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Designing the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE), an internet-based tool designed to encourage middle and high school science teachers to incorporate inquiry and technology into ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Use of Technology
Subject: Education

The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE): Scaffolding teachers to adopt inquiry and technology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This chapter describes the WISE learning environment and curriculum partnerships and discusses a research program aimed at helping all teachers adopt inquiry and technology methods. WISE ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Scaffolding, Assessment, Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Use of Technology
Subject: Geoscience, Education

The Connected Chemistry Modeling Environment: Incorporating Interactive Simulations into the Chemistry Classroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes and assesses connected chemistry, a modeling and simulation package that is implemented inside the StarLogoT and NetLogo modeling environments. Connected chemistry provides an ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Assessment, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Affective Domain:Learning Environments
Subject: Education, Chemistry

Improving the preparation for fieldwork with IT: two examples from physical geography part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper investigates two ways information technology (IT) can enhance fieldwork preparation. The author asserts that geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-based tutorials can help ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Physical

American Heat: Ethical Problems with the United States' Response to Global Warming part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book by Donald Brown opens with a historical analysis of America's response to global warming, and continues with a look at the history of scientific and political concern with climate change. ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Drawing Inferences, Complex Systems
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Ethics/Values

GasLab-an Extensible Modeling Toolkit for Exploring Micro- and Macro- Views of Gases part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This chapter is set in the context of dynamic systems modeling and the Connected Probability Project. It discusses uses of StarLogo, an object-based parallel modeling language (OBPML), and StarLogoT, ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Inquiry-Based Learning, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Education, Chemistry

Modeling Nature's Emergent Patterns with Multi-Agent Languages part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper asserts that the inclusion of complex systems perspectives in school curricula would help students see connections between various knowledge domains. More specifically, learners using ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Education

Statistical Mechanics for secondary school: The GasLab Multi-agent Modeling Toolkit part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper presents case studies of the design and exploration of computer-based models of statistical mechanical phenomena. The cases lead the authors to analyze and discuss the role of model-based ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Use of Technology
Subject: Education

Connected Science: Learning Biology through Constructing and Testing Computational Theories part of SERC Print Resource Collection
There are many disparities between studying biology and conducting biology research. This paper presents an approach that attempts to narrow the gap between school biology and research biology ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Inquiry-Based Learning, Instructional Design
Subject: Education, Biology

Thinking in Levels: A Dynamic Systems Perspective to Making Sense of the World. part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper advocates for an expanded role for the concept of emergent levels in science education, an approach that encourages students to view math and science as a system or network of emerging ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Education


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