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ERIC Number: EJ888140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Leaving Their Legacy
Beard, Lisa; Ciesielski, Peter; Hijazi, Frederick
Science Teacher, v77 n4 p53-58 Apr 2010
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), funded by the National Science Foundation, offer teachers an opportunity to participate in current, hands-on scientific research in laboratories across the United States. These experiences provide an avenue for teachers to understand the process of research and gain insight on emerging technologies with the goal of implementing this new knowledge in the classroom. This article describes author Lisa Beard's research experience at the Thin Films Polymer Lab at Vanderbilt University, the use of the Legacy Cycle, and how this approach to teaching enhances STEM classrooms. (Contains 6 figures and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A