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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

The Use of Take-home Science Activities: A Teacher Candidate Reflects

Many SUNY Brockport teacher candidates struggle with creating meaningful extensions to science lessons taught in their elementary field placements. Science in a Bag allows candidates to concentrate on these extensions in order to provide students with inquiry-based activities that go above and beyond content taught in the classroom. All activities utilize household materials so students are able to make real world connections and understand that science is not reserved for sterile, lab only environments. Overall, Science in a Bag provides take-home educational opportunities for elementary students and their families utilizing household materials; increasing overall parent interest in their child’s education, teacher candidate involvement with families and knowledge of lesson planning.

Presenters: Erin Corbett (Undergraduate Student)
Jill Zarazinski (Faculty)
Topic: Education and Human Development
Location: 216 Hartwell
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)