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  Feature Name: Identify a Phase from a Continuous Process
Author: Tamar, Yaakov, Yael, Suki

Category: Visualization Tools (pre-designed): Simulations

Subject: Life sciences

Kind: NA

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Software URL: WISE:Cell Processes Mitosis & Cell Processes

Created by: Jeff Holmes

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This Feature is connected to (2) Principles
  • Scaffold the process of generating explanations
  • Model scientific thinking
    Feature in Visual Map
    In this feature the user is asked to view an animation of cell division. After watching it a few times, he is asked to identify at least three different phases of cell division, give each phase a name, and fill in a description. This feature includes an animation movie of mitosis that can be controlled by the user and an edit entry to every phase which enables the user to add a frame number from the observed animation to each one of the separate phases.
    The Rationale Behind the Feature (Specific Design Principle):
    The feature aids learners in two aspects. First, it provides a scientific experience for the user when he needs to divide mitosis into different phases as real scientists do in the laboratory. Second, it provides guidance for how to divide a continuous process into different phases: practice in observing a process very carefully, identifying a separate phase, and trying to find things that only happen during that time.
    Context of Use:
    This feature is part of a TELS project Mitosis & Cell Processes IM (#16326)
    Field-based Evidence:
    Can be added at a later date… preliminary analysis is still under way.
    Can we add any references here?

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