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ERIC Number: ED484865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Quick Guide: Chemistry Service-Learning in Higher Education
Vaughn, Rachel L; Seifer, Sarena; Vye Mihalynuk, Tanis
National Service Learning Clearinghouse
Service-learning in the chemistry curriculum provides an opportunity for students to learn while contributing to their communities. Examples of chemistry service-learning projects at the post-secondary level include: (1) teaching students about lead poisoning avoidance while assessing and analyzing lead content in the paint of older homes; (2) mentoring ?at-risk? students in chemistry;(3) leading hands-on science projects at middle and high-schools; and (4) monitoring environmental quality as a component of environmental improvement projects. Participation in service-learning experiences may help college students gain an understanding and appreciation of their role as scientists in society at large, while reinforcing core competencies in the chemistry curriculum. This publication provides a listing of web and print resources for practioners engaged in coordinating service learning opportunities in chemistry and science.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.; Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, Seattle, WA