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ERIC Number: EJ1058679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Duran, Lena B.
Science Education Review, v2 n4 p121-130 2003
A prominent theme permeating national science education reform reports such as the "National Science Education Standards" (National Research Council [NRC], 1996) and "Project 2061: Science for All Americans" (Rutherford & Alhgren, 1990) recommends the incorporation of cooperative learning in the science classroom. Although this pedagogical approach is designed to facilitate and enhance science teaching and learning, various complexities often surround a collaborative environment. The implementation of group-building activities is designed to help teachers provide appropriate structure to group activities, structures which promote equity and fairness in the classroom. This paper discusses a team-building activity that addresses the "National Science Education Standards" for Content Standard E: Science and Technology and serves as a practical, feasible, and engaging activity shaped to encourage the development of cooperative skills.
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Group Activities, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Manipulative Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools
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