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CoVis: Learning Through Collaborative Visualization (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
CoVis is a community of thousands of students, over a hundred teachers, and dozens of researchers all working to improve science education in middle and high schools. They do this by approaching the learning of science more like the doing of science: rather than depend on the teaching of facts, they seek to reproduce the question-centered, collaborative practices of scientists, using advanced communication technologies. The CoVis project was completed in 1998, and the website now serves as an archive of CoVis materials, including pages of links to geosciences resources, papers presented by CoVis participants, and software developed by the project for use in the classroom. Two of the software applications are for creating visuals of world weather and climate, and one is a multimedia tool for collaborating on scientific inquiry from the classroom. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Project
  • Tools:
    • Software
  • Atmospheric science
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-097
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Prof Louis M. Gomez
Northwestern University

Principal Investigator: Roy D. Pea
SRI International

Contact: Learning Through Collaborative Visualization, School of Education and Social Policy, NWU