The Visual Geophysical Exploration Environment (VGEE) is a software tool that is specially designed to help learners visualize complex, multi-dimensional geophysical phenomena and connect those visualizations to fundamental physical principles. The tool works with actual data sets of The El Nino Southern Oscillation. An additional data set of mantle convection will be available in the future. The web site features an instructional module about El Nino with several assignments and activities, plus an instructor guide. There is also an on-line encyclopedia of terms and concepts. In addition to the software, the web site presents a pedagogic model that structures scientific knowledge, guides inquiry, and organizes tools for learners.
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