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ERIC Number: EJ1162480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Creating Science Websites
Trimble, Leslie
Science Teacher, v84 n9 p25-30 Dec 2017
Building a website allows students to find and evaluate resources, pose and answer scientific questions, and connect class content to real-world problems and possible solutions. Writing explanations for a particular audience, instead of only the teacher, requires students to state concepts clearly, leading to increased comprehension. Finding the most exciting aspects of a topic engages students in the issues they research and fosters collaboration with other students and the wider community (Tierney 2004). Many science teachers use project-based learning, in which students choose real-world problems to explore, explain, and solve (Strobel and van Barneveld 2009). Designing a website fits perfectly into this framework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania