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Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders
...tating tochildren, who may be ostracized by peers, teachers
and others. Susan Swedo, M.D., the study's lead author and head of behavioral pediatricsat the National Institutes of Mental Health, said there is mounting evidencethat some mental illnesses are treatable biological disorders. "In psychiatry,this o...
Wake Forest University Study Takes Students In Flight With The Albatross
...d. "I think The Albatross Project is cool. What teachers
say is that it gives them a reason to get in and use the Internet." Through The Albatross Project's Web site , students can plot the paths of the birds against surface water temperature maps of the ocean and maps showing chlorophyll concentration...
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say Direct Instruction, Rather Than "Discovery Learning" Is Best Way To Teach Process Skills In Science
...ng skill fundamental toscientific experimentation, teachers
may be able to help their fledglingscientists actu...lace sevenmonths later. But Klahr says teachers
are rarely able to take the time to isolate aprocess skill like CVS from the particular substantive ...
Gene Discovery '98
...eart Academy in Hamden. More than 40 students and teachers
from New Haven area schools and students fromother Connecticut towns are expected to attend the one-day workshop where theywill learn to sequence a strand of DNA from Sacred Heart's human cDNA gene bank. When: Tuesday, April 14, 1998, 9 a.m. to 5...
Learning About Evolution Critical For Understanding Science
...al world; provides eight sample activities that teachers
can use to develop students'understanding of evolu...d theory to explain the diversity of life. Science teachers
can use the new publication in conjunction with the National Science Education Standards -- voluntar...
Report On Teaching About Evolution To Be Released At April 9 Public Briefing
... the nation'scommunities and public schools. Some teachers
and administrators have said theyare reluctant to teach evolution because of pressures from interest groups todownplay or eliminate it as part of the science curriculum. In an effort to move beyond the controversy and focus attention on effectivein...
Press Events At Spring Meeting
...ast Project YOTO Drifters, providingscientists and teachers
near real-time data from 200 drifting ocean buoys. USGS will also display in the exhibit area (on Tuesday and Wednesday only!)instrumentation that produces CD-ROMs of ocean floor data on board ship. Light refreshments will be served.(Meeting session...
DFG To Set Up 32 New Postgraduate Research Groups - First "Virtual Research Group"
...nt locations in various federal states: University teachers
and doctoral candidates at the universities of Tbingen, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Saarbrcken and Greifswald will communicate via the Internet, using teaching events and discussion forums especially developed for this medium. In Karlsruhe, a new natural s...
Raymond Receives $113,000 NIH Grant To Support Cell Cycle Regulation Research
...tioned above. "I am truly convinced that the best teachers
are doing research and vice-versa," Raymond asserted. "The types of critical thought that one brings to the classroom as a teacher carry over to research. On the flip side, as researchers, professors bring cutting-edge material to their classes tha...
Survey Shows Students Turning To Physicians Less As Drug Abuse Increases
...eek help from a variety of sources suchas parents, teachers
and counselors, compared with only a few years earlier.However, doctors scored particularly low when it came to gaining the trust ofchildren. This means parents can't assume physicians are discussing this problemwith their children, because the data ...
Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks
...S. Mensch and Cynthia B. Lloyd find that in Kenya, teachers
perpetuatetraditional assumptions about gender roles. Teachers exhibit a double standardregarding sexual activities, and they have lower expectations for adolescentgirls than for boys. Although they are treated poorly, girls have much to gainfrom do...
NASA Funds New Origin Of Life Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
...d undergraduate education,interaction with science teachers
in Capital Region schools, and communityoutreach that could include the use of public radio, public television, and theInternet. Since the early '90s, NASA has created more than seven NSCORTs throughout thecountry in areas of research such as plant b...
As The City Goes, So Goes The World: Symposium At ESA Meeting To Examine The Ecology Of Cities
...evelopment of young scientists. Elementary school teachers
are participatingin a summer internship focusing on invertebrates. These teachers
will return totheir classrooms in the fall with knowledge and project ideas to share withtheir stude...
School Breakfast Participation Leads To Academic, Psychosocial Improvements
...rviews was available for 85 students. Inaddition, teachers
in the Baltimore schools completed evaluations of studentbehavior before and after the free breakfast program, providing information on76 of the study-group students. Even before instituion of the universally free program, those students whoparticip...
UD Education News: HHMI Award Supports Undergraduate Discovery
...atistically analyze the samples and social studies teachers
to discussethical issues related to DNA fingerprinting." Faculty Development and Use of Active Learning Tools. Some five facultymembers annually will be selected for the next four years to receive $1,000 andto participate in the University's Institu...
NSF-Supported New Scientists And Engineers Receive Presidential Award
...ation,and for involving undergraduates and science teachers
in this research. Hudson Kern Reeve, Cornell Univ. For outstanding research on ecological andgenetic factors in behavior and demography of social wasps, and sharing theexcitement of discovery with tomorrow's behavioral biologists. Computer and Info...
Rare Cavefish Found By Scientists
... rare, blind fish known as a southern cavefish. As teachers
ofecology students and courses at the University of Georgia, both Gibbons andBuhlmann take every opportunity to acquaint themselves with the richbiodiversity of the southeastern region. Exploring caves adds another dimensionto their quest for discov...
Biomedical engineers working to help kids with special needs
... as well. "We spoke with special education teachers
and therapists in the area tofind out what sort of inventions they would like to have, but which did notexist," said Dr. Richard Goldberg, visiting professor of biomedical engineeringat UNC-CH. "Then we researched the devices to make sure they did no...
Kansas decision will leave students with insufficient skills to enter an increasingly technological world
...y the Board is a serious disservice tostudents and teachers
in the State of Kansas." The AAAS resolution warns...onment." "We must work aggressively to ensure that teachers
will be able to introducetheir students to such topics as evolution and cosmology," said Mark S. Fra...
ESL classes may help deliver public health messages
...ey learned with others in the comparison group, or teachers
of the stress management classes may have incorpor...m point to the receptivity of the ESL students and teachers
to heart-health promotion," said Elder. "They also demonstrate a method of reaching a population t...
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