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Exploring New Technology Tools to Enhance Astronomy Teaching & Learning in Grades 3 – 8 Classrooms: Year One Implementation PROCEEDINGS

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Research has clearly documented the challenges faced by students in developing understandings and explanations of astronomy phenomena (Bailey &Slater, 2003; Kavanagh, Agan, & Sneider, 2005; Plummer & Krajcik, 2010). Work by the National Research Council (1996) confirmed that adults and children lack a science-based understanding of the central fundamental concepts of astronomy. U.S. K-12 students have also declined in the kinds of science understandings necessary to competently enter STEM professions using today's technology or become teachers to prepare future scientists.

Citation

Young, T., Farnsworth, B., Grabe, C. & Guy, M. (2012). Exploring New Technology Tools to Enhance Astronomy Teaching & Learning in Grades 3 – 8 Classrooms: Year One Implementation. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4556-4567). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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