AAAS needs your input on a Green School STEM curriculum
Submitted by Shawn Reeves
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is asking for your advice about implementing an innovative course for the middle and early high school grades that integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content around the theme of "Green Schools" and energy conservation.
As part of an exploratory study funded by the National Science Foundation, their research team at Project 2061, the science education reform initiative of AAAS, has completed an outline for such a course, and they have received positive feedback on it from scientists and science educators such as yourself. You can access the current version of the course outline at http://www.aaas.org/sites/default/files/GreenSchools_course_outline_May2015.pdf . As you will see, the course gives students the opportunity to analyze and use data on energy consumption and costs from their own schools and to communicate with students in other locations about ideas for energy conservation.
They are now asking for your thoughts about the implementation of such a course and they invite you to complete a brief survey. The purpose of the survey is to find out the extent to which data on school energy usage and costs are accessible for use in the classroom and how easily they might be shared from school to school.
If you are the best person to respond to these questions, simply click on the survey link below to proceed. If there is someone else in your school or district who would be better able to respond, please forward this message to that person. If there are additional people who have the knowledge to complete the survey, then please forward it to them as well.
Click here now to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/greenschools2
If possible, please send them your input no later than May 31, 2015.
Thank you for your help. If you have any questions about the project, please contact them at the email shown in the image above.