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Journal of Research in Science Teaching

1987 Volume 24, Number 5

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Computer Simulations to Stimulate Scientific Problem Solving

    Robert H. Rivers & Edward Vockell

    This study investigated the effectiveness of computer simulations for enhancing the problem solving skills of high school students. Summaries of three related studies are presented. Results... More

    pp. 403-15

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  2. Some Benefits of Creating Macro-Contexts for Science Instruction: Initial Findings

    Robert D. Sherwood

    Presents data indicating that learning can be enhanced when information is presented that illustrates how science information can be used to solve problems. The experiments showed positive results ... More

    pp. 417-35

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  3. Cognitive Consequences of Student Estimation on Linear and Logarithmic Scales

    Carl F. Berger

    Examines students' problem solving performance on linear and logarithmic estimation tasks using a microcomputer. Results are discussed in terms of performance data and strategy used. Students were ... More

    pp. 437-50

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  4. Students' Programming Behavior in a Pascal Course

    Paul R. Pintrich

    Discusses a study which focused on students' actual programming behavior. Descriptive data revealed that the high school students spent little time in planning their programs or writing their code.... More

    pp. 451-66

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  5. Ideal and Actual Outcomes from Precollege Pascal Instruction

    Marcia C. Linn

    Reports on a study that investigated the effects of various instructional practices on programming proficiency focusing on characteristics of Pascal classes. States that instructional practices... More

    pp. 467-90

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  6. Evaluations of Science Laboratory Data: The Role of Computer-Presented Information

    Rafi Nachmias & Marcia C. Linn

    Examines (1) how students evaluate information obtained in the science laboratory; (2) the effects of use of microcomputer-based laboratory; and, (3) the effects of explicit instruction on critical... More

    pp. 491-506

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