The National Science Education Standards contain several mandates that share the use of alternative and creative experiences in the teaching of science at all levels. An important feature of these standards is the call for learning settings and environments different from the traditional classroom in order to enhance student interest and participation in the learning process. New York City is rich in institutions that are ideal for the implementation of effective science teaching through the use of informal resources. This article uses the American Museum of Natural History as a prime example of this.
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"Combining Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Science Institutions: A Collaborative Program between the City University of New York and the American Museum of Natural History,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 3
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol3/iss1/8