Date of Award

5-2016

Culminating Project Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Special Studies: M.A.

Department

Biology

College

College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Rebecca Krystyniak

Second Advisor

Melissa Hanzsek-Brill

Third Advisor

Mark Minger

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Nature of Science chemistry education

Abstract

Minnesota chemistry teachers were surveyed to determine their practices for including nature of science content into general chemistry curriculum. Teacher experience, engagement in professional development and licensing institutions were compared with their tendency to include nature of science topics as part of their curriculum. Engagement in professional development was found to have the strongest relationship with a weak positive correlation. Participants also reported the specific nature of science standards they include in the instruction of general chemistry and the frequency of these responses are analyzed.

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