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ERIC Number: EJ933520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
How to Become a Great Detective
Peacock, Alan
Primary Science Review, n90 p12-14 Nov-Dec 2005
Children in South Africa learned to do fascinating activities when they were introduced to the "Spider's Place" materials and, in the process, learned valuable science skills and knowledge. "Spider's Place" was initially a series of 13 science programmes for primary-age children from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), produced by Handspring, an internationally famous puppet theatre based in Johannesburg, in collaboration with the Primary Science Programme. The series (which focused on science topics such as light, friction, electricity, acids and bases, heat) was immediately followed by comic books telling the same stories, and distributed free to primary schools. When the author went into schools across South Africa to see how the materials were being used, he was amazed and impressed. In this article, the author offers ideas for forensic activities originating from South African primary science materials. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa