Educational Research in the High School Science Classroom
Educational research in the high school classroom can lead to important outcomes for that teacher and their students. This research can be referred to as action research, but it may not always follow that model. Regardless of the model, this research can provide inquiry conducted by the teacher to assist in the development and improvement of teaching for the teacher. Examples of such research projects may include but are not limited to: 1) exploring the effect of a different teaching approach on student learning or metacognition, 2) determining the academic impact of giving students more choice in their assignments, and 3) implementing a new reading strategy to impact student knowledge. This symposium aims to provide a forum for teachers to share examples of educational research they have done, are currently doing, or plan to do in their science classrooms.