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ERIC Number: EJ878108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Built Environment
Benedis-Grab, Gregory
Science and Children, v47 n6 p22-26 Feb 2010
For a science teacher in a city, it can sometimes be a challenge to find curricula that are geared specifically toward urban students. The author tackled this dilemma by creating a unit that focused on the urban surroundings experienced by his second-grade students in New York City. The inquiry-based unit centered on unifying concepts such as the connection between form and function as it relates to built structures. Moving beyond science, they looked at how buildings serve the needs of a community and thought about structures they could build to improve their community. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York