Scott McDonald

Citations of DRK-12 or Related Work (DRK-12 work is denoted by *)
  • McDonald, S., Bateman, K., Gall, H., Tanis-Ozcelik, A., Webb, A., & Furman, T. (2019). Mapping the increasing sophistication of students’ understandings of plate tectonics: A learning progressions approach. Journal of Geoscience Education, 67(1), 83-96,*
  • Grimes, P., McDonald, S., & van Kampen, P. (2018). “We’re getting somewhere”: Development and implementation of a framework for the analysis of productive science discourse. Science Education, 103(1), 5-36.
Concord Consortium

This project will develop and test a new instructional approach that integrates a data analysis tool with Earth systems models in a suite of online curriculum modules for middle and high school Earth science students. The modules will facilitate development of rich conceptual understandings related to the system science of natural hazards and their impacts.

Concord Consortium

This project will create two curriculum units that use sophisticated simulations designed for students in secondary schools that integrate the study of the tectonic system and the rock genesis system. The project seeks to overcome the more typical approaches taken in earth science classrooms where such geologic processes are treated as discrete and highly predictable, rather than intertwined and dynamic.