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ERIC Number: EJ767114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Authentic Science Writing
Montgomery, Mike
Principal Leadership, v5 n6 p28-31 Feb 2005
Writing is a valuable learning tool in science classrooms. Written work provides an instructor with a tangible demonstration of learning and gives students the opportunity to connect their personal experiences to the content of the course. Most important, thoughtful writing assignments demand deep analysis of subject material and help students expand their ideas to applications beyond the classroom. Informative abstracts are a form of writing found in many scientific journals and provide a summary of the purpose, methodology, results, and conclusions in an experimental investigation. This article discusses how Littleton (Colorado) High School promotes science literacy by having students write informative abstracts about investigations. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado