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Cowles, Kathleen Letcher – Science and Children, 1984
Suggesting using the cockroach as a free resource to teach students lessons on population dynamics and habitat management that apply to all wildlife. Presents suggestions on how and where to locate and trap cockroaches. Emphasizes the importance of controlling their population without using dangerous pesticides. (BC)
Descriptors: Animals, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Entomology
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Sutherland, Betsy – Science and Children, 1984
Suggests making insect models to learn more about the world of insects. List of materials needed and recommended procedures are provided. Also suggests other interdisciplinary activities for investigating insects in the classroom, including the preparation of an insect zoo using the student-constructed models. (BC)
Descriptors: Animals, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Entomology
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Butzow, John W. – Science and Children, 1983
Discusses logistic and educational preparations for a field trip to collect marine organisms, the return of those organisms to the classroom, and creative approaches to study and appreciation of the organisms collected. Includes a discussion of safety at the beach and several tips for care and maintenance of aquariums. (JM)
Descriptors: Animals, Aquariums, Art Activities, Conservation Education
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Crowe, Diane – Science and Children, 1983
Discusses displays/facilities to bring nature into schools. These include: hallway cases, cages, and aquaria (backed by bulletin boards to reinforce reading/spelling skills) holding carnivorous plants, reptiles, saltwater/freshwater fish and mammals. An outdoor learning center, farm (including 200 ducks, sheep, and cows) and weather station are…
Descriptors: Animal Facilities, Animals, Audiovisual Aids, Biological Sciences
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Milson, James L. – Science and Children, 1984
Suggests various observations that can be made while at a zoo, including behavior of animals, adaptations to special environments, locomotion, food type, and physical characteristics. Provides a sample data sheet for animal observations, citing the usefulness of organized observation. (JM)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Biology, Elementary Education
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Van Deman, Barry A. – Science and Children, 1981
Provides instructions for setting up an indoor pond for the elementary school classroom. (CS)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Switzer, Stephen E.; Wakeman, Barry – Science and Children, 1978
Discusses the study of rabbits as a science activity with live animals for elementary level students. (SL)
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Animals, Biological Sciences, Biology
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Burns, Sylvia F. – Science and Children, 1977
Stresses that observation and information processing skills in young children may be enhanced by first hand contact with animals, freedom of time, and careful preparation by teachers for the experience. (CS)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animal Husbandry, Animals, Elementary Education
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McIntyre, Margaret, Ed. – Science and Children, 1981
Suggests: (1) activities to enhance interest during observations of animals in the elementary science classroom; (2) possible questions to ask during these observations; and (3) sources for observing animals such as pet stores and farms, as well as bringing pets into the classroom. (DS)
Descriptors: Animals, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities
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Rowell, Richard M. – Science and Children, 1978
Explains a way to determine the age of a turtle, how to care for them and what to feed them while in temporary captivity. (GA)
Descriptors: Animal Facilities, Animal Husbandry, Animals, Biology
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Marcoux, Mary F. – Science and Children, 1990
Described are activities using ants. Ant hunting, a list of books on the topic, information, and ant farming are included. The procedures for assembling and maintenance of an ant farm are presented. (KR)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Kramer, David C. – Science and Children, 1990
Described is a classification activity that uses holiday greeting cards. Identification of animals, their characteristics, natural habitat, eating patterns, and geography are some of the suggested ways in which to classify the animals. (KR)
Descriptors: Animals, Classification, Ecology, Elementary Education
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Hodges, Jody L. – Science and Children, 1991
Described is a science curriculum enrichment program where sixth grade students present programs to other students on the topics of pets and exotic animals. The use of live animals in the presentations is emphasized. (KR)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning
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Wulfson, Stephen, Ed. – Science and Children, 1990
Reviewed are seven computer software packages including "Frog Dissection Lab Report,""Backyard Birds,""LEGO TC Logo,""Alcohol--Four Interactive Programs,""Windows on Science--Life Science,""Climate and Weather/Our Town Database," and "Weeds to Trees." Discussed are availability, features, strengths, and weaknesses. (CW)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Animals, Biological Sciences, Computer Simulation
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Gotsch, Margaret; Harris, Shannon – Science and Children, 1990
Described is a backyard activity that can be used to introduce children to the divisions of the plant and animal kingdoms in their local environment. Preparation, procedures and followup are discussed. Background information on taxonomy and two activity cards are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Animals, Botany, Classification, Educational Games
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