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Lovrencic, Michael; Vena, Laurie – Science Teacher, 2014
A kinesthetic technique for learning to recognize elements and compounds is presented in this article. The current common pedagogy appears to merge recognition and implementation into one naming method. A separate recognition skill is critical to students being able to correctly name and write the formulas of compounds. This article focuses on…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Kinesthetic Methods, Scientific Concepts
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TItlow, Josh; Anderson, Heidi; Cooper, Robin – Science Teacher, 2014
Switching genes between organisms and controlling an animal's brain using lasers may seem like science fiction, but with advancements in a technique called optogenetics, such experiments are now common in neuroscience research. Optogenetics combines recombinant DNA technology with a controlled light source to help researchers address…
Descriptors: Genetics, Teaching Methods, Biology, Neurosciences
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Corsi, Gianluca – Science Teacher, 2010
Self-regulated learning (SRL) encourages students to learn using metacognition, strategic action, and motivation. This nontraditional approach to education relies on the student's active role in learning and the instructor's facilitatory role in teaching. This article provides a comprehensive analysis of an SRL instructional model the author…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Metacognition, Thinking Skills