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ERIC Number: EJ944665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Science, Technology, and YA Lit
Clemmons, Karina; Sheehy, Colleen
Science Teacher, v78 n7 p42-45 Oct 2011
Science teachers today need engaging projects to help students build 21st-century skills (NSTA 2011). Contemporary young adult literature (YA lit) can form the basis of one such project. YA lit--a genre of fiction geared toward 2 to 20-year-olds--opens a powerful avenue to connect with students and cover science topics in greater depth. YA lit is especially powerful when combined with technology--which is ubiquitous in the lives of young people today. This article provides three engaging projects science teachers can use to help students develop environmental consciousness and global awareness--both important 21st-century skills--using YA lit and technology. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A