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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

Integrating undergraduate education and scientific discovery through field research in igneous petrology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David Gonzales, Steven Semken
We recast a standard igneous petrology course at Fort Lewis College into a field-based, inquiry-driven research course focused on a specific field area, in this case the Tertiary volcanic complex at ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

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

Learning in the Field: Synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David W. Mogk and Charles Goodwin
This paper begins by addressing practical wisdom that has been drawn from anecdotal reports of learning in the field contributed by geoscience faculty. It then outlines the following attributes of ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

CILT Visualization and Modeling website part of SERC Print Resource Collection
CILT is the Center for Innovative Learning Technologies an NSF-funded center created to develop and study technological solutions of problems in K-14 science, mathematics, engineering, and technology ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

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Yael Kali
This article presents the software, A Virtual Journey within the Rock Cycle, which was developed as a microworld game meant to enhance students' ability to perceive the rock cycle in terms of a ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain

When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Hannah Bonner
This illustrated kid's book deals with the Carboniferous and Permian periods and covers climate, plate tectonics, and paleontology. The cartoons are wonderful and often involve plays on words. The ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

Science and Earth History: the Evolution/Creation Controversy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Arthur N. Strahler
This is basically an earth science textbook written to refute creation science arguments. For each topic (such as cosmology and astronomy or stratigraphy and the fossil record), he has chapters ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Donald Wise
Use melting ice to teach students about radioactive decay. With a ring stand, set a funnel of ice over a graduated cylinder and students can construct a decay curve by plotting meltwater volume ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential


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