“Visualization Technologies as a Tool for Science Education” Moderated by

  • ©Thomas (Tom) A. DeFanti, H. Eugene Stanley, Larry Yaeger, and Paul Hickman


Entry Number: 11


    Visualization Technologies as a Tool for Science Education

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    Most U.S. high school graduates are technologically illiterate, whether the subject be genetic engineering, computing technology or the large-scale structure of the universe. But the problem is less technological than societal. We conjecture that if teenagers are bright enough to use the technology of arcade games, VCRs, electronic music and laser disks, they can simulate and visualize physical phenomena with the proper tools.

    Panelists explore this problem from technological and implementation perspectives: Which visualization technologies are available to teachers and students? How can we incorporate visualization technologies into base science and math curricula?