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Two environmental science units from the Nature Conservancy's Nature Works Everywhere program help high school students (grades 9-12) gain a global perspective on conservation. Both units include a teachers guide, lesson plans, student handouts, links, and videos. In Recording the Rainforest,...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The Weathercamp at the City University of New York is a two week program for high school students from the New York City metropolitan area, and has been offered free of charge to 6-12 students. It generally begins in the last week of July or first week of August, depending on staff scheduling. If...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Did you know that building a home requires a full understanding of the local geology? Otherwise, adverse consequences may occur ranging from a flooded basement to losing a home to a landslide! This active 3-day workshop explores some of the engineering challenges and solutions New Jersey faces. It...
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Published in 2018
This report examines the sequence of courses that high school graduates take in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through their high school years using data from the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) High School Transcript Study. The 44-page report starts...
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Published in 2016
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 confidence...
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Published in 2009
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 universities....
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Published in 2016
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...
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Engage students with a first-hand glimpse into agriculture using lessons and activities that bring to life critical issues such as sustainability, the new science behind farming, and entrepreneurship. Designed for grades 9 through 12, the downloadable lesson plans are aligned with Next Generation...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Florida Polytechnic University's website and app provides a centralized source of articles, videos, and interactive content dedicated to guiding high school students to STEM-focused careers and helping them through the college preparation and the application process. The website features student...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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GIF files illustrating simple seismic wave propagation concepts.
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View a simulation of the visible spectrum is displayed under the curve, corresponding to 400 nm (blue), 500 nm (green), and 650 nm (red) values. The colored circles on the left represent the percent of each color present and a simulation of the total color of the object.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Flashed teaching resources in geology. This site has several different categories to choose from relating to geology that is kid friendly. It includes diagrams and great explanations that are very thought provoking.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Students and adults have a lot of trouble envisioning the history of the universe, from the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, through the development of various structures in the cosmos and the evolution of life on Earth, to the present moment. In this activity, students will equate the full span of...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This downloadable image from the Max-Planck Institut für Meteorologie details the big marine converyor belt.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2010
These reports present the number and percentage of students dropping out and completing public school (among states that reported dropouts and completers).
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Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. 6-12 Grant requests for ¤5-000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. 6-12 Grant requests for ¤5-000...
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Photographs from the US Department of State are provided in several photostreams on varied topics, which can be searched. There are also albums available.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This PowerPoint and suggested script is about major discoveries made with telescopes and their technologies that changed the way we understand our universe.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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PowerPoint explaining NASA's Kepler Mission to search for transiting planets orbiting in the habitable zone of Sun-like stars.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Tour the Orion Nebula with this PowerPoint and script for use at your outreach or club events. Edit as needed.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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