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ERIC Number: EJ1155389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
The Sounds of Science
Grant, Julian
Primary Science, n146 p9-11 Jan 2017
In this article, Julian Grant, a Prep VI class teacher at Bridgewater School, Worsley, Manchester, explores the cross-curricular nature of language in scientific recording and how children can waken an audible science world with words. The ideas that came from what started as an applied vocabulary exercise demonstrated just how many cross-curricular links can be made, emphasising the power of well-chosen topic titles. It also showed the need for clear focus when making subject links as it would be easy to be swamped by a flood of initially exciting ideas that drain away to diffuse, diluted, insubstantial outcomes. For Grant, the most important outcome of the exercise--the factor that has had the greatest impact on recording observations in science--is the understanding that descriptive vocabulary is as essential and precise a scientific tool as any measuring scale, newton meter, stopwatch, or graph.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Manchester)
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