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D'Angelo, Cynthia M.; Harris, Christopher J.; Lundh, Patrik; House, Ann; Leones, Tiffany; Llorente, Carlin – School Science and Mathematics, 2017
Afterschool programs have garnered much attention as promising environments for learning where children can engage in rich science activities. Yet, little is known about the kinds of instructional materials used in typical, large-scale afterschool programs that implement science with diverse populations of children. In this study, we investigated…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials, Public Schools
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Yeh, Yi-Fen Y.; McTigue, Erin M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent that diagrammatic literacy is necessary for success on standardized science tests at the late-elementary and middle grade levels. Towards this goal, we quantified the frequency, form and function of graphical representations on select state science tests. 985 tests items from 14 states were…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Standardized Tests, Visual Aids, Test Items
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Ezrailson, Cathy; Kamon, Teruki; Loving, Cathleen C.; McIntyre, Peter M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2006
In this article, the author discusses the advantages of using the interactive engagement instructional method. A model of interactive engagement (IE) instructional method involves questioning students by challenging them to think deeply about a problem or complex question. Essential to this process is frequent and thoughtful interaction with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Secondary Education, Science Teachers