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Ylizarde, Natalie Harr; Shockley, Ebony Terrell – Science and Children, 2018
Citizen science provides an opportunity for students to capture data both locally and globally while supporting the real-time work of scientists seeking to understand natural events. In this article, the authors present a project-based approach that explores climate at home and abroad to help develop elementary students' local-to-global…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 3
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Lottero-Perdue, Pamela; Grabia, Kathryn; Sandifer, Cody – Science and Children, 2017
In a kindergarten classroom, exclamations like "Oh no!" may be causes for concern. However, when the students in Mrs. Grabia's classroom shouted "Oh no!" and "Uh oh!" during an engineering-infused 5E lesson, it meant that a persistent little robot had pushed its way out of the fences they had created. It also meant…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Engineering, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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Weller, Diana; Finkelstein, Carla – Science and Children, 2011
The authors' school's second-grade science curriculum has always focused on trees and their role in the ecosystem during the first half of the year. Curricular goals have largely emphasized what students ought to "know" by the end of the semester, such as identifying the parts of a tree, describing the process of photosynthesis, and…
Descriptors: Grade 2, National Standards, Curriculum, Inquiry
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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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Burk, Sandy – Science and Children, 2006
Science trade books can spark real-life involvement in saving a threatened fish. A successful science program at the Westbrook Elementary School, in Bethesda, Maryland, does just that. The program--in which students participate in watershed restoration projects as part of a yearlong study of the local Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Programs, Science Instruction, Grade 4
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McTighe, Jay – Science and Children, 1979
Describes a program for intellectually gifted middle school students, providing them with an opportunity to investigate relationships between freshwater and estuarine environments. Students choose among four areas for intensive study: (1) artistic and creative expression, (2) problem solving, (3) historical and cultural explorations, and (4)…
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Gifted