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HR: 0800h
AN: ED21A-0084
TI: Designing Summer Research Experiences for Teachers and Students That Promote Classroom Science Inquiry Projects and Produce Research Results
AU: * George, L A
EM: georgeL@pdx.edu
AF: Portland State University Environmental Sciences and Resources, 1719 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97201, United States
AU: Parra, J
EM: parra@pdx.edu
AF: Portland State University Department of Physics, 1719 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97201, United States
AU: Rao, M
EM: mrao@rainypdx.com
AF: Portland State University Center for Science Education, 1719 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97201, United States
AU: Offerman, L
EM: offerman@pdx.edu
AF: Portland State University Center for Science Education, 1719 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97201, United States
AB: Research experiences for science teachers are an important mechanism for increasing classroom teachers' science content knowledge and facility with "real world" research processes. We have developed and implemented a summer scientific research and education workshop model for high school teachers and students which promotes classroom science inquiry projects and produces important research results supporting our overarching scientific agenda. The summer training includes development of a scientific research framework, design and implementation of preliminary studies, extensive field research and training in and access to instruments, measurement techniques and statistical tools. The development and writing of scientific papers is used to reinforce the scientific research process. Using these skills, participants collaborate with scientists to produce research quality data and analysis. Following the summer experience, teachers report increased incorporation of research inquiry in their classrooms and student participation in science fair projects. This workshop format was developed for an NSF Biocomplexity Research program focused on the interaction of urban climates, air quality and human response and can be easily adapted for other scientific research projects.
DE: 0315 Biosphere/atmosphere interactions (0426, 1610)
DE: 0345 Pollution: urban and regional (0305, 0478, 4251)
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0830 Teacher training
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: 2007 Fall Meeting