SCIENCE@WORK Annual Exhibition and Reception
Displays on research and education issues, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
5:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building, Rooms B338, 339, & 340
Independence Avenue & South Capitol Street, SW
To learn about the vital role the National Science Foundation (NSF) plays in meeting U.S. research and education goals. Meet educators, scientists, mathematicians, and students who conduct NSF-funded research.
Technology-Enhanced Learning in Science:
Helping Students Understand Science by Visualizing How It Works
This exhibit features the scholarship of Marcia C. Linn, Ph.D., a University of California-Berkeley Chancellor's Professor who has been awarded grants from the NSF's Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education.
TELS (Technology-Enhanced Learning in Science), an NSF-funded Center for Teaching and Learning, develops instructional programs that use educational technology to help middle school and high school students master complex scientific concepts. Since its inception in 2003, TELS has introduced some 10,000 students to standards-based science concepts such as chemical reactions, velocity, and the rock cycle. Using TELS modules, students learn to visualize scientific concepts and explain scientific phenomena relevant to their lives: When are airbags safe for children? or Why do greenhouse gases accumulate? Results show that TELS students learn more than similar students in traditional programs. TELS works with 100 teachers in more than 20 schools in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. www.telscenter.org
TELS' Principal Investigator is Marcia C. Linn, Professor of Cognition and Education in the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education. She has received NSF research support totaling nearly $28 million during the past 20 years.
Both AERA and APA are members of the Coalition for National Science Funding.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 588-1100, if you plan to attend.
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