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Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 378–395
Modeling and argumentation are two important scientific practices students need to develop throughout school years. In this paper, we investigated how middle and high school students (N = 512) construct a scientific argument based on evidence from...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 7–22
A curriculum unit for middle school Earth Science called "What's on Your Plate?" was designed. The unit was implemented in several middle and high school classrooms in California and Massachusetts. In the first implementation, the total number of...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 51–66
The studies reported in this paper are an initial effort to explore the applicability of computational models in introductory science learning. Two instructional interventions are described that use a molecular dynamics model embedded in a set of...
Science Teacher Vol. 79, No. 7 (October 2012) pp. 38–42
Systems thinking suggests that one can best understand a complex system by studying the interrelationships of its component parts rather than looking at the individual parts in isolation. With ongoing concern about the effects of climate change,...
Science Teacher Vol. 79, No. 3 (March 2012) pp. 60–65
Scientists, and science in general, move from the unknown to increasing levels of certainty. Teaching students about science means encouraging them to embrace and investigate the unknown, make reliable scientific claims, justify those claims with...
Science Teacher Vol. 80, No. 2 (February 2013) pp. 45–50
This article describes the High-Adventure Science curriculum unit "Is There Life in Space?" This free online investigation, developed by The Concord Consortium, helps students see how scientists use modern tools to locate planets around...