This collection contains Non-Thesis Project Papers written by graduate students in the Science Education Program, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

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Submissions from 2021

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Analysis of assessments on secondary students' development and interpretation of models, Alaina L. Appley Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Creation and implementation of an integrated climate change curriculum centered on earth and life science standards, Katherine Eastin Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Accuracy of self-assessment in a ninth grade earth science classroom, Alyssa Jacobson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effects of stepwise guided inquiry on students' attitudes and depth of knowledge from written lab reflections in high school chemistry, Melissa Rae Campbell Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Development of a NGSS curriculum unit for periodic trends and properties in ninth-grade physical science, Amy L. Price Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Immediate vs. deferred feedback during formative assessments in a 9th grade physical science course, Jordan Sonntag Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2020

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The impact of confidence-based marking on unit exam achievement in a high school physical science course, Casey Clark Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An analysis of learning targets on summative assessments in a high school chemistry course, Mark R. Hennessy Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Using adapted primary science literature to enhance argumentation and reasoning skills in middle school students, Betsy Wiederin Lemus Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Utilizing pre-laboratory strategies in a high school chemistry classroom to improve performance on guided inquiry labs, Jacquelyn Schmitt Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Making the water cycle accessible and relevant for English language learners, Summer Teed Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Identification of trends in scientific communication by minority students in an integrated and advanced ninth grade science curriculum, Loren Thalacker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2019

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Using NGSS phenomena as a formative assessment to measure understanding of science concepts in a ninth grade physical science classroom, Keith Richard Kohl Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2018

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Development of curriculum for Next Generation Science Standards in high school chemistry, Jennifer L. Brown Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teaching evolution and common ancestry with dissection, fossils and phylogeny, Nicolas A. Brown Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Genetics unit lesson plan for the Next Generation Science Standards, Erin Hogan Open Access Graduate Research Paper 2020 Award

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Evaluation of a flipped classroom on student achievement in a low income school district, Michael Yeoman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2017

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Collaborative learning: Do two-stage quizzes positively affect students' perceptions of their understanding and achievement in high school physics?, Benjamin J. Arp Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Developing writing prompt assessments for the next generation science standards: Physical science, Kristen Ann Birchard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Understanding by Design approach to a Next Generation Science Standard in high school chemistry: Chemical reactivity, Jill Christofferson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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First year professional learning community implementation within the Marion High School Science Department, Madilyn M. Ramaekers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Energy, matter, and change: A high school chemistry unit development, Allison Schipper Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Strategies for integrating literacy into a science classroom, Michelle Seddon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Development of a standards-based classroom for high school physics at Solon Community School District, Tim Sheeley Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Developing model identification skills in an advanced placement Physics 1 classroom, Ian Spangenberg Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using the Next Generation Science Standards EQuIP Rubric: Evaluating a course in biomedical science, Brandon Yoder Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2016

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Developing authentic summative assessments that correlate to the Next Generation Science Standards for a middle school science classroom, Nick Bushkofsky Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Robotics in the classroom: The effectiveness of robotics based curriculum in STEM education, Mark Nall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Impact of problem based learning on teaching light to middle school science students, Stephanie Yager Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2015

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Instruction and standards-referenced grading in a 9th grade conceptual physics classroom, John C. Chai Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using a 5E learning cycle to adapt a college physics instructional unit for high school, Stacia Marie Kelly Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The inclusion of engineering design into the high school biology curriculum, Cody D. LaKose Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Understanding by Design unit lesson plans for the next generation science standards: life science, Arie Schiller Open Access Graduate Research Paper