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Title:ChickScope: An Interactive MRI Classroom Curriculum Innovation for K-12
Author(s):Bruce, Bertram C.; Carragher, Bridget O.; Damon, Bruce M.; Dawson, M. Joan; Eurell, Jo Ann; Gregory, Carl D.; Lauterbur, Paul C.; Marjanovic, Marina M.; Mason-Fossum, Barbara; Morris, H.D.; Potter, Clint S.; Thakkar, Umesh
Subject(s):Embryology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
World Wide Web
chicken
K-12
science education
Abstract:Researchers from several departments of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign initiated ChickScope, a 21-day chick embryonic development project, to demonstrate the remote control of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instrument through the World Wide Web. For 21 days, students and teachers from ten kindergarten to high school classrooms participated in this innovative project using an interactive Web lab book. From classroom computers with access to the Internet, students were able to login to the computers at the university that controlled the MRI system, manipulate experimental conditions through a simple on-line form to generate their own data, and then view resulting images of the chick embryo in real-time. Researchers answered students' questions about their MR images and other related issues. ChickScope made extraordinary hardware, software, and human resources available to the classrooms. However, it left to teachers the tasks of integrating these resources into the classroom and adapting them to the needs and abilities of the students. Thus, the implementation was teacher-based, and its meaning was realized in different ways in each setting. This paper describes the planning, implementation, and the impact of ChickScope in classrooms for facilitating learning and teaching. We provide examples from various grade levels?primary to high school. We conclude with lessons learned and the implications of advanced technologies for K-12 outreach.
Issue Date:1997-11
Publisher:Elsevier
Citation Info:Bruce, Bertram C.; Carragher, Bridget O.; Damon, Bruce M.; Dawson, M. Joan; Eurell, Jo Ann; Gregory, Carl D.; Lauterbur, Paul C.; Marjanovic, Marina M.; Mason-Fossum, Barbara; Morris, H.D.; Potter, Clint S.; & Thakkar, Umesh (1997, November). Chickscope: An interactive MRI classroom curriculum innovation for K-12. Computers and Education Journal, 29(2-3), 73- 87.
Series/Report:Computers and Education Journal
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/17441
ISSN:0360-1315
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Sponsor:Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, Beckman Institute Visualization Facility, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and several other units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign County Extension Unit
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-12-12


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