NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Does not meet standards1
Showing 1 to 15 of 1,382 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kaya, Ebru; Erduran, Sibel; Aksoz, Busra; Akgun, Selin – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
A recent framework on nature of science (NOS) is the Family Resemblance Approach (FRA). FRA presents NOS as a cognitive-epistemic and social-institutional system with a set of categories: aims and values, scientific methods, scientific practices, scientific knowledge and social-institutional aspects of science. Although FRA has been problematised…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Piergiovanni, Polly R.; Goundie, David A. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
Chemical engineering is a challenging field to explain to first-year students. Food production processes are a safe and accessible way to introduce the students to basic engineering concepts. Modernist cuisine -- using scientific methods and engineering techniques to enhance classical cooking -- was used as a hook to capture the attention of…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, College Science, Food, Scientific Concepts
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chen, Chun-Ting; She, Hsiao-Ching – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study examines the difference in effectiveness between two scientific inquiry programs-one with an emphasis on scientific reasoning and one without a scientific reasoning component-on students' scientific concepts, scientific concept-dependent reasoning, and scientific inquiry. A mixed-method approach was used in which 115 grade 5…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Uzunöz, Abdulkadir – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to identify the conceptual mistakes frequently encountered in teaching geography such as latitude-parallel concepts, and to prepare conceptual change text based on the Scientific Storyline Method, in order to resolve the identified misconceptions. In this study, the special case method, which is one of the qualitative…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Misconceptions, High School Students, Concept Formation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kroon, Cindy D. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
Mathematics and science are natural partners. One of many examples of this partnership occurs when scientific observations are made, thus providing data that can be used for mathematical modeling. Developing mathematical relationships elucidates such scientific principles. This activity describes a data-collection activity in which students employ…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Krupa, James J. – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Large, introductory, nonmajors biology classes present challenges when trying to encourage class discussion to help reinforce important concepts. Lively in-class discussion involving hundreds of students is more successful when a relevant story told with passion is used to introduce a topic. In my courses, each semester begins with thorough…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Animals, Evolution
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Mierdel, Julia; Bogner, Franz X. – Education Sciences, 2019
As effective methods to foster students' understanding of scientific models in science education are needed, increased reflection on thinking about models is regarded as a relevant competence associated with scientific literacy. Our study focuses on the influence of model-based approaches (modeling vs. model viewing) in an out-of-school laboratory…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Genetics, Models, Scientific Concepts
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Syahrin, Alfi; Dawud, Dawud; Suwignyo, Heri; Priyatni, Endah Tri – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: This study aimed to explain creative thinking patterns, including imaginative thinking, divergent thinking, and lateral thinking of students in scientific work. The scientific work studied was in the form of the Student Creativity Program at Malang State University, Indonesia. Research Methods: This study used a qualitative approach with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking, College Students, College Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ligon, Russell A.; Dolezal, Adam G.; Hicks, Michael R.; Butler, Michael W.; Morehouse, Nathan I.; Ganesh, Tirupalavanam G. – American Biology Teacher, 2014
The behavior of animals is an intrinsically fascinating topic for students from a wide array of backgrounds. We describe a learning experience using animal behavior that we created for middle school students as part of a graduate-student outreach program, Graduate Partners in Science Education, at Arizona State University in collaboration with a…
Descriptors: Animals, Animal Behavior, Science Instruction, Middle School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boys, Alexander J.; Walsh, Mark C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Elementary and middle school science curricula typically focus on generating an interest in science and engineering through the use of hands-on activities that demonstrate specific concepts. Laboratory activities designed in this manner often circumvent some of the main challenges that engineers and scientists face, namely balancing advantages and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
LoPresto, Michael – Physics Teacher, 2018
Providing exposure to the process and methods of science is a fundamental goal of any general education college science course. This is largely because most students taking such courses are generally "not" science majors, so they are likely to take few, if any, other science courses. Meeting this goal can be a challenge in courses such…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Astronomy, Physics, Science Laboratories
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Utter, Brian C.; Paulson, Scott A.; Almarode, John T.; Daniel, David B. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
We argue, based on a multi-year collaboration to develop a pedagogy course for physics majors by experts in physics, education, and the science of learning, that the process of teaching science majors about education and the science of learning, and evidence-based teaching methods in particular, requires conceptual change analogous to that…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Majors (Students), Teaching (Occupation)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
del Mar Quiroga, Maria; Choate, Julia K. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Physiology is commonly taught through direct experience and observation of scientific phenomena in "hands-on" practical laboratory classes. The value of such classes is limited by students' lack of understanding of the underlying theoretical concepts and their lack of confidence with the experimental techniques. In our experience,…
Descriptors: Physiology, Experiments, Laboratories, Computer Simulation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Armagan, Fulya Öner – European Journal of Physics Education, 2015
The aim of this study is to examine the change in the cognitive structures of elementary school students in respect to the concept of science through word association test in a constructivist approach based project. The study was conducted with 50 students attending to 6th and 7th grades. Students were applied a 90-minute activity in scope of the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Elementary School Students, Scientific Concepts, Constructivism (Learning)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gyllenpalm, Jakob; Christiansson, Ulf; Friggebo, Patrik – Physics Education, 2018
Laboratory work in physics has traditionally focused on the verification of facts, theories and laws. In contrast, this article describes how laboratory tasks can be used to promote students understanding about the nature of science and scientific inquiry. In the project reported here, students learn about measurement uncertainties and a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Laboratories, Scientific Concepts
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  ...  |  93