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Teaching Science, 2015
From star systems to social systems, CONASTA 64 connects teachers to researchers and scientists working on the cutting edge of modern science. We asked two CONASTA 64 Keynote speakers, Steven Tingay and Ian Walker to share their passion for their work and their dedication for giving back to the science community.
Descriptors: Astronomy, Interviews, STEM Education, Faculty Development
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Kidman, Gillian; Keast, Stephen; Cooper, Rebecca – Teaching Science, 2012
This paper is a response to Hoban and Neilsen's (2010) Five Rs model for understanding how learners engage with slowmation. An alternative model (the Learning MMAEPER Model) that builds on the 5Rs model is explained in terms of its use in secondary science preservice teacher education. To probe into the surface and deep learning that can occur…
Descriptors: Science Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Wrigley, Colin – Teaching Science, 2012
Three and a half centuries ago, a five-year experiment was conducted involving the growth of a willow tree in a pot which received only water. The conclusion, that a tree is therefore made solely from water, was not so ridiculous when there was still general acceptance of the Aristotelian view of only four "elements": water, earth, fire and air.…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Water