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Ready, Set, Science!

Ready, Set, Science! provides a synthesis of groundbreaking research into teaching and learning science in kindergarten through eighth grade. This book summarizes a rich body of findings and builds detailed cases of science educators at work to make the implications of research clear, accessible, and stimulating for science educators.

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Taking Science to School

What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, Taking Science to School provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Learning Science in Informal Environments

Informal science is a burgeoning field that operates across a broad range of venues and envisages learning outcomes for individuals, schools, families, and society. The evidence base that describes informal science, its promise, and effects is informed by a range of disciplines and perspectives, including field-based research, visitor studies, and psychological and anthropological studies of […]

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Lesson: Cracking the (Bar) Code

This lesson for students in grades 5 through 12 explores how computerized barcoding has simplified distributing and pricing of products. Students learn about encoding and decoding, the barcoding system, and how a mathematical formula is embedded in barcoding to safeguard against errors. They use websites to identify product barcodes, test codes from everyday products, and work as an engineering team to come up with the next generation of information embedding systems.

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Videos: Engineering Connections

This site, produced by National Geographic, offers videos of important engineering projects, including such as the Taipei 101 Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings, and the Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in history.

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Web Resource: Underwater Robot

The SeaPerch program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aims to increase college enrollments in engineering and technical programs by introducing middle and high school students to science through hands-on activities. Students build an underwater robot from a kit, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.

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Technology Student Association

TSA is an organization of 150,000 middle and high schools students nationwide. It aims to give its members career awareness skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through related competitions integrated into classroom and chapter activities.

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Local and Global Environments

For this Internet-based collaborative project, Square Life, students investigate their local environment and share that information with other students from around the country and the world.

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Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way, an ASEE partner, provides curricula and teacher training to schools. It stresses academic rigor and hands-on student projects.

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