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Ippolito, Jacy; Condie, Cami; Blanchette, Jaclyn; Cervoni, Cleti – Science and Children, 2018
Each summer, an elementary school on the New England coast is bustling with elementary students. The students are predominantly English learners (ELs) who struggle with reading, writing, and communication skills. The students are participating in a four-week summer program focused on increasing literacy skills through scientific investigations.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Literacy Education, Science Teachers
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Barman, Charles R.; Stein, Mary; Barman, Natalie S.; McNair, Shannan – Science and Children, 2003
Last fall, "Science and Children" invited kindergarten to grade eight teachers to participate in a study investigating students' ideas about plants and plant growth (Barman et al. 2002). Two hundred twenty-seven individuals from 16 states in the United States, one U.S. Territory, and one Canadian Province responded to this invitation and…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Johnson, Roger T.; Johnson, David W. – Science and Children, 1986
Promotes the Every Teacher a Researcher program of the National Science Teachers Association. Encourages teachers to become involved in three types of action research with regard to cooperative learning in science. These are replicating, refining, and extending. Includes program registration form for interested teachers. (TW)
Descriptors: Action Research, Cooperation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science