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Focusing on active ways to help children 5-14 years old improve their thinking and learning skills in science, this resource provides strategies for teaching creative, brain-friendly lessons.

Creativity
Creativity

Don't try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people' s curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire.

(Anatole France, The Earth Speaks)

This chapter focuses on the creative aspect of science. Often when creativity is discussed it is the art-based subjects that are thought of.

Creativity is possible in all areas of human activity, including the arts, sciences, at work at play and in all other areas of daily life. All people have creative abilities but in different ways. When individuals find their creative strengths, it can have an enormous impact on self-esteem and on overall achievement.

(National Advisory Committee on Creative and ...
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