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Edelen, Daniel; Bush, Sarah B.; Nickels, Megan – Science and Children, 2019
Because students have often been conditioned as passive learners and receivers of knowledge, it can be difficult for them to persevere in solving authentic problems. Nevertheless, teachers must persist in preparing students as problem solvers and critical thinkers. In an urban inner-city neighborhood school in the southeast, students embarked on a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Ashbrook, Peggy – Science and Children, 2017
This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. In this month's issue students study landscape surfaces to recognize changes due to human impacts or natural phenomena.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Science Education
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Bradley, Barbara A. – Science and Children, 2017
Children enjoy water play, and kindergarten children can learn about the water cycle. Teachers are already introducing elements of the water cycle when discussing weather and bodies of water. The water cycle also can be a springboard for teaching children about plants and animals and the importance of water for sustaining life and shaping our…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Water, Earth Science
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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2017
This column includes activities inspired by children's literature. This month's issue shows that allowing students to use both photographs and information presented through technology helps them begin to construct an understanding of landforms and bodies of water and use models to describe these concepts. This months trade books are: (1) "Our…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science, Science Activities
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Keeley, Page – Science and Children, 2016
This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. The formative assessment probe in this month's issue can be used as an initial elicitation before students are introduced to the formal concepts of weathering and erosion.
Descriptors: Geology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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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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Robertson, Bill – Science and Children, 2015
In this article, author Bill Robertson attempts to help readers understand some of the Earth's heating and cooling mechanisms and how they relate to global warming. Figures are provided to help facilitate learning.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Earth Science, Heat
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Robertson, Bill – Science and Children, 2014
A convenient place to begin discussing overall wind patterns on Earth is to explain coastal winds. If you live near the coast (that would be near an ocean) or even near a large lake, you probably know the general pattern of winds there. During the day, breezes tend to blow from the water in toward the land, and at night, this tends to reverse,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Weather, Earth Science, Teaching Methods
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Cheek, Kim A. – Science and Children, 2013
Earth's surface is constantly changing. Weathering, erosion, and deposition break down Earth materials, transport those materials, and place them in new locations. Children see evidence of these processes all around them. The sidewalk or playground surface cracks and has plants growing in it. Pieces of a rock wall or the sides of a building…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Science, Earth Science, Science Instruction
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Quander, Doris D. – Science and Children, 1970
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, General Science
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Peck, Donald; Gary, Henry – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Ecology, Elementary School Science
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Boyer, Robert E.; Butts, David P. – Science and Children, 1971
Describes four elementary school earth science activities. Each student experience is designed to help children answer questions about the ocean floor, continental drift, volcanism and mountain chains. Includes a bibliography of related articles, books, and maps. (JM)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Geology, Instruction
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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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