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ERIC Number: EJ1047531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Observing Life in a Square
Rogers, Meredith Park; Steele, Melonie
Science and Children, v52 n4 p26-31 Dec 2014
Much has been written about developing outdoor classrooms or how to generate effective and integrated learning using the outdoors. However, with the release of the "Next Generation Science Standards," teachers need to consider how they are going to design their science curriculum to include opportunities for students to learn about core disciplinary concepts, science and engineering practices, and the big ideas of science referred to as crosscutting concepts (NGSS Lead States 2013). For a seamless integration of all three dimensions, teachers will need to reimagine their approach to teaching science. The study described in this article has elementary students exploring their own backyards to experience the kind of fieldwork scientists might do in order to add value to their learning about the living world around them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Grade 3; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A