ERIC Number: EJ721584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Bitten by the Science "Bug""
Science and Children, v42 n8 p26-29 Jul 2005
After attending an astronomy camp at Tarleton State University (TSU) for teachers and secondary students in Summer 2002, the author, a kindergarten teacher, was disappointed to discover that the university offered no science camps for elementary students. She returned to her preK-K campus, whining to her principal. What a shame no one would take elementary-- especially lower elementary--students seriously. The principal's reply was, "Then you do it." And they did. This article describes on teacher's journey as she planned, chose grade-appropriate activities for her camps, culling ideas from various Janice VanCleave books and Carson Dellosa's Hands-On Series of science books, the internet, and of course her own "bag of tricks". She also took advantage of the many professional development opportunities provided by the Fort Worth Museum of History and Science.
Descriptors: Science Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Program Development, Summer Programs
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas