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Sullivan, P. Teal; Carsten Conner, L. D.; Guthrie, Mareca; Pompea, Stephen; Tsurusaki, Blakely K.; Tzou, Carrie – Science and Children, 2017
This article describes a chemistry/art activity that originated in an National Science Foundation--funded two-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) academy for grade 4-6 girls. The authors recommend using this investigation in conjunction with other activities focusing on chemical change as a step toward fulfilling the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Standards, Observation
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Carson, Beverly – Science and Children, 2016
This article describes an interdisciplinary project that created awareness of female scientists in a public Montessori classroom. Every spring, the author's sixth-grade students write an educational play in which the entire class participates. Following an underwhelming response to asking students who are their favorite female scientists, the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Montessori Method, Scientific Concepts, Scientists
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Gillani, Bijan; Gillani, Roya – Science and Children, 2015
An after-school enrichment activity offered to sixth-grade students gave a group of 10 students an opportunity to explore the effects of the California drought in their community using an engaging scientific device: the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). Although this activity was specifically designed for a small after-school enrichment group, it…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Clubs, Enrichment Activities, Environmental Education
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Wang, Hui-Hui; Billington, Barbara L.; Chen, Ying-Chih – Science and Children, 2014
It was a hot summer day. Naomi and her cousin walked into the community center. She said, "Miss Jones, our moms need to work. They told us to come here and stay for couple hours." This is a common occurrence in communities with low socioeconomic status during the summertime; parents need to go to work, but children are on summer break.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, STEM Education, After School Programs, Females
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Stevenson, Anne – Science and Children, 2013
"I Wonder" boards are a teaching strategy that can be used in the classroom, as well as during science learning opportunities in nonformal settings, such as after-school science programs or summer camps.This simple strategy has led to deeper science exploration in 4-H, as young people learn alongside program staff, teachers, or…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Nonformal Education
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Nargund-Joshi, Vanashri; Lee, Jean S. – Science and Children, 2013
A classroom discussion started after a student noticed three days of accumulated trash in the wastebasket and exclaimed, "Wow, look at the trash! If it keeps piling up like this, it will soon be everywhere!" His statement motivated the authors' class to research about the trash, or solid waste, we create and what can we do about it.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Environmental Education, Wastes, Recycling
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Stewart, Jefferson; Vincent, Daniel – Science and Children, 2013
The authors describes their experiences incorporating the virtual lab into a simple circuit lesson during an energy unit in a sixth-grade class. The lesson included a hands-on group experiment using wire, batteries, and light bulbs to make a circuit and an online simulation, using a virtual lab. Class discussions, student inquiries, and the study…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Computer Simulation, Hands on Science, Equipment
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Walters, Debi Molina; Oliver, Jill – Science and Children, 2013
When teachers, parents, and community members work together, children benefit (Henderson and Mapp 2002). This is especially true when the collaboration is coordinated and focused as it was for the Greenteam, a science ecology club and an event created by a network of educators, elementary students, and science professionals. The club and a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship
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Smith-Hagadone, Perky – Science and Children, 2013
The happy chatter and clatter of students bounce off the lunchroom walls at a Northside Elementary School in Sandpoint, Idaho as children eagerly gobble their food and slurp their drinks. Boys and girls with crinkled brown bag lunches filled with disposable products sit next to students with trays heaped with hot lunch and all manner of synthetic…
Descriptors: Dining Facilities, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Wastes
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Brown, Sherri Lynne – Science and Children, 2013
"A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012) recommends that science teachers provide experiences for students to see "how science and engineering pertain to real-world problems and to explore opportunities to apply their scientific knowledge to engineering design problems once this linkage is made" (NRC 2012, p. 32). To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Dental Health, Dentistry
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Hayman, Arlene; Hoppe, Carole; Deniz, Hasan – Science and Children, 2012
Imagine a classroom where students are actively engaged in seeking scientific knowledge from books and computers. Think of a classroom in which students fervently write to create PowerPoint presentations about their scientific topic and then enthusiastically practice their speaking roles to serve as docents in a classroom museum setting. Visualize…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Scientific Literacy, School Libraries, Teaching Methods
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Santos, Joel; Centurio, Tina – Science and Children, 2012
What happens in the first week of school could very well set the stage for the rest of the school year. Setting high standards for science activities based in inquiry can start on the first day of science class and develop as the year unfolds. With the use of simple, readily available, inexpensive materials, an efficient mystery box lesson can be…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Stone, Jody H. – Science and Children, 2012
With the increased focus on both inquiry and 21st-century skills such as collaboration and problem-solving, teachers at all levels are looking for engaging ways to create more student-centered classrooms in which students can learn more than "just" science content. Discovering and developing creative science activities designed to accomplish…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Teacher Improvement, Data Analysis, Science Instruction
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Hollen, Shawna; Toney, Jaime L.; Bisaccio, Daniel; Haberstroh, Karen Marie; Herbert, Timothy – Science and Children, 2011
The authors combined content-driven and inquiry-based lessons into the framework of problem-based learning (PBL). They did this in eight third- through sixth-grade classrooms--two each from grades 3-5, one from sixth grade, and one mixed-grade special education. These older elementary students explored a local problem of lobsters infected by…
Descriptors: Diseases, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science
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Schill, Bethany; Howell, Linda – Science and Children, 2011
A major part of developing concept-based instruction is the use of an overarching idea to provide a conceptual lens through which students view the content of a particular subject. By using a conceptual lens to focus learning, students think at a much deeper level about the content and its facts (Erickson 2007). Therefore, the authors collaborated…
Descriptors: Ecology, Grade 6, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning
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