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17 January 2024 A Model of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Remote Research-Based Learning: High School Independent Authentic Research Experiences from Home
Sandra Arango-Caro, Kaitlyn Ying, Isabel Lee, Kathryn Parsley, Kristine Callis-Duehl
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Opportunities for research-based learning at the high school level are limited, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, these have been further reduced. Such opportunities are particularly scarce for authentic research experiences (AREs), which allow students to identify as scientists by collecting data that contributes to scientists' research. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapted two of our AREs for classroom settings, as remote independent research experiences for students to conduct from home. User guides and protocols from the AREs, Genotype-to-Phenotype Research with Corn and Discover Volvox Development, were adapted to instruct high school students to work on their own with the guidance of scientists and ARE coordinators. These independent authentic research experiences (IAREs) were implemented in the summer of 2020 and have since been available to students. Student responses to reflection questions and the Laboratory Course Assessment Survey indicate that IAREs provide students with significant gains including learning science content and research practices, collaborating with scientists, facing and resolving challenges, and contributing to scientific research.

Sandra Arango-Caro, Kaitlyn Ying, Isabel Lee, Kathryn Parsley, and Kristine Callis-Duehl "A Model of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Remote Research-Based Learning: High School Independent Authentic Research Experiences from Home," The American Biology Teacher 86(1), 24-29, (17 January 2024). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2024.86.1.24
Published: 17 January 2024
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Authentic research experiences
high school students
learning gains
student independent research
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