Educational Studies and Research
The Lateblight computer simulation (Arneson and Ticknor, 1990) has been implemented in the general biology laboratory and the science methods course for elementary teachers to reinforce the processes of science and to allow the students to engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate the methods of building concepts in science. The students develop testable hypotheses and then use the program to run experiments and collect data. In addition, they research relevant background information and subsequently present their results in a poster during class.
Lee, A. T.,
Hairston, R. V.,
Herron, S. S.
(2002). Using a Computer Simulation to Teach Science Process Skills to College Biology and Elementary Majors. Bioscene, 28(4), 35-42.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/14849