Using Computer Simulations to Enhance Science Teaching and Learning

by: Randy L. Bell and Lara K. Smetana

Technological advances have increasingly brought instructional digital technologies into the science classroom. Teachers may have greater access to Internet-connected classroom computers, wireless laptop carts, computer projectors, and interactive whiteboards than ever before. As you consider how these resources can be used to enhance science teaching and learning, you may find yourself turning often to computer simulations, especially since they are tools frequently used by scientists in their daily work. This chapter seeks to describe how computer simulations can support student learning in science as well as strategies for choosing and appropriately incorporating them in the classroom.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2008Stock # PB217X_3

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