National Public Science Day, 1999
|Earth science investigations for a changing educational environment.|
Featured Earth Science Resources
May: Have you seen the Wind?
April: Sim City 2000
March: Shamrock Lane
February: El Niño and La Niña: What's the Difference?
January: Basic Oil Primer
December: The Delaware Estuary
November: A Journey II the Center of the Earth
October: Rock Hounds
Celebrate Earth Science Week
During the 1998-1999 school year, teams across the United
States are investigating earth science topics in their
communities. Each team consists of an informal science
institution, like a science center or museum, and nearby
schools. The teams are sharing their ideas and results so
that everyone can learn together. The world wide web makes
this national collaboration possible. The teams are using
the web to access science resources, communicate with
scientists and each other, and to work together.
"Our Changing Earth" is an initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in collaboration with The Franklin Institute and Unisys Corporation, as the theme for National Public Science Day, 1999.
In the past, Public Science Day has been a one-day, opening event for the AAAS Annual Meeting, celebrated only in the host city. Last year, the event focused on an ongoing school investigation around the theme of "Scientists in The City."
This year, AAAS with its partners, The Franklin Institute and Unisys, is expanding the scope of the event by increasing the number of sites that participate. The project teams will spend several months conducting their investigations, and, then, on January 21, 1999, pause to celebrate their work by showcasing the results at the partner science institution. The host city for the meeting this year is Anaheim, California, and the teams will celebrate Public Science Day in their hometowns across the country.
The mission of Public Science Day, 1999 is to raise public awareness about the importance of science education in the U.S. and abroad, and to heighten the enthusiasm for science and technology learning and understanding across all demographics.
National Public Science Day 1999 is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in collaboration with The Franklin Institute Science Museum and Unisys Corporation.
"Our Changing Earth," the theme and webspace for National Public Science Day 1999, is a creation of The Franklin Institute Online, in affiliation with the Science Learning Network, which is generously supported by Unisys.
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