Science education. (Senior Division 2002).Alford, A.L., and C. A. Schmidt. Department of Biology, Central Missouri State University Missouri State University is a state university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is the state's second largest university in student enrollment, second only to the University of Missouri. From 1972 to 2005, Missouri State was known as Southwest Missouri State University. . ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AT CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY: SERVICE AND OUTREACH. Long recognized for providing an excellent post-secondary preparation in the various areas of field biology, the Biology Department at Central Missouri State University is now developing mechanisms for providing environmental education to public school and youth groups in our service area. The initial phase of development includes use of the former Hawksley property (now referred to as the Environmental Education Center; EEC EEC: see European Economic Community. ) in Warrensburg. In the Fall of 2001, a major outreach program was delivered. This program was produced by the Mammalogy mam·mal·o·gy
The branch of zoology that deals with mammals.
[mamma(l) + -logy.]
mam class at CMSU CMSU Central Missouri State University (Warrensburg, MO, USA)
CMSU Charline Mason Seminars Unlimited (real estate courses)
CMSU Central Mindanao State University as a Service Learning project. This event provided 120 second graders with hands-on experience relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc native and endangered mammals of Missouri, bats of Missouri, and field techniques used to study mammals. A second event in the Spring of 2002 and will include coverage of Missour i mammals, birds, herps, insects, fungi and plants. The Missouri Department of Conservation will continue to be involved in facilitating these activities. Plans for an EEC website, and strategies for recruiting funding for further development and expansion of the EEC and its outreach programs at CMSU are presented.
Eckdahl, T.T., R.E. Crumley, and J.C Baker. Department of Biology, Missouri Western State College. RAPD RAPD Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA
RAPD relative afferent pupillary defect (ophthalmology; aka Marcus-Gunn Pupil) PCR PCR polymerase chain reaction.
polymerase chain reaction
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) IN THE MICROBIOLOGY LAB: A MOLECULAR APPROACH TO IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIAL UNKNOWNS. Standard Microbiology lab manuals provide few activities using modern molecular biology molecular biology, scientific study of the molecular basis of life processes, including cellular respiration, excretion, and reproduction. The term molecular biology was coined in 1938 by Warren Weaver, then director of the natural sciences program at the Rockefeller techniques to investigate microorganisms. We developed and implemented the use of Random Amplified Polymorphic polymorphic - polymorphism DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. PCR in the microbiology student lab as a molecular method for identification of bacterial unknowns. Over the course of three lab periods students worked in groups to perform RAPD PCR on a variety of known and unknown Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Students learned to set up and perform PCR as well as agarose agarose
more highly purified form of agar with similar uses to agar and widely used in the separation of nucleic acid fragments. electrophoresis electrophoresis (ĭlĕk'trōfərē`sĭs): see colloid.
Movement of electrically charged particles in a fluid under the influence of an electric field. . More importantly, students spent time analyzing and evaluating experimental data, interpreting electrophoresis band patterns, and identifying unknown bacteria. The two RAPD primers chosen provided good quality band patterns. The distribution of known and unknown species forced students t o share data and compare band patterns across gels in order to identify unknowns. This method provided students the opportunity to perform modern molecular techniques in a microbiology lab and allowed opportunity to evaluate and interpret experimental results. From this activity undergraduate students learn the value and application of techniques traditionally performed in genetics courses. We feel this activity is a valuable application of a modern molecular technique and could easily be integrated into any microbiology course to complement traditional bacterial identification methods.
Black, J. Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, Southwest Missouri State University. INTEGRATION OF A SERVICE-LEARNING COMPONENT INTO A PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' EARTH SCIENCE CONTENT CLASS. An optional one credit hour Citizenship and Service-Learning component was established in 1999 for GRY (puzzle) gry - "Angry" and "hungry" are two words that end in "gry". What is the third word. Everyone knows what it means and everyone uses it every day. Look closely and I have already given you the third word. What is it?
Answer: "what". 240 Earth Science for Teachers, a required course for elementary-middle school education majors. Students are introduced to possible community partners, which are external government or service agencies, at the beginning of the semester. They tour a local science museum, where many participants typically work with school groups, prescheduled classes, and the public. At the museum, they may teach in a hands-on laboratory, design science curricula, or work with special events, including community free nights and Earth Day. With other community partners, students may give talks on recycling at schools or teach at local youth organizations. Service learning opportunities reinforce concepts and processes taught in the con tent classroom and in class field trips, through interpretation of related museum exhibits to the public and the design and teaching of related curricula. It also reinforces abilities associated with a content class requirement of planning and teaching Earth science lesson plans at the university laboratory school. Assessment is based on completion of 40 service hours, recommendation by the community partner, and completion of designated assignments by the instructor.
Carroll, T.M., School of Education and Child Development, Drury University Drury University is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri. The university enrolls about 1,700 undergraduates, 3,000 adult part-time undergraduates and 400 graduate students in five master's programs. In total, it's enrollment numbers at about 5,015 students. . STRENGTHENING SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS IN RURAL SOUTHWEST MISSOURI: TEACHER ASSESSMENT OF PROJECT IMPACT. Opening the Horizon (OTH OTH Over-The-Horizon (usually radar)
OTH Other (on overtime forms)
OTH One Tree Hill (band and TV show)
OTH Other Than Honorable ) is a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF NSF - National Science Foundation ) aimed at strengthening science education for middle school girls in rural Southwest Missouri. This three-year project involves middle school girls, their parents, teachers, and members of their community, combined with women in science and students from seven local colleges or universities in Southwest Missouri. The teachers involved in the project typically have sole responsibility for their school's science course offerings, and often must do so with a budget of $100.00 or less. In addition, Southwest Missouri is an area where science is not highly valued, female role models are few, and educating young women in science is a low priority. Hence, the girls involved in the project have limited information available to them ab out science or science careers. During this first year, OTH has offered these rural female students and their teachers access to cutting-edge science curricular materials, supplies and equipment, normally unaffordable un·af·ford·a·ble
Too expensive: medical care that has become unaffordable for many.
un . In addition, a series of workshops have been provided, giving the girls the opportunity to participate in, hands-on, minds-on scientific investigations. These workshops were conducted by women scientists, providing the students with positive role models of women who have succeeded in a variety of science areas. Moreover, participating teachers have been provided training and curriculum resources to enhance their science programs. The participating teachers' assessments of impact of this intervention, in terms of changes in classroom teaching and learning behaviors, increased student interest in scientific endeavors and careers will be discussed.
Dunn, S., D. Lesmeister, and C. A. Schmidt. Department of Biology, Central Missouri State University. MAMMALS OF MISSOURI: SERVICE LEARNING AT CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY. Service Learning is one of the four strategic cornerstones upon which Central Missouri State University is building a solid future. The Biology Department at Central Missouri State University is developing mechanisms for providing environmental education to public school and youth groups in our service area. As a Service Learning project, the Fall 2001 class of Mammalogy developed a one-hour program at the Environmental Education Center for two groups of second graders. This program incorporated three stations through which groups of 20-30 students were cycled on a 20-minute rotation. The first addressed native and endangered mammals of Missouri and included pelts (provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation) which the students could handle, as well as taxidermy taxidermy (tăk`sĭdûr'mē), process of skinning, preserving, and mounting vertebrate animals so that they still appear lifelike. mounts and museum specimens. The second station was about bat div ersity, feeding and habitat requirements, and the use of ultrasonic ultrasonic /ul·tra·son·ic/ (-son´ik) beyond the upper limit of perception by the human ear; relating to sound waves having a frequency of more than 20,000 Hz.
1. detectors to study bats based on echolocation echolocation
Physiological process for locating distant or invisible objects (such as prey) by emitting sound waves that are reflected back to the emitter by the objects. Echolocation is used by an animal to orient itself, avoid obstacles, find food, and interact socially. signals. This station used live pet bats to give the children a chance to see bats in a non-threatening setting. The third station covered common field techniques used in studying mammals. Students were taught how to set Sherman and Tomahawk tomahawk [from an Algonquian dialect of Virginia], hatchet generally used by Native North Americans as a hand weapon and as a missile. The earliest tomahawks were made of stone, with one edge or two edges sharpened (sometimes the stone was globe shaped). live traps, were able to "track" a fluorescently powdered mouse using a UV-light, ran pitfall pit·fall
1. An unapparent source of trouble or danger; a hidden hazard: "potential pitfalls stemming from their optimistic inflation assumptions" New York Times. traps and trapping grids, and had their picture taken by a wildlife camera station. Student and teacher responses were enthusiastically positive.
Frazier, R., C. Meade, T. Moore. Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Central Missouri State University. CHILDREN'S IDEAS, PERSONAL INQUIRY, AND THE EDUCATION OF PRESERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS IN SCIENCE. The many calls for science education reform in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. suggest that society and individuals benefit from universal scientific literacy According to the United States National Center for Education Statistics, scientific literacy is the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity. . Simultaneously, these calls lament widespread deficiencies in science knowledge among P-12 students and their teachers. An essential reform document, the National Science Education Standards The National Science Education Standards (NSES) are a set of guidelines for the science education in primary and secondary schools in the United States, as established by the National Research Council in 1996. , proposes that, "Inquiry into authentic questions generated from student experiences is the central strategy for teaching science." Our study examines an effort to make inquiry the central strategy of a university science course for preservice teachers (Physics for Teachers). The course design emphasizes firsthand first·hand
Received from the original source: firsthand information.
first investigation, direct experience with phenomena of interest, children's ideas and thinking in science, concepts from the history of science, and informed compari son with the content of standard modem science. The various perspectives are integrated in a final personal inquiry project. Not only do candidates develop practical and engaging teaching ideas in science, many report increased confidence in their ability to learn and teach science. An important feature of the course rests on the use of children's questions and ideas as starting points Noun 1. starting point - earliest limiting point
terminus a quo
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the for inquiry. For prospective teachers, the projects combine personal curiosity in learning about the world with professional concern for learning about children. Sample projects and postings to an electronic discussion provide our data. Two of the co-authors took the course and will share work and insights in the presentation. We hope to suggest that a genuine orientation toward inquiry among teachers marks a necessary path toward successful reform in science education.
Gordon, A.R. Department of Biomedical Sciences, Southwest Missouri State University. ANALYSIS AND OUTCOMES OF LINKING A COURSE ASSESSMENT TOOL TO SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES IN AN INTRODUCTORY HUMAN BIOLOGY Human biology is an interdisciplinary academic field of biology, biological anthropology, and medicine which focuses on humans; it is closely related to primate biology, and a number of other fields. COURSE. With demands for accountability in education, college instructors are being required to develop assessment tools that measure how well students have achieved course objectives. To assess whether science-oriented and non-science-oriented students were achieving course objectives in a three-course combined lecture, pre-tests and post-tests were developed to assess the meeting of each of the nine lecture course objectives. Data were analyzed and responses were initiated after each semester over a six-year period. Analysis of pre-test results indicated differences in prior knowledge for each of the objectives. This helped focus efforts on those objectives in which prior knowledge was limited and helped explain how the apparent achievement of some objectives consistently ranked higher in post-tests. This specific type of feedback on student learning allowed the instructor to evaluate changes in teaching strategies designed to improve student learning for any particular objective. Although efforts to improve student performance for some objectives show improvement over several semesters, the overall achievement of objectives by students tend to remain the same over the six year period.
Gordon, A.R. Department. of Biomedical Sciences, Southwest Missouri State University. IDENTIFICATION, RESPONSES, AND ASSESSMENT OF NEGATIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD SCIENTISTS AND SCIENCE IN A NONMAJORS HUMAN BIOLOGY COURSE. Attitudes toward scientists and science are solicited during the first week in a scientist-lead discussion hour in an introductory human biology course for non-majors (BMS BMS
Bachelor of Marine Science 100). Most students have negative attitudes that are categorized cat·e·go·rize
tr.v. cat·e·go·rized, cat·e·go·riz·ing, cat·e·go·riz·es
To put into a category or categories; classify.
cat in ten attitude categories. Categories include character, philosophy, motives of scientists (categories 1-3), influence, relevance, focus, performance, and cost of science (4-8), interest in science (9), and attitude toward the science requirement (10). In a terminal assessment, students report negative to positive attitude changes and are asked to provide an explanation for the change. On the average, 91% of the students now question (24%) or have a positive attitude (67%) for categories 1-8. Only 9% report a continued negative attitude in one or more of the atti tude categories. Explanations for changed attitudes include prejudice (range 9-19%), lack of knowledge (range 9-55%), and lack of experience (range 10-65%). Adding elements that address student attitudes toward science and establishing a closer interaction with a practicing scientist in a non-majors course should be equally important as factual content in educating non-science college graduates in an understanding of science.
Gordon, J. Division of Science and Mathematics, Central Methodist College Methodist College may refer to:
(company) Texas Instruments - (TI) A US electronics company.
A TI engineer, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958. Three TI employees left the company in 1982 to start Compaq. Calculator-Based Laboratory (TICBL) systems has made possible their wide application in the chemistry laboratories at Central Methodist College. The focus of this work is on the particular use of the spectrometer spectrometer
Device for detecting and analyzing wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, commonly used for molecular spectroscopy; more broadly, any of various instruments in which an emission (as of electromagnetic radiation or particles) is spread out according to some and pressure sensors for kinetic experiments and spectrophotometric titrations. Additional comments will be made on other sensors. The excellent compatibility between the CBLs and "dated" computer systems and the use of Microsoft Excel (tool) Microsoft Excel - A spreadsheet program from Microsoft, part of their Microsoft Office suite of productivity tools for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. Excel is probably the most widely used spreadsheet in the world.
Latest version: Excel 97, as of 1997-01-14. in data manipulation Processing data. and presentation will also be discussed.
Kelly, S, T. Jahnke and G. Saunders. Departments of Chemistry and Biology, Southwest Missouri State Unviersity. SERVICE LEARNING IN SCIENCE. Although we had experience sending chemistry service-learning students to the Discovery Center of Springfield Discovery Center of Springfield in Springfield, Missouri, is an interactive hands-on science center for kids. It is located at 438 St. Louis Street.
The Discovery Center offers a variety of exhibits including the Beehive which allows visitors to see the activity within a , a hands-on learning center or to the after school tutoring program at Boys/Girls Clubs of the Ozarks, we had never sent a student into the public schools. We are working on extending our service learning program in chemistry and the other sciences to include Springfield Public Schools The Springfield Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade from Springfield Township, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. (SPS (Standby Power System) A UPS system that switches to battery backup upon detection of power failure. See UPS.
SPS - Symbolic Programming System. Assembly language for IBM 1620. ). This project, called the GK-12. Fellowship Program, is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant # DGE-0086335 (nearly $1 million for three years). This NSF program supports graduate fellowships and stipends for undergraduate students. The project provides training that enables students in the sciences to serve in K-12 schools as resources knowledgeable about both the content and applications of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. SMSU SMSU Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University MSU)
SMSU Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall, Minnesota)
SMSU Senior Management Support Unit
SMSU System Manager and Super User science stud ents (GK-12 Fellows) work with SMSU faculty and middle school teachers to make a significant impact on student-teacher contact and student learning in selected middle school science programs within the SPS system. Although paid positions are wonderful to encourage students to participate in a project, we are investigating several ways to sustain this project and help SPS science teachers. We believe that service-learning is the way to do that, and Dr. Saunders and I will be working to integrate service learning students into our training and program so that we can help more schools and more science teachers. An overview of the SMSU Citizenship and Service Learning program will be presented along with the results of this current project.
Kemp, P., A. Gordon, B. Wing. Departments of Mathematics and Chemistry at Southwest Missouri State University and Department of Biology at Drury University. A PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE INTEREST OF MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS. A three-year grant program called Opening the Horizon is underway in rural southwestern Missouri with the goal of encouraging middle school girls to realize that careers in science and mathematics are achievable goals. Opening the Horizon offers the opportunity for a significant enhancement in the science education of middle school girls in Southwest Missouri. The program seeks to engage up to 200 middle school girls and their science teachers and parents from 26 Ozarks counties as well as school administrators, local and regional communities in an active, self-sustaining program encouraging scientific literacy, curiosity and opportunity. The program is coordinated by a leadership team of women science faculty from SMSU and Drury and the site directors at each of the five r egional college and university sites. Hands on science workshops are conducted for the middle school students at local colleges near their homes. The parents and teachers will gradually assume responsibility for planning the workshops. The program also involves women college students majoring in the sciences or math as mentors to the girls. A course is also being offered to the teachers working with the grant on the barriers girls meet in pursuing science and how they can help students to overcome those barriers. The details of this program and its impact thus far will be discussed. Supported by NSF Grant HRD HRD Human Resource Development
HRD Human Resources Department
HRD Hurricane Research Division
HRD Hoge Raad Voor Diamant (Diamond High Council, Belgium)
HRD hypothetical reference decoder (digital TV) #0002129.
Peery, L,. L. Lembke, J. Gordon, S. Harman, and K. Clark. Division of Science and Mathematics, Central Methodist College. TEACHING SCHOLARS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, CMC-FAYETTE RIII RIII Rural Infrastructure Investment Initiative (Canada) . The Central Methodist College-Fayette R-III Teaching Partnership which is funded by a NSF grant has brought together five undergraduate Teaching Scholars, members of the Central Methodist science/mathematics faculty, and members of the elementary, middle and secondary faculty from the Fayette public schools. The primary objectives of the CMC-Fayette partnership are to help elementary teachers to broaden the math/science experiences of their students, to help middle school math/science teachers incorporate more hands-on learning, to facilitate laboratory activities for high school science students, and to help all teachers to integrate technology in the classroom. The teaching scholars have developed and supervised a series of laboratory experiences for high school chemistry and physics students and have worked side by side with eleme ntary and middle grade teachers to make science and mathematics instruction more meaningful.
Roy P., D. Beach, N. Mrad, and C. Wolf C. Wolf is the official mascot of the Erie SeaWolves, a Minor League Baseball team in Erie, Pennsylvania. The SeaWolves are the Double A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team. C. Wolf's History
C. Wolf made his debut June 20, 1995, at Jerry Uht Park. . School of Education and Child Development, Drury University. IMPACT OF UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP IN LEARNING SCIENCE BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE. A Developmental School Partnership among Central High School, Pipkin Middle School, Boyd/Berry Elementary School elementary school: see school. and Drury University, formed in 1995 in collaboration with Yale University Yale University, at New Haven, Conn.; coeducational. Chartered as a collegiate school for men in 1701 largely as a result of the efforts of James Pierpont, it opened at Killingworth (now Clinton) in 1702, moved (1707) to Saybrook (now Old Saybrook), and in 1716 was , has already resulted in significant improvements in each of the member schools and the professional education program of Drury University. A grant was received from the Council of Independent Colleges supported by the National Science Foundation to enhance mathematics and science literacy science literacy A general term for the awareness a person or the public has of basic scientific facts, concepts, and theories among public school students. Five undergraduate science majors from Drury University, four science and mathematics faculty members, and two science educators have been involved in this project. Five undergraduate students, known as "Teaching Scholars," taught science concepts related to the MAP test. High school students were invol ved in conducting research leading to entries in the Southwest District Science Fair. The results of this project, in terms of students' attitude, laboratory skills, achievements, development of self-confidence, cooperative team-work, increase of scientific knowledge, and interest in science related careers, will be discussed. The outcome of this project will be presented by a Drury University "Teaching Scholar", a public school faculty member, and a student from Central High School. A science teacher's perspective of the relationship between Science Fair and the MAP test will be discussed.
Roy P., J. Detwiler, A. Cox, and T. Reigel. School of Education and Child Development, Drury University. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT'S EXPERIENCE IN MAKING SCIENCE FAIR WITH UNIVERSITY "TEACHING SCHOLAR". Every spring, public school students throughout the nation are involved in making science fair projects. Science educators claim that students learn scientific methods, process skills, and science concepts through these inquiry based research projects. Science teachers can cover some of the state and national standards through different hands-on science fair projects. This is an added benefit for science teachers. Middle school students from an inner city public school were involved in collaborative research projects with Drury University "Teaching Scholars" leading to science fair. Some of these practical projects include: a) Water quality analysis of Wilson's Creek Wilson's Creek is a ten minute drive away from Mullumbimby. It is a picturesque retreat and home to many rare frogs and birds which live on the banks of the small pristine creek. Source
New South Wales Government Planning Office and its effects on biodiversity biodiversity: see biological diversity.
Quantity of plant and animal species found in a given environment. Sometimes habitat diversity (the variety of places where organisms live) and genetic diversity (the variety of traits expressed , b) How can we prevent the weathering of our sidewalks and driveways? and c) Which antibacterial antibacterial /an·ti·bac·te·ri·al/ (-bak-ter´e-al) destroying or suppressing growth or reproduction of bacteria; also, an agent that does this.
adj. cleanser kills the m ost bacteria? The research projects were supported by the mathematics and science faculty mentors of Drury University. The laboratory facilities of the university were used by public school students. Public school science teachers actively participated in this joint venture. The description of the student's hands-on projects as well as the results of these projects will be presented and shared by a Drury "Teaching Scholar", a public school science teacher and a public school student. This project was supported by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges.
Schultheiss, N., J. Erickson, T. Garson, Kathy Shade, G. Saunders, and T. Jahnke. Departments of Chemistry and Biology, Southwest Missouri State University. SCIENCE MAJORS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS? -- STOCKROOM ORGANIZATION, SAFETY AND WASTE DISPOSAL. SMSU science students (seniors and graduate students) have been working in four Springfield middle schools during this past year. SMSU students (GK-12 Fellows) work with SMSU faculty and middle school teachers to make a significant impact on student-teacher contact and student learning. In addition, because we have the resources and the time, the GK-12 Fellows were first assigned to clean and organize middle school science supply rooms. These tasks are often on the to-do list for a teacher but rarely do they have the time and the chemistry knowledge to store and dispose of chemicals properly. In each case the contents of the room was inventoried, an MSDS MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets, see there was found for each chemical that would remain, a folder with all MSDS's was prepared, and the excess or unwanted che micals were sent for disposal. Questions were referred to SMSU faculty consultants helping with the grant. Logistics and how you can help your local school district will be presented. This project is funded by the GK-12 Fellowship Program, NSF grant # DGE-0086335.
Shearer, J. and K. Manivannan. Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science materials science
Study of the properties of solid materials and how those properties are determined by the material's composition and structure, both macroscopic and microscopic. , Southwest Missouri State University. EVALUATION OF AN EXTRACURRICULAR SCIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an after school science enrichment program at the Discovery Center of Missouri, an interactive science museum in Springfield, Missouri Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. On July 1, 2006, its estimated population was 150,797, of whom 150,790 lived in Greene County and 7 lived in Christian County. It is the county seat of Greene County. . More than 100 students in grades 2-5 attended this program for 8-10 hours over a period of eight weeks. At the Center, using an electronic audience response system, we administered an assessment designed to elicit common misconceptions Misconceptions is an American sitcom television series for The WB Network for the 2005-2006 season that never aired. It features Jane Leeves, formerly of Frasier, and French Stewart, formerly of 3rd Rock From the Sun. about the physical world. Post-test results showed a content knowledge improvement of 67%. In another pre- and post- test series designed at the Center to probe student's views of science, students were given two minutes to list words they would associate with science. Post-test results showed a more than 20% improvement in students' perception of science as a discipline . Analysis of students' science grades and attendance at school for a period of one year before and after the program appears to be inconclusive, and currently we are collecting additional data to investigate this. Overall, our study suggests that a minimal investment in an after school science enrichment program can help improve elementary school children's performance in science. Supported in part by "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology," United States Department of Education The United States Department of Education (also referred to as ED, for Education Department) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. Created by the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88), it began operating in 1980. grant #P342A990411.
White, A., C. Koenig, J. Bayless, H. Neil, K. Shade, G. Saunders, and T. Jahnke. Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Geography, Geology, and Planning, Southwest Missouri State University. SCIENCE MAJORS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS? - MORE TECHNOLOGY AND LAB WORK. SMSU science students (seniors and graduate students) have been working in four Springfield middle schools during this past year. SMSU students (GK-12 Fellows) work with SMSU faculty and middle school teachers to make a significant impact on student-teacher contact and student learning. The GK-12 Fellows have set up science displays, painted murals, prepped labs, conducted labs with teachers and students, and helped individual students. The SMSU students have shared their research projects with the teachers and students in their schools -- everything from bringing bats to class to talking about why their research in chemistry or material science is significant. They are also preparing groups of students for science fair projects and Science Olympiad Science olympiad may refer to: