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ERIC Number: EJ944173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Scientists on a Mission
Carlisle, Peggy
Science and Children, v48 n9 p74-79 Jul 2011
Education is an ever-changing field, yet constants remain: A teacher must be able to motivate students to become lifelong learners. Science has much to offer--the excitement that comes from discovery and learning can carry over into adulthood. Science provides an avenue for students to encounter phenomena in their environment and to discover concepts. This unit details an approach that gave the author's students the freedom to take on the role of scientists on a mission, encouraging them to develop the necessary skills to become independent learners. The author chose the isopod as their featured organism. Her goal was for her students to design and build a classroom isopod habitat by using information gathered through investigations student designed and documented. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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