and its lessons for others similarly engaged in the task of improving curriculum and instruction. This paper was written at a…

McFadden, C.

81

Science Sampler: Global Warming Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To address the issue of global warming locally, the author developed an inquiry-based project to examine the impact of the school's traffic situation on climate change. In this project, students collected data in the parking lot/driveway, researched green

Blough, Christopher

2009-11-01

82

Private Universe Project in Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Phil Sadler, an educator from Harvard University, discusses the nature of learning science and how to recognize whether a student understands a scientific concept. He uses the example of attempting to light a bulb using only a battery and one wire.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

83

The Thinking Machine: A Physical Science Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science projects can be a wonderful opportunity for learning and creativity, or a gigantic headache for teachers. After several years of implementation, experience, and revision, the author has put together a fun and engaging project centered on machines that is appropriate for middle school students. This project came to be known simply as "The Thinking Machine Project," which draws its origin from the national Rube Goldberg Machine competition held each year at Purdue University. Here is one way to bring technology, writing, drawing, creativity, and hands-on ingenuity together in a single fun and successful project.

Jarrard, Amber

2008-11-01

84

Tohoku Women's Hurdling Project: Science Angels (abstract)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tohoku University was the first National University to admit three women students in Japan in 1913. To support the university's traditional ``open-door'' policy, various projects have been promoted throughout the university since its foundation. A government plan, the Third-Stage Basic Plan for Science and Technology, aims to increase the women scientist ratio up to 25% nationwide. In order to achieve this goal, the Tohoku Women's Hurdling Project, funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), was adopted in 2006. This project is threefold: support for child/family, improvement of facilities, and support for the next generation, which includes our Science Angels program. ``Science Angels'' are women PhD students appointed by the university president, with the mission to form a strong support system among each other and to become role-models to inspire younger students who want to become researchers. Currently, 50 women graduate students of the natural sciences are Science Angels and are encouraged to design and deliver lectures in their areas of specialty at their alma maters. Up to now, 12 lectures have been delivered and science events for children in our community have been held-all with great success.

Mizuki, Kotoe; Watanabe, Mayuko

2009-04-01

85

Science 101: What makes for a good science fair project?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One way to address this issue is to name a few questions that are not good for science fair projects. Why is the sky blue? Can plants survive without water? and What causes volcanoes? are examples of questions that aren't so great. The reason t

Robertson, William C.

2007-12-01

86

Water Integration Project Science Strategies White Paper  

SciTech Connect

This white paper has been prepared to document the approach to develop strategies to address Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) science and technology needs/uncertainties to support completion of INEEL Idaho Completion Project (Environmental Management [EM]) projects against the 2012 plan. Important Idaho Completion Project remediation and clean-up projects include the 2008 OU 10-08 Record of Decision, completion of EM by 2012, Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center Tanks, INEEL CERCLA Disposal Facility, and the Radioactive Waste Management Complex. The objective of this effort was to develop prioritized operational needs and uncertainties that would assist Operations in remediation and clean-up efforts at the INEEL and develop a proposed path forward for the development of science strategies to address these prioritized needs. Fifteen needs/uncertainties were selected to develop an initial approach to science strategies. For each of the 15 needs/uncertainties, a detailed definition was developed. This included extracting information from the past interviews with Operations personnel to provide a detailed description of the need/uncertainty. For each of the 15 prioritized research and development needs, a search was performed to identify the state of the associated knowledge. The knowledge search was performed primarily evaluating ongoing research. The ongoing research reviewed included Environmental Systems Research Analysis, Environmental Management Science Program, Laboratory Directed Research and Development, Inland Northwest Research Alliance, United States Geological Survey, and ongoing Operations supported projects. Results of the knowledge search are documented as part of this document.

Alan K. Yonk

2003-09-01

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Australian Academy of Science Mathematics Curriculum Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper contains the text of an address read at the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. The author discusses an Australian Academy of Science project which focuses on mathematics applications materials for secondary school students not intending to proceed to post-secondary studies in mathematics.…

Gaffney, John

1977-01-01

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Recent health sciences library building projects.  

PubMed

The Medical Library Association's third annual survey of recent health sciences library building projects identified fourteen libraries planning, expanding, or constructing new library facilities. Three of five new library buildings are freestanding structures where the library occupies all or a major portion of the space. The two other new facilities are for separately administered units where the library is a major tenant. Nine projects involve additions to or renovations of existing space. Six projects are in projected, predesign, or design stages or are awaiting funding approval. This paper describes four projects that illustrate technology's growing effect on librarians and libraries. They are designed to accommodate change, a plethora of electronic gear, and easy use of technology. Outwardly, they do not look much different than many other modern buildings. But, inside, the changes have been dramatic although they have evolved slowly as the building structure has been adapted to new conditions. PMID:8251970

Ludwig, L

1993-10-01

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Recent health sciences library building projects.  

PubMed Central

The Medical Library Association's third annual survey of recent health sciences library building projects identified fourteen libraries planning, expanding, or constructing new library facilities. Three of five new library buildings are freestanding structures where the library occupies all or a major portion of the space. The two other new facilities are for separately administered units where the library is a major tenant. Nine projects involve additions to or renovations of existing space. Six projects are in projected, predesign, or design stages or are awaiting funding approval. This paper describes four projects that illustrate technology's growing effect on librarians and libraries. They are designed to accommodate change, a plethora of electronic gear, and easy use of technology. Outwardly, they do not look much different than many other modern buildings. But, inside, the changes have been dramatic although they have evolved slowly as the building structure has been adapted to new conditions. Images

Ludwig, L

1993-01-01

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Conceptual Surveys for Zooniverse Citizen Science Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Citizen Science projects developed by Zooniverse allow volunteers to contribute to scientific research in a meaningful way by working with actual scientific data. In the Moon Zoo Citizen Science project volunteers classify geomorphological features in images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and in the Galaxy Zoo project volunteers classify galaxies from SDSS-III and Hubble images. We created two surveys, the Lunar Cratering Concept Inventory (LCCI), and the Zooniverse Astronomy Concept Inventory (ZACS) to measure the impact that participation in Moon Zoo has on user conceptual knowledge. We describe how the survey was developed and validated in collaboration with education researchers and astronomers. The instrument was administered to measure changes to user conceptual knowledge as they gain experience with Moon Zoo. We discuss preliminary data analysis and how these results were used to change implementation of the survey to improve results. This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0715517, a CCLI Phase III Grant for the Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars (CATS). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Cormier, Sebastien; Prather, E. E.; Brissenden, G.; Lintott, C.; Gay, P. L.; Raddick, J.; Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars CATS

2012-01-01

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Preparing for change: strategic foresight scenarios.  

PubMed

Most people need stimulus to move from worrying about current problems to planning for the future. A carefully crafted strategic foresight scenario (SFS) can provide that stimulus. Recently, Allen Memorial Hospital, a 240-bed facility in Waterloo, Iowa, set up a management development team to help prepare hospital staff for changes that were expected to result from a reengineering study. One of the techniques they chose was to create an SFS. Strategic foresight exercises are often used at the highest management levels of corporations to prepare for strategic planning. At Allen, the exercise was prepared for use at all levels of staff to prepare for imminent change. A good scenario can stimulate foresight; it can show how relevant driving forces may affect not only the industry but also your individual health system. It identifies specific forces affecting healthcare delivery systems, tests assumptions for the future, assesses alternative and plausible futures and can form a springboard for future planning. A group of six employees considered factors that would affect healthcare delivery in 2005, drew on their creative energies and wrote a scenario (which is included in the article). The scenario is carefully written and follows a story line that is personal and specific to Allen. When presented to a group of senior managers, it was received with great interest and prompted discussion that ran beyond the designated meeting time. The SFS exercise successfully prepared staff at Allen for change, not by predicting the future but by modeling and inspiring an open-mindedness and active approach to the future. PMID:10157201

Nielsen, G A

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Project Integration Method Based on Knowledge Set Theory in Science and Technology Project Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science and technology project management work is a management of scientific research activities with the form of project. In subjects continuously detailed and crossover fusion growing today, scientific research project extensive exchange and cooperation is an important driving force of the development of science and technology. Therefore, according to the similitude degree between science and technology projects to integrate projects

Haifeng Li

2011-01-01

93

Space Science Projects. LC Science Tracer Bullet No. TB-89-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication aims to assist elementary and secondary school students and teachers in planning, preparing and executing projects in the space sciences. Sources in other areas of science and on science fairs themselves are listed in "Science Fair Projects" (LC Science Tracer Bullet 88-4). This compilation is not intended to be a comprehensive…

Carter, Constance, Comp.

94

Health sciences library building projects: 1995 survey.  

PubMed Central

The Medical Library Association's fifth annual survey of recent health sciences library building projects identified twenty-five libraries planning, expanding, or constructing new library facilities. None of the fifteen new library projects are free standing structures; however, several occupy a major portion of the project space. Ten projects involve renovation of or addition to existing space. Information regarding size, cost of project, type of construction, completion date, and other factual data was provided for twelve projects. The remaining identified projects are in pre-design or early-design stages, or are awaiting funding approval. Library building projects for three hospital libraries, three academic medical libraries, and an association library are described. Each illustrates how considerations of economics and technology are changing the traditional library model from a centrally stored information depository housing a wide range of information under one roof where users come to the information, into an electronic model gradually shifting from investment in the physical presence of resources to investment in creating work space for creditible information specialists who help in-house and distanced users to obtain information electronically from any place and at any time. This new model includes a highly skilled library team to manage, filter, and package the information to users trained by these resident experts. Images

Ludwig, L

1996-01-01

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The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects, Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Science fairs have become an important key to gathering valuable science experience while pursuing independent projects. This book serves as a guide to every aspect of science fairs and science fair projects. It provides information on finding suitable topics, researching them properly, developing experiments, and giving meaning to data results.…

Bochinski, Julianne Blair

96

The Kentucky Earth System Science Education Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Kentucky Earth Systems Education Project is a partnership between Western Kentucky University and Morehead State University to deliver the Earth Systems Science Alliance (ESSEA) courses via the Kentucky Virtual University to classroom teachers in Kentucky and beyond. One goal of the project has been to integrate the courses into the teacher preparation programs at both institutions, as well as providing professional development to practicing K-12 teachers. This presentation will highlight how team teaching courses with professors from different institutions at opposite ends of the state, as well as teaching in a different way, has brought new challenges and its own rewards. The instructors will present their own experiences and lessons learned that resulted in more effective ways of communicating and engaging students in the study of Earth Systems. They will also discuss how teaching strategies used in the course has changed their own teaching and student reactions to their online experience learning earth systems science.

Whitworth, J. M.; Siewers, F. D.

2003-12-01

97

The Denali Earth Science Education Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In partnership with Denali National Park and Preserve and the Denali Institute, the Alaska Earthquake Information Center (AEIC) will capitalize upon an extraordinary opportunity to raise public interest in the earth sciences. A coincidence of events has made this an ideal time for outreach to raise awareness of the solid earth processes that affect all of our lives. On November 3, 2002, a M 7.9 earthquake occurred on the Denali Fault in central Alaska, raising public consciousness of seismic activity in this state to a level unmatched since the M 9.2 "Good Friday" earthquake of 1964. Shortly after the M 7.9 event, a new public facility for scientific research and education in Alaska's national parks, the Murie Science and Learning Center, was constructed at the entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve only 43 miles from the epicenter of the Denali Fault Earthquake. The AEIC and its partners believe that these events can be combined to form a synergy for the creation of unprecedented opportunities for learning about solid earth geophysics among all segments of the public. This cooperative project will undertake the planning and development of education outreach mechanisms and products for the Murie Science and Learning Center that will serve to educate Alaska's residents and visitors about seismology, tectonics, crustal deformation, and volcanism. Through partnerships with Denali National Park and Preserve, this cooperative project will include the Denali Institute (a non-profit organization that assists the National Park Service in operating the Murie Science and Learning Center) and Alaska's Denali Borough Public School District. The AEIC will also draw upon the resources of long standing state partners; the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. The objectives of this project are to increase public awareness and understanding of the solid earth processes that affect life in Alaska, and to provide new and innovative science curricula and teacher training for the benefit of students and teachers in Alaska and beyond. These objectives will be met by the development of learning opportunities and resources that will come together around the Murie Science and Learning Center as a focus for interpretation of EarthScope science and research results in Alaska. Project activities will take place in five areas, which are: 1) development of interactive museum displays for the Murie Science and Learning Center utilizing cutting edge technology for learning, 2) public outreach with a series of publications and Internet resources, 3) development of inquiry-based, experiential curricula for middle school students to enhance science education, 4) development of accredited teacher training workshops for science educators, and 5) the creation of opportunities for EarthScope scientists to interact with students, teachers, and the public through a series of lectures and discussions in national parks and local communities across Alaska.

Hansen, R. A.; Stachnik, J. C.; Roush, J. J.; Siemann, K.; Nixon, I.

2004-12-01

98

Goals and Tasks: Two Typologies of Citizen Science Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citizen science is a form of research collaboration involving members of the public in scientific research projects to address real-world problems. Often organized as a virtual collaboration, these projects are a type of open movement, with collective goals addressed through open participation in research tasks. We conducted a survey of citizen science projects to elicit multiple aspects of project design

Andrea Wiggins; Kevin Crowston

2012-01-01

99

Healthy People Library Project: The Science Inside  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Healthy People Library Project was created "to empower libraries to play an active role in increasing the quality and years of healthy life and eliminating health disparities for all Americans." Part of their work includes the electronic book series "The Science Inside". These books are intended to be used by health educators and members of the general public, and they cover topics like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and HIV and AIDS. Visitors to the site can click on any book that sounds interesting, and a number of the booklets are also available in Spanish. The site is rounded out by the "Profiles of Healthy Living" section, which offers profiles of people who are making choices that encourage healthy living.

100

NEED Project: Primary Science of Energy Infobook  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This free infobook provides an overview of energy forms and sources for Grades 2-4, along with hands-on activities, graphics, and classroom presentation materials for teaching an entire unit. Students will first be introduced to energy as a physical science concept before being exposed to sources of energy. Using this sequence can help learners differentiate energy forms (thermal, motion, wave, chemical) from energy sources (fossil fuels, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric). For the companion Student Guide with printable data guides and activities, Primary Science of Energy-Student Guide. The NEED Project is a national initiative to bring innovative curriculum materials in energy education to teachers and learners from the primary grades through college.

101

An Intelligent Management System for Evaluating Science Research Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proposed in this paper is an intelligent management system for evaluating science research projects based on fuzzy neural networks with genetic algorithms. This system was planned, designed and tested em- ploying theories and approaches of software engineering. This system was then applied to evaluate science research projects of the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. The

Zhi-Yu Chen; Shi-Quan Chen; Jin-Pei Wu

2005-01-01

102

Mieruka project on the science communication process  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Detailed and inner mechanisms of science and technology are the black boxes for people, because the number of topics is too large / wide to understand the mechanisms. Therefore, careful introduction and explanation to stakeholders are necessary when the topics are related with some kinds of assessments. However, it is frequently observed that the assessment statements/results submitted by different associations conflict each other, even though these statements are completely analyzed with the scientific methods. Stakeholders are definitely confused because of these conflicts. One of the reasons of these conflicts is the conditions of the analysis are not clear. Another reason is they use a different model. To overcome these conflicts and confusion, we introduce "Mieruka" project. "Mieruka" is referred as the identifying problems and bringing them to the foreground. Sometimes referred as "visualization" or "Transparency". The procedure will be strongly concerned with the role of the facilitator on the consensus conference. In this presentation, we introduce an outline of this project. In addition to the most important style of the science communication, that is, the face to face communication, we introduce a style using the information and communication technology, in which "bi-directionality" is the key word.

Sugiyama, Tooru; Takahashi, Keiko; Application Laboratory Team

2013-04-01

103

The Pittsburgh Science Technology Society Project: A Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report on the inservice education of secondary science teachers for the teaching of science via Science Technology Society (STS) materials lists the major objectives of the project as: (1) write four instructional modules with a science, society and technology focus which address special concerns and needs of the underserved and…

O'Brien, George E., Ed.

104

The Need to Explore: Nonexperimental Science Fair Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the sake of grade school entrants in particular, nonexperimental science fair projects should be encouraged and accepted for science fairs. Support for this approach is given along with several suggestions for projects. Guidelines for judging nonexperimental projects are also included. (DH)

McNay, Margaret

1985-01-01

105

Thousands of Science Projects. Classified Titles of Exhibits Shown at Science Fairs and/or Produced as Projects for the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to serve as a source of ideas for students of all age levels for science fair projects, this publication lists titles of projects by young people who participated in fairs leading to the International Science and Engineering Fair or competed in the Science Talent Search for the Westinghouse Science Scholarship and Award. The titles have…

Yoshioka, Ruby, Ed.

106

Research on the Project Approval Evaluation Index System of Science and Technology Industrialization Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project approval evaluation of science and technology industrialization projects are the important stage in evaluate the industrialized value and judge the industrialized condition of scientific and technological achievements. This paper analysis the deficiency in the evaluate logic, contents, operability of the current project approval evaluation of science and technology industrialization projects, according to the principles of objectivity, attainability and

Shui-li Yang; Peng-gang Dong; Rui Lv; Ting Qin

2009-01-01

107

The Spectrum of Citizen Science Projects in Astronomy and Space Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citizen science projects are gaining in popularity and are seen by some as a paradigm shift that will benefit participants, extend scientific research, and improve public understanding of how science is done. All projects engage nonspecialists in observations, measurements, or classifications that further some aspect of scientific activity. In astronomy and space science, there is a range of involvement from

B. J. H. Méndez; B. Day; P. L. Gay; S. H. Jacoby; M. J. Raddick; C. E. Walker; S. M. Pompea

2010-01-01

108

Kormilda Science Project A secondary earth science course with an indigenous perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Kormilda Science Project provides a semester length unit of work of core curriculum science for years nine and ten. The main aims are, concurrently, to impart core curriculum scientific skills and knowledge whilst providing an improved understanding of Australian Aboriginal culture. The Project's central thrust is the delivery of core secondary-level science content, integrated within an Aboriginal cultural and

Theo Read; Daryl Rose

109

Thinking scientifically during participation in a citizen-science project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A movement has begun recently to involve nonscientists in scientific investigations through projects in which a range of individuals gather data for use by scientists to investigate questions of research importance. These projects are frequently referred to as citizen-science projects, and the benefits are assumed to extend beyond the production of important large databases. Those who argue in support of citizen-science projects assume that participants will increase their understanding about the process of science through this engagement in authentic science, in contrast to traditional, tightly scripted school laboratory investigations. However, very little research on the impact of participating in such projects has been carried out. This article examines the letters written by more than 700 participants in a citizen-science project conducted by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Of these letters, which were unsolicited and not connected with a formal evaluation, nearly 80% revealed that participants had engaged in thinking processes similar to those that are part of science investigations. We cannot state that participation in a citizen-science project caused this thinking, but we can say that participation provided a forum in which participants engaged in these habits of thought. The letters also raise some issues about some misunderstandings of science that citizen-science projects should strive to address.

Trumbull, Deborah J.; Bonney, Rick; Bascom, Derek; Cabral, Anna

2000-03-01

110

Reducing the democratic deficit in institutional foresight programmes: A case for critical systems thinking in nanotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The democratic deficit (the ‘deficit’ hereafter) in present institutional Foresight (‘Foresight’ hereafter) lies in its participation regime. In this paper practical ways to reduce the deficit are proposed that ought to increase the responsiveness of Foresight programmes to society's values, concerns and expectations. The existence of the deficit is examined placing ever more emphasis on the need for the active

Denis Loveridge; Ozcan Saritas

2009-01-01

111

Open Science Project in White Dwarf Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I will propose a new way of advancing white dwarf research. Open science is a method of doing research that lets everyone who has something to say about the subject take part in the problem solving process. Already now, the amount of information we gather from observations, theory and modeling is too vast for any one individual to comprehend and turn into knowledge. And the amount of information just keeps growing in the future. A platform that promotes sharing of thoughts and ideas allows us to pool our collective knowledge of white dwarfs and get a clear picture of our research field. It will also make it possible for researchers in fields closely related to ours (AGB stars, planetary nebulae etc.) to join the scientific discourse. In the first stage this project would allow us to summarize what we know and what we don't, and what we should search for next. Later, it could grow into a large collaboration that would have the impact to, for example, suggest instrument requirements for future telescopes to satisfy the needs of the white dwarf community, or propose large surveys. A simple implementation would be a wiki page for collecting knowledge combined with a forum for more extensive discussions. These would be simple and cheap to maintain. A large community effort on the whole would be needed for the project to succeed, but individual workload should stay at a low level.

Vornanen, T.

2013-01-01

112

The Nature of Student Science Projects in Comparison to Educational Goals for Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the results of research designed to determine if student science projects in Ohio meet the goals for science education as recommended by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the Ohio Department of Education. Contains 16 references. (DDR)

Schneider, Rebecca M.; Lumpe, Andrew T.

1996-01-01

113

Environmental Scanning and Scenario Planning: A 12 month Perspective on Applying the Viable Systems Model to Developing Public Sector Foresight  

Microsoft Academic Search

An environmental scan project is outlined and discussed using the viable systems model (VSM). A participant\\/observer perspective\\u000a applied futures thinking, systems practice, scenario orientated narratives and risk assessment frameworks to an annual corporate\\u000a planning process involving engagement and communication with senior public sector executives. Focus was given to improving\\u000a foresight techniques through the innovative use of existing resources and skills.

Russell Clemens

2009-01-01

114

Project S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (Science Communities Involve Everyone in Collaborative Endeavors)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This poster describes Project S.C.I.E.N.C.E, a professional development program for in-service teachers in grades 3, 4, and 5 which aligns inquiry with the NRC National Science Education Content Standards.

M. Bednarski

2008-01-01

115

Particles. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 18.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One area explored in the second (in-depth) phase of the Learning in Science Project was "children's science," defined as views of the world and the meanings for words that children have and bring with them to science lessons. The investigation reported focuses on students' thinking regarding their views on particles and particle behavior.…

Happs, John

116

Integrated Science-Mathematics Education Project (ISMEP). Set of Modules.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Integrated Science-Mathematics Education Project (ISMEP) is an NSF-funded, interdisciplinary science/mathematics education program for preservice elementary school teachers which fosters an increase in scientific and mathematical literacy, improved attitudes toward science and mathematics, and enhancement of intellectual development on the…

Boggess, Gary W.

117

Chemical Change. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 27.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One area explored in the second (in-depth) phase of the Learning in Science Project was "children's science," defined as views of the world and the meanings for words that children have and bring with them to science lessons. The investigation reported focuses on students' (N=37) views of chemical change. Data were obtained using the…

Schollum, Brendan

118

Weather. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 21.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One area explored in the second (in-depth) phase of the Learning in Science Project was "children's science," defined as views of the world and the meanings for words that children have and bring with them to science lessons. The investigation reported focuses on primary, intermediate, and secondary students' (N=41) ideas about selected aspects…

Moyle, Ray

119

Electric Current. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 25.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One area explored in the second (in-depth) phase of the Learning in Science Project was "children's science," defined as views of the world and the meanings for words that children have and bring with them to science lessons. The investigation reported focuses on the concept of "electric current" held by 43 elementary school pupils and 2 teachers…

Osborne, Roger

120

Plants. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 24.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One area explored in the second (in-depth) phase of the Learning in Science Project was "children's science," defined as views of the world and the meanings for words that children have and bring with them to science lessons. The investigation reported focuses on the concept of "plant" held by 29 students. Data were obtained by the…

Stead, Beverley

121

Project BudBurst: Citizen Science for All Seasons  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project BudBurst is a national citizen science initiative designed to engage the public in observations of phenological (plant life cycle) events that raise awareness of climate change, and create a cadre of informed citizen scientists. Citizen science programs such as Project BudBurst provide the opportunity for students and interested laypersons to actively participate in scientific research. Such programs are important

S. Henderson; C. Brewer; K. Havens; K. Meymaris

2007-01-01

122

Science and Engineering Technician Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project SET (Science and Engineering for Technicians) developed a series of study guides designed to teach generic science and engineering skills to students interested in becoming technicians. An entire 2-year curriculum is encompassed by these guides, geared for 2-year college students. Described in this final report are the project's rationale,…

Mowery, Donald R.; Wolf, Lawrence J.

123

Inter-agency coordination of solar-terrestrial science projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At its meeting in Padua on November 4, 1986, the Inter-Agency Consultative Group (IACG) for Space Science decided to adopt solar-terrestrial science as its next project. In this domain, the IACG is coordinating 13 different projects originating from its four member agencies, involving 20 spacecraft. The projects include Exos-D (ISAS), Ulysses, Interball, CRRES, Relict-2, Solar-A, UARS, Geotail, Wind, Polar, SOHO, Cluster, and IKI 1 and 2.

Reinhard, R.

1987-08-01

124

Dynamic changes in motivation in collaborative citizen-science projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online citizen science projects engage volunteers in collecting, analyzing, and curating scientific data. Existing projects have demonstrated the value of using volunteers to collect data, but few projects have reached the full collaborative potential of scientists and volunteers. Understanding the shared and unique motivations of these two groups can help designers establish the technical and social infrastructures needed to promote

Dana Rotman; Jenny Preece; Jen Hammock; Kezee Procita; Derek Hansen; Cynthia Parr; Darcy Lewis; David Jacobs

2012-01-01

125

Thinking scientifically during participation in a citizen-science project  

Microsoft Academic Search

A movement has begun recently to involve nonscientists in scientific investigations through projects in which a range of individuals gather data for use by scientists to investigate questions of research importance. These projects are frequently referred to as citizen-science projects, and the benefits are assumed to extend beyond the production of important large databases. Those who argue in support of

Deborah J. Trumbull; Rick Bonney; Derek Bascom; Anna Cabral

2000-01-01

126

Conducting Sustainable Energy Projects in Secondary Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses how sixth through twelfth grade science teachers can engage their students in the design and implementation of sustainable energy projects as part of a unit of study on energy. The project challenges students to engage in an energy project that gives them the opportunity to make a difference in their local community and the…

Toolin, Regina; Watson, Anne

2010-01-01

127

Meeting the Challenge of Science Literacy: Project 2061 Efforts to Improve Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A modern understanding of the cell and its functions has been translated into learning goals for K-12 students by Project 2061's "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" and by the National Research Council's "National Science Education Standards" ("NSES"). Nearly every state has used these national documents to develop their own science standards, so…

Koppal, Mary; Caldwell, Ann

2004-01-01

128

Meeting the Challenge of Science Literacy: Project 2061 Efforts to Improve Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A modern understanding of the cell and its functions has been translated into learning goals for K-12 students by Project 2061's "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" and by the National Research Council's "National Science Education Standards" ("NSES"). Nearly every state has used these national documents to develop their own science standards, so…

Koppal, Mary; Caldwell, Ann

2004-01-01

129

Informal science educators network project Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated. Final report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Funding from the Department of Energy and the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project have helped the Association of Science-technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC) to establish and sustain an on-line community of informal science educators nationwide. The ...

1997-01-01

130

A Window on Science: Exploring the JASON Project and Student Conceptions of Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe how the JASON project was implemented in a self-contained fourth grade classroom and to examine this project within the overall context of student--scientist partnership (SSP) models of science education reform. Additionally, this study examined and described any changes in student conceptions of the nature of science as a result of

David M. Moss

2003-01-01

131

The Role of Episodic and Semantic Memory in Episodic Foresight  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we describe a special form of future thinking, termed "episodic foresight" and its relation with episodic and semantic memory. We outline the methodologies that have largely been developed in the last five years to assess this capacity in young children and non-human animals. Drawing on Tulving's definition of episodic and semantic…

Martin-Ordas, Gema; Atance, Cristina M.; Louw, Alyssa

2012-01-01

132

Foresight Analysis in Research Funding Agencies: A UK Experiment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Foresight analysis is proposed as an alternative to strategic planning in the scientific community, and its use by individual funding agencies to develop research resource allocation strategies for specific scientific fields is explored through an analysis in the field of cardiovascular research. Methodology is explained, and preliminary results…

Anderson, Joe

1994-01-01

133

Enhancing business and technology foresight with electronically mediated scenario process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The study discusses existing scenario methods in business and technology foresight and introduces electronically mediated scenario process in two varieties. The purpose of the study is to discuss the existing practice, position the IDEAS and SAGES methods, and outline their contribution to the state of the art. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper takes the form of a literature study

Kalle Piirainen; Antti Lindqvist

2010-01-01

134

How to solve a wicked problem? Furniture foresight case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on how foresight methods are being used to address a “wicked problem” for the global furniture industry: “What are we going to do in the furniture industry in high cost countries (HCC) to maintain our future competitiveness with respect to the competition coming from low cost countries?” Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This

Jesus Navarro; Peter Hayward; Joseph Voros

2008-01-01

135

Green technology foresight on automobile technology in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper develops a framework for green technology foresight based on the idea of sustainability and takes the Chinese automobile industry as an example for the analysis of its implementation. First, it applies scenario techniques to identify technology requirements, considering six different visions of the future, especially the ‘circulation society’, the ‘environment-friendly society’ and the ‘equity society’. Delphi techniques are

Guang-fu Liu; Xiao-li Chen; Ralph Riedel; Egon Müller

2011-01-01

136

Analysing emerging innovation systems: a functions approach to foresight  

Microsoft Academic Search

The success of sustainable innovations depends in a large part on their environment, the Innovation System (IS). Insight into the structure and dynamics of the IS is thus of crucial importance in foresight studies and policy analysis. The analytical framework outlined in this paper allows us to study relations between the components, the structure and the functionality of the IS

Floortje Alkemade; Chris Kleinschmidt; Marko Hekkert

2007-01-01

137

Informal science educators network project Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Funding from the Department of Energy and the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project have helped the Association of Science-technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC) to establish and sustain an on-line community of informal science educators nationwide. The Project, called the Informal Science Educators Network Project (ISEN), is composed primarily of informal science educators and exhibit developers from science centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, parks, and nature centers. Although museum-based professionals represent the majority of subscribers to ISEN, also involved are some classroom teachers and teacher educators from colleges and universities. Common to all ISEN participants is a commitment to school and science education reform. Specifically, funding from the Department of Energy helped to boot strap the effort, providing Barrier Reduction Vouchers to 123 educators that enabled them participate in ISEN. Among the major accomplishments of the Project are these: (1) assistance to 123 informal science educators to attend Internet training sessions held in connection with the Project and/or purchase hardware and software that linked them to the Internet; (2) Internet training for 153 informal science educators; (3) development of a listserv which currently has over 180 subscribers--an all-time high; (4) opportunity to participate in four web chats involving informal science educators with noted researchers; (5) development of two sites on the World Wide Web linking informal science educators to Internet resources; (6) creation of an on-line collection of over 40 articles related to inquiry-based teaching and science education reform. In order to continue the momentum of the Project, ASTC has requested from the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science project a no/cost extension through December 1997.

NONE

1997-05-09

138

Motivation, key science projects, standards and assumptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) represents the next major, and natural, step in radio astronomical facilities, providing two orders of magnitude increase in collecting area over existing telescopes. In a series of meetings, starting in Groningen, the Netherlands (August 2002) and culminating in a `science retreat' in Leiden (November 2003), the SKA International Science Advisory Committee (ISAC), conceived of, and

C. L. Carilli; S. Rawlings

2004-01-01

139

Connecting Mathematics in Primary Science Inquiry Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science as inquiry and mathematics as problem solving are conjoined fraternal twins attached by their similarities but with distinct differences. Inquiry and problem solving are promoted in contemporary science and mathematics education reforms as a critical attribute of the nature of disciplines, teaching methods, and learning outcomes involving…

So, Winnie Wing-mui

2013-01-01

140

Connecting Mathematics in Primary Science Inquiry Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Science as inquiry and mathematics as problem solving are conjoined fraternal twins attached by their similarities but with distinct differences. Inquiry and problem solving are promoted in contemporary science and mathematics education reforms as a critical attribute of the nature of disciplines, teaching methods, and learning outcomes involving…

So, Winnie Wing-mui

2013-01-01

141

Innovative Project Activities in Science [From the NSTA Study of Innovative Project Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes four projects chosen as innovative project activities in science which exhibited identification of unique or novel problems and creative approaches to their solutions. Projects included a study of fish in Lake Erie, a goat raising project, an analysis of terrestrial plant ecology and soil composition, and a study of marine and wetlands…

Science Teacher, 1975

1975-01-01

142

Evaluating Students’ Multimedia Science Design Projects in the Elementary Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science standards have emphasized the need for authentic activities and assessments of students’ science inquiry. Project-based\\u000a classroom activities promote such inquiry in which students are often asked to create multimedia reports or other computer-based\\u000a artifacts. One issue has been how to evaluate the educational quality of such student-generated artifacts. This paper reports\\u000a on a three month long project in which

Yasmin B. Kafai; Katherine Welsh

143

The Manhattan Project: Science in the Second World War  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Manhattan Project: Science in the Second World War'' is a short history of the origins and development of the American atomic bomb program during World War II. Beginning with the scientific developments of the pre-war years, the monograph details of the role of the United States government in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science from the laboratory

1990-01-01

144

Non-Traditional Characteristics of a Successful Science Fair Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Science fairs offer students the opportunity to develop skills in inquiry, writing research proposals, working with peers, verifying results, and sharing experimental findings. However, the science fair itself does not necessarily translate into a student's attainment of such skills. Project quality and a student's successful achievement of good…

Sumrall, William; Schillinger, Don

2004-01-01

145

Critters: K-6 Life Science Activities. Project AIMS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Project AIMS (Activities to Integrate Mathematics and Science) has as its purpose the integration of subject matter in grades K-9. Field testing of the curriculum materials produced by AIMS indicates that this integration produces the following beneficial results: (1) mathematics becomes more meaningful, hence more useful; (2) science is…

Allen, Maureen Murphy; And Others

146

Science Teacher Education Project Information Bulletin Number 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Progress made by groups of tutors from departments and colleges of education in developing small curriculum units for training science teachers is described in this report of the Nuffield Foundation sponsored Science Teacher Education Project. All units under development involve student teachers in active study, for example in devising teaching…

Nuffield Science Teacher Education Project (England).

147

Evaluation of an Environmental Science Distance Education Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the evaluation of WETLANDS, an environmental science distance education pilot project that linked science teachers and students in 26 secondary level schools. Results show that students understand the importance of environmental issues and appreciate the value of wetlands. Evaluation forms are appended. (JMV)|

Collins, Laura J.; Romjue, Mary Kalen

1995-01-01

148

Idaho State Science, Engineering and Technology Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Science, engineering, and technology (SET) resources in Idaho were examined to determine their place in the executive policy process of the State. A survey of SET resources and their availability was made, uncovering a wide range of alternatives regarding...

P. M. Cunningham

1979-01-01

149

A Creative Science Project for Blind Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A teacher of visually handicapped students at the upper elementary level describes a lesson plan from a creative science program which involves students in a model experiment about plant growth. (CL)|

de Haaff, Susan Jean

1977-01-01

150

Students' perceptions of the nature of science and the process of science through a project-based science program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined students' understanding of the epistemology of science and the nature of science (NOS) within a high school and middle school project-based science program. Science research programs have become increasingly popular, causing educational researchers to question what students are learning within such classes. Twenty three students enrolled in a high school science research program and twenty five students enrolled in a middle school science research program completed questionnaires pertaining to the NOS. Thirteen high school students and two middle school students of those surveyed were individually interviewed. Upon finding consistent answers among the high school Science Projects students, students enrolled in only traditional science classes (non-participants of the research program) also completed questionnaires. Teachers of traditional science classes were interviewed and questioned on each NOS topic examined in this study as well. It was found that both high school Science Projects students and non-participants all had a good understanding of the NOS. When data were examined more closely, students of the research program demonstrated an evidenced-based logical structure of thought as demonstrated by the many more examples from the history of science used to support their premises on the NOS. This suggests that science research students have developed a higher order cognitive method of thinking that is more logical and critical, based on evidence, due to their experiencing research science. Non-participants did not provide evidence to support their premises suggesting that they lack a meta-cognitive type of thinking that the participants have developed. Science Projects students also demonstrated substantial self-awareness when asked to reflect on their learning. Students reported that they acquired a special type of thought process, coupled with analytical skills that they used when conducting science research. Others spoke of a deeper understanding of the scientific method and having learned a logical method to solving problems. Implications for science curricula and future research are discussed.

Lagnado, Jennifer Marie

151

Project Water Science. General Science High School Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide presents 12 hands-on laboratory activities for high school science classes that cover the environmental issue of water resources in California. The activities are separated into three sections. Five activities in the section on water quality address the topics of groundwater, water hardness, bottled water, water purity, and…

Water Education Foundation, Sacramento, CA.

152

Project Water Science. General Science High School Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This teacher's guide presents 12 hands-on laboratory activities for high school science classes that cover the environmental issue of water resources in California. The activities are separated into three sections. Five activities in the section on water quality address the topics of groundwater, water hardness, bottled water, water purity, and…

Water Education Foundation, Sacramento, CA.

153

Science Sampler: Creative projects stimulate classroom learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In a perfect world, what would a good classroom strategy look like? It would definitely include the use of projects. Classroom projects are original pieces of student work that may be in the form of art, writing, models, experiments, and various other creative outlets. Projects created and presented by students, based on units being studied, stimulate learning and give students the opportunity to follow their own interests. As a result, students take ownership in their learning. What could be more perfect?

Wilson, Staci

2004-10-01

154

National School Science Safety Indexing Project: A Beginning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There is extensive agreement within the science profession that the "hands-on, minds-on" approach to teaching and learning described within the National Science Education Standards creates a more effective learning environment. However, inquiry poses serious safety challenges for teachers and students in poorly equipped or maintained facilities and where safety training is deficient or nonexistent. The authors have designed a three-year study--the National School Science Safety Indexing Project--to develop a science safety indexing system to evaluate facilities and safety practices.

Wazlaw, Brian; Mcelroy, Dennis; Gerlovich, Jack A.; Parsa, Rahul

2005-09-01

155

The CARMEN e-Science pilot project: Neuroinformatics work packages  

Microsoft Academic Search

The CARMEN (Code Analysis, Repository and Modelling for e-Neuroscience) project aims to apply e-Science technology to Neurophysiology to enable the sharing of data resources and the services for processing this data. This paper describes the application oriented services: the companion paper (1) describes the technology underpinning this application. Overall, the CARMEN project is developing a Neuroinformatics resource which will change

L. S. Smith; J. Austin; S. Baker; R. Borisyuk; S. Eglen; J. Feng; K. Gurney; T. Jackson; M. Kaiser; P. Overton; S. Panzeri; R. Quian Quiroga; S. R. Schultz; E. Sernagor; V. A. Smith; T. V. Smulders; L. Stuart; M. Whittington; C. Ingram

2007-01-01

156

The voice of experience: national science foundation funded projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Science Foundation wants STEM faculty to be able to develop projects that will succeed in attracting funding from NSF programs. For the SIGCSE Symposium audience, this probably means being successful in being funded from the CCLI program. This special session gives attendees the opportunity to learn from those who have built successful CCLI-funded projects.

Steve Cunningham

2005-01-01

157

A national science foundation supported undergraduate CSMET research project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a program at Texas A&M University B Corpus Christi which seeks to involve a substantial number of undergraduate students in active research. This program receives funding from the National Science Foundation, grant number DUE-0094898. Students receive a small stipend in return for participating in one of several multidisciplinary projects. Projects include funded and unfunded research conducted by

R. Stephen Dannelly; Carl W. Steidley

2002-01-01

158

Approaches to Teaching Plant Nutrition. Children's Learning in Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the period 1984-1986, over 30 teachers from the Yorkshire (England) region have worked in collaboration with the Children's Learning in Science Project (CLIS) developing and testing teaching schemes in the areas of energy, particle theory, and plant nutrition. The project is based upon the constructivist approach to teaching. This document…

Leeds Univ. (England). Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education.

159

Approaches to Teaching Plant Nutrition. Children's Learning in Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During the period 1984-1986, over 30 teachers from the Yorkshire (England) region have worked in collaboration with the Children's Learning in Science Project (CLIS) developing and testing teaching schemes in the areas of energy, particle theory, and plant nutrition. The project is based upon the constructivist approach to teaching. This document…

Leeds Univ. (England). Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education.

160

Science and Technology Roadmapping to Support Project Planning  

SciTech Connect

Disciplined science and technology roadmapping provides a framework to coordinate research and development activities with project objectives. This case-history paper describes initial project technology needs identification, assessment and R&D ranking activities supporting characterization of 781 waste tanks requiring a 'hazardous waste determination' or 'verification of empty' decision to meet an Idaho state Voluntary Consent Order.

Mc Carthy, Jeremiah Justin; Haley, Daniel Joseph; Dixon, Brent Wayne

2001-07-01

161

ES EPO Seeks SS EPO for Mutual Benefit: Earth Science Outreach Projects Seek Space Science Partners  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the recent transformation, NASA has reunited the Earth and Space Science groups into a unified Science Mission Directorate. Our team has developed and operates several Earth Science Education and Public Outreach projects through the former NASA Earth Science Enterprise. Starting in 1997, we developed the Students' Cloud Observations On-Line (S'COOL; http://scool.larc.nasa.gov) project, as a way to involve K-12 students in scientifically useful data collection and analysis for the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES), a high priority instrument in the Earth Observing System. Recently, we initiated the MY NASA DATA project (http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov) to help overcome the barriers for use of real data, particularly relating to atmospheric science, in the K-12 classroom. In the process of interacting with students and teachers through these projects, we quickly learned that they consider Space Science to go hand in hand with Earth Science in the educational setting. In the S'COOL Project, we regularly field student questions relating to Space Science topics - so far in 2005, they amount to about one in ten of the questions we have received. In the MY NASA DATA project, when showing teachers how to explore scientific data about the Earth, we regularly hear "How can I get this kind of data for Mars?" or "Can I get this kind of information about other Planets?". To date, we have responded to these queries by linking or pointing people to other websites. With the continued development of the MY NASA DATA project, we are now seeking a more active connection to the Space Science EPO community, to benefit both our K-12 audience and yours. One of the prime audiences for MY NASA DATA is teachers and students in Middle or High School Earth Science classes. Besides Meteorology, this class also covers Geology and Oceanography. NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAAC), of which our Atmospheric Science Data Center is one, hold data on those topics that we hope to make available using emerging client/server tools. But the K-12 Earth Science course also includes Astronomy, in which links to the Space Science community can be made for mutual benefit. This paper will provide further details on our existing Earth Science projects, highlighting areas where connections to Space Science Education are possible or needed.

Chambers, L. H.; Phelps, C. S.; Alston, E. J.; Costulis, P. K.; Moore, S. W.; Sepulveda, R.; Oots, P. C.

2005-05-01

162

Duplex Design Project: Science Pilot Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Work is reported towards the completion of a prototype duplex-design assessment instrument for grade-12 science. The student course-background questionnaire and the pretest section of the two-stage instrument that was developed were administered to all 134 12th-grade students at St. Clairsville High School (Ohio). Based on the information…

Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.

163

Project design factors that affect student perceptions of the success of a science research project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Throughout the United States, various summer science programs for precollege students are conducted with an aim toward increasing the involvement of young people in science. Most of these programs are perceived as successful by teachers and scientists because they involve students in hands-on science activities, improve their scientific skills and confidence, and allow them the opportunity to use science to answer questions and solve problems. The work described here involves a detailed assessment of a summer National Science Foundation (NSF) Young Scholars Program, which was carried out over 2 summers. Student participants were entering 9th and 10th grade. The data used for this assessment included journals kept by teaching assistants, questionnaires administered to the participants and parents, and interviews with the participants. Analysis revealed that students perceived program success differently from teachers and program organizers. Their perception of the success of a program is directly related to whether or not their individual research project met its goals, regardless of other project activities. Designing projects that have a high likelihood of success from this perspective can be complex, but this work identified six variables that must be incorporated appropriately into the design of a project to ensure its success: (1) extent of project structure and who structures the project, faculty or student; (2) project relevance; (3) project flexibility; (4) project background research; (5) tangible results; and (6) project introduction.Received: 5 March 1993; Revised: 20 October 1993;

Kimbrough, Doris R.

164

From science projects to the engineering bench  

Microsoft Academic Search

The CISSRS surgical LEGO robot competition gives high-school students hands-on experience. The CISSRS Surgical LEGO Robot Competition leverages the increasingly multidisciplinary field of surgical robotics and the versatile but easy to learn Mindstorms system to introduce participants to CIS by giving them hands-on experience in solving real-world, cutting-edge science and engineering challenges in a fun and exciting environment. Over the

O. Gerovich; R. P. Goldberg; I. D. Donn

2003-01-01

165

Science Fair Scene: How to Conduct a Science-Fair Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advice on how to transform a practical idea into a first-class science fair project is provided. How to do scientific research, what to include in a science fair report, how to pick a topic, when to begin, writing the report, and making the display are topics of discussion. (KR)

McQueen, David R.

1991-01-01

166

Science Activities: The Problem. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper 47.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Learning in Science Project established that children from a young age construct out of their everyday experiences views which they use to establish their world and that these views are remarkably resistant to replacement by scientifically more useful views. Although science lessons tend to be based upon activities which are designed by…

Tasker, Ross, Ed.; Lambert, John, Ed.

167

Biological and Health Sciences: Report of the Project 2061 Phase I Biological and Health Sciences Panel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is one of five panel reports that have been prepared as part of the first phase of Project 2061, a long-term, multipurpose undertaking of the American Association for the Advancement of Science designed to help reform science, mathematics, and technology education in the United States. Major sections included are: (1) "Rationale"; (2) "A…

Clark, Mary

168

Video: Animals; Electric Current; Force; Science Activities. Learning in Science Project. Working Papers 51-54.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four papers to be used in conjunction with video-tapes developed by the Learning in Science Project are presented. Topic areas of the papers focus on: (1) animals; (2) electric current; (3) force; and (4) science activities. The first paper presents transcripts of class discussions focusing on the scientific meaning of the word animal. The second…

Bell, Beverley; And Others

169

Evaluation of Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading Project: "Shoreline Science" and "Terrarium Investigations." CSE Technical Report 676  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This project was initiated in order to evaluate two literacy and science integrated instruction units, "Shoreline Science" and "Terrarium Investigations," designed by the Lawrence Hall of Science "Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading" Project ("Seeds/Roots"). We examined how the integrated units affect student interest, motivation, and learning, as…

Wang, Jia; Baker, Eva L.

2006-01-01

170

Advertising Citizen Science: A Trailer for the Citizen Sky Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Citizen Sky is a multi-year, NSF funded citizen science project involving the bright and mysterious variable star epsilon Aurigae. The project was conceived by the IYA 2009 working group on Research Experiences for Students, Teachers, and Citizen-Scientists. Citizen Sky goes beyond simple observing to include a major data analysis component, introducing participants to the full scientific process from background research to paper writing for a peer-reviewed journal. As a means of generating interest in the project, the California Academy of Sciences produced a six-minute "trailer” formatted for both traditional and fulldome planetariums as well as HD and web applications. This talk will review the production process for the trailer as well as the methods of distribution via planetariums, social media, and other venues_along with an update on the Citizen Sky Project as a whole. We will show how to use a small, professionally-produced planetarium trailer to help spread word on a citizen science project. We will also show preliminary results on a study about how participation level/type in the project affects science learning.

Wyatt, Ryan; Price, A.

2012-01-01

171

The development of mental scenario building and episodic foresight.  

PubMed

Episodic foresight is the future-directed counterpart of episodic memory. It is a sophisticated, potentially uniquely human capacity, with tremendous adaptive consequences. Here we review what is currently known about its development through early childhood. We tackle this from two distinct perspectives. First, we present the first systematic evaluation of the development of purported components of mental scenario building as highlighted by a theater metaphor: the stage, the playwright, the set, the actors, the director, the executive producer, and the broadcaster. We find that, although there are diverse developmental trajectories, by 4 years of age children have acquired the basic cognitive components required to mentally construct specific future events. Second, we examine recent attempts to test children's episodic foresight more directly and find that results are in line with those examining the development of required components. This is not to say that children younger than four have no inkling of upcoming events or that older children have nothing left to learn about constructing the future. Episodic foresight, and its neurocognitive foundations, continues to develop throughout childhood. PMID:23855564

Suddendorf, Thomas; Redshaw, Jonathan

2013-07-15

172

Science Base and Tools for Evaluating Stream Restoration Project Proposals.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stream restoration, stabilization, or enhancement projects typically employ site-specific designs and site- scale habitat improvement projects have become the default solution to many habitat problems and constraints. Such projects are often planned and implemented without thorough consideration of the broader scale problems that may be contributing to habitat degradation, attention to project resiliency to flood events, accounting for possible changes in climate or watershed land use, or ensuring the long term sustainability of the project. To address these issues, NOAA Fisheries and USFWS have collaboratively commissioned research to develop a science document and accompanying tools to support more consistent and comprehensive review of stream management and restoration projects proposals by Service staff responsible for permitting. The science document synthesizes the body of knowledge in fluvial geomorphology and presents it in a way that is accessible to the Services staff biologists, who are not trained experts in this field. Accompanying the science document are two electronic tools: a Project Information Checklist to assist in evaluating whether a proposal includes all the information necessary to allow critical and thorough project evaluation; and a Project Evaluation Tool (in flow chart format) that guides reviewers through the steps necessary to critically evaluate the quality of the information submitted, the goals and objectives of the project, project planning and development, project design, geomorphic-habitat-species relevance, and risks to listed species. Materials for training Services staff and others in the efficient use of the science document and tools have also been developed. The longer term goals of this effort include: enabling consistent and comprehensive reviews that are completed in a timely fashion by regulators; facilitating improved project planning and design by proponents; encouraging projects that are attuned to their watershed and geomorphic contexts; questioning perceived constraints on project design; reducing the use of hard structures and encouraging deformability; promoting designs that address both risk and uncertainty in applying engineering design standards; allowing for future climate and land use changes; and encouraging post-project monitoring, appraisal and project aftercare.

Cluer, B.; Thorne, C.; Skidmore, P.; Castro, J.; Pess, G.; Beechie, T.; Shea, C.

2008-12-01

173

Student perspectives on mentoring in a science outreach project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of this paper is an examination of mentorship relationships developed as a result of six students’ participation in a local community science centre sponsored through an NSERC\\/CRYSTAL project. Each year, a number of students participate in after?school activities sponsored by the community science centre. Much of this work involves a one?to?one approach, with a middle years or high

Leo MacDonald; Ann Sherman

2007-01-01

174

Project Lead The Way: Correlation with National Science Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document outlines Project Lead The Way's curriculum and its correlation with national science education standards. The report includes details on the various sections of the program and how the units match the national science education standards for grades 9-12. The curriculum outline includes details on the following sections: introduction to engineering design, civil engineering and architecture and engineering design and development. This report may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2012-01-12

175

Final Environmental Impact Statement. Grapevine Canyon Wind Project. Volume 1.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Grapevine Canyon Wind Project proposed by Foresight Flying M, LLC (Foresight) would include: (1) a wind energy generating facility up to 500 megawatts; (2) a 345-kilovolt (kV) electrical transmission tie-line; and (3) a 345-kV electrical interconnecti...

2012-01-01

176

Science at the Seashore. Project Impact.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These materials were developed for use at the Ocean Institute at Sandy Hook Park in New Jersey. They are used by the students in Brookdale College's Project Impact, an early intervention program for sixth- and seventh- grade students. These activities are designed to help students learn more about the history, geology, biology, and career…

Grant, David; Draxler, Susan

177

Science at the Seashore. Project Impact.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These materials were developed for use at the Ocean Institute at Sandy Hook Park in New Jersey. They are used by the students in Brookdale College's Project Impact, an early intervention program for sixth- and seventh- grade students. These activities are designed to help students learn more about the history, geology, biology, and career…

Grant, David; Draxler, Susan

178

Finding Funding for Science and Engineering Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With many funding schemes around, a teacher needs to choose the one that suits the type of project he/she wants to do. Look carefully at the eligibility and judging criteria as this is what the applications will be assessed on. All the schemes mentioned here are open to primary schools, but some may need to involve other people as well. Some…

Helme, Anne

2012-01-01

179

Web-Based Science Inquiry Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Web-based inquiry (WBI) learning activities support students as active learners. In these activities, students do not wait for a teacher or someone else to provide an answer. They conduct investigations with meaningful questions about everyday experiences, evaluate evidence critically to seek solutions, and ask new questions. Such inquiry-based approaches allow students to learn scientific practices by using those practices realistically. Learners who experience inquiry-based activities and instructional methods develop a broad understanding of science, along with the critical reasoning and problem-solving skills involved in scientific reasoning.

Bodzin, Alec M.

2007-12-11

180

Collaborative online projects for English language learners in science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper summarizes how collaborative online projects (COPs) are used to facilitate science content-area learning for English Learners of Hispanic origin. This is a Mexico-USA partnership project funded by the National Science Foundation. A COP is a 10-week thematic science unit, completely online, and bilingual (Spanish and English) designed to provide collaborative learning experiences with culturally and linguistically relevant science instruction in an interactive and multimodal learning environment. Units are integrated with explicit instructional lessons that include: (a) hands-on and laboratory activities, (b) interactive materials and interactive games with immediate feedback, (c) animated video tutorials, (d) discussion forums where students exchange scientific learning across classrooms in the USA and in Mexico, and (e) summative and formative assessments. Thematic units have been aligned to U.S. National Science Education Standards and are under current revisions for alignment to the Common Core State Standards. Training materials for the teachers have been integrated into the project website to facilitate self-paced and independent learning. Preliminary findings of our pre-experimental study with a sample of 53 students (81 % ELs), distributed across three different groups, resulted in a 21 % statistically significant points increase from pretest to posttest assessments of science content learning, t(52) = 11.07, p = .000.

Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Knox, Carolyn; Rivas, Carmen

2013-08-01

181

1991 survey of recent health sciences library building projects.  

PubMed Central

Twenty health sciences libraries reported building planning, expansion, or construction of new facilities in the association's second annual survey of recent building projects. Six projects are new, freestanding structures in which the library occupies all or a major portion of the space. Six other projects are part of new construction for separately administered units in which the library is a major tenant. The final eight projects involve additions to or renovations of existing space. Seven of these twenty libraries were still in projected, predesign, or design stages of awaiting funding approval; of those seven, five were not prepared to release the requested information. Six projects are reported here as illustrative of current building projects. Images

Ludwig, L T

1992-01-01

182

Teaching Strategies for Developing Understanding in Science. Children's Learning in Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the period 1984-1986, over 30 teachers from the Yorkshire (England) region have worked in collaboration with the Children's Learning in Science Project (CLIS) developing and testing teaching schemes in the areas of energy, particle theory, and plant nutrition. The project is based upon the constructivist approach to teaching. The purpose of…

Needham, Richard; Hill, Peter

183

A Constructivist View of Learning and Teaching in Science. Children's Learning in Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the period 1984-1986, over 30 teachers from the Yorkshire (England) region have worked in collaboration with the Children's Learning in Science Project (CLIS) developing and testing teaching schemes in the areas of energy, particle theory, and plant nutrition. The project is based upon the constructivist approach to teaching. This booklet…

Scott, Philip; And Others

184

An Earth Science Scrapbook Project as an Alternative Assessment Tool  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Scrapbooking" is a popular hobby and as such, has found its way into educational settings, primarily in middle and elementary school levels. This article describes a scrapbook project that is used both as a means of demonstrating the connections between geology and students' daily lives and as an alternative form of assessment. The project was developed for an introductory Earth Science class for middle school and high school pre-service teachers.

Burnley, Pamela

2004-05-01

185

Refining the debate on GM crops using technological foresight—the Danish experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rapid developments in and the controversial nature of biotechnology call for communication, networks, partnerships, and collaboration in research, not just among researchers, but also between researchers and research “users” in industry, government, and elsewhere. Technological foresight appears to offer a coordinating method for developing and strengthening those linkages. To test this, a technological foresight study was performed on genetically modified

Kristian Borch; Birgitte Rasmussen

2005-01-01

186

Endogenous Fluctuations in a Bounded Rationality Economy: Learning Non-perfect Foresight Equilibria  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study forward-looking economic models assuming that agents take one step ahead expectations looking back k time periods. We show that the dynamics of the economy with such an expectation function are characterized by the coexistence of perfect foresight and nonperfect foresight cycles. The stability of all these periodic solutions under bounded rationality is related to the stability of the

Emilio Barucci; Gian Italo Bischi; Laura Gardini

1999-01-01

187

Information Pathways for the Competence Foresight Mechanism in Talent Management Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the research and literature through the development of the theme of competence foresight. In addition, the aim is to construct information pathways for the foresight mechanism, for the use of practitioners, to enable them to manage talent and competences with an anticipatory perspective.…

Siikaniemi, Lena

2012-01-01

188

Information Pathways for the Competence Foresight Mechanism in Talent Management Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the research and literature through the development of the theme of competence foresight. In addition, the aim is to construct information pathways for the foresight mechanism, for the use of practitioners, to enable them to manage talent and competences with an anticipatory perspective.…

Siikaniemi, Lena

2012-01-01

189

Urban Schools' Teachers Enacting Project-Based Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What teaching practices foster inquiry and promote students to learn challenging subject matter in urban schools? Inquiry-based instruction and successful inquiry learning and teaching in project-based science (PBS) were described in previous studies (Brown & Campione, [1990]; Crawford, [1999]; Krajcik, Blumenfeld, Marx, Bass, & Fredricks,…

Tal, Tali; Krajcik, Joseph S.; Blumenfeld, Phyllis C.

2006-01-01

190

Group Project Work with Undergraduate Veterinary Science Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper evaluates the experience of second year undergraduate veterinary science students performing group project work. The goals of the study were to encourage deep learning and to develop specific 'life skills', such as decision making, teamwork and communication skills. The results were compared with two similar studies by using a similar survey form to collect student responses. Overall, the

PAUL MILLS

2003-01-01

191

Communications. Technology Education-Mathematics and Science Interface Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The curriculum materials contained in this document were developed through a cooperative effort by educators in the state of Maryland. It was a curriculum project aimed at the meaningful integration of mathematics and science. It is suggested that these materials be used in two significant ways. First, this document can serve as an instructional…

Smith, Kenneth L., Ed.

192

Thinking Scientifically during Participation in a Citizen-Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines letters written by more than 700 participants in a citizen-science project conducted by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Finds that nearly eighty percent of the letters, which were unsolicited and not connected with a formal evaluation, revealed that participants had engaged in thinking processes similar to those that are part of…

Trumbull, Deborah J.; Bonney, Rick; Bascom, Derek; Cabral, Anna

2000-01-01

193

Examining Perceptions of the Science Fair Project: Content or Process?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses student research, information literacy and research skills, and the role of inquiry in the research process. Presents a case study of a middle school science fair project that examined what students should accomplish in their research and what the role of stakeholders is, including teachers, parents, and school library media…

Watson, Jinx Stapleton

2003-01-01

194

Construction. Technology Education-Mathematics and Science Interface Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The curriculum materials contained in this document were developed through a cooperative effort by educators in the state of Maryland. It was a curriculum project aimed at the meaningful integration of mathematics and science. It is suggested that these materials be used in two significant ways. First, this document can serve as an instructional…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.

195

Thinking Scientifically during Participation in a Citizen-Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines letters written by more than 700 participants in a citizen-science project conducted by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Finds that nearly eighty percent of the letters, which were unsolicited and not connected with a formal evaluation, revealed that participants had engaged in thinking processes similar to those that are part of…

Trumbull, Deborah J.; Bonney, Rick; Bascom, Derek; Cabral, Anna

2000-01-01

196

Transportation. Technology Education-Mathematics and Science Interface Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The curriculum materials contained in this document were developed through a cooperative effort by educators in the state of Maryland. It was a curriculum project aimed at the meaningful integration of mathematics and science. It is suggested that these materials be used in two significant ways. First, this document can serve as an instructional…

Smith, Kenneth L., Ed.

197

STEM Projects: Should We Add the "TEM" to Science?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent curriculum development from the Nuffield Foundation rose to the challenge of producing a set of resources to establish STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as a curriculum focus. The result is two STEM cross-curricular projects: "Games," inspired by the London Olympics, and "Futures," a novel approach to sustainable…

Hall, Angela

2012-01-01

198

The Scilink Project: Linking Science Classrooms for Cooperative Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Described is a pilot program designed to develop communication links between local science classrooms. The effects of the use of Sci-Link will be investigated. The proposed Sci-Link projects are described including stream acidity, raindrop size, rocket payloads, gypsy moth populations, and home energy use. (KR)|

Morford, Gary

1990-01-01

199

The Scilink Project: Linking Science Classrooms for Cooperative Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a pilot program designed to develop communication links between local science classrooms. The effects of the use of Sci-Link will be investigated. The proposed Sci-Link projects are described including stream acidity, raindrop size, rocket payloads, gypsy moth populations, and home energy use. (KR)

Morford, Gary

1990-01-01

200

Science Sampler: The Hot Zone: An interdisciplinary project on viruses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This integrated language arts and science project is based on selected parts of The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. Students read the parts of the book that concentrate on the scientific process of working with hot agent viruses, as well as the decision-making process of those in charge of handling potentially serious outbreak situations.

Northrop, Laura

2006-02-01

201

Forest Services: World of Work Project: Fifth Grade: Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The document is one of the teaching units developed by the Utah World of Work Project, designed to integrate career awareness into the regular curriculum at the elementary level. The fifth grade guide is tied to the science area and focuses on conservation as practiced by Forest Service workers; the growth cycle of forests and the management of…

Utah State Board for Vocational Education, Salt Lake City.

202

STEM Projects: Should We Add the "TEM" to Science?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A recent curriculum development from the Nuffield Foundation rose to the challenge of producing a set of resources to establish STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as a curriculum focus. The result is two STEM cross-curricular projects: "Games," inspired by the London Olympics, and "Futures," a novel approach to sustainable…

Hall, Angela

2012-01-01

203

Manufacturing. Technology Education-Mathematics and Science Interface Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The curriculum materials contained in this document were developed through a cooperative effort by educators in the state of Maryland. It was a curriculum project aimed at the meaningful integration of mathematics and science. It is suggested that these materials be used in two significant ways. First, this document can serve as an instructional…

Smith, Kenneth L., Ed.

204

Science Periodicals in a System-Wide OCLC Conversion Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article briefly describes the experiences of one science library in a system-wide project to convert serial entries, primarily periodical titles, to AACR2 using OCLC. The intent of AACR2 to simplify identifying periodicals titles has not proven to be entirely successful due to factors inherent to serials and periodicals. Many of these factors apply also to collections in the social

Martha J. Bailey

1986-01-01

205

Project definition study for research facility access and science education  

SciTech Connect

This UTA/SMU project definition study describes critical customer services and research programs which draw upon SSC assets to meet regional needs in two major components: Science Education; Academic/Small Business R and D Facility Access. The location of the SSC in Texas constituted a significant stimulus to R and D activities in Texas, encouraging new initiatives in high energy physics, as well as stimulating other areas of physics and related sciences. An important aspect of maximizing the utility of the investment in the SSC should be to re-allocate SSC assets in ways that maintain that momentum. This study addresses several ways to achieve that end, extending benefits to all of physics, the sciences in general and particularly, to science education.

Rosen, S.P. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States). Coll. of Science; Teplitz, V.L. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States). Physics Dept.

1994-10-01

206

An Evaluation of the Science Education Component of the Cross River State Science and Technical Education Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Cross River State Science and Technical Education Project was introduced in 1992 by edict number 9 of 20 December 1991, "Cross River State Science and Technical Education Board Edit, 20 December, 1991", with the aim of improving the quality of science teaching and learning in the state. As the success of the project depends essentially on…

Ekuri, Emmanuel Etta

2012-01-01

207

An Evaluation of the Science Education Component of the Cross River State Science and Technical Education Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Cross River State Science and Technical Education Project was introduced in 1992 by edict number 9 of 20 December 1991, "Cross River State Science and Technical Education Board Edit, 20 December, 1991", with the aim of improving the quality of science teaching and learning in the state. As the success of the project depends essentially on…

Ekuri, Emmanuel Etta

2012-01-01

208

Science Art: Projects and Activities That Teach Science Concepts and Develop Process Skills. Grades 2-4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The activities in this collection are designed to help teachers bring the worlds of science and art into the classroom. Each activity is both a hands-on science investigation and an art experience. As students create satisfying art projects, they utilize science skills such as observing, predicting, investigating, and communicating. The projects

Schecter, Deborah

209

Teachers' tendencies to promote student-led science projects: Associations with their views about science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

School science students can benefit greatly from participation in student-directed, open-ended scientific inquiry projects. For various possible reasons, however, students tend not to be engaged in such inquiries. Among factors that may limit their opportunities to engage in open-ended inquiries of their design are teachers' conceptions about science. To explore possible relationships between teachers' conceptions about science and the types of inquiry activities in which they engage students, instrumental case studies of five secondary science teachers were developed, using field notes, repertory grids, samples of lesson plans and student activities, and semistructured interviews. Based on constructivist grounded theory analysis, participating teachers' tendencies to promote student-directed, open-ended scientific inquiry projects seemed to correspond with positions about the nature of science to which they indicated adherence. A tendency to encourage and enable students to carry out student-directed, open-ended scientific inquiry projects appeared to be associated with adherence to social constructivist views about science. Teachers who opposed social constructivist views tended to prefer tight control of student knowledge building procedures and conclusions. We suggest that these results can be explained with reference to human psychological factors, including those associated with teachers' self-esteem and their relationships with knowledge-building processes in the discipline of their teaching.

Bencze, J. Lawrence; Bowen, G. Michael; Alsop, Steve

2006-05-01

210

Project BudBurst: Citizen Science for All Seasons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Providing opportunities for individuals to contribute to a better understanding of climate change is the hallmark of Project BudBurst (www.budburst.org). This highly successful, national citizen science program, now in its second year, is bringing climate change education outreach to thousands of individuals. Project BudBurst is a national citizen science initiative designed to engage the public in observations of phenological (plant life cycle) events that raise awareness of climate change, and create a cadre of informed citizen scientists. Citizen science programs such as Project BudBurst provide the opportunity for students and interested laypersons to actively participate in scientific research. Such programs are important not only from an educational perspective, but because they also enable scientists to broaden the geographic and temporal scale of their observations. The goals of Project BudBurst are to 1) increase awareness of phenology as an area of scientific study; 2) Increase awareness of the impacts of changing climates on plants; and 3) increase science literacy by engaging participants in the scientific process. From its 2008 launch in February, this on-line educational and data-entry program, engaged participants of all ages and walks of life in recording the timing of the leafing and flowering of wild and cultivated species found across the continent. Thus far, participants from 49 states have submitted data that is being submitted to the USA National Phenology Network (www.usanpn.org) database. Project BudBurst has been the subject of almost 200 media outlets including NPR, national and regional television broadcasts, and most of the major national and regional newspapers. This presentation will provide an overview of Project Budburst and will report on the results of the 2008 field campaign and discuss plans to expand Project BudBurst in 2009. Project BudBurst is a Windows to the Universe Citizen Science program managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the Chicago Botanic Garden, University of Montana in collaboration with the USA -National Phenology Network and with financial support from U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, NEON, and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Meymaris, K.; Henderson, S.; Alaback, P.; Havens, K.

2008-12-01

211

Project BudBurst: Citizen Science for All Seasons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Project BudBurst is a national citizen science initiative designed to engage the public in observations of phenological (plant life cycle) events that raise awareness of climate change, and create a cadre of informed citizen scientists. Citizen science programs such as Project BudBurst provide the opportunity for students and interested laypersons to actively participate in scientific research. Such programs are important not only from an educational perspective, but because they also enable scientists to broaden the geographic and temporal scale of their observations. Project BudBurst launched a pilot program in the Spring of 2007. The goals of Project BudBurst were to 1) increase awareness of phenology as an area of scientific study; 2) Increase awareness of the impacts of changing climates on plants; and 3) increase science literacy by engaging participants in the scientific process. From April through mid-June 2007, this on-line educational and data-entry program, engaged participants of all ages and walks of life in recording the timing of the leafing and flowering of ~60 easily identifiable, broadly distributed wild and cultivated species found across the continent. We will report on the results of the pilot project and discuss plans to expand Project BudBurst as it becomes a year round event beginning in 2008. A broad consortium of collaborators, representing the Chicago Botanic Garden, Plant Conservation Alliance, ESRI, the USA-National Phenology Network, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, University of Arizona, University of Montana, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, came together to design and implement Project BudBurst with seed funding from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the National Phenology Network (through a RCN grant from the NSF), and the Plant Conservation Alliance.

Henderson, S.; Brewer, C.; Havens, K.; Meymaris, K.

2007-12-01

212

The Manhattan Project: Science in the Second World War  

SciTech Connect

The Manhattan Project: Science in the Second World War'' is a short history of the origins and development of the American atomic bomb program during World War II. Beginning with the scientific developments of the pre-war years, the monograph details of the role of the United States government in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science from the laboratory and into combat with an entirely new type of weapon. The monograph concludes with a discussion of the immediate postwar period, the debate over the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, and the founding of the Atomic Energy Commission.

Gosling, F.G.

1990-08-01

213

The Summative Evaluation of the Science Quality Education Project (SQEP). Evaluation and Project Research Report No. 9-1990-91.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Science Quality Education Project (SQEP) experimented with a model of teacher inservice training referred to as the trainer-of-trainers' model. The project was initiated to promote the use of TVOntario's science programming and television as a teaching tool in science instruction. Using this model, the training was first concentrated on a…

Gillis, Lynette; And Others

214

A state-wide change initiative: The primary science teacher-leader project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Primary Science Teacher-Leader Project was conducted during 1995 and 1996 as part of the Education Department of Western\\u000a Australia's Science Project. This paper focuses on the implications of this project for primary science education reform.\\u000a It is shown that the project inducted a cadre of skilled and enthusiastic teacher-leaders who impacted on science teaching\\u000a in classrooms throughout the state.

Grady Venville; John Wallace; William Louden

1998-01-01

215

"Saturday Night Live" Goes to High School: Conducting and Advising a Political Science Fair Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article uses a case study to illustrate how science fair projects--which traditionally focus on "hard science" topics--can contribute to political science education. One of the authors, a high school student, conducted an experimental study of politics for her science fair project. The other author, a faculty member, was asked to advise the…

Allen, Meg; Brewer, Paul R.

2010-01-01

216

Science Sampler: Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) project involved thousands of student scientists across the nation in the collection and analysis of astronomical data using a 34-meter radio telescope. These students contributed to the work of the world's foremost authorities on space science when they forwarded their information to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientists. The JPL scientists used the information to expand their studies of Jupiter, Uranus, and variable quasars.

Maclaren, Dave; Ibe, Mary

2003-05-01

217

Understanding Ecology Content Knowledge and Acquiring Science Process Skills through Project-Based Science Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This activity discusses a two-day unit on ecology implemented during the summer of 2004 using the project-based science instructional (PBSI) approach. Through collaborative fieldwork, group discussions, presentations, and reflections, students planned, implemented, and reported their own scientific investigations on the environmental health of…

Colley, Kabba E.

2006-01-01

218

National Academy of Sciences Recommends Continued Support of ALMA Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A distinguished panel of scientists today announced their support for the continued funding of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) Project at a press conference given by the National Academy of Sciences. The ALMA Project is an international partnership between U.S. and European astronomy organizations to build a complete imaging telescope that will produce astronomical images at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. The U.S. partner is the National Science Foundation, through Associated Universities, Inc., (AUI), led by Dr. Riccardo Giacconi, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). "We are delighted at this show of continued support from our peers in the scientific community," said Dr. Robert Brown, ALMA U.S. Project Director and Deputy Director of NRAO. "The endorsement adds momentum to the recent strides we've made toward the building of this important telescope." In 1998, the National Research Council, the working arm of the National Academy of Sciences, charged the Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee to "survey the field of space- and ground-based astronomy and astrophysics" and to "recommend priorities for the most important new initiatives of the decade 2000-2010." In a report released today, the committee wrote that it "re-affirms the recommendations of the 1991 Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee by endorsing the completion of . . . the Millimeter Array (MMA, now part of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array)." In the 1991 report "The Decade of Discovery," a previous committee chose the Millimeter Array as one of the most important projects of the decade 1990-2000. Early last year, the National Science Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a consortium of European organizations that effectively merged the MMA Project with the European Large Southern Array project. The combined project was christened the Atacama Large Millimeter Array. ALMA, expected to consist of 64 antennas with 12-meter diameter dishes, will be built at a high-altitude, extremely dry mountain site in Chile's Atacama desert. The array is scheduled to be completed sometime in this decade. Millimeter-wave astronomy studies the universe in the spectral region where most of its energy lies, between the long-wavelength radio waves and the shorter-wavelength infrared waves. In this realm, ALMA will study the structure of the early universe and the evolution of galaxies; gather crucial data on the formation of stars, protoplanetary disks, and planets; and provide new insights on the familiar objects of our own solar system. "Most of the photons in the Universe lie in the millimeter wavelength regime; among existing or planned instruments only ALMA can image the sources of these photons with the crispness required to understand the events of galaxy, star and planet formation which launched them into space," said NRAO's Dr. Alwyn Wootten, U.S. ALMA Project Scientist. ALMA is an international partnership between the United States (National Science Foundation) and Europe. European participants include the European Southern Observatory, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), the Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany), the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, the United Kingdom Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, the Oficina de Ciencia Y Tecnologia/Instituto Geografico Nacional (Spain), and the Swedish Natural Science Research Council. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

2000-05-01

219

International Marine Science Research Projects: Second Inventory of International Projects at Sea Grant Institutions, 1990.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The inventory of marine science projects at Sea Grant institutions was completed in order to gauge the level and enhance a database of U.S./foreign collaboration in international marine research initiated at U.S. Sea Grant institutions. The inventory was ...

J. Fenwick D. A. Ross C. T. Schramm

1991-01-01

220

Disaster Relief and Emergency Medical Services Project (DREAMS TM): clinical and Basic Science Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

DREAMS clinical and basic science projects complement the digital EMS effort by investigating the mechanisms of tissue injury in order to minimize the mortality and mortality of trauma and 'natural' injuries such as heart attacks. We have a broad effort a...

W. Casscells

1999-01-01

221

Science, Technology, Society: Opportunities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recognizing the potential pitfalls resulting from a lack of human foresight lies at the heart of the science-technology-society (STS) movement. This issue of "Theory Into Practice" is the second part of a two-part series that examines the educational opportunities arising as educators attempt to develop student understanding of STS. In the first…

Lux, Donald G., Ed.

1992-01-01

222

Scientific literacy of adult participants in an online citizen science project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citizen Science projects offer opportunities for non-scientists to take part in scientific research. Scientific results from these projects have been well documented. However, there is limited research about how these projects affect their volunteer participants. In this study, I investigate how participation in an online, collaborative astronomical citizen science project can be associated with the scientific literacy of its participants.

Charles Aaron Price

2011-01-01

223

Project 2061: Systemic reform of K-12 education for science literacy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is a long-term initiative for systemic reform of K-12 education in science, mathematics, and technology. The project was named after the next return of Halley's comet to envision a future where all Americans are science literate. To fulfill this vision, Project 2061 is developing a coordinated set of reform tools for educators to use in achieving the goals of science literacy.

Harty, Sheila

1993-09-01

224

Technology Foresight Activities in Korea and in Countries Closing the Technology Gap  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses technology foresight in selected countries which were politically dependent (colonial) before World War II and considered as “under-developed” in the post-war period. Most of them show considerable economic dynamism in the 1990s, which is not always based on their own scientific and technological capability. For this group of countries, national exercises in technology foresight are likely to

Taeyoung Shin; Soon-Ki Hong; Hariolf Grupp

1999-01-01

225

Evolving judgments of terror risks: foresight, hindsight, and emotion.  

PubMed

The authors examined the evolution of cognitive and emotional responses to terror risks for a nationally representative sample of Americans between late 2001 and late 2002. Respondents' risk judgments changed in ways consistent with their reported personal experiences. However, they did not recognize these changes, producing hindsight bias in memories for their judgments. An intensive debiasing procedure failed to restore a foresightful perspective. A fear-inducing manipulation increased risk estimates, whereas an anger-inducing manipulation reduced them-both in predictions (as previously observed) and in memories and judgments of past risks. Thus, priming emotions shaped not only perceptions of an abstract future but also perceptions of a concrete past. These results suggest how psychological research can help to ensure an informed public. PMID:15998184

Fischhoff, Baruch; Gonzalez, Roxana M; Lerner, Jennifer S; Small, Deborah A

2005-06-01

226

Pupils' Projects from Zambia. Third World Science. A Collection of Third Form Science Projects from Lubushi Seminary, Kasama, Zambia as Written and Drawn by the Pupils Themselves.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Third World Science Project (TWSP) is designed to add a multicultural element to existing science syllabi (for students aged 11-16) in the United Kingdom. The project seeks to develop an appreciation of the: boundless facination of the natural world; knowledge, skills, and expertise possessed by men/women everywhere; application of knowledge…

University Coll. of North Wales, Bangor (United Kingdom). School of Education.

227

Ka Hana `Imi Na`auao: A Science Curriculum Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In antiquity, the first people to step foot on what are now known as the Hawaiian islands skillfully traversed the Pacific Ocean using celestial navigation and learned observations of scientific phenomena. Long before the Western world ventured beyond the horizon, Hawaiians had invented the chronometer, built aqueduct systems (awai) that continue to amaze modern engineers, and had preventive health systems as well as a comprehensive knowledge of medicinal plants (including antivirals) which only now are working their way through trials for use in modern pharmacopia. Yet, today, Native Hawaiians are severely underrepresented in science-related fields, reflecting (in part) a failure of the Western educational system to nurture the potential of these resourceful students, particularly the many "at-risk" students who are presently over-represented in special education. A curriculum which draws from and incorporates traditional Hawaiian values and knowledge is needed to reinforce links to the inquiry process which nurtured creative thinking during the renaissance of Polynesian history. The primary goal of the Ka Hana `Imi Na`auao Project (translation: `science` or `work in which you seek enlightenment, knowledge or wisdom`) is to increase the number of Native Hawaiian adults in science-related postsecondary education and employment fields. Working closely with Native Hawaiian cultural experts and our high school partners, we will develop and implement a culturally responsive 11th and 12th grade high school science curriculum, infused with math, literacy and technology readiness skills. Software and assistive technology will be used to adapt instruction to individual learners` reading levels, specific disabilities and learning styles. To ease the transition from secondary to post-secondary education, selected grade 12 students will participate in planned project activities that link high school experiences with college science-related programs of study. Ka Hana `Imi Na`auao is funded through a grant awarded to the University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies (R.A. Stodden, PI) from the U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Act. Project information and curricula are available at http://www.scihi.hawaii.edu/.

Napeahi, K.; Roberts, K. D.; Galloway, L. M.; Stodden, R. A.; Akuna, J.; Bruno, B.

2005-12-01

228

Health sciences library building projects, 1996-1997 survey.  

PubMed Central

Nine building projects are briefly described, including four new libraries, two renovations, and three combined renovations and additions. The libraries range in size from 657 square feet to 136,832 square feet, with seating varying from 14 to 635. Three hospital libraries and four academic health sciences libraries are described in more detail. In each case an important consideration was the provision for computer access. Two of the libraries expanded their space for historical collections. Three of the libraries added mobile shelving as a way of storing print materials while providing space for other activities. Images

Bowden, V M

1998-01-01

229

Students talk about energy in project-based inquiry science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We examine the types of emergent language eighth grade students in rural Maine middle schools use when they discuss energy in their first experiences with Project-Based Inquiry Science: Energy, a research-based curriculum that uses a specific language for talking about energy. By comparative analysis of the language used by the curriculum materials to students' language, we find that students' talk is at times more aligned with a Stores and Transfer model of energy than the Forms model supported by the curriculum.

Harrer, Benedikt W.; Flood, Virginia J.; Wittmann, Michael C.

2013-01-01

230

The role of the computer in science fair projects: Current status and potential  

SciTech Connect

The need for more students to enter the field of science is acute in the nation, and science fair projects provide a motivational mechanism to entice students into pursuing scientific careers. Computers play a major role in science today. Because computers are a major source of entertainment for our children, one would expect them to play a significant role in many science fair projects. This study investigated current and potential uses of computers in science fair projects and incorporated an informal case study of scientists, teachers, and students involved in science fair projects from a highly scientific community. Interviews, a survey, and observations were conducted. Results indicated that most projects either do not use or inadequately use computers and that a significant potential for more effective use of computers for science fair projects exists.

Trainor, M.S.

1991-01-01

231

Analyzing the technical quality of a rubric used to assess science fair projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presenting science fair projects gave students an opportunity to complete a performance assessment that comprised a meaningful task focused on process and subject to standards-based assessment. Students presented science inquiry and engineering design projects to judges at a regional science fair. The judges used the domains of the Potter Rubrics to assess the students' work and assigned a Quality score

Melissa C. Potter

2009-01-01

232

The Role of the Science Supervisor in the SS&C Reform Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a teacher-enhancement project--the Scope, Sequence, and Coordination Project (SS&C)--coordinated by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Considers the science supervisor as a key player in bringing about successful school science education reform. (KHR)

Huber, Richard A.; Andrews, David M.

1994-01-01

233

Improving Environmental Literacy through GO3 Citizen Science Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the Global Ozone (GO3) Project students measure ground-level ozone on a continuous basis and upload their results to a global network used by atmospheric scientists and schools. Students learn important concepts such as chemical measurement methods; instrumentation; calibration; data acquisition using computers; data quality; statistics; data analysis and graphing; posting of data to the web; the chemistry of air pollution; stratospheric ozone depletion and global climate change. Students collaborate with researchers and other students globally in the GO3 network. Wilson K-8 School is located in a suburban area in Pima County, Arizona. Throughout the year we receive high ozone alert days. Prior to joining the GO3 project, my students were unaware of air pollution alerts, risks and causes. In the past when Pima County issued alerts to the school, they were posted on signs around the school. No explanation was provided to the students and the signs were often left up for days. This discounted the potential health effects of the situation, resulting in the alerts effectively being ignored. The GO3 project is transforming both my students and our school community. Now my students are:

  • Performing science research
  • Utilizing technology and increasing their skills
  • Collaborating in a responsible manner on the global GO3 social network
  • Communicating their work to the community
  • Issuing their own ozone alerts to their school
  • Advocating for actions that will improve air quality
My students participation in this citizen science project is creating a more cognizant and active community in regards to air pollution.

Wilkening, B.

2011-12-01

234

New challenges for Life Sciences flight project management.  

PubMed

Scientists have conducted studies involving human spaceflight crews for over three decades. These studies have progressed from simple observations before and after each flight to sophisticated experiments during flights of several weeks up to several months. The findings from these experiments are available in the scientific literature. Management of these flight experiments has grown into a system fashioned from the Apollo Program style, focusing on budgeting, scheduling and allocation of human and material resources. While these areas remain important to the future, the International Space Station (ISS) requires that the Life Sciences spaceflight experiments expand the existing project management methodology. The use of telescience with state-the-art information technology and the multi-national crews and investigators challenges the former management processes. Actually conducting experiments on board the ISS will be an enormous undertaking and International Agreements and Working Groups will be essential in giving guidance to the flight project management Teams forged in this matrix environment must be competent to make decisions and qualified to work with the array of engineers, scientists, and the spaceflight crews. In order to undertake this complex task, data systems not previously used for these purposes must be adapted so that the investigators and the project management personnel can all share in important information as soon as it is available. The utilization of telescience and distributed experiment operations will allow the investigator to remain involved in their experiment as well as to understand the numerous issues faced by other elements of the program The complexity in formation and management of project teams will be a new kind of challenge for international science programs. Meeting that challenge is essential to assure success of the International Space Station as a laboratory in space. PMID:11542522

Huntoon, C L

235

Inquiry Science and Technology Integration Project: A View of Teacher Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An Eisenhower-funded science improvement project with activities endorsed by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), including science as inquiry and technology integration, was conducted by Valdosta State University (VSU) for four years in four Georgia Counties. Positive results…

Gordon, Patricia; Gerber, Brian; Price, Catherine

236

Inquiry Science and Technology Integration Project: A View of Teacher Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An Eisenhower-funded science improvement project with activities endorsed by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), including science as inquiry and technology integration, was conducted by Valdosta State University (VSU) for four years in four Georgia Counties. Positive…

Gordon, Patricia; Gerber, Brian; Price, Catherine

237

Emergent Filters: Automated Data Verification in a Large-Scale Citizen Science Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research projects that use the efforts of volunteers (â??citizen scientistsâ?ť) to collect data on organism occurrence must address issues of observer variability and species misidentification. While citizen science projects can engage a very large number of volunteers to collect volumes of data, they are prone to contain reporting errors. Our experience with eBird, a citizen science project that engages tens

Steve Kelling; Jun Yu; Jeff Gerbracht; Weng-Keen Wong

2011-01-01

238

Summaries of Projects Completed in Fiscal Year 1980 (National Science Foundation).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Projects performed under National Science Foundation grants completed in 1980 are summarized. Awards include research grants; grants for symposia, workshops, and conferences; and science education grants. The volume is organized into the following broad d...

1981-01-01

239

Guidelines for the use of animals in school science behavior projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Offers guidelines for intermediate and secondary students who are participating in classroom and science fair projects with live animals. Such projects should introduce students to ethical issues in animal care and research. Guidelines include qualified supervision and humane considerations.

1981-01-01

240

Science in an Integrated Primary School Project on Water: Part 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes water-related activities in an elementary school science project. These activities focus on electric generators, rainfall, erosion, floating, water conservation, and other areas. Brief comments on developing such a project are included. (JN)

Ward, Alan

1984-01-01

241

NASA's Student Launch Projects: A Government Education Program for Science and Engineering.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Among the many NASA education activities, the Student Launch projects are examples of how one agency has been working with students to inspire math, science and engineering interest. There are two Student Launch projects: Student Launch Initiative (SLI) f...

C. C. Shepherd

2009-01-01

242

A Beginner's Guide to Science Project Competitions in Indiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a regional science fair in Indiana. Presents guidelines for organization and registration, rules and regulations, display and presentation, science fair advancement opportunities, and other competitions. (SAH)|

Zeck, Patricia Arnett

2000-01-01

243

Green technology foresight of high technology: a social shaping of technology approach to the analysis of hopes and hypes  

Microsoft Academic Search

High tech visions play an important part in public technology policy and are often promoted through technology foresights. The article presents and analyses results from a green technology foresight of nano-, bio- and information- and communication technologies initiated by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency with the purpose of acquiring knowledge about the environmental potentials and risks related to the three

Michael Sřgaard Jřrgensen; Ulrik Jřrgensen

2009-01-01

244

Bridging the gap between foresight and market research: Integrating methods to assess the economic potential of nanotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses how to bridge the gap between foresight research oriented to the long-term, and traditional market research oriented to the medium to short term, when applied to an early stage of a technology's life cycle. It proposes using an integrating approach, i.e. a combination of methods and both foresight and traditional market research. A mix of complementary methods

Norbert Malanowski; Axel Zweck

2007-01-01

245

NASA’s NPOESS Preparatory Project Science Data Segment: A framework for measurement- based earth science data systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) Science Data Segment (SDS) provides a framework for the future of NASA's distributed Earth science data systems. The NPP SDS performs research and data product assessment while using a fully distributed architecture. The components of this architecture are organized around key environmental data disciplines: land, ocean, ozone, atmospheric sounding, and atmospheric composition. The SDS thus

Mathew R. Schwaller; Robert J. Schweiss

2007-01-01

246

Physical and Information Sciences and Engineering: Report of the Project 2061 Phase I Physical and Information Sciences and Engineering Panel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is one of five panel reports that have been prepared as part of the first phase of Project 2061, a long-term, multipurpose undertaking of the American Association for the Advancement of Science designed to help reform science, mathematics, and technology education in the United States. Major sections included are: (1) "Introduction"…

Bugliarello, George

247

The role of the computer in science fair projects: Current status and potential  

Microsoft Academic Search

The need for more students to enter the field of science is acute in the nation, and science fair projects provide a motivational mechanism to entice students into pursuing scientific careers. Computers play a major role in science today. Because computers are a major source of entertainment for our children, one would expect them to play a significant role in

Trainor

1991-01-01

248

What Makes Things Happen? Study Guide. Unit B. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Dube, Peter

249

Pacific CRYSTAL Project: Explicit Literacy Instruction Embedded in Middle School Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Science literacy leading to fuller and informed participation in the public debate about science, technology, society, and environmental (STSE) issues that produce justified decisions and sustainable actions is the shared and central goal of the Pacific CRYSTAL Project. There is broad agreement by science education researchers that learners need…

Anthony, Robert J.; Tippett, Christine D.; Yore, Larry D.

2010-01-01

250

Project LEO Studies of Science Learning Environments and Outcomes, 1968-1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented is a summary of the 1977-80 Project LEO studies, which focused on science teaching strategies and learning outcomes for disruptive elementary school children and on more refined application of the "student-structured learning in science" (SSLS) teacher behavioral pattern in secondary school science classrooms. Included within the…

Matthews, Charles; And Others

251

Looking at Life. Teacher's Guide. Unit A2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Hosking, Bunty

252

Looking at Life. Study Guide. Unit A2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Hosking, Bunty

253

What Makes Things Happen? Teacher's Guide. Unit B. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Dube, Peter

254

Project Citizen: Promoting Action-Oriented Citizen Science in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years, citizen science projects have emerged as a means to involve students in scientific inquiry, particularly in the fields of ecology and environmental science. A citizen scientist is "a volunteer who collects and/or processes data as part of a scientific inquiry" (Silverton 2009, p. 467). Participation in citizen science fosters an…

Green, Carie; Medina-Jerez, William

2012-01-01

255

Pacific CRYSTAL Project: Explicit Literacy Instruction Embedded in Middle School Science Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science literacy leading to fuller and informed participation in the public debate about science, technology, society, and environmental (STSE) issues that produce justified decisions and sustainable actions is the shared and central goal of the Pacific CRYSTAL Project. There is broad agreement by science education researchers that learners need to be able to construct and interpret specific scientific discourses and

Robert J. Anthony; Christine D. Tippett; Larry D. Yore

2010-01-01

256

History, Philosophy, and Science in a Social Perspective: A Pedagogical Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Various studies have promoted instruction in the history and philosophy of science (HPS) in science classes, but the best way of putting this perspective into practice remains undetermined. To contribute to this issue, we developed a pedagogical project in some high schools in Brazil that aimed to present science content using an…

Guerra, Andreia; Braga, Marco; Reis, Jose Claudio

2013-01-01

257

What is Matter? Study Guide. Unit C1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide is a two-part unit…

Stocklmayer, Sue

258

Particles in Action. Teacher's Guide. Unit C2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Stocklmayer, Sue

259

Particles in Action. Study Guide. Unit C2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide is a four-part unit…

Stocklmayer, Sue

260

What Makes Things Happen? Teacher's Guide. Unit B. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Dube, Peter

261

What Makes Things Happen? Study Guide. Unit B. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Dube, Peter

262

Implementing “real science” through microcomputers and telecommunications in project-based elementary classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a study of an ongoing collaborative project in which science education faculty and upper elementary school teachers investigate the potential of a project-based, technologyrich, environmentally oriented approach to science education in an urban school serving a racially diverse population. Major conclusions based on the experience of participants in this study include: (1) teachers describe their instructional roles in

David F. Jackson; Elizabeth C. Doster; Deborah J. Tippins; Michael L. Rutledge

1994-01-01

263

EPSE Project 1: Using Diagnostic Assessment To Improve Science Teaching and Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on Project 1 from the Evidence-based Practice in Science Education (EPSE) Research Network. In this project, a group of teachers develop banks of diagnostic questions in four science topic areas: electric circuits, force and motion, matter and chemical change, and biochemical life processes. (DDR)|

Millar, Robin; Hames, Vicky

2002-01-01

264

Success in Forensic Science Research and Other Collaborative Projects: Meeting Your Partners’ Expectations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forensic science is increasingly used in civil and criminal investigations and court proceedings. Over the past decade there has been a marked increase in the number of large collaborative and interagency research projects looking at the effectiveness of forensic science. Whether these large inter- agency projects will be successful is based on two fundamentals: whether the research produces quality outputs

Sally F. Kelty; Roberta Julian

2011-01-01

265

Project on Scope, Sequence, and Coordination: A New Synthesis for Improving Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Project on Scope, Sequence, and Coordination of Secondary School Science (SS&C). Discusses the design of a reform in science education, the use of student metaphors and analogies in explaining phenomena, student motivation, and student performance-based assessment in the SS&C project. (MDH)

Aldridge, Bill G.

1992-01-01

266

The Foundational Values of Cultural Learning: The Ahkwesahsne Science and Math Pilot Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ahkwesahsne Science and Math Pilot Project was developed in 1990 for seventh- and eighth-grade students in the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk community in Canada and New York. The project integrates traditional Western science with a curriculum based on principles of Iroquoian culture outlined in the Great Law of Peace, Iroquoian Creation Story, and…

Martin, Kallen M.

1995-01-01

267

The Science Workbook of Student Research Projects in Food - Agriculture - Natural Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This workbook provides descriptions of research projects for high school and middle school science teachers and students. The projects can be used as demonstrations in the laboratory or classroom to help teachers illustrate the practical application of basic science principles. They can also be used by students, under the guidance of the…

Darrow, Edward E., Ed.

268

THE EFFECT OF PROJECT WORK ON THE ATTITUDES TO SCIENCE HELD BY SIXTH?FORM PUPILS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports an investigation into attitudes held towards science by sixth?form pupils concerned in project work as part of the Nuffield ‘A’ Level course in Physical Science. The links between attitudes and attitude changes and project marks are explored, together with other factors that may affect these quantities. It is shown that attitudes have some effect in determining the

J. Wilmut

1973-01-01

269

[The role of science in policy making--EuSANH-ISA project, framework for science advice for health].  

PubMed

Governments and other authorities (including MPs) should be well informed on issues of science and technology. This is particularly important in the era of evidence-based practice. This implies the need to get expert advice. The process by which scientific knowledge is transmitted, along with proposals how to solve the problem, is called science advice. The main aim of the article is to discuss the issue of science advice--definitions, interaction between science and policymaking, and its position in contemporary policies. The second aim is to present European Science Advisory Network for Health (EuSANH), EuSANH-ISA project, and framework for science advice for health which was developed by participants. Furthermore, the role of civil society in decision-making process and science advice is also discussed. Interaction between scientists and policy-makers are described in terms of science-push approach (technocratic model), policy-pull (decisionistic) and simultaneous push-pull approach (pragmatic). The position of science advice is described in historical perspective from the 50s, especially in the last two decades. Description relies to USA, Canada and UK. Principles of scientific advice to government (Government Office for Science, UK) are quoted. Some important documents related to science advice in EU and UN are mentioned. EuSANH network is described as well as EuSANH-ISA project, with its objectives and outcomes. According to findings of this project, the process of science advice for health should follow some steps: framing the issue to be covered; planning entire process leading to the conclusion; drafting the report; reviewing the report and revision; publishing report and assessing the impact on policy. PMID:23230726

Cianciara, Dorota; Piotrowicz, Maria; Bielska-Lasota, Magdalena; Wysocki, Miros?aw J

2012-01-01

270

Magellan Project: Evolving Enhanced Operations Efficiency to Maximize Science Value.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Magellan has been one of NASA's most successful spacecraft, returning more science data than all planetary spacecraft combined. The Magellan Spacecraft Team (SCT) has maximized the science return with innovative operational techniques to overcome anomalie...

A. R. Cheuvront J. C. Neuman J. F. Mckinney

1994-01-01

271

The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) Science Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) field campaign will provide a detailed set of observations with which to (1) perform radiative and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) closure studies, (2) evaluate a new retrieval algorithm for aerosol optical depth (AOD) in the presence of clouds using passive remote sensing, (3) extend a previously developed technique to investigate aerosol indirect effects, and (4) evaluate the performance of a detailed regional-scale model and a more parameterized global-scale model in simulating particle activation and AOD associated with the aging of anthropogenic aerosols. To meet these science objectives, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility will deploy the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) and the Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for a 12-month period starting in the summer of 2012 in order to quantify aerosol properties, radiation, and cloud characteristics at a location subject to both clear and cloudy conditions, and clean and polluted conditions. These observations will be supplemented by two aircraft intensive observation periods (IOPs), one in the summer and a second in the winter. Each IOP will deploy one, and possibly two, aircraft depending on available resources. The first aircraft will be equipped with a suite of in situ instrumentation to provide measurements of aerosol optical properties, particle composition and direct-beam irradiance. The second aircraft will fly directly over the first and use a multi-wavelength high spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) and scanning polarimeter to provide continuous optical and cloud properties in the column below.

Berkowitz, CM; Berg, LK; Cziczo, DJ; Flynn, CJ; Kassianov, EI; Fast, JD; Rasch, PJ; Shilling, JE; Zaveri, RA; Zelenyuk, A; Ferrare, RA; Hostetler, CA; Cairns, B; Russell, PB; Ervens, B

2011-07-27

272

The FIRST Project for Reforming Undergraduate Science Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the pages of magazine, the online version of our education column in BioScience provides educators with updates in science education, examples of successful initiatives to transform biology teaching, and new ways of improving student understanding. This article describes the Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching (FIRST) lead by Diane Ebert-May.

Cathy Lundmark (American Institute of Biological Sciences;)

2002-07-01

273

Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the following papers on science instruction and technology: "A 3-D Journey in Space: A New Visual Cognitive Adventure" (Yoav Yair, Rachel Mintz, and Shai Litvak); "Using Collaborative Inquiry and Interactive Technologies in an Environmental Science Project for Middle School Teachers: A Description and Analysis" (Patricia…

Roach, Linda E., Ed.

274

a Positive Science and Technology Experience for Junior GIRL Scouts Through a College Service Learning Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The authors have begun hosting interactive and collaborative activities at the Pennsylvania State University Delaware County campus for Junior Girl Scouts to earn science- and technology-related badges. Undergraduate nonscience majors enrolled in an introductory-level science course are required to complete a service learning project by developing and conducting a series of hands-on exercises for area Junior Girl Scouts. The girls are given the opportunity to use technological tools such as Internet searching and Palm Pilot handheld computers to complete the requirements for a science badge. The activities are detailed and supplemented with a corresponding program workbook that promotes women in science careers. Postproject evaluations show the scouts reporting higher interest in science, more positive attitudes toward science, and a desire to earn more science-related badges. The undergraduates report a strong desire to complete additional projects to help serve the community.

Guertin, Laura A.; Rufo, Jennifer L.

275

Technology Foresight and nuclear test verification: a structured and participatory approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of its mandate, the CTBTO's nuclear explosion monitoring programme aims to maintain its sustainability, effectiveness and its long-term relevance to the verification regime. As such, the PTS is conducting a Technology Foresight programme of activities to identify technologies, processes, concepts and ideas that may serve said purpose and become applicable within the next 20 years. Through the Technology Foresight activities (online conferences, interviews, surveys, workshops and other) we have involved the wider science community in the fields of seismology, infrasound, hydroacoustics, radionuclide technology, remote sensing and geophysical techniques. We have assembled a catalogue of over 200 items, which incorporate technologies, processes, concepts and ideas which will have direct future relevance to the IMS (International Monitoring System), IDC (International Data Centre) and OSI (On-Site Inspection) activities within the PTS. In order to render this catalogue as applicable and useful as possible for strategy and planning, we have devised a "taxonomy" based on seven categories, against which each technology is assessed through a peer-review mechanism. These categories are: 1. Focus area of the technology in question: identify whether the technology relates to (one or more of the following) improving our understanding of source and source physics; propagation modelling; data acquisition; data transport; data processing; broad modelling concepts; quality assurance and data storage. 2. Current Development Stage of the technology in question. Based on a scale from one to six, this measure is specific to PTS needs and broadly reflects Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs). 3. Impact of the technology on each of the following capabilities: detection, location, characterization, sustainment and confidence building. 4. Development cost: the anticipated monetary cost of validating a prototype (i.e. Development Stage 3) of the technology in question. 5. Time to maturity: the number of years until the technology in question reaches Development Stage 3 (i.e. prototype validated). 6. Integration effort: the anticipated level of effort required by the PTS to fully integrate the technology, process, concept or idea into is verification environment. 7. Time to impact: the number of years until the technology is fully developed and integrated into the PTS verification environment and delivers on its full potential. The resulting database is coupled to Pivot, a novel information management software tool which offers powerful visualisation of the taxonomy's parameters for each technology. Pivot offers many advantages over conventional spreadhseet-interfaced database tools: based on shared categories in the taxonomy, users can quickly and intuitively discover linkages, communalities and various interpretations about prospective CTBT pertinent technologies. It is easily possible to visualise a resulting sub-set of technologies that conform to the specific user-selected attributes from the full range of taxonomy categories. In this presentation we will illustrate the range of future technologies, processes, concepts and ideas; we will demonstrate how the Pivot tool can be fruitfully applied to assist in strategic planning and development, and to identify gaps apparent on the technology development horizon. Finally, we will show how the Pivot tool together with the taxonomy offer real and emerging insights to make sense of large amounts of disparate technologies.

Noack, Patrick; Gaya-Piqué, Luis; Haralabus, Georgios; Auer, Matthias; Jain, Amit; Grenard, Patrick

2013-04-01

276

GeoWall: Stereo Projection Systems Designed for Earth Science Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the past year, advances in projection technology and consumer-grade computer game technology have reduced the cost of stereo projection systems to a level that allows this technology to be used in the classroom. Stereo projection systems have remarkable potential for any educational discipline that deals with complex spatial relationships (engineering, physics, astronomy, etc.), but the implications for earth science

P. Morin; K. C. Kirkby; P. Van Keken; J. Leigh; S. J. Reynolds; B. Davis; R. Burdick; L. Schumann

2001-01-01

277

Scientific Literacy of Adult Participants in an Online Citizen Science Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Citizen Science projects offer opportunities for non-scientists to take part in scientific research. Scientific results from these projects have been well documented. However, there is limited research about how these projects affect their volunteer participants. In this study, I investigate how participation in an online, collaborative…

Price, Charles Aaron

2011-01-01

278

The Assessment of Project Work in Nuffield Advanced Biology and Nuffield Advanced Physical Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

The range of assessments made by teachers of the performance of their students in the Nuffield Advanced Biology project and the Nuffield Advanced Physical Science project was subjected to a factor analysis. The analyses reveal only one major factor for each project. An analysis of pooled assessments confirmed the existence of these factors and revealed that they are different for

R. W. Fairbrother; J. R. L. Swain

1977-01-01

279

Benefits of using socially-relevant projects in computer science and engineering education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an attempt to bridge a local technology gap, potentially provide software to health care organizations serving the needs of handicapped clients in the Western NY area, and provide innovative and interesting projects for our capstone design classes, the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) began soliciting projects from local organizations in need. The projects

Michael Buckley; Helene Kershner; Kris Schindler; Carl Alphonce; Jennifer Braswell

2004-01-01

280

EPA Critical Path Science Plan Projects 19, 20 and 21: Human and Bovine Source Detection  

EPA Science Inventory

The U.S. EPA Critical Path Science Plan Projects are: Project 19: develop novel bovine and human host-specific PCR assays and complete performance evaluation with other published methods. Project 20: Evaluate human-specific assays with water samples impacted with different lev...

281

Evaluation of Authentic Science Projects on Climate Change in Secondary Schools: A Focus on Gender Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background and purpose: This study examines secondary-school students' opinions on participating in authentic science projects which are part of an international EU project on climate change research in seven countries. Partnerships between schools and research institutes result in student projects, in which students work with and learn from…

Dijkstra, Elma; Goedhart, Martin

2011-01-01

282

Validation Report for the Title IV-C Health Through Science Project, 1979-80.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Three objectives were identified regarding the Health Through Science Project, a comprehensive K-12 health project designed to increase student knowledge and understanding of health topic. Topics composing the core curriculum of the project were nutrition, safety, family living skills, personal hygiene and health, and human reproduction. Upon…

McLean, James E.; And Others

283

Evaluation of authentic science projects on climate change in secondary schools: a focus on gender differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines secondary-school students’ opinions on participating in authentic science projects which are part of an international EU project on climate change research in seven countries. Partnerships between schools and research institutes result in student projects, in which students work with and learn from scientists about the global carbon cycle. This study focuses in particular on differences between male

Elma Dijkstra; Martin Goedhart

2011-01-01

284

Experiential learning through integrated project work: an example from soil science  

Microsoft Academic Search

The planning, implementation and evaluation of an integrated soil science project are examined. The project aimed to develop a wide range of student?centred approaches to learning, whilst promoting the development of a variety of transferable skills and personal qualities. The four project components (fieldwork, laboratory analysis, data interpretation and preparation of a written report) ran in sequence. Only the written

Antony Mellor

1991-01-01

285

Factors Affecting Construction of Science Discourse in the Context of an Extracurricular Science and Technology Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Doing and learning science are social activities that require certain language, activities, and values. Both constitute what Gee (2005) calls Discourses. The language of learning science varies with the learning context (Lemke, 2001,1990). "Science for All Americans" (AAAS, 1990) and "Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards" (NRC,…

Webb, Horace P.

2009-01-01

286

Infrastructure for Planetary Sciences: Universal planetary database development project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Planetary Data Alliance (IPDA), formally formed under COSPAR (Formal start: from the COSPAR 2008 at Montreal), is a joint international effort to enable global access and exchange of high quality planetary science data, and to establish archive stan-dards that make it easier to share the data across international boundaries. In 2008-2009, thanks to the many players from several agencies and institutions, we got fruitful results in 6 projects: (1) Inter-operable Planetary Data Access Protocol (PDAP) implementations [led by J. Salgado@ESA], (2) Small bodies interoperability [led by I. Shinohara@JAXA N. Hirata@U. Aizu], (3) PDAP assessment [led by Y. Yamamoto@JAXA], (4) Architecture and standards definition [led by D. Crichton@NASA], (5) Information model and data dictionary [led by S. Hughes@NASA], and (6) Venus Express Interoperability [led by N. Chanover@NMSU]. 'IPDA 2009-2010' is important, especially because the NASA/PDS system reformation is now reviewed as it develops for application at the international level. IPDA is the gate for the establishment of the future infrastructure. We are running 8 projects: (1) IPDA Assessment of PDS4 Data Standards [led by S. Hughes (NASA/JPL)], (2) IPDA Archive Guide [led by M.T. Capria (IASF/INAF) and D. Heather (ESA/PSA)], (3) IPDA Standards Identification [led by E. Rye (NASA/PDS) and G. Krishna (ISRO)], (4) Ancillary Data Standards [led by C. Acton (NASA/JPL)], (5) IPDA Registries Definition [led by D. Crichton (NASA/JPL)], (6) PDAP Specification [led by J. Salgado (ESA/PSA) and Y. Yamamoto (JAXA)], (7) In-teroperability Assessment [R. Beebe (NMSU) and D. Heather (ESA/PSA)], and (8) PDAP Geographic Information System (GIS) extension [N. Hirata (Univ. Aizu) and T. Hare (USGS: thare@usgs.gov)]. This paper presents our achievements and plans summarized in the IPDA 5th Steering Com-mittee meeting at DLR in July 2010. We are now just the gate for the establishment of the Infrastructure.

Kasaba, Yasumasa; Capria, M. T.; Crichton, D.; Zender, J.; Beebe, R.

287

The Namesake: Futures; futures studies; futurology; futuristic; foresight—What's in a name?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The term we used to describe the study of alternative futures is important. Disciplines and discourses do not emerge from a vacuum but have a history and a cultural context; and their names can hide as much as they reveal. This paper examines such terms as ‘futurology’ and ‘foresight’, and argues that to emphasise plurality and diversity the study of

Ziauddin Sardar

2010-01-01

288

CRITERIA FOR IMPROVING THE BUSINESS IMPACT OF FORESIGHT AT DEUTSCHE BANK: LESSONS LEARNT IN MAPPING TRENDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Deutsche Bank Research - the independent think tank of Deutsche Bank Group - a group of analysts is delivering foresight for the company's decision-makers, the clients of Deutsche Bank Group, and the interested public. Since a bank's business is assessing, transforming and taking on risk, one of the main tasks of Deutsche Bank Researchs Macro Trends team is to

Ingo Rollwagen; Jan Hofmann; Stefan Schneider

289

Failure of foresight: had the Cold War more than one origin?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to recall, with specific developments in international relations, how the major powers failed to avoid prolonged political conflict that teetered for a half-century on the brink of war. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Evocation of developments tending to confirm reciprocal hostility instead of cooperation between partners in international enterprise. Findings – Foresight and determination, often translatable into expression

Jacques Richardson

2010-01-01

290

Doing a science project: Gender differences during childhood  

Microsoft Academic Search

By adolescence, men's participation and achievement in science exceeds women's. This ar- ticle reports a case study that examined the beginnings of this gender differentiation during a naturally oc- curring academic activity that was designed to support and guide young children's interest in doing sci- ence. Data were collected during 2 successive years of a science fair for children in

Lauren B. Adamson; Martha A. Foster; Martha L. Roark; Donna B. Reed

1998-01-01

291

Rasch Analysis of Scientific Literacy in an Astronomical Citizen Science Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigate change in attitudes towards science and belief in the nature of science by participants in a citizen science project about astronomy. A pre-test was given to 1,385 participants and a post-test was given six months later to 165 participants. Nine participants were interviewed. Responses were analyzed using the Rasch Rating Scale Model to place Likert data on an

Aaron Price

2011-01-01

292

A Short - term and Long - term Study of a Science Investigation Project in Geology, Used by Non - science High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A geological investigation project named ‘Geotop’ was introduced into the high school geography curriculum of Israel as a vehicle to enhance geology and science education within this non?science population. The evaluation research which followed the project from 1987 included assessment of the students’ achievements and attitudes towards the project. In 1992 an attitude questionnaire was posted to the home addresses

Nir Orion

1994-01-01

293

Scientific visualization as an expressive medium for project science inquiry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientists' external representations can help science education by providing powerful tools for students' inquiry. Scientific visualization is particularly well suited for this as it uses color patterns, rather than algebraic notation. Nonetheless, visualization must be adapted so it better fits with students' interests, goals, and abilities. I describe how visualization was adapted for students' expressive use and provide a case study where students successfully used visualization. The design process began with scientists' tools, data sets, and activities which were then adapted for students' use. I describe the design through scenarios where students create and analyze visualizations and present the software's functionality through visualization's sub-representations of data; color; scale, resolution, and projection; and examining the relationships between visualizations. I evaluate these designs through a "hot-house" study where a small group of students used visualization under near ideal circumstances for two weeks. Using videotapes of group interactions, software logs, and students' work I examine their representational and inquiry strategies. These inquiries were successful in that the group pursued their interest in world hunger by creating a visualization of daily per capita calorie consumption. Through creating the visualization the students engage in a process of meaning making where they interweave their prior experiences and beliefs with the representations they are using. This interweaving and other processes of collaborative visualization are shown when the students (a) computed values, (b) created a new color scheme, (c) cooperated to create the visualization, and (d) presented their work to other students. I also discuss problems that arose when students (a) used units without considering their meaning, (b) chose inappropriate comparisons in case-based reasoning, (c) did not participate equally during group work, (d) were confused about additive color models, (e) forgot or were mistaken about what they had done, and (f) believed their visualization to directly show areas of hunger. I address these problems by suggesting formative designs, thus continuing the process of adapting visualization. Finally, I outline how visualization can serve as common ground for a learning community of scientists, students and teachers, and the general public.

Gordin, Douglas Norman

294

How Can I Help My Child with a Science Fair Project?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixteen different suggestions are given to parents for helping their children with science fair projects. Among the 16 suggestions included are contacting people who have expertise in science, helping the child obtain pertinent information, keeping a daily log of research activities. (DS)

DeBruin, Jerome E.

1980-01-01

295

CURRENT PROJECTS ON ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1964.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THIS PUBLICATION IS THE SIXTH ANNUAL INVENTORY OF RESEARCH PROJECTS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS AT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND WHICH DEAL WITH THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. THE INFORMATION INVOLVED IN THIS DOCUMENT WAS COMPILED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FOR THE USE OF SCHOLARS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND…

PERLMAN, JACOB

296

The Windows to the Universe Project: Using the Internet to Support K-12 Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The World Wide Web can be a powerful tool for reaching the public as well as students and teachers around the world, supporting both formal and informal science education. The Windows to the Universe Project, initiated in 1995, provides a case study of approaches for the use of the web to support earth and space science education and literacy efforts.

L. Gardiner; R. Johnson; J. Bergman; R. Russell; J. Genyuk; M. La Grave

2003-01-01

297

Scientific Knowledge and Attitude Change: The Impact of a Citizen Science Project. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper discusses the evaluation of an informal science education project, The Birdhouse Network (TBN) of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. The Elaboration Likelihood Model and the theory of Experiential Education were used as frameworks to analyse the impact of TBN on participants' attitudes toward science and the environment, on their…

Brossard, Dominique; Lewenstein, Bruce; Bonney, Rick

2005-01-01

298

Scientific knowledge and attitude change: The impact of a citizen science project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the evaluation of an informal science education project, The Birdhouse Network (TBN) of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. The Elaboration Likelihood Model and the theory of Experiential Education were used as frameworks to analyse the impact of TBN on participants' attitudes toward science and the environment, on their knowledge of bird biology, and on their understanding of

Dominique Brossard; Bruce Lewenstein; Rick Bonney

2005-01-01

299

AAAS News: Junior High Schools Focus for New Science Education Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Junior high schools in three states are currently participating in Science Resources for Schools (SRS), a three-year pilot project designed to link schools with the scientific community. Highlights of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-directed program and program materials are described. Other AAAS educational activities…

Wrather, Joan

1983-01-01

300

Janice VanCleave's Electricity: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is designed to provide guidance and ideas for science projects to help students learn more about science as they search for answers to specific problems. The 20 topics on electricity in this book suggest many possible problems to solve. Each topic has one detailed experiment followed by a section that provides additional questions about…

VanCleave, Janice

301

Pedagogies developed in the learning in science projects and related theses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research into effective pedagogy was a major strand of the science education research programme at the University of Waikato for the 20 years of the 1980s and 1990s, being done in all five Learning in Science Projects and related theses. The research was closely connected to constructivist and sociocultural views of learning, current national curriculum learning goals, and current classroom

Beverley Bell

2005-01-01

302

Examining student conceptions of the nature of science from two project-based classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to develop descriptive accounts of precollege students' conceptions of the nature of science from two project-based classrooms, and track those conceptions over the course of an academic year. A model of the nature of science was developed and served as the criterion by which students' beliefs were evaluated. The model distinguishes between two major

David M. Moss

1998-01-01

303

The Elwha Science Education Project (ESEP): Engaging an Entire Community in Geoscience Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Native Americans are poorly represented in all science, technology and engineering fields. This under- representation results from numerous cultural, economic, and historical factors. The Elwha Science Education Project (ESEP), initiated in 2007, strives to construct a culturally-integrated, geoscience education program for Native American young people through engagement of the entire tribal community. The ESEP has developed a unique approach to

R. S. Young; F. Kinner

2008-01-01

304

Janice VanCleave's Electricity: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed to provide guidance and ideas for science projects to help students learn more about science as they search for answers to specific problems. The 20 topics on electricity in this book suggest many possible problems to solve. Each topic has one detailed experiment followed by a section that provides additional questions about…

VanCleave, Janice

305

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: When Good Projects Go Bad. Girls and Computer Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In week-long semesters in the summers of 1997, 1998, and 1999, the 6APT (Summer Institute in Computer Science for Advanced Placement Teachers) project taught 240 high school teachers of Advanced Placement Computer Science (APCS) about gender equity in computers. Teachers were then followed through 2000. Results indicated that while teachers, did…

Sanders, Jo

306

Graphics--Science. Haywood County's Vocational-Math-Science Curriculum Alignment Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to assist vocational educators teaching a course in graphics to relate the skills addressed in science courses to a particular vocational education course. The guide consists of a curriculum alignment chart that cross-references vocational performance indicators to science skills/competencies. The science competency…

Haywood County Consolidated Schools, Waynesville, NC.

307

National Science Board Approves Several Large Awards and Projects  

NSF Publications Database

... Research (NCAR) over a five-year period starting in fiscal 2004. NSF will provide up to $498 million ... sciences, with a staff that includes 130 Ph.D. scientists who study the vast range of atmosphere and ...

308

Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience  

NASA Website

[Students Grades 9-12 and Higher Education] [Available: Nationally] NASA will engage selected students in its mission through multiple experiences in hands-on activities and internships designed to maximize their involvement in science, technology, ...

309

Current status and science objectives of ASTER project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emissin and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of the research facility instrument of EOS-AM1, which is the first polar-orbiting platform of EOS (Earth Observing System) program. The ASTER instrument is being built by MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry), Japan, based on the requirements of ASTER science team. ASTER science team is an international team

H. Tsu; Y. Miyazaki; Y. Yamaguchi; I. Sato

1994-01-01

310

Computational Sciences Learning Project for Pre-university Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is quite useful for high school students to study on computational sciences, especially for those who are planning to have\\u000a a higher education in engineering. This paper proposes a pilot study on 9\\u000a th\\u000a and 10\\u000a th\\u000a grade students for teaching them the basic aspects of computer sciences. This study focuses on a schedule consisting two\\u000a consecutive courses –

Mustafa Murat Inceoglu; Burak Galip Aslan

2007-01-01

311

National register of research projects, 1986/87. Part 4: Human sciences. Economic, political, language, art and other sciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This Register is intended to serve as a source of information on research which is being conducted in all fields (both natural and human sciences) in the Republic of South Africa. New and current research projects that were commenced or modified during 1986 and 1987, on which information was received by the compilers until January 1988, are included, with the exception of confidential projects. Project titles and keywords are presented in the language as supplied, and the classifications are based on those provided by the primary sources.

1988-08-01

312

Los Alamos Science: The Human Genome Project. Number 20, 1992  

SciTech Connect

This article provides a broad overview of the Human Genome Project, with particular emphasis on work being done at Los Alamos. It tries to emphasize the scientific aspects of the project, compared to the more speculative information presented in the popular press. There is a brief introduction to modern genetics, including a review of classic work. There is a broad overview of the Genome Project, describing what the project is, what are some of its major five-year goals, what are major technological challenges ahead of the project, and what can the field of biology, as well as society expect to see as benefits from this project. Specific results on the efforts directed at mapping chromosomes 16 and 5 are discussed. A brief introduction to DNA libraries is presented, bearing in mind that Los Alamos has housed such libraries for many years prior to the Genome Project. Information on efforts to do applied computational work related to the project are discussed, as well as experimental efforts to do rapid DNA sequencing by means of single-molecule detection using applied spectroscopic methods. The article introduces the Los Alamos staff which are working on the Genome Project, and concludes with brief discussions on ethical, legal, and social implications of this work; a brief glimpse of genetics as it may be practiced in the next century; and a glossary of relevant terms.

Cooper, N G; Shea, N [eds.

1992-01-01

313

A framework for defining and describing key design features of virtual citizen science projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Virtual citizen science (VCS) uses computer-mediated interaction (usually a Web-based platform) to enable the public to work with professional scientists conducting research. However, there is currently a lack of research about the core features of VCS projects. This would aid professional scientists in engaging in best practices for creating their own VCS projects. This research presents a pilot study applying

Jason Reed; Whitney Rodriguez; Angelique Rickhoff

2012-01-01

314

Assessing Science Students' Attitudes to Mathematics: A Case Study on a Modelling Project with Mathematical Software  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports the attitudes of students towards mathematics after they had participated in an applied mathematical modelling project that was part of an Applied Mathematics course. The students were majoring in Earth Science at the National Taiwan Normal University. Twenty-six students took part in the project. It was the first time a…

Lim, L. L.; Tso, T. -Y.; Lin, F. L.

2009-01-01

315

The Relationships between Pupils' Learning Styles and Their Performance in Mini Science Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to investigate (i) the relationship between pupils' learning styles and their performance in mini science projects and (ii) the degree of enjoyment of pupils with different learning styles towards mini projects. A total of 80 pupils (7th grade-14 years of age) from two different primary schools participated in the study. The…

Bahar, Mehmet

2009-01-01

316

Analyzing the Watershed Dynamics project as an example of successful science and education partnerships  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Watershed Dynamics project is a partnership between Northwestern University, the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI), and the GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment). The goal of the project is to develop inquiry-based educational materials that use authentic scientific data and analysis techniques to teach students about the watershed. The relationship

C. K. Buzby; K. Jona

2009-01-01

317

The Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering (EMSE) Project at Cal Poly  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering (EMSE) Project at Cal Poly is developing an integrated set of lower division courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and English which incorporate engineering projects. As of June 1996, two classes of students will have completed the freshman year sequence, and one class will have completed the sophomore year sequence. The integrating theme in

James G. Harris; Mike Colvin; N. Fleishon

1996-01-01

318

National Science Foundation 1989 Engineering Senior Design Projects To Aid the Disabled.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Through the Bioengineering and Research to Aid the Disabled program of the National Science Foundation, design projects were awarded competitively to 16 universities. Senior engineering students at each of the universities constructed custom devices and software for disabled individuals. This compendium contains a description of each project in…

Enderle, John D., Ed.

319

Improve the Science and Engineering Students' Creative Ability Through Research Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a synthetic training procedure and method, science and technology research project can directly affect the training quality of our university students. Always aimed at resolving the real problem, research projects can implement valid summing-up and improvement of the knowledge learned in class. In this paper, we analyzed the phenomenon and status of university students. Then, the requirement and expectation

Yunzhou Zhang; Chengdong Wu; Hao Chu; Xiaozhe Wang

2010-01-01

320

A Professional Development Project for Improving the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Science Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a professional development project aiming to develop practical approaches for the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into science education. Altogether, 13 two-day face-to-face seminars and numerous computer network conferences were held during a three-year period. The goals for the project were…

Lavonen, Jari; Juuti, Kalle; Aksela, Maija; Meisalo, Veijo

2006-01-01

321

Connecting Teachers and Students to the Natural World through "Operation Spider": An Aspirations Citizen Science Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on a year-long citizen science project that focused on improving learning for students identified as most at risk of not succeeding at school. This project was one element of a broader university-based aspirations Initiative which aimed to engage students from low socio-economic schools in rigorous learning in order to increase…

Paige, Kathy; Lloyd, David; Zeegers, Yvonne; Roetman, Philip; Daniels, Chris; Hoekman, Brad; Linnell, Lisa; George, Ann-Louise; Szilassy, David

2012-01-01

322

Statistics on Science and Technology in Latin America, Experience with UNESCO Pilot Projects, 1972-1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines four UNESCO pilot projects undertaken in 1972 in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay to study the methods used for national statistical surveys of science and technology. The projects specifically addressed the problems of comparing statistics gathered by different methods in different countries. Surveys carried out in Latin…

Thebaud, Schiller

323

LEARNING DISCRETE MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE VIA PRIMARY HISTORICAL SOURCES: Student projects for the classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

We discuss and present excerpts from classroom project modules based on primary historical sources, being developed by an interdisciplinary faculty team for courses in discrete mathematics, graph theory, combinatorics, logic, and computer science. The goal is to provide motivation, direction, and context for these subjects through student projects based directly on the writings of the pioneers who …rst developed crucial

Janet Heine BARNETT; Guram BEZHANISHVILI; Jerry LODDER; David PENGELLEY; Hing LEUNG; Desh RANJAN

324

Rasch Analysis of Scientific Literacy in an Astronomical Citizen Science Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

(Abstract only) We investigate change in attitudes towards science and belief in the nature of science by participants in a citizen science project about astronomy. A pre-test was given to 1,385 participants and a post-test was given six months later to 165 participants. Nine participants were interviewed. Responses were analyzed using the Rasch Rating Scale Model to place Likert data on an interval scale allowing for more sensitive parametric analysis. Results show that overall attitudes did not change, p = .225. However, there was significant change towards attitudes relating to science news (positive) and scientific self efficacy (negative), p = .001 and p = .035, respectively. This change was related to social activity in the project. Beliefs in the nature of science exhibited a small but significant increase, p = .04. Relative positioning of scores on the belief items suggests the increase is mostly due to reinforcement of current beliefs.

Price, A.

2012-06-01

325

Rasch Analysis of Scientific Literacy in an Astronomical Citizen Science Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigate change in attitudes towards science and belief in the nature of science by participants in a citizen science project about astronomy. A pre-test was given to 1,385 participants and a post-test was given six months later to 165 participants. Nine participants were interviewed. Responses were analyzed using the Rasch Rating Scale Model to place Likert data on an interval scale allowing for more sensitive parametric analysis. Results show that overall attitudes did not change, p = .225. However, there was significant change towards attitudes relating to science news (positive) and scientific self efficacy (negative), p < .001 and p = .035 respectively. This change was related to social activity in the project. Beliefs in the nature of science exhibited a small, but significant increase, p = .04. Relative positioning of scores on the belief items suggests the increase is mostly due to reinforcement of current beliefs.

Price, Aaron

2011-05-01

326

The Computer Science Technical Report (CS-TR) Project: A Pioneering Digital Library Project Viewed from a Library Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Computer Science Technical Report Project, one of the earliest investigations into the system engineering of digital libraries which pioneered multiinstitutional collaborative research into technical, social, and legal issues related to the development and implementation of a large, heterogeneous, distributed digital library. (LRW)|

Anderson, Greg; And Others

1996-01-01

327

NOAA-ISRO joint science projects on Earth observation system science, technology, and applications for societal benefits  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

India and the United States of America (U.S.A.) held a joint conference from June 21-25, 2004 in Bangalore, India to strengthen and expand cooperation in the area of space science, applications, and commerce. Following the recommendations in the joint vision statement released at the end of the conference, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Indian Space and Reconnaissance Organization (ISRO) initiated several joint science projects in the area of satellite product development and applications. This is an extraordinary step since it concentrates on improvements in the data and scientific exchange between India and the United States, consistent with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two nations in 1997. With the relationship between both countries strengthening with President Bush's visit in early 2006 and new program announcements between the two countries, there is a renewed commitment at ISRO and other Indian agencies and at NOAA in the U.S. to fulfill the agreements reached on the joint science projects. The collaboration is underway with several science projects that started in 2005 providing initial results. NOAA and ISRO agreed that the projects must promote scientific understanding of the satellite data and lead to a satellite-based decision support systems for disaster and public health warnings. The projects target the following areas: --supporting a drought monitoring system for India --improving precipitation estimates over India from Kalpana-1 --increasing aerosol optical depth measurements and products over India --developing early indicators of malaria and other vector borne diseases via satellite monitoring of environmental conditions and linking them to predictive models --monitoring sea surface temperature (SST) from INSAT-3D to support improved forecasting of regional storms, monsoon onset and cyclones. The research collaborations and results from these projects will be presented and discussed in the context of India-US cooperation and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) concept.

Powell, A.; Jayarman, V.; Kondragunta, S.; Kogan, F.; Kuligowski, R.; Maturi, E.

2006-11-01

328

Project science inquiry: An exploration of elementary teachers' beliefs and perceptions about science teaching and learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation examined elementary teachers' beliefs and perceptions of effective science instruction and documents how these teachers interpret and implement a model for Inquiry-Based (I-B) science in their classrooms. The study chronicles a group of teachers working in a large public school division and documents how these teachers interpret and implement reform-based science methods after participating in a professional development

Dawn Renee Wilcox

2008-01-01

329

Bloodshot eyes: workload issues in computer science project courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Workload issue in computer s cience project courses are addressed in this paper. We briefly discuss why high workloads occur in p roject courses and the reasons they are a p roblem. We then d escribe some course changes we made to reduce the workload in a software engineering project course, without compromising course quality. The techniques include: adopting an

Judy Brown

2000-01-01

330

Climate Policy in Light of Climate Science: The ICLIPS Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper introduces the Tolerable Windows Approach (TWA) asa decision analytical framework for addressing global climatechange. It is implemented as an integrated assessment model (IAM)developed in the project on Integrated Assessment of ClimateProtection Strategies (ICLIPS). The background and the main objectivesof the project are described and its relationships to other currentintegrated assessment efforts are elucidated. Key features ofthe TWA are

Ferenc L. Toth

2003-01-01

331

Using knowledge from social science in development projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Financially induced development runs the risk of creating social imbalances. This can be alleviated if sociologists are involved at the planning stage of projects rather than being called upon in the ex ante evaluation study. It is essential for successful implementation of development projects to (put people first'. New ‘entrance points’ must be opened up for sociological and anthropological knowledge

Michael M. Cernea

1994-01-01

332

Analyzing the Watershed Dynamics project as an example of successful science and education partnerships  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Watershed Dynamics project is a partnership between Northwestern University, the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI), and the GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment). The goal of the project is to develop inquiry-based educational materials that use authentic scientific data and analysis techniques to teach students about the watershed. The relationship between Northwestern, CUAHSI, and GLOBE allows each partner to contribute to the development of the project in the area of their expertise. Science researchers from CUAHSI share science content knowledge and data access through the development of their Hydrologic Information System (HIS). Curriculum developers at Northwestern write inquiry-based curriculum using GIS technology to access and analyze live data. The GLOBE Program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science education program that provides teacher training opportunities to a network of teachers around the world. This partnership allows each partner to bring their area of expertise to the project and make the best use of one another's resources. The Watershed Dynamics project can serve as a model for future partnerships between the science and education communities. The Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Partnerships (OSEP) at Northwestern is a service organization that supports Northwestern researchers in developing proposals and implementing research projects that incorporate K-12 educational components, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). OSEP assists faculty with the development of sound plans for education and outreach that reflect current research on learning and educational reform and provides expertise in STEM education materials development, learning technologies, and professional development for K-12 teachers and facilitators in informal education institutions. Resources such as OSEP can pair scientists with educational organizations so that science outreach programs can be sustainable.

Buzby, C. K.; Jona, K.

2009-12-01

333

Changes in Participants’ Scientific Attitudes and Epistemological Beliefs During an Astronomical Citizen Science Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Citizen science projects offer opportunities for non-scientists to take part in scientific research. While their contribution to scientific data collection has been well documented, there is limited research on changes that may occur to their volunteer participants. In this study, we investigated (1) how volunteers’ attitudes towards science and beliefs in the nature of science changed over six months of participation in an astronomy-themed citizen science project and (2) how the level of project participation accounted for these changes. To measure attitudes towards science and beliefs about the nature of science, identical pre- and post-tests were used. We used pre-test data from 1,375 participants and post-test data collected from 175 participants. Responses were analyzed using the Rasch Rating Scale Model. The pre-test sample was used to create the Rasch scales for the two scientific literacy measures. For the pre/post-test comparisons, data from those who completed both tests were used. Fourteen participants who took the pre/post-tests were interviewed. Results show that overall scientific attitudes did not change, p = .812. However, we did find significant changes related towards two scientific attitude items about science in the news (positive change; p < .001, p < .05) and one related to scientific self-efficacy (negative change, p < .05). These changes were related to the participants’ social activity in the project. Beliefs in the nature of science significantly increased between the pre- and post-tests, p = .014. Relative positioning of individual items on the belief scale did not change much and this change was not related to any of our recorded project activity variables. The interviews suggest that the social aspect of the project is important to participants and the change in self-efficacy is not due to a lowering of esteem but rather a greater appreciation for what they have yet to learn.

Price, Aaron

2012-01-01

334

Science Sampler: A project-based environmental unit for teaching content through inquiry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Recent science education reform efforts for adolescents have attempted to engage students in science by using project-based instruction (Rivet and Krajcik 2008). The features of project-based learning (PBL) are consistent with the learning needs of many types of students and hold promise as an effective tool for teaching complex topics such as environmental issues. The goal for this project-based waste management unit is to help teachers improve studentsâ understanding of their local environment through a relevant, inquiry-based approach.

Cook, Kristin; Weiland, Ingrid

2010-04-01

335

Factors affecting construction of science discourse in the context of an extracurricular science and technology project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Doing and learning science are social activities that require certain language, activities, and values. Both constitute what Gee (2005) calls Discourses. The language of learning science varies with the learning context (Lemke, 2001,1990). Science for All Americans (AAAS, 1990) and Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 2000) endorse inquiry science learning. In the United States, most science learning is teacher-centered; inquiry science learning is rare (NRC, 2000). This study focused on 12 high school students from two suburban high schools, their three faculty mentors, and two engineering mentors during an extracurricular robotics activity with FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). FRC employed student-centered inquiry focus to teach science principles integrating technology. Research questions were (a) How do science teachers and their students enact Discourses as they teach and learn science? and (b) How does the pedagogical approach of a learning activity facilitate the Discourses that are enacted by students and teachers as they learn and teach science? Using Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), the study examined participants' language during robotic activities to determine how language used in learning science shaped the learning and vice versa. Data sources included videorecordings of participant language and semi-structured interviews with study participants. Transcribed recordings were coded initially using Gee's (2005) linguistic Building Tasks as a priori codes. CDA was applied to code transcripts, to construct Discourses enacted by the participants, and to determine how context facilitated their enactment. Findings indicated that, for the students, FRC facilitated elements of Science Discourse. Wild About Robotics (W.A.R.) team became, through FRC, part of a community similar to scientists' community that promoted knowledge and sound practices, disseminated information, supported research and development and encouraged interaction of its members. The public school science classroom in the U.S. is inimical to inquiry learning because of practices and policies associated with the epistemological stance that spawned the standards and/or testing movement and No Child Left Behind (Baez & Boyles, 2009). The findings of this study provided concrete ideas to accommodate the recommendations by NRC (1996) and NSES (2000) for creating contexts that might lead to inquiry science learning for meaningful student engagement.

Webb, Horace P.

336

UNESCO Chemistry Teaching Project in Asia: Experiments on Nuclear Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This teacher's guide on nuclear science is divided into two parts. The first part is a discussion of some of the concepts in nuclear chemistry including radioactivity, types of disintegration, radioactive decay and growth, and tracer techniques. The relevant experiments involving the use of radioisotopes are presented in the second part. The…

Dhabanandana, Salag

337

Everyday Science: Fun and Easy Projects for Making Practical Things.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book contains 25 experiments designed to help students understand some of the science used every day. Each experiment includes a list of materials, a series of easy-to-follow steps, an explanation of the scientific principle demonstrated, and additional scientific facts and information. No special or expensive materials are required.…

Levine, Shar; Johnstone, Leslie

338

Society of neurons: an arts\\/science project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This artwork is one of the deliverables of an arts\\/science initiative supported by an interdisciplinary program run by Arts Council England and the Arts and Humanities Research Board of the UK. The artwork has two forms: one is a dynamically changing website and the other is a series of three-dimensional sculptures, each of which records a segment of history of

Warren Neidich; Robert Zimmer; Thibaud de Souza

2005-01-01

339

Handbook of Research on Science Teaching and Learning Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This uniquely comprehensive and current survey of the research in science education has been compiled by the most prominent experts in the field. More than a summary of findings, the content of this comprehensive single volume provides an assessment of the significance of research; evaluates new developments; and examines current conflicts,…

Gabel, Dorothy L., Ed.

340

The PISCES Project: How Teacher-Scientist Partners can Enhance Elementary Science Instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The PISCES Project (Partnerships Involving the Scientific Community in Elementary Schools www.sdsa.org\\/pisces) is an innovative program that brings high quality standards-based elementary science curriculum and hands-on laboratory materials into San Diego County's classrooms. The project is funded by the NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program. The project was designed and is administered through cooperation among faculty at

C. Reif; W. Oechel

2003-01-01

341

Science Sampler: A student-centered project focused on obtaining clean drinking water for the community  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project-based science unit, focused on a local environmental issue, created a great deal of interest and learning, as well as drew in the support of the community. The authors designed and implemented the project in a fifth- and sixth-grade classroom when they were Peace Corps volunteers in Central America. Although this project was carried out in Central America, the teaching approach is transferrable to schools in urban and rural contexts in the United States.

Crawford, Barbara; Capps, Daniel; Capps, Krista

2008-12-01

342

Intelligent Decision Support System and its Application in Science Research Project Selection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science research project selection is an important task for organizations with project management. It is a complicated multi-stage decision-making process, which involves groups of decision makers. Current research on research project selection mainly focuses on mathematical decision models and their applications, but ignores the organizational aspect of the decision-making process. This paper proposes an intelligent decision support system (IDSS) for

Zhu Weidong; Guan Shiping

2009-01-01

343

Managing Big Science Projects: Avoiding the Near Death Experience  

SciTech Connect

Very large scientific projects attempt the near impossible. They involve new technology and measurements that have not been made before. They are invariably one of a kind efforts. Yet they must be designed and built and commissioned in a predictable manner. How can we avoid 'low balling' that mega project on our horizon? Why must we use industrial strength planning and performance tracking when we never did that before and we got this far? There are techniques to do these things and there are new project models emerging.

Sanders, Gary (California Institute of Technology)

2004-05-26

344

Science Framework for the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress. NAEP Science Consensus Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the Framework and rationale for assessing science achievement of students throughout the United States in 1996. It provides a general overview of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), describes the 1996 NAEP Science Framework adopted by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), and reviews the…

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.

345

Science Framework for the 1996 and 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress. NAEP Science Consensus Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents the framework and rationale for assessing the science achievement of students throughout the United States in 1996 and 2000. A general overview of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the NAEP Science Framework adopted by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) is provided. The process by which…

Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.

346

Surprise influences hindsight-foresight differences in temporal judgments of animated automobile accidents.  

PubMed

The hindsight bias occurs when people view an outcome as more foreseeable than it actually was. The role of an outcome's initial surprise in the hindsight bias was examined using animations of automobile accidents. Twenty-six participants rated the initial surprise of accidents' occurring in eight animations. An additional 84 participants viewed these animations in one of two conditions: Half stopped the animations when they were certain an accident would occur (i.e., in foresight), and the other half watched the entire animations first and then stopped the animations when they thought that a naďve viewer would be certain that an accident would occur (i.e., in hindsight). When the accidents were low in initial surprise, there were no foresight-hindsight differences; when initial surprise was medium, there was a hindsight bias; and when initial surprise was high, there was a reversed hindsight bias. The results are consistent with a sense-making model of hindsight bias. PMID:21327370

Calvillo, Dustin P; Gomes, Dayna M

2011-04-01

347

Developing Gender Equity at Home: The Influence of the Exploratorium "Science at Home" Project on Parental Attitudes, Perceptions, and Behaviors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The primary goal of the Exploratorium "Science At Home" project is to provide parents with activities that help foster a culture of learning in their homes. This study explores the impact of this program on family participation in science related activities, parental attitudes toward science, parental participation in science, and parental…

Shore, Linda S.

348

Fostering Collaboration in a School District-University Partnership: The Teachers Researching Inquiry-Based Science Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes how collaboration emerged in a school district-university partnership designed to foster teacher development in the context of elementary science education. The Teachers Researching Inquiry-Based Science project involved four elementary teachers, a school district science mentoring teacher, a school district science

Goodnough, Karen

2004-01-01

349

Promoting the public's interest in meteor science and meteoritics in the framework of the Windows to Science project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Researchers working in Astronomical and Space Sciences can also play a very important role in education and outreach activities because of the interest of the public in these areas. Besides, direct interaction of the public with the researcher is desirable, as this gives the opportunity to get precise, detailed and interesting information from the main source of scientific data about projects that are currently being developed. With this aim, several initiatives have been developed in order to give access to the public to some of the research projects related to meteor and meteoritic science that are being developed at the University of Huelva, in Spain. These projects are related to the analysis of the flux of meteoroids impacting the Earth and the Moon, the determination of the parent bodies of these particles of interplanetary matter and the analysis of their chemical composition. When these particles survive their violent atmospheric entry and reach the ground they can be recovered as meteorites. Thus, these rocks are unique samples coming from different bodies that provide important keys related to the origin and evolution of the Solar System. One of these initiatives has been developed within the Windows to Science project.

Madiedo, J. M.

2012-09-01

350

The future scorecard: combining external and internal scenarios to create strategic foresight  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a new and systematic approach towards strategic foresight by combining traditional external scenarios (market-based approach) with internal scenarios (resource-based approach) into a future scorecard, which can be used to describe alternative internal development paths for an organization. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper builds on the existing literature as well as on

Alexander Fink; Bernard Marr; Andreas Siebe; Jens-Peter Kuhle

2005-01-01

351

Student cognition and motivation during the Classroom BirdWatch citizen science project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the ways various stakeholders (CBW project developer/coordinator, elementary and middle school teachers, and 5th through 8th grade students) envisioned, implemented and engaged in the citizen science project, eBird/Classroom BirdWatch. A multiple case study mixed-methods research design was used to examine student engagement in the cognitive processes associated with scientific inquiry as part of citizen science participation. Student engagement was described based on a sense of autonomy, competence, relatedness and intrinsic motivation. A goal of this study was to expand the taxonomy of differences between authentic scientific inquiry and simple inquiry to include those inquiry tasks associated with participation in citizen science by describing how students engaged in this type of science. This research study built upon the existing framework of cognitive processes associated with scientific inquiry described by Chinn and Malhotra (2002). This research provides a systematic analysis of the scientific processes and related reasoning tasks associated with the citizen science project eBird and the corresponding curriculum Classroom BirdWatch . Data consisted of responses to surveys, focus group interviews, document analysis and individual interviews. I suggest that citizen science could be an additional form of classroom-based science inquiry that can promote more authentic features of scientific inquiry and engage students in meaningful ways.

Tomasek, Terry Morton

352

34 CFR 645.12 - What services may regular Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science projects provide?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false What services may regular Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science projects provide? 645.12 Section 645.12 ...12 What services may regular Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science projects provide? Any project assisted under...

2013-07-01

353

Estimating the outcome of a pregnancy test: women's judgements in foresight and hindsight.  

PubMed

Previous research on judgement under uncertainty has suggested that, when we know the outcome of some event, we perceive that outcome as more likely than when we do not have outcome knowledge. That is, in comparison with judgements made in foresight, judgements made in hindsight are biased in the direction of the outcome the judge believes to have happened. While the effect appears to be robust in the laboratory, it has very seldom been tested in real life. This experiment therefore went outside the laboratory, and examined women's estimates of the outcome of a pregnacy test. It was predicted that those who knew the result of their test (hindsight) would perceive that outcome as more likely than those asked to make the estimate before they knew the result (foresight). The prediction was supported only for women whose result was positive and, furthermore, the positive group made consistently higher estimates than the negative group, both in hindsight and foresight. The findings were therefore less marked and more complex than in previous laboratory research, and support the argument that experiments and materials must be constructed with salience for the subjects. The findings are interpreted in the light ot Tversky & Kahneman's (1974) work on heuristic rules of thinking. PMID:7437677

Pennington, D C; Rutter, D R; McKenna, K; Morley, I E

1980-11-01

354

CAN FEMINIST CRITIQUE OF SCIENCE AND SCIENCE EDUCATION BE OF RELEVANCE FOR GENDER AND SCIENCE PROJECTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In most parts of the world boys outnumber the girls in science education. Both in the developed and in the developing world girls tend to choose other subjects than science (especially physics) when given a choice. The last 10 years developing and lending institutions have focused an increasing amount of money towards support and lending to girls education. There seems

Astrid Sinnes

355

The astronomical observatory of the University of Havana. A project for its rehabilitation as a center for science popularisation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The project aims to recover the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Havana (AOUH) for science outreach at the national level, in order to help increasing the interest in science primarily among children and youth.

de la Guardia Durán, Mónica

2011-06-01

356

The Rural Girls in Science Project: from Pipelines to Affirming Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Rural Girls in Science (RGS) program was developed to foster the interest in science, engineering, and mathematics among rural high school girls in the state of Washington. Girls served include American Indians, Latinas, and Whites. This article provides an overview of the program and its outcomes not only for the participants (girls, teachers, counselors, and schools) but the researchers. Lessons learned from and about the participants are presented, and lessons learned from the process are discussed to illustrate how RGS moved from a focus on individuals to a focus on the school. The initial guiding concepts (self-esteem and scientific pipeline) were replaced by “possible selves” and our proposed complementary concepts: science-affirming and affirming science education.

Ginorio, Angela B.; Huston, Michelle; Frevert, Katie; Seibel, Jane Bierman

357

Science with the Square Kilometer Array: Motivation, Key Science projects, Standards and Assumptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) represents the next major, and natural, step\\u000ain radio astronomical facilities, providing two orders of magnitude increase in\\u000acollecting area over existing telescopes. In a series of meetings, starting in\\u000aGroningen, the Netherlands (August 2002) and culminating in a `science retreat'\\u000ain Leiden (November 2003), the SKA International Science Advisory Committee\\u000a(ISAC), conceived of, and

C. Carilli; S. Rawlings

2004-01-01

358

Scientific knowledge and attitude change: The impact of a citizen science project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper discusses the evaluation of an informal science education project, The Birdhouse Network (TBN) of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. The Elaboration Likelihood Model and the theory of Experiential Education were used as frameworks to analyse the impact of TBN on participants’ attitudes toward science and the environment, on their knowledge of bird biology, and on their understanding of the scientific process. The project had an impact on participants’ knowledge of bird biology. No statistically significant change in participants’ attitudes toward science or the environment, or in participants’ understanding of the scientific process, could be detected. The results suggest that projects must make explicit to participants the issues that they are experiencing. In addition, the results suggest that more sensitive measures need to be designed to assess attitude change among environmentally aware citizens.

Brossard, Dominique; Lewenstein, Bruce; Bonney, Rick

2005-09-01

359

Guidelines for Community-based Ethics Review of Children’s Science Fair Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Low-level community based ethics committees staffed by teachers, parents and community representatives can readily review\\u000a children’s science fair projects subject to the revision of two core assumptions currently governing children’s Science Fairs.\\u000a The first part of the paper recasts the New Zealand Royal Society guidelines from its primary emphasis on risk to a new assumption,\\u000a without benefit there can be

Martin Tolich

2008-01-01

360

Children and their 4-H animal projects: How children use science in agricultural activity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many children are introduced to science through informal educational programs. 4-H, an educational youth program, has a history of introducing scientific practices into agriculture. The purpose of this ethnographically-driven case study is to examine how science informs the actions of children raising market animals in a 4-H project. For two years the researcher collected data on 4-H children with market

Kenneth Roy Emo

2005-01-01

361

SSSNOW Project: Helping Make Science Cool for Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the atmosphere or on the ground, snow provides students with unique opportunities to discover winter weather patterns. Traditionally, when students study weather, it is limited to the collection of data one would see on a weather report. However, the interdisciplinary Students Synthesizing Snow data in Natural Objective Ways (SSSNOW) project

Huff, Kenneth; Lange, Catherine

2010-01-01

362

EERE Energy Education: Energy Science Projects and Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains links to a collection of simple activities and projects that relate to energy. There are activities for grades K-12, and the activities are divided by grade level. Many of the activities focus on how society uses energy and on renewable vs nonrenewable energy.

2006-07-10

363

Science Shorts: Project BudBurst--Analyzing Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project BudBurst is a national program intended to get students and other "citizen scientists" to participate in a real study about plants, the environment, and climate change. It also provides an excellent opportunity for students to build data-analysis skills. A collaboration of several agencies and universities, the program began last year and…

Davis, Kimberly J.; Coskie, Tracy L.

2008-01-01

364

Open Directory Project: Science Resources for Kids and Teens  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of links provides access to a variety of online science resources for students at all levels. The resources are organized by type (class web pages, experiments, news articles, and others) and by subject (animals, computers, living things, and others). There is also a small collection of links to magazines and e-zines. For non English speakers, the site provides links to resources in a number of languages (Chinese Simplified, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish), organized by the same subject categories.

2005-02-26

365

The effect of a role model project upon the attitudes of ninth-grade science students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article will describe an in-school intervention project that used female role models to change the attitudes of 964 Iowa girls and boys in 57 ninth-grade science classes toward science, math, and technical curricula and careers. The differences between the students' mean pretest and posttest scores on each of six factors found to be associated with students' attitudes toward science and math and technical careers were analyzed to determine which of five experimental groups responded most positively to the intervention. Higher difference scores indicated that the attitudes of girls and boys who participated in the intervention improved more than the attitudes of girls and boys in the control groups, suggesting that the use of female role models in the science classroom is an effective way to change students' attitudes toward science, math, and related careers.

Evans, Mary Ann; Whigham, Myrna; Wang, Morgan C.

366

Special Advanced Course for Core Sciences to Bring Up Project Leaders  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Special Advanced Course for Core Sciences has been introduced recently to Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, to bring up a project leader. The following points are key education goals in this program : (1) knowledge of core sciences, (2) communication ability by using English, and (3) wide viewpoints for researches. In order to accomplish these goals, several lectures for core sciences, patent systems and engineering ethics as well as long term internships by the collaboration with some regional companies have been put in practice. In this paper, we describe the outline of the program, educational effects, and our experiences. Then, we discuss how effective the program is for bringing up an engineer or a scientist who can lead sciences and technologies of their domains. This paper also describes current activities of the program.

Inagaki, Kenji; Tabata, Nobuhisa; Gofuku, Akio; Harada, Isao; Takada, Jun

367

The PISCES Project: How Teacher-Scientist Partners can Enhance Elementary Science Instruction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The PISCES Project (Partnerships Involving the Scientific Community in Elementary Schools www.sdsa.org/pisces) is an innovative program that brings high quality standards-based elementary science curriculum and hands-on laboratory materials into San Diego County's classrooms. The project is funded by the NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program. The project was designed and is administered through cooperation among faculty at San Diego State University and the Science Department of the San Diego County Office of Education. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in science programs in San Diego area universities including San Diego State University, California State University San Marcos, and University of California San Diego partner with elementary school teachers. Through this partnership, the scientist brings scientific expertise to the classroom while the teacher delivers the lesson using current pedagogic methods. This is accomplished during a 3 month partnership in which the scientist joins the teacher in the classroom a few days each week to complete professional kit-based curriculum such as that available from FOSS (Full Option Science System) and STC (Science and Technology for Children). The teachers remain in the program for two years during which they have continuous access to the kit-based curriculum as well as two to three partnership cycles. Teachers receive assistance outside of the classroom as well attending professional development institutes three times a year to establish and maintain effective science teaching methods. The San Diego Science Alliance and other community and industry supporters provide the additionalfunding necessary to provide this teacher professional development Currenty, PISCES is present in over 40 schools and is able to provide partnerships to over 100 classrooms each year. In addition to the work done in San Diego, the project has expanded to Barrow, Alaska with plans to expand to La Paz, Mexico where there are SDSU climate research stations. San Diego and Alaska scientists travel to Barrow twice a year to participate in an intense, month-long science instruction partnership. PISCES collects a variety of data including student work, science attitude surveys, interviews with students and teachers, video, as well as science content knowledge. The students find themselves enjoying science and are deeply impacted by the presence of an actual scientist in their classroom. As PISCES enters its fifth year, it is evident that the combination of continuous support inside and outside of the classroom is successful in developing teacher engagement in science instruction.

Reif, C.; Oechel, W.

2003-12-01

368

Project BudBurst: Continental-scale citizen science for all seasons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Project BudBurst's (budburst.org) recent move to the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) has benefitted both programs. NEON has been able to use Project BudBurst as a testbed to learn best practices, network with experts in the field, and prototype potential tools for engaging people in continental-scale ecology as NEON develops its citizen science program. Participation in Project BudBurst has grown significantly since the move to NEON. Project BudBurst is a national citizen science initiative designed to engage the public in observations of phenological (plant life cycle) events that raise awareness of climate change, and create a cadre of informed citizen scientists. Citizen science programs such as Project BudBurst provide the opportunity for students and interested laypersons to actively participate in scientific research. Such programs are important not only from an educational perspective, but because they also enable scientists to broaden the geographic and temporal scale of their observations. The goals of Project BudBurst are to 1) increase awareness of phenology as an area of scientific study; 2) Increase awareness of the impacts of changing climates on plants at a continental-scale; and 3) increase science literacy by engaging participants in the scientific process. From its 2008 launch in February, this on-line educational and data-entry program, engaged participants of all ages and walks of life in recording the timing of the leafing and flowering of wild and cultivated species found across the continent. Thus far, thousands of participants from all 50 states have submitted data. This presentation will provide an overview of Project BudBurst and will report on the results of the 2010 field campaign and discuss plans to expand Project BudBurst in 2012 including the use of mobile phones applications for data collection and reporting from the field. Project BudBurst is co-managed by the National Ecological Observatory Network and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Henderson, S.; Newman, S. J.; Ward, D.; Havens-Young, K.; Alaback, P.; Meymaris, K.

2011-12-01

369

Communication of climate projections in US media amid politicization of model science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Computer models generate projections of future climatic conditions that lie at the crux of climate change science and policy, and are increasingly used by decision-makers. Yet their complexity and politicization can hinder the communication of their science, uses and limitations. Little information on climate models has appeared in US newspapers over more than a decade. Indeed, we show it is declining relative to climate change. When models do appear, it is often within sceptic discourses. Using a media index from 2007, we find that model projections were frequently portrayed as likely to be inaccurate. Political opinion outlets provided more explanation than many news sources.

Akerlof, Karen; Rowan, Katherine E.; Fitzgerald, Dennis; Cedeno, Andrew Y.

2012-09-01

370

From Engineering Science to Big Science: The NACA and NASA Collier Trophy Research Project Winners.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The chapters of this book discuss a series of case studies of notable technological projects carried out at least in part by the NACA and NASA. The case studies chosen are those projects that won the National Aeronautic Association's (NAA) Collier Trophy ...

1998-01-01

371

Blended-learning in Science and Technology. A Collaborative Project-Based Course in Experimental Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This work describes a science and technology course in the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), and its evolution towards a blended-learning format and a constructivist instructional design based on collaborative projects. The core of our work was to identify critical points and recommendations concerning the use of e-learning and project-based learning in an Applied Optics course where laboratory activities

António Maneira; M. J. P. Maneira

2009-01-01

372

Pittsburgh Science Technology Society Project: Instruction Modules. Interrelationships Science--Technology--Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This collection of instruction modules studies the interactions of science, technology, and society (STS) using five activity sets. The introduction module includes activities which show students the STS relationships in their world, develop good organizational skills, develop an understanding of who and what a scientist is, develop graphing…

O'Brien, George, Ed.

373

Physical Oceanography: Project Earth Science. Material for Middle School Teachers in Earth Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is one in a series of Earth science books and contains a collection of 18 hands-on activities/demonstrations developed for the middle/junior high school level. The activities are organized around three key concepts. First, students investigate the unique properties of water and how these properties shape the ocean and the global…

Ford, Brent A.; Smith, P. Sean

374

A Systematic Method of Stating Learning Objectives for an Ambitious Science Program: The Apqua Science Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The educational goals and objectives provide a reference for curriculum designers, teachers, and educators, and they are required for evaluation or accreditation processes. This article presents a systematic method to state the learning objectives and analyze the consistency of a secondary school science program developed in Spain. The method is…

El Boudamoussi, Samira; Medir, Magda; Gilabert, Robert; Jimenez, Bonifacio

2006-01-01

375

Social Science Studies of ESMF as Cyberinfrastructure: A New Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Model-based cyberinfrastructure has dramatically integrated a few fields, such as global operational weather forecasting. In many research disciplines, however, modeling remains a form of craftwork. Models are often the signature products of individual labs and investigators. Complex scientific models often are poorly documented, requiring hands-on experience and tacit knowledge, so that even where model sharing is an explicit goal, in practice investigators have often found it easier to build new ones. The Earth System Modeling Framework offers the promise of sharing models and model components more easily, but the problem of incentives to meet and maintain framework standards remains substantial. Emergent cyberinfrastructures such as ESMF can vastly enlarge the range of potential users. Therefore, issues of trust, institutional structures, and other social dynamics may be more problematic than technical concerns in effective implementation. This paper presents a new project by an interdisciplinary team of social scientists to investigate these dynamics. Ethnographic, historical, and information-scientific methods will be applied in a three-year, longitudinal study of four multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional cyberinfrastructures, with ESMF as one of four target projects. Results from an earlier pilot study of issues in scientific cyberinfrastructure will be presented.

Edwards, P. N.

2008-12-01

376

Negotiating ownership: Understanding the cultivation of student ownership in an urban science video project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The intention of this study is to define student ownership in an informal science learning setting in a low performing middle school in New York City, to investigate what characterizes such ownership, and to determine how to cultivate it. In addition, I am interested in investigating the effects of the students' sense of ownership on their sense of self, in relation to the study and the practice of science and the role of race in power in framing the context in which ownership is cultivated. This is a qualitative study; specifically I apply a critical ethnography framework for both data collection an analysis. This study is based in an informal science video project lasting three years in which two groups of sixth and seventh grade students, made three movies about their perceptions of science, who they felt knew science, and how science related to their lives. In chapter IV, I explain that students' expression of ownership is visible via five main themes. (1) Students viewed themselves in relation to science in ways that are positive, empowering, and full of self-awareness. (2) Students actively and purposefully chose to expend their capital. (3) Students expressed pride around the multiple contexts. (4) Students used the video project to effect positive changes in their lives. (5) Students expressed positive and realistic vision for the role that science played in their lives. In chapter V, I explain that student agency and student ownership share a dialectic relationship in which student agency must be valued to cultivate student ownership and the cultivation of student ownership expands student agency. Lastly, in chapter VII, I explore the role race and power play in framing the context in which ownership is cultivated. Specifically, I argue that in order to cultivate ownership in high-poverty urban science learning environments, the teacher in this environment must be critically reflective of her/his practice and pay particular attention to issues of race and power.

O'Neill, Tara Breckenridge

377

Collaborative Visualization Project: shared-technology learning environments for science learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Project-enhanced science learning (PESL) provides students with opportunities for `cognitive apprenticeships' in authentic scientific inquiry using computers for data-collection and analysis. Student teams work on projects with teacher guidance to develop and apply their understanding of science concepts and skills. We are applying advanced computing and communications technologies to augment and transform PESL at-a-distance (beyond the boundaries of the individual school), which is limited today to asynchronous, text-only networking and unsuitable for collaborative science learning involving shared access to multimedia resources such as data, graphs, tables, pictures, and audio-video communication. Our work creates user technology (a Collaborative Science Workbench providing PESL design support and shared synchronous document views, program, and data access; a Science Learning Resource Directory for easy access to resources including two-way video links to collaborators, mentors, museum exhibits, media-rich resources such as scientific visualization graphics), and refine enabling technologies (audiovisual and shared-data telephony, networking) for this PESL niche. We characterize participation scenarios for using these resources and we discuss national networked access to science education expertise.

Pea, Roy D.; Gomez, Louis M.

1993-01-01

378

Life Science. Nevada Competency-Based Adult High School Diploma Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is one of ten curriculum guides developed by the Nevada Competency-Based Adult High School Diploma (CBAHSD) Project. This curriculum guide on life science is divided into twelve topics. The topics included are Life Process, Cells, Levels of Organization, Organ Systems, Food and Oxygen-Photosynthesis, Cycles, Energy, Resources, Cell…

Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Coll. of Education.

379

Science and Technology Concepts in a Design and Technology Project: a pilot study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Curriculum for Design and Technology (D&T) assumes that technological conceptual knowledge and knowledge learned in subjects such as science can be used in D&T tasks. There exists little help to teachers from the National Curriculum or other sources about how such knowledge should be developed or used. This pilot study of a project, involving the design and make

Ralph Levinson; Patricia Murphy; Robert McCormigk

1997-01-01

380

Project Report on a Korean Science & Technology Thesaurus with Conceptual\\/Relational Facets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our project has a long-term plan to construct a Korean science & technology thesaurus from 2005 to 2010. For designing an elaborated the- saurus, we introduce conceptual and relational facets which are excluded or partially included in WordNet, Core-Net, and other thesauri con- structed by Chung et al. (2002) and Lee et al. (2000).

Hanmin Jung; Won-Kyung Sung; Dong-In Park

381

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the 4-H TV Science Project in Jackson County.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study evaluates the effectiveness of a 4-H TV Science Club Project Series, in Jackson County, Georgia, conducted in January, 1970, by the Georgia Cooperative Extension Service for upper elementary school age students in Georgia. Its objectives are: (1) To obtain information useful to Extension personnel and others interested in planning and…

Mathis, Ronnie R.

382

Children's Ideas about "Metals." Learning in Science Project (Primary). Working Paper No. 112.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The topic of metals is frequently taught in primary schools. However, when metals are suggested as one of a series of topics for study, students often initially show little enthusiasm for the topic. To determine the ideas that children have about metals the Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--interviewed thirty-eight 9- to 10-year-old…

Biddulph, Fred; Osborne, Roger

383

Science Fair Projects Bring It All Together: Collaboration, Information Literacy, and Public Relations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the role of school library media specialists in helping students with science fair projects. Topics include selecting a topic; reviewing basic library resources, including print and electronic; remote access to databases; locating information on the Web; word processing and presentation software; and relevant Web sites. (LRW)|

Young, Terrence E., Jr.

2000-01-01

384

Unit The World of the Soil, First Trial Materials, Inspection Set, [Australian Science Education Project].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Australian Science Education project is producing materials designed for use in grades 7 - 10 of Australian schools. This is the first trial version of a unit expected to take about 20 40-minute periods to complete. Included are a teacher's guide to the unit, four pupil booklets ("Looking at Soils,""Things to do With Soils,""What is it…

Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.

385

A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN STUDY OF SUPERCONDUCTING PROTON LINEAR ACCELERATOR FOR NEUTRON SCIENCE PROJECT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Neutron Science Project (NSP) at Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) calls for an 8MW cw and pulsed proton linac. The current JAERI design proposes a superconducting proton linac for the energy range from 100MeV to 1.5GeV. Here, the present linac structure and the beam simulation are described.

Y. Honda; K. Hasegawa; N. Ouchi; J. Kusano; M. Mizumoto

386

Indonesian lesson study in practice: case study of Indonesian mathematics and science teacher education project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study of the experiences under the Indonesian Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Project (IMSTEP) concerning in?service teacher training through the practice of lesson study collaboratively conducted by schools and universities. The purpose of the case study is two?fold: first, to examine the changes in teaching practices through the introduction of lesson study under IMSTEP; and,

Eisuke Saito; Imansyah Harun; Isamu Kuboki; Hideharu Tachibana

2006-01-01

387

Project Spring II: Science Curriculum Modifications for Rural Disadvantaged Gifted Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is an overview of the science curriculum intervention that occurred in a federally funded project to identify and serve the needs of gifted and talented economically disadvantaged students (grades 3-8) from minority populations. An introduction discusses the training in curriculum development and methodology, based on Bloom's Taxonomy…

Spicker, Howard H.; Aamidor, Shirley E.

388

Radiological Sciences Discipline Advisory Group Final Report. Kentucky Allied Health Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Radiological sciences education in Kentucky and articulation within this field are examined, based on the Kentucky Allied Health Project (KAHP), which designed an articulated statewide system to promote entry and exit of personnel at a variety of educational levels. The KAHP model promotes articulation in learning, planning, and resource…

Kentucky Council on Public Higher Education, Frankfort.

389

Science Experiments on File. Experiments, Demonstrations and Projects for School and Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book, addressed to students for their independent use as well as to teachers as a supplement to the standard texts, contains nearly 100 practical science experiments that cover a wide range of subjects at different grade and ability levels. It is designed to involve students in active scientific experimentation, demonstrations, and projects

Tyler, Vicki, Ed.

390

Irradiation studies at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center supporting the Accelerator Production of Tritium project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recognizing the need for definitive mechanical and physical property data supporting design work, the APT project sponsored an aggressive irradiation program at the beam stop area at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). The LANSCE beam energy is 800 MeV with a current of 2 mA. By focusing the beam, a proton flux prototype to that expected at APT

W. F. Sommer; L. S. Waters

1999-01-01

391

Video: Floating and Sinking. Learning in Science Project (Primary). Working Paper No. 115.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper, designed to be used in conjunction with a video-tape developed by the Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--shows excerpts from some of the interview schedules used to examine children's ideas about floating and sinking. These interviews involved the use of "interview-about-instances" (IAI) cards (included in an appendix) to…

Osborne, Roger

392

Unit The World of the Soil, First Trial Materials, Inspection Set, [Australian Science Education Project].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Australian Science Education project is producing materials designed for use in grades 7 - 10 of Australian schools. This is the first trial version of a unit expected to take about 20 40-minute periods to complete. Included are a teacher's guide to the unit, four pupil booklets ("Looking at Soils,""Things to do With Soils,""What is it…

Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.

393

Power and Energy. Technology Education-Mathematics and Science Interface Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum materials contained in this document were developed through a cooperative effort by educators in the state of Maryland. It was a curriculum project aimed at the meaningful integration of mathematics and science. It is suggested that these materials be used in two significant ways. First, this document can serve as an instructional…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.

394

Earth and Physical Science. Nevada Competency-Based Adult High School Diploma Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is one of ten curriculum guides developed by the Nevada Competency-Based Adult High School Diploma (CBAHSD) Project. This curriculum guide on earth and physical science is divided into twelve topics. The topics included are Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, Natural Disasters, Chemical Reaction, Laboratory, States of Matter, Force and…

Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Coll. of Education.

395

Forests and floods in Latin America: science, management, policy and the EPIC FORCE project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The EPIC FORCE project aimed to develop science-based policy recommendations for integrated forest and water resources management, relevant to extreme events for Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. Data analysis and model application support the hypothesis that, as the size of the flood peak increases, the effect of forest cover becomes less important. Guidelines for integrated water and forest resources

James C. Bathurst; Jaime Amezaga; Felipe Cisneros; Marcelo Gavińo Novillo; Andrés Iroumé; Mario A. Lenzi; Juan Mintegui Aguirre; Miriam Miranda; Adriana Urciuolo

2010-01-01

396

Clinical Laboratory Sciences Discipline Advisory Group Final Report. Kentucky Allied Health Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education in the clinical laboratory sciences in Kentucky and articulation within the field are examined, based on the Kentucky Allied Health Project (KAHP), which designed an articulated statewide system to promote entry and exit of personnel at a variety of educational levels. The KAHP model promotes articulation in learning, planning, and…

Kentucky Council on Public Higher Education, Frankfort.

397

Teaching Botanical Identification to Adults: Experiences of the UK Participatory Science Project "Open Air Laboratories"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Taxonomic education and botany are increasingly neglected in schools and universities, leading to a "missed generation" of adults that cannot identify organisms, especially plants. This study pilots three methods for teaching identification of native plant species to forty-three adults engaged in the participatory science project "Open Air…

Stagg, Bethan C.; Donkin, Maria

2013-01-01

398

Clinical Laboratory Sciences Discipline Advisory Group Final Report. Kentucky Allied Health Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Education in the clinical laboratory sciences in Kentucky and articulation within the field are examined, based on the Kentucky Allied Health Project (KAHP), which designed an articulated statewide system to promote entry and exit of personnel at a variety of educational levels. The KAHP model promotes articulation in learning, planning, and…

Kentucky Council on Public Higher Education, Frankfort.

399

Development of a Community of Science Teachers: Participation in a Collaborative Action Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a study exploring the beliefs, knowledge, and practices of four middle and secondary science teachers participating in a collaborative curriculum action research project. Using a case study methodology, the views and practices of these teachers were described and analyzed as they investigated novel ideas about scientific…

Fazio, Xavier

2009-01-01

400

Retaining Women in the Sciences: Evidence from Douglass College's Project Super  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes the findings of a study of Project SUPER, an intervention program at Douglass College designed to improve retention rates of undergraduate women in math, science, and engineering. Project SUPER is the component of the Douglass Project that is aimed specifically at lst-year students who demonstrate ability and interest in math, science, or engineering. Students were interviewed and surveyed in their 3rd and 4th years of college to gain their retrospective opinions about the program and to identify factors that differentiated students who persisted in math, science, or engineering majors from those who did not. Although some components of the program were cited as being more effective than others, we found that Project SUPER had a positive impact on the academic lives of the women who participated. Participants were more likely than nonparticipants to major in math, science, or engineering, and they stated that the research and mentoring experiences available to them allowed them to make earlier, more informed academic and career decisions.

Fisler, Jennifer L.; Young, John W.; Hein, Jean L.

401

Using the Mars Student Imaging Project to Integrate Science and English into Middle School Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bringing science to life in a middle school classroom, and getting students excited about writing an English research paper can be a challenge. We met the challenge by using the exploration of Mars with Arizona State University`s (ASU) Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP). We replaced individuals writing their own research papers with teams writing scientific proposals for use of the

C. F. Lindgren; M. T. Troy; P. Valderrama

2005-01-01

402

Pupils' Views about Spiders. Learning in Science Project (Primary). Working Paper No. 123.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--investigated the ideas and interests about spiders held by 8- to 10-year-old children. Data included 303 questions--and answers to some of the questions--about spiders obtained from children in four classes and from responses obtained during individual interviews with 10 children from each age…

Hawe, Eleanor

403

Science Experiments on File. Experiments, Demonstrations and Projects for School and Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, addressed to students for their independent use as well as to teachers as a supplement to the standard texts, contains nearly 100 practical science experiments that cover a wide range of subjects at different grade and ability levels. It is designed to involve students in active scientific experimentation, demonstrations, and projects

Tyler, Vicki, Ed.

404

Power and Energy. Technology Education-Mathematics and Science Interface Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The curriculum materials contained in this document were developed through a cooperative effort by educators in the state of Maryland. It was a curriculum project aimed at the meaningful integration of mathematics and science. It is suggested that these materials be used in two significant ways. First, this document can serve as an instructional…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.

405

Children and their 4-H animal projects: How children use science in agricultural activity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many children are introduced to science through informal educational programs. 4-H, an educational youth program, has a history of introducing scientific practices into agriculture. The purpose of this ethnographically-driven case study is to examine how science informs the actions of children raising market animals in a 4-H project. For two years the researcher collected data on 4-H children with market animal projects. Observations, interviews, and artifacts gathered are interpreted using the framework of activity theory. This study provides evidence for how the context of an activity system influences individual actions. Rules developed by the organization guide the actions of children to incorporate physical and psychological tools of science into their project to achieve the object: producing animals of proper weight and quality to be competitive in the county fair. Children learn the necessary actions from a community of practitioners through which expertise is distributed. Children's learning is demonstrated by the way their participation in their project changes with time, from receiving assistance from others to developing expertise in which they provide assistance to others. The strength of this educational experience is how children apply specific tools of science in ways that provide meaning and relevancy to their 4-H activity.

Emo, Kenneth Roy

406

Unit Messengers, First Trial Materials, Inspection Set, [Australian Science Education Project].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Australian Science Education Project is producing material designed for use in grades 7-10 of Australian schools. This is the first trial version of a unit concerned with sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. The teacher's guide outlines the use of the two booklets ("Messengers" and "Use of the Senses") intended for all students, where…

Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.

407

Science Teachers' Meaning-Making When Involved in a School-Based Professional Development Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A group of teachers' meaning-making when they are collaboratively analyzing artifacts from practice in local science classrooms in a school-based professional development (PD) project is examined through repeated interviews and represented as meaning-making maps. The interpretation of the teachers' meaning-making includes both their reference to…

Nielsen, Birgitte Lund

2012-01-01

408

Forces in Living Things. Study Guide. Unit H2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Hosking, Bunty; Zesaguli, Josie

409

Forces. Teacher's Guide. Units H1 and H2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Dock, Alan; Hosking, Bunty

410

Forces. 'O' Level Study Guide. Unit 1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the third year of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide is a five-part unit…

Udwin, Martin

411

Forces. 'O' Level Teacher's Guide. Unit 1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the third year of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Udwin, Martin

412

Living Things and Their Food. Teacher's Guide. Unit G2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Hosking, Bunty

413

Living Things and Their Food. Study Guide. Unit G2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Hosking, Bunty

414

Achieving standards in urban systemic reform: An example of a sixth grade project-based science curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

A challenge for urban systemic reform initiatives in science education has been to achieve local, state, and national standards for teaching and learning. We have collaborated with teachers in the Detroit Public School System to design project-based curriculum materials that contextualize the learning of science in meaningful real-world problems, engage students in science inquiry, and use learning tech- nologies. We

Ann E. Rivet; Joseph S. Krajcik

2004-01-01

415

Understanding Electricity. Teacher's Guide. Unit I1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Chidume, Kwashira

416

Understanding Electricity. Study Guide. Unit I1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Chidume, Kwashira

417

Sense from Senses. Teacher's Guide. Unit J. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Simango, Sam

418

Sense from Senses. Study Guide. Unit J. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Simango, Sam

419

Our Planet Earth. Teacher's Guide. Unit F1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities,…

Stocklmayer, Sue

420

Our Planet Earth. Study Guide. Unit F1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Stocklmayer, Sue

421

Our Planet Earth. Teacher's Guide. Unit F1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities,…

Stocklmayer, Sue

422

Our Planet Earth. Study Guide. Unit F1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Stocklmayer, Sue

423

Reproducing by Flowers and Seeds. Teacher's Guide. Unit E2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Zesaguli, Josie

424

Reproducing by Flowers and Seeds. Study Guide. Unit E2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and environmental laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide consists of…

Zesaguli, Josie

425

Energy for Living. Teacher's Guide. Unit G1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Hosking, Bunty

426

Energy for Living. Study Guide. Unit G1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide includes activities…

Hosking, Bunty

427

Using Electricity. Study Guide. Unit I2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Chidume, Kwashira

428

Using Electricity. Teacher's Guide. Unit I2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be used in…

Chidume, Kwashira

429

The Chemicals of the Earth. Teacher's Guide. Unit F2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Stocklmayer, Sue

430

The Chemicals of the Earth. Study Guide. Unit F2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Stocklmayer, Sue

431

Atoms and Molecules. 'O' Level. Teacher's Guide. Unit 2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the third year of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be used in…

Mandizha, George

432

Atoms and Molecules. Study Guide. Unit 2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the third year of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide is a four-part unit…

Mandizha, George

433

Understanding Electricity. Study Guide. Unit I1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Chidume, Kwashira

434

Understanding Electricity. Teacher's Guide. Unit I1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Chidume, Kwashira

435

Living Things and Their Food. Teacher's Guide. Unit G2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Hosking, Bunty

436

Living Things and Their Food. Study Guide. Unit G2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Hosking, Bunty

437

Learning Science in Grades 3-8 Using Probeware and Computers: Findings from the TEEMSS II Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Technology Enhanced Elementary and Middle School Science II project (TEEMSS), funded by the National Science Foundation, produced 15 inquiry-based instructional science units for teaching in grades 3-8. Each unit uses computers and probeware to support students' investigations of real-world phenomena using probes (e.g., for temperature or…

Zucker, Andrew A.; Tinker, Robert; Staudt, Carolyn; Mansfield, Amie; Metcalf, Shari

2008-01-01

438

Adoption of ICT in Science Education: A Case Study of Communication Channels in a Teachers' Professional Development Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper analyses the use of various communication channels in science teachers' professional development project aiming to develop versatile uses for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in science teaching. A teacher network was created specifically for this project, and the researchers facilitated three forms of communication…

Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari; Aksela, Maija; Meisalo, Veijo

2009-01-01

439

Against all odds: Tales of survival and growth of the Foundational Approaches in Science Teaching (FAST) project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the dynamics of survival and growth of curricular and instructional innovations. It focuses on the Foundational Approaches in Science Teaching (FAST) project, a long-term survivor of reform in science education. Key questions guiding this study include: (1) How did the FAST project survive over the past 30 years? (2) What elements are essential for long-term survival and

Karen Kina Yamamoto

1997-01-01

440

National Science Resources Center Project for Improving Science Teaching in Elementary Schools. Appendix A. School Systems With Exemplary Elementary Science Programs. Appendix B. Elementary Science Network.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Appendix A is listing of eight school system throughout the country identified as having outstanding elementary science programs. Appendix B lists the points of contact who are currently participating in the National Science Network. This network is compr...

S. G. Shuler

1988-01-01

441

Science Fairs and Projects 7-12. A Collection of Articles Reprinted from "Science and Children,""Science Scope," and "The Science Teacher."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has assembled this collection of reprints to assist teachers in organizing a science fair, working with students and establishing equitable judging procedures. The NSTA position statement on science fairs is included. The 19 reprints in this volume are geared toward secondary school students and are…

Watt, Shirley, Ed.; And Others

442

Science Fairs and Projects K-8. A Collection of Articles Reprinted from "Science and Children,""Science Scope," and "The Science Teacher."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has assembled this collection of reprints to assist teachers in organizing a science fair, working with students and establishing equitable judging procedures. The NSTA position statement on science fairs is included. The 24 reprints in this volume are geared toward elementary and middle school…

Watt, Shirley, Ed.; And Others

443

Science Roles and Interactions in Adaptive Management of Large River Restoration Projects, Midwest United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Most large-river restoration projects include formal or informal implementations of adaptive management strategies which acknowledge uncertainty and use scientific inquiry to learn and refine management options. Although the central role of science in reducing uncertainty is acknowledged in such projects, specific roles and interactions can vary widely, including how science relates to decision-making within the governance of these projects. Our objective is to present some structured generalizations about science roles and interactions as developed from the authors’ experiences in adaptive management of large river restoration in the Midwest United States. Scientific information may be introduced into decision making by scientists acting in any of the three roles common to adaptive management -- action agency representative, stakeholder, or science provider. We have observed that confusion and gridlock can arise when it is unclear if a scientist is acting as an advocate for a stakeholder or management position, or instead as an independent, “honest broker” of science. Although both advocacy and independence are proper and expected in public decision making, it is useful when scientists unambiguously identify their role. While complete scientific independence may be illusory, transparency and peer review can promote the ideal. Transparency comes from setting clear directions and objectives at the decision-making level and defining at the outset how learning will help assess progress and inform decisions. Independent peer reviews of proposals, study plans, and publications serve as a powerful tool to advance scientific independence, even if funding sources present a potential conflict of interest. Selection of experts for scientific advice and review often requires consideration of the balance between benefits of the “outside” expert (independent, knowledgeable but with little specific understanding of the river system), compared to those provided by the “inside” expert (specifically knowledgeable but may be perceived as lacking independence). Both perspectives are important and can be accommodated in larger programs. Several river restoration programs in the Midwest have evolved towards hierarchical structures with transient peer-review panels with inside and outside experts invoked at the project level, and standing science advisory committees composed of outside experts for perspective of the entire program. The standing committee may have a variety of roles including providing: a) perspective on how individual restoration contribute to holistic, system-wide restoration objectives, b) understanding of how the science portfolio could be prioritized and diversified, and c) explanation and outreach to managers, stakeholders, scientists, and the public. Investments in rigorous science and science review can be considerable, amounting to over 20 percent of total restoration costs in large restoration programs. Justification depends on whether this investment is effective in informing decision making and providing an improved scientific foundation for restoration.

Jacobson, R. B.; Galat, D. L.; Smith, C. B.

2010-12-01

444

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SCIENCE PROGRAM RESEARCH PROJECTS TO IMPROVE DECONTAMINATION AND DECOMMISIONING OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FACILITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes fourteen basic science projects aimed at solving decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) problems within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Funded by the Environmental Science Management Program (EMSP), these research projects address D&D problems where basic science is needed to expand knowledge and develop solutions to help DOE meet its cleanup milestones. EMSP uses directed solicitations targeted at

Ann Marie

2003-01-01

445

Science Sampler: Project Citizen--Students practice democratic principles while conducting community projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Project Citizen is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's congressionally funded Center for Civic Education, which sponsors both domestic and international programs. The Center for Civic Education's Civitas International Programs pair U

Green, Carie; Bryant, Carol; Medina-Jerez, William

2010-03-01

446

Jaime Escalante Mathematics and Science Program. National Science Foundation. Final Project Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mathematics teaching and learning practices of Jaime Escalante, nationally known mathematics teacher, were implemented in a team approach in two high schools and three middle schools in Los Angeles (California). The 13 original project objectives were condensed into restructuring the curriculum, improving student performance, especially in…

Madrid, George; Powers, Paul; Galvin, Kevin; Kester, Donald L.; Santos, Will; Yamarone, Steve

447

A Short-Term and Long-Term Study of a Science Investigation Project in Geology, Used by Non-science High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A geological investigation project named "Geotop" was introduced into the high school geography curriculum of Israel as a vehicle to enhance geology and science education within a non-science population. Findings of student attitude questionnaires indicate students hold high positive attitudes in the affective and cognitive domains of the…

Orion, Nir

1994-01-01

448

Project lead the way engineering and biomedical sciences curriculum programs engage students and improve performance in STEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a nationwide non-profit organization, is transforming schools by delivering innovative methods of project-based learning through rigorous and relevant engineering and biomedical sciences curricula that combine Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in order to prepare middle and high school students for academic and professional success. The activity, project, and problem-based instructional model allows students to

Carolyn Malstrom

2011-01-01

449

Commnity Petascale Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation: Advancing Computational Science for Future Accelerators and Accelerator Technologies  

SciTech Connect

The design and performance optimization of particle accelerators is essential for the success of the DOE scientific program in the next decade. Particle accelerators are very complex systems whose accurate description involves a large number of degrees of freedom and requires the inclusion of many physics processes. Building on the success of the SciDAC1 Accelerator Science and Technology project, the SciDAC2 Community Petascale Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation (ComPASS) is developing a comprehensive set of interoperable components for beam dynamics, electromagnetics, electron cooling, and laser/plasma acceleration modeling. ComPASS is providing accelerator scientists the tools required to enable the necessary accelerator simulation paradigm shift from high-fidelity single physics process modeling (covered under SciDAC1) to high-fidelity multi-physics modeling. Our computational frameworks have been used to model the behavior of a large number of accelerators and accelerator R&D experiments, assisting both their design and performance optimization. As parallel computational applications, the ComPASS codes have been shown to make effective use of thousands of processors.

Spentzouris, Panagiotis; /Fermilab; Cary, John; /Tech-X, Boulder; Mcinnes, Lois Curfman; /Argonne; Mori, Warren; /UCLA; Ng, Cho; /SLAC; Ng, Esmond; Ryne, Robert; /LBL, Berkeley

2008-07-01

450

Authentic K-12 Science Projects at the NASA Langley Research Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The North Central Regional Educational Library (NCREL) has the following to say about authentic learning: "Students are presented with problem-solving activities that incorporate authentic, real-life questions and issues in a format that encourages collaborative effort, dialogue with informed expert sources, and generalization to broader ideas and application" An education team within the Science Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center has been developing education projects with these attributes of authentic learning since 1996. Currently, three projects are underway. The Students' Cloud Observations On-Line (S'COOL) Project, begun in December 1996, involves K-12 students in making ground truth observations of clouds at the time that a NASA earth-observing satellite passes overhead. The students report data through an on-line form, and can later visualize their data along with the corresponding satellite retrieved cloud properties. Students are invited to take an active part in the validation effort for cloud retrievals, analyzing the data and reporting any findings of interest to the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) science team. The team made a connection with the GLOBE program in 2002, helping to define a protocol for student observation of contrails as part of the existing cloud protocol. These protocols involve students in observing parameters of interest for on-going scientific activities; while the GLOBE program provides a forum for dialog between students, educators, and scientists. In 2004, the team launched the Mentoring and inquirY using NASA Data on Atmospheric and earth science for Teachers and Amateurs (MY NASA DATA) project. The goal of this project is to remove the barriers that prevent the K-12 and citizen science communities from making use of the large volume of Earth System Science data that NASA has collected and archived. This allows students to select a problem of real-life importance, and to explore it using high quality data sources. A MY NASA DATA e-mentor network provides opportunities for educators, students, and citizens to engage in dialog about the questions they encounter. This paper will provide an overview of these projects, and some lessons learned for authentic K-12 science efforts.

Chambers, L. H.; Moore, S. W.; Sepulveda, R.

2006-05-01

451

PROJECT PRAIRIE BIRDS: A CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT FOR WINTERING GRASSLAND BIRDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coastal prairies are the primary winter destination for two dozen species of migratory grassland birds and losses of this habitat have proven detrimental to their populations. As a result, some of Partners in Flight's (PIF) highest priority birds are grassland species. To examine grassland bird use of coastal prairies, Project Prairie Birds survey methodology was designed and field work was

SUSAN A. HEATH; C LIFFORD E. SHACKELFORD; CECILIA M. RILEY

2008-01-01

452

The role of assessment infrastructures in crafting project-based science classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In project-based science teaching, teachers engage students in the practice of conducting meaningful investigations and explanations of natural phenomena, often in collaboration with fellow students or adults. Reformers suggest that this approach can provide students with more profitable learning experiences; but for many teachers, a shift to such instruction can be difficult to manage. As some reform-minded teachers have discovered, classroom assessment can serve as a vital tool for meeting the challenges associated with project science activity. In this research, classroom assessment was viewed as an infrastructure that both students and teachers rely upon as a mediational tool for classroom activity and communications. The study explored the classroom assessment infrastructures created by three teachers involved in the Learning through Collaborative Visualization (CoVis) Project from 1993--94 to 1995--96. Each of the three teachers under study either created a new course or radically reformulated an old one in an effort to incorporate project-based science pedagogy and supporting technologies. Data in the form of interviews, classroom observations, surveys, student work, and teacher records was collected. From these data, an interpretive case study was developed for each course and its accompanying assessment infrastructure. A set of cross-case analyses was also constructed, based upon common themes that emerged from all three cases. These themes included: the assessment challenges based on the nature of project activity, the role of technology in the teachers' assessment infrastructure designs, and the influence of the wider assessment infrastructure on their course and assessment designs. In combination, the case studies and cross-case analyses describe the synergistic relationship between the design of pedagogical reforms and classroom assessment infrastructures, as well as the effectiveness of all three assessment designs. This work contributes to research and practice associated with assessment and pedagogical reform in three ways. First, it provides a theoretical frame for the relationship between assessment and pedagogical reform. Second, it provides a set of taxonomies which outline both the challenges of project-based science activity and typical assessment strategies to meet them. Finally, it provides a set of cautions and recommendations for designing classroom assessment infrastructures in support of project-based science.

D'Amico, Laura Marie

453

Adult-Rated Oceanography Part 1: A Project Integrating Ocean Sciences into Adult Basic Education Programs.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Busy scientists seek opportunities to implement education and outreach efforts, but often don't know where to start. One easy and tested method is to form collaborations with federally-funded adult education and adult literacy programs. These programs exist in every U.S. state and territory and serve underrepresented populations through such major initiatives as adult basic education, adult secondary education (and GED preparation), and English language acquisition. These students are workers, consumers, voters, parents, grandparents, and members of every community. They have specific needs that are often overlooked in outreach activities. This presentation will describe the steps by which the Oregon Ocean Science and Math Collaborative program was developed. It is based on a partnership between the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Oregon State University College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon Sea Grant, and the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center. It includes professional development through instructor institutes; teachers at sea and informal education opportunities; curriculum and web site development. Through the partnership described here, instructors in adult basic education programs participate in a yearlong experience in which they develop, test, and adapt innovative instructional strategies to meet the specific needs of adult learners. This, in turn, leads to new prospects for study in the areas of ocean science and math and introduces non-academic careers in marine science to a new community. Working directly with instructors, we have identified expertise level, instructional environment, instructor background and current teaching strategies used to address science literacy and numeracy goals of the adult learners in the State of Oregon. Preliminary evaluation of our ongoing project in meeting these goals will be discussed. These efforts contribute to national goals of science literacy for all, by providing learning activities that link ocean sciences with real-life issues relevant to employment, environment and economic concerns.

Cowles, S.; Collier, R.; Torres, M. K.

2004-12-01

454

Improving science literacy: The knowledge-transforming process within an on-line professional development project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined connections between science literacy and writing. Science e-mails were written as content-oriented professional development materials for K-8 teachers. E-mail drafts underwent multiple revisions. The study data included drafts, final e-mails, and feedback from the supervising scientist and the e-mails' teacher audience. The analyses, informed by Bereiter & Scardamalia's knowledge-transforming process (1987), Schindler's audience theories (2001), and Johnson and Aragon's on-line instruction framework (2003), sought connections among three components: the writer's struggle between content and discourse, audience, and format. The e-mail drafts indicated a large percentage of text changes involving two or more of the components, primarily concerning discourse. Redundancies surfaced among the components, indicating Bereiter and Scardamalia's knowledge-transforming process sufficiently explained the e-mail project; additional format and audience models were unnecessary. Recommendations for extending the knowledge-transforming process specifically for science are included.

Sherwood, Susan A.

455

Staff Development for Vocational Education Teachers at the Mario Umana Harbor School of Science and Technology. Project STEP.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A staff development project to create closer integration and mutual support between specialized science and technology curricula and vocational education courses is described. Project activities are listed, and a statement of underlying assumptions is provided. A list of guidelines for coordinating shop and academic projects follows. Guidelines…

Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.

456

Political Science in the New Social Studies: Comparison of Content Materials; Secondary Level, Developed by the Social Studies Curriculum Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This thesis attempts to analyze one particular aspect of the development activities of some fifty social studies projects, namely, the role of political science and its materials within the projects. The paper is divided into four chapters. The first seeks to give a brief analysis of the curriculum development projects in recent years in terms of:…

Cassidy, Fr. Thomas

457

City foresight and development planning case study: Implementation of scenario planning in formulation of the Bulungan development plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the formulation of the Bulungan Development Plan (2002) that sought to formulate a 25 year city vision. The foresight process included how to prepared the process, implemented the scenario planning method, created consensus amongst stakeholders, and formulated graphic and narrative scenarios that explored alternative future for Bulungan. Based on these scenarios, the stakeholders formulated a vision for

Jaizuluddin Mahmud

2011-01-01

458

American culture, corporate culture, and the transformation of business practice: the role of social foresight in a restorative economy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to clarify the role of American culture in social foresight as practiced by American futurists. It also seeks to describe how American culture has been expropriated by corporate culture, which is global. Finally, the paper seeks to depict various scenarios of the future of the USA and to consider an imperative of

Dennis Morgan

2008-01-01

459

A design study of the proton storage ring for the Neutron Science Project at JAERI  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of the proposed Neutron Science Project (NSP) at JAERI is to provide a short pulsed proton beam of less than 1 ?s with an average beam power of 5 MW. To achieve such purpose, a proton storage ring operated at 50 Hz with 4.17×1014 protons per pulse at 1.5 GeV is required. Two kinds of a lattice are

M. Kinsho; F. Noda; J. Kusano; M. Mizumoto; H. Yokomizo

1999-01-01

460

A HIGH INTENSITY PROTON LINAC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE JAERI NEUTRON SCIENCE PROJECT  

Microsoft Academic Search

JAERI has been proposing the Neutron Science Project (NSP) which will be composed of a high intensity proton accelerator and various research fac ilities. The accelerator with an energy of 1.5GeV and a beam power of 8MW is required to operate both with pulse mode for basic research fields and CW mode for nuclear waste transmutation studies. A superconducting (SC)

M. Mizumoto; J. Kusano; K. Hasegawa; N. Ouchi; H. Oguri; M. Kinsho; E. Chishiro; T. Tomisawa; Y. Touchi; M. Ikegami; Y. Honda; K. Mukugi; H. Ino; F. Noda; N. Akaoka; H. Kaneko

461

Sharing Techniques and Experience in a Collaborative e-Social Science Pilot Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper draws on insights from a collective ethnographic approach in the development of a multidisciplinary and collaborative e-social science project. Our pilot demonstrator explored the multidimensionality of social exclusion with regard to young people, neighborhood and crime, and in so doing developed user-led and data-driven Grid technologies. This collective ethnographic approach fostered reflexive development, which we define as 'situated

Bridgette Wessels; Max Craglia; Robin S. Smith

462

Comparing the Earth and its Neighbors: Examples from Earth and Space Science Education Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There are a number of education and outreach projects that utilize planetary comparisons and solar system exploration to engage and educate formal and informal education audiences. For example, NASA's Solar System Exploration Education Forum has promoted an "Extreme Exploration" theme to tie current events in Solar System exploration to reviewed, standards-based classroom materials. Often, the "wow" factor of an event such as rovers on Mars, Venus transiting the sun, or a volcanic eruption on Earth serves a hook to motivate learners to invest the time to explore a topic. Students are then provided the opportunity to study concepts such as earth systems science, geologic processes, and climate change. This paper will highlight the efforts of earth and space science education and public outreach projects that use the theme of Earth and it's celestial neighbors to teach a variety of concepts. It will review a number of examples including: 1) an education module that utilizes prototype 3-D representations of Olympus Mons and the Hawaiian Islands as a tool to teach middle school students topographic concepts and geologic processes; 2) a unit on impact craters that also introduces earth-based remote sensing platforms; 3) an earth systems science museum exhibit that engages visitors to explore earth's atmosphere through comparison with Venus, Mercury and Mars; 4) a thematic unit on ice in the Solar System that delves into the properties of ice and water; and 5) a series of bridging activities designed to connect NASA earth and space science research for informal educators.

Stockman, S.

2004-12-01

463

Watching the sky for science: the S’COOL Rover project (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line (S’COOL) Project, begun in 1997, seeks to motivate students across the entire K-12 spectrum to learn science basics and how they tie in to a larger picture. The project uses a connection to an on-going NASA science investigation, the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) project, as a powerful motivator. S’COOL participants collect cloud observations which are used to ground truth CERES satellite measurements. Students from 78 countries around the world participate in S’COOL, creating a global online community of citizen scientists.In 2008 the project was officially extended into wider public participation through the development of the S’COOL Rover capability. Leveraging new web and computer developments, the Rover website enables people anywhere (see figure for source of reports so far) to obtain satellite overpass times, report observations, and explore matching satellite data processed within a week. It also provides necessary background information explaining why these observations are needed and how to make and report them. Shortly after the Rover site was developed, the Around the Americas Project, run by the Pacific Science Center and Sailors for the Sea, contacted S’COOL. They are currently making periodic cloud observations from a sailboat on a one-year journey circumnavigating the North and South American continents using the S’COOL Rover capability. This has provided a unique opportunity to obtain ground truth cloud observations for CERES from remote areas such as the Northwest Passage, while providing interesting reports and photos for S’COOL students and the “Roving” public alike to explore. This paper will present the latest results from the S’COOL Rover website, and the impact that public participation is having on CERES research into the cloud effects on the Earth’s radiation budget and climate.

Chambers, L. H.; Rogerson, T. M.; Ludwig, K. A.; Lewis, P. M.; Madigan, J.; Moore, S. W.; Fischer, J. D.

2009-12-01

464

Outcomes of the primary and early childhood science and technology education project at the university of Canberra  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The aim of the Primary and Early Childhood Science and Technology Education Project (PECSTEP) is to improve teaching and learning in science and technology of by increasing the number of early childhood and primary teachers who are effective educators. PECSTEP is based on an interactive model of teaching and systematically links work on gender with the learning and teaching of science and technology. The project involves: a year-long inservice program which includes the development of a science curriculum unit by teachers in their schools; linking of the preservice and inservice programs; and the development of support networks for teachers. Each phase of PECSTEP has been researched by means of surveys, interviews and the use of diaries. Research questions have focussed particularly on changes in: teachers’ and student teachers’ attitudes to teaching science and technology; their perceptions of science and technology; their perceptions of their students’ responses and their understandings of how gender relates to these areas.

Hardy, Tim; Bearlin, Margaret; Kirkwood, Valda

1990-01-01

465

Using Kinetics Experiments from "The Journal of Chemical Education" as the Basis for High School Science Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the selection, source, funding, time constraints, and community support involved in developing carefully planned and executed science projects. Lists 21 kinetics experiments noting the instrumentation needed and the original references. (MVL)

Liebermann, John, Jr.

1988-01-01

466

The Science Library Catalog Project: Comparison of Children's Searching Behavior in Hypertext and a Keyword Search System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a continuing project to study children's use of the Science Library Catalog (SLC), a graphically based direct manipulation microcomputer interface for locating science materials in elementary school libraries. Search success on SLC, which uses HyperCard, is compared with a Boolean system; effects of age and gender are studied; and user…

Borgman, Christine L.; And Others

1991-01-01

467

[Nebraska 4-H Wheat Science School Enrichment Project, Teacher/Leader Guides 213-222 and 227.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through the 4-H Wheat Science project, students learn the importance of wheat from the complete process of growing wheat to the final product of bread. The curriculum is designed to include hands-on experiences in science, consumer education, nutrition, production economics, vocabulary, and applied mathematics. Teachers can select those units out…

Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Inst. of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

468

[Nebraska 4-H Wheat Science School Enrichment Project, Teacher/Leader Guides 213-222 and 227.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Through the 4-H Wheat Science project, students learn the importance of wheat from the complete process of growing wheat to the final product of bread. The curriculum is designed to include hands-on experiences in science, consumer education, nutrition, production economics, vocabulary, and applied mathematics. Teachers can select those units out…

Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Inst. of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

469

Janice VanCleave's Rocks and Minerals: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Science projects are a great way for students to learn more about science as they search for the answers to specific problems. This book offers guidance and provides ideas for students as they plan experiments, find and record information related to the problem, and organize data to find answers to the problem. The 20 topics in this book suggest…

VanCleave, Janice

470

Implementation of Paul Revere: Tough as Nails, an Integrated Project-Based Course on Materials Science and History of Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Olin College sophomores participate in integrated course blocks that merge technical content with business, arts, humanities, and social science topics, allowing students to work on engineering projects that have broader implications than the purely technical. In this paper, we present Paul Revere: Tough as Nails, a multidisciplinary course block that combines an introductory materials science course with a history of

Jonathan Stolk; Robert Martello

2004-01-01

471

Pre-Service Science Teachers' Understandings of Classroom Research and the Problems in Conducting Classroom Research Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research paper explores pre-service science teachers' understandings of classroom research, problems in conducting classroom research and the supports that pre-service science teachers need from their cooperating teachers to help them conduct a classroom research project during the internship period. The participants in this study are 19…

Jantarakantee, Ekgapoom; Roadrangka, Vantipa; Clarke, Anthony

2012-01-01

472

Achieving Standards in Urban Systemic Reform: An Example of a Sixth Grade Project-Based Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A challenge for urban systemic reform initiatives in science education has been to achieve local, state, and national standards for teaching and learning. We have collaborated with teachers in the Detroit Public School System to design project-based curriculum materials that contextualize the learning of science in meaningful real-world problems,…

Rivet, Ann E.; Krajcik, Joseph S.

2004-01-01

473

The Iowa Scope, Sequence, and Coordination Project: A Middle School Science Reform Program Approved by the National Diffusion Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined learning in science concepts, process, application, creativity, attitude, and world view of students participating in the Iowa-Scope, Sequence, and Coordination (SS&C) project, part of the national reform effort using the Science-Technology-Society approach and Constructivist teaching practices. Found significant differences in learning…

Liu, Chin-Tang; Yager, Robert E.

1997-01-01

474

Education and Public Outreach at The Pavilion Lake Research Project: Fusion of Science and Education using Web 2.0  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP) is an international multi-disciplinary science and exploration effort to explain the origin and preservation potential of freshwater microbialites in Pavilion Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Using multiple exploration platforms including one person DeepWorker submersibles, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, and SCUBA divers, the PLRP acts as an analogue research site for conducting science in extreme environments, such

B. R. Cowie; D. S. Lim; R. Pendery; B. Laval; G. F. Slater; A. L. Brady; W. L. Dearing; M. Downs; A. Forrest; D. S. Lees; R. A. Lind; M. Marinova; D. Reid; M. A. Seibert; R. Shepard; D. Williams

2009-01-01

475

Implementing Collaborative Project-Based Learning using the Tablet PC to enhance student learning in engineering and computer science courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing the retention rate of engineering\\/ computer science students and enhancing student design skills are two major challenges in engineering education. This paper presents a team effort to implement Collaborative Project-based Learning (CPBL) using Tablet PC technology in a broad spectrum of engineering and computer science courses from freshman to senior level. Presented here are a number of innovative teaching

Zanj Avery; Mauricio Castillo; Huiping Guo; Jiang Guo; Nancy Warter-Perez; Deborah S. Won; Jane Dong

2010-01-01

476

Achieving Standards in Urban Systemic Reform: An Example of a Sixth Grade Project-Based Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A challenge for urban systemic reform initiatives in science education has been to achieve local, state, and national standards for teaching and learning. We have collaborated with teachers in the Detroit Public School System to design project-based curriculum materials that contextualize the learning of science in meaningful real-world problems,…

Rivet, Ann E.; Krajcik, Joseph S.

2004-01-01

477

The Potentials of Student Initiated Netspeak in a Middle Primary Science-inspired Multiliteracies Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is no denying that the information technology revolution of the late twentieth century has arrived. Whilst not equitably accessible for many, others hold high expectations for the contributions online activity will make to student learning outcomes. Concurrently, and not necessarily consequentially, the number of science and technology secondary school and university graduates throughout the world has declined substantially, as has their motivation and engagement with school science (OECD 2006). The aim of this research paper is to explore one aspect of online activity, that of forum-based netspeak (Crystal 2006), in relation to the possibilities and challenges it provides for forms of scientific learning. This paper reports findings from a study investigating student initiated netspeak in a science inspired multiliteracies (New London Group 2000) project in one middle primary (aged 7-10 years) multi-age Australian classroom. Drawing on the theoretical description of the five phases of enquiry proposed by Bybee (1997), an analytic framework is proffered that allows identification of student engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration and evaluation of scientific enquiry. The findings provide insight into online forums for advancing learning in, and motivation for, science in the middle primary years.

Ridgewell, Jay; Exley, Beryl

2011-11-01

478

Using foresight methods to anticipate future threats: the case of disease management.  

PubMed

We describe a unique foresight framework for health care managers to use in longer-term planning. This framework uses scenario-building to envision plausible alternate futures of the U.S. health care system and links those broad futures to business-model-specific "load-bearing" assumptions. Because the framework we describe simultaneously addresses very broad and very specific issues, it can be easily applied to a broad range of health care issues by using the broad framework and business-specific assumptions for the particular case at hand. We illustrate this method using the case of disease management, pointing out that although the industry continues to grow rapidly, its future also contains great uncertainties. PMID:17077701

Ma, Sai; Seid, Michael

479

Evolving judgments of terror risks: foresight, hindsight, and emotion: a reanalysis.  

PubMed

The authors examined the evolution of cognitive and emotional responses to terror risks for a nationally representative sample of Americans between late 2001 and late 2002. Respondents' risk judgments changed in ways consistent with their reported personal experiences. However, they did not recognize these changes, producing hindsight bias in memories for their judgments. An intensive debiasing procedure failed to restore a foresightful perspective. A fear-inducing manipulation increased risk estimates, whereas an anger-inducing manipulation reduced them-both in predictions (as previously observed) and in memories and judgments of past risks. Thus, priming emotions shaped not only perceptions of an abstract future but also perceptions of a concrete past. These results suggest how psychological research can help to ensure an informed public. PMID:22708662

Fischhoff, Baruch; Gonzalez, Roxana M; Lerner, Jennifer S; Small, Deborah A

2012-06-01

480

SpaceScience@Home: Authentic Research Projects that Use Citizen Scientists  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years, several space science research projects have enlisted the help of large numbers of non-professional volunteers, ``citizen scientists'', to aid in performing tasks that are critical to a project, but require more person-time (or computing time) than a small professional research team can practically perform themselves. Examples of such projects include SETI@home, which uses time from volunteers computers to process radio-telescope observation looking for signals originating from extra-terrestrial intelligences; Clickworkers, which asks volunteers to review images of the surface of Mars to identify craters; Spacewatch, which used volunteers to review astronomical telescopic images of the sky to identify streaks made by possible Near Earth Asteroids; and Stardust@home, which asks volunteers to review ``focus movies'' taken of the Stardust interstellar dust aerogel collector to search for possible impacts from interstellar dust particles. We shall describe these and other similar projects and discuss lessons learned from carrying out such projects, including the educational opportunities they create.

Méndez, B. J. H.

2008-06-01

481

Curriculum Using Real Science Data at the Princeton Earth Physics Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

PEPP (the Princeton Earth Physics Project) is a network of seismic recording stations place in high schools across the US for educational purposes. Students use the PEPP network to study earthquakes and develop scientific and mathematical skills in the classroom using real seismic data. PEPP's goal is to engage students in the process of hands-on science and inquiry based learning by operating their own seismological observatory and gathering and analyzing research quality data. This past summer three teachers collaborated with scientists at Princeton University to develop new curricula for PEPP. The curricula needs for the PEPP project are complex. The program as it is now structured is mostly aimed at high school physics classes. However, many of the students who are introduced to the PEPP project are Earth science for the 8th and 9th grades. We developed six curriculum modules geared to Earth sciences students. The modules can serve as an introduction to physics students as well with some minor additions. The first two modules introduce students to the rocks and minerals of the Earth. The subsequent modules explore Earthquake phenomena. Students learn about the waves that are generated by earthquakes and the propagation of seismic waves through the Earth. In the early modules students are introduced to software that they will use to view and analyze seismic waves. In the later modules students use these tools investigating data that they and other schools in the PEPP program have recorded. A PEPP certificate program was developed to enhance these modules. There are currently 4 levels of certification in the program. Each level requires a higher level of achievement by the student. As students rise to greater levels of achievement, they receive additional certificates from Princeton. These certificates are a motivating factor in encouraging students to proceed with PEPP.

Steinberg, D.; Phinney, R.

2000-12-01

482

Project of international science-education center and integration problems of nano science education in far eastern region of Asia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Some conception of international science-education center on nano science in Vladivostok is presented. The conception is based on internal and external prerequisites. Internal one is high intellectual potential of institutes of Russian Academy of Sciences and universities of Vladivostok and external one is need of countries of Far Eastern region of Asia in high level manpower. The conception takes into account a specific distribution of science and education potential between Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian universities and a specific their dislocation in Vladivostok. First specific dictates some similarity of organization structure and function of international science-education center to typical science-education center in Russia. But as for dislocation of the international science-education center in Vladivostok, it should be near dislocation of institutes of Far Eastern Brunch of Russian Academy of Sciences in Vladivostok, which are dislocated very compactly in suburb zone of Vladivostok.

Plusnin, N. I.; Lazarev, G. I.

2008-03-01

483

Toward Solutions: The Work of the Chemistry Action-Research Group. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 35.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the action-research phase of the Learning in Science Project, four groups of people worked on problems identified in the project's second (in-depth) phase. The Chemistry Action-Research Group considered problems related to the teaching and learning of ideas associated with particles and physical/chemical changes. Based on findings during the…

Osborne, Roger; And Others

484

Approaches to Teaching Energy. Energy and Ourselves/Energy for the Consumer. Children's Learning in Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the period 1984-1986, over 30 teachers from the Yorkshire (England) region have worked in collaboration with the Children's Learning in Science Project (CLIS) developing and testing teaching schemes in the areas of energy, particle theory, and plant nutrition. The project is based upon the constructivist approach to teaching. This guide…

Leeds Univ. (England). Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education.

485

Assessment of the Inquiry-based Project Implementation Process in Science Education Upon Students' Points of Views  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aim of the study is to assess how students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades of primary education see the project works made in science education and their implementation processes. The study was fulfilled upon the descriptive survey model to collect data. Participants of the research were 100 students who had project implementation experiences in…

Akinoglu, Orhan

2008-01-01

486

Project ALERT: Forging New Partnerships to Improve Earth System Science Education for Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project ALERT (Augmented Learning Environment and Renewable Teaching) was founded in 1998, with funding from NASA and the California State University (CSU), to improve earth system science education for pre-service teachers. Project ALERT has formed linkages between ten campuses of the CSU, which prepares about 60 percent of California's teachers, and two NASA centers, Ames Research Center and the Jet

E. P. Metzger; E. L. Ambos; E. W. Ng; J. Skiles; G. Simila; N. Garfield

2002-01-01

487

Toward Solutions: The Work of the Chemistry Action-Research Group. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 35.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the action-research phase of the Learning in Science Project, four groups of people worked on problems identified in the project's second (in-depth) phase. The Chemistry Action-Research Group considered problems related to the teaching and learning of ideas associated with particles and physical/chemical changes. Based on findings during the…

Osborne, Roger; And Others

488

University of Wisconsin-Madison Oral History Project: Women in Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Wisconsin - Madison Oral History Project began as an effort to interview prominent emeritus faculty members about their research and careers at the University. The Project's scope has expanded now to include interviews with campus administrators, staff, and students as well as faculty. Several themes have been taken up over the years, such as the Teaching Assistants Strike of 1970 or the protests against the Vietnam War. The new series is on Women in Science and Engineering and includes both interviews conducted prior to 2003, as well as new interviews currently being conducted as part of the series. Although transcripts must be ordered and tapes available for listening by appointment, the website provides tape indexes, which are essentially interview summaries, and a few sample sound clips and transcripts.

489

International Infrastructure for Planetary Sciences: Universal Planetary Database Development Project 'the International Planetary Data Alliance'  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Planetary Data Alliance (IPDA), formed under COSPAR in 2008, is a joint international effort to enable global access and exchange of high quality planetary science data, and to establish archive standards that make it easier to share data across international boundaries. In June - July 2009, we held the 4th Steering Committee meeting. Thanks to the many players from several agencies and institutions in the world, we got fruitful results in 6 projects: (1) Inter-operable Planetary Data Access Protocol (PDAP) implementations [led by J. Salgado@ESA], (2) Small bodies interoperability [led by I. Shinohara@JAXA & N. Hirata@U. Aizu], (3) PDAP assessment [led by Y. Yamamoto@JAXA], (4) Architecture and standards definition [led by D. Crichton@NASA], (5) Information model and data dictionary [led by S. Hughes@NASA], and (6) Venus Express Interoperability [led by N. Chanover@NMSU]. The projects demonstrated the feasibility of sharing data and emphasized the importance of developing common data standards to ensure world-wide access to international planetary archives. The Venus Express Interoperability project leveraged standards and technology efforts from both the Planetary Data System (PDS) and IPDA in order to deliver a new capability for data sharing between NASA/PDS and ESA/PSA. This project demonstrated a model and framework for linking compliant planetary archive systems for future international missions. The next step for IPDA, during the 2009-2010 period, will be to work with NASA/PDS to review and participate in an upgrade of its standards to improve both the consistency of the standards to build compliant international archives as well as improve long-term usability of the science data products. This paper presents the achievements and plans, which will be summarized in the paper which will appear in 'Space Research Today' in December 2009.

Kasaba, Yasumasa; Crichton, D.; Capria, M. T.; Beebe, R.; Zender, J.

2009-09-01

490

Succesful Experience of the Project "ASTROTOP" in Israel: Space-astonomy Science education in form of independent reserch projects of pupils  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present more then 10 year experience of educational project in Space/Astrophysics/Environment field, realized on the base of National Science- Educational Center "Blossoms of Science" of the Jordan Valley College. Our approach is based on the natural curiosity of children as driver of their self-development from the first minutes of their life and even in adult state. This approach shift center of the weight in educational process from direct lectures, sermons, explanation from teacher to children on own attempts of children to investigate problem, what is interesting for them, by themselves (individually or in group). Our approach includes four levels of the projects: "nano-projects" for children garden and basic school (up to 10-12 years), "micro-projects" for intermediate school (12-16 years), "mini-projects" for high school (16-18 years), and "macro-projects" for the best graduates high schools and students of colleges (17-22 years). These levels and projects are interconnected one with another and sometimes participants, started on the micro-projects level in intermediate school, continue their activity up to macro-projects of the graduate's diploma level. For each level we organize courses for preparation of the teachers and instructors, interested in the using of our receipts, and published books and brochures for them. The content of our activity for different levels: a) Level of kinder gardens/basic schools- special software with interactive movie -nano-projects; b) Level of intermediate school: "Days of Science" in tens schools of Israel- first contact with astronomy; c) Summer astronomy camps (4-5 of one week camps on 200-300 pupils from all country) with introduce to astronomy and with preparation of micro-projects on themes - first successful experience of research in real science fields (hundreds projects); d) ASTROTOP - one year program of preparation of short projects, with solution on the quality level of chosen astrophysical problem - mini-projects with first experience of data acquisition, collection, critical analysis and comparison with alternative explanation (many tens projects); e) Graduate Diploma - 1.5 year real participation of students-graduates of high school in astrophysical projects in national observatories and research space centers.

Pustil'Nik, Lev

491

Funded research projects as a tool for the analysis of emerging fields: the case of nanotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapidly changing economic, scientific and technological contexts claim for a deeper comprehension and an increased capacity in locating and grasping the embryos of new, relevant and promising science and technology topics when they are in the early stage of development. Technology Foresight studies have thus gained central stage in the last years. Besides qualitative methods, quantitative methods based on

M. Salerno; P. Landoni; R. Verganti

492

COMPASS, the COMmunity Petascale project for Accelerator Science and Simulation, a board computational accelerator physics initiative  

SciTech Connect

Accelerators are the largest and most costly scientific instruments of the Department of Energy, with uses across a broad range of science, including colliders for particle physics and nuclear science and light sources and neutron sources for materials studies. COMPASS, the Community Petascale Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation, is a broad, four-office (HEP, NP, BES, ASCR) effort to develop computational tools for the prediction and performance enhancement of accelerators. The tools being developed can be used to predict the dynamics of beams in the presence of optical elements and space charge forces, the calculation of electromagnetic modes and wake fields of cavities, the cooling induced by comoving beams, and the acceleration of beams by intense fields in plasmas generated by beams or lasers. In SciDAC-1, the computational tools had multiple successes in predicting the dynamics of beams and beam generation. In SciDAC-2 these tools will be petascale enabled to allow the inclusion of an unprecedented level of physics for detailed prediction.

Cary, J.R.; Spentzouris, P.; Amundson, J.; McInnes, L.; Borland, M.; Mustapha, B.; Ostroumov, P.; Wang, Y.; Fischer, W.; Fedotov, A.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Ryne, R.; Esarey, E.; Geddes, C.; Qiang, J.; Ng, E.; Li, S.; Ng, C.; Lee, R.; Merminga, L.; Wang, H.; Bruhwiler, D.L.; Dechow, D.; Mullowney, P.; Messmer, P.; Nieter, C.; Ovtchinnikov, S.; Paul, K.; Stoltz, P.; Wade-Stein, D.; Mori, W.B.; Decyk, V.; Huang, C.K.; Lu, W.; Tzoufras, M.; Tsung, F.; Zhou, M.; Werner, G.R.; Antonsen, T.; Katsouleas, T.; Morris, B.

2007-07-16

493

COMPASS, the COMmunity petascale project for accelerator science and simulation, a broad computational accelerator physics initiative  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Accelerators are the largest and most costly scientific instruments of the Department of Energy, with uses across a broad range of science, including colliders for particle physics and nuclear science and light sources and neutron sources for materials studies. COMPASS, the Community Petascale Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation, is a broad, four-office (HEP, NP, BES, ASCR) effort to develop computational tools for the prediction and performance enhancement of accelerators. The tools being developed can be used to predict the dynamics of beams in the presence of optical elements and space charge forces, the calculation of electromagnetic modes and wake fields of cavities, the cooling induced by comoving beams, and the acceleration of beams by intense fields in plasmas generated by beams or lasers. In SciDAC-1, the computational tools had multiple successes in predicting the dynamics of beams and beam generation. In SciDAC-2 these tools will be petascale enabled to allow the inclusion of an unprecedented level of physics for detailed prediction.

Cary, J. R.; Spentzouris, P.; Amundson, J.; McInnes, L.; Borland, M.; Mustapha, B.; Norris, B.; Ostroumov, P.; Wang, Y.; Fischer, W.; Fedotov, A.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Ryne, R.; Esarey, E.; Geddes, C.; Qiang, J.; Ng, E.; Li, S.; Ng, C.; Lee, R.; Merminga, L.; Wang, H.; Bruhwiler, D. L.; Dechow, D.; Mullowney, P.; Messmer, P.; Nieter, C.; Ovtchinnikov, S.; Paul, K.; Stoltz, P.; Wade-Stein, D.; Mori, W. B.; Decyk, V.; Huang, C. K.; Lu, W.; Tzoufras, M.; Tsung, F.; Zhou, M.; Werner, G. R.; Antonsen, T.; Katsouleas, T.

2007-07-01

494

Outcomes of the primary and early childhood science and technology education project at the university of Canberra  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the Primary and Early Childhood Science and Technology Education Project (PECSTEP) is to improve teaching and learning\\u000a in science and technology of by increasing the number of early childhood and primary teachers who are effective educators.\\u000a PECSTEP is based on an interactive model of teaching and systematically links work on gender with the learning and teaching\\u000a of

Tim Hardy; Margaret Bearlin; Valda Kirkwood

1990-01-01

495

An in-depth study of a teacher engaged in an innovative primary science trial professional development project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The implementation of effective science programmes in primary schools is of continuing interest and concern for professional developers. As part of the Australian Academy of science's approach to creating an awareness of Primary Investigations, a project team trialed a series of satellite television broadcasts of lessons related to two units of the curriculum for Year 3 and 4 children in 48 participating schools. The professional development project entitled Simply Science, included a focused component for the respective classroom teachers, which was also conducted by satellite. This paper reports the involvement of a Year 4 teacher in the project and describes her professional growth. Already an experienced and confident teacher, no quantitative changes in science teaching self efficacy were detected. However, her pedagogical content knowledge and confidence to teach science in the concept areas of matter and energy were enhanced. Changes in the teacher's views about the co-operative learning strategies espoused by Primary Investigations were also evident. Implications for the design of professional development programmes for primary science teachers are discussed.

Watters, James J.; Ginns, Ian S.

1997-03-01

496

A European Project on Materials Science: The Case of Thermal Conductivity Teaching-Learning Sequence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the context of the European Project on Material Science we have developed a Teaching Learning Sequence (TLS), which is composed by units for teaching thermal conductivity in depth to students. The scientific content has been adapted to students' conceptions taking into account research results. Units follow the Predict-Observe-Explain strategy and students conduct guided investigations using an enriched learning environment, which consists of extensive use of ICT based tools. Didactically transformed microscopic models depict thermal interactions in iconic, graphic and symbolic forms. Students working in groups, solve problems, explore models and are engaged in classroom discussion on the problem under study, constructing links between evidence and explanations. In this paper the structure of such innovative units is presented and results showing students' development in scientific understanding are reported.

Molohides, A.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Kallery, M.; Psillos, D.

2010-01-01

497

Experience of the creative Space-Astrophysics Education in Israeli Science-Educational Center "Blossoms of Science" - creative activity from mini-projects in basic school to ASTROTOP-projects for graduates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present 12 year experience of educational project in Space Astrophysics Environment field realized on the base of National Science-Educational Center Blossoms of Science of the Jordan Valley College Our approach is based on the natural curiosity of children as driver of their self-development from the first minutes of their life and even in adult state This approach shift center of the weight in educational process from direct lectures sermons explanation from teacher to children on own attempts of children to investigate problem what is interesting for them by themselves individually or in group Our approach includes four levels of the projects nano-projects for children garden and basic school up to 10-12 years micro-projects for intermediate school 12-16 years mini-projects for high school 16-18 years and macro-projects for the best graduates high schools and students of colleges 17-22 years These levels and projects are interconnected one with another and sometimes participants started on the micro-projects level in intermediate school continue their activity up to macro-projects of the graduate s diploma level For each level we organize courses for preparation of the teachers and instructors interested in the using of our receipts and published books and brochures for them The content of our activity for different levels a Level of kinder gardens-basic schools -- special software with interactive movie - - nano-projects b Level of intermediate school Days of Science in tens schools of Israel--

Pustil'Nik, L.; Pundak, D.

498

The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope: Science Goals, Design and Project Status. (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 4m Advance Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) on Haleakala will be the most powerful solar telescope and the world’s leading resource for studying solar magnetism that controls the solar wind, flares, coronal mass ejections and variability in the Sun’s output. The project is about to enter the construction phase and is expected to be fully commissioned in 2017. A brief overview of the science goals and observational requirements of the ATST will be given followed by a summary of the design status of the telescope and its instrumentation will during which the technical and engineering challenges the ATST project faces will be discussed. ATST will provide high resolution and high sensitivity observations of the dynamic solar magnetic fields throughout the solar atmosphere, including the corona. With its 4 m aperture, ATST will resolve features at 0.”03 (20km on the sun) at visible wavelengths. The science requirement for polarimetric sensitivity (10-5 relative to intensity) and accuracy (5x10-4 relative to intensity) place strong constraints on the polarization analysis and calibration units. A high order adaptive optics system delivers a corrected beam to the initial set of state-of-the-art, facility class instrumentation located in the Coude lab facility. A few examples of the many unique science capabilities of the 4m ATST will be discussed. The initial set of first generation instruments includes: 1: the Visible Broadband Imager will provide images at the highest possible spatial and temporal resolution at a number of specified wavelengths in the range from 390 nm to 860 nm. 2: the Visible Spectro-Polarimeter will provide precision vector field measurements simultaneously at diverse wavelengths in the visible spectrum and thus deliver quantitative diagnostics of the magnetic field vector as a function of height in the solar atmosphere, along with the associated variation of the thermodynamic properties. 3: the Diffraction-Limited Near-Infrared Spectro-Polarimeter will record with high temporal cadence the full polarization state of spectral lines in the near infrared wavelength regime from 900 nm to 2300 nm. 4: the Cryogenic Near Infrared-Spectro-Polarimeter will measure solar magnetic fields over a large field-of-view at infrared wavelengths from 1000 nm to 5000 nm in the solar corona. 5: the Visible Tunable Filter will provide two-dimensional spectroscopy and polarimetry by recording diffraction-limited narrow-bandpass images with high temporal resolution.

Rimmele, T.; Keil, S. L.; Wagner, J.

2009-12-01

499

An evaluation of the Nigerian Integrated Science Project (NISP) after a decade of use in the classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following article is an evaluation study of the Nigerian Integrated Science Project (NISP) which focussed on discovering how successful the project had been, a decade after its initial implementation. A number of instruments, including Teachers' Questionnaire, Assessment, Attitude, and Readability Tests, were employed for collecting data from the teachers involved (N=482) and from a cross-section of the students (N=1,894)

O. J. Jegede

1982-01-01

500

Collaborative processes during report writing of a science learning project: The nature of discourse as a function of task requirements  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to specify how different aspects of task assignments are related to different types of student\\u000a discourse during the report writing phase of a science learning project. A group of four ninth-grade students of the Finnish\\u000a comprehensive school (about 15-year-olds) participated in a project work involving laboratory experiments, reading literature,\\u000a and analysing and reporting research

Maarit Arvaja; Päivi Häkkinen; Anneli Eteläpelto; Helena Rasku-Puttonen

2000-01-01