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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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Higle, Susan – Science and Children, 1984
A science laboratory was developed for use by kindergarten through sixth-grade students. The operation of and the types of science activities used in this laboratory are described. (JN)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Mogil, H. Michael – Science and Children, 1984
Discusses use of local newspaper weather maps (and related weather information) to create activities for the science classroom. Basic weather vocabulary and weather patterns are also discussed. (JM)
Descriptors: Climate, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Hassard, Jack – Science and Children, 1982
Emphasizes the importance of imagination in scientific discovery and science education and identifies three processes which increase the richness of the visualization experience: relaxing, concentrating, and seeing. Suggests topics for guided experiences and example models for earth/space, life, and physical sciences. (DC)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Leyden, Michael B. – Science and Children, 1978
Described is the use of shadows in introducing elementary school students to such topics as movement of the earth, time, compass points. These ideas may be used at the secondary level, also. (MR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Quattropani, David J. – Science and Children, 1978
Students at King Philip Junior High School run a rockshop as an alternative to the traditional study hall and science club. (BB)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Geology, Junior High School Students
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King, Richard C. – Science and Children, 1981
Describes the use of solar cookers in the science classroom. Includes instructions for construction of a solar cooker, an explanation of how solar cookers work, and a number of suggested activities. (DS)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Light
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Lennert, James W. – Science and Children, 1981
Describes a one-week unit in Earth science for the elementary science classroom. The concepts included are land formation, erosion, the water cycle, and human impact on the Earth's surface through planning and building a massive outdoor drainage model. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Science Activities
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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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Van Deman, Barry A. – Science and Children, 1979
Discusses the beach and nearshore environment, including dune formation and ecology. Includes a lesson plan for dune and beach activities. (MA)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Shellenberger, Barbara R. – Science and Children, 1981
Offers suggestions for designing outdoor activities to provide students with opportunities for exploring, observing, and discovering. Outlines several science activities for each of the following topics: trees, rocks, soil, insects, wild flowers, grasses, lichens, and clouds. (DS)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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