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Tools to support thinking and regulating scientific inquiry

This poster presentation summarizes the development of two key tools that were developed to support the development of scientific arguments.
Jun 2022

Overview of the Luquillo LTER Schoolyard Program

Luquillo Schoolyard educators provide an overview of the Luquillo LTER Schoolyard program. The Luquillo schoolyard activities are organized developmentally to support the growth of scientific practices from upper elementary to high school.
Apr 2022

Using the Science of Hurricane Resilience to Foster the Development of Student Understanding and Appreciation for Science in Puerto Rico

This paper describes a study of the implementation of Journey to El Yunque in Puerto Rico. The results provide evidence that engaging students in the practices of ecology predicted increased understanding of population dynamics.
Mar 2022

Scaffolding Scientific Argumentation in a Science Inquiry Unit

Teachers implemented a scaffold for supporting evaluating and sorting of evidence. The Evidence Sorter helps students make more evidence-reasoning connections in the evidence-sorter tool, which led to increased use of reasoning in the final essay.
Mar 2022

How Does Students’ Perception Of The Main Point Of A Unit Relate To The Quality Of The Final Argument?

This paper presents an exploratory investigation of students’ task model and how it predicts the elements that they include in their unit-culminating argument essay.
Mar 2021

Designing educative supports for scientific argumentation: a case study of DBR before and during the pandemic

In this paper, we share our ongoing design-based research focused on developing an educative support to scaffold student task modeling and scientific argumentation, in the context of NGSS-aligned middle school science curricula.
Mar 2021

Does a Focus on Modeling and Explanation of Molecular Interactions 
Impact Student Learning and Identity?

This conference paper presents the results of the evaluation of the Interactions curriculum. The extent of teacher implementation of model-based reasoning practices in Interactions correlated with growth in understanding of molecular interactions.
Apr 2017