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ERIC Number: EJ827570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
A Simple Exercise Reveals the Way Students Think about Scientific Modeling
Ruebush, Laura; Sulikowski, Michelle; North, Simon
Journal of College Science Teaching, v38 n3 p18-22 Jan 2009
Scientific modeling is an integral part of contemporary science, yet many students have little understanding of how models are developed, validated, and used to predict and explain phenomena. A simple modeling exercise led to significant gains in understanding key attributes of scientific modeling while revealing some stubborn misconceptions. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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