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Keogh, Brenda; Naylor, Stuart; Downing, Brigid; Maloney, Jane; Simon, Shirley – Primary Science Review, 2006
Motivating children in science can be a challenge for teachers. This is especially true as the children get older and science no longer has the novelty value that it had when they were younger. Enhancing children's motivation is not a simple process. In the authors' experience one of the most important factors is creating a clear purpose for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Puppetry, Learning Activities, Science Education
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Keogh, Brenda; Naylor, Stuart – Primary Science Review, 2004
In this article, the authors state that discovering and then building upon children's ideas is now accepted practice, but their feelings matter too. Their experience suggests that the assumption that children are willing to reveal their ideas may not always be correct. If children do not feel that their ideas will be valued then they are less…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Children, Childhood Attitudes