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The Hidden Earth: Visualization of Geologic Features and their Subsurface Geometry part of SERC Web Resource CollectionJessey David
This PDF from researchers at Arizona State University illustrates useful graphs, charts and maps with which to teach undergraduates petrology and other processes beneath the earth's surface.
Position Location on Topographical Maps: Effects of Task Factors, Training and Strategy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
N. Schofield, and J. Kirby
This study examines task factors, cognitive processes, and individual differences as determinants of performance differences when locating a position on a topographical map from a given position on ...
Lines, Blobs, Crosses, and Arrows: Diagrammatic Communication with Schematic Figures part of SERC Print Resource Collection
B. Tversky, J. Zacks, P. U. Lee, J. Heiser
In making diagrams to communicate, people use a small number of symbols or schematic figures. The meaning of a diagram as a whole depends in part on the schematic figures used within the diagram and ...
Spatial Schemas in Depictions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Depictions, such as maps, that portray visible things are ancient whereas graphics, such as charts and diagrams, that portray things that are inherently not visible, are relatively modern inventions. ...
Software for Assisting High School Students in the Spatial Perception of Geological Structures part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Yael Kali, N. Orion
This paper investigates students' spatial perception of three-dimensional geological structures. Software was developed to assist students in developing the spatial skills needed for such perception. ...
Development and Evaluation of Where are We?: Map-skills Software and Curriculum part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kim Kastens, D. Kaplan, K. Christie-Blick
Improvements in the instructional materials used in the prototype version of the Where are We program were accomplished through formative evaluation. These improvements include replacement of ...
An Interactive Multimedia Tool for Helping Students to Translate from Maps to Reality and Vice Versa part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kim Kastens, D. VanEsselstyn, R. McClintock
This article outlines the rationale and implementation of the early phases of the Where are We? map utilization program. This program uses multimedia technology to help students understand how 2-D ...
Animation: Can It Facilitate? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Barbara Tversky, Julie Morrison, Mireille Betrancourt
Campus landscaping by constructing mock geologic outcrops part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David J. Matty
Student learning in the geosciences is enhanced by exposure to geology "in the field," where students put knowledge into practice to solve problems and make interpretations. Nonetheless, ...
Fostering Students' Comprehension of Topographic Maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David N. Rapp, Steven Culpepper, Kent Kirkby, Paul Morin
Novice earth science students often have difficulty visualizing three-dimensional interpretations of flat, two-dimensional displays. This challenge becomes apparent when students attempt to ...