Designed to help teachers translate research into the classroom, this book is a practical resource for the elementary grades. This tool helps teachers draw upon informal and after-school sectors to enhance and extend student learning beyond the walls of classrooms. Informal education sectors have tremendous potential to extend the teaching and learning that takes place in school settings. It is a complementary resource to Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments. Based on research about how people learn science and examples for putting that research into practice, this book can be used as the basis for professional development of elementary school science teachers. Users can read the book online, download a PDF version for a minimal price or order the print version