ERIC Number: ED295781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Science Activities for Elementary and Middle School. CESI Sourcebook V. An Occasional Sourcebook of the Council for Elementary Science International.
Malone, Mark R., Comp.
Mounting research evidence has shown that an activity centered approach to elementary and middle school science education can be quite effective. This sourcebook, developed for teachers by teachers, presents many activity oriented science lessons that could be done in any elementary or middle school classroom with minimal additional experience. Nearly all lessons use materials that could easily be found around most schools or homes or that could be purchased inexpensively from local sources. Each activity contains the focus of the activity, a challenge posed to the students, materials, procedures, further challenges and references. Topics include: teaching physical science activities; sound; light and color; electricity from static to circuits; electricity from magnetism to generators; forces and motion; simple machines; heat; forces in liquids and gases; matter; chemistry; and space. Numerous line drawings illustrate the activities. (CW)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creativity, Divergent Thinking, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Junior High Schools, Laboratory Procedures, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.; Council for Elementary Science International.