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ERIC Number: EJ789632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
True Tales of Science
Melber, Leah M.
Science and Children, v41 n2 p24-27 Oct 2003
There's no better way to understand the work of a scientist than to have it explained in the scientist's own words. Scientific journals, personal accounts of research projects, and documentaries can give students an authentic view of the scientific process. It's an important step towards getting students excited about science and the work of scientists, while countering any misconceptions or stereotypes that may have already developed. This article suggests books and activities for teaching the processes of science to elementary readers. Tips for choosing appropriate books are also included. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A