ERIC Number: EJ1155769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Rocks Can Wow? Yes, Rocks Can Wow!
Hardman, Sally; Luke, Sue
Primary Science, n145 p28-30 Nov 2016
Rocks and fossils appear in the National Curriculum of England science programmes of study for children in year 3 (ages 7-8). A frequently asked question is "How do you make the classification of rocks engaging?" In response to this request from a school, a set of interactive activities was designed and organised by tutors and students from the University of Winchester. The plan was that the children would rotate around a set of "discovery stations" throughout an afternoon, logging their visit to each activity on a science passport. The authors take a look at how you can wow with rocks and bring fossils to life using discovery stations.
Descriptors: Grade 2, Geology, Paleontology, Hands on Science, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Childhood Interests, Group Activities, Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 2
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom