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High-Adventure Science

High-Adventure Science brings several of the big unanswered questions in Earth and space science to middle and high school science classrooms: What is the future of Earth's climate? Will there be enough fresh water? Is there life in space? Will the air be clean enough to breathe? Can we feed the growing population? and What are our energy choices? Each module includes interactive computer-based systems models and real-world data on unanswered questions scientists are facing today.

Author/Presenter: 
Amy Pallant
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2016
Short Description: 

High-Adventure Science brings several of the big unanswered questions in Earth and space science to middle and high school science classrooms: What is the future of Earth's climate? Will there be enough fresh water? Is there life in space? Will the air be clean enough to breathe? Can we feed the growing population? and What are our energy choices? Each module includes interactive computer-based systems models and real-world data on unanswered questions scientists are facing today.

Padlet

Online tool students can post responses to that allows for multiple means of expression, representation.

Short Description: 

Online tool students can post responses to that allows for multiple means of expression, representation.

Spotlight: 
online learning

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: 
The Data Nuggets Team
Year: 
2021
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.

PhET Interactive Simulations

Collection of 158 free interactive math and science simulations from University of Colorado Boulder. Engage students in math and science practices, and virtual labs, during remote learning. Find over 2,000 sim-based lessons under teacher resources. 

Author/Presenter: 
The PhET Sims Team
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

Collection of 158 free interactive math and science simulations from University of Colorado Boulder. Engage students in math and science practices, and virtual labs, during remote learning. Find over 2,000 sim-based lessons under teacher resources. 

Ocean Tracks

Use the Ocean Tracks interactive map, curricular modules, and data analysis tools to explore and quantify patterns in the migratory tracks of marine animals in the northern Pacific Ocean and relate these behaviors to fluctuations and trends in physical oceanographic variables.

Author/Presenter: 
The Ocean Tracks Team
Year: 
2016
Short Description: 

Use the Ocean Tracks interactive map, curricular modules, and data analysis tools to explore and quantify patterns in the migratory tracks of marine animals in the northern Pacific Ocean and relate these behaviors to fluctuations and trends in physical oceanographic variables.

The Impact of High School Life Science Teachers’ Subject Matter Knowledge and Knowledge of Student Misconceptions on Students’ Learning

One of the foundational assumptions in education is that greater teacher knowledge contributes to greater gains in student knowledge, but empirical evidence in support of this assumption is scarce. Using a U.S. sample of 79 biology teachers and their 2749 high school students, we investigate whether teachers’ subject matter knowledge (SMK) and knowledge of students’ misconceptions (KOSM) in high school life science are associated with students’ posttest performance on multiple-choice test items designed to reveal student misconceptions, after controlling for their pretest scores.
Author/Presenter: 
Chen Chen
Gerhard Sonnert
Philip M. Sadler
Susan Sunbury
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

This article investigates whether teachers’ subject matter knowledge (SMK) and knowledge of students’ misconceptions (KOSM) in high school life science are associated with students’ posttest performance on multiple-choice test items designed to reveal student misconceptions.

Initiation-Entry-Focus-Exit and Participation: A Framework for Understanding Teacher Groupwork Monitoring Routines

In this paper, we offer a framework for teacher monitoring routines—a consequential yet understudied aspect of instruction when teachers oversee students’ working together. Using a comparative case study design, we examine eight lessons of experienced secondary mathematics teachers, identifying common interactional routines that they take up with variation.

Author/Presenter: 
Nadav Ehrenfeld
Ilana S. Horn
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

In this paper, authors offer a framework for teacher monitoring routines—a consequential yet understudied aspect of instruction when teachers oversee students’ working together.

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