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Munn, Maureen; Knuth, Randy; Van Horne, Katie; Shouse, Andrew W.; Levias, Sheldon – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
This study examines how two kinds of authentic research experiences related to smoking behavior--genotyping human DNA (wet lab) and using a database to test hypotheses about factors that affect smoking behavior (dry lab)--influence students' perceptions and understanding of scientific research and related science concepts. The study used pre and…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Smoking, Genetics, Hypothesis Testing
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Johnson, Amy M.; Ozogul, Gamze; DiDonato, Matt D.; Reisslein, Martin – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Computer-based multimedia presentations employing animated agents (avatars) can positively impact perceptions about engineering; the current research advances our understanding of this effect to pre-college populations, the main target for engineering outreach. The study examines the effectiveness of a brief computer-based intervention with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Computer Simulation