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Virtual Solar System Project: Building Understanding Through Model Building part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:3D, Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Physics:Astronomy:Astronomy Education, Education

Multisensory Immersion as a Modeling Environment for Learning Complex Scientific Concepts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article explores the strengths and limits for learning of various types of VR (virtual reality) modeling. Previous research shows that such immersive, multisensory experiences enhance students' ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning
Subject: Education

Addressing the Challenges of Inquiry-based Learning Through Technology and Curriculum Design part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Inquiry experiences can provide valuable opportunities for students to improve their understanding of both science content and scientific practices. However, the implementation of inquiry learning in ...

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

Prospects for Scientific Visualization as an Educational Technology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Scientific visualization has the potential to make science education more accessible and to provide a means for authentic scientific inquiry. The role of scientific visualization within science is ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning
Subject: Education

Multimedia Instruction: Lessons from Evaluation of a Theory-base Design part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes a theoretical model for stages in the cognitive comprehension of a machine from diagrams and accompanying text. From this model, the article discusses the process of designing ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain
Subject: Education

From Physical Models to Biomechanics: A Design-based Modeling Approach part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study looks at children's understanding of the natural world through the design, building, testing, and evaluation of models. In this example, children were asked to build a model of the human ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning, Cognitive Domain
Subject: Education

Building Functional Models: Designing an Elbow part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study focuses on children's attempts to understand the function of their elbows through a process of model-based design. Via discussion, model building evaluation, and revision, children came to ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Cognitive Domain:Knowledge Transfer

Construction of Models to Promote Scientific Understanding part of SERC Print Resource Collection

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise, Instructional Design:Use of Technology

Are Theories of Imagery Theories of Imagination? An Active Perception Approach to Conscious Mental Content part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book considers three views of mental imagery: quasi-pictorial, description, and perceptual activity theories. This book advocates perceptual activity theory as an explanation for the phenomenon ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain

Inquiry, Modeling, and Metacognition: Making Science Accessible to All Students part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper reports on the 1994 trials of the ThinkerTools Inquiry Curriculum which was designed to teach metacognitive skills to middle school science students. Despite sampling weaknesses, findings ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Scaffolding, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education


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