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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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American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. 

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Common Misconceptions about Heat and Insulation

Author(s): 
Fries-Gaither, Jessica
Publication Type: 
Electronic
Year: 
2009
Month: 
December
In press?: 
In Press
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The concepts of energy and heat are challenging for elementary students. Because young students are not ready to delve into kinetic theory and molecular motion, much of the explanation of heat and energy transfer is inaccessible to them. In addition, the use of the word "energy" in popular culture may interfere with the development of scientific understanding. Nevertheless, elementary students are capable of exploring heat through observations and qualitative, developmentally appropriate explanations.

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals.

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