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Research on science teaching and learning plays an important role in helping all students become proficient in science and making science education more equitable and inclusive.

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Transforming Science Learning: Who Is the “Knower” in the Classroom? Learning as Sensemaking in a Globally Connected World, April 1, 2020 (12:00 pm ET)

How can we ensure that students will be able to take what they know and can do to the next grade level and have the confidence to apply their learning...

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Creating a Buzz About Community-Engaged Research

School districts across the United States are actively exploring avenues to aid elementary-aged Gifted and Talented (GT) students in conducting studen...


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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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Building Relationships Between Educators and Researchers

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Outdoor Teaching and Learning in Natural Spaces and Outdoor Classrooms

On a humid, sunny day in late July, a group of middle school science teachers closed out three days of teacher professional development (PD) on a natu...


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Inspiring the Next Generation

How many times have you found yourself sitting in a cafeteria or classroom staring at a professional development PowerPoint being presented by someone...


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Hearing All Voices to Promote Learning Orientation and Effective Collaboration

Motivation and collaboration intersect in important ways in a science classroom. One important motivational component of collaborative work is what st...


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A Pandemic-Resilient CURE Shifts Community College Students From Knowledge Consumers to Authentic Knowledge Producers

Academic food security aims to provide students with sufficient access to knowledge (one key academic nutrient) in order to limit intellectual hunger....


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The Effectiveness of Cooperative Learning in Teaching Quantitative Reasoning With Ternary Diagrams in a Science Class

Quantitative reasoning, although included in most science courses, can be challenging to teach. In this article, we explore whether cooperative learni...


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Comparing Undergraduate Nature of Science Views in Traditional Versus Inquiry-Taught Science Courses

This qualitative study compares the views about nature of science (NOS) between students enrolled in a traditional lecture and laboratory course and s...


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Assessing Student Success in a Peer Assisted Learning Program Using Propensity Score Matching

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program at Sacramento State was established in 2012 with one section supporting introductory chemistry. The program n...


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Fostering Scientific Literacy With Problem Sets That Generate Cognitive Presence and Fulfill Basic Psychological Needs

Guided by self-determination theory to design an authentic learning environment, we attempted repeated engagement in critical evaluation of evidence t...


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An Online Introductory Biology Laboratory Utilizing Inquiry-Based Methods Leads to High Student Satisfaction

Online laboratories can be an effective way to introduce students to lab concepts while providing flexibility, increased access, and reduced costs. Ho...

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