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ERIC Number: EJ853392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
What Happens to Cemetery Headstones? Engaging Students Interest in Acids and Bases
Pecore, John; Snow, Melanie; Lim, Miyoun
Science Teacher, v76 n6 p29-34 Sep 2009
A group of high school students and chaperones boarded a bus for historic Oakland Cemetery located in downtown Atlanta. Students explored the site and made observations of the gravestones, many of which were old and run-down. Upon leaving the cemetery, students--based on their interests--developed various chemistry investigations aimed at answering the same driving question: "What is causing the deterioration of Oakland Cemetery headstones?" To engage students in the concept of acids and bases, the project-based chemistry lesson described in this article incorporates the 5E learning cycle and "funds of knowledge." (Contains 3 figures and 4 online 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
Identifiers - Location: Georgia