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Larm, Brooke – Science and Children, 2017
This article describes how a farm-based class in the Great Lakes region investigated how plants and animals prepare for winter. Two groups of children, ranging in ages from three to five years old, had a farm, pasture, gardens, forest, and a pond available for exploration. A low teacher-to-child ratio was maintained, with one teacher to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Plants (Botany), Animals, Animal Behavior
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Quinones, Christin; Jeanpierre, Bobby – Science and Children, 2005
Just asking questions can lead to the best classroom experiences. After a three-week unit on living things, one of the authors asked their second-grade students what else they wanted to learn about plants. Their questions were the prelude to a three-week inquiry on plant growth. From question formulation to presentation of results, the students…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Grade 2, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Melber, Leah W. – Science and Children, 2000
Presents three science activities targeted to help urban students learn about nature: (1) observing coloration patterns of pigeons; (2) measuring local rainfall and comparing it to other areas; and (3) conducting a biodiversity study by observing a patch of lawn. (YDS)
Descriptors: Animals, Biodiversity, Elementary Education, Inquiry