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National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting

March 1998

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Number of papers: 7

  1. Physics Learning with a Computer Algebra System: Towards a Learning Environment That Promotes Enhanced Problem Representations

    Elwin R. Savelsbergh, Monica G. M. Ferguson-Hessler & Ton de Jong

    An approach to teaching problem-solving based on using the computer software Mathematica is applied to the study of electrostatics and is compared with the normal approach to the module. Learning... More

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  2. Student Ecosystems Problem Solving Using Computer Simulation

    Melissa A. Howse

    The purpose of this study was to determine the procedural knowledge brought to, and created within, a pond ecology simulation by students. Environmental Decision Making (EDM) is an ecosystems... More

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  3. Increased Learning of Physical Science Concepts via Multimedia Exhibit Compared to Hands-On Exhibit in a Science Museum

    Roberta Ayres & Claudia T. Melear

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether the use of an interactive multimedia exhibit is more effective than a traditional hands-on exhibit in teaching physical science in a museum... More

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  4. A Model for the Development of Web-Based, Student-Centered Science Education Resources

    Brian Murfin & Vanessa Go

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate The Student Genome Project, an experiment in web-based genetics education. Over a two-year period, a team from New York University worked with a biology... More

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  5. Looking at Distance Learning through Both Ends of the Camera

    Joan M. Whitworth

    This investigation chronicled the experiences of an instructor and her students as they first experienced a distance course that utilized various technologies. Both the instructor and the students ... More

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  6. Not in Our State: Authentic Assessment for Native American Students Using Digital Photography

    Nancy J. Allen

    Cultural inclusion is more than equal access to learning. It also involves recognizing and valuing the unique cultural capital that students of diverse ethnicity bring to the learning environment. ... More

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  7. A Case Study of Attitudinal Effects of Internet Use in a Middle School Integrated Science Curriculum

    Susan P. O'Hara

    This study seeks to observe and record the impact of the Internet as an educational tool on fifth grade students' (N=95) attitudes towards and behavior while interacting with this technology. The... More

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