12th Symposium on Education


An effort to "do science" rather than "teach about science" in the secondary school science classroom.

Alan D. Sills, Panther Academy, Little Falls, NJ

This session will share with the attendees a few of the great things that are happening in some high school science classrooms across the nation today.

There are a number of initiatives and programs designed to teach middle and high school students what science really is - essentially "doing science" rather than just "learning about science."

Within this context, the presenter, a high school science teacher for the past 17 years, will illustrate and discuss a few investigations and tools that employ the use of data and information from online sources & from CD's or software and engage students in the active learning process where they are actually working as scientists, rather than just learning about science as a static activity.

Through the sharing of this information, perhaps, more classrooms across the nation can become more oriented towards "hands-on", "minds-on", "inquiry oriented" learning with active students who are excited at the prospect of attending science classes every day.

Poster Session 1, Poster Session: K-12, Popular and University Educational Initiatives
Sunday, 9 February 2003, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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