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Ross, Annemarie D.; Edenzon, Kyle; Pagano, Susan Smith; Yerrick, Randy; Pagano, Todd – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
Curricula related to sustainability and climate science are being integrated into academic science courses and programs. We set out to assess the knowledge of some of these environmental concepts among a group of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (D/d/HH) postsecondary students. A survey that attempted to gauge student understanding and perceptions of climate…
Descriptors: Climate, Knowledge Level, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Koehler, Karen E.; Wild, Tiffany A.; Tikkun, Sean – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
This article presents the results of a study on the use of 3-D printed models in a science classroom for students with visual impairments and examines whether the use of these models impacts student conceptual understanding and misconceptions related to geosciences concepts, specifically plate tectonics. Data were collected one week prior to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Visual Impairments, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Fast, Danene; Wild, Tiffany – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
Instruction in science can be difficult for students with visual impairments due to the use of visual instruction that is often used for conceptual understanding. Pedagogical approaches to teaching science continue to evolve, with inquiry-based science instruction as a primary instructional method used in current classrooms. In teaching students…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Visually Impaired Mobility
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Taylor, Jonte C.; Tseng, Ching-mei; Murillo, Angelique; Therrien, William; Hand, Brian – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
The increased emphasis on STEM related careers and the use of science in everyday life makes learning science content and concepts critical for all students especially for those with disabilities. As suggested by the National Resource Council (2012), more emphasis is being placed on being able to critically think about science concepts in and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Inquiry, Disabilities
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Staples, Kimberly A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
Within middle school classrooms a diverse body of students require specialized instruction and science teachers with unique abilities to implement a reform-based science curriculum. To achieve the goal of success for all, students who are English language leaners and with exceptionalities, such as learning disabilities, and emotional and…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional Personnel, Science Instruction, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities
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Robinson, Vicki – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
Virtual worlds are used in many educational and business applications. At the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology (NTID/RIT), deaf college students are introduced to the virtual world of Second Life, which is a 3-D immersive, interactive environment, accessed through computer software. NTID students use…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Deafness, Teaching Methods
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Wild, Tiffany A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2012
This study examines two classroom teachers' of students with visual impairments perceptions of middle school students with visual impairments learning of seasonal change and the teaching methods used in their classrooms. These perceptions were compared to data that documented student learning of the science content of seasonal change. The first…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Egelston-Dodd, Judy; Ting, Simon – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2007
This article describes the mediated American Sing Language (ASL) presentation of technical vocabulary and definitions within the context of a web-based astronomy course for first year students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). Deaf students showed achievement gains with fewer…
Descriptors: Deafness, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions