Informal Science Learning Environments: A Review of Research to Inform K-8 Schooling

December 12th, 2005 | RESEARCH

The purpose of this paper is to review what is known about informal science learning and to recommend areas for further research. The review is intended to support an examination of how children's science learning experiences in designed informal environments like science museums and zoos relate to science learning activities in K-8 schools.



Team Members

Kirsten Ellenbogen, Author, Science Museum of Minnesota
Reed Stevens, Author, University of Washington


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Nature of science
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs