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  • Experiment Design

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    Students often assume that tests are fair and their experiments are well controlled. This chapter introduces students to the idea of repeatability—the test of a fair test. Repeatability is an important cornerstone of…

  • The Controlled Experiment

    Book Chapter | November 2016

    This chapter addresses experimental and field observations, which include aspects of Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations; Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions;…

  • Assessment in Science: Practical Experiences and Education Research

    NSTA Press Book | January 2006

    If you want the latest research about assessment techniques that really work, you want Assessment in Science. This collection of informative, up-to-date reports is by authors who are practicing K-12 classroom teachers…

  • Experiment Design: Getting Experiments to Work: Repeatability

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    This chapter features five investigations from Starting Points presented in Chapter 1 and gives a scenario of “the test of a fair test” for each. If a test is a fair test, it is expected to be repeatable. This is…

  • A Problem-Solving Experiment

    Journal Article | January 2022

  • The Power of Shared Experiences

    Journal Article | March 2022

  • Designing Scientific Experiments

    Book Chapter | March 2009

    In this unit, students learn about designing sound, testable hypotheses and experiments. A testable hypotheses is one that is stated in a way that makes predictions that can be tested. The goal of the unit is for…

  • Listening In on a Naturalist’s Experiences

    Book Chapter | September 2012

    Field trips that focus primarily on wild nature are one of the quickest ways to start the nature-bonding process. The chapter details a field trip the author conducted in which he used a hands-on approach to get…

  • Assessing Preservice Teachers’ Experience With Wind Energy Education Through a Cooperative Learning Experience

    Journal Article | January 2021

    The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers toward wind energy education. The participants for this study were preservice teachers enrolled in a science methods for…

  • The STEM Faculty Experience at West Point

    Journal Article | July 2022

    At conferences or meetings, West Point faculty are often asked, “What’s it like to teach at West Point?” Previously, we reported on this question within the context of the cadet’s West Point experience and how STEM…

  • Mentoring for Professional Renewal: The Kentucky Experience

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    This chapter offers an overall perspective on the value of mentoring for new and experienced teachers. It also identifies characteristics of effective mentoring drawn from reports of existing programs, primarily from a…

  • Authentic And Relevant Literacy Experiences In Inquiry

    Book Chapter | October 2012

    In this chapter, the authors explain the layout of the units in the book. The authors integrated inquiry and literacy in learning cycle units in authentic and relevant ways. Through these units students have…

  • Experiment Design: Designing Good Apparatus

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    This chapter presents the task of judging bubble solutions to see which makes the biggest bubbles and the longest-lasting bubbles. Students design and carry out a scientific experiment to decide which bubble solution…

  • Experiment Design: Preparing Experimental Designs

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    This chapter focuses on turning cooking into a science. A cookie recipe is shared with students along with a list of questions to consider. Students are also invited to develop the recipe. If scientists were given a…

  • Long-Term Plant Growth Experiment

    Book Chapter | March 2017

    This high school life science, physical science, and engineering and technology lesson has the following learning goals for students: plan an experiment to explain factors influencing plant growth; collect and record…

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