“Field” Work

Authors: Johnson, A., Moher, T., Cho, Y., Edelson, D., Russell, E.

Publication: SIGGRAPH 2003 Educators Program, San Diego, CA

Sixth grade students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School explore a virtual field via an ImmersaDesk and collect data there using hand-held computers. Back in the classroom they integrate their data, visualize it to see the patterns that emerge, and then propose explanations for these patterns. The goal is to help the students learn science inquiry skills within an environment that encourages their formation.

Date: July 27, 2003 - July 31, 2003

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The Pocket PC acts as a GPS system showing the students’ location and orientation in the Field as well as giving them the ability to record the - A. Johnson, EVL

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