ERIC Number: ED054947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Science Teaching with Computer Simulated Experiments.
Showalter, Victor M.
This paper proposes a technique for using the digital computer in science instruction (grades 1-12) which may well obviate the constraints of unreasonable cost and demand for complex and extensive software. Computer Simulated Experiments require a short amount of time at the terminal during which the student collects realistic simulated data. After collection of data, the student analyzes the data and proceeds as with other laboratory experiments. A number of topics in various sciences and several levels of complexity are available. A pictorial sequence of steps which the student performs is included along with the printed material which a student might receive before doing a simulated experiment. The potential benefits of this form of instruction are discussed. A summary of contemporary uses of computers in instruction is given. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Laboratory Procedures, Secondary School Science, Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.
Note: ERC Papers in Science Education Number 14