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Wilsey, Matthew; Kloser, Matthew – Science Teacher, 2015
Imagine middle and high school science classes without a science fair. Participation in science fairs is declining (Harmon 2011), a trend that some teachers, parents, and students find disturbing. The authors opine that the decline in science fairs calls for critically reviewing the potential disconnect between the aims and outcomes of science…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Student Projects, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Gregory, Christine – Science Teacher, 2012
In this article, the author describes the "Be your own groundhog" project in her grades 9-12 Earth and environmental sciences courses, in which students use citizen science databases to research the physical changes that signal the arrival of spring. This project starts with a simple question, "When will spring spring?" This goes beyond the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science