Crystal Bruxvoort


Education

  • BA Central College, IA, 1990
  • MAT Drake University, 1993
  • PhD Iowa State University, Curriculum & Instruction, Science Education Concentration, 2005

Professional experience

  • Associate Professor, Science Education—Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Calvin College 2012-present
  • Assistant Professor, Science Education—Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Calvin College 2005-2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University, 2002-2004
  • Chemistry Instructor. Marshalltown Community College, 1995-2001
  • Chemistry Lab Instructor, Drake University, 1990-1995

Academic interests

  • Scientific reasoning
  • Conceptual change
  • Nature of science
  • Inquiry-based science teaching

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Publications

Jadrich, J., & Bruxvoort, C. (September 2010). Investigating Diffusion and Entropy with Carbon Dioxide-Filled Balloons. The Physics Teacher, 48, 388-390

Harkema, J., Jadrich, J., & Bruxvoort, C. (2009). Science and Engineering: Two models of laboratory investigation. The Science Teacher, 76(9), 27-31. Download article (147 kb pdf)

Sportel, S., Bruxvoort, C., & Jadrich, J. (2009). Seeing the Light: An alternate model for introducing upper elementary students to light. Science & Children, 47(4), 37-41. Download article (814 kb pdf)

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