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ERIC Number: EJ783222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Scientific Observation and the Learning Cycle: Burning the Candle at Both Ends
Wise, Kevin; Bluhm, William J.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n3 p58-60 Jan 2008
This article describes a twist on the basic "Science 101" investigation of having students observe a birthday candle before, during, and after burning. It engages students in exploring the attributes of a candle, introduces them to the concepts of empirical observation and investigation, and involves them in developing and conducting a burning candle investigation using an instruction sequence based on the learning cycle. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A