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ERIC Number: EJ915980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
A Suggestion for an Experiment that Integrates the Teaching of Science with Everyday Life: "Why Are the Seas Blue?"
Yurumezoglu, Kemal; Oguz-Unver, Ayse
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v48 n2 p43-48 2011
"Why are the seas blue?" is a huge question that may reach far beyond the middle school level. However, our objective is to bring "simple" tools into the classroom to explain science without tampering with its essence and complexity. The experiment described in this article is only concerned with teaching the subject of absorption as related to light and matter interaction through an example from everyday phenomena--the color of the seas. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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