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ERIC Number: EJ836060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Partners in Learning
Weaver, Andrew J.; Mueller, Andrea
Science and Children, v46 n8 p36-39 Apr 2009
What happens when children and scientists learn together? A partnership is formed, that's what! This article describes how a university scientist and a teacher teamed up with a local fourth-grade teacher to provide a unique opportunity for students to observe real scientists at work and enhance their knowledge of weather at the same time. The project was designed to raise profile of meteorology in the school curriculum and to demonstrate to students and teachers that physics and mathematics (via meteorology) have great practical importance. Their ultimate goal was to engage and inspire children and young adults in science. The experiences described here were part of that initiative. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A