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Feille, Kelly; Nettles, Jenesta – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
There is a growing body of literature emphasizing the use of the schoolyard as a teaching tool, however there is limited research that investigates how to support the development of schoolyard pedagogy. Plains Public Schools is home to 17 elementary schools, 12 of which include one or more features of an enhanced schoolyard, such as garden beds.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Public Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Long, Christopher Sean; Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Subramaniam, Karthigeyan; Pope, Elisabeth – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study examined the impact of microteaching experiences of preservice elementary teachers enrolled in a science teaching methods course. The microteaching lessons targeted the physical science concepts represented in the Texas Educational Agency's exam for early childhood through sixth grade teacher certification. The results of this study…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Maharaj-Sharma, Rawatee – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
This experimental study was conducted in one public school in Trinidad with the aim of observing the effect of drama on the achievement and attitude towards science, of a group of upper primary school science students when taught a science unit. The experimental group was taught using drama-based instruction and activities while the control group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Public Schools
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Young, Jemimah L.; Feille, Kelly K.; Young, Jamaal R. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
Black girls represent a unique subpopulation of science learners. Black girls are unique because they consistently outperform Black boys in science. Despite this trend, Black girls often face dual marginalization in STEM classrooms and professions. Racial and gender marginalization can inhibit the success of Black girls in science if researchers,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, African American Students, Females, Elementary School Science
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Nesmith, Suzanne; Ditmore, Evan; Scott, Lakia; Zhu, Toby – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
The application of literacy strategies in the context of inquiry-based elementary science instruction betokens an expansion of contemporary thought regarding cross-curricular instruction. Yet, in light of the potential and promise of new developments, the perceptions of preservice teachers, who will soon be expected to make use of such…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Active Learning
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Carter, Ingrid; Rogers, Meredith Park; Amador, Julie; Akerson, Valarie; Pongsanon, Khemmawadee – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore how participation in iterative cycles of a modified model of lesson study could potentially provide preservice teachers opportunities to develop the ability to notice students' science thinking. Using a case study approach, we examined how six preservice teachers illustrated aspects of "professional…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Attention, Science Instruction
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Faggella-Luby, Michael; Griffith, Robin R.; Silva, Cecilia; Weinburgh, Molly H. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
This article explores the use of alternative assessments as a way to determine the impact of science instruction on English Language Learners' (ELLs) abilities to comprehend an informational trade book text, both at the level of reading comprehension and at the level of science understanding. This multi-cohort comparison study of 47 fifth grade…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Alternative Assessment, Science Instruction, Student Evaluation
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Santos Lombardi, Raquel; Correa Mendes, Marjori; Peters Salgado, Ana Claudia – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
In this research, we analyze the process of expansion of the communicative repertoires during science teaching, observing how the bilinguality and literacy of the students are developed through this process. The context of the study is the English lesson integrated into the teaching of science at the Municipal School Jose Calil Ahouagi in Juiz de…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Science Instruction
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Allison, Elizabeth; Goldston, M. Jenice – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study explored two elementary teachers and their students' perceptions of multiliteracies in science. The technological components of multiliteracies, including online communication tools, were of particular interest for this paper. The multiple case study included: two teachers and their students. One teacher taught a fourth grade classroom…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Technology Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Hermann, Ronald S. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
Elementary teachers play a crucial role in breaking the cycle of continued evolution controversy. They have the capacity to introduce concepts at the same time students may first encounter antievolution messages. This study compares elementary education majors' religiosity, acceptance and understanding of evolution to other majors. Results…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evolution, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Biffi, Daniella; Hartweg, Beau; de la Fuente, Yohanis; Patterson, Melissa; Stewart, Morgan; Simanek, Eric; Weinburgh, Molly – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
The "Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC, 2012) and "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States, 2013) stress that in addition to disciplinary core ideas (content), students need to engage in the practices of science and develop an understanding of the crosscutting concepts such as cause and effect, systems,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Educational Change
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Oliveira, Alandeom; Weiland, Ingrid; Hsu, Ting-Fang – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
Food constitutes an important pedagogical component of elementary science, yet research on how to approach this topic is scarce. The present study attends to this issue by exploring "food appraisal" (dialogic sense-making wherein elementary teachers and students orally evaluate particular types of foods and eating habits) during science…
Descriptors: Food, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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Buck, Gayle A.; Akerson, Valarie L.; Quigley, Cassie F.; Weiland, Ingrid S. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
Contemporary science education policy documents call for curriculum and pedagogy that lead to students' active engagement, over multiple years of school, in scientific practices. This participatory action research study answered the question, "How can we successfully put twenty-three first-grade African American girls attending a gender…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Franco, Yvonne – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
Attention to inquiry-based teaching practices has surfaced as one vehicle for supporting the development of critical thinking skills in science classrooms (Achieve Inc., 2013). Despite the endless dialogue, professional development, and standards to support the teaching approach, in practice, inquiry presents teachers with a great challenge. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Communities of Practice
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McHenry, Nadine; Borger, Laurie – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
Though inquiry-based teaching has long been touted as an effective pedagogy, its application by elementary classroom teachers has been problematic. Two case studies were used to investigate effective professional learning experiences for teachers and the concomitant development of scientific proficiency in children. Both case studies used a newly…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Active Learning, Inquiry, Elementary School Science