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Whyville

Whyville

Numedeon is developing a set of web-based tools for teacher professional training and support. These tools are built around K-12 science education, available on-line, and supported with in-classroom and on-line teacher training. The resources target middle school students who cooperate on exploratory learning tasks. Girls have been "hooked" on this site - 72% of those who participate are middle school girls. An NSF grant aims to determine WHY this web site is so successful with girls. One guess is that the community approach to learning is very appealing to middle school girls. We can assist your school or school district with Information Technology (IT) objectives and implementation. Unlike most IT companies, Numedeon staff are experts in the design, installation, and support of modern IT... Show More
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Teacher Education Editorial Board
16 years ago
This Item will be reviewed by the Teacher Education Editorial Review Board 65
Nancy J. Pelaez
Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)
16 years ago
I learned about this resource during a AAAS symposium on Science Education. Jim
Bower, a Caltech neurobiologist, has worked on improving science education
through supporting teachers who use hands-on inquiry in the Pasadena schools for
over seventeen years. This web site is built upon the conviction that ALL
children can learn good science if presented with engaging and developmentally
appropriate challenges.

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Registration can be complicated. Kids must secure parental permission. I
recommend that you first enter as a guest. You can also follow the links to
Numedeon, Inc to contact the authors to register as a teacher.