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ERIC Number: EJ912881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
An Interactive Science Blog at UCF for High School Science Students
Paredes, Jesus; del Barco, Enrique
Physics Teacher, v48 n8 p506-507 Nov 2010
High school physics students are often capable of, and commonly interested in, understanding natural phenomena beyond those described in their textbooks. In order to supplement the shortage of topics covered in their physics courses, many students turn to popular scientific books, journals, and other media. There, they discover a plethora of topics that scientists are yet to understand or even explore. Although many high school students have this keen interest in science, very few are aware of actual research opportunities. Quite often, these students decide that the "stuff that they really want to do" is exclusive to universities and national labs, which appear to them as vast unknown universes. Unfortunately, since professional researchers and high school science teachers rarely communicate, no one bridges this gap for the students.
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: pubs@aapt.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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