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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor.en
dc.contributor.authorOjala, Eric Todden
dc.description.abstractThis project had the goal of taking the first earth science student project of the year, a journal of one lunar cycle, and modifying its curriculum to achieve higher student participation and scores. In addition a major aim was to improve the mastery of astronomy themed concepts within that thematic unit, especially as measured with common misconceptions related to its content. The treatment incorporated new or redesigned activities, use of models, labs, and unit assignments, assessment strategies, and measured academic growth using a newly implemented pretest and posttest. These results were compared to a pretest and posttest given on the subsequent thematic unit where curriculum was not modified. Data gathered showed that the curriculum that was reworked enabled greater test score growth despite challenges in student moon journal participation and scoring.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Graduate Schoolen
dc.subject.lcshEarth sciencesen
dc.subject.lcshStudents--Rating ofen
dc.subject.lcshHigh school studentsen
dc.titleMisconception based curriculum restructuring for freshmen earth science students via moon journal projectsen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2014 by Eric Todd Ojalaen
thesis.catalog.ckey2715325en, Graduate Committee: Walter Woolbaugh; Greg Francis.en Programs for Science Education.en Paperen
mus.relation.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en_US

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