How can a science teacher help students better understand scientific phenomena through computer modeling and simulation?
With their teachers’ guidance, high school biology, chemistry, and physics students in Massachusetts and New Mexico have been strengthening their science knowledge via Science+C units. Read More
Science+C Kicks Off our 2021/22 Program!
And we’re off! Teachers participating in the 2021/22 Science+C program begin their one-week virtual summer PD today, July 26! On the agenda for the week are meeting their colleagues, program facilitators, and design team; gaining an overview of the modules and expectations; and learning the basic coding that will open doors to exciting scientific concepts […]
Science+C Pilot Teachers Learn and Share during Day of Professional Development
On Saturday, November 7, 2020, seventeen Science+C pilot teachers gathered online for six hours of professional development (PD) to introduce computer modeling into high school science classes. The participants learned strategies, shared their experiences teaching Science+C units, and enjoyed being together in this valuable work. A main focus of the PD was exploring code within […]
New Science Pathways Will Provide Computer Science Opportunities Across the Science Curriculum
Hands-on experiments are important learning experiences in the science classroom, but what if the phenomenon is too small, too large, too slow, too fast, too expensive or too dangerous to experiment with in the classroom? Or, what if there is no classroom, and labs are inaccessible due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Scientists use computer models, […]
Computer Models for Simulating Phenomena
Project GUTS: Using, modifying, and creating computer models for simulating phenomena appeared in the October, 2018 edition of Science Scope. (Project GUTS Computer Models Article) Author: Raja Ridgway Summary One specific way to integrate CS thinking and skills into the science classroom is through modeling with computers. Computer simulations allow teachers and students to model […]
Online PD for Computer Science Teachers
EDC and University of Oregon research and implementation related to online professional development for the Exploring Computer Science curriculum will be featured in Computing in Science Engineering: Online Professional Development for High School Computer Science Teachers: Features that Support an Equity-Based Professional Learning Community (see pre-release article). Authors Joanna Goode, Kirsten Peterson, Joyce Malyn-Smith, and […]
Gender Inclusive Instructional Design Strategies
Online Professional Development for Computer Science Teachers: Gender-Inclusive Instructional Design Strategies was honored as a Best of RESPECT, 2019 paper and featured in the special edition of The International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology’s edition, Re-Imagining Who Does STEM? (link to article) Authors: Joanna Goode, Kirsten Peterson, and Gail Chapman Abstract Computer science (CS) […]