Event-Based Science

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What is Event-Based Science?

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Skeptic is Won Over

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What is Event-Based Science?


Event-Based Science modules aim to increase science achievement of all middle school science students by establishing relevance, a need-to-know, and a want-to-know. Videotaped television news coverage establishes the relevance; a real-world task creates the need-to-know; while engaging interviews, lively narrative, and team involvement lead to a want-to-know.

Event-Based Science was first funded in 1992 by a $1.03 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Event-Based Science modules produced under that grant cover concepts from the earth sciences. Hurricanes, floods, and asteroid impacts were used as connections to such earth science topics as meteorology, stream dynamics and astronomy.

A second NSF grant of $850,000 supported the development of nine additional modules. With titles like Gold Medal!, Outbreak!, Thrill Ride!, First Flight!, Fraud!, Blight!, Survive?, Blackout!, and Fire! you can see that Event-Based Science also deals with life science and physical science.

The Event-Based Science Project has added remote-sensing activities to several modules. Remote-sensing activities and the development of Global Warming? were supported by a grant of $269,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Event-Based Science Project has also developed a CD-ROM to train teachers in the proper use of EBS materials. CD-ROM development was funded by a grant of $99,000 from the National Science Foundation.

1995-2011 Event-Based Science Project

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