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Drawing to learn in science

journal contribution
posted on 26.08.2011, 00:00 authored by S Ainsworth, Vaughan PrainVaughan Prain, Russell TytlerRussell Tytler
Should science learners be challenged to draw more? Certainly making visualizations is integral to scientific thinking. Scientists do not use words only but rely on diagrams, graphs, videos, photographs, and other images to make discoveries, explain findings, and excite public interest. From the notebooks of Faraday and Maxwell (1) to current professional practices of chemists (2), scientists imagine new relations, test ideas, and elaborate knowledge through visual representations (3–5).

History

Journal

Science

Volume

333

Issue

6046

Pagination

1096 - 1097

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Location

Washington, D.C.

ISSN

0036-8075

eISSN

1095-9203

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, American Association for the Advancement of Science