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Use of Interrupted Case Studies to Promote Argumentation in Chemistry
There has been an increase in the number of studies about educational scenarios aimed at promoting argumentation. Special attention is given to scenar...
By Salete Linhares Queiroz, Mikeas Silva de Lima, and Douglas Gomes Lima dos Santos
Impacts of a Prerequisite Online Laboratory Course
In response to remote learning needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, introductory lecture and laboratory courses typically delivered fully in person wer...
By Elizabeth V. Jones, Michael Evans, and Carrie Shepler
Teaching Green Chemistry Through Student-Generated Open Educational Resources
This article describes the implementation of a student-generated open educational resource project into a majors’ organic chemistry laboratory. This...
By Krystal Grieger and Alexey Leontyev
Issues of Question Equivalence in Online Exam Pools
During the pandemic, the use of question pools for online testing was recommended to mitigate cheating, exposing multitudes of science, technology, en...
By Cody Goolsby-Cole, Sarah M. Bass, Liz Stanwyck, Sarah Leupen, Tara S. Carpenter, and Linda C. Hodges
Making Lab Group Work Equitable and Inclusive
The collaborative nature of introductory college science labs means that labs can play a major role in boosting students’ interest in experimental s...
By Danny Doucette and Chandralekha Singh
3D-Printed Laboratory Accessories as a Conduit for a Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Experience
Although undergraduate research experience has proven to have positive effects on student outcomes, such opportunities are not always widely available...
By Ethan S. Quinn, Brian Sylcott, Nathaneal T. Green, Joi P. Walker, and Robert M. Hughes
An Interdisciplinary STEM Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience Establishes a Community of Practice and Promotes Psychosocial Gains
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) represent an economical and practical way for institutions to equitably offer research experie...
By Elizabeth A. Majka, Kyle F. Bennett, Thomas P. Sawyer, Jon L. Johnson, and Merrilee F. Guenther
Adaptation of Project-Based Learning Concepts to the Organic Chemistry I Laboratory Curriculum in a Small College Environment
Project-based learning (PBL) research is shown to improve students’ higher-order thinking skills. In this article, we describe an adaptation of the ...
By Ilirian Dhimitruka and Geetha Surendran
Exploring the Role of Student Seating Preference and Performance in a Large Introductory STEM Course
Most introductory courses are held in large lecture halls, with students typically sitting in either the front, middle, or back of the classroom. In a...
By Chloe Wasendorf, Audrey McCombs, and Nancy Boury
In the information age, the acquisition of data literacy skills has become increasingly important for undergraduate student success, yet these skills ...
By Emily G. Weigel and Aakanksha Angra
Science Assessments as a Learning Opportunity
Feedback best practices support timely, high-quality feedback with application opportunity. Multiple attempts on assessments support learning gains. A...
By Emily Faulconer and John Griffith