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Earth from Space showing Africa and Antarctica
1998, United States Department of Education (ED)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Presents a study designed to test the effectiveness of a constructivist-historical teaching strategy in changing students' misconceptions about the earth's shape and gravity at the upper elementary and middle school levels. Contains 27 references. 

Mine control panel
2003, Horizon Research, Inc.
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report summarizes findings from observations of and interviews with 364 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: how science and mathematics are portrayed, the intellectual engagement of students in lessons, the accuracy of science and...

Carbon-14 dating laboratory at the University of Arizona
2013, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Preparing the Next Generation of Earth Scientists: An Examination of Federal Education and Training Programs presents the committee's finding. The investigation was completed through information provided by federal agency managers and published articles and reports. A 2-day workshop was also...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
2013, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Resource Type: Education Reports

A new report from the Board on Testing and Assessment and the Board on Science Education, Assessment and the Next Generation Science Standards, describes the types of new assessments that will be needed to gauge student progress. The committee recommends a systems approach, one that uses a range...

Canberra Complex disks
2016, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Science and Engineering Indicators is the premier source of information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. Learn more about important topics, including education; workforce; national and international R&D trends; academic R&D; industry, technology, and the...

Arctic Ocean world view, satellite imagery
2005, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Laboratory experiences as a part of most U.S. high school science curricula have been taken for granted for decades, but they have rarely been carefully examined. What do they contribute to science learning? What can they contribute to science learning? What is the current status of labs in our...

Arctic Ocean world view, satellite imagery
2013, United States Department of Education (ED)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Mapping the Nation is an interactive map that pulls together demographic, economic, and education indicators—nearly one million data points—to show that the United States is a truly global nation.

artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
2007, NOAA and TERC
Resource Type: Education Reports

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) commissioned TERC to complete a review of science education standards for all 50 states. The study analyzed K-12 Earth science standards to determine how well each state addresses key Earth-science content, concepts and skills. This...

Students studying soils
2013, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Following a 2011 report by the National Research Council (NRC) on successful K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Congress asked the National Science Foundation to identify methods for tracking progress toward the report's recommendations. In response, the...

Tags: nrc, stem, k-12, report
Scientists surveying soil information
2014, National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council (NRE and NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

STEM Integration in K-12 Education makes recommendations for designers of integrated STEM experiences, assessment developers, and researchers to design and document effective integrated STEM education. This report will help to further their work and improve the chances that some forms of...

Tags: report, stem, research
Molten iron in a furnace
2008, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
Resource Type: Education Reports

In this paper, SETDA discusses the importance of STEM education, the current state of STEM education, and barriers to implementing STEM education and recommends what stakeholders and policymakers can do to support STEM education.

Cypress swamp at Horseshoe Lake
2012, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The report points to the importance of formal and informal education in supporting the public's understanding of those challenges climate change will bring, and in preparing current and future generations to act to limit the magnitude of climate change and respond to those challenges....

Volcanologists monitoring Mt. St. Helens
2014, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report presents a summary of the presentations and discussions from the workshop. The chapters do not directly follow the order of the sessions. Instead, the presentations and discussions at the workshop are grouped by topic. Chapter 1 addresses the rationale for the workshop. Chapter 2...

Soil scientists studying sand deposited by floodwaters
2009, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report gives a detailed look on the status and trends of geoscience education from K-12 and up through community college courses. 

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2012, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

A Framework for K-12 Science Education outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. These expectations will inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
2014, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Entitled "STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Engaging Schools and Empowering Teachers to Integrate Formal, Informal, and Afterschool Education to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Grades K-8," the convocation brought together more than 100 representatives of all three sectors, along with researchers,...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
2002, Horizon Research, Inc.
Resource Type: Education Reports

The Status of Elementary Mathematics Teaching is one of a series of reports based on data from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education, a survey of 5,765 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and...

Students test water samples
2011, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Successful STEM Education: A Workshop Summary discusses the importance of STEM education. The report describes the primary types of K-12 schools and programs that can support successful education in the STEM disciplines and examines data and research that demonstrate the effectiveness of these...

Tags: report, stem, research
Arctic Ocean world view, satellite imagery
2015, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Education Reports

As part of our effort to enhance geosciences education awareness, the American Geosciences Institute collects science education data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and summarizes the data into reports at the elementary and secondary levels. The data and reports are available...

Students studying soils
2005, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

In response to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Systems for State Science Assessment explores the ideas and tools that are needed to assess science learning at the state level. This book provides a detailed examination of K-12 science assessment: looking specifically at what should...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2010, National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Fewer American students than ever are graduating from college with math and science degrees, and there is a shortage of K-12 teachers in STEM fields. In this paper, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) shows that the problem is deeper still. The U.S. suffers not only because of the...

Volcanologists monitoring Mt. St. Helens
Ecological Help, LLC
Resource Type: Education Reports

Perspectives of Science and Education is a peer-reviewed international scientific electronic journal published six times a year.

Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
2003, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

In 2001, with support from National Science Foundation, the National Research Council began a review of the evidence concerning whether or not the National Science Education Standards have had an impact on the science education enterprise to date, and if so, what that impact has been. This...

World map with ice caps
2013, National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report provides a detailed and up-to-date lay of the land on teacher evaluation policies across the 50 states and DCPS. It also offers a more in-depth look at the states with the most ambitious teacher evaluation systems, including their efforts to connect teacher evaluation to other policy...

Students taking water samples during field work
2016, United States Department of Education (ED)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This study from ED's Institute of Education Sciences What Works Clearinghouse examined whether students who read stories about the personal or intellectual struggles of famous scientists has higher science grades than students who read only about the scientists's achievements. The study authors...

World map with ice caps
2012, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report describes a workshop, planned under the aegis of the Board on Testing and Assessment and the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council. Key National Education Indicators is a summary of the meeting of a group with extensive experience in research, public...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
2013, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The report includes statistics on the presence of the Earth and Space sciences in: national and state science education standards; high school graduation requirements; high stakes science assessments; college admission requirements; and the Advanced Placement program. The Center report will...

Students taking water samples during field work
North American Association for Environmental education (NAAEE)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Experts at Stanford University systematically searched the academic literature and analyzed 119 peer-reviewed studies published over a 20-year period that measured the impacts of environmental education for K-12 students. The review found clear evidence that environmental education programs...

Mine control panel
2012, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

A Framework for K-12 Science Education outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. These expectations will inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and...

Hubble telescope image of Galaxy NGC 3310
2013, Michael E. Wysession via NSTA's K-12 Journal
Resource Type: Education Reports

This article describes the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how they will be used to further education in earth sciences. 

Students test water samples
2016, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This Data Point uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, collected in 2009 when students were high school freshmen, and in 2012, when most students were in their junior year of high school. The study has an overarching STEM focus, and included student self-assessment of...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
2011, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Successful STEM Education: A Workshop Summary discusses the importance of STEM education. The report describes the primary types of K-12 schools and programs that can support successful education in the STEM disciplines and examines data and research that demonstrate the effectiveness of these...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2010, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Education Reports

At the invitation of the American Geological Institute (AGI), representatives of AGI member societies and key partners gathered for the first Earth System Science Education Summit in Houston in February 2010. The following report summarizes the origins of the meeting, major discussions that took...

Students test water samples
2015, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Education Reports

As part of our effort to enhance geosciences education awareness, the American Geosciences Institute collects science education data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and summarizes the data into reports at the elementary and secondary levels. The data and reports are available...

Volcanologists monitoring Mt. St. Helens
2010, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Exploring the Intersection of Science Education and 21st Century Skills addresses key questions about the overlap between 21st century skills and scientific content and knowledge; explores promising models or approaches for teaching these abilities; and reviews the evidence about the...

Saturn images taken from Hubble
2010, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The American Geological Institute (AGI) hosted the first Earth System Science (ESS) Education Summit in Houston, Texas, at BP Exploration’s new Helios Plaza meeting facility on February 8-11, 2010. The Summit was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, as well as by funding...

Scientists surveying soil information
2013, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing? summarizes the 14 indicators and tracks progress towards the initial report's recommendations. By providing a focused set of key indicators related to students' access to quality learning, educator's capacity, and...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
2007, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This Statistics in Brief uses data from five administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) to examine the distribution of weekly instructional hours by regular, full-time first- through fourth-grade teachers of self-contained classrooms in four subjects: English/reading/language arts...

Otto Formation in North Carolina's Cove Field
2013, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing? summarizes the 14 indicators and tracks progress towards the initial report's recommendations. By providing a focused set of key indicators related to students' access to quality learning, educator's capacity, and...

Tags: report, stem, k-12
North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters
2013, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This website has the key indicators of the condition of education in the United States. These indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics and are updated as data become available. A Congressionally mandated annual report on these indicators is provided to...

Canberra Complex disks
2011, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Successful K-12 STEM Education defines a framework for understanding "success" in K-12 STEM education. The book focuses its analysis on the science and mathematics parts of STEM and outlines criteria for identifying effective STEM schools and programs. Because a school's success should be...

Tags: report, k-12, stem
Scientists surveying soil information
2008, United States Department of Education (ED)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage, we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. See data on how we're doing as a nation -- student achievement in reading and math, high school graduation rates, schools making adequate...

Seismogrph monitoring
2000, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

As a framework for addressing the task, the book advocates partnerships among school districts, colleges, and universities, with contributions from scientists, mathematicians, teacher educators, and teachers. It then looks carefully at the status of the education reform movement and explores the...

Students studying soils
2013, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private,...

Satellite imagery of sea-surface temperatures
2013, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Next Generation Science Standards identifies the science all K-12 students should know. These new standards are based on the National Research Council's A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for...

Tags: report, ngss, k-12, nrc, nsta, aaas
Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
2008, The Elementary School Journal
Resource Type: Education Reports

Given that previous findings on the social distribution of the effects of small classes have been mixed and inconclusive, in the present study I attempted to shed light on the mechanism through which small classes affect the achievement of low- and high-achieving students. I used data from a 4-...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
2005, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, Taking Science to School provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. By looking at a broad range of questions, this book provides a basic...

New York City and the East River in 1960
2009, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The state mapping studies performed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) offer several important contributions to national education analyses. First, the mapping analyses allow each state to compare the stringency of its criteria for proficiency with that of other states....

Students test water samples
2010, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments, is designed to make that task easier. Based on the National Research Council study, Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits, this book is a tool that provides case studies, illustrative examples,...

Students test water samples
2010, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

These reports present the number and percentage of students dropping out and completing public school (among states that reported dropouts and completers).

Tags: report, education

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Education Reports
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

As part of our effort to enhance geosciences education awareness, the American Geosciences Institute collects science education data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and summarizes the data into reports at the elementary and secondary levels. The data and reports are available...

Australia's Simpson Desert
Webinars
Xochitl Garcia, Science Friday

In 2016, Science Friday hosted a live online web panel to discuss challenges and approaches to teaching climate change science in the classroom. Led by passionate educators who are committed to best practices in climate education, this discussion provided innovated strategies for bringing...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Teacher Professional Development
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

The Earth Systems Science (ESS) modules are designed for teachers who are taking ESSEA courses. Teachers can also use the ESS course modules with their students. They have situations, connections to the standards, resources and sample investigations. Unless a module is labeled K-4, you can adapt...

Variety of Minerals
Teacher Professional Development
ASM International

Sponsored by the professional society for materials scientists and engineers, these five-day summer camps help teachers explore ways to make core science and math principles more engaging and accessible. Topics covered include metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Teachers can complete...

Delaware in the Appalachian Mountains
Funding for Science Teachers
The Chichester duPont Foundation

These grants of to $50,000 support nonprofit organizations with programs focused on the environment, education, healthcare, social services, and the arts. Preference is given to those with new initiatives, special projects, or expansions of current programs, and projects in which the foundaton's...

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