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Fisher, Nicole; Lorenz-Reaves, Amanda – Science and Children, 2018
Insects are extremely important for maintaining the natural environment, performing such essential ecosystem services as decomposition, dung burial, and soil aeration, as well as providing food for other wildlife. Insects are also important for human interests such as crop pollination. Though the advantages of using insects as teaching tools are…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Entomology, Teaching Methods, Montessori Method
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Seiki, Sumer – Science and Children, 2018
In this article, the author describes two lessons in which students applied the scientific knowledge learned from studying offshore oil drilling to construct a fact-based argument on the topic and then communicate it to their policy makers, since public commentary was solicited. The students practiced using their scientific knowledge to…
Descriptors: Fuels, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Coleman, Julianne; Donovan, Carol – Science and Children, 2018
Scientists must interpret and produce visuals in their work. Scientists also use visual information to communicate their findings to the general public. Visual representations are used in science because of the abstract nature of scientific information as many concepts are unable to be seen with the naked eye. The current educational climate…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Visual Stimuli, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Pace, Tiffany – Science and Children, 2018
Research has shown that visual literacy is an important element to use within a classroom (Tillmann 2012). One way to incorporate visual literacy into the science classroom is with the use of advertisements. In this article, Tiffany Pace describes how she and her students began their visual literacy quest while studying mixtures and solutions,…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Science Instruction, Plastics, Science Experiments
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Ippolito, Jacy; Condie, Cami; Blanchette, Jaclyn; Cervoni, Cleti – Science and Children, 2018
Each summer, an elementary school on the New England coast is bustling with elementary students. The students are predominantly English learners (ELs) who struggle with reading, writing, and communication skills. The students are participating in a four-week summer program focused on increasing literacy skills through scientific investigations.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Literacy Education, Science Teachers
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Fulco, Charles – Science and Children, 2017
On Monday, August 21, 2017 there will be a Total Solar Eclipse. This will be the first time the Moon's umbra has touched the continental United States since 1979 and the first totality to span the country coast-to-coast since 1918. From within parts of Oregon and through 14 states to South Carolina, the Moon will completely hide the Sun for a few…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy
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Adams, Krista; Feagin, Shannon – Science and Children, 2017
This article presents a lesson that was designed to explore the scientific descriptions of matter through both the intensive and extensive properties that students successfully added to their vocabulary. Students' examples demonstrated that there were places where their reasoning about matter faltered as related to how the material is the same…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Elementary School Science
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Sullivan, P. Teal; Carsten Conner, L. D.; Guthrie, Mareca; Pompea, Stephen; Tsurusaki, Blakely K.; Tzou, Carrie – Science and Children, 2017
This article describes a chemistry/art activity that originated in an National Science Foundation--funded two-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) academy for grade 4-6 girls. The authors recommend using this investigation in conjunction with other activities focusing on chemical change as a step toward fulfilling the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Standards, Observation
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Kroog, Heidi; Ruiz-Primo, Maria Araceli – Science and Children, 2017
The "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") state that by the end of fifth grade, students are expected to understand the water cycle, also called the hydrologic cycle, and the three states of matter in which water can exist (NGSS Lead States 2013). Logically, many educators choose to teach these topics concurrently or…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Scientific Attitudes
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Bergman, Daniel J. – Science and Children, 2017
Classroom implementation of the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) does not necessarily require complete curricular overhaul. In many cases, teachers can review previously used lessons with respect to the "NGSS," evaluate alignment, and make subsequent modifications. One science activity the author has…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Education, Classification, Accuracy
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Ashbrook, Peggy – Science and Children, 2017
Engaging children's interest, inspiring active exploration of materials, and fostering cooperation between children and adults is the best way to promote the construction of knowledge. Some popular early childhood activities can be expanded to provide experiences and time for children to build on their prior knowledge. This column discusses…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Activities, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2017
Matter is an essential science topic that is often challenging to teach at the early elementary levels. Learning about matter helps students develop a solid foundation for more complex concepts that are taught in later years. Make this abstract concept developmentally appropriate for children by engaging them in investigations that focus on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Robertson, Bill – Science and Children, 2017
Why Does It Take Longer to Boil Potatoes at High Altitudes? This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. This month's issue looks at why water boils at different temperatures at different altitudes.
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Learning Activities
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McGowan, Veronica Cassone; Ventura, Marcia; Bell, Philip – Science and Children, 2017
This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month's issue shares information on how students' everyday experiences can support science learning through engineering design. In this article, the authors outline a reverse-engineering model of instruction and describe one example of how it looked in our fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Engineering, Design
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Smith, Janette – Science and Children, 2017
Young students need opportunities to develop their conceptual understanding of properties of matter. By providing students with inquiry activities, we lay the groundwork necessary for students to grasp the challenging concepts associated with learning about the periodic table in middle school. In this 5E activity (Bybee 2009), fifth-grade students…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts, Science Activities
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