PRE-SERVICE TEACHER REFLECTIONS FROM A PLANT ECOLOGY INVESTIGATION WITHIN A NINE-WEEK SUMMER 2013 GEOSCIENCE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Classroom use of research experience photographs provides evidence of the impact of the experience on one of the pre-service teachers (Mims). During his time as a student teacher, he taught in an urban school district that followed a day-by-day schedule, using a basal reader. He used Summer 2013 field photographs to provide students with visuals for the vocabulary words they learned while reading the story, Journey to the Center of the Earth. Photographs included images of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and snakes encountered while collecting field data in the cedar glades of central Tennessee.