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ERIC Number: EJ1165637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
How Science Fairs Foster Inquiry Skills and Enrich Learning
Paul, Jürgen; Groß, Jorge
School Science Review, v99 n367 p115-121 Dec 2017
Science competitions have continuing relevance for schools. The aim of the German youth science fair "Jugend forscht" is to encourage scientific thinking and inquiry methods such as experimentation. Three concrete examples of participating projects are given. We summarise the current state of research related to science competitions, including our nationwide study that analysed learning processes initiated by a youth science fair. In this context, we point out some of the core elements relevant to science education. Finally, we provide a list of suggestions to make best use of learning opportunities and for implementation at school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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