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Deaton, Cynthia; Simms, Sarah – Science and Children, 2017
Mobile learning is an incredible way to engage students in activities that encourage exploration and critical thinking. This type of learning is defined by the use of portable technology, such as laptops, tablets, and smart phones, to support learning in various environments and in various ways. Depending on the technologies and resources already…
Descriptors: Investigations, Soil Science, Crime, Electronic Learning
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Pike, Lisa – Science and Children, 2017
In this article, the author describes how a partnership was established to bring science and education majors together with elementary school children in an after-school STEM program. This partnership allowed preservice teachers and science majors to have fun with science and to learn science informally, in a nonclassroom, low-stress…
Descriptors: Scientists, Preservice Teachers, STEM Education, Elementary School Students
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Harris, Renard; Hall, Cynthia; Hawkins, Tristan; Hartley, Megan; McCray, Willie; Sirleaf, Hammed – Science and Children, 2016
T.A.L.E.S., Teaching And Learning with Engaging Stories, is an alternative teaching method that focuses on enhancing learning by teaching science, math, ELA, and social studies through story. A six-week research study investigating socioeconomically disadvantaged students' responses to oral stories was conducted during an afterschool tutoring…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, After School Programs, Economically Disadvantaged
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Edmondson, Elizabeth; Leonard, William H.; Peters, Chris; Baldwin, Anna O. – Science and Children, 2006
The Experimental Reflection Portal, or "XRePort" is an online system that pairs students and teachers from different schools and allows them to "talk" about their common science investigations. In this way, students communicate their science knowledge "and" experience firsthand the benefits of the collaborative nature…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Online Systems, Investigations, Science Materials
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Edwards, Linda; Nabors, Martha L.; Branscombe, N. Amanda; Janas, Monica – Science and Children, 2005
When one of the author's education students showed her third-grade students some peanuts her uncle had grown, she immediately recognized the teachable moment. Students immediately bombarded her with questions: Where do peanuts come from? Who cleans them? How are they used besides eating? Are all nuts alike? Do nuts grow on trees? All three…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Grade 3
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Mintz, Ellen; Calhoun, Jeri – Science and Children, 2004
Believing that science could be used as a vehicle for increasing student achievement across the curriculum, seven science resource teachers in the South Carolina Lowcountry designed a professional development program funded through a Local Systemic Change grant from the National Science Foundation called Project Inquiry. Science notebooks, used in…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Science Programs, Science Curriculum, Resource Teachers
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Johnson, Debi – Science and Children, 1995
Discusses the Tadpoles Project at Schofield Middle School in Aiken, South Carolina. A basin was excavated to create a pond so that students could study various disciplines in a wetlands setting. Presents guidelines for obtaining support for such an effort. (NB)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Environmental Education, Financial Support, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Renkas, Cindy – Science and Children, 1998
Describes one way that a school and community in South Carolina are meeting Goal Eight of Goals 2000 by involving parents and their children in two family science programs called the World of Wonders and Families Experiencing Science Together. (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship, Science Activities