Fifth graders in Mrs. Caldwell’s class would soon experience a “change” as they made the transition from elementary to middle school. Participation in classroom inquiry investigations and schoolwide science enrichment events had already developed students’ enthusiasm for science; here was an opportunity to solidify that enthusiasm. Guest science teachers—two preservice elementary teachers and their instructor from a local university—would teach a science lesson on phase changes to communicate to these soon-to-be middle school students the message that “science is cool.” Additionally, understanding phase changes (especially water) is an important concept for understanding weather phenomenon.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2010Stock # sc10_047_08_41Volume 047Issue 08

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