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ERIC Number: EJ787987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Science Safaris: Developing Bold Academic Explorers outside the Science Classroom
Heilbronner, Nancy
Science Scope, v31 n7 p23-27 Mar 2008
Science, like most subjects, can only come alive when students are actively engaged in real-life pursuits that interest and challenge them (VanTassel-Baska and Bass 1998). Here the author describes how she was able to bring science to life for her middle school students through a series of Science Safaris--inquiry-based excursions to a variety of locations for the purpose of generating interest in science. The excursions were not closely tied to the content of curriculum in the classroom, but existed for the purpose of generating enthusiasm for and engagement in science as a domain. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida