Amy Pallant

Amy Pallant is currently Principal Investigator on the NSF-funded project High-Adventure Science: Earth Systems and Sustainability (HAS:ESS) an extension to the well-received original High-Adventure Science project. HAS:ESS brings cutting edge science into the middle and high-school classrooms, with a focus on Earth's systems and using resources in a sustainable manner.  She is also co-PI for the INSPIRE Track 1: Transforming Remotely-conducted Research through  Ethnography, Education and Rapidly Evolving Technologies project. She has been project manager and researcher on several Molecular Workbench projects. She has been developing curricula and contributing to research studies at the Concord Consortium for ten years. Previously she developed curricula and managed projects at Turnstone Publishing Company, where she worked with scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Smithsonian Institution to produce elementary and middle school curricula about their work. She developed curricula at Education Development Center, Inc. for Insights in Biology: A High School Curriculum and for the Improving Urban Middle School project. Amy has a Master's in Science Education from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in Geology from Oberlin College.

Publication


Presentations

  • Pallant, A. (2014, April). High-Adventure Science--Free simulations exploring Earth's systems and sustainability. Presentation at the National Science Teacher Association Conference (NSTA). Boston, MA. 
  • Lee, H. -S., Pallant, A., Tinker, R., & Horwitz, P. (in press). High school students' parameter space navigation and reasoning during simulation-based experimentation. In (Eds.),Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS ’2014) (pp.). Boulder, CO: International Society of the Learning Sciences. 
  • Pallant, A. (2013, November). High-Adventure Science--Free simulations exploring Earth's systems and sustainability. Presentation at the New England Environmental Education Alliance Conference (NEEEA). Newport, RI. 
  • Pallant, A., Lee, H-S, & Pryputniewicz, S. (2013, April).  Promoting Scientific Argumentation with Computational Models. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Puerto Rico.
  • Lee, H-S, Pallant, A., Pryputniewicz, S. & Liu, O.L, (2013, April). Measuring Students' Scientific Argumentation Associated with Uncertain Current Science. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Puerto Rico.
  • Pallant, A., & Pryputniewicz, S. (2013, February). High-Adventure Science: Making and Defending Scientific Claims in the Face of Uncertainty. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Massachussetts  Environmental Education Society (MEES), Worcester MA.
  • Pallant A, (2012, October). Scientific Seminar-Looking at the Evidence: How Certain Are We?. Invited Presentation at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY.
  • Pallant, A., (2012, February). Developing Integrated Understanding of Global Climate Using Dynamic Visualizations. Symposium Presentation at AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. 
  • Pallant, A., & Lee, H-S, (2011, April). Characterizing uncertainty associated with middle school students’ scientific arguments. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Orlando, FL.
  • Tinker, R., Pallant, A. Xie, Q., & O’Sullivan, E. (2008, March).  Using enhanced molecular dynamics models to understand light-matter interactions. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Zalles, D., Gobert, J., Pallant, A., Quellmalz, E. (2007, July). Building data literacy, visualization, and inquiry in geoscience education. In the Proceedings of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Education User Conference. Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. San Diego, CA.
  • Zalles, D., Quellmalz, E., Gobert, J., Pallant, A. (2007, April). Assessing student learning in the data sets and inquiry in geoscience education project. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.  
  • Zalles, D., Quellmalz, E., Gobert, J., Pallant, A. (2006, December). Building data literacy, visualization, and inquiry in geoscience education.  Paper delivered at Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA.
  • Berenfeld, B., Pallant, A., Tinker, B., Tinker, R., & Xie, Q., (2004, April). From genetic code to protein shape using dynamic modeling. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST),  Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Gobert, J. Slotta, J. & Pallant, A., Nagy, S. & Targum, E. (2002, April).  A WISE inquiry project for students' east-west coast collaboration. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

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