ERIC Number: ED288701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Science Fare: An Illustrated Guide and Catalog of Toys, Books, and Activities for Kids.
Saul, Wendy; Newman, Alan R.
This book addresses some of the methods by which science can be made accessible to children, both in school and non-school settings. It contains information on effective science education for elementary school age children, and includes a catalog of books and other materials. Topics discussed in the book include: (1) planning; (2) approaches to science education; (3) encouraging inquiry and understanding; (4) answering questions; (5) community resources; (6) school science fairs and competitions; (7) science and children's literature; (8) getting started with science; (9) where to purchase science materials; (10) general science; (11) biology in the out-of-doors; (12) magnifiers and microscopes; (13) experimental thinking in biology; (14) earth science and paleontology; (15) chemistry sets; (16) physics and weather; (17) astronomy; (18) electronics; (19) using computers in teaching science; and (20) building and engineering. Included is an index and an introduction written by Isaac Asimov entitled "Science and Children." (TW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Electronics, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Home Study, Inquiry, Museums, Outdoor Education, Questioning Techniques, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Fairs, Science Instruction, Science Materials
Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022 (ISBN-0-06-181757-0--Hardcover, $27.95; ISBN-0-06-091218-9--Paperback, $14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Community
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