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ERIC Number: EJ907339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Do-It-Yourself Astronomy: Getting the Best out of a Science Kit
Rennie, Leonie; Howitt, Christine; Evans, Rosemary; Mayne, Fiona
Teaching Science, v56 n4 p13-17 Dec 2010
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Science Kits provide sets of science equipment, including worksheets and/or teachers' guides, and are valuable science resources for poorly equipped schools, particularly those located in geographically isolated areas. This paper reports an investigation of how four teachers in four different schools used an Astronomy Science Kit. Their varied experiences, along with their varied levels of knowledge and experience in teaching science, considered in the context of other research about science kits, are used to draw conclusions about how best such Do-It-Yourself Science Kits might be prepared and used by teachers in their classrooms. (Contains 2 figures.)
Australian Science Teachers Association. P.O. Box 334, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-02-6282-9377; Fax: +61-02-6282-9477; e-mail: publications@asta.edu.au; Web site: http://www.asta.edu.au/resources/teachingscience
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia