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  • Formal Operational Level In Science
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    During the 1920's, a biologist named Jean Piaget proposed a theory of cognitive development of children. He caused a new revolution in thinking about how thinking develops. In 1984, Piaget observed that children understand concepts and reason differently at different stages. Piaget stated children's cognitive strategies which are used to solve problems, reflect an interaction BETWEEN THE CHILD'S CURRENT DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE AND experience in the world. Research on cognitive development has provid...
  • Guides Many Other Science Students
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    Hopes and Dreams Science has been the backbone of my life ever since my high school days in Malaysia. Although I studied many science subjects like Physics and Biology, I was especially fond of chemistry. My fondness of chemistry was attributed to my chemistry teacher Mr. Ang, in the eleventh grade who motivated me to explore every topic in great depth. He always gave me great advice, and I was greatly influenced by his spirit and values. Before I applied to universities in Malaysia, I attended ...
  • Learning Science A More Exciting Experience
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    When I was a young student I never thought of science as being significant enough to have a personal philosophy on the subject. However as a future teacher I have realized that it is a subject of great importance which needs to be contemplated. When I began to think about what science is, I realized that science is in our everyday lives and all around us. When trying to figure out what my personal philosophy is on science, I decided to conduct a personal test. From the time I woke up in the morn...
  • Science And Its Applied Technology
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    (Author's Note: This was a semi-creative project. We had to address the issues in a persuasive letter rather than a boring ol' report, so please become unconfused as far as the format... ) Cal Tech Curriculum Committee: Scientists are all too ready to lock themselves away with their research, unwilling - perhaps even incapable - of seeing the consequences of their actions. It is our duty as their educators to provide them with not only a means to gain knowledge but also insights into the society...
  • Student Teacher Of A Second Grade Classroom
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    Teaching science in the elementary schools is an important subject that should begin being taught an early age. There are many articles on science in the elementary schools. I have chosen four articles that I feel have high levels of importance to the topic. The first article I read was, "What's the Buzz" by Laurie A. Hinman. This article was written by a student teacher of a second grade classroom. She needed to teach the children about beehive. Hinman made the classroom into a beehive and walk...
  • Final Rocket Launch And Ms Riley
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    Summary This movie is based on a true story which takes place in Coalwood, West Virginia in 1957. The movie October Sky begins with the launching of Sputnik. Ms. Riley's class sits and listens as Sputnik flies through outer space. This captures the attention of a student named Quentin. Quentin is not liked by most of the other students because he is smart and considered a "geek". After seeing Quentin's passion for science and rocket building fellow student Homer Hickam Jr. becomes interested. Ho...
  • Science Student
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    I am a second year, sixth grade science teacher. I have always been, and will continue to be a science student. I love to learn and experience things new to me. In the past ten years or so I have become greatly attuned to the belief that people are intricately connected to the natural world around us. I have broadened my personal knowledge by completing Penn States' Master Gardening Program through our local extension office and joining the local garden club. I owe my interest in flowers to my o...

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