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Flowers, Susan K.; Beyer, Katherine M.; Pérez, Maria; Jeffe, Donna B. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
Research apprenticeships offer opportunities for deep understanding of scientific practice, transparency about research careers, and possible transformational effects on precollege youth. We examined two consecutive field-based environmental biology apprenticeship programs designed to deliver realistic career exploration and connections to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Environmental Education, Biology, Field Instruction
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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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Stone, Elisa M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
New approaches for teaching and assessing scientific inquiry and practices are essential for guiding students to make the informed decisions required of an increasingly complex and global society. The Science Skills approach described here guides students to develop an understanding of the experimental skills required to perform a scientific…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Process Skills, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science