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ERIC Number: EJ898393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Citizen Scientists
Bennett, Katherine
Science and Children, v48 n1 p50-53 Sep 2010
The Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Program provides teachers and students with the opportunity and materials to participate in regionally focused ecological studies under the guidance of a mentor scientist working on a similar study. The Harvard Forest is part of a national network of ecological research sites known as the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER). The study protocols it offers are inquiry-based and incorporate science education best practices. This article describes how this program was utilized to embark fifth graders on a hunt for an invasive species while conducting authentic research. (Contains 1 figure and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A