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dc.contributor.advisorYounkyeong, Nam
dc.contributor.authorJankowiak, Erin
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:57:38Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:57:38Z
dc.date.issued12/15/2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5732
dc.description.abstractInquiry learning has become the big thing in science education. Yet many concepts across the sciences pose challenges that have traditionally made them difficult or even impossible for this kind of learning. This project explored the implementation of computer simulations into the science classroom as a way to overcome many of the traditional challenges. While research has revealed both benefits and issues associated with their use, when implemented properly computer simulations were found to have the potential to help students develop deeper conceptual understandings of scientific concepts. Along with exploring the benefits and issues related to computer simulations, a review of the literature also revealed a collection of research-based strategies for their effective implementation. These strategies include scaffolding and real world connections among others. This research was then used to design a collection of five Earth Science units. Each unit is technologically enhanced through the incorporation of a PhET simulation by the University of Colorado and provides students with an opportunity to engage in simulation-based inquiry.
dc.subjectComputer Simulations
dc.subjectEarth Science
dc.subjectScience Education
dc.subjectInquiry
dc.subjectPhET
dc.subjectTechnology In The Science Classroom
dc.titleA Collection of Computer Simulation Enhanced Units for Earth Science
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:57:38Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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