Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2022

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Kristen Carlson


science, vocabulary, strategies


This action research investigated the relationship between studying scientific vocabulary and overall success in a given science content area. A mini-unit covering common words and word parts in scientific vocabulary was conducted. Students were then provided with a variety of vocabulary strategies in subsequent units, including an emphasis on reading, language, writing, and visual approaches. The impact on student learning and retention of the material was measured quantitatively using assessments and qualitatively through a student survey. The participants involved were eleventh- and twelfth-grade anatomy students in a rural K-12 school setting.

Included in

Life Sciences Commons



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