Date of Award

Fall 12-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Peter Veronesi

Abstract

The following capstone project is an organized collection of inquiry-based labratory investigations and activities that promote opportunities for evidence-based writing in Advanced Placement (AP) Biology. A current review of literature was conducted to gather effective instructional strategies to engage, and develop science literacy skills in the classroom. These instructional strategies have been integrated into 16 labs and/or activities aligned to the current and revised AP Biology curriculum. The labs are student-centered and involve the generation, analysis and use of scientific evidence to form conclusions, claims or engage in science argumentation. The result of this project will help to create a classroom environment that meets the Common Core and College Board initiative to produce a population of scientifically literate graduating students that are career and college ready.

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