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Paper: Teaching and Learning with a NASA-Sponsored GEMS Space Science Curriculum: Using Research and Evaluation Results to Inform and Guide EPO Professionals, an Interactive Panel Session
Volume: 431, Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future
Page: 229
Authors: Schultz, G.; Granger, E.; Catz, K. N.; Wierman, T.
Abstract: The newly-developed Space Science Sequence (SSS) is the product of a collaboration between NASA forums/missions and the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program, based at UC Berkeley. At the ASP 2007 conference, keynote speaker George (Pinky) Nelson made special mention of partners involved and the curriculum produced. From the proceedings: “I want to recognize Jacqueline Barber, Isabel Hawkins, Greg Schultz and their colleagues. . . for setting an example of effective partnership\ldots We would do well to become familiar with [the SSS] and promote them to teachers and schools\ldots At the same time, we can learn from teachers and students using [the SSS]\. . . ” (2008; p. 3). It is specifically such professional learning, from practicing teachers and grade school students, which motivated this panel session focusing on research and evaluation studies on teacher and student gains using the Space Science Sequence for Grades 3–5.
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