January 12-15, 2016
For 36 years, FETC has brought together more than 8,500 education leaders and technology experts to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum — from kindergarten to college — through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies.
Thursday, January 14th
Visualization Technologies Build Science Mental Models for Young Elementary Students
2:30-3:30 PM, Poster Area 1, Exhibit Hall Booth 965
Project Sensing Science has developed visualization tools using sensors, molecular models, and story-based apps to immerse young students in the particulate view of matter and the kinetic theory of heat. Children have vast experience with temperature and heat, but this science is all but ignored in early elementary education because of its abstract and invisible nature. Visualization technologies can make the underlying science accessible, providing young students scientifically accurate mental models.