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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2015
December brings the winter solstice, the day with the shortest amount of sunlight for the northern hemisphere. Students can notice the pattern of days getting darker earlier across the United States up to this point and then notice as the amount of sunlight starts to increase in the following months. Through making observations and collecting data…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Observation, Astronomy
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Robertson, Bill – Science and Children, 2015
This task asks readers to figure out why when you stir a cup of hot liquid and tap on the side of the cup with a spoon, the pitch of sound starts low and ends up high. The solution to last month's tasks relating to the circumference of the Earth and how many stars are in the (visible) sky is also presented.
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Scientific Concepts
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Victor, Robert C. – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Field Instruction
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Andrews, Edwin S. – Science and Children, 1971
Describes an elementary school science activity related to telling time by apparent star motion. Directions are given for construction and use of a Polar Dial" to determine local sidereal time. Methods of conversion to local civil time and standard time are given. (JM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Field Instruction
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Victor, Robert C. – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials
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Whitaker, Robert J. – Science and Children, 1978
A way to enlarge the projected image of solar eclipse onto a viewing surface is presented. (MR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Mallon, Gerald L. – Science and Children, 1976
Described is a method of introducing children to the study of star constellations. A detailed sample lesson is included. (SL)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Creativity, Earth Science, Elementary Education
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Victor, Robert C. – Science and Children, 1975
Presents a brief description, including dates and estimated time of appearance, of a total eclipse of the moon. Suggested details for observing, requiring little or no experience or equipment, are presented. (EB)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Moons
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Ulmer, David C., Jr. – Science and Children, 1975
Two instruments are described which were designed to provide beginning students with the tools for determining sun-time and the altitude of the sun. Both can be constructed by the student. A simple-to-construct scale is included. Activities are suggested to use with the instruments. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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McIntyre, Margaret, Ed. – Science and Children, 1981
Describes several elementary science learning experiences and activities concerning the concept of space. Activities described include tracing children's shadows at different times of day, moon observations, and planetarium activities. (DS)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Elementary Education
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Ankney, Paul – Science and Children, 1981
Provides instructions for the construction of a paper mache classroom planetarium and suggests several student activities using this planetarium model. Lists reasons why students have difficulties in transferring classroom instruction in astronomy to the night sky. (DS)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Foster, Gerald Wm. – Science and Children, 1996
Presents a strategy that helps students visualize and comprehend moon phase changes through activities that use an Earth-centered point of view along with direct observations of the moon. Describes activities that parents can use at home to help children become familiar with observing moon phases. (JRH)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Riddle, Bob – Science and Children, 1988
Presents several classroom ideas to help students understand their relationship to and their place in the universe as well as how difficult it would be to find life beyond Earth. Lists activities for children including the "Map Procedure," the "Model Procedure," and "Good Ol' Sol." (CW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Victor, Robert C. – Science and Children, 1973
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, General Science
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Milkent, Marlene M.; Dale, John H. – Science and Children, 1979
Describes the construction and use of this simple apparatus designed to illustrate the phases of the moon. (BB)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science