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by: Kristen Curry, Jerilou Moore, and William J. Sumrall

Communication and reporting of findings to peers are important to middle school students. One way to capitalize on students’ interests and incorporate the nature of science into the science curriculum is to have students create a science-based newspaper. Similar to the behavior of scientists who publish in journals, students are given the opportunity to hone their writing skills, extend science vocabulary, and showcase technology proficiency, while relating their research findings to their peers. The process of developing a student newspaper is highly motivating and prompts students to use higher-level thinking skills as well..


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2007Stock # ss07_031_03_40Volume 031Issue 03

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