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Manner, Barbar; Beddard-Hess, Sharon; Daskalakis, Argy – Science and Children, 2005
Subjects like Earth science often rely on "ready made" hands-on materials such as kits and modules to support understanding and science inquiry. However, sometimes the materials need adaptations to make sure they suit students' and teachers needs. As part of the Allegheny Schools Science Education and Technology (ASSET) program, the authors…
Descriptors: Internet, Resource Teachers, Earth Science, Science Activities
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Monnes, Colleen – Science and Children, 2004
The article describes an activity for the author's fifth-grade students called "build the strongest mountain." To them, it was not a lesson--it was a challenge. To the author, it was an activity that turned a run-of-the-mill Earth science unit into a terrific opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of erosion and develop…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Earth Science, Science Activities, Class Activities
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Schomburg, Aaron – Science and Children, 2003
One teacher took her class on a year long earthquake expedition. The goal was to monitor the occurrences of real earthquakes during the year and mark their locations with push pins on a wall-sized world map in the hallway outside the science room. The purpose of the project was to create a detailed picture of the earthquakes that occurred…
Descriptors: Seismology, Geography, Geography Instruction, Science Instruction
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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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Tucker, Richard H. – Science and Children, 2001
Reports on the use of 3D topographic models to teach Earth Science. Relates how students at a middle school made cardboard cut-out models to illustrate plateaus, a volcanic mountain, and other landforms. Provides teaching suggestions for the activity and a grading rubric. (MM)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Maps, Models, Science Activities
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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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Bybee, Rodger W. – Science and Children, 1971
Suggests methods of teaching principles of geological inference by observation of sidewalks, parking lots, school grounds, and vacant lots. (AL)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Studies
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Banks, Dorothy Elaine – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Instruction
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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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