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ERIC Number: EJ752859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Integrating Literacy, Math, and Science to Make Learning Come Alive
Bintz, William P.; Moore, Sara D.; Hayhurst, Elaine; Jones, Rubin; Tuttle, Sherry
Middle School Journal (J3), v37 n3 p30-37 Jan 2006
In this article, the authors who are an interdisciplinary team of middle school educators collaboratively developed and implemented an interdisciplinary unit designed to help middle school students: (1) think like mathematicians and scientists; (2) develop specific areas of expertise in math and science; and (3) use literature as a tool to learn across the curriculum. A standards-based interdisciplinary unit was designed to seamlessly integrate math, science, and literature using a rubber band cannon. Three national standards in literacy, math and science guided the development of the interdisciplinary unit, and they brought these standards to life by guiding their students in carrying out scientific inquiry leading to data collection and analysis and finally to hypothesis testing. Among other things, they discuss the lessons they learned about creating and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A