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ERIC Number: EJ932283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Bringing the Story Alive
Dunne, Ian B.
Primary Science Review, n92 p22-24 Mar-Apr 2006
Science is a story, a narrative, and scientists are storytellers. Teaching is quite possibly the ultimate in storytelling so if one is teaching science he/she is already storytelling. Using a story to set up a science topic is effective. One can engage the brains of the audience, paint the scene, let them realise why the idea or work is important and fire their enthusiasm. Telling a story at the start of an investigation can set the scene for the work, and can be used to give children a whole load of subtle hints as to what, or how, the investigation can be conducted. A strong believer in the effectiveness of storytelling, the author gives some advice on telling and choosing good science stories. (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A