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Simple Machine Science Centers

Science and Children – March 2007

One solution to the common challenge of teaching physical science for teachers who are not confident with the subject matter or comfortable with the material is inquiry based science centers. Science centers can engage students; accommodate different learning styles and individual interests; help students become independent and confident learners; and encourage social skills among students. One third-grade teacher worked with students as they completed activities at learning centers during a week-long unit on simple machines.
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