Life sciences

Simulation Technology and Student Engagement

An authentic learning environment with the integration of technology can effectively engage students and improve their academic performance. Technology can support learning situations that relate to real life, and provide opportunities for inquiry and collaboration, fostering engagement. This paper will provide details of an authentic learning environment that utilizes flight simulation software to engage middle school students in the learning of several math and science concepts. Active learning lessons were developed using missions flown on the flight simulator.

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Computer Forensics Summer Academy & STEM CareerBuilder

The STEM CareerBuilder research and development (R&D) project aims to (1) explore what strategic government-university-industry partnerships and (2) study how technology-enriched interventions can encourage and support high school students with their pursuit of STEM education and careers. Multi-tier interventions with age-appropriate, interdisciplinary content, real-word context, and co-educational curricula include: Computer Forensics Summer Academy, mentoring, job shadowing, internships, research fellowships, and professional development.

Activities

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Invasive Species Chutes & Ladder Game

Protect Belle Isle from Invasive Species!

Invaders are taking over Belle Isle! We need your help to protect the island from invasive species. In this game learn what you can do to prevent the spread of nature’s enemies. The fate of Belle Isle is up to you!

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Indigenous Mapping: Culturally Relevant, Technology-Enhanced Teaching Strategies for Indigenous Learners and the Public Good

An instrument for teachers to develop formative assessment.

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STEM and MyCAP Lessons

Open Access STEM and MyCAP Lessons

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iDigFossils

Engaging K-12 Students in Integrated STEM via 3D Digitization, Printing and Paleontology

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SageModeler

Simple Systems Modeling

Free, web-based, and open-source software to engage students in systems thinking through designing, building, and revising models. An easy to use drag-and-drop tool for basic diagramming of the structure of a system or creation of static equilibrium or time-based dynamic models.

 

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Math and Science Learning Modules Using a Flight Simulator

FLY HIGH YOUR MATH AND SCIENCE SKILLS

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DNA Transcription and Translation

Learning DNA Using Augmented Reality

Lesson 1: Introduction to DNA Transcription and Translation Using AR

Lesson 2: CRISPR - Transcription & Translation

  • What is DNA?
  • What is the purpose of DNA?
  • What is the structure of DNA?
  • Where is DNA located?
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The development and validation of the goal orientation and learning strategies survey (goals-s)

This article outlines the construction and validation of the Goal Orientation and Learning Strategies Survey (GOALS-S). This 84-item survey was designed to measure students’ motivational goal orientations and their cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Results of first-order confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) supported the factorial validity of the GOALS-S scales measuring students’ goals and strategies (with goodness-of-fit indices in post-hoc models ranging from .908 to .981).

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