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ERIC Number: EJ794410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Learning Simple Machines through Cross-Age Collaborations
Lancor, Rachael; Schiebel, Amy
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n5 p30-34 May 2008
In this project, introductory college physics students (noneducation majors) were asked to teach simple machines to a class of second graders. This nontraditional activity proved to be a successful way to encourage college students to think critically about physics and how it applied to their everyday lives. The noneducation majors benefited by acting, even if only briefly, as instructors. It helped them to reflect upon the teaching and learning process, as well as to create a deeper understanding of basic physics concepts. Through the collaboration, elementary students were exposed to positive role models in science and received hands-on instruction in small groups. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A