Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Scientific thinking in a geological setting. The Tale of Two widely-reported problems from young children Making inferences from shreds of evidence Relating.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Scientific thinking in a geological setting. The Tale of Two widely-reported problems from young children Making inferences from shreds of evidence Relating."— Presentation transcript:

1 Scientific thinking in a geological setting

2 The Tale of Two widely-reported problems from young children Making inferences from shreds of evidence Relating fossils to the organisms from which they formed

3 Message in a Fossil: Promoting scientific thinking in a geological context Plano Thematic curriculum Integration Project 2 nd Grade

4 Researching Learning & cognitive outcomes of working with MIF 2 nd graders in Plano School District Pre and post tests Knowledge questionnaires Interviews

5 piece of paperscrews coverall dirty pen wrench Where is the best place for you to look for the owner of the package? in the nearby grocery store in the garage in the kitchen of the restaurant in the school

6 horsecat tree lionfrog shark flower snakebutterfly birdchickenbear

7 Major results Significant improvement in: Recall Scientific language Classification Inference Sequencing

8 Henderson, L., Eshet, Y., and Klemes, J. (2000). Under the Microscope: Factors influencing student outcomes in a computer integrated classroom, Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 19 (3), Henderson, L., Klemes, J., and Eshet, Y. (2000). Just playing a game? Educational simulation software and cognitive outcomes, Journal of Educational Computing Research, 22 (1),


Download ppt "Scientific thinking in a geological setting. The Tale of Two widely-reported problems from young children Making inferences from shreds of evidence Relating."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google