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The Anthropocene Mass Extinction: An Emerging Curriculum Theme for Science Educators
ABSTRACT There have been five past great mass extinctions during the history of Earth. There is an ever-growing consensus within the scientific community that we have entered a sixth massExpand
A Missing Link: K-4 Biological Evolution Content Standards
  • Ron Wagler
  • Sociology
  • Evolution: Education and Outreach
  • 29 June 2010
The National Science Education Standards (NSES) is one of the most influential documents in US science education. The NSES has been utilized by local schools and districts, state departments ofExpand
Assessing “The Framework” for Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Biological Evolution
  • Ron Wagler
  • Sociology
  • Evolution: Education and Outreach
  • 14 April 2012
The National Science Education Standards (National Research Council 1996) was one of the most influential documents in the history of United States (U.S.) science education and guided scienceExpand
The Association between Preservice Elementary Teacher Animal Attitude and Likelihood of Animal Incorporation in Future Science Curriculum.
The purpose of this study was to assess the association between United States K-4 preservice teacher‟s attitudes toward specific animals and the likelihood that the preservice elementary teachersExpand
The Impact of Human Activities on Biological Evolution: A Topic of Consideration for Evolution Educators
  • Ron Wagler
  • Sociology
  • Evolution: Education and Outreach
  • 24 March 2011
There is a definitive need, at all science education levels, to strongly emphasize the central anthropogenic role humans now play in current evolutionary processes and biosphere impact. This articleExpand
Understanding how Preservice Teachers’ Fear, Perceived Danger and Disgust Affects the Incorporation of Arachnid Information into the Elementary Science Classroom
Arachnids are predatory arthropods that are beneficial to humans in many ways, with common examples including spiders and scorpions. Despite the importance of arachnids to global ecosystems, the fearExpand
Teaching with Tarantulas
The Sixth Great Mass Extinction.
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