Student Ownership and Investment in Laboratory Settings
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.
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