Spotlight on Science Instruction

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On Science Instruction

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The Education Week Spotlight on Science Instruction is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Promoting science instruction in the early grades
  • Fostering discovery-based lab experiences
  • Attracting students to careers in architecture, construction, and engineering
  • Focusing on depth rather than breadth in science education
  • Engaging students through forensic science
  • Using the web to connect students with scientists

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ACE also offers early career exposure and scholarships to attract students to architecture, construction, and engineering.
January 18, 2011 - Education Week

Thirty-four percent of 4th graders, 30 percent of 8th graders, and 21 percent of seniors met at least the "proficient" level.
February 1, 2011 - Education Week

The goal of the National Research Council panel's framework is to promote learning in greater depth, and includes an emphasis on engineering and technology.
July 13, 2010 - Education Week

New efforts aim to help science students interact more directly with the natural world.
October 11, 2010 - Teacher

Children tend to show relatively little growth in their understanding of science in preschool, but interest in changing that is growing.
January 13, 2010 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

Universities and science organizations have launched initiatives to make advanced scientific work seem less intimidating and more appealing.
November 9, 2009 - Education Week

Teachers find the nitty-gritty of forensics excites students in a way that much of traditional science often does not.
October 27, 2009 - Education Week

In Detroit, a curriculum requires elementary pupils to do the work actual scientists do.
May 11, 2009 - Education Week

High schoolers who focus more intensely on core science topics fare better in beginning college science than those who delve a bit into a longer list of topics, a study found.
March 10, 2009 - Education Week

Margaret Honey and Eric Siegel argue that the best way for students to get excited about math and science is by encouraging them to create, build, and invent.
February 1, 2011 - Education Week

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