Date of Award/Publication

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Abstract

This study examined four different scientific literacy strategies and their effectiveness in increasing scientific literacy. These four different strategies include The Learning Cycle Approach, The Venn diagram strategy, the Definition Map, and Science in the News Framework. This study took place with two different eighth grade science classes in the two units of properties of matter and periodic table. The students completed different laboratory activities and ticket out the doors that were assessed to measure the effectiveness of increasing the scientific literacy. The study found that of the four literacy strategies three increased scientific literacy and one did not. The three that supported scientific literacy were The Learning Cycle Approach, The Venn diagram, the Definition Map. The Science in the News Framework did not increase scientific literacy.

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