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    • Impacts of crop rotations and nitrogen fertilizer on soil biological factors in semi-arid Montana 

      Fouts, Willa Constance (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Agriculture, 2021)
      Evaluating the effects of cropping and fertilizing techniques is key to informing agricultural best practices. We must continue monitoring how we manipulate soils in order to preserve and cultivate high-quality soil ...
    • The effectiveness of just in time vocabulary instruction in inquiry science 

      Patton, Rachel Lynn (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      This action research aimed to answer the question, are students able to learn and apply vocabulary that was not pre-taught but was instead introduced at the moment students needed the vocabulary. This research also examined ...
    • The 5E instructional method in high school 

      Wieloch, Natalie Frances (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      This research addressed the question of whether the 5E Instructional Method improves test scores in the science classroom. Students were given a pretest and a posttest for both a nontreatment and treatment unit. The results ...
    • What effect does the claim-evidence-reasoning framework have on teaching and learning in a middle school classroom? 

      Reamy, Allyson Tiffany (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      A technique for evidence-based writing called claim, evidence, reasoning was integrated into a middle school science classroom to help students be able to gain the ability to explain not only what happened, but also why. ...
    • 5E instruction in a biology classroom 

      Ingwaldson, Holly Marie (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      The purpose of the study was to determine if students learn scientific concepts better from 5E instruction versus traditional science instruction. Two groups of students were taught genetics concepts in accordance with ...
    • How the amplify science curriculum impacts 4th grade students and the teacher 

      Uppendahl, Kathryn Ann (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      In this study, 4th graders at Benjamin Franklin Elementary in Kirkland, WA, were taught science using the newly adopted NGSS-aligned curriculum, Amplify. Throughout the Amplify Earth's Features unit, the author tracked ...
    • Becoming a culturally and linguistically responsive science teacher: a descriptive study 

      Kirkpatrick, Erin Alexandra (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      The impact of culturally and linguistically responsive teaching was measured in a middle school science classroom. Student surveys, instructional coach observations, student interviews, and a teacher journal were used to ...
    • Self-efficacy and science identify of second grade girls in STEM club 

      Shaw, Kathryn Elisa (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      Second grade girls were invited to participate in an after-school STEM club. These students were identified because they would benefit from a STEM program, by both their teacher and our STEAM teacher. Girls in STEM fields ...
    • Implementing active learning in high school physical science 

      Peters, Kurt (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      Active learning marries well with the contemporary NGSS and it is an exciting time to be a science teacher. However, implementing active learning is a difficult task, so much so that, during a recent school year, I found ...
    • The SaeR/S Two Component System: The Security System of Staphylococcus aureus 

      Burroughs, Owen; Voyich, Jovanka (Montana State University, 2021-11)
      Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a common human pathogen that is responsible for thousands of deaths each year. The bacterium’s severity is caused, in part, by its ability to detect and evade the human immune system. ...
    • Benthic Suffocation of Invasive Lake Trout Embryos by Fish Carcasses and Sedimentation in Yellowstone Lake 

      Poole, Alex S.; Koel, Todd M.; Thomas, Nathan A.; Zale, Alexander V. (2020-10)
      Introduced Lake Trout Salvelinus namaycush threaten native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, where gill nets have been used to suppress subadult and ...
    • The impact of mindfulness on the integrated science classroom 

      Fox, Kevin R. (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      This study was conducted over the winter and spring in a predominantly ninth grade Integrated Science Class. The goal was to find out if practicing mindfulness had any impact on the classroom environment and student learning. ...
    • The science writing heuristic in online education 

      Devine, Aaron Robert (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      The author conducted a classroom research project to see whether instruction with the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) in an online setting would increase evidence for critical thinking in the writing of his students. One ...
    • The influence of project-based learning on student engagement and achievement 

      Dose, Aaron William (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      This project exposed students to varying methods of project-based learning strategies throughout a specific unit. Quantitative assessments, surveys, student observations, and focus groups were used to collect data. The ...
    • The effect of meditation on mindfulness in the science classroom 

      Brandon, Meredith Marie (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      How does having mindfulness during classroom instruction contribute to student self-awareness and understanding of content? In this study, students participated in teacher-facilitated meditation as a means to focus and ...
    • Do spawning salmon indirectly influence ungulate space use in the Copper River Delta, Alaska by attracting bears? 

      DeFries, Elizabeth Shaw (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      One of the key challenges in ecology is understanding the drivers of animal movements and distributions. Here, I used remote camera photography to examine whether the timing of spawning salmon altered ungulate space use ...
    • Case-based learning in International Baccalaureate® biology 

      Davidson, Crystal (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      This classroom research study investigated the effect of case-based learning on student's problem-solving skills in a senior International Baccalaureate® biology class. Students participated in two nontreatment (evolution ...
    • Assessing the effects of expeditionary field science courses on student's environmental literacy 

      Bavier, Adam Geoffrey (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      This action research project studied how student's environmental literacy responded to an immersive field biology experience. Treatment was a 5-day expeditionary field course designed to connect students to wildlife research ...
    • Blended learning in high school chemistry 

      Alvarenga De Garcia, Perla (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      The purpose of this research was to see how the use of blended learning and online resources would help chemistry students improve their understanding of difficult chemistry topics and reduce their stress level. The research ...
    • The effects of using a curriculum program with embedded literacy on middle school students' science performance and confidence 

      Hunt, Erin Ransford (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2020)
      Incorporating disciplinary literacy into content area instruction has been a focus of the district for several years. General strategies such as annotating text and note-taking were implemented with little success. The ...

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