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ERIC Number: EJ862785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Today's Authors, Tomorrow's Scientists
Porter, Diana
Science and Children, v47 n2 p26-29 Oct 2009
Although not all teachers can invite scientists into classrooms on a regular basis, they can invite them into their students' worlds through literature. Here the author shares how she used the nonfiction selection, "Science to the Rescue" (Markle 1994), as an opportunity for students to investigate socially significant problems and empower them to take an active role in their learning. The lesson that follows examines the oral and written responses of sixth graders when a constructivist approach to problem solving was supported through an engaging interactive read aloud. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A