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Harlow, Danielle; Hansen, Alexandria – Science and Children, 2018
The Maker Movement (Dougherty 2012) highlights innovation and creativity through "activities focused on designing, building, modifying, and/or repurposing material objects, for playful or useful ends, oriented toward making a 'product' of some sort that can be used, interacted with, or demonstrated" (Martin 2015, p. 31). When engaged in…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Preservice Teachers
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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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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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Wilson, Evelyn H. – Science and Children, 1971
Describes a one-month summer program at Rutgers University for 23 inservice inner city elementary school teachers from ten New Jersey school systems. Program objectives include development of a model for sciences and mathematics education in urban environments; teacher experience with developing instructional materials; and trial use of the model…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Inner City, Inservice Teacher Education
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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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Armstrong, Charles E. – Science and Children, 1971
Describes a device designed to shoot rubber bands. Children investigate and measure forces, angles, distances and differences in materials used. (JM)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Force, Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Hirsch, Edward – Science and Children, 1971
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Physics, Science Activities
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Stedman, Carl – Science and Children, 1974
In this elementary science activity students construct a simple measuring device and gain experience in collecting and recording data, communicating data with graphs, and making predictions from their graphed data. (JR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary School Science, Measurement, Measurement Instruments
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Carlson, Robert V.; Camp, Martha G. – Science and Children, 1973
Describes an elementary school summer program designed to allow children to develop their fullest potentials for logical thinking and structuring their own knowledge. In particular, the activities of the science center are discussed. (JR)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Program Descriptions, Science Activities
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Kim, Hy – Science and Children, 1985
Illustrates a method by which individual students or small groups can make a compact, self-sufficient system supplying all the growth needs for bean sprouts. Outlines several activities that can be completed while the bean sprouts are growing. (DH)
Descriptors: Biology, Botany, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Esler, William K.; Midgett, Barry – Science and Children, 1978
Describes a method of teaching reading to third grade students which incorporated extensive handling of science material. (SL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instruction, Reading
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