Methods and Strategies: Avoiding the Big Scare

by: Joanne K. Olson and EunJin Bang

Teaching environmental issues to K–12 students is an important part of a well-rounded science education. Teaching such issues isn’t easy because some of these issues are inherently frightening. Humans certainly cause changes in their environment, and many of these changes have altered the ecosystem and now threaten the long-term survival of our species. But how do we teach such important issues without scaring children or making them feel hopeless? The following strategies can help as you consider how to teach important environmental concepts in your science program.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2009Stock # sc09_046_09_52Volume 046Issue 09

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