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Learning science : computer games, simulations, and education / Committee on Science Learning ; Margaret A. Honey and Margaret Hilton, editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-0-309-18523-3 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-0-309-18524-0 (pdf : alk. paper)

1. Science—Study and teaching (Elementary) 2. Science—Study and teaching (Secondary) I. Honey, Margaret. II. Hilton, Margaret. III. National Research Council. Committee on Science Learning.

LB1585.L357 2011



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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2011). Learning Science Through Computer Games and Simulations. Committee on Science Learning: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education, Margaret A. Honey and Margaret L. Hilton, Eds. Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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