Rice, M. Jane

Rice, M. Jane

Science Education
Specialist
 120 North Kedziej
 (517) 884-3470
 rice@msu.edu

Jane's research is in science education in the area of integrative science understanding for K-8 teachers. She currently has a NSF grant exploring the use of foundational big ideas to help future teachers understand the science concepts they have to teach. Environmental issues, including climate change, energy resources, and water resources, are often the focus in her research and teaching. 

Jane earned a B.S. in biology from Aquinas College and a doctorate from MSU in physiology with an emphasis on environmental health. Her previous work includes investigating the effects of environmental toxins and light on human health and administering the environmental studies program at MSU.

Recent Publications

Rice J., Doherty J.H., and Anderson C.W. 2014. Principles, First and Foremost: A Tool for Understanding Biological Processes.  Journal of College Science Teaching 43(3):74-82.

Rice, J., Jackson, S., and Markham, L. 2010. A few good materials: series introduction. Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal, 55(1): 46-48.
Rice, J., Jackson, S., and Markham, L. 2010. A few good materials (part 1 of 3): landforms and change. Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal, 55(1): 49-54.
 
Rice, J. and B. Neureither. 2006. An integrated physical, Earth, and life science course for pre-service K-8 teachers. Journal of Geoscience Education, 54(3): 255-261.

Courses

SME 301 - Science for Elementary Schools
SME 320 - Integrated Science for Elementary Schools
SME 828 - Matter and Energy
SME 829 - Everyday Physics
SME 838 - Cells and Organisms

Links

Education and Cognition