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ERIC Number: EJ1175690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Nurturing Local-to-Global Thinking
Ylizarde, Natalie Harr; Shockley, Ebony Terrell
Science and Children, v55 n8 p44-49 Apr 2018
Citizen science provides an opportunity for students to capture data both locally and globally while supporting the real-time work of scientists seeking to understand natural events. In this article, the authors present a project-based approach that explores climate at home and abroad to help develop elementary students' local-to-global perspectives. Third-grade students "virtually" travel to a faraway place, compare and contrast this place to their local environment, examine photographs taken by scientists there, and report what they see. By engaging with this authentic project, elementary learners contribute actual data to make a difference in current scientific endeavors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Antarctica; Maryland
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE1239758; PLR1341385; PLR1341393