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ERIC Number: EJ985241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Using Popular Children's Films in Science
Wadsworth, Elle; Croker, Stev; Harrison, Tim
Primary Science, n123 p19-21 May 2012
Watching films is a common activity for children outside of school, and incorporating popular films that contain scientific references has the potential to spark interest in the classroom. Clips rather than entire films can be used, as the children will maintain focus on the lesson objectives while being excited by the appeal of the film. The use of film clips has been found to stimulate children and give an alternative method of learning that links an activity children enjoy at home directly to the classroom. When used as starters they motivate the children for the lesson ahead and, as plenaries, they round off a lesson; they can even be used to break up longer written assignments. In this article, the authors report on a project using film clips to stimulate children's interest, and the web-based resource they have created. (Contains 4 figures and 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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