Understanding Science 2.0: How A New Interactive Visualization Tool Is Improving Teaching And Learning Of The Nature And Process Of Science
Concurrent Session 8
The University of California Museum of Paleontology Understanding Science website provides novel ways to engage learners in how science really works. Although science is a dynamic and iterative process, most process-of-science graphics don’t adequately represent the non-linear nature of scientific practices. A new interactive tool associated with the Understanding Science website facilitates critical thinking about how science works through use of visual maps on the process of science and that can be annotated with text, images, and supplemental files. Through this tool users can gain appreciation for the process of science as exciting, dynamic, and unpredictable, and as part of a larger community endeavor that relies on creative people thinking outside the box.