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This page holds the archived reports from the Curriculum Foundations Project. This project held workshops in several different subject areas in order to initiate a dialogue among the representatives from each partner discipline, with mathematicians present to listen and serve as a resource when questions about the mathematics curriculum arose. Users can access Microsoft Word reports as well as a compressed ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Curriculum, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
 
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In this activity, students use a microcomputer connected to a magnetic field sensor to measure the magnitude and direction of their local magnetic field. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Educational theory and practice, Physics
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about the Earth's radiation balance. The questions encourage the examination of radiation wavelength, conduction, convection, latent heat, radiation, advection, energy exchanges between the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, the electromagnetic spectrum, and variables (incoming solar radiation, scattering, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physics
 
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This site is a collection of role-playing exercises for teaching space science. It includes debates and collaborative problem-solving exercises, with data and equations provided to the students. Topics include the greenhouse effect on Venus, formation of solar systems, the dangers of astronomy and exploration, international space law, and navigation by the stars. The exercises generally involve the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Educational theory and practice, Physics, Policy issues, Space science
 
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The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a nonprofit organization working to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian attack. The group is committed to defending the teaching of evolution in public schools. They hope to prevent the teaching of "scientific creationism" in classrooms. The site contains detailed descriptions of past and ongoing court cases, education outreach projects, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Geology, Physics
 
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National Geographic News Magazine provides news articles on a variety of topics such as human geography, history, paleontology, biology, engineering and more. The homepage highlights the days' top stories. There are also links to specialized news pages regarding animals and nature, science and technology, people and culture, archeology and paleontology, adventure and exploration, the environment and ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Periodical
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Geology, Physics
 
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This website contains reports from the National Science Board (NSB), an organization committed to collecting data on science and engineering education and research funded by the United States Government. Users can follow links to PDF files of recent NSB reports. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Glossary, Report
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Geology, Mathematics, Physics
 
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This webpage, developed by William Beaty at the University of Washington, provides long list of common scientific misconceptions organized by topic. Topic include work and power, space, sound, measurement, properties of matter, magnets and magnetism, lithosphere, light, heat and temperature, forces, fluids, motion, energy, electricity, color and vision, biosphere, atmosphere and astronomy. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Geology, Physics, Space science
 
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