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This small collection from Learner.org provides a unique digital lab for teachers to explore new ideas in learning. The activities are designed around four strands: patterns in mathematics, seasonal changes and moon phases, geometry, and the nature of light. Each section features interactive exercises to challenge teachers' thinking about logic, pattern recognition, shape and structure, symbolic relationships, and mathematical reasoning. The authors then delve into the learning theory behind the activities and how it can be extended to learners of different ages and abilities. Each module provides links to hands-on activities for the classroom.

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Editor's Note: We highly recommend this interactive digital lab for all teachers of science and math, even those who hold advanced degrees in their content area. This lab helps break you out of the "expert" mode to see more clearly why student reasoning often develops in predictable ways. The authors provide excellent support for theory-to-practice implementation.
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- Astronomy Education
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- Alternative Conceptions
- Cognition
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- Learning Theory
- Problem Solving
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- Mathematics
- Middle School
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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constructivism, inquiry, learning theory, mental models, pattern recognition, pedagogy, schema, visualization
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(Annenberg Channel, Cambridge, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/).
Annenberg Media: Teachers' Lab, (Annenberg Channel, Cambridge, 2008), <http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/>.
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Annenberg Media: Teachers' Lab. (2008). Retrieved September 26, 2017, from Annenberg Channel: http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Annenberg Media: Teachers' Lab. Cambridge: Annenberg Channel, 2008. http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/ (accessed 26 September 2017).
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Annenberg Media: Teachers' Lab. Cambridge: Annenberg Channel, 2008. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 26 Sep. 2017 <http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/>.
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