At first, the image above may appear to be a simple starfish drawing done by a kid. But it was crafted by a student as part of a lesson on matter and energy in our 5-week summer school program. Our lessons are designed to engage students in creative and fun ways, helping them practice scientific thinking and bring these tools back to their classrooms.
These practices include:
- Learning to make and record detailed observations of the natural world
- Recording these observations by illustrating objects and labeling them with scientific descriptions
- Using evidence to construct explanations of natural phenomena
It’s these hands-on field science activities that nurture students’ innate curiosity and help them become engaged lifelong learners.
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