The Program in Science Learning (PSL) is committed to promoting excellence in science educational practice. As part of this commitment, PSL members are researching how grade 6-12 students and their teachers, undergraduates, and adults 1) develop mental models and accompanying representations to communicate ideas, and 2.) how these models change with time and experience.
To learn more about our research projects and the questions we are asking, follow the links below:
- Citizen Scientists <--> Citizen Modelers--developing natural resource management strategies.
- Urban decay & what citizen scientists are doing about it!
- Systems and Cycles-Middle School Student Modelers!
- Modeling to learn�how undergraduate courses can be structured to promote transfer of scientific ideas.
- Lake Malawi cichlids