Bitten by the Science "Bug"by: Viki Hymer

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Who would have thought that a primary level science camp would spark exciting science programs for the more than 1,000 elementary students in one school district in Stephenville, Texas? This article details the development of a science camp for kindergarten through second-grade students. This popular program began with one teacher's vision of strengthening students' science-process skills and teaching science inquiry at her school and eventually spread throughout the school district.

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  • on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:35 AM

In an effort to provide summer science enrichment for the Prek-K children this author created a summer camp experience for the very young children of the district. With a problem solving approach the students studied physics and chemistry for four days and one day they studied astronomy. This article explains how the teacher’s lounge was used as a lab until in subsequent summers a Prek – K lab was finally created.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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