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David Wetzel

Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Inquiry Involves the Use of Critical Thinking to Understand Science - 7 views

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    Scientific inquiry causes students to use higher order thinking skills and learn science from a minds-on approach. Inquiry's foundation originates with John Dewey. In Dewey's book Democracy in Education (1916), he indicates that education begins with the curiosity of learners. Student curiosity and involvement in Scientific inquiry moves them beyond passive learning to higher order thinking.
Sandy Kendell

DnaTube.com - Scientific Video Site - 27 views

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    DnaTube is a scientific site providing video based studies, lecturers and seminars. DnaTube is a non-profit video site which is aiming to be a visual scientific resource for its visitors. As graduate students, we know that it is difficult to understand biological mechanism by reading plain text. And we know that a picture says more than a thousand words. We believe the video-based explanations of biological concepts will remove the barrier in front of the people desiring to enhance their scientific knowledge.
Ben W

YouTube - Scientific Theories & Laws - 1 views

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    Nice description of the difference between a scientific law and a scientific theory. Especially enlightening discussion of why theories /can't/ become laws.
yc c

McGraw-Hill's AccessScience Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online - 13 views

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    Over 8,500 online articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology 10th editionResearch Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms15,000 illustrations and graphics, and bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citationsContent contributed by more than 5000 researchers, including 36 Nobel Prize winnersBiographies of more than 2,000 well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography®The latest news in science and technology from Science News® and ScienCentral® videosContinuously updated, fully-searchable, media-rich content, terms, images and videosadded illustrations, animations, and image galleriesquestions answered in our weekly Q&AAccessScience puts the most useful and up-to-date technology to work for you: in addition to fast, sophisticated search capability, you'll find RSS feeds, Flash® animations, image galleries, podcasts, videos, and more, with our enhanced search engine making discovery of this wide range of information easier than ever.  Whatever you need, AccessScience is designed to help:  For StudentsData, tables and tools linked directly from topic home pages, so you're never more than a few clicks from the answers you needEssay topics to guide research and reportsFor EducatorsHigh quality images and illustrations, downloadable to use in PowerPoint presentationsStudy Center offers curriculum-oriented tools, Flash tutorials, and study guidesFor LibrariansLibrarian resource center highlights news and features, research tips and tools, easy-to-access online user statistics reports, and much moreSearch by content type, collection, topic or sub-topic, with semantic search, corrective spelling, results filtering and saved search criteria
David Wetzel

Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Inquiry Involves the Use of Critical Thinking to Understand Science - 9 views

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    Scientific inquiry causes students to use higher order thinking skills and learn science from a minds-on approach. Inquiry's foundation originates with John Dewey. In Dewey's book Democracy in Education (1916), he indicates that education begins with the curiosity of learners.
David Wetzel

Google Global Science Fair 2011 - 8 views

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    "At Google, the only thing we love as much as science is science education. We want to celebrate young scientific talent and engage students who might not yet be engaged with science. So, in partnership with CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic, and scientific American we've created an exciting new global science competition, the Google Science Fair. Students all over the world who are between the ages of 13 and 18 are eligible to enter this competition and compete for prizes including once-in-a-lifetime experiences, internships and scholarships. "
David Wetzel

Scientific Inquiry as a Process for Learning: Teaching Science Using an Inquiry Based Approach to Investigations | Suite101.com - 12 views

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    Teaching strategies of guided and student initiated inquiry are the basis of learning science when conducting scientific investigations.
Martin Burrett

Book: MasterClass in Science Education by @DrKeithSTaber via @BloomsburyAcad - 0 views

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    "In his new book, Professor Keith Taber reassures practicing and training science teachers, as he explores a range of issues faced by secondary school educators and discusses strategies for teaching the nature of scientific knowledge, making practical work effective and challenging young scientists. Throughout the academic prose, Professor Taber reflects on the nature of scientific knowledge in science education encouraging creating narratives, challenging misconceptions, and exploring principles of constructive teaching. The book continues with exploring specific challenges, such as teaching electrical circuits to lower secondary school students, along with a chapter dedicated to supporting gifted students who excel at the subjects."
Adrienne Michetti

ICT in Education Assessments are Biased and Inaccurate « Educational Technology Debate - 7 views

  • One of the conclusions was that indeed, large reforms (e.g., “Het nieuwe leren”, or the new learning) were imposed without scientific support. Another that political prejudices, not any kind of data, were the main motivating factor in the reforms.
    • Adrienne Michetti
       
      Sadly, I think this is true of most educational reforms - ICT or not.
  • The alternative, assessing educational reforms well before introduction, is a form of social engineering. Social engineering seems to always be more difficult than you think. And I think history has shown that education is no exception in this respect.
    • Adrienne Michetti
       
      an interesting argument, though I am not sure I agree.
  • Scientific “facts” are never appreciated unless they completely align with the preconceptions of the “stake-holders” (minus the children).
    • Adrienne Michetti
       
      what kind of "scientific facts" would guide ICT reform, though? what about research? studies? user testing?
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  • : Does this ICT4E solution improve scores on existing tests
    • Adrienne Michetti
       
      whose tests? and what is being tested? and why do tests have to be the only metric of success?
  • The curriculum is obsessed with jargon and nomenclature, seemingly for no other purpose than to provide teachers with something to test the students on.
    • Adrienne Michetti
       
      I would probably argue that having tests which match the curriculum is a GOOD thing. However, in this case it seems that the problem is the curriculum. So reform does not always begin with the assessment, or with the ICT.
  • If we want to test whether changes in education really improve learning, we do have other tools. They are called aptitude tests.
Ted Sakshaug

Science News, Articles and Information | Scientific American - 1 views

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    The web site of Scientific American
Ted Sakshaug

Scientific Method Web Page - 0 views

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    step by step scientific method, with videos and other media
Maggie Verster

www.simplescience.net - 1 views

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    The idea of SIMPLE SCIENCE is to have informative music video presentations for use in the primary school classroom. They are designed to be used as part of a lesson to reinforce learning objectives and scientific concepts and also as a useful revision tool for the SAT exams. They work particularly well on a large whiteboard but can also be viewed on the computer screen and TV.
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    The idea of SIMPLE SCIENCE is to have informative music video presentations for use in the primary school classroom. They are designed to be used as part of a lesson to reinforce learning objectives and scientific concepts and also as a useful revision tool for the SAT exams. They work particularly well on a large whiteboard but can also be viewed on the computer screen and TV.
Ted Sakshaug

Free Science Books and Journals | Sciyo.com - 5 views

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    Sciyo.com is a fast-growing open access scientific publisher, enabling barrier-free access to the latest research developments, knowledge and ideas within the field of Science and Technology.
Roland O'Daniel

Reading is a Problem-Solving Process. Why Not Try the Thumb Method? « Co-Creating Solutions: A Blog by CTL - 13 views

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    Reading is a Problem-Solving Process. Why Not Try the Thumb Method? New blog post by Denise Finley about supporting students while they learn to read scientifically!
Dennis Richards

Too late? Why scientists say we should expect the worst of global warming | Environment | The Guardian - 0 views

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    Despite the political rhetoric, the scientific warnings, the media headlines and the corporate promises, he would say, carbon emissions were soaring way out of control - far above even the bleak scenarios considered by last year's report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Stern review. The battle against dangerous climate change had been lost, and the world needed to prepare for things to get very, very bad.
Jeff Johnson

Technology | Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team - 0 views

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    "Let us be the generation that reshapes our economy to compete in the digital age. Let's set high standards for our schools and give them the resources they need to succeed. Let's recruit a new army of teachers, and give them better pay and more support in exchange for more accountability. Let's make college more affordable, and let's invest in scientific research, and let's lay down broadband lines through the heart of inner cities and rural towns all across America."
Vicki Davis

Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge - 0 views

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    Middle-school students across the United States are invited to submit their solutions to environmental problems in their communities. Teams of two to three students from sixth through eighth grade working with a teacher will identify an environmental issue in their community, research the issue using scientific investigation, and create a replicable green solution using Web-based curriculum tools.
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    New contest for middle school science! Love the website!
Fred Delventhal

Exploratorium | Evidence | How Do We Know What We Know? | Human Origins - 0 views

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    For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way? Science is an active process of observation and investigation. The Evidence Project examines that process, revealing the ways in which ideas and information become knowledge and understanding. a case study in human origins In this case study on human origins, we explore how scientific evidence is being used to shape our current understanding of ourselves: What makes us human-and how did we get this way?
Jeff Johnson

After 40 Years, Moon Rocks Still in Demand for Research - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    The rocks on the lunar surface, lying virtually unchanged in a weatherless vacuum since their formation, offer opportunities to investigate the origin and evolution of the solar system available nowhere else, and the study deepens with each new generation of scientists and scientific instruments.
Vicki Davis

100 Best Education Blogs of 2009 - 14 views

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    100 Best Education Blogs of 2009
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    100 Best Education Blogs of 2009
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    List of 100 education blogs of 2009 - I just like to "meet" new people on these lists - don't consider them definitive or scientific. Just someone's opinion.
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