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Students' understanding of climate change: Insights for scientists and educators part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M.V.R. Gowda, J.C. Fox, R.D. Madelky
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This paper begins with a discussion regarding the nature and complexity of understanding in the conceptually confined domain of earth science, here limited to its 'geological' aspects. There then ...
The Relationship of Molecular Representations, Complexity, and Orientation to the Difficulty of Stereochemistry Problems part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Ming-Tang Kuo, Loretta Jones, Steven Pulos, Richard Hyslop
This paper reports research results testing the effect of visualization models on student learning of stereochemistry. A series of tests were carried out in which different types of visualization ...
Inquiry learning through students' East-West Coast online collaboration about plate tectonics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes a collaborative online project about plate tectonic activity involving middle and high school students in California and Massachusetts. The students collaborated online using ...
The Learning Sciences and Geoscience part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The author asserts that too often, science instruction in the United States results in memorized details rather than linked or connected ideas. High stakes assessments can inadvertently reinforce ...
Online Databases and Other Internet Resources for Earth Science part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book contains over 1000 links to Earth science related databases and resources on the Internet. It's main purpose is to group these resources together in order that a researcher, teacher or ...
A Study of Junior High Students' Perceptions of the Water Cycle part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Orit Ben-zvi-Assarf, Nir Orion
This study explored junior high school students' perceptions of the water cycle. The findings indicated that the students understand various hydro-bio-geological processes, but most of them lack ...
Water Towers, Pump Houses, and Mountain Streams: Students' Ideas about Watersheds part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Daniel P. Shepardson, Jon Harbor, Bryan Wee
The watershed concept is important in many areas of geology and environmental science, and the purpose of this study was to investigate students' ideas about watersheds and how these ideas change ...
The Effect of an Earth-Science Learning Program on Students' Scientific Thinking Skills part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Nir Orion, Yael Kali
This study published in the Journal of Geoscience Education explores junior high school students' understanding of the essential concepts involved in scientific thinking: observation, hypothesis and ...