Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Science--Study and teaching (Middle school); Scientific literature;
Adapted primary literature is literature adapted from primary scientific literature for the purpose of using it with school age students. The process begins with teachers finding an appropriate primary scientific literature article, written by scientists for scientists, and rewriting the article to meet the reading level and understanding of the students being taught. In the newly created article, a teacher focuses only on the part of the original article that is important to the students learning and the writer may add background information, graphics, or edit existing graphics to make them more student friendly. The goal of this project is to create guidelines for the creation of adapted primary literature articles, to use those guidelines to create adapted primary literature, and to then incorporate these articles into storylines.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Science Education Program
Jody Stone, Advisor
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©2020 Betsy Wiederin Lemus
Lemus, Betsy Wiederin, "Using adapted primary science literature to enhance argumentation and reasoning skills in middle school students" (2020). Graduate Research Papers. 1347.