Theories of Action for STEM Education The Role of the National Science Foundation Investments in STEM Learning and Higher Education
11 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Joan Ferrini-Mundy
What is the most stategic approach for a federal funding agency in shaping investment programs to improve STEM teaching and learning? NSF's Directorate for Education and Human Resources is focused increasingly on its role within the Foundation and in coordination with other agencies in supporting...
School Biomass to Energy PBL Website Links
31 Aug 2011 | External Link | Contributor(s): Candice B Kissinger, Todd Millar, Dan J Sacre
This website describes a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) unit centered on the idea of converting biomass to energy. It is intended for multiple age groups, including 8th grade science, high school environmental science, and high school earth science students. This site was created to fullfill the...
GREENergy PBL Website Links
31 Aug 2011 | External Link | Contributor(s): Kathy Daniels, Georgia L Everett, Melissa D. Keown
This problem based unit has students devise a way to use reclaimed and degraded land in their community to create a green energy source in the form of biofuel. The unit has a preliminary time line of 3 weeks, but may take a little more time.The unit is designed for Advanced Placement...
Improved Learning in a Large-Enrollment Physics Class
23 May 2011 | Teaching Materials
Authors: Louis Deslauriers, Ellen Schelew, Carl WiemanWe compared the amounts of learning achieved using two different instructional approaches under controlled conditions. We measured the learning of a specific set of topics and objectives when taught by 3 hours of traditional lecture given by...