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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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Schellinger, Jennifer; Mendenhall, Anne; Alemanne, Nicole; Southerland, Sherry A.; Sampson, Victor; Marty, Paul – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standards support understanding of the nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world through interconnected concepts to be imbedded within scientific practices and crosscutting concepts. This study explored how fourth and fifth grade elementary students' views of nature of science change when…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Active Learning, Inquiry, Elementary School Students
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Shaby, Neta; Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi; Tal, Tali – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
This research explores learning in science museums through the most common activity in a science museum--interaction with exhibits. The goal of this study was to characterize the learning behaviors exhibited by students as they engage with interactive exhibits in order to draw insight regarding the design of the exhibits. In order to do so, we…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Teaching Methods, Interaction
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Lehtinen, Antti; Viiri, Jouni – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
Current research indicates that inquiry-based learning should be guided in order to achieve optimal learning outcomes. The need for guidance is even greater when simulations are used because of their high information content and the difficulty of extracting information from them. Previous research on guidance for learning with simulations has…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Guidance, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Selcen Guzey, S.; Harwell, Michael; Moreno, Mario; Peralta, Yadira; Moore, Tamara J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
The new science education reform documents call for integration of engineering into K-12 science classes. Engineering design and practices are new to most science teachers, meaning that implementing effective engineering instruction is likely to be challenging. This quasi-experimental study explored the influence of teacher-developed, engineering…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shelton, Angi; Smith, Andrew; Wiebe, Eric; Behrle, Courtney; Sirkin, Ruth; Lester, James – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Formative assessment strategies are used to direct instruction by establishing where learners' understanding is, how it is developing, informing teachers and students alike as to how they might get to their next set of goals of conceptual understanding. For the science classroom, one rich source of formative assessment data about scientific…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Science Instruction, Student Journals
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Lin, Jing-Wen – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This study adopted a quasi-experimental design with follow-up interview to develop a computer-based two-tier assessment (CBA) regarding the science topic of electric circuits and to evaluate the diagnostic power of the assessment. Three assessment formats (i.e., paper-and-pencil, static computer-based, and dynamic computer-based tests) using…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Diagnostic Tests, Quasiexperimental Design, Interviews
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Gelmez Burakgazi, Sevinc; Yildirim, Ali; Weeth Feinstein, Noah – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Rooted in science education and science communication studies, this study examines 4th and 5th grade students' perceptions of science information sources (SIS) and their use in communicating science to students. It combines situated learning theory with uses and gratifications theory in a qualitative phenomenological analysis. Data were gathered…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Science
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Moreno, Nancy P.; Tharp, Barbara Z.; Vogt, Gregory; Newell, Alana D.; Burnett, Christopher A. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
The middle school years are a crucial time for cultivating students' interest in and preparedness for future STEM careers. However, not all middle school children are provided opportunities to engage, learn and achieve in STEM subject areas. Engineering, in particular, is neglected in these grades because it usually is not part of science or…
Descriptors: After School Programs, STEM Education, Middle School Students, Student Interests
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Donnelly, Dermot F.; Vitale, Jonathan M.; Linn, Marcia C. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Middle school students struggle to explain thermodynamics concepts. In this study, to help students succeed, we use a natural language processing program to analyze their essays explaining the aspects of thermodynamics and provide guidance based on the automated score. The 346 sixth-grade students were assigned to either the critique condition…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 6, Secondary School Science, Thermodynamics
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Ryoo, Kihyun – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
This study examines whether and how tapping into students' everyday language in a web-based learning environment can improve all students' science learning in linguistically heterogeneous classrooms. A total of 220 fifth-grade English Language Learners (ELLs) and their non-ELL peers were assigned to either an everyday English approach…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Instructional Improvement, Science Instruction
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Lazonder, Ard W.; Wiskerke-Drost, Sjanou – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Several studies found that direct instruction and task structuring can effectively promote children's ability to design unconfounded experiments. The present study examined whether the impact of these interventions extends to other scientific reasoning skills by comparing the inquiry activities of 55 fifth-graders randomly assigned to one of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Thinking Skills, Scientific Methodology, Direct Instruction
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Lee, Victor R. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Biomechanics, and specifically the biomechanics associated with human movement, is a potentially rich backdrop against which educators can design innovative science teaching and learning activities. Moreover, the use of technologies associated with biomechanics research, such as high-speed cameras that can produce high-quality slow-motion video,…
Descriptors: Biomechanics, Human Body, Motion, Science Instruction
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Louca, Loucas T.; Zacharia, Zacharias C. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Despite the abundance of research in Modeling-based Learning (MbL) in science education, to date there is only limited research on MbL practices among K-6 novice modelers. More specifically, there is no information on how young/novice modelers' modeling enactments look so that researchers and educators have an idea of what should be expected from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Education, Modeling (Psychology), Teaching Methods
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Visintainer, Tammie; Linn, Marcia – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Developing solutions for complex issues such as global climate change requires an understanding of the mechanisms involved. This study reports on the impact of a technology-enhanced unit designed to improve understanding of global climate change, its mechanisms, and their relationship to everyday energy use. Global Climate Change, implemented in…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Science Education, Scientific Concepts
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