Understanding student weaknesses: Best science teachers can predict their pupils' misconceptions, study says
If you had to explain what causes the change in seasons, could you? Surprisingly, studies have shown that as many as 95 percent of people—including most college graduates—hold the incorrect belief that ...
ESF scientist rediscovers long-lost giant fish from Amazon
(Phys.org) —A professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has put aside nearly a century and a half of conventional wisdom with the rediscovery of a species of giant Amazonian ...
New research shows fishways have not helped fish
Despite modern designs intended to allow migratory fish to pass, hydropower dams on major Northeast U.S. waterways, including the Merrimack and Connecticut rivers, have failed to let economically important ...
New study examines record of football teams after coaching changes
Fire the coach? Not so fast says a new study of elite college football teams.
Do SAT scores help or hurt in decisions about who will do well in college?
Every year, nervous high school juniors and seniors, clutching #2 pencils and armed with hours of test preparation, sit down and take the SAT. At their most basic, these tests focus on verbal, math, and writing ability, and ...
Bringing solar energy to rural Mexican village
Some students take on internships to learn what work in the "real world" will be like after graduation. Others get involved in projects in order to learn how to make their post-graduation world more like they want it to be. ...
Physics faculty try innovative teaching methods
A study of physics faculty awareness and use of research-based instructional techniques offers greater understanding of what is missing from current education reform efforts
US students crave Google jobs
Google tops the list when it comes to where US business students want to work after graduating, according to a survey released on Monday by brand speciality firm Universum.
Empathy: College students don't have as much as they used to
(PhysOrg.com) -- Today's college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and '90s, a University of Michigan study shows.
Virtual tutoring program uses videos to aid students of math, science
Leo Shmuylovich knows a lot about how tutoring can take a student from confused to confident. The Washington University graduate student has worked as a tutor for several test preparatory companies over the years, helping ...
3M's science project: Scientists can't simply be hired, they must be created
After donning a navy lab coat, Huava Xiong moves through a 3M Co. lab like an old pro as he cuts strips of pressure-sensitive adhesives for testing.
Financial barriers to attending college affect academic goals in young students
Most young students do not enjoy homework. However, after being told that good grades will help them get into college and lead to a better life, most students eventually buckle down and start studying. But what if college ...
Structure more effective in high school science classes, study reveals
Self-led, self-structured inquiry may be the best method to train scientists at the college level and beyond, but it's not the ideal way for all high school students to prepare for college science.
Odds are, seedings don't matter after Sweet 16, professor says
For budding "bracketologists" busily weighing picks for their annual March Madness office pool, a University of Illinois professor has some advice on how to pick winners: In the later rounds of the tournament, ...