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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa; Lewthwaite, Brian – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
There is a need for research-informed instructional approaches that promote school students' deep conceptual understanding of abstract geological concepts. Given that a type of learner-constructed stop-motion animation, 'slowmation', has been shown to offer affordances for learning in science preservice teacher education, we extended its…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Animation, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods
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Cuperman, Dan; Verner, Igor M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
This article considers student analogical reasoning associated with learning practice in creating bio-inspired robots. The study was in the framework of an outreach course for middle school students. Fifty eighth and ninth graders performed inquiries into behavior and locomotion of snakes and designed robotic models using the BIOLOID robot…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Robotics, Models, Biological Sciences
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Hite, R. L.; Jones, M. G.; Childers, G. M.; Ennes, M.; Chesnutt, K.; Pereyra, M.; Cayton, E. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Virtual presence describes a users' perception of a virtual reality (VR) environment (VRE), specifically, of their "involvement" (sense of control within a virtual environment with minimal distractions) and "immersion" (multi-input sensory engagement providing apparent realism of objects and interactions). In education, virtual…
Descriptors: Correlation, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Adolescent Attitudes
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Kern, Cindy L.; Crippen, Kent J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
Scientific inscriptions--graphs, diagrams, and data--and argumentation are integral to learning and communicating science and are common elements in cyberlearning environments--those involving the use of networked learning technologies. However, previous research has indicated that learners struggle to use inscriptions and when they engage in…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Internet, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Leo, Jonathan; Puzio, Kelly – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This paper reports on a quasi-experimental study examining the effectiveness of flipped instruction in a 9th grade biology classroom. This study included four sections of freshmen-level biology taught by the first author at a private secondary school in the Pacific Northwest. Using a block randomized design, two sections were flipped and two…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Homework, Technology Uses in Education
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Blikstein, Paulo; Fuhrmann, Tamar; Salehi, Shima – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
In this paper, we investigate an approach to supporting students' learning in science through a combination of physical experimentation and virtual modeling. We present a study that utilizes a scientific inquiry framework, which we call "bifocal modeling," to link student-designed experiments and computer models in real time. In this…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Models
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Lazarowitz, Reuven; Naim, Raphael – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
The cell topic was taught to 9th-grade students in three modes of instruction: (a) students "hands-on," who constructed three-dimensional cell organelles and macromolecules during the learning process; (b) teacher demonstration of the three-dimensional model of the cell structures; and (c) teaching the cell topic with the regular…
Descriptors: Cytology, Grade 9, Science Instruction, Hands on Science
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Aschbacher, Pamela R.; Ing, Marsha; Tsai, Sherry M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
This study explores middle school students' aspirations in science, technology, engineering, and medical (STE-M) careers by analyzing survey data during their eighth and ninth grade years from an ethnically and economically diverse sample of Southern California urban and suburban public school students (n = 493). Students were classified based on…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Potvin, Patrice; Hasni, Abdelkrim – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Interest in school science and technology (S&T) remains an important issue as it is linked to achievement and the intention to pursue studies or careers in S&T. Around the world, a number of studies have shown that interest in S&T declines with school years. However, some divergences from the general trend have been demonstrated in…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Student Interests, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Wang, Lei; Zhang, Ronghui; Clarke, David; Wang, Weizhen – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Enactment of scientific inquiry in classroom has attracted a great attention of science educators around the world. In this study, we examined two competent teachers' (one Grade 9 chemistry teacher and one Grade 4 science teacher) enactment of scientific inquiry in selected teaching units to reveal the characteristics of enacted inquiry at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Inquiry
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Bamberger, Yael M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
This study examines the effect of a program that aimed to encourage girls to choose a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career in Israel. The program involved school visits to a high-tech company and meeting with role model female scientists. Sixty ninth-grade female students from a Jewish modern-orthodox single-sex…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Career Choice, STEM Education
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Urhahne, Detlef; Nick, Sabine; Poepping, Anna Christin; Schulz , Sarah Jayne – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The present study examines the effects of different study tasks on the acquisition of knowledge about acids and bases in a computer-based learning environment. Three different task formats were selected to create three treatment conditions: learning with gap-fill and matching tasks, learning with multiple-choice tasks, and learning only from text…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Knowledge Level, Scientific Concepts
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Moustafa, Asely; Ben-Zvi-Assaraf, Orit; Eshach, Haim – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine the manner in which the features of a constructivist learning environment, and the mechanisms at its base, are expressed in junior high school students' conceptions. Our research is based on an integration of quantitative and qualitative approaches, deigned to provide a wider ranging and deeper…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Kerlin, Steven C.; Carlsen, William S.; Kelly, Gregory J.; Goehring, Elizabeth – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The conception of Global Learning Communities (GLCs) was researched to discover potential benefits of the use of online technologies that facilitated communication and scientific data sharing outside of the normal classroom setting. 1,419 students in 635 student groups began the instructional unit. Students represented the classrooms of 33…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Global Approach, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lin, Li-Fen; Hsu, Ying-Shao; Yeh, Yi-Fen – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
Several researchers have investigated the effects of computer simulations on students' learning. However, few have focused on how simulations with authentic contexts influences students' inquiry skills. Therefore, for the purposes of this study, we developed a computer simulation (FossilSim) embedded in an authentic inquiry lesson. FossilSim…
Descriptors: Investigations, Computer Simulation, Inquiry, Active Learning
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