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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...

Mine control panel
2005, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The purposes of this paper are to exam online Internet content of an Earth and environmental science (EES) course and determine if the format and design of the Internet content is appropriate for students with visual disabilities. The course used external Web sites on the Internet as the main...

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...

Mt. St. Helens Volcano
2008, University of Minnesota (UM)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report lists misconceptions on: science itself; earth's setting; earth's structure; plate tectonics; earthquakes; mineral and rock terms; volcanoes; paleomagnetism; ocean systems; river systems; deserts; groundwater and karst systems; glacial systems; climate; and greenhouse warming.

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...

Redoubt Volcano
1991, The Science Teacher
Resource Type: Education Reports

The following list of Earth science misconceptions, compiled from surveys and misconception research, may provide a starting point for discovering and contending with student misconceptions. 

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. 

EIT Image of the Sun
2006, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report lists common misconceptions about solar-terrestrial physics. The misconception is given along with a detailled description of the correct processes. 

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

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-...

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...

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).

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...

Seismogrph monitoring
2011, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This edition of Projections of Education Statistics provides projections for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary public and private schools, as well as enrollment and degrees conferred at postsecondary degree-granting...

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...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2009, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Through the SEC Collaborative, CCSSO conducted an alignment content analysis of the 2007 TIMSS Mathematics and Science education assessments for students at grades 4 and 8 and the 2006 PISA Mathematics and Science Literacy assessments for students at age 15 (i.e., TIMSS--Trends in Mathematics...

Dunkleosteus head on display at a Canadian museum
2010, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report updates two previous reports: Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 1999 (Bielick and Chapman 2003) and Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 2003 (Tice et al. 2006). Using data from the National Household Education Survey (NHES) of the U.S. Department of Education's...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2012, United States Chamber of Commerce
Resource Type: Education Reports

American colleges and universities have long been viewed as the best in the world. Compared with other countries, the United States stands near the top in its nationwide percentage of college-educated adults. Our research universities dominate international rankings. Talented scholars and...

Students studying soils
2009, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Project 2061's benchmarks are statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12. The grade demarcations suggest reasonable checkpoints for estimating student progress toward the science literacy goals...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2011, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The results of the NAEP science assessment present a broad view of what our nation's students know and can do in science. The assessment is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. Results of the 2015...

Students taking water samples during field work
2009, Science Education
Resource Type: Education Reports

This study relates the performance of college students in introductory science courses to the amount of content covered in their high school science courses. The sample includes 8310 students in introductory biology, chemistry, or physics courses in 55 randomly chosen U.S. colleges and...

Dunkleosteus head on display at a Canadian museum
2010, Horizon Research, Inc.
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report summarizes the activities and findings of Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI) in its external evaluation of the Science: It’s Elementary (SIE) program in the period July 2009 through June 2010.

Wind speed and direction from Project Vortex
2013, Horizon Research, Inc.
Resource Type: Education Reports

Professional Development for Mathematics and Science Teachers: Findings from a decade of Local Systemic Change (LSC) Projects presents major findings from a 10-year, large scale study of 75,000 mathematics and science teachers who participated in 88 LSC projects, with support from the National...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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. 

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 stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
2002, Horizon Research, Inc
Resource Type: Education Reports

The Report of 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education details the results of a survey of 5,765 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and beliefs, teachers as professionals, science and mathematics...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2009, Evolution: Education and Outreach
Resource Type: Education Reports

In 2000, Lawrence Lerner and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation reviewed state science standards in 49 states and the District of Columbia, specifically with respect to the coverage of evolution. We repeat his survey for all current standards publicly available as of May 2009 and discuss the...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
2013, Education Week
Resource Type: Education Reports

This 17th annual edition of the report examines the impact of a school's social and disciplinary environment on student's ability to learn and on the teachers and administrators tasked with guiding them. Education Week journalists take an in-depth look at a range of school-climate factors --...

Students observing a fault model
1998, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Resource Type: Education Reports

A list compiled by the Operation Physics Elementary / middleschool physics education outreach project of the American Institute of Physics.

Cloud to ground lightning in a storm chase, 1980
2000, National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
Resource Type: Education Reports

It is generally accepted that children have their own understanding of how the world works prior to receiving formal science instruction. Much research has been done to determine students' misconceptions related to the physical sciences; less has been done to understand children's ideas in the...

Mexico City Earthquake, 1985
2008, Ohio State University (OSU)
Resource Type: Education Reports

In this article, we discuss some common misconceptions about weathering and erosion, volcanoes, and earthquakes. We also provide tools for formative assessment and ideas for teaching the correct scientific concepts.

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Energy Day

Calling all teachers! Do you have an award-wining lesson that highlights a STEM concept? This year following Energy Day Fetsival in Houston, we will be hosting a contest for educators. Submit a lesson plan to us implementing one of the STEM concepts you saw being demonstrated at an exhibit at...

Students test water samples
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...

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