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ERIC Number: EJ935515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Life on Our Shore
Scott, Graham; Grassam, Matthew; Scott, Lisa
Primary Science, n117 p29-31 Mar-Apr 2011
St. Martin's Church of England Primary School in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, enjoys a unique location, being approximately 10 minutes walk from a rocky shore and a similar distance from the University of Hull (Scarborough Campus) and its Centre for Environmental and Marine Sciences. A grant provided by the Royal Society (under their Education Partnerships scheme), enabled a year 5 class (ages 9-10), their teacher and scientists (ecologists) from the university to explore the diversity of animals and plants on the shore with the aim of producing a field identification guide. Within a constructivist/experiential learning approach--exploring, enquiring, asking questions and even playing (within appropriate ethical guidelines!) with the organisms--the children engaged with science and their own environment. The project described in this article enabled the children to discover the biodiversity of the rocky shore world on their doorstep in a meaningful way.
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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
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)