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Kelly, Catherine – Science and Children, 2002
Introduces the Apple Ocean activity which teaches about the diminishing natural resources of the earth including drinkable water, habitable land, and productive areas while working with fractions, ratios, and proportions. (YDS)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Earth Science, Elementary Education, Geography
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Sexton, Ursula – Science and Children, 1997
Presents activities that allow students to think about the Earth in a contextual manner and become familiar with constructive and destructive processes as they relate to sand - its origins, cyclical processes, and yielding of new products. Explores the bigger idea with a developmentally appropriate study of water, rocks, sand, physical phenomena,…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Energy
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Science and Children, 1972
Announces the National Science Teachers Association publications How to Investigate the Environment in the City: Air and Water'' and How to Tell What's Underground.'' (AL)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Earth Science, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Wiley, David A.; Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2000
Recommends the use of meteor scenarios in the classroom and describes how to conduct this activity. Discusses how to integrate mathematics, language arts, and social studies into the science curriculum. (YDS)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Integrated Curriculum
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Mann-Lewis, Melanie – Science and Children, 1989
Presented are lessons which bridge the gap between concrete and abstract ideas by introducing students to the valuable idea of scale as it relates to space science. Included are information and activities on relative size, position, and orbital patterns of planets using mathematics to construct models. (RT)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach
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McQuade, Finlay – Science and Children, 1986
Describes a collaborative effort involving art, earth science, and computer lessons in teaching the theory and practice of contour mapping. Discusses the approaches and activities contained in the unit for seventh-grade students. Includes the computer program which was written for use with Terrapin LOGO on an Apple II. (ML)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cartography, Computer Assisted Instruction, Earth Science