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Morgan, Emily; Ansberry, Karen – Science and Children, 2016
Pill bugs, also called roly-polies, are small terrestrial isopods that are abundant in temperate areas throughout the world. Because they are engaging, harmless, and easily collected, they provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn about invertebrate body parts, behaviors, and information processing. This column includes activities…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Entomology, Science Activities
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Lott, Kimberly; Read, Sylvia – Science and Children, 2015
All writing begins with ideas, but young students often need visual cues to help them organize their thoughts before beginning to write. For this reason, many elementary teachers use graphic organizers or thinking maps to help students visualize patterns and organize their ideas within the different genres of writing. Graphic organizers such as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Science Instruction
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Kniseley, MacGregor; Capraro, Karen – Science and Children, 2013
This article introduces students to the world of digital microscopy. Looking at small objects through a digital microscope is like traveling through a foreign country for the first time. The experience is new, engaging, and exciting. A handheld digital microscope is an essential tool in a 21st century teacher's toolkit and the perfect tool to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 2, Handheld Devices, Laboratory Equipment
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Delgado, Yvonne – Science and Children, 2008
Many teachers regularly use their own money during the year to pay for miscellaneous teaching materials or to help individual students in need. In this article, the author explains how to secure funds and resources for anything science teachers want to do educationally for their classroom. It's no fantasy; it's simply a matter of thinking ahead…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Science Teachers, Science Education, Instructional Materials
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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2007
Have you ever played in the dirt? Repotted a plant? Planted a garden? In each and every one of these activities, you touched something that is a valuable resource in our lives--dirt! This month's column has students investigating different aspects of something that is right beneath our feet but plays an important role in the daily lives of many…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Biological Sciences, Soil Science
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Wenze, Gloria Tansits – Science and Children, 2003
Presents a trade book that can be used in teaching the life cycle of butterflies. Includes sample activities and Internet resources. (KHR)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, Entomology
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Science and Children, 2003
Presents an outdoor activity to study pill bugs. Includes a lesson plan. (KHR)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans
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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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Sherman, Jack – Science and Children, 1971
Describes use of a shoe box containing assorted elementary school science materials in grades one through six to motivate children and to encourage discovery learning. (JM)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, General Science, Instruction
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Elliott, Lillian M. – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Botany, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Gardening
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Whitmer, John C. – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, General Science, Instructional Materials, Measurement
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Waltz, Sondra – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Elementary School Science, Entomology, Instructional Materials
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Victor, Robert C. – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials
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