GSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 2019

Paper No. 181-3
Presentation Time: 9:30 AM


SWANN, Jessica, Arizona State University, Center for Education Through Exploration, 550 East Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85287

Come explore how Arizona State University has developed interdisciplinary STEM resources, grounded in research and specifically designed for middle and high school educators and their needs. Research evidence has shown the value of both active learning and adaptive feedback (VanLehn, 2011; Freeman et al., 2014). Both have been incorporated into two types of exploratory activities, including (1) immersive, game-like, space explorations and (2) virtual field trip earth explorations. Activities engage STEM learners with interdisciplinary examples such as: using models to explain phenomena like solar eclipses, deriving Kepler’s third law of planetary motion, connecting Mars rover site data to Earth observations, and collecting global evidence for the mass extinction of dinosaurs. Every experience is fully defined with 3D designed and aligned 5E lesson plans and alignment documents for both formal and informal audiences with embedded teacher and time management tips, and misconception alerts.

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