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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor.en
dc.contributor.authorBrockbank, Brennan Reeden
dc.description.abstractThis research project sought to address a concern that middle school students do not read enough to develop scientific literacy. Science fiction is used to enhance the scientific literacy of seventh grade students at White Hill Middle School in Fairfax, California. These students read the speculative fiction novel, Raptor Red, by Bob Bakker, a paleontologist. The novel was woven into existing life science curriculum and was used to highlight both aspects of literature and of science. The self-reported interest in science and in reading was measured and compared before and after the treatment. Students took a Science Interest Survey and the Adolescent Motivation to Read Profile.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Graduate Schoolen
dc.subject.lcshScience--Study and teachingen
dc.subject.lcshSpeculative fictionen
dc.subject.lcshMiddle school studentsen
dc.titleFrom the dino's perspective : speculative fiction in the science classroomen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2011 by Brennan Reed Brockbanken
thesis.catalog.ckey1721824en of Science in Science Education.en Paperen
mus.relation.departmentMaster of Science in Science Education.en_US

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