Moving Beyond the Textbook: Experiential-Based Learning

Outdoor laboratoryWritten by Anna Tam

Have you seen those glazed eyes when you ask students to pull out their textbooks? There’s a much different reaction when teachers pull out well-crafted experiments or announce a field trip; students’ eyes light up, and they become involved and engaged in learning.

As students work to observe the world around them and discover scientific phenomena, science becomes an exploratory adventure. This article discusses a few ways in which experiential-based learning can connect with Ontario’s science curriculum. Click on the following link for Anna’s complete lesson. 

Moving Beyond the Textbook – Experiential-Based Learning

Anna Tam is a 2014 Galbraith Science Education Award recipient. 

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