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Journal of Science Education and Technology

April 2010 Volume 19, Number 2

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Design Patterns for Learning and Assessment: Facilitating the Introduction of a Complex Simulation-Based Learning Environment into a Community of Instructors

    Dennis C. Frezzo, John T. Behrens & Robert J. Mislevy

    Simulation environments make it possible for science and engineering students to learn to interact with complex systems. Putting these capabilities to effective use for learning, and assessing... More

    pp. 105-114

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  2. The Contribution of Conceptual Change Texts Accompanied by Concept Mapping to Eleventh-Grade Students Understanding of Cellular Respiration Concepts

    Salem A. Al khawaldeh & Ali M. Al Olaimat

    The present study conducted to investigate the contribution of conceptual change texts, accompanied by concept mapping instruction to eleventh-grade students' understanding of cellular respiration ... More

    pp. 115-125

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  3. Summer Professional Development in Chemistry for Inservice Teachers Using OWL Quick Prep

    Cynthia B. Powell, Kim L. Pamplin, Robert E. Blake & Diana S. Mason

    Secondary teachers participating in summer professional development chemistry workshops in Texas used an online chemistry tutoring program, OWL Quick Prep (Day et al. in OWL: Online Web-based... More

    pp. 126-132

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  4. Men's and Women's Intentions to Persist in Undergraduate Engineering Degree Programs

    James P. Concannon & Lloyd H. Barrow

    This is a quantitative study of 493 undergraduate engineering majors' intentions to persist in their engineering program. Using a multiple analysis of variance analysis, men and women had one... More

    pp. 133-145

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  5. Development and Application of a Rubric for Evaluating Students' Performance on Newton's Laws of Motion

    Mustafa Sabri Kocakulah

    This study aims to develop and apply a rubric to evaluate the solutions of pre-service primary science teachers to questions about Newton's Laws of Motion. Two groups were taught the topic using... More

    pp. 146-164

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  6. Using a Planetarium Software Program to Promote Conceptual Change with Young Children

    Sally M. Hobson, Kathy Cabe Trundle & Mesut Sackes

    This study explored young children's understandings of targeted lunar concepts, including when the moon can be observed, observable lunar phase shapes, predictable lunar patterns, and the cause of ... More

    pp. 165-176

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  7. College Students' Conceptions of Stem Cells, Stem Cell Research, and Cloning

    James P. Concannon, Marcelle A. Siegel, Kristy Halverson & Sharyn Freyermuth

    In this study, we examined 96 undergraduate non-science majors' conceptions of stem cells, stem cell research, and cloning. This study was performed at a large, Midwest, research extensive... More

    pp. 177-186

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  8. Integrating Laptop Computers into Classroom: Attitudes, Needs, and Professional Development of Science Teachers--A Case Study

    Aviva Klieger, Yehuda Ben-Hur & Nurit Bar-Yossef

    The study examines the professional development of junior-high-school teachers participating in the Israeli "Katom" (Computer for Every Class, Student and Teacher) Program, begun in 2004. A three... More

    pp. 187-198

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  9. The Effect of Data Acquisition-Probeware and Digital Video Analysis on Accurate Graphical Representation of Kinetics in a High School Physics Class

    William Struck & Randy Yerrick

    The effects of two types of two well-established microcomputer-based teaching methods were examined for their effect on teaching high school students kinetics. The use of data acquisition probeware... More

    pp. 199-211

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