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Sharing Research Results and Special Poster Session to Commemorate Robert Tinker at AERA 2018

AERA Special Poster Session Presenters

Several researchers and senior scientists from the Concord Consortium traveled to New York City in April for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). A record 17,148 educators and researchers around the world attended AERA 2018, which offered 900 sessions in eight hotels centered in bustling Times Square. A poster with research […]

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National Teacher Appreciation Day & High-Adventure Science: Preparing students for real-world problems

Rock Castle

“Thinking is hard work,” laughs Stephanie Harmon, who teaches physics, Earth science, and physical science at Rockcastle County High School in Kentucky. One of her primary goals is teaching students to think. “So much happens to us on a daily basis that we take for granted as long as everything is going okay,” she says. […]

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¡El módulo de clima está disponible en español! (The climate module is available in Spanish!)

We’re thrilled to announce that the popular High-Adventure Science (HAS) climate module is now available in Spanish. Many thanks (muchas gracias) to Penny Rowe (University of Santiago of Chile) and Cristián Rizzi (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina) for taking this on! The Spanish-language version directly parallels the existing English-language version. The HAS climate module poses […]

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High-Adventure Science project makes significant impact

With renewed attention to global environmental challenges, understanding how Earth’s systems work is essential to both thinking about those challenges and finding potential solutions. Teaching about human interactions with Earth systems requires that students apply relevant science concepts to these challenges. For example, students should understand the water cycle when exploring freshwater distribution, the atmospheric […]

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Students Learn Genetics with Geniverse  

How well do students learn genetics concepts using Geniverse in their high school biology class? Scarlett, the Geniverse female avatar, and Arrow the dragon journey to the remote Drake Breeder’s Guild. With funding from the National Science Foundation, we sought to understand the contributions and challenges of teacher implementation of digital games by studying Geniverse, […]

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