Science Centers for Allby: Leslie Irwin, Christine Nucci, and E. Carol Beckett

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University professors suggest ways to bridge gaps among diverse learners—of different cultural, socioeconomic, physiological, and linguistic backgrounds—through the use of science centers in the classroom. Includes ideas for setting up science centers and celebrating diversity.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
2/1/2003

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  • on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:33 AM

This article takes the position that science centers address student diversity as well as the ability of students from different backgrounds to work together. Advice is given about these centers keeping students uniqueness as a consideration when selecting items to manipulate. I.e. At a sound station have students beat on gourds instead of cans and such. This article is interesting in that it offers a different twist on the concept of science centers.

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

  • on Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:54 PM

This author suggest that you create science centers for students to explore things related to students cultural backgrounds. However, I would not be able to use this because I have to teach science standards that do not specifically relate to specific backgrounds.

LeRoy A
LeRoy A


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