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ERIC Number: EJ1130938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Ciênsação: Gaining a Feeling for Sciences
de Oliveira, Marcos Henrique Abreu; Fischer, Robert
Physics Education, v52 n2 Article 025011 Mar 2017
Ciênsação, an open online repository for hands-on experiments, has been developed to convince teachers in Latin America that science is best experienced first hand. Permitting students to experiment autonomously in small groups can be a challenging endeavour for educators in these countries. We analyse the reasons that cause hesitation of teachers appling hands-on experiments in class, and discuss how Ciênsação was implemented to overcome these obstacles. The resulting student research activities are specifically designed to be easily integrated in formal science education at school, to foster research skills and, most importantly, to let young people get to know science as an engaging creative activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South America; Brazil
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