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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor.en
dc.contributor.authorTorgerson, Burke Jareden
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-21T20:16:51Z
dc.date.available2017-03-21T20:16:51Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/10103en
dc.description.abstractThis study compared Project-based learning to conventional teaching methods of class discussion, lab, video, and note taking to determine its effectiveness at helping students understand Earth science concepts. Two ninth-grade Earth science classes were given two different projects. The first project had students create a fourth-grade book concerning weather related topics and they presented their books to local elementary students. The second project had students prepare and present a PowerPoint to a community panel by discussing climate change and specifically if they feel humans are the cause. The community panel consisted of a United States Forest Service firefighter, farmer, and mother. While one class did the project the other class was instructed using conventional methods. Students were assessed and data was analyzed via pre and post test, surveys, teacher observation, quizzes, and artifacts produced during projects. Results showed an increase in understanding for students who had higher achievement levels and were engaged during the course of the project.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Graduate Schoolen
dc.subject.lcshHigh school students.en
dc.subject.lcshEarth sciences.en
dc.subject.lcshProject method in teaching.en
dc.titleA comparison between project-based learning. and conventional teaching strategiesen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 by Burke Jared Torgersonen
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor (chairperson); Eric Brunsell; Gerald Nelson.en
thesis.degree.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage81en
mus.relation.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en_US


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