Educational Sciences

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Web Site. The Science SIG hostedthe research strand of SCICON 2016, the bi-annual conference for science teachers in Lower Hutt, in July 2016. The collaboration with SCICON is intended to make the research-practice nexus more visible. The theme of the research strand, ‘Shaking up science education’ builds on the Conference Theme of ‘Earth shattering science’ and recognises the large number of individuals and groups involved in innovative research projects across New Zealand – from teaching inquiries undertaken by teachers in their own classrooms, to national initiatives seeking to inform science education and the Government’s goal of a more scientifically engaged public.

Newton’s Apple – this is an American family science program hosted by public television (the equivalent of Australia’s ABC). The web site describes scientific demonstrations and also provides science quizzes. Gotwals, A., and Songer, N. (2006). Measuring students’ scientific content and inquiry reasoning, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, International Society of the Learning Sciences, June 27-July 1, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Remember making your own crystal radio or a clock from a potato way back when? Science Toys has collected the best of these old-school science projects for the current generation. Students can make things ranging from a steamboat to a solar-powered marshmallow roaster. The projects are best for the middle or high school student, but younger students could also enjoy the projects with adult supervision.

Fifty years ago, Americans led the world in math and science, claiming some of the most important inventions and technological breakthroughs of the 20th century. Today, American 15-year-olds rank 25th in math compared to their peers worldwide. Math ƒor America DC strives to reclaim America’s reputation for scientific greatness by recruiting and supporting the very best secondary education math teachers.

Working with our partners, we’ll provide training and resources for teachers to improve the quality of science lessons in primary schools. We’ll also encourage and support primary schools to provide a minimum of two hours science teaching each week. UDV-Bagland is a forum for students who have the courage to discuss how to make education science an even better degree programme. UDV-Bagland holds monthly meetings.