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A school lab investigation is an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or field that allows students to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection, and models.

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Here and there: A novel hybrid remote/in-person college-level science lab model at a small primarily undergraduate institution

Moving to remote, online learning to meet local and national health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic posed a challenge for college science cour...


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Teaching Trees: Revisions to an inquiry-based, service-learning field lab broadens student learning and better aligns to learning outcomes.

Most introductory science courses are large, lecture-style general education classes. Introduction to Environmental Science (ES 100) at NC State Unive...


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How Do You Sample a Frozen River?

Through the Sediment, Ice, & Learning on the Tanana (SILT) project, a team of university scientists engaged two middle school student groups in testin...


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Sustainable Schoolyards: A Professional Development program for teachers to engage their students in local action to develop Global Competence

Sustainable Schoolyards is a 5-month professional learning program run by the California Global Education Project to facilitate teachers working with ...


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From Sun to Shade: Exploring Environmental Changes During the Total Solar Eclipse

Excitement is building in anticipation of the total solar eclipse taking place this April 2024. During the total solar eclipse, the moon will pass bet...


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Effective learning through a remote lab kit in an undergraduate invertebrate biology course

Active learning provides students with meaningful and introspective roles in education. However, it’s difficult to achieve in online class settings,...


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Redesigning an environmental curriculum for student engagement

Apart from equipping learners with 21st-century skills, environmental science (ES) education fosters problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, a...


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Multiple Representations and Multiple Expressions: Simulating Enzymatic Reactions to Showcase Learning

The purpose of this article is to describe a lesson aimed at teaching students the function of enzymes in order to obtain mastery of NGSS Standard HS-...


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A Solar Panel Modeling Project for Chemistry

The Solar Panel Modeling Project challenged 10th-grade chemistry students to apply knowledge of Atomic Models to explain electricity generation in a s...


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Engaging Students in Waste-to-Energy Research Using Model Biodigesters

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a natural process whereby microorganisms break down organic material in the absence of oxygen. Biodigesters (sealed tanks ...


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"Signs, Signs, Everywhere the Signs": Interpretive Trail Signage for Biodiversity Education

Postsecondary science faculty face challenges in balancing the engagement of undergraduates while concomitantly ensuring knowledge is gained and retai...


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Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences for Laboratory Learning in the Life Sciences

Laboratory learning in the life sciences is historically centered around following recipe-like instructions to complete activities with defined outcom...

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