The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program funds innovative pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Informal Science Education (ISE) educational projects. 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.
As the twentieth century ended, it was clear that science and technology played significant roles in the lives of all people, including future employment and careers, the formulation of societal decisions, general problem solving and reasoning, and the increase of economic productivity. There is consensus that science and technology are central to living, working, leisure, international competitiveness, … Read more