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ERIC Number: EJ780829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Methods and Strategies: Modeling Problem-Based Instruction
Sterling, Donna R.
Science and Children, v45 n4 p50-53 Dec 2007
Students get excited about science when they investigate real scientific problems in the classroom, especially when the investigation extends over several weeks. This article describes a health-science problem-based learning (PBL) investigation that a group of teachers and teacher educators devised together for a group of fourth- to sixth-grade students participating in a summer science enrichment program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. As students participated in the problem-based lesson, they learned about diseases and how to live healthy lives while experiencing how scientists work. (Contains 1 figure and 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A