ERIC Number: ED473652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
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Examining the Multi-Sensory Characteristics of Hands-On Science Activities.
Klemm, E. Barbara; Plourde, Lee A.
Research in science education demonstrates the importance and effectiveness of the hands-on approach in student learning. Activity- oriented instruction offers multi-modal opportunities for learning science. However, there is very little research on the sensory nature of hands-on science learning. How do science educators describe lab activities in terms of visual, kinesthetic, auditory, and motor characteristics? This paper describes a study investigating (n=10) inservice teachers' perceptions of hands-on science, the purpose of the activities, and instructional materials they use. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (St. Louis, MO, January 29-February 2, 2003).