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ERIC Number: EJ898361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Encouraging Creativity in the Science Lab
Eyster, Linda
Science Teacher, v77 n6 p32-35 Sep 2010
Although science is a creative endeavor (NRC 1996, p. 46), many students think they are not encouraged--or even allowed--to be creative in the laboratory. When students think there is only one correct way to do a lab, their creativity is inhibited. Park and Seung (2008) argue for the importance of creativity in science classrooms and for the teacher's role in enhancing students' creativity. This article describes several quick, inexpensive ways to encourage creativity and problem-solving skills in the lab. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A