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ERIC Number: EJ836057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Volcanoes on the Beach?
Kleinert, Katrin
Science and Children, v46 n8 p26-30 Apr 2009
How could a rock formed by volcanic activity get to this shoreline, surrounded by sedimentary rocks? That was the question a group of third-grade students asked--and answered--during an inquiry-based summer camp. Over a two week timeframe, the students practiced basic inquiry skills such as observing; measuring; describing and drawing; sharing tasks in a team; and applying physical principles to field observations along the Baltic Sea coast in northern Germany. Through this activity, common rocks in the children's environment obtained new meaning for them, and at the same time, scientific skills of observation and reasoning were strengthened. (Contains 4 figures and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany