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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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SimStream: A Framework for Teaching Environmental and Computational Thinking to Elementary and Middle School Students, Timothy Baker

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Examining Student Ability to Follow and Interact with Qualitative Inferential Reasoning Chains, William N. Ferm Jr.

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Investigating Student Mental Models at the Intersection of Mathematics and Physical Reasoning in Physics, Savannah E. Lodge-Scharff

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Assessing Students' Understanding of Variability and Graph Interpretation Through an Authentic Science Investigation, William M. Schlager

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Development of an Active-Learning Lesson that Targets Student Understanding of Population Growth in Ecology, Elizabeth Trenckmann

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Investigating Student Learning of Analog Electronics, Kevin L. Van De Bogart

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Inconsistent Conceptions of Acceleration Contributing to Formative Assessment Limitations, Gregory D. Kranich

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A Campus-wide Investigation of University-level Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Instruction: The Status of Clicker Use and Peer Discussion, Justin D. Lewin

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Discussion in Middle and High School Earth Science Classrooms and Its Impact on Students' Abilities to Construct Evidence-Based Arguments in Their Written Work, Rachel Martin

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Calculus Students' Reasoning About Slope and Derivative as Rates of Change, Jennifer G. Tyne

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Evaluation of the Collaborative Design Process and Classroom Implementation of a Place-Relevant Lesson in Ninth Grade Earth Science Classrooms, Marina Van der Eb

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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College Student Difficulties with Applied Optimization Problems in Introductory Calculus, Sundance James Campbell

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Calculus Students' Understanding of Logical Implication and its Relationship to their Understanding of Calculus Theorems, Joshua Case

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Analysis of Struggling Student Performance in Response to Academic Intervention, Jonathan E. Dumont

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Thinking Beyond the Fried Egg Model: How Accurately Do Students Perceive Cells in a Living Context?, Milissa Knox

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Investigating Teachers' Content Knowledge and Pedogogical Content Knowledge in a Middle School Physical Science Curriculum on Force and Motion, Daniel Patrick Laverty

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Cross-Sectional Assessment of Student Content Knowledge in an Undergraduate Marine Science Program, Ryan A. Weatherbee

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Student Application of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus with Graphical Representations in Mathematics and Physics, Rabindra R. Bajracharya

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Reaching Struggling Introductory Biology Students with a Targeted Peer Tutoring Program, Zachary Batz

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University Students' Graph Interpretation and Comprehension Abilities, Daniel Bragdon

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An Inventory of Student Recollections of Their Past Misconceptions as a Tool for Improved Classroom Astronomy Instruction, Andrej Favia

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Correlations Between Students' Multiple Ways of Thinking About the Derivative and their Abilities to Solve Applied Derivative Problems, Shahram Shawn Firouzian

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Graduate Students' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching the Derivative and Applications of the Derivative, Shahram Shawn Firouzian

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Proof Conceptions of College Calculus Students, Jon Janelle

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Using Personal Response Devices as a Method to Study Visitor Experience at Informal Science Learning Environments, Kendra J. Michaud

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The Effects of Conducting Authentic Field-Geology Research on High School Students' Understanding of the Nature of Science, and Their Views of Themselves as Research Scientists, Patricia M. Millette

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Paying Attention to Theory in Science Classroom Argumentation, Kalee Reid Gwarjanski

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Science Teachers' Perceptions of Google Earth for Inclusive Classroom Instruction, Emily J. Rice

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Big Broadband: One Component of a Complex System, Gemma Scott

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Investigating physics students' simultaneous use of gestures & speech to describe multiple quantities of a vertically-tossed ball, Evan Chase

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Students' Understanding of Recursion: When Do They Use It and Why?, Adi Levy Conlogue

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Identifying Productive Resources in Secondary School Students' Discourse About Energy, Benedikt Walter Harrer

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An Assessment of Ninth Graders' Use of Graphs and Explanations to Communicate Scientific Ideas, Mary Jean Jones

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Correlations Between Students Performance on Assessments and Teachers' Knowledge of Students and Energy, Levi Lucy

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Student Understanding of Cardiovascular Physiology: The Relationship Between Pressure, Flow, and Resistance, Nitisha L. Mitchell

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College students' understanding of geometric transformations, Sarah Rizzo

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Assessing and enhancing student understanding of carbon cycling in organisms, Kara M. Soule

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Teachers' Understandings of Inquiry and Reported Use of Scientific Practices: A Survey of NTSA Conference Attendees, Ashley M. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Student Understanding of Definite Integrals with Relevance to Physics Using Graphical Representations, Rabindra R. Bajracharya

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The Astrobiology Project: Effects on Students' Science Aspirations and Achievement, and an Analysis of Self-Handicapping Behavior, Elizabeth Burroughs

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A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding the Role of Bodily Activity in Chemical Imagining, Virginia J. Flood

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Investigating the Nature of Third Grade Students' Experiences with Concept Maps to Support Learning of Science Concepts, Margaret L. Merrill

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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College Chemistry Students Understanding and Application of the Relationship between Algebra and Stoichiometry, Maggie Hutchinson

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Answer-Seeking and Idea-Constructing During Collaborative Active-Learning Activities in a Physics Laboratory, Casey E. Murphy

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Students' Qualitative Understanding of the Relationship between the Graph of a Function and the Graphs of Its Derivatives, John R. Stahley

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Procedural Skills — The Missing Link in Ninth Graders' Comprehension of Geography's Influence on Climate, Erik Krentel daSilva

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Language and Area: Influences on Student Understanding of Integration, William Lloyd Hall

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Investigation into the Effectiveness of an Inquiry-Based Curriculum in an Introductory Biology Laboratory, Molly Ann Harris

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Student Understanding of Error and Variability in Primary Science Communication, Megan McOsker

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Assessing Impacts of the Aquatic Invaders in Maine (AIM) Workshop on Inquiry Pedagogy and Student Learning, Danielle Miniutti

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Understanding the Greenhouse Effect Using a Computer Model, Lisa Schultz

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Students' Understanding of Deriving Properties of a Function's Graph from the Sign Chart of the First Derivative, Karen Diane Abbey

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Comparing Student Performance on Isomorphic Math and Physics Vector Representations, Joel Van Deventer

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An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Web-Based College Algebra in Conceptual and Procedural Mathematics Knowledge, Ashley A. Graves

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Student Understanding of Groundwater Concepts in Two Undergraduate Geology Courses, Danielle M. Martin

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The Effects of Reasoning about Vector Components on Student Understanding of Two-Dimensional Acceleration, Bhupendra Singh Nagpure

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Attitude and Learning at Upward Bound in the Field of Statistics, Adam Zukowski

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Students' Epistemological Beliefs of Mathematics When Taught Using Traditional Versus Reform Curricula in Rural Maine High Schools, Glenn T. Colby

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Identifying Student Concepts of Gravity, Roger Eastman Feeley

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An Analysis of Variable Misconceptions before and after Various Collegiate Level Mathematics Courses, Zachary Scott McIntyre

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A Comparative Study of How High School Students Understand Stem Cells, Jonathan Christian Rabe Moyer

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Understanding Weather: Phase Changes of Water in the Atmosphere, Elliot D. Rappaport

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Comparing the Effectiveness of Research-based Curricula for Teaching Introductory Mechanics, Trevor I. Smith

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Using Online Data to Teach Science Skills to Middle School Students, Medea Hoeschen Steinman

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The Effects of Implementing an Interactive Student Response System in a College Algebra Classroom, Dina L. Blodgett

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An Investigation into the Change in the Van Hiele Levels of Understanding Geometry of Pre-service Elementary and Secondary Mathematics Teachers, Kathleen Chesley Knight

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Using Analogical Models in Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory Courses to Improve Student Understanding of Beer's Law, Matthew Leland

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An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Physics First in Maine, Michael James O'Brien

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Roles of Students and Instructors in a Pilot Computer-based College Algebra Course, Karen Hope Snyder

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Assessment and Modification of an Introductory Astronomy Laboratory Lesson on Astronomical Time-keeping, Adrienne Traxler

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Student Ideas about the Moon and its Phases and the Impact of a Real 3D Model of the Sun/Earth/Moon System in an Introductory Astronomy Laboratory Course, James Cohen

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A Middle School Standards-based Science Curriculum Handbook, Eleanor B. Hess

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Investigations of Student Understanding of Sound Propogation and Resonance, Katherine VerPlanck Menchen

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Measuring the Effects of Mathematics Instruction in a Physics Classroom with Mathematics and Physics Diagnostics, Michael A. Murphy

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Assessing College Students' Mathematical Disposition, Richard W. Beveridge

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Development of a Nitric Oxide Gas Sensor and Air Quality Projects in a High School Chemistry Classroom, Andrea Lynn Martin

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I: Using InterChemnet to Promote Active Learning Curriculum Development Cycles II: Redox Properties of Gold Phosphine Thiolate Complexes, Barbara Stewart

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Grading the General Chemistry Laboratory: A Constructivist Approach., Barbara Stewart