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ERIC Number: EJ836069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Stories in Science: The Backbone of Science Learning
Hill, Charles; Baumgartner, Laura
Science Teacher, v76 n4 p60-64 Apr 2009
Storytelling is not just something experienced at bedtime, in the movies, or with friends. Rather, it is a way that knowledge has been transferred for generations. Stories allow the listener to gain understanding in a natural way. A good story can capture the imagination of students, making them eager to learn more. This article describes the use of one science story, "FloJo: The Word's Fastest Woman," in the physics classroom. Students are engaged with the science content material through the personal frame of the story. In the activity described in this article, students study physics and kinetics while designing and running their own races. (Contains 3 figures and 6 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A