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Pairing Educational Robotics With Geospatial Technologies In Informal Learning Environments, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Pairing Educational Robotics With Geospatial Technologies In Informal Learning Environments, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

Educational robotics, when paired with geospatial technologies and taught in an informal educational environment, can be an innovative strategy to teach youth about science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) concepts. However, little is known about the true effects on conceptual knowledge and associated attitudes. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the shortterm effects of a series of five-day summer robotics/geospatial camps held in Nebraska. The study was conducted at six diverse locations and consisted of a five-day 4-H camp experience. The study examined the experiences of 147 youth between the ages of 10 and 15. A pretestposttest quasi-experimental ...


Using Roller Coasters To Bridge Mathematics, Science And The Arts, Janka Szilagyi, Jill Zarazinski 2010 The College at Brockport

Using Roller Coasters To Bridge Mathematics, Science And The Arts, Janka Szilagyi, Jill Zarazinski

Education and Human Development Faculty Publications

The goal of this workshop presentation is to help teachers find meaningful ways to integrate the arts, mathematics, and science to promote creativity, and interdisciplinary and real-life connections in their classrooms. Through designing and building roller coasters the participants will develop their own creativity and understanding of the problem solving and inquiry approaches to teaching mathematics and science.


Acl And Knee Injury Prevention Programs For Young Athletes: Do They Work?, K. Shea, N. Grimm, Shawn Simonson, J. Jacobs 2010 Boise State University

Acl And Knee Injury Prevention Programs For Young Athletes: Do They Work?, K. Shea, N. Grimm, Shawn Simonson, J. Jacobs

Shawn R. Simonson

No abstract provided.


Publications, Mayank Trivedi 2010 Sardar Patel University

Publications, Mayank Trivedi

Mayank Jasvantray Trivedi Dr

Abstract


Students’ Conceptions Of The Nature Of Mathematics And Attitudes Towards Mathematics Learning, Munira Amirali 2010 Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Students’ Conceptions Of The Nature Of Mathematics And Attitudes Towards Mathematics Learning, Munira Amirali

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Students’ conceptions of the nature of mathematics have a great influence towards mathematics learning. In order to understand gender-wise students’ conceptions and attitudes towards mathematics this study has been conducted in Karachi, Pakistan. This paper examines patterns in students’ conception and attitude towards mathematics by analyzing survey data obtained from 82 students studying in grade eight in a private school context. The survey was conducted using a five-point Likert scale ranging from ‘strongly agree’ through ‘neutral’ to ‘strongly disagree’. The survey findings illustrate that students consider mathematics as a useful subject which is used in daily life routines and facilitates ...


The Use Of Horticulture And Gardening As A Special Education Tool At The High School Level, Krysta Marie Johnson 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Use Of Horticulture And Gardening As A Special Education Tool At The High School Level, Krysta Marie Johnson

Horticulture and Crop Science

THIS REPORT CONTAINS PLANNING METHODS AND INSTALLATION PROCEDURE FOR A RAISED VEGETABLE GARDEN FOR WILSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, IN WILSONVILLE, OREGON. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE GARDEN WAS TO USE IT AS A LEARNING TOOL FOR THE SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT WILSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL. UPON DOING MORE RESEARCH IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT THE GARDEN CAN ALSO BE USED AS A HEALING TOOL FOR STUDENTS WHO SUFFER FROM ATTENTION DISORDERS AND WHO HAVE EMOTIONAL AND LEARNING DISABILITIES. THE STUDENTS HAVE BECOME INVESTED IN THE GARDEN PROJECT AND LOOK FORWARD TO DOING MORE PROJECTS WITH THEIR CLASS.


Climate Literacy In California K-12 Schools, Candice Maree Nosworthy 2010 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Climate Literacy In California K-12 Schools, Candice Maree Nosworthy

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Isu Advance—Transformation Across The University Hierarchy To Enhance Recruitment, Retention And Advancement Of Women Faculty In Engineering, Kristen P. Constant 2010 Iowa State University

Isu Advance—Transformation Across The University Hierarchy To Enhance Recruitment, Retention And Advancement Of Women Faculty In Engineering, Kristen P. Constant

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

ISU is in the 4th year of a 5-year NSF funded ADVANCE grant. In accordance with the intent of NSF’s “Institutional Transformation” grants, the focus of this work is not on the individual professional development of women, but instead, on changing the academic environment in which they work. The goal of the ISU ADVANCE research program is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel collaborative effort to effect institutional transformation that results in the full participation of women faculty in STEM fields in the university. Our approach focuses on transforming departmental cultures (views, attitudes, norms and shared beliefs), practices ...


Developing Female Self-Efficacy For Middle School Mathematics, Stephanie Shields 2010 Western Oregon University

Developing Female Self-Efficacy For Middle School Mathematics, Stephanie Shields

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

No abstract provided.


The Theory Of Evolution Is Not An Explanation For The Origin Of Life, Justin W. Rice, Daniel A. Warner, Clint D. Kelly, Michael P. Clough, James T. Colbert 2010 Iowa State University

The Theory Of Evolution Is Not An Explanation For The Origin Of Life, Justin W. Rice, Daniel A. Warner, Clint D. Kelly, Michael P. Clough, James T. Colbert

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Publications

The propagation of misconceptions about the theory of biological evolution must be addressed whenever and wherever they are encountered. The recent article by Paz-y-Mino and Espinoza in this journal contained several such misconceptions, including: that biological evolution explains the origin of life, confusion between biological and cosmological evolution, and the use of the term “Darwinism,” all of which we address here. We argue that science educators, and biology educators particularly, must be aware of these (and other) misconceptions and work to remove them from their classrooms.


Influences Of Environmental Education Programs On The Participant’S Affinity For Nature, Justin Alan Schmillen 2010 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Influences Of Environmental Education Programs On The Participant’S Affinity For Nature, Justin Alan Schmillen

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This study was conducted to determine the change, and the factors influencing the change, in the participant’s affinity for nature resulting from an environmental education experience. In addition, this study also examined the change and factors of change in aspects of the participant’s affinity for nature that directly relate to marine and coastal resources and environments. An adapted version of the Affinity for Nature scale, an outcome measuring instrument used by the American Camp Association was used to collect data from participants (n=529) at Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School and Camp Ocean Pines, whose experience included an ...


The Use Of Magnets For Introducing Primary School Students To Some Properties Of Forces Through Small-Group Pedagogy, Rebecca Carruthers, Kevin C. de Berg 2010 Avondale College

The Use Of Magnets For Introducing Primary School Students To Some Properties Of Forces Through Small-Group Pedagogy, Rebecca Carruthers, Kevin C. De Berg

Science and Mathematics Papers and Journal Articles

Seventeen Grade Six students were divided into small groups to study the concept of forces in the context of magnets and their properties. The researcher, a pre-service primary school teacher, encouraged the students into conversation about magnets and it was found that, without hesitation, they talked about their prior experience of magnets. The words, 'pushing' and 'pulling', endemic to an early introduction to the notion of force, were used spontaneously by the students when referring to the repulsion and attraction properties of magnets. In conversation, the students were prepared to make claims or hypotheses about magnet behaviour and often sought ...


Education In The Environment: A Strategy For Continued Interagency Outdoor Education Programming: Fourth Quarter Progress Report With Annual Report: Period Ending May 31, 2010, Margaret N. Rees 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Education In The Environment: A Strategy For Continued Interagency Outdoor Education Programming: Fourth Quarter Progress Report With Annual Report: Period Ending May 31, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Reports (PLI Education)

Highlights of the university’s focused efforts during the past three months include the following:

  • An Evaluation Report was produced for the Families in Nature program.
  • The report “Reaching SNAP Audiences: Documenting the number of people reached through environmental education and interpretation programs and activities has been produced.
  • Two Families in Nature field trips benefitted 85 people.
  • Exhibit IQ, an exhibit design company, has been retained to develop an exhibit design plan, prepare the RV, and fabricate and install exhibits.
  • Forever Earth was scheduled on 49 days involving 1639 individuals.
  • Discover Mojave Outdoor World conducted 16 events for 333 participants.


Wind Energy Workforce Development: A Roadmap To A Sustainable Wind Industry, Ian Baring-Gould, Marguerite Kelly 2010 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Wind Energy Workforce Development: A Roadmap To A Sustainable Wind Industry, Ian Baring-Gould, Marguerite Kelly

Publications (E)

As the United States moves toward greatly expanded wind energy use, the need for skilled workers at all industry levels has been repeatedly identified as a critical issue. Additionally, if the industry and nation wish to capitalize on this rapid industry growth by becoming a major international green technology exporter, reversing current educational trends away from science, engineering, and technical skills must be achieved.

This poster provides an overview of the educational infrastructure and expected industry needs through a discussion of the activities to train workers while addressing issues for each of the education sectors, leading to the development of ...


Perfect Numbers:, Diana French 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Perfect Numbers:, Diana French

MAT Exam Expository Papers

While this topic of “Perfect Numbers” was completely new to me (at least to the degree at which it is discussed within this paper,) I found it very intriguing and believe there is still much information and mathematical discovery in it for me. There were many historical points of interest, and I found it difficult to whittle them down to a manageable size for the intent of this paper. Likewise, there were many facts and peculiarities I found interesting and certainly worthy of consideration. However, to maintain anything close to a reasonable length of discussion as outlined in the guidelines ...


A New Approach To Science Education For The 21st Century, Andrew Colgoni, Carolyn Eyles 2010 McMaster University

A New Approach To Science Education For The 21st Century, Andrew Colgoni, Carolyn Eyles

Andrew Colgoni

No abstract provided.


Ists E-Newsletter, May 15, 2010, Iowa Academy of Science 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Ists E-Newsletter, May 15, 2010, Iowa Academy Of Science

ISTS Newsletter

In this issue:

--Message from the ISTS Chair, Kathy Megivern

--Message from the Fall Conference Chair, De Anna Tibben

--Message from the Vice Chair, Adam Puderbaugh

--Announcements

--Opportunities

--News

--Your ISTS Leadership Team


Access To Algebra I, Gateway To Success: The Impact Of Eighth-Grade Algebra I., Emily Jean Skelton Darling 2010 East Tennessee State University

Access To Algebra I, Gateway To Success: The Impact Of Eighth-Grade Algebra I., Emily Jean Skelton Darling

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

An understanding of Algebra I and the role that this foundational course plays as an entry to the college preparatory pathway in secondary education and its influence on mathematical achievement is an integral component for the education of American youth in the global world of science and technology. Achievements in high school curricula are cumulative; each course completed determines which paths will be open to the student and which postsecondary education options will be available. In today's world, these options are necessary for the competitive world market. Algebra I is the prerequisite course for subsequent high school math pathways ...


Growth In Students' Conceptions Of Mathematical Induction, John David Gruver 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Growth In Students' Conceptions Of Mathematical Induction, John David Gruver

All Theses and Dissertations

While proof and reasoning lie at the core of mathematical practice, how students learn to reason formally and build convincing proofs continues to invite reflection and discussion. To add to this discussion I investigated how three students grew in their conceptions of mathematical induction. While each of the students in the study had different experiences and grew in different ways, the grounded axes (triggering events, personal questions about mathematics, and personal questions about a particular solution) highlighted patterns in the narratives and from these patterns a theoretical perspective emerged. Reflection, both on mathematics in general and about specific problems, was ...


The Center For Stem Education And Outreach At James Madison University: A Case Study For Using System Dynamics And The Balanced Scorecard To Perform Strategic Planning, Bader Fazea 2010 James Madison University

The Center For Stem Education And Outreach At James Madison University: A Case Study For Using System Dynamics And The Balanced Scorecard To Perform Strategic Planning, Bader Fazea

Masters Theses

Concern that the U.S. education system is unsuccessful in keeping the United States a competitive nation in global talent race has pushed policymakers to plan for improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the country. These are the disciplines that need to be fostered to supply the United States with talented graduates that can keep its economy competitive. Many major public and private organizations are investing significant resources to address this challenge. The Center for STEM Education and Outreach at James Madison University is among the parties working on promoting STEM education in the State of Virginia ...


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