Teaching, as we have designed it, curriculum, as we have packaged it, and education as we have promised it absolutely, positively cannot be successful on the shoulders of a single classroom teacher. Or two. Or even ten. Even if we limit our goal strictly to standards-based proficiency, it’s just not possible to consistently and authentically achieve, especially if we’re not willing to treat teachers as collateral damage.
With instructional strategies, data collection, curricular planning, personal communication, and classroom management to consider, where technology fits in to a teacher’s workday isn’t obvious—especially a new teacher. But if you can consider technology as a macro tool rather than a micro task, this simple paradigm shift can make all the difference.
A Student Science series on how to achieve excellence in independent research
“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.“
We all share what it takes to be a scientist: creative imagination. Conducting an independent research project gives us an opportunity to use creativity and imagination to investigate what science and mathematics can reveal about the world — and ourselves. Research may establish facts and reach new conclusions.
An independent research project is an experiment you do by yourself or with a partner, class or school. You or your team design, carry out and interpret the experiment on your own.
Doing research take time. And it’s hard work. That’s why a teacher, parent or expert can help. And whether you’re tackling your first project or just need a refresher, the following resources can help, too.
This series, Great Science Projects, will help you, step by step, toward the successful completion of an independent research project. It will help you pick a project. It will help you as you conduct your experiment. And it will help you present your findings. You should find this information useful whether you are preparing for a science fair, a classroom project or just experimenting on your own.
This catalog of resources draws from articles from Science News for Students . It also gathers information from other sites, maintained by other organizations, useful to anyone curious about conducting research. Wherever we link to another site, we provide a short description of what you’ll find there. These pages also include hints on how to find more information on your own, whether at your local library or through tailored searches on the Internet.
This series on Great Science Projects is intended to be a general guide. It is not specific to any of Society for Science and the Public (SSP) science competitions. However, we do link to other pages that are related to the three SSP competitions. More information specific to the competitions can be found at the following links: Broadcom MASTERS, Intel ISEF, Intel STS.
And if you have questions or have suggestions for this site, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It probably comes as no surprise that the New Horizons mission to Pluto takes the top spot in Science News’ list of 2015’s most important stories.
Since New Horizons awoke last December, we’ve devoted more than two dozen stories in the magazine and on the website — upwards of 10,000 words — to this first-ever visit. No other science news this year garnered so many headlines.
But it’s not headlines alone that won this story, or the others, a spot on our list. What’s important is how they launched our thinking in a new direction. The outer solar system is no longer seen as a vast area of indistinguishable specks, but instead as a new frontier. Advances in gene editing made us reconsider how far we’ll go to rid our bodies of disease. A newly proposed species, Homo naledi, challenged our vision of the earliest members of our genus.
No one yet knows how H. naledi will rewrite our history, but one thing is certain: Like New Horizons, we have reoriented. We’ll start 2016 on a new trajectory, with many new questions to ask. — Elizabeth Quill
Here’s the complete list of this year’s top 10 science stories:
Is it time for radical change of our school systems?
Especially, today i want to say hello to science lovers!
I am sharing a web site with you. This page or adress serves as a science activity helper. You know, finding a activiy which is suitable for your lesson plan is one of the problem of science teachers. For this reason i made some researches and finally, found this site.
I hope it will be helpful for you.
A new study attempted to crack the connection between brain activity and creativity. The results shed a new, perhaps unexpected light, on our ability to think outside the box.
The five-second rule won’t save you from germs and the blue whale isn’t actually the earth’s largest living organism
Middle schools in Israel to begin teaching Darwin’s theory!
Education Ministry to introduce the theory of evolution to seventh through ninth grade pupils across the education system.
Some of my friends know that I am a game addict. I play my favorite video game as sooner than waking up. My every break times, and also while eating foods, i can not stop myself to play game. I live for my scores, I can be the happiest woman when I win. However, being a loser makes me the saddest.
There is a news about video gamers! As a summary, it says “Video games not only sharpen the visual processing skills of frequent players, they might also improve the brain’s ability to learn those skills, according to a new study. Gamers showed faster consolidation of learning when moving from one visual task to the next than did non-gamers. ”