Science Sampler: My glass of water has “circulating streams” in it!

by: Karthigeyan Subramaniam

The use of science stations in the classroom is a good way to integrate investigative skills and the teaching of science content. The author uses two different types of science stations within the 5E learning cycle (Bybee et al., 1989) to teach the topic of convection currents—a Learning Station and Student-Group Stations. Using examples of convection currents that occur in the real world (land breezes and in refrigerators) and easily available science equipment (plastic beakers and nonmercury thermometers) and materials (ice cubes), students work cooperatively to learn how convection currents are also at work cooling a glass of water with ice cubes.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2007Stock # ss07_031_03_63Volume 031Issue 03

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