Research Briefs 2022


Research Briefs are one page overviews of an article published in JRST.   Each Research Brief includes an introduction, a summary of the essential findings of the original article, and a takeaway message.  Click on the Download PDF or View in Browser links to read the Research Brief.  For the original articles, please refer to the article citation. 

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Dramatizing Science Provides Elementary-school Students with Opportunities to Learn and Enjoy Science
Maria Varelas, Rebecca Kotler, Hannah Natividad, Nathan Phillips, Rachelle Tsachor, Rebecca Woodard, Marcie Gutierrez, Miguel Melchor, & Maria Rosario
JRST Vol. 59 (4), pp 493-528 (2022)
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Elementary Teachers’ Verbal Supports in a Science, Engineering, and Computer Science Unit
Sarah Lilly, Anne McAlister, Sarah Fick, Jennifer Chiu, Kevin McElhaney
JRST Vol. 59 (6), pp 1035-1064 (2022)
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Learning to Think Spatially Through Curricula That Embed Spatial Training
Julia D. Plummer, Patricia Udomprasert, Abha Vaishampayan, Susan Sunbury, Kyungjin Cho, Harry Houghton, Erin Johnson, Erika Wright, Philip M. Sadler, Alyssa Goodman
JRST VOL. 59, (7), pp. 1134 -1168 (2022)
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Computational Thinking for Using Models of Water Flow in Environmental Systems: Intertwining Three Dimensions in a Learning Progression
Kristin L. Gunckel, Beth A. Covitt, Alan R. Berkowitz, Bess Caplan, John C. Moore
JRST Vol. 59 (7), pp 1169-1203 (2022)
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Teaching and Learning about Infectious Respiratory Diseases in K-12 Education
Yasmin Kafai, Yue Xin, Deborah Fields & Colby Tofel-Grehl
JRST VOL. 59 (7), pp. 1274-1300 (2022)
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Assessing High-school Students’ Modeling Performance on Newtonian Mechanics
Xiaoming Zhai
JRST VOL. 59 (8), pp. 1311-1353 (2022)
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Science Teachers in Research Labs: Expanding Conceptions of Social Dialogic Dimensions of Scientific Argumentation
Jeanne Chowning
JRST Vol. 59 (8), pp 1388-1415 (2022)
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Student and Advisor Gender Identity in STEM Doctoral Programs
Jennifer M. Blaney, David F. Feldon, Kaylee Litson
JRST Vol. VOL. 59 (8), pp. 1416-1446(2022)
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Game-based Learning Has Good Chemistry with Chemistry Education: A Three-level Meta-analysis
Yuanyuan Hu, Timothy Gallagher, Pieter Wouters, Marieke van der Schaaf, and Liesbeth Kester
JRST Vol. VOL. 59 (9), pp. 1499-1543(2022)
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Leading Instructional Improvement in Elementary Science: State Science Coordinators’ Sense-Making About the Next Generation Science Standards
Christa Haverly, Angela Lyle, James P. Spillane, Elizabeth A. Davis, Donald J. Peurach
JRST VOL. 59 (9), pp. 1575-1606(2022)
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Stealth Science: How Immersive Storyworlds Can Foster Science Communication and Conversation
Bronwyn Bevan, Mark Rosin, Sam Mejias, Jen Wong, & Michelle Choi
JRST VOL. 59 (9), pp. 1607-1650(2022)
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