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In Our Own Backyard: Critical Theory And The Development Of The San Jacinto Center For Environmental Education, Susanna Hamilton, Darleen Stoner, Randall Wright May 2006

In Our Own Backyard: Critical Theory And The Development Of The San Jacinto Center For Environmental Education, Susanna Hamilton, Darleen Stoner, Randall Wright

Wisdom in Education

This research addresses the topic of nature centers from a critical theory perspective. This research assumed in part, the question: what are the characteristics of a functional and successful nature center that includes environmental education goals and programs? Nature center administrators from across the United States were surveyed and asked to share their opinions on this topic. Six overall characteristics pertaining to management and vision were identified through an exploratory mixed‑method design. Other components of these characteristics were discovered during the analysis of the data, and include factors such as approaches to education. Recommendations for improving nature centers and ...


Effects Of Using Educational Robotics At The Elementary School Level, Vega Rishelline Anne Flores Jan 2006

Effects Of Using Educational Robotics At The Elementary School Level, Vega Rishelline Anne Flores

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this research was to learn more about the uses and benefits of educational robotics in an elementary school curriculum.


How Can A Science Educator Incorporate Field Study Into Their Advanced High School Science Courses?, Michael Alexis Apffel Jan 2006

How Can A Science Educator Incorporate Field Study Into Their Advanced High School Science Courses?, Michael Alexis Apffel

Theses Digitization Project

Organizes information and opportunities for high school level science field work and categorizes it to inform the educator of the field study possibilities. Assists educators in overcoming the obstacles of implementing field science into existing science courses. Several field study lesson plans are provided.


Addressing Second And Third Grade California Science And Social Science Content Standards Through Environmental Literature, Denise Truex Hatfield Jan 2006

Addressing Second And Third Grade California Science And Social Science Content Standards Through Environmental Literature, Denise Truex Hatfield

Theses Digitization Project

In response to the federal legislation No Child Left Behind, schools across the country implemented required reading programs for classroom instruction. Open Court's Reading program meets this criterion for many schools. The text in Open Court Reading for grades two and three was evaluated for science and social science content standards that would be supportive of environmental education. Supplemental lessons from Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, and Project WET were identified.


Moving Traditional Teaching Methods Of Advanced Placement Biology Toward Improving Opportunity For Students To Develop Understanding Of Scientific Principles, Mabell Jeannette Martinez Jan 2006

Moving Traditional Teaching Methods Of Advanced Placement Biology Toward Improving Opportunity For Students To Develop Understanding Of Scientific Principles, Mabell Jeannette Martinez

Theses Digitization Project

This project investigated the role of the advanced placement program in the classroom. The research suggested that implementation of inquiry-based methods in science classrooms, including advanced placement biology courses, would improve student understanding.


A Model For Incrementally Transforming The Science Classroom From Traditional Instruction To Inquiry, Tana Michelle Jerome Jan 2006

A Model For Incrementally Transforming The Science Classroom From Traditional Instruction To Inquiry, Tana Michelle Jerome

Theses Digitization Project

Explores the implementation of inquiry into the science classroom and presents a model for incrementally changing the traditional (behavioralist) instruction found in the science class to inquiry-based (constructivist) instructional strategies.


A New Model Of Evolution Education For Middle School Science, Walter Lee Owen Jan 2006

A New Model Of Evolution Education For Middle School Science, Walter Lee Owen

Theses Digitization Project

Proposes a new model for teaching inquiry and critical thinking in the middle school science classroom. This model will assist students in learning the evidence for evolution for themselves, as well as assisting them in developing skills in critical thinking and inquiry. The objective of this model is to create a more scientifically literate student body who can go on to pursue an even greater understanding of the nature of science.


A Comparative Analysis Of Three Manufacturers Of Science Probeware For The Classroom, Matthew Phillip Reisenhofer Jan 2006

A Comparative Analysis Of Three Manufacturers Of Science Probeware For The Classroom, Matthew Phillip Reisenhofer

Theses Digitization Project

Evaluates and assesses the probes and associated probeware of three manufacturers using a variety of criteria that are essential information for a consumer. The probes and probeware examined include Pasco Scientific's ScienceWorkshop, Venier's LabPro, and Onset's HOBO. Three experiments were used to test each of the criteria for comparison. Based on the data in the study no manufacturer proved themselves to be clearly the best, and taken collectively the benefits and drawbacks balance out.