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An unrealistic image of science

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JournalSchool Science Review
DatePublished - 2007
Issue number324
Volume88
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)119-122
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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.

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