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ERIC Number: EJ723631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
"Space Science News": From Archive to Teaching Resource, the Secret Life of Newspapers
McClune, Billy; Jarman, Ruth
Physics Education, v39 n2 p188-196 Mar 2004
This article illustrates the use of newspapers as a resource for teaching and learning about science. Science teachers in Northern Ireland have produced a special edition news magazine, "Space Science News," to support the teaching and learning of aspects of space science in secondary school. The resource is based on authentic newspaper articles and was developed in partnership with a local newspaper and with the support of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC). Articles have been grouped into curriculum-related "themes" and are accompanied by a range of classroom activities designed to support learning in this area, to develop literacy skills and to promote awareness of media-and citizenship-related issues.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)