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ERIC Number: EJ1063793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Quantifying Aluminum Crystal Size Part 1: The Model-Eliciting Activity
Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Hjalmarson, Margret; Zawojewski, Judith S.; Bowman, Keith
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v7 n1-2 p51-63 Jan-Jun 2006
Model-eliciting activities (MEA), specially designed client-drive, open-ended problems, have been implemented in a first-year engineering course and in secondary schools. The educational goals and settings are different, but the design of an MEA enables it to be versatile. This paper will introduce the reader to the principles that guide MEA design and demonstrate the flexibility of implementation by describing the use of an MEA, Aluminum Crystal Size, in these two educational settings. [For "Quantifying Aluminum Crystal Size Part 2: The Model-Development Sequence," see EJ1063797.]
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 0120794