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ERIC Number: ED144588
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The Wooly Mammoth as a Computer-Simulated Scientific Problem-Solving Tool.
Szabo, Michael
Mammo I and Mammo II are two versions of a computer simulation based upon scientific problems surrounding the finds of carcasses of the Wooly Mammoth in Siberia. The simulation program consists of two parts: the data base and program logic. The purpose of the data pieces is to provide data of an informative nature and to enable problem solvers to test, formulate, and reformulate hypotheses. The program logic accepts natural language data requests, analyzes the requests and checks the results for a match with existing data, displays the data to the problem solver, stores information about the problem solver, and checks consistency between data chains and conclusion. In addition, Mammo II provides content-free problem-solving heuristics to guide, shape, or direct the process used by the student. Mammo has been used to train prospective science teachers and to study selected parameters of human problem-solving. (WBC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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