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Grumbach, Elizabeth – Science and Children, 2019
This article describes an 8-10 week problem-based learning unit for fifth graders that introduced them to the facts underlying global climate change. This unit was inspired by the lack of awareness in our national population around this clear threat to our global ecosystem and takes on this goal: to provide students (our future advocates and…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Climate
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Dousay, Tonia A.; Weible, Jennifer L. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
This collective case study uses a design-based research approach to investigate the role of 3D pens, an emerging technology, in fostering creativity during a lesson on biomes, genetics, and heredity with learners in six classes of 4th and 5th grade students from rural Michigan and Idaho. Data analyzed included video of the classroom lessons,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Hong, Huang-Yao; Lin, Pei-Yi – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
Effective energy education depends on continuing research designed to identify instructional strategies that will proof effective in particular learning contexts. The aim of this study was to help Taiwanese students learn about energy-saving related concepts through idea-centered, collaborative knowledge-building activities carried out in an…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cooperative Learning, Grade 5, Teaching Methods
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Jones, M. Gail; Lee, Tammy; Chesnutt, Katherine; Carrier, Sarah; Ennes, Megan; Cayton, Emily; Madden, Lauren; Huff, Pamela – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Although there has been some success with programmes that aim to increase STEM involvement by women and underserved minorities, science educators continue to seek ways to promote students' interest in STEM. This study builds on social cognitive career theory (SCCT) and the theory of enclothed cognition to assess the impact of wearing lab coats on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Clothing, Science Laboratories, Grade 5
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Bopardikar, Anushree; Borowiec, Katrina; Castle, Courtney; Doubler, Susan; Win, Dewi; Crissman, Sally – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2019
This explanatory sequential mixed methods study investigated how a professional learning system involving an interplay of teachers' own classroom video, analysis tools and coaching helped teachers notice students' thinking. The system comprised teachers scrutinizing video evidence of their students' ideas, using software tools to analyze the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Video Technology, Elementary School Teachers
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Weng, Cathy; Rathinasabapathi, Abirami; Weng, Apollo; Zagita, Cindy – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study aimed to explore whether the integration of virtual reality and augmented reality used in a specially designed science book could improve the students' science concept learning outcomes. A true experimental research design was conducted to check the effectiveness of the specially designed book in terms of learners' achievement. The…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Textbooks
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Constantine, Angelina; Jung, Karl G. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
The exploratory case study described in this paper examined the experiences of an elementary science teacher as he integrated iPads into his teaching. With the intent of finding a purposeful use for the district's 1:1 iPad initiative in his science classroom, he adopted digital science notebooks for the first time. During planning sessions…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Goggins, Marcelle; Haas, Alison; Grapin, Scott; Llosa, Lorena; Lee, Okhee – Science and Children, 2019
While there is consensus in the science education community on the importance of crosscutting concepts (CCCs) for all students, teachers have been given limited guidance on how to integrate CCCs into science instruction. In this article, the authors propose that teachers view CCCs as resources that students use in their everyday lives to make…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers
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Han, Moonhyun; Kim, Heui-baik – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigates how elementary students were able to construct a human respiratory system model and, in particular, how the process of reasoning contributed to their model through the use of analogy model activities. For this study, modeling activities that included the use of analogy models were designed and implemented. Over 4 class…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Models, Human Body, Logical Thinking
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Granger, Ellen M.; Bevis, Todd H.; Southerland, Sherry A.; Saka, Yavuz; Ke, Fengfeng – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This research examines factors influencing elementary science teacher learning as they participate in professional development with and enactment of educative curricula in comparison with learning following limited professional development and enactment of traditional curricula. Using a randomized cluster design (125 teachers and 2,694 students in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers
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Chesnutt, Katherine; Gail Jones, M.; Corin, Elysa N.; Hite, Rebecca; Childers, Gina; Perez, Mariana P.; Cayton, Emily; Ennes, Megan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This study examined the relationship between students' (N = 229) concepts of size and scale and students' achievement in science and mathematics over a 3-year period. Size and scale are considered one of the big ideas in science that permeates disparate science and mathematics content areas, yet little is known about the relationship between…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation, Science Instruction
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Williams, Melanie; Tang, Kok-Sing; Won, Mihye – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
This paper reports on a multimodal teaching approach delivered to grade 5 elementary students in a bilingual school in Hong Kong, as part of a larger research study aimed at supporting English Language Learners (ELLs) in science class. As language demands of reading, writing and talking science place additional challenges on ELLs, there is much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multisensory Learning, Learning Modalities, Grade 5
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Genç, Murat – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to discover the views of teacher candidates on the use of Slowmation in education. Fifty-one students from the Primary School Teaching Program took part in the study. An explanatory approach to the combined method, which enables both quantitative and qualitative research, was used in the study. In order to collect the…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Price, Jamie; Govett, Aimee; Davis, Misty; Ivester, Robyn; Howard, Teresa; Messimer, Lisa – Teaching Science, 2019
Project-based learning (PBL) is centred on a challenging, yet meaningful, driving question and culminates in a product that students create or do to showcase their learning to a public audience. Other essential elements of a true PBL experience include: sustained inquiry, authentic tasks, opportunities for students to make decisions about their…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Integrated Activities, Units of Study
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Smith, Caroline; Fitzallen, Noleine; Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie – Teaching Science, 2019
STEM education is becoming more common in schools and provides a range of exciting real-world contexts in which students can engage. However, a gap in most approaches to STEM remains the collection and use of data that can be used concurrently to develop statistical literacy and science literacy. This paper describes a STEM activity carried out…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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