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  SPH 214A                    

Dr. Christine Anne Royce


Ed.D. Temple University - Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Education - Science Education (2002)
MBA Shippensburg University (2015)
M.S.  University of Scranton, Administration and Supervision (1995)
M.A.  Delaware State University, Curriculum & Instruction (1994) 
BSEd. Cabrini College, Elementary Education (1990)
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Business, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA (2014)


Organizational and Psychological Foundations for Secondary School (TCH 207)
Instructional Strategies and Technology in Science Education (SCED 530)
Assessment in Science Education (SCED 540)
Curricular Planning:  Standards, Assessment and Accountability

Research Interests
Integrating science and reading instruction through the use of children's trade books
Student's conceptual understanding of science content and where they perceive they developed those concepts
Strategies and instructional methods for astronomy education

Selected Publications


Royce, C. A., Morgan, E., & Ansberry, K. (2012). Teaching science through tradebooks. NSTA Press: Arlington, VA.

Long, M., & Royce, C. A. (2005).  Amusement Park Experience Teacher’s Guide.  Published by K’Nex Education, Hatfield, PA for inclusion in their Amusement Park Experience Kit.


Invited Commentary:
Royce, C. A. (2014, September).  Engaging in the art of teaching with the NGSS. NSTA Reports, 26(2), 3.


Royce, C. A. (2014).  Will it sink or will it float? Science and Children 51(9), 18-23.

Royce, C. A. (2014).  Let’s talk trash.  Science and Children 51(7), 18-23.

Royce, C. A., & Wahlberg, H. M. (2010).  Talking the talk:  A primer for principals. The Pennsylvania Administrator 14(2), 10-13, 29.

Royce, C. A. (2010).   A revolutionary model of professional development.  Science Scope 34(3), 10-12.

Royce, C. A. (2010).   The root of the problem. Science and Children 47(9), 8-9.

Royce, C. A. (2010).    You are what you eat.  Science and Children 47(9), 16-18.

Royce, C.A. & Hechtman, J. (2008).  Forces at work.  In Readings in Science Methods, K-8.  (439-442). NSTA Press:  Arlington, VA,   (Article selected for inclusion in book and reprinted from Science Scope.)

Royce, C. A., Diller, P., Baynum, L., Park, B., & Elvin, M. (2007).  Environmental education equals engaging experience. National Association of Laboratory Schools Journal (30), 2, 16-20.

Royce, C. A., & Wiley, D. A. (2005).  On common ground:  A rationale for integrating science and reading literacy. Science and Children 42(6), 40-42.

Royce, C. A. (2004).  Dealing with data. In Stepping Up to Science and Math:  Exploring the Natural Connections.  (33-36). NSTA Press:  Arlington, VA. (Article selected for inclusion in book and reprinted from Science and Children, 41(1).  20-22.

Stewart, R. L., Royce, C. A., & Hurd, T. (2004).  Utilizing guided inquiry to effectively explore aquatic resources:  Theory into practice.  In P.A. Burkhart, & T. Thewes (Eds), Best Practices for Teacher Preparation in Mathematics and Science:  A Monograph (pp.135-141). Published by the Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation in Pennsylvania.

Wiley, D. A. & Royce, C. A. (2003).  Crash into meteorite learning. In Mixing It Up. Pp 82-86. NSTA Press:  Arlington, VA. (Article selected for inclusion in book and reprinted from Science and Children, 37(8).  16-19.)

Royce, C. A. (2003, July).  What is our content domain?  Paper published in the proceedings of the Fourth Annual National Congress on Science Education.  National Science Teachers Association:  Arlington, VA

Royce, C. A., & Holzer, M. A. (2003).  What would it be like without?  The Science Teacher, 70(4), 20-24.

Royce, C. A. (2002).  Lights, camera, and the action of science. Science Scope, 25(6), 70-74.

Wiley, D. A., Royce, C. A., & Knight, M. V. (2001).  Field trips revisited:  A Meta-Analysis of field trip research. National Association of Laboratory Schools Journal, 25(1).  17-21. 

Royce, C. A. (2001).  Science, Trade books, and Natural Curiosity. (Invited Essay) Children's Book Council's Website.
Mineo, T. M., & Royce, C. A. (2000).  Baking the bread of life: A mix of the right ingredients.  Momentum, 31(3).  41-42.

Laubach, C. M., Royce, C. A., & Holzer, M. A. (2000).  Teaching to the power of ten. Microscopic and macroscopic scaling activities for the classroom.  The Science Teacher, 67(9).  48-52.       

Royce, C. A. (1998). Tips for gathering articles for CAG publications.  NSTA Reports!, 9 (4). 54.

Royce, C. A., & Wiley, D. A. (1998, Summer/Fall).  What can children’s literature do for the teaching of science:  Possibilities and cautions.  Appraisal:  Science Books for Young People, 30(3 & 4), 1-3.  (Reprinted from The Clearinghouse, 70(1), 18-21.)

Royce, C. A., & Foster, P. (1997).  Daily  science.  The Science Teacher, 64(9), 54-56.

Fusaro, J. A., & Royce, C. A. (1995).  A reanalysis of research data.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 81, 858.

Royce, C.A. (1993, September).  Global climate modeling and intercomparison.  The Associated Western Universities Summer Participant Program at LLNL, 114-119.