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Dillon, Justin – Primary Science Review, 2006
What does learning in the outdoors involve? What are the benefits of outdoor experience--and learning? What approaches are effective? What are the benefits for teachers and schools? How can what happens in the "outdoor classroom" be best integrated with the "in-school" curriculum? The research summarised in this article…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Action Research, Educational Methods, Educational Environment
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Adams, Jane – Primary Science Review, 2006
Kilkhampton Junior and Infants School is a rural primary school of 83 children aged 4-11 years, situated on the Atlantic Highway (A39) just inside Cornwall and close to the coast, beaches and walks. In this article, the author describes the school's work beyond the classroom as part of the National Trust Guardianship Scheme.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Rural Schools, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
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Best, Andrew; Richardson, Gary – Primary Science Review, 2006
The "Countryside Live!" events, organised by the Countryside Foundation for Education (CFE), provide a unique opportunity for urban children to explore a whole new area of possibilities and learning, through becoming aware at first-hand of what goes on in the countryside. The event at Staunton Country Park, Havant, Hampshire, which took…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Youth, Outdoor Education, Science Activities
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Fradley, Carol – Primary Science Review, 2006
This article discusses how a regular walk in the wind or the rain can help develop science knowledge and skills. The author describes one "welly-walk" and links it to National Curriculum for England requirements so that readers can see how easy it is. (Contains 1 figure and 1 box.)
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Science Activities, Science Course Improvement Projects
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de Boo, Max; Shaw, Barbara – Primary Science Review, 2006
The seashore is many things: (1) a place of wonder and delight--inspiring artists and composers; (2) a place of work--for transport and fishing; and (3) a place for play--for sandcastles, surfing and swimming, sailing. In this article, the authors offer some tips on exploring the flora and fauna of the seashore. (Contains 3 boxes and lists 4…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods
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Briten, Elizabeth – Primary Science Review, 2006
The exciting world of plants may be something of a mystery to many children, and the often-dry content of a curriculum taught indoors inhibits real understanding of many complex biological processes. Moving outdoors opens up an unexplored world and presents rich opportunities for imaginative learning. The "Life processes and living…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Activities, Foreign Countries, Creativity
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Watkinson, Anne – Primary Science Review, 2005
In those far off days, before the days of the National Curriculum, there lived two rare beasts in the primary jungle. The beasts were known as "science" and "citizenship", and it depended on which school one went to, and which teacher one got, as to whether one learned any science at all or whether discussion of ethical issues…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Citizenship Education
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Overton, Dave – Primary Science Review, 2004
As a Teaching Awards Regional Winner in 2002, the author was recently awarded funding by Planet Science (NESTA) for projects to disseminate best practice. One of the things he had in mind was to organise a "creative science event." So last July year 4 children from Chiltern Primary School, Hull, joined a class of year 5 children from…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Science Instruction
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Egan, Bridget; Marsh, Gwyneth; Parkes, Tessa – Primary Science Review, 2003
Children from two primary schools--one a state primary and the other a private school--have been involved for some eight years with planning, making and maintaining a conservation area beside the River Thames in Berkshire. The work is part of the curriculum and involves habitat studies, identification of local species and learning about animal…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Conservation (Environment), Communication Skills, Public Schools