Conceptual Change Through Building Three-dimensional Models
M. Barnett, T. Keating, S. Barab, K. Hay 2000 in B. J. Fishman and S. F. OíConnor (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Hillsdale, NJ :Erlbaum p134-142

This study assesses the growth of studentsí conceptual understanding of the seasons of the Earth and eclipses and phases of the Moon upon completing a 3-D modeling-based astronomy course. Results from pre-course and post-course interviews of students showed a significant improvement of studentsí conceptual understanding of these topics.

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Subject: Education, Physics:Astronomy:Astronomy Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Report
Special Interest: Spatial Thinking
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models, Spatial Intelligence:3D