Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents' Motivation for Science



1. Motivation for Science

Basic information on Motivation for Science during high school.

The Science in the Moment Project: Detailed information about the “SciMo Project”, from which we learned a lot about students’ motivation in high school science classrooms can be found on the website, as can papers, publications, and reports that were produced from that study.

Further Reading about motivation to learn science: 

Farrington, C. A., Roderick, M., Allensworth, E., Nagaoka, J., Keyes, T. S., Johnson, D. W., & Beechum, N. O. (2012). Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners: The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance. Chicago: University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research. A comprehensive review of motivational and other non-cognitive factors related to academic success.

Koballa, T. R., & Glynn, S. M. (2007). Attitudinal and motivational constructs in science learning. Handbook of research on science education, 75-102. 


Introduction Resources

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1. Motivation for Science

2. Broadening Participation in Science

3. Parent Involvement in Science

4. Videos for Introduction