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Take the First Steps Toward Science Education Reform
Pages 21-24

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... For example, you might take a group to local science museums, parks, or nature centers. Try incorporating science into your everyday life by buying a outdoor thermometer and asking your children and their friends to check the temperature each morning, setting up a bird feeder in your yard and keeping track of which birds visit anti why, or planting a garden together and cliscovering which plants grow best in sun or shacle, which need the most water, and which thrive in your yard.
From page 22...
... take. Then arrange to meet with the principal, school administrator, teacher on special assignment, or science coordinator who has responsibility for the (listrict science program.
From page 23...
... provides guidelines for changing your science program and includes vignettes on effective teaching and learning. Active Assessment for Active Science, by George Hein and Sa bra Price fHeinemann, 19949 describes how to move from traditional to alternative assessments.
From page 24...
... As you work to reform science education in your community, do not be surprised if you encounter roadblocks along the way. Finding time for professional development, funcling for new curriculum materials, anti ways to handle competing pressures from other disciplines are just a few of the common obstacles.

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