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  • Date: 05/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article discusses a study conducted by the University of Waterloo, reported by researcher Daniela O'Neill, regarding the acquisition of knowledge by children concerning animals when a picture book is read aloud. Topics include a comparison of picture books and vocabulary books, the use of generic language used by mothers when reading aloud, ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    America's adult populace has failed to keep pace with the rapid inundation of science-centric knowledge affecting nearly every facet of personal, familial, and communal life. With three out of eveiy four American adults considered scientifically illiterate, adult civic science literacy (CSL) has reached alarmingly low levels. The purpose of this ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article presents information on the use of informational graphic novels to improve student motivation for reading instruction in U.S. education. The author looks at U.S. Common Core State Standards and close reading techniques. The article also discusses the use of Japanese Manga comic books in mathematics education. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article examines how school library programs are uniquely suited to initiate innovative thinking on how to leverage resources such as science fiction to help young people see the value of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in their daily lives. The authors report on the Sci-Dentity project launched in January 2012 which ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Operation Magpie was a citizen science project that involved the community in collecting data about magpies. This article describes one aspect of the project from an education perspective. The study began with a collaboration of teacher educators, environmental scientists and a local radio station. After an initial workshop with 75 teachers, three ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2011
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, I review recent findings in cognitive neuroscience in learning, particularly in the learning of mathematics and of reading. I argue that while cognitive neuroscience is in its infancy as a field, theories of learning will need to incorporate and account for this growing body of empirical data. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    There is little evidence that the prevailing strategies of science education have an impact on the use and interpretation of science in daily life. Most science educators and science education researchers nonetheless believe that science education is intrinsically useful for students who do not go on to scientific or technical careers. This essay ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article discusses an effective physical science center, which can be incorporated on the reading instructions of teachers, the inclined plane center, that helps enhance science teaching. It mentions that to create an inclined plane center, one must collect various objects that roll, slide and wobble and wooden cove molding for the tracks. The ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article discusses the use of comics in teaching science. Sharing a comic before starting a class puts students in a more receptive mood for the lesson that follows. Comics can be used as attention-getters and critical thinking stimulants. The comics to use should be related to the lesson to be discussed. Comics can also be used to ease the ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2005
    Resource Category: Research Products
    The authors explored the perceived effects of an environmental expressive writing exercise by using a modified phenomenological method. The authors asked preservice teachers enrolled in a required public university science and society education course to compose multigenre compositions describing personal environmental impacts, followed by written ... »