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Change Thinking for Global Science: Fostering and Evaluating Inquiry Thinking About the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

Project Summary

During the lifetimes of our current middle and high school students, it is likely that our planet will undergo more anthropogenic change than it has during all of human history to date. The project is utilizing a learning progression approach for the systematic design of coordinated curriculum, tool, and assessment products focused on climate change biology. This work will provide an empirical and theoretical basis for critical concept development about the impacts of climate change on living systems.

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Author/Presenter: 
Nancy Butler Songer
Philip Myers
James H. Beach
Vanessa L. Peters
Year: 
2010

Using Interactive Technology to Support Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

Varma, K. & Linn, M. C. (2011). "Using Interactive Technology to Support Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming." Journal of Science Education and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s10956-011-9337-9

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Author/Presenter: 
Keisha Varma
Marcia Linn
Year: 
2011

A Design-based Approach to Fostering Understanding of Global Climate Change

Svihla, V., Linn, M. C. (2011). A Design-based approach to fostering understanding of global climate change. International Journal of Science Education. DOI:10.1080/09500693.2011.597453

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Author/Presenter: 
Vanessa Svihla
Marcia Linn
Year: 
2011

Environmental Project Descriptions

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Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Year: 
2011
Month: 
April

The document lists and describes DR K-12 projects that have a focus or element of project work that falls into one or more of the following categories: earth science, environmental science, climate change, life science, ecology, or geology.

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Change Thinking for Global Science: Fostering and Evaluating Inquiry Thinking About the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

Presenter(s): 
Nancy Butler Songer
Philip Myers
James H. Beach
Vanessa L. Peters
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Year: 
2010
Month: 
December
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Project Summary

During the lifetimes of our current middle and high school students, it is likely that our planet will undergo more anthropogenic change than it has during all of human history to date. The project is utilizing a learning progression approach for the systematic design of coordinated curriculum, tool, and assessment products focused on climate change biology. This work will provide an empirical and theoretical basis for critical concept development about the impacts of climate change on living systems.

Research Questions

Snow and Global Climate: An Online Course to Facilitate Scientist and Teacher Collaboration

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Thu

Investigations in Cyber-enabled Education presents an online course designed to facilitate collaboration between scientists and teachers. Participants will explore and provide feedback on course products. Please bring your laptop to participate. Participant limit: 20

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8:30 am to 9:45 am
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Product Feedback Session
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This session will showcase and solicit feedback on a prototype online learning community designed to facilitate collaboration between teachers and scientists. A team of scientists and education researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute developed the learning community as part of the Investigations in Cyber-enabled Education (ICE) Program, a DR K–12 program. The unique learning community is the central component of an online course for secondary teachers.

National NSTA Conference

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/18/2010 - 6:00am to Sun, 03/21/2010 - 11:00am
Associated Dates and Deadlines: 
January 22, 2010 - Earlybird registration deadline
February 12, 2010 - Advanced registration deadline

Join your colleagues in the City of Brotherly Love for NSTA's 58th National Conference on Science Education. Conference registration and exhibits will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Most sessions and events have been scheduled at the Convention Center and the Doubletree Philadelphia Hotel, Loew’s Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, and Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel.

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