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McElhaney, Kevin W.; Chang, Hsin-Yi; Chiu, Jennifer L.; Linn, Marcia C. – Studies in Science Education, 2015
Dynamic visualisations capture aspects of scientific phenomena that are difficult to communicate in static materials and benefit from well-designed scaffolds to succeed in classrooms. We review research to clarify the impacts of dynamic visualisations and to identify instructional scaffolds that mediate their success. We use meta-analysis to…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Materials, Visualization, Evidence
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Gardner, P. L. – Studies in Science Education, 1975
Presents a review of the literature on a single group of variables within the attitudes to science category, namely, those described by terms such as interest, satisfaction, and enjoyment. Deals with the significance and measurement of attitudes and with the relationships between attitudes and other variables. (GS)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum, Evaluation Methods, Personality Studies
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Garrett, R. M. – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Reviews studies related to problem solving in science education. Discusses findings in the areas of investigative methods, improvement of problem-solving abilities, task variables (puzzles, problems), and subject variables (cognitive structures, developmental factors, disposition). (ML)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Instructional Improvement, Literature Reviews, Predictor Variables