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  • Other Health Impairments

    Page | February 2020

    Other Health Impairments According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004, a student can qualify for special education services under the coding of “Other Health Impairment” (OHI), defined as “having limited strength, vitality, or alertness, including a heightened alertness…

  • Working With Others

    Book Chapter | April 2011

    Team teachers need to recognize the importance of establishing positive relationships with school professionals, principals, and parents. These relationships can be accomplished by focusing on establishing communication…

  • Interacting with other Organisms

    Book Chapter | January 2000

    Life on Earth forms a complex web. Each organism depends on others for its health and well being. This section explores how such relationships are essential for maintaining balanced ecosystems. Students conduct…

  • The Bulge on the Other Side of Earth

    Book Chapter | September 2011

    The bulge of water on the side of Earth that faces the Moon is easily explained. It is due to the gravitational attraction between the Moon and Earth, including the water on Earth. The difference on the horizontal…

  • Gravity in Other Planetary Systems

    Book Chapter | March 2012

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about gravity. The probe is designed to find out if students recognize the effect of mass on gravitational attraction, and that neither a planet’s spin…

  • Balloons and Other Things That Sometimes Float

    Book Chapter | January 2005

    Hot air balloons float--sometimes. Regular old balloons that you get at a party float--sometimes. Boats float--sometimes. What makes them float and what makes them sink? How can a boat made of steel float but a solid…

  • Reporting Progress to Parents and Others: Beyond Grades

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    As science education moves increasingly in the direction of teaching to standards, teachers call for classroom assessment techniques that provide a richer source of “rigorous and wise diagnostic information.” Student-to…

  • The Numbers Game: Are Some Measures Better Than Others?

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    In this chapter, readers see how Marie and Monique want to make the strongest magnet possible and had various ideas for how to do so. They wonder whether the number of times you stroked the tube made a difference. They…

  • What Happens If You Use the Other End of the Magnet?

    Book Chapter | March 2014

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about magnetic interactions. It is designed to find out whether students think the pole of a magnet determines whether it will attract or repel magnetic…

  • Harnessing the Business Community and Other Entities to Support the Vision of the NGSS

    Book Chapter | April 2018

    This chapter is by Chih-Che Tai, Ryan Nivens, Laura Robertson, Karin Keith, Anant Godbole, and Jack Rhoton. They discuss strategies the East Tennessee State University Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science…

  • How Is STEM Education Reform Different From Other Education Reforms?

    Book Chapter | April 2013

    “How is this education reform different from any other reform?” In the context of this chapter, the answer to this question is what differentiates STEM reform from other reforms, such as the Sputnik era. This chapter…

  • Frogs Need Homes and Other Ecological Lessons

    Journal Article | August 2020

  • Seeking Other Worlds

    Journal Article | January 2009

    Is Earth unique in the universe? What is a habitable planet? How abundant are habitable planets? NASA’s Kepler Mission team seeks answers to these questions. Launching in 2009, Kepler is NASA’s first mission capable of…

  • Finding Other Worlds

    Journal Article | February 2005

    Since 1995, astronomers have discovered over 100 known exoplanets--planets outside of our solar system--and determined their properties such as mass, orbital distance, size, and density. By using simple algebraic…

  • Disequilibrium: Why do some objects fall faster than others?

    Journal Article | August 2019

    Using discrepant events to confront misconceptions

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