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ERIC Number: EJ980886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Using Space as a Context for Teaching Science
Smith, Mark
School Science Review, v93 n344 p41-45 Mar 2012
This article describes how the Science Department at Shoeburyness High School in Essex introduced a space-themed year 8 (ages 12-13) science course to increase student engagement and motivation. As well as discussing the rationale for such curriculum change, it describes the processes of planning and resourcing the course, and the barriers that need to be overcome to make such a significant undertaking successful. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
Association for Science Education. College Lane Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AA, UK. Tel: +44-1-707-283000; Fax: +44-1-707-266532; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom