P.H.Y.S.I.C.S. Can Be Done!by: Lois Spangler

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With some creative integration, this teacher increased student interest in physical science and received a 2002 NSTA Toyota TAPESTRY Grant. Her project, a physics trail on school grounds, included stations devoted to glacial history, animals, Native Americans, and Colonial Life.

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  • on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:52 PM

The article describes how a teacher had a vision for an educational outdoor area, the steps she took to find funding, a brief discussion of how she got the community and other school teachers involved, and a description of the results - of something that has changed how science is taught both in the school and in the community. If you are a teacher at any level looking to make changes or add outdoor classrooms this article provides a good outline of how to go about it and presents an argument for the value of interdisciplinary objectives for the space.

Tina Harris  (Bloomington, IN)
Tina Harris (Bloomington, IN)

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