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dc.contributor.authorBates, Karaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T19:36:33Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T19:36:33Z
dc.date.issued2014-07en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/51533
dc.description.abstractIn many classrooms, teachers are looking for ways to increase student engagement. Disengaged students are not reaching their full potential and experience relatively high levels of anxiety and frustration, which negatively impacts learning. Providing multiple hands-on and problem-solving learning opportunities can increase student engagement. The new curriculum developed for use on the Science on a Sphere provides educators with a resource to create problem-solving learning opportunities in their classrooms by using cooperative learning. These opportunities will help students understand how to work in collaborative groups while learning about and solving science-related problems. The curriculum consists of activities themed around climate change and human health. Additionally, the curriculum has been aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning. To assess the curriculum, teachers and administrators reviewed, assessed, and provided feedback on the lesson plans and handouts. Overwhelmingly, most respondents stated that while the activities were well thought-out, would be beneficial for increasing students’ learning, and provided problem-solving learning opportunities for students, they would not feel comfortable using and interacting with the Science on a Sphere without first participating in some form of training. Therefore, prior to making this curriculum available to other teachers, professional development opportunities should be provided to teach educators how to use and interact with the Sphere.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsThe authors of these projects and reports are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works.en_US
dc.subjectstudent engagementen_US
dc.subjectproblem-based learningen_US
dc.subjectcooperative learningen_US
dc.subjectcurriculumen_US
dc.subjectstandards of learningen_US
dc.titleCreating learning opportunities for students with Science on a Sphereen_US
dc.typeMaster's projecten_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural, Leadership, and Community Educationen_US
dc.description.degreeMALSen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural and Life Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation and Leadership Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairAnderson, James C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberScherer, Hannahen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEick, Matthewen_US


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