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Identifying the Content, Lesson Structure, and Data Use Within Pre-collegiate Data Science Curricula

As data become more available and integrated into daily life, there has been growing interest in developing data science curricula for youth in conjunction with scientific practices and classroom technologies. However, the what and how of data …

Victor R. Lee, Victoria Delaney

12.11.2021 | Correction

Correction to: Supporting Student System Modelling Practice Through Curriculum and Technology Design

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The Acknowledgment section is missing.

Tom Bielik, Lynn Stephens, Cynthia McIntyre, Daniel Damelin, Joseph S. Krajcik

12.11.2021 Open Access

Student Primary Teachers’ Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Biotechnology—Are They Prepared to Teach Biotechnological Literacy?

The speed of development of biotechnology within agriculture, industry, and medicine has changed our lives, and we need a biotechnological literacy to understand it. This implies that teachers in primary schools need to be biotechnologically …

Marina Casanoves de la Hoz, Anna Solé-Llussà, Juan Haro, Niklas Gericke, Cristina Valls

25.10.2021 Open Access

Supporting Student System Modelling Practice Through Curriculum and Technology Design

Developing and using models to make sense of phenomena or to design solutions to problems is a key science and engineering practice. Classroom use of technology-based tools can promote the development of students’ modelling practice, systems …

Tom Bielik, Lynn Stephens, Cynthia McIntyre, Daniel Damelin, Joseph S. Krajcik


Comparing Middle School Students’ Science Explanations During Physical and Virtual Laboratories

In this study, we compared students’ learning from two conditions in a unit on inclined planes: Virtual-then-Physical (V-t-P) (n = 50), where students conducted a virtual lab followed by a physical lab, or vice versa in the Physical-then-Virtual …

Dana Gnesdilow, Sadhana Puntambekar

30.09.2021 Open Access

Does Learning from Giving Feedback Depend on the Product Being Reviewed: Concept Maps or Answers to Test Questions?

Giving feedback to peers can be a valuable learning experience for a feedback provider. However, different types of products require different types of feedback, which, in turn, may lead to different learning outcomes. The current study …

Natasha Dmoshinskaia, Hannie Gijlers, Ton de Jong


Using Reverse Engineering to Enhance Ninth-Grade Students’ Understanding of Thermal Expansion

Given that many models of design-based learning in science education are grounded in forward engineering, in which students are challenged to use the engineering design process to achieve unknown solutions to engineering problems, this study aims …

Luecha Ladachart, Jaroonpong Cholsin, Sawanya Kwanpet, Ratree Teerapanpong, Alisza Dessi, Laksanawan Phuangsuwan, Wilawan Phothong

27.09.2021 Open Access

Teachers’ Disciplinary Boundedness in the Implementation of Integrated Computational Modeling in Physics

This study explored teachers’ conceptualizations of integrated computational modeling in secondary physics by exposing twelve experienced physics teachers to programming and then analyzing interview responses. Responses revealed that teachers fell …

Rebecca Vieyra, Joshua Himmelsbach


Identifying Sources of Anxiety in an Introductory Online Undergraduate Chemistry Course

Learning chemistry in an online environment may have multiple sources of anxiety for students, including chemistry anxiety, math anxiety, computer anxiety, and trait anxiety (personality attribute of proneness to experience anxiety). While …

E. K. Faulconer, J. C. Griffith

16.09.2021 Open Access

Professional Growth of Novice and Experienced STEM Teachers

The first years of teaching are crucial for novice teachers’ integration into and retainment in the education system. The support they receive from experienced teachers impacts their professional development. Science, technology, engineering, and …

Effrat Akiri, Yehudit Judy Dori


Comparison of Computer Scoring Model Performance for Short Text Responses Across Undergraduate Institutional Types

Constructed response (CR) assessments allow students to demonstrate understanding of complex topics and provide teachers with deeper insight into student thinking. Computer scoring models (CSMs) remove the barrier of increased time and effort …

Megan Shiroda, Juli D. Uhl, Mark Urban-Lurain, Kevin C. Haudek


Comparing Simulation Sequencing in a Chemistry Online-Supported Project-Based Learning Unit

Numerous studies illustrate the value of simulations or project-based learning approaches to enhance the learning of science. Simulations can help students connect across macroscopic, microscopic, and symbolic representations of scientific …

Mingyang Li, Dermot Francis Donnelly-Hermosillo, Jennifer Click


Computational Thinking Integration into Science Classrooms: Example of Digestive System

Studies maintain that computational thinking (CT) is associated with science content and scientific processes as well as with many disciplines. It is thought that designing teaching processes in which science and CT processes take place together …

Merve Arık, Mustafa Sami Topçu


The Effects of Engineering Design-Based Instruction On 7th Grade Students’ Nature of Engineering Views

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of engineering design-based instruction (EDBI) on 7th grade students’ nature of engineering (NOE) views. Quantitative research to evaluate students’ NOE views was operated through a …

Berna Aydoğan, Jale Çakıroğlu


Affordances of Computational Models for English Learners in Science Instruction: Conceptual Foundation and Initial Inquiry

Computational models are increasingly being used in K-12 science classrooms to engage students in developing and testing explanations of phenomena. However, research has only begun to consider whether integrating computational models into science …

Scott E. Grapin, Lorena Llosa, Alison Haas, Okhee Lee


The Relationship Between a Student’s Success in First-Semester General Chemistry and Their Mathematics Fluency, Profile, and Performance on Common Questions

In an effort to investigate the factors that lead to success in general chemistry, the Math-Up Skills Test (MUST) and common questions were used along with a student characteristic questionnaire. The MUST is a 20-item instrument to measure …

William K. Willis, Vickie M. Williamson, Eric Chuu, Alan R. Dabney


Narrative-Based Learning Activities for Science Ethics Education: an Affordance Perspective

Boasting a wide range of interactive and engaging features, narrative-based learning has become increasingly popular in educational settings. Narrative-based instructional approaches engage students in a novel set of engaging experiences for …

Areej Mawasi, Peter Nagy, Ed Finn, Ruth Wylie