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Journal of Science Education and Technology

October 2010 Volume 19, Number 5

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Spore: Spawning Evolutionary Misconceptions?

    Thomas E. Bean, Gale M. Sinatra & P G. Schrader

    The use of computer simulations as educational tools may afford the means to develop understanding of evolution as a natural, emergent, and decentralized process. However, special consideration of ... More

    pp. 409-414

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  2. Development and Initial Psychometric Assessment of the Plant Attitude Questionnaire

    Jana Fancovicova & Pavol Prokop

    Plants are integral parts of ecosystems which determine life on Earth. People's attitudes toward them are however, largely overlooked. Here we present initial psychometric assessment of self... More

    pp. 415-421

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  3. Integrating Free Computer Software in Chemistry and Biochemistry Instruction: An International Collaboration

    David L. Cedeno, Marjorie A. Jones, Jon A. Friesen, Mark W. Wirtz, Luz Amalia Rios & Gonzalo Taborda Ocampo

    At the Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, we used their new computer facilities to introduce chemistry graduate students to biochemical database mining and quantum chemistry calculations... More

    pp. 434-437

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  4. Design of Online Professional Development in Science Content and Pedagogy: A Pilot Study in Florida

    Cathy Cavanaugh & Kara Dawson

    The Exploring Florida Science project goals were: (1) increasing content knowledge of secondary science teachers, specifically in topics that are important to the future of the state, and (2)... More

    pp. 438-446

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  5. Nurturing Creativity and Innovation through FabKids: A Case Study

    Ronald Noel Beyers

    This paper will report on a case study that was conducted involving Grade 10 learners who were exposed to a high-tech rapid-prototyping environment of a Fabrication Laboratory as part of a FabKids ... More

    pp. 447-455

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  6. Can We Make Definite Categorization of Student Attitudes? A Rough Set Approach to Investigate Students' Implicit Attitudinal Typologies toward Living Things

    Serkan Narli, Nurettin Yorek, Mehmet Sahin & Muhammet Usak

    This study investigates the possibility of analyzing educational data using the theory of rough sets which is mostly employed in the fields of data analysis and data mining. Data were collected... More

    pp. 456-469

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  7. Effect of 5E Teaching Model on Student Teachers' Understanding of Weightlessness

    Guner Tural, Ali Riza Akdeniz & Nedim Alev

    Weight is one of the basic concepts of physics. Its gravitational definition accommodates difficulties for students to understand the state of weightlessness. The aim of this study is to... More

    pp. 470-488

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  8. Genetically Modified Food: Knowledge and Attitude of Teachers and Students

    Animesh K. Mohapatra, Deepika Priyadarshini & Antara Biswas

    The concepts behind the technology of genetic modification of organisms and its applications are complex. A diverse range of opinions, public concern and considerable media interest accompanies the... More

    pp. 489-497

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  9. Effects of Conceptual Change Texts and Laboratory Experiments on Fourth Grade Students' Understanding of Matter and Change Concepts

    Jale Durmus & Sule Bayraktar

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether conceptual change texts and laboratory experiments are effective in overcoming misconceptions and whether the concepts were acquired permanently... More

    pp. 498-504

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  10. Learning with Web Tools, Simulations, and Other Technologies in Science Classrooms

    Todd Campbell, Shaing Kwei Wang, Hui-Yin Hsu, Aaron M. Duffy & Paul G. Wolf

    This position paper proposes the enhancement of teacher and student learning in science classrooms by tapping the enormous potential of information communication and technologies (ICTs) as... More

    pp. 505-511

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