Beyond the Beakers

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anna E. Queen (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Advisor
Jennifer Bonds-Raacke

Abstract: This project is designed to fulfill my senior project graduation requirement for the Esther G. Maynor Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. This service opportunity consisted of teaching fifth grade science for two days at Washington Park Elementary School in Laurinburg, NC. The steps involved are as follows: planning lectures, creating power point presentations, checking out books from the library, online and text literature research, selecting and gathering materials for experiments, practicing experiments and presentations, evaluating my time at the school, and writing a written component detailing my activities surrounding the project. The topic involved was the weather, and experiments were based on (a) clouds and pollution, and (b) thunder and lightning storms. The service opportunity was extremely successful. I was able to teach the students, and I learned many things from them as well. Future connections have been made at Washington Park Elementary, opening the door for future Honors College students to provide community service there.

Additional Information

Publication
Honors Project
Honors College - Biology
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Science, Science – Study and Teaching (Elementary), Education (Elementary), Community Service, Voluntarism, Service Learning