ERIC Number: ED462288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
High School Students "Do" and Learn Science through Scientific Modeling.
Anderson, Susan Smetzer; Farnsworth, Valerie
In Brief, v1 n1 Win 2000
This document describes the research project Modeling for Understanding in Science Education (MUSE) which focuses on the improvement of high school students' learning. MUSE research investigated how lower and high achieving students learned to reason, inquire, present, and critique scientific arguments in a genetics course taught during the spring and fall in 1997. Scientific Modeling stands as the main frame for MUSE projects and is described as a natural process for teachers and students. (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Genetics, High Schools, Inquiry, Learning, Science Instruction, Scientific Methodology
NCISLA, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706. Tel: 608-265-6240; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/ncisla.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science.
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