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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor.en
dc.contributor.authorGetz, Jason R.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:43:47Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:43:47Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1325en
dc.description.abstractToo many high school students go through a chemistry class without really understanding what it is like to conduct authentic scientific research. This investigation sought to determine if a term-long, inquiry-based science project modeled after the Discovery Channel show MythBusters affects student understanding of scientific lab processes, student attitudes towards science, and overall understanding of the nature of science (NOS). Students were interviewed, surveyed, observed, and graded over twelve weeks of designing an experiment, carrying out the experiment, and presenting their findings to a group of their peers. At the conclusion of the research, students demonstrated much improved skills, self-confidence, and understanding in carrying out scientific research. In addition, they learned to collaborate well with others, maintained and built upon favorable attitudes and interest towards science, but did not significantly improve upon their understanding of the nature of science.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Graduate Schoolen
dc.subject.lcshTelevision in science.en
dc.subject.lcshMyth on television.en
dc.subject.lcshScience Study and teaching.en
dc.titleThe MythBusters Project : effects of a term-long inquiry based science project on high school student understanding and attitudes towards scienceen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright Jason R Getz 2012en
thesis.catalog.ckey1954905en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Genevieve Chabot; Angie Soweren
thesis.degree.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage104en
mus.relation.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en_US


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