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ERIC Number: EJ815937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
When Things Go Wrong--The Results Can Turn Out Right
Byrne, Stephanie
Science and Children, v46 n2 p22-25 Oct 2008
For several years, the author's fifth-grade students raised and observed plants, kept journals, and analyzed the functions of the parts of a plant. But this year, a near disaster taught her a lesson and increased the value of the activity for her students. Not only did students learn about plants, they now understand what a variable is and how scientists use variables to test hypotheses. This article describes how incorporating research activities into the classroom can cultivate and nurture student's interest in science. (Contains 2 figures and lists 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A