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Spotlight: Connecting Secondary Classrooms in ND, SD, and MN to Tell the Neutrino Story

Great Plains STEM Education Center Executive Director presents at the American Association of Physics Teachers (www.aapt.org) on a project that connects North Dakota and South Dakota middle school classrooms with neutrino labs in the USA for the purpose of developing 21st Century skills. Perspectives in Particle Physics: Connecting Secondary Classrooms in ND, SD, and MN…

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On the development and implementation of science standards in North Dakota

Earlier we reported on an initial consideration of the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in North Dakota. Since, a committee composed of K-12 teachers, administrators, and university experts have been meeting in Bismarck to evaluate the NGSS as the golden standard for ensuring our students graduate from high school with essential skills…

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Roller Coaster Physics

Target: 9th Grade Physical Science Students Learner Outcomes: Students will define Gravitational Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy, law of conservation of energy Students will distinguish between positional, motional, and the requirement that the total energy of an isolated system can not change. Students will explore dissipative forces and the relation to work and energy Students…

Five Claims about Effective Propagation

From the TUES Project, “Increasing the Impact of TUES Projects through Effective Propagation Strategies: A How-To Guide for PIs” Change takes time – it is a process, not an event. Developing awareness of an innovation is only the first stage in adoption decisions. Different types of changes require different change strategies. Faculty beliefs and values…

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