ERIC Number: ED052046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-23
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Spatial Cognition, A Success Prognosticator in College Science Courses.
Siemankowski, Francis T.; MacKnight, Franklin C.
Students in science and non-science departments of the State University College, Buffalo, were given the Survey of Object Visualization, a test designed to measure aptitude to visualize objects when disassembled and in various positions. Science majors scored significantly higher than non-science students. Within the science group, different bands of scores were associated with the student's major. Physics students tended to score highest, followed, in order, by geoscientists, biologists and chemists. There was a high correlation between Survey of Object Visualization and science grades. The results suggest that three dimensional conceptualization tests could be included in test batteries given to prospective college science students to facilitate counseling. (AL)
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Identifiers: Survey of Object Visualization (Miller)
Note: Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Silver Spring, Maryland, March 1971