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Fernandez, Matias; Napier, Joseph; Hu, Feng Sheng; Heath, Katy; de Lafontaine, Guillaume; Hug, Barbara – Science Teacher, 2018
The practice of obtaining, interpreting, and contextualizing data across scientific disciplines is crucial to understanding the natural world. The authors developed the Teal Spruce sampling activity to encourage students to explore the reality of scientific data collection while also providing hands-on experience in interpreting and sharing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Educational Games
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Dash, Carolyn; Hug, Barbara – Science Teacher, 2014
We constantly encounter data--in the form of graphs--that convey information about weather, medicine, politics, finances, and nutrition. These graphs are intended to help us visualize data for easy interpretation; however, approximately 41% of adults in the United States have low graph literacy (Galesic and Garcia-Retamero 2011). In this article,…
Descriptors: Climate, Graphs, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Talbot, Kristen; Hug, Barbara – Science Teacher, 2013
Teachers often ask: How can I engage my students in the study of "real" science? The answer can be found in the National Research Council's "A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas" (NRC 2012). This framework calls for a new approach to science education and is the basis for…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Sleep, Entomology, Heredity