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ERIC Number: EJ1050925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1446-6120
Hands-on Science: Does It Matter What Students' Hands Are On?
Triona, Lara M.; Klahr, David
Science Education Review, v6 n4 p126-130 2007
Hands-on science typically uses physical materials to give students first-hand experience in scientific methodologies, but the recent availability of virtual laboratories raises an important question about whether what students' hands are on matters to their learning. The overall findings of two articles that employed simple comparisons of physical and virtual materials suggest that virtual materials could be an effective and efficient alternative to physical materials when teaching with explicit instruction and discovery learning methods. (This paper is a summary of Klahr, Triona, & Williams, 2007 and Triona & Klahr, 2003.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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