Exploring Alternative Conceptions in our Environmental Education Classroom

Buck, Gayle; Meduna, Patricia
September 2001
Science Scope;Sep2001, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
The article reflects on middle level science teachers' modification of environmental education practices in the U.S. to ensure that their students learn what they teach. The teachers began incorporating four sequential components to their environmental education curriculums. The teachers used an activity to reinforce their new method of teaching. In part one of the activity, each group of students draws a poster that illustrates the cycles of matter that are present in their own backyards. In part two, students cover this poster with plastic wrap and illustrate the effects of pollution. Finally, in part three, students work individually to answer follow-up assessment questions about their posters.


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