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  • A Sense of Scale: Studying how scale affects systems and organisms

    Journal Article | January 2003

    The concept of scale is central to many science disciplines. The authors share activities focusing on the importance of scale and its effects.

  • An Exam Wrapper Intervention in Organic Chemistry I

    Journal Article | December 2020

    This article describes a quasi-experimental study conducted in two Organic Chemistry I classrooms at a diverse, urban, public university. The treatment group received an exam wrapper intervention, a series of four…

  • Big Idea- Organization of Living Organisms- Cells and Systems

    Collection | March 2020

  • How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards

    Page | April 2020

    How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are distinct from prior science standards in three essential ways. 1) Performance. Prior standards documents listed what students should “know” or “understand.” These ideas needed to be translated into performances that could…

  • Motor Impaired / Orthopedic Disability

    Page | February 2020

    Motor Impaired / Orthopedic Disability James Prescott Joule (1818–1889) was an English physicist who studied thermodynamics, leading to the famous “Joule’s Law.” He was born with a spinal disorder that required him to be home schooled. Motor impaired/orthopedic disabilities include a…

  • Glossary of Disability Terminology

    Page | February 2020

    Glossary of Disability Terminology Accessible: In the case of a facility, readily usable by a particular individual; in the case of a program or activity, presented or provided in such a way that a particular individual can participate, with or without auxiliary aid(s); in the case of electronic resources, accessible…

  • Technology Meets Pedagogy: Comparing Classroom Response Systems

    Journal Article | March 2019

    The author of this article explores the impact of different student response systems in successive years in a general education human biology course.

  • Learning Disabilities

    Page | February 2020

    Learning Disabilities A learning disability (LD) is a neurological disorder that causes difficulty in organizing information received, remembering it, and expressing it, and therefore affects a person's basic functions such as reading, writing, comprehension, and reasoning. In simple terms, a…

  • Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

    Page | February 2020

    Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Hearing loss often appears to be an invisible disability until the student enters the classroom. The challenges for students are anchored in learning language, learning how to listen and speak (if possible) and in learning how to read and write. In nearly all cases,…

  • An Exam Wrapper Intervention in Organic Chemistry I: Impact on Course Performance and Study Behavior

    Journal Article | November 2019

    This article describes a quasi-experimental study conducted in two Organic Chemistry I classrooms at a diverse, urban, public university.

  • Communication Disorders

    Page | February 2020

    Communication Disorders Communication Disorders involve a wide variety of problems in speech, language, and hearing. For example, speech and language disorders include stuttering, aphasia, dysfluency, voice disorders (hoarseness, breathiness, or sudden breaks in loudness or pitch), cleft lip and/or…

  • Sensory Integration Challenges

    Page | February 2020

    Sensory Integration Challenges Sensory Integration Disorder is a condition that exists when sensory signals don't get organized into appropriate responses. Pioneering occupational therapist and neuroscientist A. Jean Ayres, PhD, likened SPD to a neurological "traffic jam" that prevents certain parts…

  • Visual Impairments

    Page | February 2020

    Visual Impairments Students with visual impairments include those with low vision and those who are blind. Students who are blind may use Braille to read. Students with low vision tend to read print, may use optical devices, or may also read Braille like their peers who are blind. Both students who…

  • Autism

    Page | February 2020

    Autism According to the Council for Exceptional Children, autism is a “spectrum disorder within a group of developmental disabilities defined by significant impairments in social interaction and communication, and by the presence of unusual behaviors and interests,” such as repetitive and stereotypic…

  • NSTA Position Statements

    Page | January 2020

    NSTA Position Statements NSTA provides national and international leadership in science education by identifying the qualities and standards for good science education; these are set forth in the form of position statements, which are used to support the improvement of science education at all levels…

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