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Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Teacher Professional Development

The mission of the NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, businesses, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education...

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...

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. 

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...

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...

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
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.

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
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...

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...

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...

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