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  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The purpose of this paper is to explore and discuss the role of practical work in the teaching and learning of science at school level. It emphasizes practical work as a means for students to learn about the nature of science. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Many biomedical research universities have established outreach programs for precollege students and teachers and partnerships with local school districts to help meet the challenges of science education reform. Science outreach programs held in university research facilities can make science more exciting and innovative for high school students ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Formative
    Overarching evaluation questions focus on continuous improvement, the degree to which the Salmon Camp project achieves it's objectives with regards to students' skills and attitudes, as well as implementation and outcome questions. Evaluation activities are designed to probe five major areas: 1. Student Knowledge and Skills. To what extent do ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Michele Schilten, science manager for School Services at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, explains how the new Biotechnology Learning Center (BLC) helps bridge the gap between Indianapolis school students and museum programs. Schilten also outlines the variety of other resources that the museum provides teachers to use in ... »
  • Date: 07/12/2004
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This paper explores the role of laboratory and field-based research experiences in secondary science education by summarizing research documenting how such activities promote science learning. Classroom and field-based "lab work" is conceptualized as central components of broader scientific investigations of the natural world conducted by students ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2004
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Reports from the NSF, NRC, AAAS, and others urge over and over that we must teach "science as science is done," that "science is a way of knowing," that our goal should be to impart "scientific habits of mind," and that learning must be learner-centered and oriented toward process. Fine. But what does this really mean for science education, and ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Temple University's "Sisters in Science in the Community (SISCOM)" is a constructivist-based, inclusive youth/community project targeting underrepresented urban middle and high school girls in grades 6-10 and their families; it supports inclusion of girls with disabilities. It engages girls and their parents in hands-on, inquiry-based sports ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2004
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of laboratory-based science from a perspective that synthesizes developments in (1) science studies, e.g., history, philosophy and sociology of science and (2) the learning sciences, e.g., cognitive science, philosophy of mind, educational psychology, social psychology, computer sciences, ... »