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Marsteller, Robert; Bodzin, Al – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
An online curriculum about biological evolution was designed according to the "Promoting Evidentiary Reasoning and Self-Regulation Online" (PERSON) theoretical framework to support evidentiary reasoning and self-regulation. An efficacy study was conducted with 83 suburban high school biology students using design-based research methods.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Evidence, Self Management, Electronic Learning
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Winston, Johnny – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
For years science curriculum reformers have bemoaned curricula that are "a mile wide and an inch deep." The tendency for high school science to be "[content]-dominate and textbook centered" leads to science courses bloated with facts and equations at the expense of a deep understanding of science as a process and way of knowing…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Story Telling, Science Education, Secondary School Science
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Engels, Mary; Miller, Brant; Squires, Audrey; Jennewein, Jyoti S.; Eitel, Karla – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study evaluates the effectiveness of a newly developed educational framework for enhancing scientific literacy in rural high school classrooms. The Confluence Approach (TCA) is a curriculum aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that utilizes a combination of project-based learning (PrBL) and place-based education (PlBE). TCA…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Active Learning, Student Projects, Place Based Education
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Albadi, Nouf Mohammed; O'Toole, John Mitchell; Harkins, Jean – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
Reading research in K-12 English-speaking contexts reveals that inferential and expository texts cause substantial difficulty for students but less such research exists regarding other languages. It was the purpose of this quantitative cloze-based study to expose any relationship between student difficulty and particular features of the Arabic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Bowling, Kristi G.; Miller, Leslie M.; Patel, Ruchita; Bass, Kristin M. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
"Virtual Clinical Trials" simulations were designed to highlight neuroscience research and reinforce experimental design through the recreation of published clinical trials. This paper reports the effectiveness of "Virtual Clinical Trials" simulations in improving knowledge of concepts related to the experimental design process…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Neurosciences, Knowledge Level, High School Students
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Wallace, Duane E.; Bodzin, Alec M. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examined how the approach of mobile learning and authentic practice (MobiLAP) may foster scientific citizenship among ninth grade students. It was hypothesized that students that form identities as citizen scientists may have more favorable attitudes to contribute to citizen science, have greater interest in science…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning
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Bajar-Sales, Princess Ann; Avilla, Ruel Atendido; Camacho, Vic Marie Inte – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
The study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of Predict-Explain-Observe-Explain (PEOE) approach to student's performance in chemistry. This study also determined the correlation of metacognition to student achievement. Specifically, it sought to find out: (1)if there is a significant difference between the pretest and posttest scores…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Metacognition
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Laureano, Roselle A.; Espinosa, Allen A.; Avilla, Ruel A. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
The study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of Grade 9 Science Learner's Material on self-regulation and achievement of students in Chemistry. Specifically, it sought to find out if: (1) students exposed to Grade 9 Science Learner's Material (Grade 9 LM) have higher self-regulation in chemistry compared to those who were exposed to…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Cook, Kristin L.; Oliveira, Alandeom W. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
The Next Generation Science Standards emphasize the importance of developing students' abilities to effectively communicate science, including topics that are highly scrutinized in the American public sphere such as evolution. However, student attainment of "controversial communicative competence" (the ability to competently communicate…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Communication Skills, Evolution, High School Students
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Hoffenberg, Rebecca; Saxton, Emily – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
"A Framework for K-12 Science Education," the foundation for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), identifies scientific explanation as one of the eight practices "essential for learning science" (National Research Council, 2012, p. 41). In order to design professional development so teachers can implement these new…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Best Practices
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Turner, Galen E.; Deemer, Eric D.; Tims, Heath E.; Corbett, Krystal; Mhire, Jeremy – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
The authors empirically examine the effectiveness of an intervention program designed to facilitate interest in cyber science among high school students (N = 60). Pretest-posttest and mediation designs were used to model self-report data that were collected at pre-camp, during a cyber-related task at mid-camp, and at post-camp. An analysis of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Vocational Interests, Intervention
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Aurah, Catherine Muhonja; Cassady, Jerrell Craig; McConnell, Tom John – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study investigated the effectiveness of using metacognitive prompts during testing for improving results in a Genetics Problem Solving Test (GPST). The study, a pre-test post-test, control group quasi-experimental design involving 2x2x2 analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) also investigated the moderating effects of gender and school type. A total…
Descriptors: Genetics, Problem Solving, Metacognition, Gender Differences
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Moseley, Christine; Brown, Lisa – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this research was to determine whether videoconferencing combined with face-to-face instruction, as used in the delivery of the NASA Digital Learning Network "Can A Shoebox Fly? Challenge" module, was a feasible instructional method to increase positive student attitudes towards science. Overall, the data indicated that…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Videoconferencing
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Dye, Jennifer; Cheatham, Tom; Rowell, Ginger Holmes; Barlow, Angela T.; Carlton, Robert – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
Achievement in science is a national concern, and graduating students who are college and career ready is a national imperative. In this study, we examine student achievement on the ACT science test as a high school transitioned from teaching biology, chemistry and physics with a teacher-centric pedagogy (the traditional instructional context) to…
Descriptors: Models, Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness