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Science Education at Jefferson Lab

Science Education at Jefferson Lab
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Animal Inquiry The Animal Inquiry interactive is a versatile tool that can enhance student inquiry in research at the elementary level. The graphic organizer invites students to explore four facets of animals [basic facts, animal babies, interaction with others, and habitats (shown at left)]; the possibilities for extensions or adaptations, moreover, make this a a nice complement with inquiry-based projects. The follow-up writing prompts can be used to organize research questions as well as to record findings. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources back to top Grades 4 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit Multiple Perspectives: Building Critical Thinking Skills Students use critical literacy skills to understand the concept of perspective and to then create a diary for an animal they research with a partner. Grades 3 – 12 | Printout | Graphic Organizer

Home Common Compound Library A searchable database of over 800 common compound names, formulas, structures, and properties. Companion Notes Hyperlinked notes and guides for first semester general chemistry. Construction Kits Flash-based kits for building chemical formulas, names, equations, and problem solutions. Articles Featured articles, books, and tutorials. Toolbox Interactive graphing, popup tables, and calculators. Tutorials Index of self-guided tutorials, quizzes, and drills on specific topics. Posters Scientific Posters Posters are a special type of presentation. When well designed, they are not simply journal papers pasted onto boards. Nor are they mounted sets of presentation slides. Rather, posters, when effectively designed, are something in between. The purpose of scientific posters is to present work to an audience who is walking through a hallway or exhibit. Figure 1. Figure 2. Figure 3. So then what makes for an effective poster? First, the title of an effective poster should quickly orient the audience. Second, the poster should quickly orient the audience to the subject and purpose. Third, the specific sections such as the results should be easy to locate on the poster.Once readers recognize what the work is, they decide how much energy to invest into the poster. Figure 2 presents a poster that quickly orients the audience to the topic of the work. References Alley, Michael, The Craft of Scientific Presentations, 2nd ed. Lamancusa, John, Jens E.

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What Parts Are There to a Plant? Photo Credit: Purpose To observe and document similarities and differences between parts of plants. Context While ideas of ecology, biology, horticulture, etc., are far too abstract for K-2 students, young children are curious about their living environment and are ready to be introduced to the idea that they live on this earth along with plants and animals. This lesson supports students interacting with nature and provides them with a framework for their observations by offering them opportunities to explore, question, and document similarities and differences among plant parts. In this lesson, students will identify and sort plant parts through hands-on activities and group discussions and then work with magnifying lenses and tape measures to document their observations on a student sheet. You can expect that the younger students of this level will focus on one attribute of the plant parts they are examining, while the older students will more likely observe a few attributes.

Middle School Chemistry | Download Free Science Activities, Access Chemistry Multimedia, Find Information on Workshops Welcome to NESTA | NESTA The Most Unforgettable Space Shuttle Pictures Photograph from NASA via Reuters Sitting on a rolling platform, the space shuttle Challenger emerges from the mist at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as it heads toward the launch pad, just visible in the distance, in November 1982. Challenger lifted off on its maiden voyage in April 1983 for the sixth shuttle mission. When the space shuttle Atlantis lands on Thursday, it will wrap up STS-135, the final shuttle mission in the U.S. program's 30-year history. Even with the tragic losses of Challenger and Columbia , the space shuttle has become an icon among U.S. science and technology achievements. "The space shuttle has been with us at the heart and soul of the human spaceflight program for about 30 years, and it's a little sad to see it go away," STS-135 mission commander Christopher Ferguson recently told reporters in a televised interview from the ISS. "It's going to be an emotional moment for a lot of people that dedicated their lives to the shuttle program for 30 years.

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - First Nations, Inuit and Métis - Main page Moose stew? Char? Blueberries? Bannock? For the first time, a national food guide has been created which reflects the values, traditions and food choices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. This new tailored food guide includes both traditional foods and store-bought foods that are generally available, affordable and accessible across Canada and provides unique images and content. Recommendations are based on the new 2007 version of Canada's Food Guide. Check out Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - First Nations, Inuit and Métis for current information on eating well. Frequently Asked Questions 1. It is a food guide tailored to reflect traditions and food choices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and is a complement to the 2007 Canada's Food Guide. This food guide can be an important tool for individuals, families and communities to learn about and share ways of eating well, including traditional and store-bought foods. 2. 3. 4. 5. Stay Connected with Health Canada's Social Media Tools!

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