Student Ownership and Investment in Laboratory Settings

Presented by:
Dermot Donnelly
David Andrews
Iliana Borges
Princess Clark
Esther Fernandez
Roger Key
Frederick Nelson
Alvir Sangha
Jie Zhu

This video presentation shares preservice elementary teachers' perspectives on participating as part of the EQUIPS laboratory structure (Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Investigations in Physical Science). Please see our video from last year to hear about researcher and instructor perspectives on EQUIPS.  The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) expects K-12 students to plan and carry out investigations.  However, teachers who are tasked with such a responsibility, have had limited exposure to creating their own investigations. EQUIPS seeks to address this issue by scaffolding preservice teachers to successfully plan and conduct experiments. Preservice teachers taking this course are typically 80-90% female and 40-50% Hispanic each semester.  Findings illustrate participant difficulties with the ambiguity in planning experiments, but also enjoyment in the creativity of successfully completing experiments.

NSF Awards: 1712279

Related Leadership Program
Noyce Scholars
Grade Level
Higher Ed
Research and Evaluation
Addressing NGSS
Published Date
May 2020
Published In
2020 STEM for All Video Showcase
Subject Area