Julia Plummer

PUBLICATIONS --- PRESENTATIONS

*Graduate student collaborators labeled with an asterisk
**K-12 teacher and planetarium collaborators labeled with a double asterisk

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Plummer, J.D., *Bower, C.A., & Liben, L.S. (in press). The role of perspective taking in how children connect reference frames when explaining astronomical phenomena. International Journal of Science Education.

Plummer, J.D. (2015). Embodying the Earth’s place in the Solar System: Students investigating seasonal constellations. Science and Children, 53 (4), 52-61. PDF

Plummer, J.D. & *Tanis Ozcelik, A. (2015).  Preservice teachers developing coherent inquiry investigations in elementary astronomy. Science Education, 99(5), 932-957. PDF

Plummer, J.D., Palma, C., *Flarend, A., *Rubin, K., *Ong, Y.S., *Botzer, B., McDonald, S., & Furman, T. (2015). Development of a learning progression for the formation of the Solar System. International Journal of Science Education, 37(9), 1381-1401. PDF

Price, C.A., Lee, H.-S., Plummer, J.D., SubbaRao, M., & Wyatt, R. (2015). Position paper on use of stereoscopy to support science learning: Ten years of research.  Journal of Astronomy & Earth Science Education, 2(1), 17-26. PDF

Plummer, J.D. & **Maynard, L. (2014). Building a learning progression for celestial motion:  An exploration of students’ reasoning about the seasons.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(7), 902-929. PDF

Plummer, J.D. (2014). Spatial thinking as the dimension of progress in an astronomy learning progression. Studies in Science Education, 50, 1-45. PDF

Plummer, J.D., *Kocareli, A., & **Slagle, C. (2014). Learning to explain astronomy across moving frames of reference: Exploring the role of classroom and planetarium-based instructional contexts. International Journal of Science Education, 36, 1083-1106. PDF

*Rubin, K., Plummer, J.D., Palma, C., *Flarend, A., Spotts, H., McDonald, S., & *Ong, Y.S. (2014). Assessing student progress along a Solar System learning progression. Science Scope, 38, 27-33. PDF

*Rubin, K., Plummer, J.D., Palma, C., Spotts, H., & *Flarend, A. (2014).  Planetary properties: A systems perspective. Science Scope, 37, 68-72. PDF

**Small, K.J. & Plummer, J.D. (2014). A longitudinal study of early elementary students’ understanding of lunar phenomena after planetarium and classroom instruction. The Planetarian. 43(4), 18-21. PDF

Plummer, J.D. & **Small, K. (2013). Informal science educators’ pedagogical choices and goals for learners: The case of planetarium professionals. Astronomy Education Review, 12 (1). PDF

Plummer, J.D., *Wasko, K., & **Slagle, C. (2011). Children Learning to Explain Daily Celestial Motion: Understanding Astronomy across Moving Frames of Reference.  International Journal of Science Education. 33(14), 1963-1992. PDF

Plummer, J.D. & Krajcik, J.S. (2010). Building a Learning Progression for Celestial Motion: Elementary Levels from an Earth-Based Perspective.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47, 768-787. PDF

Plummer, J.D., *Zahm, V. & *Rice, R. (2010). Inquiry and Astronomy: Preservice Teachers’ Investigations in Celestial Motion.  Journal of Science Teacher Education.  21, 471-493.  PDF

**Small, K.J. & Plummer, J.D. (2010).  Survey of the goals and beliefs of planetarium professionals regarding program design.  Astronomy Education Review, 9(1). PDF

Plummer, J.D. & *Zahm, V. (2010). Covering the Standards: Astronomy Teachers’ Preparation and Beliefs.  Astronomy Education Review, 9(1). PDF

Plummer, J.D. (2009). Early Elementary Students’ Development of Astronomy Concepts in the Planetarium.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46(2): 192-209. PDF

Plummer, J.D. (2009).  A Cross-Age Study of Children’s Knowledge of Apparent Celestial Motion.  International Journal of Science Education, 31, 1571-1606. PDF

Secker, J., Harris, W.E., & Plummer, J.D. (1997). Dwarf Galaxies in the Coma Cluster. II. Photometry and Analysis. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 109, 1377-1393.

Hunter, D. & Plummer, J.D. (1996). Sextans A: A Case Study of Star Formation and Gas Densities in Irregular Galaxies, Astrophysical Journal, 462, 732.

REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS AND CONFERENCE  PROCEEDINGS
Plummer, J.D. (2012). Challenges in developing and validating an astronomy learning progression.  In A. Alonzo and A.W. Gotwals (Eds.), Learning Progressions in Science: Current Challenges and Future Directions, pp. 77-100, Sense Publishers: Rotterdam, The Netherlands. PDF

Mohan, L., & Plummer, J.D. (2012).  Exploring challenges to defining a learning progression. In A. Alonzo and A.W. Gotwals (Eds.), Learning Progressions in Science: Current Challenges and Future Directions, pp. 139-150, Sense Publishers: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Plummer, J.D. & **Agan, L. (2010). Reasoning about the Seasons: Middle School Students’ Use of Evidence in Explanations. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Learning in the Disciplines, Chicago, IL, Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. PDF

CURRICULA
Starr, M., Plummer, J.D., Smith, D., Holt, L., Best, S., Krajcik, J., & Linke, M. (2009). Astronomy. In Project-Based Inquiry Science (J. Kolodner, J. Krajcik, D. Edelson, B. Reiser, & M. Starr, Eds.). It’s About Time: Armonk, NY.

Starr, M. L., Casella, F., Fortus, D., Krajcik, J., Nordine, J., Plummer, J., Rogat, A., & Switzer, A. (2009). Energy. In Project-Based Inquiry Science (J. Kolodner, J. Krajcik, D. Edelson, B. Reiser, & M. Starr, Eds.). It’s About Time: Armonk, NY.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Plummer, J.D. & Small, K.J. (in review). Supporting young children’s engagement in three-dimensional learning through a combination of planetarium fieldtrip and classroom lessons.

Plummer, J.D. (in review). Chapter 10. The Earth’s place in the Universe. In Duncan, R., Krajcik, J. & Rivet, A. (Eds.), Disciplinary Core Ideas: Reshaping Teaching and Learning. Washington, D.C.; NSTA Press.

NON-REFERRED PAPERS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Plummer, J.D., Schmoll, S., Yu, K.C., & *Ghent, C. (2015). A guide to doing educational research in the planetarium. The Planetarian, 44(2), 8-24, 30. PDF

Plummer, J.D. & **Small, K.J. (2014). Integrating planetarium and classroom instruction to engage children in the practices of science. In J.G. Manning, J.B. Jensen, M.K. Hemenway, & M.G. Gibbs (Eds.) Ensuring STEM Literacy: a National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach ASP Conference Series, Vol. 483, pp. 407-410. PDF

**Small, K.J. & Plummer, J.D. (2014, Summer). Impact on children’s conceptual constructs regarding observational features of the Moon: A look at elements of program and instruction design for early elementary-aged students. Constellation, 2-4, 7. PDF

Plummer, J.D. (2012, Fall). Opportunities for inquiry: Engaging students in participating productively in the science of astronomy, Universe in the Classroom, http://astrosociety.org/publications/universe-in-the-classroom/ PDF

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (J. Plummer one of 6 contributors to the white paper) (2010, November 15). Earth and Space Science: Concept and Skill Progressions.

Plummer, J.D. (2008). Students’ Development of Astronomy Concepts across Time, Astronomy Education Review, 7(1), 143-152. [Extended dissertation abstract.]

Price, A., et al. (J. Plummer included in list of 18 authors) (2007).  Astronomy Education Research Charter and Symposium Report, Astronomy Education Review, 6(2).

Plummer, J.D., (2006). Students’ Development of Astronomy Concepts across Time, Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.