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ERIC Number: EJ865359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Creating Communicative Scientists: A Collaboration between a Science Center, College and Science Industry
Wadman, Melissa; Driscoll, Wendy deProphetis; Kurzawa, Elizabeth
Journal of Museum Education, v34 n1 p41-53 Spr 2009
Many science centers have partnerships with schools, universities or scientific industry. This article will describe a unique collaborative project between Liberty Science Center, Wagner College, and Picatinny Center (a government research center) that has college interns working with and learning from science center staff and real scientists in a project to develop material science activities for middle school students. The project aims to create future scientists that can effectively communicate using inquiry and educational techniques used in informal learning. The focus of the article is on the college interns and their experiences working with a science center and scientists and their learning of inquiry-based education techniques. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey; New York