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Liston, Maeve; Hennessy, Niamh – Teaching Science, 2018
The aim of this research was to explore the use of children's stories as a methodology in the primary science curriculum. This paper reports on a pilot project involving the design and development of science lessons integrating the book, 'We're All Going on a Bear Hunt', with children ranging in age from 6-8 years old in two different primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Scientific Literacy, Science Process Skills
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Yasin, Ruhizan Mohammad; Amin, Latifah; Hin, Kok Kean – Teaching Science, 2018
Research related to the teaching and learning of 21st century biotechnology in additional science in Malaysia is seldom conducted. This study was carried out to find out the problems teachers and students face in biotechnology teaching and learning, and the appropriateness of the inclusion of 21st century skills, namely digital-era literacy skill,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Biotechnology, Foreign Countries
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Koul, Anjni – Teaching Science, 2017
This article presents an instructional strategy called Premise-Reasoning- Outcome (PRO) designed to support students in the construction of scientific explanations. Informed by the philosophy of science and linguistic studies of science, the PRO strategy involves identifying three components of a scientific explanation: (i) premise--an accepted…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Science Instruction, Science Education, Scientific Concepts
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Preston, Christine – Teaching Science, 2017
Familiar toys can be used to scaffold young children's learning about basic physics as well as guide scientific inquiry. Teachers looking for resources to engage young children and develop science inquiry skills need look no further than the toy box. In this two-part activity, children first construct a Lego┬« car and use it to explore the effects…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Young Children, Toys, Physics
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Hicks, Sylvia; MacDonald, Shane; Martin, Ela – Teaching Science, 2017
The term scientific literacy is increasingly used by governments and teaching bodies, stemming from a growing international concern by scientists and government, who recognize the economic significance of developing scientific skills (McGregor & Kearton, 2010). However, in a society that requires students to be scientifically literate,…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, STEM Education
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Tang, Kok-Sing – Teaching Science, 2015
This article presents an instructional strategy called Premise-Reasoning-Outcome (PRO) designed to support students in the construction of scientific explanations. Informed by the philosophy of science and linguistic studies of science, the PRO strategy involves identifying three components of a scientific explanation: (i) premise--an accepted…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Science Instruction, Science Education, Scientific Concepts
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Tasker, Roy – Teaching Science, 2014
Why is chemistry so difficult? A seminal paper by Johnstone (1982) offered an explanation for why science in general, and chemistry in particular, is so difficult to learn. He proposed that an expert in chemistry thinks at three levels; the macro (referred to as the observational level in this article), the sub-micro (referred to as the molecular…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Visualization, Molecular Structure, Theory Practice Relationship
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Cheng, Meng-Fei; Cheng, Yufang; Hung, Shuo-Hsien – Teaching Science, 2014
Based on our experience of teaching physics in middle and senior secondary school, we have found that students have difficulty in reasoning at the microscopic level. Their reasoning is limited to the observational level so they have problems in developing scientific models of magnetism. Here, we suggest several practical activities and the use of…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Magnets, Science Education, Computer Simulation
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Leong, Noby – Teaching Science, 2014
Noby Leong is a PhD student in Chemistry at University of Adelaide working on the design of new drug delivery systems for medical applications. He's also a science communicator, part of the volunteer blogging community at RiAus and curator of his own blog "The Other Side of Science." In this article Noby shares the highs and lows that…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Molecular Biology, Molecular Structure, Physical Sciences
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Chen, Ying-Chih – Teaching Science, 2013
Writing for an audience different from teachers motivates students to translate their existing knowledge into audience-appropriate language, in which students explain, elaborate, and integrate their understanding of science concepts using more than just the technical language of the subject. Several studies also have found that students can…
Descriptors: Student Writing Models, Student Motivation, Persuasive Discourse, Science Activities
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Hoban, Garry; Nielsen, Wendy; Shepherd, Alyce – Teaching Science, 2013
Students engage with science content when they are asked to explain and communicate their knowledge to others. In particular, encouraging students to create various digital media forms such as videos, podcasts, vodcasts, screencasts, digital stories and animations to explain science is usually engaging, especially if they have ownership of the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Student Developed Materials
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Murcia, Karen – Teaching Science, 2013
Nanotechnology is guided by the assumption that with the ability to shape or re-shape at the molecular level, we could manipulate the physical world. Some speculate that this ability will be the beginning of the next technological revolution. Hence, an aim of secondary science education should be the development of scientifically literate citizens…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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De Nobile, John – Teaching Science, 2013
The purpose of this article is to promote the study of budgerigars in aviary settings in order to engage primary students in working scientifically. Studying budgerigars provides an opportunity for students to learn inquiry skills and develop deeper understandings of living things.
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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van Rooy, Wilhelmina – Teaching Science, 2013
The fatal effect of the Hendra virus was noticed first in Queensland, Australia in 1994 when several horses died from an "unidentified cause". This was followed by the death of trainers and veterinarians called to assist affected horses. It is now known that the "unidentified cause", is a virus harboured in native Australian…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Animals, Diseases, Scientific Literacy
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Brown, Jeff; Murcia, Karen; Hackling, Mark – Teaching Science, 2013
Multimedia technologies such as Slowmation can be used to enhance curriculum resources and support innovative teaching methods. This case study research of a rural multi-aged class of primary science students included analyses of classroom captured video and interview data from a term long module on Astronomy. The study explored how students'…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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