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Journal of Research in Science Teaching

March 2008 Volume 45, Number 3

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Using Computer Animation and Illustration Activities to Improve High School Students' Achievement in Molecular Genetics

    Gili Marbach-Ad, Yosi Rotbain & Ruth Stavy

    Our main goal in this study was to determine whether the use of computer animation and illustration activities in high school can contribute to student achievement in molecular genetics. Three... More

    pp. 273-292

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  2. Assessing Dialogic Argumentation in Online Environments to Relate Structure, Grounds, and Conceptual Quality

    Douglas B. Clark & Victor Sampson

    The national science standards, along with prominent researchers, call for increased focus on scientific argumentation in the classroom. Over the past decade, researchers have developed... More

    pp. 293-321

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  3. Teachers Respond Functionally to Student Gender Differences in a Technology Course

    Martha M. Voyles, Tim Fossum & Susan Haller

    This study examines teacher-student interactions and selected student gender differences with volunteer boys and recruited girls in a technology class. The participants were teachers and triads of ... More

    pp. 322-345

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  4. The Use of a Computer Simulation to Promote Scientific Conceptions of Moon Phases

    Randy L. Bell & Kathy Cabe Trundle

    This study described the conceptual understandings of 50 early childhood (Pre-K-3) preservice teachers about standards-based lunar concepts before and after inquiry-based instruction utilizing... More

    pp. 346-372

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  5. Robotics and Science Literacy: Thinking Skills, Science Process Skills and Systems Understanding

    Florence R. Sullivan

    This paper reports the results of a study of the relationship of robotics activity to the use of science literacy skills and the development of systems understanding in middle school students.... More

    pp. 373-394

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