Investigating Undergraduate Science Students' Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification

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  • Source:
    CBE - Life Sciences Education, v14 n3 Article 29 Sep 2015. 11 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1187/cbe.14-11-0209
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      American Society for Cell Biology. 8120 Woodmont Avenue Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20814-2762. Tel: 301-347-9300; Fax: 301-347-9310; e-mail: ascbinfo@ascb.org; Website: http://www.ascb.org
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1931-7913
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Scientific research exploring ocean acidification has grown significantly in past decades. However, little science education research has investigated the extent to which undergraduate science students understand this topic. Of all undergraduate students, one might predict science students to be best able to understand ocean acidification. What conceptions and misconceptions of ocean acidification do these students hold? How does their awareness and knowledge compare across disciplines? Undergraduate biology, chemistry/biochemistry, and environmental studies students, and science faculty for comparison, were assessed on their awareness and understanding. Results revealed low awareness and understanding of ocean acidification among students compared with faculty. Compared with biology or chemistry/biochemistry students, more environmental studies students demonstrated awareness of ocean acidification and identified the key role of carbon dioxide. Novel misconceptions were also identified. These findings raise the question of whether undergraduate science students are prepared to navigate socioenvironmental issues such as ocean acidification.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      24
    • Sponsoring Agency:
      National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • Contract Number:
      DGE-0948369
    • Contract Number:
      DRL-0954127
    • Physical Description:
      11
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2015
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1069867
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DANIELSON, K. I.; TANNER, K. D. Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification. CBE - Life Sciences Education, [s. l.], v. 14, n. 3, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Danielson KI, Tanner KD. Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification. CBE - Life Sciences Education. 2015;14(3). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1069867&custid=s8280428. Accessed September 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Danielson, K. I., & Tanner, K. D. (2015). Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification. CBE - Life Sciences Education, 14(3). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1069867&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Danielson, Kathryn I., and Kimberly D. Tanner. 2015. “Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification.” CBE - Life Sciences Education 14 (3). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1069867&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Danielson, K. I. and Tanner, K. D. (2015) ‘Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification’, CBE - Life Sciences Education, 14(3). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1069867&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 16 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Danielson, KI & Tanner, KD 2015, ‘Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification’, CBE - Life Sciences Education, vol. 14, no. 3, viewed 16 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Danielson, Kathryn I., and Kimberly D. Tanner. “Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification.” CBE - Life Sciences Education, vol. 14, no. 3, Sept. 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1069867&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Danielson, Kathryn I., and Kimberly D. Tanner. “Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification.” CBE - Life Sciences Education 14, no. 3 (September 1, 2015). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1069867&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Danielson KI, Tanner KD. Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification. CBE - Life Sciences Education [Internet]. 2015 Sep 1 [cited 2019 Sep 16];14(3). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1069867&custid=s8280428