ERIC Number: ED402154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Science in the Field. ERIC Digest.
Teaching science in the field provides unique opportunities to investigate the natural world. As in the classroom, lessons designed to foster meaningful learning, provide hands-on activities, and promote student inquiry can be effectively implemented in the world's largest laboratories, the natural and built environments of the outdoors. This digest discusses a variety of settings, locales, and experiences that can be used for science investigations in the field and highlights various aspects and issues involved. Topics discussed include: (1) Using Urban Environments; (2) A Variety of Experiences; (3) Subject Integration; (4) Overcoming Gender Bias; and (5) Planning for Success. Also included are internet resources. Contains 42 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Investigations, Outdoor Education, Sex Differences
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.