This project will use visualizations from an easily accessible tool from NOAA, Science On a Sphere, to help students develop critical thinking skills and practices required to effectively make meaning from authentic scientific data. The project will use arts-based pedagogies for observing, analyzing, and critiquing visual features of data visualizations to build an understanding of what the data reveal. The project will work with middle school science teachers to develop tools for STEM educators to use these data visualizations effectively.
Sickler, J., Wallace, J., Hammerness, K., Halderman, L., & Esteves, S. (2021). From evaluation to reimagined action: Adapting digital media in a COVID hands-off world. Exhibition, Spring, 2021, 78-89.
Sickler, J., Bardar, E., Kochevar, R. (2021). Measuring data skills in undergraduate student work: Development of a scoring rubric. Journal of College Science Teaching, 50(4), 44-51.
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