Academic journal article The Science Teacher

April/May 2006 Table of Contents

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

April/May 2006 Table of Contents

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The Science Teacher

NSTA's peer-reviewed scholarly journal for secondary science teachers April/May 2006 Volume 73, Number 4 This issue's focus: Community Collaboration


28 Collaboration with Community Partners With help from the community, students build model cars while learning physical science content and skills. Donna R. Sterling and Wendy M. Frazier

32 A Rewarding Partnership Critical components of a successful collaborative scientist-student project. CherylAbbott and Marc Swanson

36 Studying Hammerheads in Hawaii High school students work with biologists to study sharks as part of a partnership research collaboration. Alex Handler and Kanesa Duncan

40 Learning to Make Systematic Decisions (free!) Decision-making tasks place science in a meaningful societal context in a case-based environmental science course. Daniel C. Edelson, Adam Tarnoff, Kathleen Schwille, Meridith Bruozas, and Anna Switzer

46 Knowing When You Don't Know Supporting teaching and learning using a new generation of tests. WilliamE.J. Doane, Rebekah R. Rice, and Paul Zachos

50 Using Digital Microscopy Studying live cultures using a digital dissection microscope intertwines genetics, anatomy, and physiology. MadelaineTravaille and Sandra D. Adams

56 Assessing Student Understanding with Technology A website uses authentic scenarios to gauge students' problem-solving skills and science knowledge. …

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