Search results for author:"Kathy Cabe Trundle"
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Science and Children Vol. 49, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 51–55
Introducing science inquiry early in young children's education is imperative, and providing opportunities for conducting investigations that develop process skills can lay a foundation for later learning. Combining inquiry-based instruction with...
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 2 (September 2011) pp. 1571–1582
Students are often unable to collect the real-time data necessary for conducting inquiry in science classrooms. Web-based, real-time data could, therefore, offer a promising tool for conducting scientific inquiries within classroom environments....
Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 4 (May 2010) pp. 1078–1088
This mixed-methods investigation compared the effectiveness of three instructional approaches in achieving desired conceptual change among early childhood preservice teachers (n=157). Each of the three treatments employed inquiry-based instruction...
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 45, No. 3 (March 2008) pp. 346–372
This study described the conceptual understandings of 50 early childhood (Pre-K-3) preservice teachers about standards-based lunar concepts before and after inquiry-based instruction utilizing educational technology. The instructional intervention...
Science and Children Vol. 43, No. 6 (March 2006) pp. 52–55
What Australia, Alaska, Qatar, Indiana, and Ohio have in common is the authentic writing More Observations Of Nature (MOON) project. In this unique project, teachers from these disparate geographic locations teamed up to instruct children in grades...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 165–176
This study explored young children's understandings of targeted lunar concepts, including when the moon can be observed, observable lunar phase shapes, predictable lunar patterns, and the cause of lunar phases. Twenty-one children (ages 7-9 years)...
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 2 (September 2011) pp. 1698–1704
This investigation explores young children’s computer skills development from kindergarten to third grade using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten (ECLS–K) dataset. The sample size of the study was 8642 children. Latent growth curve ...
Topics: Elementary Education