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Model Comparisons – Science Inquiry Using Physical and Virtual Experiments

Systematic Investigation of Issues and Conditions for Learning - Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Education Core Research Program. Both physical labs and virtual labs are often used in science teaching, and each have their advantages and disadvantages. With each providing different affordances for learning, it is often feasible to combine the two in a multitude of ways. This project will conduct a series of studies to: Uncover the differential benefits of physical versus virtual labs, for learners with a…