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Map of Correct Sticker Locations

Map of correct sticker locations.

Photos of Flag Locations (click image for larger version):

Black flag on Lincoln statue. Dark blue flag on corner of rose garden wall. Green flag on corner of Tree Ring Lab. Light blue flag on lamp post near parking lot.

Orange flag on corner of Lamont Hall. Red flag on tree at bend in road. White flag on tree in circular driveway. Yellow flag on lamp post along road.

Poster of students' sticker locations under three conditions: Baseline, Reflecting, and Verbal Description. (pdf, 3.1MB)

Preview of # conditions poster

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NSF logo This work was funded by an Oracle Media Objects Challenge grant and the following grants from the National Science Foundation: ESI-96-17852 (Kastens & McClintock), ESI-01-01806 (Kastens), ESI-01-01758 (Liben), and GEO-01-22001 (Kastens). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.