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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor.en
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Deborah Louiseen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:39:58Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:39:58Z
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/983en
dc.description.abstractStudents enjoy doing labs in biology. However, too often the labs are prearranged cookbook labs where students follow detailed directions blindly without understanding lab concepts or purposes. This research was designed to increase student understanding of biological concepts through the use of frequent inquiry activities. In an effort to help students remember the importance and application of the lab, three self-reflection questions were included at the end of each activity: "What did I do? What did I see? What did I learn?" Pretests and post-tests were used to measure performance as well as formative assessments, surveys, and interviews. While quiz scores did not improve as a result of the treatment, student attitude towards science and labs became more positive.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Graduate Schoolen
dc.subject.lcshInquiry-based learningen
dc.subject.lcshBiologyen
dc.titleWhat did I learn? : helping students learn through scientific inquiryen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2011 by Deborah Louise Brownen
thesis.catalog.ckey1721825en
thesis.degree.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage65en
mus.relation.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en_US


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