The Power of Storytelling: Earth Tales and Activities Show the Way for Living in Balance by Michael J. Caduto ©2014 All Rights Reserved From Siberia to the tip of South America, and from Africa to Polynesia, stories have grown from the very Earth upon which they were first told. Through these tales, the natural […]
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Using Inquiry-Based Activities to Teach Science from EE Research Bulletin THE RESEARCH: Tan, A.-L. & Wong, H.-M (2012) ‘Didn’t get expected answer, rectify it’ — Teaching science content in an elementary science classroom using hands-on activities. International Journal of Science Education, 34(2), 197-222. A conflict inherent in teaching canonical science concepts in an inquiry-based framework […]
Students on the Road for Science For two weeks in July, seven Heritage University students and 11 high school students from White Swan and Yakima traveled more than 2,000 miles for a class that was one part field experience and one part cultural exchange. The course, People of the Big River, took the students on […]
Writing Stories Builds Scientific Literacy From Environmental Research Bulletin Nicole Ardoin and Jason Morris, Project Leaders THE RESEARCH: Ritchie, S. M., Tomas, L., & Tones, M. (2011). Writing stories to enhance scientific literacy. International Journal of Science Education, 33(5), 685–707. International studies have uncovered an unfortunate trend: students are becoming less interested in science. Especially at […]
Teaching Science: Share Your Standards to Integrate Your Teaching by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor Let’s say you wish to incorporate an activity in the neighborhood of your school into a unit you are planning in science, and have been thinking about asking the math teacher if she would be interested in working with you. […]
Teaching Science: Ripples in the Pond: Building Deeper Conceptual Understandings in Science by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor Flat, circular and smooth, the rock spat at the clean surface of the water, twisted slightly on its axis, and flew again. Dark and light, concentric lines speed outwards from its landing place. The rock’s path becomes […]