ERIC Number: EJ775122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 3
We're Going on a Fossil Hunt!
Powell, Deborah A.; Aram, Richard B.; Aram, Roberta J.; Chase, Terry L.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v44 n2 p61-68 Sum 2007
Scientists understand that scientific ideas are subject to change and improvement. Fourth- through eighth- graders develop this understanding about the nature of science as they gather and examine fossil evidence from the Paleozoic era, record their findings, and read and write about science for authentic purposes as scientists do. Students recognize the tentative nature of science and experience differences in interpretation of evidence. Students also learn that scientists use writing and sketching as tools of inquiry. (Contains 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientists, Student Evaluation, Science Instruction, Paleontology, Inquiry, Writing (Composition), Freehand Drawing, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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