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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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Banks, Dorothy Elaine – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Instruction
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McMath, Joan; King, Margaret – Science and Children, 1993
Describes using picture books and science activities in early childhood science instruction. Suggests titles of books and activities for the following topics: Time for Pets; Environmental Awareness; Dinosaurs Galore; Nighttime Science; Simple Machines; Insect Collections; Snowy Days; Water, Water, Everywhere; and Experimental Activities. (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Content Area Reading, Earth Science, Elementary School Science
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Whipple, Nona; Whitmore, Sherry – Science and Children, 1989
Presents a many-faceted learning approach to the study of crystals. Provides instructions for performing activities including crystal growth and patterns, creating miniature simulations of crystal-containing rock formations, charcoal and sponge gardens, and snowflakes. (RT)
Descriptors: Crystallography, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning
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Mohler, Robert R. J. – Science and Children, 2000
Describes the experiences of students and teachers involved in space shuttle experiments. Aims to spark student interest in the space program and careers in science. (ASK)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Activities
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Pinkham, Chester A.; Barrett, Kristin Burrows – Science and Children, 1992
Describes four experiments that enable students to explore the phenomena of evaporation and condensation and determine the relative humidity by measuring air temperature and dew point on warm September days. Provides tables to calculate saturation points and relative humidity. (MDH)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Humidity
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Science and Children, 1986
Reviews the space classroom that would have been conducted by Christa McAuliffe during the space shuttle flight. Includes lab activities, word puzzles, vocabulary lists, and graph reading exercises for elementary science students. (ML)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities