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Clowser, Anthony; Jones, Susan Wyn; Lewis, John – School Science Review, 2018
This study investigates whether the Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) scheme could be used to meet the demands of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF). The LNF is part of the Welsh Government's improvement strategy in response to perceived poor performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Scientific Literacy, Educational Improvement, Educational Change
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Chu, Hye-Eun; Chandrasegaran, A. L.; Treagust, David F. – School Science Review, 2018
The purpose of this research was to investigate an efficient method to assess year 8 (age 13-14) students' conceptual understanding of heat and temperature concepts. Two different types of instruments were used in this study: Type 1, consisting of multiple-choice items with open-ended justifications; and Type 2, consisting of two-tier…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Item Analysis, Test Items, Science Tests
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Maza, Paul; Miller, Allison; Carson, Brian; Hermanson, John – School Science Review, 2018
Learning and retaining science content may be increased by applying the basic science material to real-world situations. Discussing cases with students during lectures and having them participate in laboratory exercises where they apply the science content to practical situations increases students' interest and enthusiasm. A summer course in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Veterinary Medical Education, Physiology
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Kattmann, Ulrich – School Science Review, 2018
Should entropy and energy be emphasised as relevant concepts for biology education? This question will be discussed, highlighting the ways in which the concepts of entropy and energy can contribute to a better understanding of biological processes. Organisms are open systems. Therefore, the chosen perspective is different from the traditional…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Energy, Biology, Science Education
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Johnson, Philip – School Science Review, 2018
This article challenges the notion that entropy is something to be avoided. A line of argument is presented that is accessible to those not having specialist knowledge and that offers a new perspective to those more familiar with the concept. It shows that temperature is better understood by addressing entropy. Entropy change diagrams are…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Climate, Visual Aids, Chemistry
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Dunlop, Lynda; de Schrijver, Jelle – School Science Review, 2018
Philosophical dialogue requires an approach to teaching and learning in science that is focused on problem posing and provides space for meaning making, finding new ways of thinking and understanding and for linking science with broader human experiences. This article explores the role that philosophical dialogue can play in science lessons and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Philosophy, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Questioning Techniques
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Walsh, Kevin – School Science Review, 2018
Computer simulations have been used very effectively for many years in the teaching of science but the focus has been on cognitive development. This study, however, is an investigation into the possibility that a student's experimental skills in the real-world environment can be judged via the undertaking of a suitably chosen computer simulation…
Descriptors: Physics, Computer Simulation, Science Instruction, Cognitive Development
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Tedd, Joe; Tedd, Bernie – School Science Review, 2018
The UK School Seismology Project started in 2007. King Edward VI High School for Girls was one of the fortunate schools to obtain a school seismometer system, free of charge, as an early adopter of the resource. This report outlines our experiences with the system over the past 10 years and describes our recent research on the relationship between…
Descriptors: Seismology, Secondary School Science, Student Research, Scientific Research
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McCullagh, John – School Science Review, 2018
This sixth-form chemistry activity describes how students can use acid-base titrimetry to investigate how adding salt to the aqueous phase may change the value of the partition coefficient of an organic acid between water and 2-methylpropan-1-ol. While the presence of lithium chloride and sodium chloride increases the value of the partition…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Organic Chemistry
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Borgeaud, Jane – School Science Review, 2018
Secondary school science teachers report that their approaches to some topics are affected by the recognition that some pupils hold religious beliefs, while primary school teacher trainees express concern about teaching evolution to children with a religious faith. Pupils in British schools and internationally often assume a conflict between…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Models
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Auty, Geoff – School Science Review, 2018
Diagrams and photographs (or computer simulations) should not replace effective observations of the wave properties that can be illustrated using a ripple tank, but they can provide support when discussing and revising what has been observed. This article explains and illustrates a route towards successful photography, which is much easier with…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Photography, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Goodale, Timothy A.; Hughes, Claire E. – School Science Review, 2018
For over 50 years, science educators have been calling for increased opportunities for students to engage with science in creative manners, but teachers are still reliant on packaged materials that promote single and 'correct' responses with cookbook approaches. This article suggests five strategies that teachers can use to enhance constructed…
Descriptors: Science Materials, Creativity, Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement
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Azurdia, Edward; O'Hare, Matthew; Reay, William; Walker, Daniel – School Science Review, 2018
After seeing several reports in newspapers making claims about the cause of death after children had swallowed button batteries, a team of students decided to try to establish which (if any) claims were true. The findings were reported in the Schools Exhibition at the ASE Annual Conference 2018 in Liverpool and are shared in detail here. (A…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Investigations, Scientific Research, Scientific Methodology
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Marshall, Karen – School Science Review, 2018
This article directly focuses on insight into the behavioural traits that enhance resilience as a non-cognitive academic skill at secondary school level, and describes a visual resilience toolkit to use with students. The main findings from this case study showed that it was possible to identify a resilience continuum for year 8 (age 12-13),…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Resilience (Psychology), Secondary School Students, Visual Aids
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Affeldt, Fiona; Eilks, Ingo – School Science Review, 2018
Social media are a highly visible factor in the daily lives of our students. Why should teachers not take advantage of this and develop teaching and learning materials that use the designs found in such media to contextualise science learning? This article suggests some ideas for creating lab instructions using social media design as an innovative…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Media, Instructional Design, Science Instruction
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