Informal Science Learning in the Formal Classroom

May 1st, 2014 | RESEARCH

The article provides information for the development of a partnership between traditional science classrooms and Informal Science Institutions (ISIs). Topics include popular forms of ISIs, such as zoos, libraries, and government agencies, guidance for choosing an ISI to partner with, and implementing ISI resources in the classroom. Suggestions for steps to take before, during, and after arranging a school field trip to an ISI are also provided.


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Team Members

Lori Walsh, Author, SEA LIFE Aquarium
William Straits, Author, California State University


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0036-8148

Publication: Science & Children
Volume: 51
Number: 9
Page(s): 54

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs