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