Lively Scienceby: Terry Kwan and Juliana Texley

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Maintaining living things in a classroom requires knowledge and preparation. It also requires the proper equipment and space. There are two primary goals in the study of living things: first, we want our students to respect life, and second, we want them to appreciate its complexity in nature. Observing healthy living things in school accomplishes both goals. This chapter describes the appropriate precautions that should be taken into consideration when bringing living organisms into classrooms.

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  • on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:18 PM

This is a must read chapter for all teachers uncertain about plants and animals in their classroom. Clear information is provided.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

  • on Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:18 PM

This article was very encouraging to bring life into my future classroom. I hadn't realized all the different types of living specimens you could incorporate into your teaching and how much your students really good learn from it. Great article!


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