Idea Bank: Learning Through Stories

by: Nanette Marcum-Dietrich and Patricia Ross

While studying gas laws, high school chemistry students at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, created children’s books about the properties of gases, geared toward ages 8-12, to display their understanding of the science content. Because the high school students were eager to share their books and their science knowledge with elementary students, a partnership was formed between the high school and a local elementary school. Using their science stories as the central focus, the high school students and their teacher created a half-day science program for fourth- and fifth-grade elementary students. In addition to highlighting the high school students’ own books, the program also included a series of laboratory activities, demonstrations, discussion, and writing activities.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2007Stock # tst07_074_04_52Volume 074Issue 04

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