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The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 11, 2012
By Katie Finch , The Post-Journal

I recently sat in a fifth-grade classroom listening to the students discuss the definition of science. Most of the responses were about experiments they did in that block of time in school called ''Science.'' There was talk of moldy bread, volcanoes and plants in closets. The students didn't talk about making systematic observations, looking for patterns and verifying theories through testing but that's what they were doing.



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