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ERIC Number: EJ1007563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Skilled up and Having Fun
Goldsworthy, Anne
Primary Science, n126 p14-16 Jan 2013
Many teachers seem to have followed the "dunking theory." That is, they dunk their children in a variety of investigations and hope that through their practical work they will absorb a thorough understanding of enquiry skills. Children seem to have quite a good natural waterproof coating when it comes to absorbing scientific skills through investigations. What is needed is a way of making the skills explicit to children--of helping them realise what they are doing when they use science skills and why those skills are important. However, it is also true to say that teaching and learning science skills can appear to be a rather demanding task and dull. One solution is entering fun activities and games to teach the skills. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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