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ERIC Number: EJ929924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
The Science of Survival: Desert Island Life Explored
Chaniotis, Peter; Delaney, Jane
Primary Science, n113 p29-32 May-Jun 2010
It has long been understood that children's interest in science generally declines during the transition from primary to secondary school. The English government's "Every Child Matters" agenda states that pupils should "make a positive contribution" and "achieve economic wellbeing", and so there is a need to develop a workforce that is well grounded in all aspects of science and for educators to adopt relevant pedagogical approaches that ensure pupils' engagement with science is sustained. Additional attention is required to ensure that pupils' engagement with science is sustained during this transitional period and beyond. This article discusses how the authors use desert island science to solidify key scientific concepts and encourage interest in science during primary to secondary transition. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom