An unrealistic image of science

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Many UK secondary schools (ages 11-18) host Open Days for pupils in their final year of primary school education (age 10). At these events science teachers try, through the judicious use of a select number of practical tasks, to portray science as being a fun, exciting and essentially a „hands on‟ activity. Whilst this approach generates short-term situational interest amongst pupils it is ultimately an unrealistic, and arguably unsustainable, image of science.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
JournalSchool Science Review
Issue number324
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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