Texarkana Gazette23 minutes ago.earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Arkansas University in May 1996, a Master of Science in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University-Texarkana in December 1998 and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from A&M-Texarkana in December 2004. Q&A with 19 year-old science education activist and Rice University student Zack Kopplin. Zack has led the fight to repeal Louisiana’s dangerous Science Education Act. Australian National Chemistry Quiz (ANCQ) – The Quiz is a unique chemical education activity. It provides a major focus for secondary school students on the relevance of chemistry in an exciting and stimulating way.
The content versus process debate continues and is counterproductive at best. Science cannot be characterized by either content (products produced by scientists) or process (behaviors that bring scientists to new understandings). Effective teacher education programs cannot be developed if science preparation focuses on content mastery and the education component focuses on process. Teachers must learn to use both the skills and processes of science to develop new knowledge of both science and teaching. They need to use the research concerning learning, such as the National Research Council’s 1999 book How People Learn.
In the fields of hard science, the process of inquiry is more direct and finite: Take a question; use evidence to form an explanation; connect that explanation to existing knowledge; and communicate that evidence-based explanation. Experimentation based on the scientific method follows a similar course: Combine a scientific question with research to construct a hypothesis; conduct experiments to test that hypothesis; evaluate the results to draw conclusions; and communicate those conclusions.
The Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) , comprised of 13 agenciesâ€”including all of the mission-science agencies and the Department of Educationâ€”are facilitating a cohesive national strategy, with new and repurposed funds, to increase the impact of federal investments in five areas: 1.) improving STEM instruction in preschool through 12th grade; 2.) increasing and sustaining public and youth engagement with STEM; 3.) improving the STEM experience for undergraduate students; 4.) better serving groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields; and 5.) designing graduate education for tomorrow’s STEM workforce.
Gould League – offers hands-on programs for preschool and primary school students and free interactive websites. Being passionate about science, I wonder a lot about the way I was taught science throughout school (and at college) and the way the people I know are being taught science in educational institutes. Science by Doing provides comprehensive online science resources that are freely available to Australian teachers and students in Years 7 to 10. Delivered by the Australian Academy of Science, Science by Doing includes curriculum units and professional learning modules and offers a practical way of implementing the Australian Curriculum: Science.