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ERIC Number: EJ789626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Real Earthquakes, Real Learning
Schomburg, Aaron
Science and Children, v41 n1 p26-30 Sep 2003
One teacher took her class on a year long earthquake expedition. The goal was to monitor the occurrences of real earthquakes during the year and mark their locations with push pins on a wall-sized world map in the hallway outside the science room. The purpose of the project was to create a detailed picture of the earthquakes that occurred worldwide over the school year and to see if any patterns emerged. Through this experience students conducted "real' science--using actual data, drawing conclusions based on that data. (Contains 2 figures, 1 resource and 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A