Forty classroom-ready science teaching and learning activities for elementary and middle school teachersGrounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides elementary and middle school teachers with 40 place-based activities that will help them to make science learning relevant to their students. This text provides teachers with both a rationale and a set of strategies and activities for teaching science in a local context to help students engage with science learning and come to understand the importance of science in their everyday lives.

Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the School Building
Activities to promote place-based science teaching in the school building

As we move through the chapters in the second section of this book, we gradually trace larger concentric circles of activity as our sense of place moves outward from the classroom and into the community. While students will continue to spend most of their time in the classroom, one of the goals of place-based science teaching and learning is to look for ways to get students to both move and think beyond the classroom walls. The school building outside the classroom door presents the next context in which place-based science teaching and learning can be practiced. The school building includes places, such as the cafeteria, the ...

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