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Science Teacher Vol. 46, No. 6 (September 1979) pp. 26–32
The revolution in electronics is discussed as it applies to instructional potential in the school science laboratory. Electronic instruction (instrumentation) is included. (SA)
Recent technological advances and new software packages put unprecedented power for experimenting and theory-building in the hands of students at all levels. Microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) and model-solving tools illustrate the educational...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 1, No. 1 (1992) pp. 35–48
Analyzes the applicability to mathematics and science education of geographic information systems. Gives examples of possible applications involving aerosol detection in the atmosphere, verification of satellite images, and the Kidnet Project....
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 6, No. 2 (1997) pp. 111–17
Explores student-scientist partnerships (SSPs) that help students gain a unique understanding of both the content and the process of science. Discusses the potential of SSPs, the range of SSP activities, a strategy for national impact, the...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 51–66
The studies reported in this paper are an initial effort to explore the applicability of computational models in introductory science learning. Two instructional interventions are described that use a molecular dynamics model embedded in a set of...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 43–49
This paper reports a test on the feasibility and educational value of probeware and associated instructional materials in middle school science education. We addressed feasibility through consideration of costs, teacher professional development, and ...
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 24, No. 4 (1987) pp. 369–83
Reports the results of an in-depth examination of middle school children's graphing skills and misconceptions. Also discusses a study in which students learned graphing skills through microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL). (ML)
Model-Based Teaching and Learning with BioLogica[TM]: What Do They Learn? How Do They Learn? How Do We Know?
Barbara C. Buckley; Janice D. Gobert; Ann C. H. Kindfield; Paul Horwitz; Robert F. Tinker; Bobbi Gerlits; Uri Wilensky; Chris Dede; John Willett
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 23–41
This paper describes part of a project called Modeling Across the Curriculum which is a large-scale research study in 15 schools across the United States. The specific data presented and discussed here in this paper is based on BioLogica, a...