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1. Yoo, Dawoon. Investigating One Science Teacher?s Inquiry Unit Through an Integrated Analysis: The Scientific Practices Analysis (SPA)-Map and the Mathematics and Science Classroom Observation Profile System (M-SCOPS).

Degree: 2012, Texas A&M University

Since the 1950s, inquiry has been considered an effective strategy to promote students? science learning. However, the use of inquiry in contemporary science classrooms is minimal, despite its long history and wide recognition elsewhere. Besides, inquiry is commonly confused with discovery learning, which needs minimal level of teacher supervision. The lack of thorough description of how inquiry works in diverse classroom settings is known to be a critical problem. To analyze the complex and dynamic nature of inquiry practices, a comprehensive tool is needed to capture its essence. In this dissertation, I studied inquiry lessons conducted by one high school science teacher of 9th grade students. The inquiry sequence lasted for 10 weeks. Using the Scientific Practices Analysis (SPA)-map and the Mathematics and Science Classroom Observation Profile System (M-SCOPS), elements of inquiry were analyzed from multiple perspectives. The SPA-map analysis, developed as a part of this dissertation, revealed the types of scientific practices in which students were involved. The results from the M-SCOPS provide thorough descriptions of complex inquiry lessons in terms of their content, flow, instructional scaffolding and representational scaffolding. In addition to the detailed descriptions of daily inquiry practices occurring in a dynamic classroom environment, the flow of the lessons in a sequence was analyzed with particular focus on students? participation in scientific practices. The findings revealed the overall increase of student-directed instructional scaffolding within the inquiry sequence, while no particular pattern was found in representational scaffolding. Depending on the level of cognitive complexity imposed on students, the lessons showed different association patterns between the level of scaffolding and scientific practices. The findings imply that teachers need to provide scaffolding in alignment with learning goals to achieve students? scientific proficiency. Advisors/Committee Members: Stuessy, Carol L. (advisor), Griffing, Lawrence R. (committee member), Loving, Cathleen C. (committee member), Schielack, Jane F. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: scientific practice; inquiry; scaffolding; cognitive complexity

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APA (6th Edition):

Yoo, D. (2012). Investigating One Science Teacher?s Inquiry Unit Through an Integrated Analysis: The Scientific Practices Analysis (SPA)-Map and the Mathematics and Science Classroom Observation Profile System (M-SCOPS). (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-08-10064

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Yoo, Dawoon. “Investigating One Science Teacher?s Inquiry Unit Through an Integrated Analysis: The Scientific Practices Analysis (SPA)-Map and the Mathematics and Science Classroom Observation Profile System (M-SCOPS).” 2012. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed April 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-08-10064.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Yoo, Dawoon. “Investigating One Science Teacher?s Inquiry Unit Through an Integrated Analysis: The Scientific Practices Analysis (SPA)-Map and the Mathematics and Science Classroom Observation Profile System (M-SCOPS).” 2012. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

Yoo D. Investigating One Science Teacher?s Inquiry Unit Through an Integrated Analysis: The Scientific Practices Analysis (SPA)-Map and the Mathematics and Science Classroom Observation Profile System (M-SCOPS). [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2012. [cited 2019 Apr 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-08-10064.

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Council of Science Editors:

Yoo D. Investigating One Science Teacher?s Inquiry Unit Through an Integrated Analysis: The Scientific Practices Analysis (SPA)-Map and the Mathematics and Science Classroom Observation Profile System (M-SCOPS). [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-08-10064

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2. Williams, Kirsten Laurene. The relationship between cheliped color and body size in female Callinectes sapidus and its role in reproductive behavior.

Degree: 2004, Texas A&M University

Many species use color during courtship displays, with the more colorful individuals often selected as potential mates. Female blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, display prominent red markings on their chelipeds, which is absent in males. I tested the hypothesis that females use this sexual dimorphism as an effective signal to potential mates. Body size was positively correlated with size of the colorful pattern on the crusher dactyl. Digital imaging techniques were used to examine and quantify a pattern of coloration in the female blue crab. Morphometric measurements were made using digital images of the carapace and chelae of crabs collected along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Galveston, Texas. Color complexity was examined on digital images of the chelae using Adobe? Photoshop? and Image J. Specific wavelengths were selected and their presence within the attribute quantified and evaluated. To determine whether male blue crabs prefer more colorful females, males were given a choice between females of different female coloration. Males displayed more often and directed more courtship displays towards the more colorful females. I hypothesize that male blue crabs use cheliped coloration as a visual cue for mate selection. Advisors/Committee Members: Wicksten, Mary K. (advisor), Packard, Jane M. (committee member), Griffing, Lawrence R. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: blue crab; color; mating behavior; Callinectes sapidus; sexual dimorphism; courtship

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APA (6th Edition):

Williams, K. L. (2004). The relationship between cheliped color and body size in female Callinectes sapidus and its role in reproductive behavior. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1169

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Williams, Kirsten Laurene. “The relationship between cheliped color and body size in female Callinectes sapidus and its role in reproductive behavior.” 2004. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed April 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1169.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Williams, Kirsten Laurene. “The relationship between cheliped color and body size in female Callinectes sapidus and its role in reproductive behavior.” 2004. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

Williams KL. The relationship between cheliped color and body size in female Callinectes sapidus and its role in reproductive behavior. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2004. [cited 2019 Apr 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1169.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Williams KL. The relationship between cheliped color and body size in female Callinectes sapidus and its role in reproductive behavior. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2004. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1169

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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