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Buxton, Cory A.; Caswell, Linda – Science Education, 2020
Using findings from a 4-year research and development effort, we propose an updated model of sheltered instruction for science classrooms that leverages the opportunities provided by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to better support multilingual learners in middle and high school science. Using data from teacher implementation logs…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Multilingualism, Teacher Attitudes, Standards
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Plummer, Julia D.; Palma, Christopher; Rubin, KeriAnn; Flarend, Alice; Ong, Yann Shiou; Ghent, Chrysta; Gleason, Timothy; McDonald, Scott; Botzer, Brandon; Furman, Tanya – Science Education, 2020
We previously proposed a hypothetical learning progression around the disciplinary core idea of the Solar System and its formation as a first step in a research program to begin to fill this gap and address questions of student learning in this domain. In this study, we evaluate the effectiveness of two dimensions within the learning progression,…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Grade 6, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Cherbow, Kevin; McKinley, Megan T.; McNeill, Katherine L.; Lowenhaupt, Rebecca – Science Education, 2020
Recent reforms in science education advocate for a vision of learning where students "figure out" science ideas through engagement in science practices. Consequently, there have been significant efforts to engage K-12 students in the science practices. However, less research attention has been given to understand how this…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Science Education
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Schenkel, Kathleen; Calabrese Barton, Angela – Science Education, 2020
Promoting critical science agency (CSA) may be one way to promote educational justice. CSA is using science with other powerful forms of knowledge to address issues of injustice. However, the process of enacting CSA is always embedded within a sociopolitical context, which positions some students with more power than others. Drawing upon a social…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Ethnography
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Dini, Vesal; Sevian, Hannah; Caushi, Klaudja; Orduña Picón, Raúl – Science Education, 2020
Teachers' use of formative assessment (FA) has been shown to improve student outcomes; however, teachers enact FA in many ways. We examined classroom videos of nine experienced teachers of elementary, middle, and high school science, aiming to create a model of FA enactment that is useful to teachers. We developed a coding scheme through a…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Science Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Kang, Hosun; Calabrese Barton, Angela; Tan, Edna; Simpkins, Sandra; Rhee, Hyang-yon; Turner, Chandler – Science Education, 2019
This study explores ways to support girls of color in forming their senses of selves in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the middle school years. Guided by social practice theory, we analyzed a large data set of survey responses (n = 1,821) collected at five middle schools in low-income communities across four states in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Minority Group Students, STEM Education
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Madkins, Tia C.; McKinney de Royston, Maxine – Science Education, 2019
Failure to improve achievement in K-12 science for racially minoritized students and students living in poverty continues to challenge the inclusionary rhetoric of "science for all." Science education researchers, teacher educators, and educators must consider the racialized and classed inequalities that continue to limit students'…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students, Science Teachers
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González-Howard, María – Science Education, 2019
Supporting student engagement in science practices requires rethinking how classroom learning occurs, specifically in terms of the interactions that help students build their own knowledge. The types of student-driven exchanges fundamental to the science practice of argumentation differ greatly from traditional classroom interactions. To help…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Interaction, Persuasive Discourse
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Lee, Hee-Sun; Pallant, Amy; Pryputniewicz, Sarah; Lord, Trudi; Mulholland, Matthew; Liu, Ou Lydia – Science Education, 2019
This paper describes HASbot, an automated text scoring and real-time feedback system designed to support student revision of scientific arguments. Students submit open-ended text responses to explain how their data support claims and how the limitations of their data affect the uncertainty of their explanations. HASbot automatically scores these…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Evaluation, Science Education
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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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Chen, Ying-Chih; Benus, Matthew J.; Hernandez, Jaclyn – Science Education, 2019
Argumentation is a core practice of science that inherently contains uncertainty. Relatively few studies have examined the role of uncertainty within argumentation and how teachers manage uncertainty leading to conceptual development. This design-based, multiple-case study employed the constant comparative method to analyze 24 videos focused on…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Process Skills, Ambiguity (Semantics), Middle School Teachers
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Caspi, Avner; Gorsky, Paul; Nitzani-Hendel, Rakefet; Zacharia, Zacharias; Rosenfeld, Sherman; Berman, Shmuel; Shildhouse, Bruria – Science Education, 2019
On completing middle-school (ninth grade), Israeli students must choose which discipline(s) to major in upon entering high school. This study, grounded in Expectancy-Value Theory (EVT), identified and modeled the factors that contributed to students' academic choices from their own subjective perspectives. We collected qualitative and quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, High School Students, Grade 9
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Bjørkvold, Tuva; Blikstad-Balas, Marte – Science Education, 2018
All scientists depend on both reading and writing to do their scientific work. It is of paramount importance to ensure that students have a relevant repertoire of practices they can employ when facing scientific content inside and outside the school context. The present study reports on students in seventh grade acting as researchers. Over an…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Student Research, Writing Research
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Koomen, Michele Hollingsworth; Rodriguez, Elizabeth; Hoffman, Alissa; Petersen, Cindy; Oberhauser, Karen – Science Education, 2018
This study reports on the process and development of middle school science fair projects inspired by a summer science program of citizen science monitoring (Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project) with their classroom teacher. We gathered and analyzed qualitative data (interviews, focus groups, and project boards). Our analysis revealed three key…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Fairs, Summer Science Programs, Qualitative Research
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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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