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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Greg Francisen
dc.contributor.authorMcAndrews, Sean Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-21T17:36:05Z
dc.date.available2020-04-21T17:36:05Z
dc.date.issued2019en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/15681en
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to determine the impact of adding citizen science projects into a high school science classroom. The primary question of interest was what impact does the inclusion of citizen science projects have on student achievement? I was also interested in evaluating student attitudes about science before and after taking part in citizen science projects, as well as student perceptions of taking part in 'real science' activities in class. Students participated in a pre-treatment test and survey to measure their knowledge and interest in science. They participated in online citizen science projects for three weeks. At the end of the treatment, students completed a post-test and post-survey to measure changes in knowledge, attitudes, and confidence. Observations of student behavior in class during participation in the project were documented. Finally, randomly-chosen students participated in exit interviews about the project. Student scores on the assessment did show a small increase when compared to pre-treatment values. Measures and observations of student attitudes such as the survey, student journals, and post-treatment interviews did indicate that many students enjoyed participating the project, and that they did perceive that they were assisting with authentic science projects. These results align with previous research studies on the value of incorporating citizen science projects into classrooms. This project allowed me to incorporate new activities and ways of teaching into my science classroom. I was able to test these new activities and methods and evaluate their effectiveness. This will serve as the basis for similar future projects.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Scienceen
dc.subjectCitizen scienceen
dc.subject.lcshEarth sciencesen
dc.subject.lcshHigh school studentsen
dc.subject.lcshResearchen
dc.subject.lcshProject method in teachingen
dc.subject.lcshAcademic achievementen
dc.subject.lcshStudents--Attitudesen
dc.titleCitizen science in a high school science classroomen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 by Sean David McAndrewsen
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: C. John Graves; Daniel Lawver.en
thesis.degree.departmentMaster of Science in Science Education.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage53en
mus.relation.departmentMaster of Science in Science Education.en_US
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