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CoMPASS – Concept Mapping and Design Challenges

The Concept Mapped Project-based Activity Scaffolding System (CoMPASS) project integrates two modes of learning science: digital linked text in a hypertext system, CoMPASS, and accompanying design challenges. CoMPASS includes the projects: NGLC, IES, CAREER, NSDL, and IERI. Several CoMPASS units have been developed covering a range of topics in mechanics and enable students to learn about key concepts such as work, energy, force, acceleration, mechanical advantage etc. The principle guiding the design of CoMPASS materials is to enable students to…