Heather Zimmerman

Assistant Professor in the College of Education

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Learning Science Life Cycle Community Experience Conversation Interaction Student Resources Biology Participation Nature Learning Environment Everyday Experience School Education Decision Making Environmental Quality Augmented Reality Museum Video Prior Experience Health Photography Life Cycle Stages

Most Recent Papers

Supporting children’s outdoor science learning with mobile computers

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Chrystal Maggiore, Chris Millet, 2019, Learning, Media and Technology on p. 457-472

Emerging and developing situational interest during children's tablet-mediated biology learning activities at a nature center

Yong Ju Jung, Heather Zimmerman, Susan Mary Land, 2019, Science Education on p. 900-922

Family connections to local science issues

Lucy R. McClain, Heather Zimmerman, 2019, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement on p. 154-170

Investigating children's deep learning of the tree life cycle using mobile technologies

Gi Woong Choi, Susan Mary Land, Heather Zimmerman, 2018, Computers in Human Behavior on p. 470-479

Epistemic agency in an environmental sciences watershed investigation fostered by digital photography

Heather Zimmerman, Jennifer L. Weible, 2018, International Journal of Science Education on p. 1-25

Learning in and about rural places

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Jennifer L. Weible, 2017, Cultural Studies of Science Education on p. 7-31

Technology-mediated engagement with nature

Lucy R. McClain, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2016, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement on p. 385-399

Family learning outdoors

Heather Zimmerman, Lucy R. McClain, 2016, Journal of Research in Science Teaching on p. 919-942

Science curiosity in learning environments

Jennifer L. Weible, Heather Zimmerman, 2016, International Journal of Science Education on p. 1235-1255

Using augmented reality to support children’s situational interest and science learning during context-sensitive informal mobile learning

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Yong Ju Jung, 2016, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing on p. 101-119

Most-Cited Papers

Family sense-making practices in science center conversations

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Suzanne Reeve, Philip Bell, 2010, Science Education on p. 478-505

Participating in science at home

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2012, Journal of Research in Science Teaching on p. 597-630

Socio-technical dimensions of an outdoor mobile learning environment

Susan Mary Land, Heather Zimmerman, 2015, Educational Technology Research and Development on p. 229-255

Tree Investigators

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Lucy R. McClain, Michael R. Mohney, Gi Woong Choi, Fariha H. Salman, 2015, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement on p. 44-67

Understanding How Families Use Magnifiers During Nature Center Walks

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Lucy Richardson McClain, Michele Crowl, 2013, Research in Science Education on p. 1917-1938

Where Young People See Science

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Philip Bell, 2014, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement on p. 25-53

Learning in and about rural places

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Jennifer L. Weible, 2017, Cultural Studies of Science Education on p. 7-31

Intergenerational learning at a nature center

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Lucy Richardson McClain, 2014, Environmental Education Research on p. 177-201

Prior Experiences Shaping Family Science Conversations at a Nature Center

Lucy R. McClain, Heather Zimmerman, 2014, Science Education on p. 1009-1032

Using augmented reality to support children’s situational interest and science learning during context-sensitive informal mobile learning

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Yong Ju Jung, 2016, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing on p. 101-119