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Keeratichamroen, Wasana; Dechsri, Precharn; Panijpan, Bhinyo; Ruenwongsa, Pintip – Teaching Science, 2010
In any demonstration to students, producing light and sound usually ensures interest and can enhance understanding and retention of the concepts involved. A guided inquiry (Predict, Observe, Explain: POE) approach was used to involve the students actively in their learning about the explosive combustion of fine flour particles in air in the…
Descriptors: Safety, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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VanRooy, Wilhelmina; Sultana, Khalida – Teaching Science, 2010
This article describes a simple, inexpensive, easy to conduct gel-electrophoresis activity using food dyes. It is an alternative to the more expensive counterparts which require agarose gel, DNA samples, purchased chamber and Tris-borate-EDTA buffer. We suggest some learning activities for senior biology students along with comments on several…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Learning Activities
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Ng, Wan – Teaching Science, 2010
By the age of seven, many children would have eaten jelly and many would have experienced its preparation by watching adults. This small scale study explores the use of different levels of thinking skills and language in discussing the process of jelly making among Grade 2 students. Semi-structured, one-to-one interviews with fifteen students were…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Prior Learning, Grade 2, Thinking Skills
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Matthews, Lynley – Teaching Science, 2010
Children of Generation Y are entering our schooling system. These children have always known instant communication and the internet. They possess basic skills in using technology, but they still need to develop a deeper understanding of technology. Teaching longitudinally will increase the learner's confidence and develop a deeper understanding.…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Technology Education, Generational Differences, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Hackling, Mark; Smith, Pru; Murcia, Karen – Teaching Science, 2010
A key principle of inquiry-based science education is that the process of inquiry must include opportunities for the exploration of questions and ideas, as well as reasoning with ideas and evidence. Teaching and learning Science therefore involves teachers managing a discourse that supports inquiry and students engaging in talk that facilitates…
Descriptors: Science Education, Inquiry, Science Instruction, Instruction
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Belohlawek, Julie; Keogh, Brenda; Naylor, Stuart – Teaching Science, 2010
"The Puppets Promoting Engagement and Talk in Science" project focuses on using puppets to engage children in conversation to develop their thinking about scientific concepts in an inquiring, explorative approach. This project is also about motivating and engaging teachers to link literacy with science in their teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Puppetry, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Science Instruction
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Satterthwait, Donna – Teaching Science, 2010
From effective learning research, there is a general consensus that hands-on experiences help students to learn. The question that this paper seeks to answer is what it is about these activities that fosters student learning. In a review of the literature, three factors have been identified as making a significant contribution to this strategy's…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Cooperative Learning, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Carruthers, Rebecca; de Berg, Kevin – Teaching Science, 2010
Seventeen Grade Six students were divided into small groups to study the concept of forces in the context of magnets and their properties. The researcher, a pre-service primary school teacher, encouraged the students into conversation about magnets and it was found that, without hesitation, they talked about their prior experience of magnets. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 6, Scientific Concepts, Primary Education
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Forbes, Anne; McCloughan, Gerry – Teaching Science, 2010
"MyScience" ("www.myscience.edu.au") is a pioneering primary science initiative that uses a distinctive team approach, with primary teachers, primary students and volunteer mentor scientists working collaboratively as students conduct authentic scientific investigations to find answers to their own questions. The initiative is…
Descriptors: Investigations, Student Participation, Professional Development, Elementary School Science
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Alexander, Athalie; Russo, Sharon – Teaching Science, 2010
Capitalising on areas in which teachers feel most comfortable, the teaching of Biology, environmental education or nature to young children can be an alternative way of introducing and understanding Science. A "Citizen Science" program currently being run by the University of South Australia (UniSA) may be an appropriate starting point.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Language Arts, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Fleming, Keith; Panizzon, Debra – Teaching Science, 2010
Learning is most effective when the scientific context used in the classroom is a transformed extension of the students' real world and so inspires students' intrinsic motivation, encouraging students to ask meaningful questions and seek their own answers through an inquiry or investigative approach. The Student Owned Learning Model (SOLM)…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Motivation
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Hoban, Garry; Nielsen, Wendy – Teaching Science, 2010
"Slowmation" (abbreviated from "Slow Animation") is a simplified way of making an animation that enables students to create their own as a new way of learning about a science concept. When students make a slowmation, they create a sequence of five multimodal representations (the 5 Rs) with each one contributing to the learning…
Descriptors: Animation, Hands on Science, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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Hatsidimitris, George; Connor, Rick; Ginges, Jacinda; Wolfe, Joe – Teaching Science, 2010
"Glimpses of Science" is the outcome of collaboration between the University of New South Wales and four primary schools in the Sydney metropolitan region. A prototype kit on the topic of sound was developed and demonstrated by the team. This kit formed the basis for further science activities to be designed and produced in conjunction…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, Elementary School Science
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Turnbull, David; Parisi, Alfio; Downs, Nathan – Teaching Science, 2010
Australia has one of the highest rates of incidence and mortality due to skin cancer in the world. Exposure to the sun also has a beneficial side. The beneficial effects are relatively few, but they are essential to a person's well being. It is well known that exposure to small amounts of UV radiation are beneficial for the human body and…
Descriptors: Investigations, Well Being, Cancer, Radiation
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Yoon, Sae Yeol; Bennett, William; Mendez, Claudia Aguirre; Hand, Brian – Teaching Science, 2010
When using an argument based inquiry approach like the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach, argumentation between peers and with a teacher will provide great opportunities for students to experience negotiation of meaning in relation to science content. However, students do not automatically engage in dialogue and argumentation with…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Listening, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods
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