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ERIC Number: EJ878114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
From Mystery Seed to Mangrove Island
Frissell, Virginia
Science and Children, v47 n6 p47-51 Feb 2010
Introducing a mystery object is an easy strategy to implement and allows teachers to pre-assess students' knowledge about local natural resources. Misconceptions can be noted as teachers record initial inquiries and wonderings on charts. Using the constructivist approach, students can explore and construct their learning as they continue to use the process skills to solve their mystery. Here the author shows you how to use a local natural resource--in this case, seed pods--for an entire unit of study. (Contains 3 figures and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A