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Lindquist, Bill; Loynachan, Courtney – Science and Children, 2016
Courtney Loynachan was a student in Dr. Lindquist's summer 2014 "Teaching Science in the Elementary School" methods course at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The course included an exploration of the power of writing as a learning tool for science with a particular focus on the use of science notebooks. Throughout the…
Descriptors: Science Education, English Language Learners, Spanish, Teaching Experience
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Colson, Mary; Colson, Russ – Science and Children, 2016
Mary Colson is an eighth-grade Earth science teacher at Horizon Middle School, and Russ Colson is a professor of geology and Earth science education in the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science at Minnesota State University Moorhead, both in Moorhead, Minnesota. Since her first year in teaching eighth grade Earth science, in 1986,…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Lesson Plans, Questioning Techniques, Scientific Literacy
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Johnson, Bonnie; Kil, Jenny; Evans, Elaine; Koomen, Michele Hollingsworth – Science and Children, 2014
With their sunny stripes and fuzzy bodies, bees are beloved--but unfortunately, they are in trouble. Bee decline, of both wild bees as well as managed bees like honey bees, has been in the news for the last several years. Habitat loss, diseases, pests, and pesticides have made it difficult for bees to survive in many parts of our world (Walsh…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Entomology, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods
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Lindquist, William; Forsberg, Britt – Science and Children, 2014
One author shares the unique opportunity to be immersed in the science of "sound at work" through participation in NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Teacher at Sea Program. A third- through fifth-grade learning outcome within the Nature of Science section of the "Next Generation Science Standards"…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Instructional Innovation, Science Course Improvement Projects, Teaching Methods
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LeDee, Olivia; Mosser, Anna; Gamble, Tony; Childs, Greg; Oberhauser, Karen – Science and Children, 2007
The after-school science club at Galtier Math, Science, and Technology Elementary Magnet School in St. Paul, Minnesota, learned some valuable lessons when they took newfound knowledge about pollution into their homes. After learning about the effects of various contaminants on health and what informed citizens can do about it, students tested…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Clubs, After School Programs, Science Education
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Coverdale, Greg; Rust, April; Jensen, Belinda – Science and Children, 2004
At the annual, all-day events-sponsored by Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and held in nearly every state across the country each September--students participate in interactive activities and exhibits to learn about water resources and explore how human behaviors, such as development and recreation, can affect the quality of the…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Water, Natural Resources, Science Activities
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Clark, Richard C.; Premo, Joseph L. – Science and Children, 1982
Reports fourth-grade results in a statewide science assessment program in Minnesota for grades 4, 8, and 11 and a comparable study conducted in Minneapolis. Suggests that hands-on, materials-centered elementary science programs properly managed and accompanied by inservice education are effective. (DC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science