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What Do You Know About Ozone? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students are encouraged to share what they know about ozone and explore misconceptions. Ideally, they will come to understand that ozone is desirable in the stratosphere and a ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Diane Schweizer Clayton, Catherine Gautier
We investigate the merit of including deliberate instruction on argumentation and debate in an undergraduate Earth system science course. We examine sample student evaluations of arguments ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics

Once in a Million Years: Teaching Geologic Time part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Susan E. Lewis, Kristen A. Lampe, Andrew J. Lloyd
Helping students understand the magnitude of geologic time: * strengthens student understanding of biological concepts * illustrates not just when things happened but also how they are interconnected ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Eighth Grade Students' Understandings of Groundwater part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Daniel Dickerson, Karen Dawkins
According to national standards, eighth graders should possess appropriate understandings regarding groundwater and its role in the hydrologic cycle. This article describes a study of eighth-grade ...
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning, Cognitive Domain, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

First-Year Students 'Go Beyond' with Integrative Inquiry into Abrupt Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Tricia Ferrett
In a first-year seminar on abrupt change in climate and human networks, the author analyzed student writing for integrative science learning that 'goes beyond'. Her research maps what students gain ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Complex Systems, Drawing Inferences, Instructional Design:Interdisciplinary Education, Ways Of Learning:Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, Cognitive Development, Affective Domain, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential

Modeling Nature's Emergent Patterns with Multi-Agent Languages part of SERC Print Resource Collection
U. Wilensky
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

Thinking in Levels: A Dynamic Systems Perspective to Making Sense of the World. part of SERC Print Resource Collection
U. Wilensky, and M. Resnick
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

Developmental and cognitive perspectives on human's sense of the times of past and future events part of SERC Print Resource Collection
W. J. Friedman

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Cognitive Domain:Cognitive Development

The Role of Scaffolding Student Metacognition in Developing Mental Models of Complex Earth and Environmental Systems part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Bruce E. Herbert
Students organize knowledge in Earth and environmental sciences and reason about environmental issues through manipulation of mental models. The nature of the Earth and environmental sciences, which ...

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

Multiple Modalities and Multiple Frames of Reference for Spatial Knowledge part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S. M. Freundschuh, H. A. Taylor

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence, Cognitive Domain

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