Icon for: Robb Lindgren


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Concord Consortium

GRASP (Gesture Augmented Simulations for Supporting Explanations)

NSF Awards: 1432424

2016 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8

This EHR Core Research project examines how body movement supports student reasoning about critical science concepts that have unseen structures and unobservable mechanisms (e.g., molecular interactions). Specifically, the project seeks to identify types of body motion that support causal explanations for observable phenomena, what are referred to as Embodied Explanatory Expressions (EEEs). Later phases of this project are exploring whether identified EEEs can be integrated into the control structures of online simulations utilizing available motion sensing input devices (e.g., Microsoft Kinect, Leap Motion).

This video has had approximately 559 visits by 454 visitors from 207 unique locations. It has been played 285 times.
activity map thumbnail Click to See Activity Worldwide
Map reflects activity with this presentation from the NSF 2016 STEM For All Video Showcase website, as well as the STEM For All Multiplex website.
Based on periodically updated Google Analytics data. This is intended to show usage trends but may not capture all activity from every visitor.
Public Discussion
  • Post to the Discussion

    Presenters and Facilitators, please login before contributing to the discussion.



    NOTE: Your email will be kept private and will not be shared with any 3rd parties