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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, 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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Mogil, H. Michael; Collins, H. Thomas – Science and Children, 1989
Background information using Hurricane Gilbert (1988) is provided. Ideas for 27 activities including a mapping activity are discussed. The 5 themes of geography are listed and a glossary is given. (CW)
Descriptors: Climate, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science