Curriculum

WorldWide Telescope in Education

The American Astronomical Society’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a visual- ization program that enables a computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together archival imagery from the world’s best ground- and space-based telescopes for the exploration of the universe. It is a powerful resource for astronomy education.

Author/Presenter: 
Patricia Udomprasert
Alyssa Goodman
Edwin Ladd
Stella Offner
Harry Houghton
Erin Johnson
Susan Sunbury
Julia Plummer
Erika Wright
Philip Sadler
Philip Rosenfield
Curtis Wong
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

This chapter describes curricula that use WorldWide Telescope in teaching key topics in Astro 101 and K–12 science, including parallax, Hubble’s Law and large-scale structure in the universe, seasons, Moon phases and eclipses, and life in the universe.

A Medical Mystery

A free middle school science program that supports teachers in the effective instruction of an NGSS-aligned, EQuIP-reviewed body systems curriculum unit. Includes the complete middle school science curriculum unit, a teacher’s guide, and an online professional learning course.

Author/Presenter: 
Susan Kowalski
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

A free middle school science program that supports teachers in the effective instruction of an NGSS-aligned, EQuIP-reviewed body systems curriculum unit. Includes the complete middle school science curriculum unit, a teacher’s guide, and an online professional learning course. Visit BSCS' collection of online resources

Data Nuggets

Data Nuggets are free classroom activities, co-designed by scientists and teachers, designed to bring contemporary research and authentic data into the classroom. Data Nuggets include a connection to the scientist behind the data and the true story of their research. Each activity gives students practice working with “messy data” and interpreting quantitative information.

Author/Presenter: 
Louise Mead (PI)
Molly Stuhlsatz (PI)
Short Description: 

Data Nuggets are free classroom activities, co-designed by scientists and teachers, designed to bring contemporary research and authentic data into the classroom. Students are guided through the entire process of science, including identifying hypotheses and predictions, visualizing and interpreting data, making evidence based claims, and asking their own questions for future research.

Common Core State Standards-Aligned Lessons

22 Common Core State Standards-aligned middle school lessons for teaching STEM with robotics.

Author/Presenter: 
Vikram Kapila
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

22 Common Core State Standards-aligned middle school lessons for teaching STEM with robotics.

Scientific Inquiry for Young Children: Linking Teacher Professional Development and Family Engagement to Improve Student Achievement

Hapgood, S., Paprzycki, P., Czerniak, C.M. (2019). Scientific Inquiry for Young Children: Linking Teacher Professional Development and Family Engagement to Improve Student Achievement. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development conference [SRCD], Balitmore, MD. March 2019.

Author/Presenter: 
Susanna Hapgood
Peter Paprzycki
Charlene M. Czerniak
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

Paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Conference.

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Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on Middle Grades Literacy and Mathematics

Czerniak, C. M., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., & Kaderavek, J. (2019). Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on Middle Grades Literacy and Mathematics. Paper presented at the Global Conference on Education and Research [GLOCER], Sarasota, FL. May 2019.

Author/Presenter: 
Charlene M. Czerniak
Peter Paprzycki
Susanna Hapgood
Joan N. Kaderavek
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

Paper presented at the Global Conference on Education and Research.

Resource(s): 

Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on 5th Grade Science Achievement

Czerniak, C. M., Kaderavek, J., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., Mentzer, G., Molitor, S., & Mendenhall, R. (2019). Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on 5th Grade Science Achievement. Paper presented at the European Science Education Research Association [ESERA], Bologna, Italy. August 2019.

Author/Presenter: 
Charlene M. Czerniak
Joan N. Kaderavek
Peter Paprzycki
Susanna Hapgood
Gale Mentzer
Scott Molitor
Robert Mendenhall
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

Paper presented at the European Science Education Research Association.

Early Childhood Educators’ Declarative Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards

Hapgood, S., Heuring, J. & Wilson, G., Czerniak, C. (Accepted for January 2020). Early Childhood Educators’ Declarative Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards. A poster to be presented at the Association of Science Teacher Educators [ASTE] International Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Author/Presenter: 
Susanna Hapgood
Jeanna Heuring
Grant Wilson
Charlene M. Czerniak
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

A poster to be presented at the Association of Science Teacher Educators International Conference.

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