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Lovinger Building Room 3300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4235
Fax: 660.543.4382
Dr. Nicole Nickens, Chair





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Frazier, Richard

Dr. Richard Frazier
Associate Professor of Science Education
Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Lovinger Room 2132

Ph.  660-543-8391
Email:  frazier@ucmo.edu  

Degrees

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction and Science Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996)
M.S., Secondary Science Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (1981)
A.B., Biology and English, Washington University in St. Louis (1972)

Classes Regularly Taught

Dr. Frazier is currently on leave teaching for the U.S. Embassy Schools in India.

Seminars / Conferences / Presentations

Beck, D., Herrod, G., Tracey, G., and Frazier, R. (2001). The culture, chemistry and physics of fry bread. Annual Navajo Studies Conference. Flagstaff, AZ. October.

Buchanan, D.L. and Frazier, R. (2003). ‘To drift wherever you please’: Sustained reflective and creative writing in science by two seventh graders. Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Philadelphia, PA. March.

Forawi, S., Frazier, R., Bertz, S., and Messer, B. (2001). Success variables of a science field experience. Annual meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science (MAS). Joplin, MO. April.

Frazier, M.C. and Frazier, R. (2003). Time for talk: An ESL teacher investigates the dilemmas of equity, accountability, and practice as her students learn science. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL. April. 

Frazier, R. (2005). Exotic excursions in botany. EE Campus—Annual conference on environmental education. Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA). Columbia, MO. November.

Frazier, R. (2005). Exotic excursions: From frybread to the Talin Market. Annual meeting of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Albuquerque, NM. October.

Frazier, R. (2005). “An extraordinary appetite for science”: Inquiry, science, and literacy through the writings of Oliver Sacks. Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Dallas, TX. April.

Frazier, R. (2005). Learning from the pines: Inquiring safely in wild classrooms. Annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Dallas, TX. April.

Frazier, R. (2004). Exotic excursions in botany--Atlanta. Annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Atlanta, GA. March.

Frazier, R. (2004). Partnered inquiry: Learning science with children. Annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Atlanta, GA. March.

Frazier, R. ( 2004). Children, cuisine, culture, and science. Short course for teachers offered at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Atlanta, GA. March.

Frazier, R.  (2004). Inviting preservice elementary teachers to partake in savory science. Preconference workshop for the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS). Nashville, TN. January.

Frazier, R. (2003). Paradox and contrivance, irony and insight: Developing a sense of place in seventh grade science in a strange land. Part of a multi-paper set: The pedagogy of place—Towards cultural and ecological sustainability in science education. Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Mexico City. October.

Frazier, R.  (2003). Exotic excursions in botany: Plants, people, history and culture for all classrooms. Short course offered at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Philadelphia, PA. March. http://www.geocities.com/rafmcm/botany.html 

Frazier, R. (2003). Paradox and contrivance, irony and insight: Developing a sense of place in seventh grade science in a strange land. Part of a multi-paper set: The pedagogy of place—Towards cultural and ecological sustainability in science education. Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Philadelphia, PA. March. http://www.geocities.com/rafmcm/Paradoxandcontrivance.rtf

Frazier, R. (2003). Physics for teachers through children's ideas, personal inquiry, and school partnership. Annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS). St. Louis, MO. February.

Frazier, R. (2001). Developing and teaching culturally appropriate science: Examples of a Navajo science curriculum. Annual regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Memphis. December.

Frazier, R. (2001).Breadfruit and rubber in the movies: What might we learn? Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Seattle. April. http://www.geocities.com/rafmcm/Breadfruitandrubberinthemovies.july02.rtf

Frazier, R. (2001).'Are you saying this to get on our nerves, or are you really curious?' Arguments about data, theory, and status, in seventh grade science.  Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), St. Louis, March.

Frazier, R. (2001).Beyond the lab report: Reflective and creative writing in science. Annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). St. Louis, March.

Frazier, R. (2000). Valuing a place: School projects in the community. Workshop and presentation for the Annual Conference on Environmental Education, Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA) and Missouri Department of Conservation. Osage Beach, MO. November.

Frazier, R. (2000). ‘You don't need to time it, you just have to see’: Racing in children's science. Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). New Orleans. April.

Frazier, R., Davidson, T., and Harris, T. (2004). The infelicitous result and a “recipe” for inquiry. Annual meeting of the Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM). Columbia, MO. October.

Frazier, R., Dean, C., Nelson, M., Stacey, S.  Taylor, E., Woods, A., and Young, J. (2001). Simple machines for elementary science: Life-sized, hands-on, and simplified. Annual meeting of the Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM) Conference. Columbia, MO. October.

Frazier, R. and Frazier, M. (2003). Kansas City Rivers field trip: Science, history, and management. A field trip for teachers attending the annual regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Kansas City, MO. November.  http://www.geocities.com/rafmcm/river.html

Frazier, R., Frazier, M.C., and Buechter, K. (2002). Science and ESL: Using student talk to enhance student learning. Annual meeting of the Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM). Columbia, MO. October.

Frazier, R., Frazier M. C., Thome, K. and Wee, B. (2001). Science and service: The story of a nature trail for the visually impaired. Annual meeting of the National Association of Science Teachers (NSTA). St. Louis, MO. March.

Frazier, R. and Frazier, N. (2005). Learning theories of sound through sound theories of learning. Short course offered at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Chicago, IL. November.

Frazier, R. and Frazier, N. (2004). Sounds like fun: Inquiries in acoustical science for the new teacher. Annual regional meeting for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Seattle, WA. November.

Frazier, R., Hunter, J. and Mollet, S. (2000). Making the most of models: Empathy, inquiry, and understanding. Annual meeting of the Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM). Columbia, MO, September.

Frazier, R. and Kamanda, D. (2006-accepted). “With the help of science we can improve”: A professional development project in post-war Sierra Leone. Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). San Francisco. April. http://members.aol.com/salonesix/

Frazier, R., Kutsunai, B. And Jones, D.  (2005). Exotic excursions in botany--Dallas. Annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Dallas, TX. April.

Frazier, R. and Lane, P. (2000) Let nature be your teacher: An inquiry into wild classrooms. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New Orleans, LA. April.  http://www.geocities.com/rafmcm/Letnature.11.7.rtf

Frazier, R., Maddern, K. and Baker, M. (2003). Partnered inquiry: Learning science with children. Annual regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Kansas City, MO. November.

Frazier, R., Meade, C., and Moore, T. (2002). Children's ideas, personal inquiry, and the education of elementary preservice teachers in science. Annual meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science (MAS). Springfield, MO. April.

Frazier, R. and Pacholski, T. (2002). Warrensburg Cares: A multifaceted, community-based environmental project. Annual conference on environmental education. Missouri Environmental Educators Association (MEEA). Osage Beach, MO. November.

Sarkar, S. and Frazier, R. (2005). Symposium: Field-Based Investigation in Middle Level Science Curriculum. Annual meeting of the Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM). Columbia, MO. October.

Yao, Y., Nickens, N., Thomas, M., Wallace, B., Aldrich, J., Mihalevich, C., Burkett, R., Foster, K., King, A., Powell-Brown, A., Frazier, R., & Lamson, S. (2005). Using real life data to investigate the scoring of electronic portfolios. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Montreal, Canada. April.

Recent Publications / Research

Frazier, R. (2005) Review of:  Roth, W-M. and Barton, A.C. (2004). Rethinking Scientific Literacy. For Teachers College Record 107 (2), 2005. Online  http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=11377 

Frazier, R. (2004). Review of Sill, C. (2003). About Arachnids: A Guide for Children. Science and Children. Online http://www2.nsta.org/recommends/product.asp?id=13794

Frazier, R. (2003). Rethinking models. Science and Children, 40 (4), pp. 29-33.

Frazier, R. (2003). Review of Romanek, T. (2002). Zzz.. The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Sleep. Science Scope 27 (1), p. 72. Online http://www2.nsta.org/recommends/product.asp?id=13675

Frazier, R. (2003). Review of Smith, H. and Rhatigan, H. (2002). Earth-Friendly Crafts for Kids: 50 Awesome Things to Make with Recycled Stuff. Science Scope, 26 (6), pp. 72-74. Online http://www2.nsta.org/recommends/product.asp?id=13689

Frazier, R. (2002). “You don’t need to time it, you just need to see it”: Racing in children’s science. Networks: An online journal for teacher research 5 (3).  Online http://education.ucsc.edu/faculty/gwells/networks/journal/Vol%205(3).2002dec/Frazier.html

Frazier, R. (2002). Singapore sensory trail. Legacy 13 (5), pp. 12-17. September-October.

Frazier, R. and Forawi, S.A. (2001). Preservice teachers’ perceptions of science field experience. Abstract. Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science 35.

Frazier, R., Meade, C., and Moore, T. (2002). Children's ideas, personal inquiry, and the education of elementary preservice teachers in science. Abstract. Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science 36.

Forawi, S. and Frazier, R. (2001). Southwest Charter School. In Sluder, R., Thomas, D. and Snyder, M. (eds.). Opening and Operating Charter Schools: The Kansas City Experience. Warrensburg: University of Central Missouri. Pp. 111-123.