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Meissner, Barbara; Bogner, Franz – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Although teachers in principle are prepared to make use of science centers, such excursions often fail to facilitate learning processes. Therefore, it is necessary to improve the link between science centers and schools. The design and evaluation of valuable outreach projects may enhance students' out-of-school science learning. In our study, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teaching Centers, Grade 5, Grade 8
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Skluzacek, Joanna M.; Harper, Joshua; Herron, Emily; Bortiatynski, Jacqueline M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
Action Potential Science Experience (APSE) is a five-day summer camp offering science opportunities for K-8 students. The focus of the APSE curriculum is to teach science concepts and methods while challenging the participants to solve an overarching problem from the popular-culture context. The participants in the APSE entitled Burger 'N Fries…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Chemistry, Boards of Education, Nutrition