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.
Part III: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching on the School Grounds
In the last chapter we focused on place-based science studies that can take place inside the school building but outside of the classroom to provide students with a wider range of contexts for considering the meaning of place-based education. A good deal of place-based education, historically, however, has taken place out of doors. In Part IV we will consider some of the places that we can take students to engage in place-based science learning that are typically within walking distance of the school. While such walking field trips can potentially be conducted on a regular basis, there can be circumstances, such as parent permission or hazardous ...