The National High School Journal of Science

Free! The National High School Journal is an open-access publication geared towards secondary students who are interested in investigating the physical world around them. The Journal typically publishes a summer and winter edition, and users can browse past editions using the “Issues” tab that is on the main page. In addition, users can access articles using the “Short Articles” tab and articles by topic using the “Subject” tab. If users wish to engage other users by topic, they can do so using the “Forum” tab on the main page and then selecting a topic. At this point, users will have…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.7
B. Design - 10
C. Engagement - 5.3

7.7

The National High School Journal: A Free Resource for Advanced Science Classes

Summary : Academic Science Articles Geared towards Secondary Students

The National High School Journal is an open-access publication geared towards secondary students who are interested in investigating the physical world around them. The Journal typically publishes a summer and winter edition, and users can browse past editions using the “Issues” tab that is on the main page. In addition, users can access articles using the “Short Articles” tab and articles by topic using the “Subject” tab. If users wish to engage other users by topic, they can do so using the “Forum” tab on the main page and then selecting a topic. At this point, users will have to join the group to engage fellow users in conversation related to the topic. Finally, if users wish to share their thoughts and work in a scholarly fashion, they can submit a manuscript to be reviewed and considered for publication in the Journal with the “Submit” tab.

Instructional Ideas

  1. After completing an experiment, either in class or individually, teachers can have students draft a manuscript for submission to this journal. Before submitting, students can send their teacher a draft of the manuscript for editing and feedback. That way, once it is submitted, students will have already workshopped their article.
  2. As an extended learning opportunity, teachers can select 3-5 articles found in this journal that relate to a topic recently studied in class. Students will then have to read an article from the group, summarize it, and then share the information they learned. Students can share this information via a class discussion, reflective writing assignment posted to a class website, or by making a brief presentation.
  3. Teachers can use this journal’s articles to share with students the different components of a research article. To do so, teachers can create a graphic organizer that requires students to identify the different components of a research article and write a brief description for each component. Teachers can then provide a mini-lesson that further explains each of the components. At this point, teachers can have students read an article from this journal and summarize what they learned from the different components. To conclude this activity, teachers can have students share their thoughts and findings from the article. To frame this discussion, teacher can say the name of a component, call on a student to explain the component’s function, and then have another student explain what she/he found in the article, as related to that component.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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