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Lee, Okhee; Llosa, Lorena; Grapin, Scott; Haas, Alison; Goggins, Marcelle – Science Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to present a conceptual framework that integrates science and language learning for all students, including English learners (ELs). This framework is grounded in the mutually supportive nature of science instructional shifts, spurred by "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (National Research Council,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Guidelines
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Curran, F. Chris; Kitchin, James – Science Education, 2019
Recent work examining science test performance in the earliest grades of school has demonstrated that science test score gaps by race/ethnicity are apparent as early as kindergarten and that, in a number of cases, the racial/ethnic test score gaps in science are significantly larger than the corresponding gaps in reading or mathematics. This study…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Scores, Science Instruction
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Donovan, Brian M.; Semmens, Rob; Keck, Phillip; Brimhall, Elizabeth; Busch, K. C.; Weindling, Monica; Duncan, Alex; Stuhlsatz, Molly; Bracey, Zoë Buck; Bloom, Mark; Kowalski, Susan; Salazar, Brae – Science Education, 2019
When people are exposed to information that leads them to overestimate the actual amount of genetic difference between racial groups, it can augment their racial biases. However, there is apparently no research that explores if the reverse is possible. Does teaching adolescents scientifically accurate information about genetic variation within and…
Descriptors: Genetics, Racial Bias, Adolescents, Adults
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Capobianco, Brenda M.; DeLisi, Jacqueline; Radloff, Jeffrey – Science Education, 2018
In an effort to document teachers' enactments of new reform in science teaching, valid and scalable measures of science teaching using engineering design are needed. This study describes the development and testing of an approach for documenting and characterizing elementary science teachers' multiday enactments of engineering design-based science…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Engineering, Engineering Education, Science Instruction
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Borgerding, Lisa A.; Raven, Sara – Science Education, 2018
Many standards documents and learning progressions recommend evolution learning in elementary grades. Given young children's interest in dinosaurs and other fossils, fossil investigations can provide a rich entry into evolutionary biology for young learners. Educational psychology literature has addressed children's reasoning about foundational…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Summer Programs, Case Studies
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Gamez, Rebeca; Parker, Carolyn A. – Science Education, 2018
This study investigates how two newcomer students, Elena and Martin, identified with and in science within the context of a classroom utilizing a reform-based science curriculum where instruction occurred only in English. Using ethnographic case study methods, we drew from anthropological theories on identity development and sociocultural…
Descriptors: Novices, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Watkins, Jessica; McCormick, Mary; Wendell, Kristen Bethke; Spencer, Kathleen; Milto, Elissa; Portsmore, Merredith; Hammer, David – Science Education, 2018
The national efforts underway to include engineering in K-12 science education present a variety of new challenges, including how to prepare teachers to teach a new discipline. In this paper, we focus on elementary teachers and how they enter into "responsive teaching," in which they closely attend and meaningfully respond to students'…
Descriptors: Engineering, Design, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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McNeill, Katherine L.; Lowenhaupt, Rebecca J.; Katsh-Singer, Rebecca – Science Education, 2018
School principals play a key role as instructional leaders in reform efforts, yet little is known about their knowledge of science. A key focus in recent reform efforts is the inclusion of science practices, which are potentially a significant challenge for schools. Consequently, we investigated K-8 principals' views of good science instruction…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Science Instruction, Educational Change
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Hand, Brian; Shelley, Mack C.; Laugerman, Marcia; Fostvedt, Luke; Therrien, William – Science Education, 2018
In a cluster-randomized study, we investigate the impact of an argument-based approach to teaching science in elementary school on science learning and critical thinking skills. Forty-eight schools participated in the study, with data on 9,963 students across the 2 years of the intervention. Annual standardized tests assessing science content…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Manz, Eve; Suárez, Enrique – Science Education, 2018
This study addresses how to help elementary science teachers explore the uncertainty inherent in scientific activity and support elementary students to engage in more complex and authentic investigations. We describe a district partnership focused on understanding how to support elementary teachers to adapt curricula to promote science practices.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Faculty Development, Capacity Building
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Ibourk, Amal; Williams, Michelle; Opperman, Amanda; Cisterna, Dante; Nazar, Christina Restrepo; Xie, Yiyu – Science Education, 2018
Genetics has become increasingly important in everyday life, a fact that is reflected in state and national science education standards. This study examines the relationship between 474 fifth graders' understandings of the core ideas of "inheritance of traits" and "variation of traits". A confirmatory factor analysis,…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Education, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Kapon, Suulamit – Science Education, 2017
Learning science involves an ongoing process in which learners construct and reconstruct self-explanations and evaluate their relative soundness. This work coordinates and aligns complementary methodological and theoretical approaches to learning to both unpack sensemaking and better understand the conditions that facilitate it. I conceptualize…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Guidelines
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Gilbert, Andrew; Byers, Christie C. – Science Education, 2017
This exploratory project considers the use of "wonder" as a pedagogical tool with preservice elementary teachers (PSETs). An ongoing vexation facing science teacher educators is helping future elementary teachers overcome anxiety and negative associations with science due to their own school science experiences, while simultaneously…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Zangori, Laura; Forbes, Cory T. – Science Education, 2016
To develop scientific literacy, elementary students should engage in knowledge building of core concepts through scientific practice (Duschl, Schweingruber, & Schouse, 2007). A core scientific practice is engagement in scientific modeling to build conceptual understanding about discipline-specific concepts. Yet scientific modeling remains…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Scientific Literacy, Elementary School Students, Scientific Concepts
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Marco-Bujosa, Lisa M.; Levy, Abigail Jurist – Science Education, 2016
Elementary schools are under increasing pressure to teach science and teach it well; yet, research documents that classroom teachers must overcome numerous personal and school-based challenges to teach science effectively at this level, such as access to materials and inadequate instructional time. The elementary science specialist model…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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