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Fall 2009 - Elizabeth Burroughs – Nov. 16

Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research
Colloquia & Seminar Series


Elizabeth Burroughs
Master of Science in Teaching Candidate
Advisor: Susan McKay, Professor of Physics & Astronomy

An Evaluation of the Astrobiology Curriculum Pilot

Astrobiology: An Integrated Science Approach is a curriculum designed to engage students in science by offering a series of inquiry-based activities with the theme of how we search for life in the universe. Students explore diverse standards-based concepts in chemistry, physics, biology, Earth and space science. The University of Maine has been involved in designing and implementing a pilot study of this curriculum. The goals of the pilot are to determine how effective and how motivating the curriculum is for Maine high school and middle school students when compared to traditional science classes. In this talk, I will present the results of our data analyses so far, and talk about potential directions for this project.

Monday, November 16, 2009
3:00 p.m.
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium
Room 165, Engineering and Science Research Bldg


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