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Pearsall, N. Renee; And Others – Science Education, 1997
Describes a study that examined changes in the structural complexity of knowledge held by two groups of introductory college-level biology students (N=68, N=93). The subjects constructed concept maps at four-week intervals throughout the instructional term. Contains 49 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Restructuring, Concept Formation
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Matheis, F. E.; And Others – Science Education, 1992
Examined and compared the logical thinking skills and science process skills of junior high school students in North Carolina (n=3,291) and Japan (n=4,397) by grade and by gender. Results indicated that Japanese students in grades seven, eight, and nine performed significantly better than North Carolina students in both areas. (MDH)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
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Jones, Gail – Science Education, 1991
Examines participation in science competitions to determine (1) whether gender differences in participation exist, and (2) whether there are gender differences in the subject areas selected (biological versus physical sciences). North Carolina student participation data were used for the years 1987-88. Gender differences in science competitions…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities