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Researchers have been searching for ways to explain why there are so many more men than women in the top ranks of science.
Now comes an intriguing clue, in the form of a test given in 65 developed countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It finds that among a representative sample of 15-year-olds around the world, girls generally outperform boys in science — but not in the United States.
Want to put a little Tony Stark in your life while studying the periodic table? This really neat rendering test by Ricardo Cabello let’s you feel like you’re designing Iron Man’s MK V armor - load it on your iPad or other iOS device and twirl it around!
Economists are making predictions of possible economic recovery by 2015, and with that will come a shift in the jobs available. While some students enter the workforce after high school, others pursue a Master’s degree or beyond. Take a look at this infographic and see how these differing paths of education affect opportunities and careers.
Women’s presence in higher education has increased, but as authors of scholarly papers—keys to career success—their publishing patterns differ from those of men. Explore nearly 1,800 fields and subfields, across four centuries, to see which areas have the most female authors and which have the fewest, in this exclusive Chronicle report. See how overall percentages differ from the important first-author position and—in two major bioscience fields—from the prestigious last-author position.
Although the percentage of female authors is still less than women’s overall representation within the full-time faculty ranks, the researchers found that the proportion has increased as more women have entered the professoriate. They also show that women cluster into certain subfields and are somewhat underrepresented in the prestigious position of first author. In the biological sciences, women are even more underrepresented as last author. The last name on a scientific article is typically that of the senior scholar, who is not necessarily responsible for doing most of the research or writing but who directs the lab where the experiment was based.
So how is your state’s overall child-well-being compared to everyone? Use this interactive wheel to find out and head to the showcase showdown.
- What Makes YouTube Unique – Basic facts and figures (40 minutes) – Teacher’s Guide Lesson 1,Slides Lesson 1
- Detecting Lies – (35 minutes) – Teacher’s Guide Lesson 2, Slides Lesson 2
- Safety Mode – (5 minutes) – Teacher’s Guide Lesson 3, Slides Lesson 3
- Online Reputation and Cyberbullying – (45 minutes) – Teacher’s Guide Lesson 4, Slides Lesson 4
- Policy – The Community Guidelines (20 minutes) – Teacher’s Guide Lesson 5, Slides Lesson 5
- Reporting content – Flagging (20 minutes) – Teacher’s Guide Lesson 6, Slides Lesson 6
- Privacy part 1 – (40 minutes) – Teacher’s Guide Lesson 7, Slides Lesson 7
- Privacy part 2 – (50 minutes) – Teacher’s Guide Lesson 8, Slides Lesson 8
- Copyright – (40 mins) – Teacher’s Guide Lesson 9, Slides Lesson 9
- Additional resources/Appendix including parent resources – Teacher’s Guide Additional Materials, Slides Additional Materials
2011 NAEP Science Scores, Achievement Levels, and Achievement Gaps
Average NAEP Science Scores and Achievement Levels by State
Fewer than one-third of American 8th graders are proficient in science, but most students are improving, and achievement gaps are closing between students who are black or Hispanic and their white peers, a special administration of the test known as “the nation’s report card” shows.
The National Assessment Governing Board released findings Thursday morning on earth, life, and physical sciences mastery on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP.
Excellent resource to see where your state’s 8th-graders fall (SPOILERS: WI is 14th, go North Dakota, DC will make you cry).
I found this scale of the universe on one of my favorite websites the other day and thought both the science and math departments would enjoy it. The link is to an interactive program that lets you zoom in and out in powers of ten and see the scale of the universe from the large (the visible universe) to the small (quantum foam). The program is a lot of fun and very interactive.
Staircase + 1200’ of wire + 96 tennis balls + 46 internet wired cans = live gameboard!
As part of a recent Cal Poly Science Café, we aimed and threw tennis balls at the cans, which acted as live switches. A digital scoreboard tracked the team’s cans as they were knocked over; it was shared on displays throughout the library and on participants’ mobile devices.
The trend toward “active learning” may overthrow the style of teaching that has ruled universities for 600 years.
Reviewing the test of conceptual understanding, Mazur twice tried to explain one of its questions to the class, but the students remained obstinately confused. “Then I did something I had never done in my teaching career,” he recalls. “I said, ‘Why don’t you discuss it with each other?’” Immediately, the lecture hall was abuzz as 150 students started talking to each other in one-on-one conversations about the puzzling question. “It was complete chaos,” says Mazur. “But within three minutes, they had figured it out. That was very surprising to me—I had just spent 10 minutes trying to explain this. But the class said, ‘OK, We’ve got it, let’s move on.’
via Mr Montgomery
Pearl Harbor Day interactive resources from National Geographic Education allows your students to explore the history of this day. A timeline map with narration steps you through each moment of the attack.
As Lee Fang reports in this week’s issue, under the banner of high-tech innovations and cost-cutting efficiency, privatization warriors have scored a number of significant victories in the past year, pushing over a dozen reforms through state legislatures. In the interactive map above, click on the highlighted states to see which bills reforming online coursework, charter schools and online schools made it into law in 2010 and 2011.
The world at 7 billion: where do you fit?