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Title: Teaching Research in the High School: Scientific Research as a Course


1
Teaching Research in the High School
Scientific Research as a Course
Teaching Research in the High School
Scientific Research as a Course
Ryan Templeton
Ryan Templeton Mathematics and Science High
School at Clover Hill Chesterfield County Public
Schools, Midlothian, VA
Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill
Chesterfield County Public Schools, Midlothian, VA
2
The Math and Science High School at Clover Hill
  • A school-within-a-school
  • Approximately 400 students inside a 1500 student
    comprehensive school
  • Grades are taught by a team of core teachers
    math, science, English, social studies
  • Electives are taken in the comprehensive school
    (band, sports, chorus, etc.)

3
Our Research Program A Past View
  • Freshmen complete a research project within their
    biology class
  • Sophomores complete a research project in their
    chemistry class
  • Juniors have a choice complete a science
    research project in physics, or take Historical
    Research as a separate class
  • Seniors have no research requirement

4
Our Research Program Recent Changes
  • Freshmen and Sophomores still complete a research
    project within their science classes
  • Juniors now have a third option take Scientific
    Research, which exempts them from their physics
    class research
  • Seniors can also choose this new class if they
    wish to continue research

5
Advantages of a stand-alone research course
  • Allows for a deeper and authentic research
    experience
  • Students are paired with mentors in the community
  • Students receive research and technology credit
  • Competition skills are emphasized

6
Challenges to creating a stand-alone course
  • Administrative
  • Generating the buy-in
  • Making allowances in curriculum
  • Logistical
  • Curriculum what to teach?
  • Time fitting it into existing schedules
  • Resources what materials are needed?
  • Expectations students must commit to
    significant after-school time

7
Influences
  • NCSSSMST
  • Science Research in the High School
  • Science Experiments and Projects for Students
    Cothron, Giese and Rezba
  • Integrated research in current science courses at
    Math/Sci

8
Course Design
  • Student-centered design emphasis on sharing
    information
  • Lecture component diminished
  • Peer-review central to the process

9
Curriculum Outline
  • 1st Semester
  • 1st 9 weeks
  • Present of summer assignment
  • Select of a topic
  • Introduce database resources
  • Learn presentation and visual design
  • Select of a mentor
  • Complete research plan / safety check

10
Curriculum Outline
  • 1st Semester
  • 2nd 9 weeks
  • Learn Data Notebook formatting
  • Meet with mentors and students
  • Discuss preliminary data
  • Conduct portfolio and notebook checks
  • Begin writing the research paper
  • Discuss data for competitions

11
Curriculum Outline
  • 2nd Semester
  • 3rd 9 Weeks
  • Complete competition applications
  • Prepare competition visuals
  • Slideshow presentations
  • Poster board displays
  • Conduct oral presentations
  • Attend competitions
  • Regional and State ISEF
  • State JSHS

12
Curriculum Outline
  • 2nd Semester
  • 4th 9 Weeks
  • Continue research projects
  • Continue data seminar
  • Plan and execute school research symposium (early
    June)
  • Prepare portfolio for final check
  • Juniors prepare applications for
    Siemens-Westinghouse and Intel STS

13
A Typical Classroom Day
  • Students arrive and questions are answered
    regarding competition forms
  • Students scheduled to present that day ready
    their slides on the computer
  • Students offer oral and written feedback
  • On some days, computer lab time is scheduled
    allows individual conferencing and writing groups

14
A Typical Lab Schedule
  • Some students work as much as 4 days a week for
    1-3 hours
  • Others work for 1-2 days a week, 3-4 hours at a
    time
  • Students drive to their mentors lab after school
  • Many attend lab meetings and participate as
    members / share data

15
Starting bare bones
  • Start-up costs were negligible
  • No textbook
  • Statistical knowledge of the instructor was
    minimal
  • All of these points represent potential areas of
    improvement

16
Mentor matching
  • We proceeded with an informal matching process
    some programs have personnel devoted to this
  • A contact at Virginia Commonwealth University
    served as a liaison
  • Students interests were considered first, then
    matched to scientists
  • Some students worked with private organizations

17
Things We Learned
  • Software standards
  • Digital media storage
  • Student work load
  • Scheduling stick to your plan!
  • Competitions data determines participation

18
Our first class
  • Eleven students
  • 55 Female 45 Male
  • Juniors 73 Seniors 27

19
A Few of Our Students
  • Erin Kim
  • Engineering of Staphylococcus aureus Sortase A
    (Srt A) by directed evolution

20
A Few of Our Students
  • Hannah Meredith
  • A wound with no scar perfecting the wound
    healing process
  • 3rd Place Virginia Junior Science and Humanities
    Symposium Outstanding Research Award

21
Please contact us
  • Ryan Templeton
  • ryan_templeton_at_ccspsnet.net
  • www.mathsci.info
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