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An, Song A.; Zhang, Meilan; Tillman, Daniel A.; Robertson, William; Siemssen, Annette; Paez, Carlos R. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between science lessons taught by Chinese astronauts in a space shuttle and those taught by American astronauts in a space shuttle, both of whom conducted experiments and demonstrations of science activities in a microgravity space environment. The study examined the instructional structure…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Science Education, Science Instruction, Space Exploration
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Robertson, William; Lesser, Lawrence M. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Edutainment has recently been a major growing area of education, showing great promise to motivate students with relevant activities. The authors are among innovators who have developed cutting-edge fusions of popular culture and STEM concepts to engage and to motivate middle school students, using vehicles such as music/song and skateboarding.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Middle School Students, Video Technology, Popular Culture