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Ariely, Moriah; Livnat, Zohar; Yarden, Anat – Science & Education, 2019
Learning the unique linguistic forms and structures that construct and communicate scientific principles, knowledge, and beliefs is important for developing students' disciplinary literacy. The use of scientific language is apparent in the texts that scientists produce to communicate their findings to other scientists--the research articles. Texts…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Literacy, Language Usage, High School Students
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Yarden, Hagit; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science Education, 2010
The importance of biotechnology education at the high-school level has been recognized in a number of international curriculum frameworks around the world. One of the most problematic issues in learning biotechnology has been found to be the biotechnological methods involved. Here, we examine the unique contribution of an animation of the…
Descriptors: Animation, Prior Learning, Biotechnology, Grade 12
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Cohen, Rachel; Yarden, Anat – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
The most recent science and technology curriculum for junior high school in Israel contains a new guideline stating that the cell topic is to be taught "longitudinally in conjunction with other study contents." This guideline confers a change in teaching the cell topic and provides an opportunity to form meaningful relationships between…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Textbooks, Biology, Guidelines
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Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Sethi, Ricky J.; Bry, Lynn; Yarden, Anat – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2010
An identification of students' interests in biology can help teachers better engage their pupils and meet their needs. To this end, over 28,000 self-generated biological questions raised by students from kindergarten through graduate school were analyzed according to age and gender. The sample demonstrated a dominance of female contributions among…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Identification, Biology, Sex Fairness
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Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Yarden, Anat – International Journal of Science Education, 2005
This article reports the results of an analysis of 1676 science and technology questions submitted by Israeli children to a series of television programmes. It categorizes the children's questions with reference to five different coding schemes: field of interest, motivation for asking the question, type of information requested, country-specific…
Descriptors: Motivation, Curriculum Development, Gender Differences
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Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Yarden, Anat – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
Nearly 5,000 self-generated science-related K-12 students' questions, classified into seven science subjects, were used to quantitatively measure the gender gap in science interests and its change with age. In this data set, a difference between boys' and girls' science interests did not exist during early childhood, but increased over 20-fold by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Science Interests, Males