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Marshall, Candice; Mogil, H. Michael – Science and Children, 2007
Each year, first graders at Kensington Parkwood Elementary School in Kensington, Maryland, look forward to Fabulous Weather Day. Students learn how meteorologists collect data about the weather, how they study wind, temperature, precipitation, basic types/characteristics of clouds, and how they forecast. The project helps the students grow in…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Water, Elementary School Science, Meteorology
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Mogil, H. Michael – Science and Children, 2005
On December 26, 2004, a disastrous tsunami struck many parts of South Asia. The scope of this disaster has resulted in an outpouring of aid throughout the world and brought attention to the science of tsunamis. "Tsunami" means "harbor wave" in Japanese, and the Japanese have a long history of tsunamis. The word…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Seismology, Science Education, Oceanography
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Mogil, H. Michael – Science and Children, 2004
A thunderstorm is a localized storm accompanied by lightning and thunder. It may also have gusty winds and often brings heavy rain. Some thunderstorms can also bring tornadoes and/or hail. During winter, localized heavy snow showers may also have thunder and lightning. And, in the western United States in summer, thunderstorms may be…
Descriptors: Weather
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Mogil, H. Michael – Science and Children, 1984
Discusses use of local newspaper weather maps (and related weather information) to create activities for the science classroom. Basic weather vocabulary and weather patterns are also discussed. (JM)
Descriptors: Climate, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Mogil, H. Michael – Science and Children, 1979
Discusses meteorological resources available to classroom teachers. Describes in detail the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio and the A.M. Weather Show on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Includes addresses where teachers can get more information. (MA)
Descriptors: Climate, Curriculum Enrichment, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mogil, H. Michael; Levine, Barbara G. – Science and Children, 1990
Presented are 35 activities that center around television and newspaper weather reports. Geography, weather, and other disciplines are included as well as various grade levels. Available resource materials are listed and their uses explained. Parent, administrator, and other faculty member involvement is emphasized. (KR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Climate, Ecology, Elementary Education
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Collins, H. Thomas; Mogil, H. Michael – Science and Children, 1989
Discussed are the reasons for the changing of the seasons on earth. Included are 27 activities which can be used to teach geography and the seasons. Diagrams of planetary motion and climatographs are presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Geography
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Collins, H. Thomas; Mogil, H. Michael – Science and Children, 1990
Provided are suggestions for 23 different activities which can be used to discuss and investigate ocean currents and how they affect human activity. Several maps and charts accompany the activities. A list of 15 resources is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Climate, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Marine Education
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Mogil, H. Michael; And Others – Science and Children, 1991
The abundance of life, the highly varied geologic formations, and climatic variations found in a wide range of deserts is presented. Misconceptions held about the desert are discussed. A list of resources and activities are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Biology, Climate, Ecology, Elementary Education
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Mogil, H. Michael; Collins, H. Thomas – Science and Children, 1989
Background information using Hurricane Gilbert (1988) is provided. Ideas for 27 activities including a mapping activity are discussed. The 5 themes of geography are listed and a glossary is given. (CW)
Descriptors: Climate, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Mogil, H. Michael; Collins, H. Thomas – Science and Children, 1990
Provided are 26 ideas to help children explore the effects of mountains on the weather. Weather conditions in Nepal and Colorado are considered separately. Nine additional sources of information are listed. (CW)
Descriptors: Climate, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science