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NSDL Science Literacy Maps

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Rating:
Teacher
Author:
Subject:
Engineering, Technology, Education, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository, ComPADRE Digital Library, Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository, ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education, Internet Scout Project
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, Graduate / Professional, Career / Technical, Adult Education
Language:
English
Material Type:
Reference
Media Format:
Text/HTML, Video
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository Abstract:

Science literacy maps are a great new concept that continue to garner significant attention by teachers, students, and the general public. This specific site was created by the AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository and features concept maps that illustrate connections between thematic science and math concepts, including "The Living Environment" and "The Nature of Mathematics." The Getting Started area provides a fine tutorial on how to use these materials, along with several short, helpful videos. Additionally, there is a purely text-based version for those interested in the subject matter, but a little wary of diving into the literacy maps themselves. Once brave enough to jump in, there are over 12 sections to explore.

Internet Scout Project Abstract:

Are you interested in science literacy maps? It's a great new concept and it is one that continues to garner significant attention in many quarters. This site was created by the Internet Scout Project and it features concept maps that link important concepts in thematic topics that include "The Living Environment" and "The Nature of Mathematics", among others. Moving along, the "Getting Started" area provides a fine tutorial on how to use these materials, along with several smart and short videos. Additionally, there is a purely based text-based version that can be used before diving into the actual literacy maps.

ComPADRE Digital Library Abstract:

<i>Science Literacy Maps</i> are an a free interactive graphical tool that helps K-12 teachers and students understand connections between concepts that span physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences, life science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The maps also show how these concepts build upon one another across grade levels. They are based on the learning goals from the AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy, which represent a decade of research, ongoing evaluation, and evidence-based implementation. Clicking on a concept within the maps will display resources relevant to the concept, related Benchmarks, and links to related topic-focused research. The Science Literacy Maps are a collaborative effort of the ComPADRE Digital Library, Project 2061 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Digital Learning Sciences, and the University of Colorado. <i>Editor's Note: The web tools allow developers to embed the maps in Web sites and display educational resources and other content in the maps.</i>

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