Identifying, as appropriate, the needs of teachers, students, and scientists by listening and observing
Identifying resources, including materials, technical, and personnel support, that can meet those needs
Planning and implementing activities that match needs with resources
Evaluating to determine whether needs are met and to inform future efforts
Documenting and disseminating the outcomes of the work
This chapter offers advice about initiating, planning, and implementing K-12 OO&E activities. Criteria that will help maximize the likelihood of achieving K-12 OO&E goals are noted throughout. Also described are a series of concrete examples of projects at different stages of development. Some are just starting while others are well established. Project descriptions are written by the individuals involved, providing glimpses into the different motivations, rationales, and approaches to their work and illustrating the myriad ways they have gone about K-12 OO&E.
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