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Abstract Title: Using lab reports to help students develop scientific abilities
Abstract: Science practices are an integral part of learning science. Over the course of the 2015-2016 school year, high school physics students, initially unfamiliar with an inquiry-based environment, engaged in ISLE labs that focus on the development of student scientific abilities. Based on the last year's investigations, we know that factors such as time, ability type, student grouping, and instructor influence student development of scientific abilities. This year, we are continuing to examine student lab reports in order to better understand the process students go through when they write these reports. The revision history feature of the Google Documents provides insight into development of discourse as well as collaboration amongst students. We also continue to investigate differences in individual and group reports and students' self-assessments and reflections of their progress in development of these different abilities.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Danielle Bugge
Rutgers University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eugenia Etkina