The purpose of this service-learning experience was to provide a graduate student from a land-grant university with a teaching experience at a local public school. Through a GK–12 program, author assisted a middle school science teacher in the development of class activities and engaged eighth graders in active learning. In this program, 132 eighth grade students participated in a series of active learning activities developed by the author in collaboration with the teacher. These activities aimed to enhance students’ understanding of the process of photosynthesis.
"Teaching Photosynthesis to Eighth Graders: A Graduate Service-Learning Experience in a Local Science Class,"
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 4
, Article 12.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/pjsl/vol4/iss1/12