Picture This! by: Maureen M. McMahon

Journal ArticleDigital resources are stored online in your NSTA Library.

An after-school photography club challenges students to find a science topic of interest and create a storyboard through photographs. Community members, parents, and volunteer teenagers help the children develop photography skills as they document their science “story.”

  • Elementary
Publication Date

Community ActivitySaved in 15 Libraries

Reviews (2)
  • on Mon May 06, 2013 4:55 PM

Students participate in a photography club called ‘Click on Science Club’, through the collaboration with the local Chamber of Commerce, parents, teenagers and elementary teachers create an after-school photography club that teaches camera use and motivates students to learn about science in their everyday world. Students become photojournalists documenting events as they unfold in the natural world. Details about the club and what they do is included in this article. This might be something to do in your school.

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

  • on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:12 PM

In this article, the author discusses an after school club that encourages students to explore science through photography. Going beyond the normal after school club, students in this club use their cameras to investigate the world around them. The students in this club began investigating erosion. As they learned about the environmental impact of erosion, they also learned about photography, and the importance of conservation. This is an outstanding model for an after school club!

Maureen Stover  (Fayetteville, NC)
Maureen Stover (Fayetteville, NC)

Free - NSTA Members

$1.29 - Nonmembers

Login or Create a Free Account to add this resource to your library.