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Improving Early Spatial Intelligence Through Science Notebook Graphic Production Effective Elementary Classroom Practices Eric N Wiebe Lauren P Madden John C Bedward Mike Carter James Minogue North Carolina State University Conference on Research and Training in Spatial Intelligence 6 08 Spatial Intelligence and Science Education General belief that SI plays a significant role learning about many of the big ideas in science and technology Some areas have taken particular interest in exploring interventions Physics Geosciences Engineering Mechanical Civil Both computer based and traditional pencil and paper graphic strategies are currently being explored Conference on Research and Training in Spatial Intelligence 6 08 Drawing in Elementary Science Science notebooks Used in conjunction with kit based science activities A place to record questions ideas concepts reflections and observations Emphasis on numeracy and literacy competes with science time Conference on Research and Training in Spatial Intelligence 6 08 Science Notebooks Not generic journals Specific structure geared for reporting Conjectures Procedures Observations and other forms of data Conclusions and summation Synthesizing past experience current questions or ideas and new information being collected A place for reflective practice Conference on Research and Training in Spatial Intelligence 6 08 Notebooks and Graphics An integral part of science notebooks but not well leveraged Researchers note the power of graphics to develop and reveal what students know Lehrer Schauble 2002 Wu Krajcik 2006 Practitioner texts provide little guidance as to how to support student creation and use of graphics e g Campbell Fulton 2003 Harlen 2001 Conference on Research and Training in Spatial Intelligence 6 08 Framework for Action Improving scientific knowledge and ways of thinking through studentgenerated graphics Work with both existing and developing spatial intelligence Spatial intelligence central to addressing



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