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This teaching technique involves students in the classroom with taking inventory of the materials to be used in a science unit. The task of taking inventory, normally performed by the teacher outside of class hours, can be performed in the class by students to prepare both native English speakers and English learners with the names and functions of the materials and the focus of the unit. The technique ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This study investigates students' misconceptions about radioactivity, radioactive decay, and half-life. Individual demonstration interviews and open-response and multiple-choice conceptual tests administered to students from a wide range of science backgrounds show that they are often unable to differentiate between the ideas of irradiation and contamination, and that many of their reasoning difficulties ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This investigation examined conceptual change in three fifth-grade students as they participated in a curriculum on Earth's surface temperature. Data were collected via individual interviews and classroom observations and interactions, and were analyzed by comparing the students' thinking at various points before, during and after the unit. Throughout the study, the students exhibited misconceptions ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This presentation, from a United States Department of Education teacher workshop, introduces teachers to recent technological advances, including remote sensing satellites, that enable students to observe Earth from a top-down, bottom-up perspective. It also examines resources available online, such as digital libraries and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, and a variety of organizations ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site examines the role of geoscience departments and faculty in preparing preservice teachers and supporting practicing teachers who teach K-12 Earth science. Information is drawn from the participants and outcomes of a 2003 workshop, 'Developing the Earth Science Teacher Workforce: The Role of Geoscience Departments and Introductory Courses'. Topics include issues involved in preparing teachers ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This website supports classroom teachers in their quest to use science notebooks in their classroom. Science notebooks can be used to help students develop, practice, and refine the science understanding, while also enhancing reading, writing, mathematics and communications. On this site you will find examples of student work from science notebooks - many from common used commercially developed science ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This book addresses issues of communicating science to diverse groups of all ages and could be of interest to science teachers. Based on research about how people learn science and examples for putting that research into practice, this book can be used as the basis for professional development of elementary school science teachers. It is a complementary resource to Ready, Set SCIENCE! Users can read ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Designed to help teachers translate research into the classroom, this book is a practical resource for the elementary grades. This tool helps teachers draw upon informal and after-school sectors to enhance and extend student learning beyond the walls of classrooms. Informal education sectors have tremendous potential to extend the teaching and learning that takes place in school settings. It is a ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This small collection of teaching activities and discussion prompts seeks to convey to students the difference between legitimate debate regarding climate change and debate which is meant to sway public opinion to protect lucrative industries. Specific examples are employed to illustrate how various conclusions can be derived. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This study investigates misconceptions held by students about how rocks form. It involved analyzing narrative essays on rock formation written by pre-service elementary school teachers, most of whom had completed a college-level course in earth science. These misconceptions arise from deeply held but largely unexamined beliefs (conceptual prisms) that result from the interaction of the student's world ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology
 
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