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ERIC Number: EJ931367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Goodies, Baddies and Quoits
Gadstone, Maria; Kemp, David
Primary Science Review, n83 p24-26 May-Jun 2004
The National Trust manages an infinite variety of coastline, countryside and buildings across England and Wales and encourages young people to become more involved with their "properties". For example, through the Norwich Union School Guardianship scheme, a National Trust property and a local school collaborate on developing projects which are relevant to the curriculum, useful for the property, give the children a sense of ownership of the property, and enhance local perceptions of the National Trust. The school visits the property at least six times a year and Norwich Union Insurance funds equipment and transport. The scheme is an invaluable curriculum resource for the school in a number of areas, but particularly science. It offers numerous opportunities for the practice and application of process skills, especially observation, measuring and recording data. Learning relating to feeding relationships, variation, classification and adaptation have also been significantly enriched by the scheme. Skills developed have included identifying plants and animals, sampling, recording, measurement, and team-working. (Contains 2 boxes.)
Association for Science Education. College Lane Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AA, UK. Tel: +44-1-707-283000; Fax: +44-1-707-266532; e-mail: info@ase.org.uk; Web site: http://www.ase.org.uk
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)