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Helping teachers and students use advanced technology in teaching high school science: A preliminary feasibility study of the use of a WWW-controlled atomic force microscope in high school science
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This exploratory study investigated the use of an Internet controlled nanoManipulator and atomic force microscope to allow students to explore properties of viruses. The activity was embedded in a week long learning experience in which students interacted with scientists. The study demonstrated the technical feasibility of using such advanced equipment in classrooms. It also demonstrated that students gained in the understanding of the structure and functioning of viruses and changed their conception of scientists as people and science as an activity. A majority of the students were excited about the activity.

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Superfine, R., Taylor II, R.M., Andre, T. & Jones, G. (2001). Helping teachers and students use advanced technology in teaching high school science: A preliminary feasibility study of the use of a WWW-controlled atomic force microscope in high school science. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2510-2515). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 4, 2022 from .

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