Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
Dr. Peter Veronesi
Pedagogical approach significantly impacts student learning. Context based science instruction transforms how students think and it is more important that giving students factual knowledge. In order to be successful, students need to be active participants in their learning process; therefore science educators should place a strong emphasis on inquiry-based learning. This project is collection of context-based chemistry activities and laboratories that span a time frame of at least one semester, and show clear connections between science learned in the classroom, daily life and society. Each activity and laboratory directly link to and include New York State curriculum standards.
Panek, Hanna S., "Context Based Science Instruction" (2012). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 142.