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Conceptual Change Through Building Three-dimensional Models
M. Barnett, T. Keating, S. Barab, K. Hay

Virtual Solar System Project: Building Understanding Through Model Building
S. A. Barab, K. E. Hay, M. Barnett, T. Keating
This article describes an astronomy course for undergraduates where students use 3-D modeling tools to model the solar system and, in the process, develop rich understanding of astronomical ...

Making Visualization Accessible to Students
Daniel C. Edelson, Matthew Brown, Douglas N. Gordin, Duane A. Griffin
The NSF-funded educational research project known as WorldWatcher is outlined. In this work, the authors have focused effort on recognizing the supports needed by learners to aid them in ...

Mental Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects
Robert Shepard, Jacqueline Metzler
This study shows that the time to recognize that two-dimensional perspective drawings portray a three-dimensional object increases linearly with the number of angular rotations required to portray ...

Effect of Type of Practice in a Computer Aided Design Environment in Visualizing Three-Dimensional Objects from Two-Dimensional Orthographic Projections
R. Duesbury, H. O'Neil
This study to determine the effect of practice in manipulating two- and three-dimensional wireframe images on a learner's ability to visualize 3D objects shows that those who received practice ...

Spatial Ability, Navigation Strategy and Geographic Knowledge Among Men and Women
J. Dabbs Jr., E. L. Chang, R. Strong, R. Milun
This study tested the differences in navigation strategy and geographic knowledge between men and women. Men proved to be better than women in mental rotation skill, but men and women were equal in ...

How maps work: Representation, visualization, and design
A. M. MacEachren
The book discusses how maps are used and how they can be improved. Understanding how and why maps work and do not work as representations of the world, and what it means for a map to work, are ...

Spatial memory of real environments, virtual environments, and maps
D. R. Montello, D. Waller, M. Hegarty, A. E. Richardson

Testing the first law of cognitive geography on point-display spatializations
D. R. Montello, S. I. Fabrikant, M. Ruocco, R. S. Middleton
This exploratory essay delves into the history and problems of cognitive map design. Cognitive-map design research has the goal of understanding cognition in order to improve the design and use of ...

Cognitive map-design research in the twentieth century: Theoretical and empirical approaches
D. R. Montello
This exploratory essay delves into the history and problems of cognitive map design. Cognitive-map design research has the goal of understanding cognition in order to improve the design and use of ...

Cognitive and usability issues in geovisualization
T. A. Slocum, C. Blok, B. Jiang, A. Koussoulakou, D. R. Montello, S. Fuhrmann, N. R. Hedley
This article highlights the progression of visualizing geospatial data and the need for these to fit within a cognitive framework. Developments in hardware and software have led to (and will continue ...

Research Methodologies in Science Education: Visualization and the Geosciences
Julie Libarkin, Christine Brick
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education provides information about what methods are most useful in teaching students visualization skills, as well as what types of future research can ...

The Microcosmos Curriculum Guide to Exploring Microbial Space
Douglas Zook
This book, a product of a science education program supported by the National Science Foundation, integrates biology and life sciences through hands-on activities. These activities present microbes ...

Spatial Ability and Earth Science Conceptual Understanding
Alice A. (Jill) Black
Relatively little research has considered the relationship of spatial abilities with common misconceptions and broader conceptual difficulties in the Earth sciences. This article from the Journal of ...

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