HelioRoom: Problem-solving in a whole class visual simulation
Authors: Thompson, M., Moher, T.
Publication: Proceedings International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2006), Bloomington, IN
HelioRoom simulates the orbital motion of the planets in the Solar system on a set of synchronized computer displays situated on the walls of the classroom, with planets “orbiting” around the periphery of the room. Third grade students used the application for a problem-solving activity requiring the collection of evidence in support of theories concerning the identity of planets whose size and surface characteristics were intentionally obscured.
Date: June 1, 2006
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