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  • Date: 12/31/2010
    Resource Category: Remedial
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) brings together three universities with unique strengths in nanoscience and nanomanufacturing: the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML); Northeastern University, Boston (NEU); and the University of New Hampshire, Durham (UNH). The University of ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2010
    Resource Category: Self-Assessment
    The tool assess youth’s critical thinking ability by examining the following constructs: Reasoning, Enquiry, Analysis/Information Processing, Flexibility. ... »
  • Date: 12/02/2010
    Resource Category: Survey
    This instrument is for measuring the attitudes toward science in seventh- and eighth-grade students. The instrument can be used to investigate the relationship between science achievement and attitude toward science in school. ... »
  • Date: 12/02/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The tool assesses students’ metacognition, self-efficacy and constructivist science learning processes. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report is the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) submitted by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to Congress. It presents five goals with recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders. Each goal addresses one of the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, ... »
  • Date: 10/23/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The attached document describes the results of evaluation of affective and cognitive impact of the Fusion Science Theater show model. Affective gains were measured by post-show questionnaires and cognitive gains were measured by having audience members vote for their prediction to the investigation question before and after the "lesson" of the ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In the project entitled "The GLOBE Program 2010: Collaborative Environmental Research at Local to Global Scales," the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) will improve the functionality of the GLOBE Program by providing: (1) new methods, tools, and services to enhance GLOBE Partner and teacher abilities to facilitate inquiry- ... »
  • Date: 09/20/2010
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Report from the U.S. Department of Education's Sustainability Education Summit, September 20-21, 2010, Washington, D.C ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    'Be a Scientist!' is a full-scale development project that examines the impact of a scalable, STEM afterschool program which trains engineers to develop and teach inquiry-based Family Science Workshops (FSWs) in underserved communities. This project builds on three years of FSWs which demonstrate improvements in participants' science interest, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, we introduce the Exploratory Behavior Scale (EBS), a quantitative measure of young children's interactivity. More specifically, the EBS is developed from the psychological literature on exploration and play and measures the extent to which preschoolers explore their physical environment. A practical application of the EBS in a ... »