Author Note: Timothy F. Slater, Department of Physics, Montana State University; Robert L. Fixen, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montana State University.
Two Models for K-12 Hypermediated Earth System Science Lessons Based on Internet Resources
Article first published online: 17 MAR 2010
1998 School Science and Mathematics Association
School Science and Mathematics
Volume 98, Issue 1, pages 35–40, January 1998
How to Cite
Slater, T. F. and Fixen, R. L. (1998), Two Models for K-12 Hypermediated Earth System Science Lessons Based on Internet Resources. School Science and Mathematics, 98: 35–40. doi: 10.1111/j.1949-8594.1998.tb17290.x
Curricular materials developed for this project can be found at http://www.math.montana.edu/~nmp/. Support for this project was provided by the National Science Foundation—Network Montana Project (NSF RED ME 9554251) and Montana State University.
The additional instructional materials development team members were novice level, Anna Flynn, Tim Lauer, Suzy Flentie; intermediate level, Cynthia Bauman-Thomas, Donna Govemor, Bill Lee, Stephanie Stevenson; advanced level, T. Buchanan, Rick Brastrup, Lloyd Meskimen; expert level, John Miller, Jerry Nelson, Susan Nelson; Montana State University Research Assistants, Brian Beaudrie, Norah Esty, Steve Hamilton, Kelle Hill, and Kipp Lewis; and project co-directors Lynn Churchill and David Thomas.
- Issue published online: 17 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 17 MAR 2010
An immense collection of daily and archived earth and space science digital images and database information sources are readily accessible to K-12 teachers through the Internet and the World Wide Web. However, these abundant electronic resources are designed for scientists and often need to be modified to benefit students. Advances in hypermedia as an instructional tool for earth system science education provide a mechanism for designing user-friendly and structured classroom units based on this available data. Two models proposed as a foundation for materials development are the Learning Cycle Model and the Investigation/Experimentation Model. A high demand for Internet-based curricular materials development to take advantage of the current technology suggests an educational research agenda to determine which lesson formats are most effective for learners.