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dc.creatorSchon, Jennifer
dc.creatorEitel, Karla Bradley
dc.creatorHougham, Justin
dc.creatorHendrickson, Danica
dc.description.abstractAs scientific research evolves information in (K-12) curriculum can quickly become outdated. New research can greatly change the way we teach about science topics and the content we want students to understand. Educators, both formal and informal, can enrich their science curriculum by pulling from current research. Navigating the complexities and unanswered questions alongside scientists can provide a platform for discussion and insight into the nature of science and research that many students are not aware of, providing both a unique experience and valuable lesson on problem solving. Using lessons recently created in tandem with current aviation biofuels project, this article demonstrates the steps educators can take to use ongoing research to create lessons for their own audiences. As often noted in media and current events, finding a reliable, abundant, and sustainable source of transportation fuel is a high priority. One current research effort is being led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture–funded Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA), which combines research efforts from industry and educational institutions to build a renewable supply chain for aviation biofuel. This article highlights steps suggested for educators to break down current research to create lessons for their audiences through an explanation of lessons that were developed using NARA research as a foundation. These steps include: Define the theme, Provide the background, Break down the parts, and Draw the parallels
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
dc.subjectRenewable energyen_US
dc.subjectEnergy literacyen_US
dc.subjectBiojet fuelsen_US
dc.titleCreating a research to classroom pipeline: closing the gap between science research and educators
dc.description.citationSchon, J., Eitel, K.B., Hougham, J. & Hendrickson, D. (2015). Creating a research to classroom pipeline: closing the gap between science research and educators. The Journal of Sustainability Education, 8(January). Retrieved from

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