Teaching Science as a Language: A "Content-First" Approach to Science Teaching

@article{Brown2008TeachingSA,
  title={Teaching Science as a Language: A "Content-First" Approach to Science Teaching},
  author={Bryan A. Brown and Kihyun Ryoo},
  journal={Journal of Research in Science Teaching},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={529-553}
}
Our research project was guided by the assumption that students who learn to understand phenomena in everyday terms prior to being taught scientific language will develop improved understanding of new concepts. We used web-based software to teach students using a “content-first” approach that allowed students to transition from everyday understanding of phenomena to the use of scientific language. This study involved 49 minority students who were randomly assigned into two groups for analysis… 
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