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ERIC Number: EJ766560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Plants and Pollution
Brunsell, Eric; Hug, J. William
Science and Children, v44 n8 p37-41 Apr 2007
Investigations with Wisconsin Fast Plants can make the subject matter come alive...or dead, depending on the experimental treatment. This became apparent when a university-based teacher educator and a fifth-grade teacher collaborated on a professional development experience aimed at increasing understanding of how science inquiry could be used effectively in diverse classrooms. This professional development experience centered on creating a unit for fifth-grade students as a part of a study of plant and animal cycles. While the unit included numerous activities, this article focuses on the inquiry portion of the study, as students investigated how pollutants might affect plants. (Contains 4 figures, 1 resource and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin