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A Spatial Approach to Instruction: Impact on Children's Achievement and Attitude
In a school or home environment, it is not possible or practical to teach certain concepts using real examples, such as the topography of a distant region, rotation of planets, or the orientation of atoms in a molecule. Children’s attitude toward science plays an important role in their motivation and engagement and understanding of scientific phenomena. This project explores the use of technology to represent physical objects or real-world phenomena in three dimensions and the resulting impact on children’s achievement and attitude toward science learning. The project also employs research-based principles for designing learning environments.