Lisa Martin

(Lisa Martin-Hansen)

Courses Taught at CSULB

  • SCED 100: An Introduction to Scientific and Spatial Reasoning
  • SCED 401: A Process Approach to Science
  • SCED 404: The Nature of Science and Scientific Reasoning
  • SCED 475: Teaching and Learning Science, K-8
  • SCED 490A: Selected Topics in Science Education
  • SCED 490B: Selected Topics in Life Science Education
  • SCED 490C: Selected Topics in Earth/Space Science Education
  • SCED 496: Directed Studies in Science Education
  • SCED 500: Life Science Applications for K-8 Teachers
  • SCED 501: Earth Sciences Applications for K-8 Teachers
  • SCED 551: Science Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Models
  • SCED 590: Selected Topics in Science Education
  • SCED 697: Directed Research
  • SCED 698: Thesis

Research Interests

Examining the ways that pedagogy impacts student learning in formal and informal science education environments.


  • Al-Balushi, S.M., Martin-Hansen, L.M., & Song, Y., Eds. (2023). Reforming science teacher education programs in the STEM era: International practices. Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Song, Y., Martin-Hansen, L.M., & Al-Balushi, S.M. (2023). STEM education: An overview. Book chapter in Reforming science teacher education programs in the STEM era: International practices. Al-Balushi, S.M., Martin-Hansen, L.M., & Song, Y., Eds.
  • Pecore, J. & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2022). in Teaching and Learning Online: Science for Secondary Grade Levels. Allaire, F.S. & Jennifer E. Killham, J.E. (Eds.). Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Song, Y., Kim, A., Martin-Hansen, L., & Bernal, E. (2020). Switching lanes or exiting? STEM experiences of college students. A chapter in the peer-reviewed Monograph Critical Questions in STEM Education by Akerson, A. & Buck, G.
  • Al-Balushi, Sulaiman, M., & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2019). The development of students' justifications for their positions regarding two theoretical models: Electron cloud or sodium chloride crystal—After engaging in different learning activities. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
  • Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2018). Examining ways to meaningfully support students in STEM. International Journal of STEM Education.
  • Adams, S., Burns, P.*, & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2018). Teachers, engineering, and technology at a community organization: perspectives of youth participants. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education journal. (*Student co-publishing)
  • Siemsen, H., Testelin, J., Martin-Hansen, L.M., Siemsen, K.H., Andrieu, B., & Fevre, J. (2017). Springer Briefs in Education -- Transforming IQ into "Orthopedie Mentale": An Introduction to A. Binet and V. Vaney on Mental Orthopedics. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Briefs in Education.
  • Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2016). Interrogating whiteness: The intersection of race, ethnicity, and science education. Book chapter in Russell, N., Haynes, C., & Cobb, F. (in press). Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power: White Faculty's Commitment to Devoting a Racial Consciousness in STEM Classrooms. New York: Peter Long Publishing.
  • Burton-Peters, E. and Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2016). Implications of gifted student selection techniques for scientific creativity. In Demetrikopoulos, M. and Pecore, J. (in press) Interplay of Creativity and Giftedness in Science. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Puvirajah, A., Verma, G., Li, H., Verma, G., & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2014). Influence of a Science Focused After School Program on Underrepresented High School Students' Science Attitudes and Trajectory: A Survey Validation Study. International Journal of Science Education, Part B. (ID:930210 DOI:10.1080/21548455.2014.930210)
  • Ellett, C. D., Monsaas, J., Martin-Hansen, L., & Demir, A. (2012). Development and validation of a new measure of faculty assessments of reformed teaching and learning practices. Journal of General Education, 60(4), 388-405.
  • Puvirajah, A., Martin-Hansen, L., & Verma, G. (2012). Creating the pipeline to STEM career through service learning: The AFT program. In R. Yager (Ed.), Exemplary Science Monograph Series: Science and Technology Careers. Arlington, VA: National Science Education Association.
  • Bulunuz, M., Jarrett, O., & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2012). Level of inquiry as motivator in an inquiry methods course for preservice elementary teachers, School Science and Mathematics, 112, (6), 330-339. (Student co-publishing)
  • Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2010). Re-examining inquiry pedagogy in the science classroom. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 14(2), 1-4.
  • Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2009). Inquiry Pedagogy and the Preservice Science Teacher. Amherst, New York: Cambria Press.
  • Sweeney, R.*, Verma, G, Martin Hansen, L.M. (October 2009). Weather solvers: A conventional wind vane activity becomes an opportunity for problem solving. Science and Children. (Student co-publishing)
  • Sweeney, R.*, Martin Hansen, L.M., Verma, G., & Dunkhase, J. (2009). Embracing all learners' ideas about diffusion and osmosis: A coupled-inquiry approach encouraging students' questions. Science Scope, 33(1), 38-45. (Student co-publishing)
  • Kattoula, E*., Verma, G., & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2009). Fostering pre-service teachers 'nature of science' understandings in a physics course. Journal of College Science Teaching, 39(1) 18-26. (Student co-publishing)
  • Verma, G., Pepper, J., & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2008). Effectively communicating with English language learners using sheltered instruction. Science Scope, 32(3) 56-59.
  • Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2008). First-year college students' conflict with religion and science. Science and Education, 17(4), 317-357.
  • Said, W. & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2007). Effect of preparing students for active learning on their attitude toward the experience. Georgia Journal of Science, 65 (1), p. 62.
  • Martin-Hansen, L.M. & Caton Johnson, J. (2006). Think-alouds in inquiry science. Science and Children, 44(1), 56-59.
  • Caton Johnson, J., & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2005). Improving science reading comprehension. Science Scope, 28(6), 12-15. ERIC: EJ722744
  • Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2004). What to toss and what to keep in your curriculum. Science Scope, 28(1),22-24. ERIC: EJ722675
  • Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2002). Defining inquiry: exploring the many types of inquiry in the science classroom. The Science Teacher, 69(2), 34-37. ERIC: EJ659939
  • Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2001). Crayfish investigations: Inquiry in action for grades 4-8, Science Activities, 38(2), 35-38. ERIC: EJ745129