In this issue, the elementary edition of Science
Class will focus on Real
Each theme will be
supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources:
news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles.
To view the middle level and high school versions of Science
Class, please click on the links to your left.
REAL DATA EXPLORATIONS
If you have ever taught your students science with plant specimens
collected from a garden or by using the results from a geological
study found on the Internet, you know that numerous possibilities
exist for you to use real data in the classroom.
Both you and your students benefit when real data are used in the
classroom. You enrich your existing curriculum and provide creative
lesson plans to motivate and educate your students. Students, meanwhile,
learn to connect the data to what they know about the real world.
Real Data Explorations in the News
Finding ways to teach lessons that use real data in the classroom
can be challenge. Read an article from the BBC News that
describes a program where students use technology to gather data
from the outdoors to learn about ecology.
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.
Click here to read the latest:
Data Explorations on the Net
is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content
chosen for selected keywords. In this month's elementary journal,
Science and Children, NSTA members read "Real Earthquakes,
Real Learning." The link to that article is:
The keyword from that article is:
Articles on Real Data
The following NSTA journal articles provides you with some ideas
using real data.
Click here to read more:
on Real Data
Click here to view the list of books dealing with Real Data:
The Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE),
Steven Institute of Technology, offers this month's column on the
professional development benefits of using real data explorations.
Click here to read more:
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