NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 8 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa; Lewthwaite, Brian – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
There is a need for research-informed instructional approaches that promote school students' deep conceptual understanding of abstract geological concepts. Given that a type of learner-constructed stop-motion animation, 'slowmation', has been shown to offer affordances for learning in science preservice teacher education, we extended its…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Animation, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cuperman, Dan; Verner, Igor M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
This article considers student analogical reasoning associated with learning practice in creating bio-inspired robots. The study was in the framework of an outreach course for middle school students. Fifty eighth and ninth graders performed inquiries into behavior and locomotion of snakes and designed robotic models using the BIOLOID robot…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Robotics, Models, Biological Sciences
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lie, Richard; Selcen Guzey, S.; Moore, Tamara J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Recent reforms in education call for science teachers to incorporate STEM concepts into their curricula. This study explores the association among student and teacher demographics, and student learning of engineering content and attitudes towards STEM after participation in an elementary or middle school engineering-based science curricula.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Teachers, Engineering Education, English Language Learners
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kapici, Hasan Ozgur; Akcay, Hakan; de Jong, Ton – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Although hands-on laboratory experiments are traditionally used in schools, virtual laboratories have entered today's classrooms, due to their specific affordances. In this study, we compared the effect of using hands-on and virtual laboratories in isolation to two different combinations on middle school (7th grade) students' acquisition of…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Hands on Science, Science Laboratories, Middle School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Magana, Alejandra J.; Elluri, Sindhura; Dasgupta, Chandan; Seah, Ying Ying; Madamanchi, Aasakiran; Boutin, Mireille – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
In science and engineering education, the use of heuristics has been introduced as a way of understanding the world, and as a way to approach problem-solving and design. However, important consequences for the use of heuristics are that they do not always guarantee a correct solution. Learning by Design has been identified as a pedagogical…
Descriptors: Role, Computer Simulation, Learning Experience, Middle School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Luo, Wenjing; Wei, Hsin-Ro; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Huggins-Manley, A. Corinne; Gardner-McCune, Christina – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Numerous studies have been undertaken to design, develop, and provide validity evidence for using instruments to measure students' attitudes toward STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This study presents validity evidence of scores produced from the S-STEM measurement tool and used to evaluate changes in attitudes during an…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, Robotics, Educational Environment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Johnson, Emily Kuzneski – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
This study employed mixed methods to investigate the efficacy of scaffolding self-regulated learning prompts within a whole-body educational game, "Waves." This game was designed to teach middle school-aged children basic concepts of waves by moving their bodies to mimic the motions of waves, physically experiencing different velocities…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Science Instruction, Educational Games, Middle School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tutwiler, M. Shane – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
In this study, we investigate trends in the relationship between what students know and the types of data that capture their attention over time in a science-based multi-user virtual environment. Longitudinal analyses of the patterns of data collected by 143 middle school students (nested within 5 teachers) showed that student prior knowledge was…
Descriptors: Attention, Virtual Classrooms, Science Education, Middle School Students