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Students and Research : Practical Strategies for Science Classrooms and Competitions,9780787264772

Students and Research : Practical Strategies for Science Classrooms and Competitions

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780787264772

ISBN10:
0787264776
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Kendall Hunt Pub Co
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Summary

Presented in four parts, this book enables you to learn field-tested teaching strategies for developing research skills in students at all grade levels. Techniques are presented for helping students generate ideas, design experiments, construct tables and graphs, and write simple reports. Sold separately or together with the student version: Science Experiments and Projects for Students, below.

Table of Contents

Preface A Rationale for Student Research v
How to Use This Book vii
About the Authors ix
Acknowledgments xi
PART ONE Basic Principles of Experimental Design and Data Analysis 1(70)
Developing Basic Concepts
3(10)
Applying Basic Concepts
13(14)
Generating Experimental Ideas
27(10)
Describing Experimental Procedures
37(8)
Constructing Tables and Graphs
45(16)
Writing Simple Reports
61(10)
PART TWO Advanced Principles of Experimental Design and Data Analysis 71(142)
Using Library Resources
73(12)
Analyzing Experimental Data
85(20)
Communicating Descriptive Statistics
105(10)
Displaying Dispersion/Variation in Data
115(24)
Determining Statistical Significance
139(32)
Designing Complex Experiments
171(28)
Preparing Formal Papers
199(14)
PART THREE Management Strategies for Classroom and Independent Research 213(52)
Encouraging Parental Support
215(12)
Assessing with Paper-Pencil Tests
227(14)
Assessing with Rating Sheets
241(14)
Scheduling Student Research
255(10)
PART FOUR Strategies for Successful Science Competitions 265(24)
Presenting Student Research
267(8)
Preparing to Judge Competitions
275(8)
Maximizing Student Success
283(6)
Appendix A Using Technology 289(4)
Appendix B Practice Problem Answer Key 293(28)
Appendix C Experimenting Safely 321(4)
Glossary 325(4)
Index 329


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