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The Making Thinking Visible Project was designed to allow students an opportunity to explore differences between East and West Coast geology through model building and collaborative discourse as a way to integrate, apply, and extend what they learned from Earth Science Class to understand more deeply why there are differences on the East and West coasts with respect to Geology. In doing so students develop:


Using a design study approach, we developed a curriculum of rich model-based and collaborative tasks for middle and high school students in the domain of plate tectonics. We implemented this in WISE (Web-based Inquiry Science Environment). In this curriculum, students were scaffolded as they:

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