#### Theses/Dissertations from 2022

Middle School Science Teachers' Vulnerability in the Written Discourse of a Professional Learning Community, Eliza Jacobs

Agency of in-service Elementary Science Teachers During a Global Pandemic, Anica Miller-Rushing

Teacher Growth in Knowledge of Conservation of Energy and in Self-Efficacy, Paul H. Wilson

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2021

An Investigation of Students' Use and Understanding of Evaluation Strategies, Abolaji R. Akinyemi

A Case Study into Middle School Students' Conceptualizations of Motion and Interpretations of Negative Velocities, Peter A. Colesworthy

The Impact of Project-Based Learning on Students in High School Chemistry in Rural Maine, Brianna DeGone

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Tool for Classifying and Assessing Student Energy Diagrams in Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Instruction, Michael Dudley

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2020

Understanding Social Factors in Small Group Work in Undergraduate Mathematics Classrooms, Jeremy R. Bernier

Work at the Boundary: A Research-Practice Partnership to Integrate Computer Science into Middle School Science, Amelia R. Callahan

Investigating Maine Secondary Science Teachers Conceptualization of Scientific Argumentation, Erin Doran

How Students Communicate Knowledge: Written Versus Drawn Responses to Formative Assessment Questions in an Introductory Undergraduate Marine Science Course, Christina Siddons

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2019

Pre-service Elementary Teachers' Use of Spatial Diagrams: Investigations of Unbounded Shearing on Solid Figures, Camden G. Bock

Using Question Variations to Access Alternate Student Thinking About the Same Physical Situations, Jeffrey Mathis Hawkins

Assessing Quantitative Reasoning in a Ninth Grade Science Class Using Interdisciplinary Data Story Assignments, Bryn W. Keenhold

Learning Science: Physical and Life Sciences in Curricula Across U.S. Schools of Nursing, Valerie C. Sauda

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2018

Assessing Student Understanding of Reasoning using Argument-based Contrast Matrices, Ethan Geheb

A Granular Account of Student's Understanding Reasoning within an Everyday and Scientific Contexts, Grace M. Gonnella

Echoes of the Past: The Effect of Background Experience on Far Transfer, Graham H. Hummel-Hall

Deciphering Climate-Driven Changes in Planktonic Diatom Communities in Lake Superior, Amy Kireta

Understanding Student Development Of Science Literacy Skills in an Undergraduate Environmental Science Course, Molly Picillo

Investigating Student Understanding of Vector Calculus in Upper-Division Electricity and Magnetism: Construction and Determination of Differential Element in Non-Cartesian Coordinate Systems, Benjamin Schermerhorn

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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

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

Contrast Dependent Knowledge Development in Contrast Supported Scientific Observation, Maura B. Foley

Investigating the Assessment of Abstraction as a Key Component of the Nature of Models, Derek C. LaBarron Mr.

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

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

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

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

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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

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

University Students' Graph Interpretation and Comprehension Abilities, Daniel Bragdon

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

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

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

Proof Conceptions of College Calculus Students, Jon Janelle

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

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

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

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

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

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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

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

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

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

College students' understanding of geometric transformations, Sarah Rizzo

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

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

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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

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

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

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

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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

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

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

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

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

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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

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

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

Understanding the Greenhouse Effect Using a Computer Model, Lisa Schultz

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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

Identifying Student Concepts of Gravity, Roger Eastman Feeley

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

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

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

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

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

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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