ERIC Number: ED438162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Measurement Activities for Increasing Student Curiosity for Animal and Space Topics.
Rule, Audrey C., Ed.
This document presents a resource for elementary teachers in the form of a collection of facts and measurements of animals and planets to be used in generating student interest for these different topics. It is suggested that the teacher make an overhead transparency of the measurements related to the current topic, then have students guess at what is being measured. Part of this activity, aside from arousing student curiosity, allows the teacher to diagnose what students know about the topic and focus their attention. Measurements for the animal and solar system topics include: (1) "Sharks" (Deborah Smith); (2) "Bats" (Sharissa Entrichel and Liz Osvold); (3) "Brown Rats" (Jolene Dockstader); (4) "Blue Whales" (John Pattis); (5) "The Solar System: Mars" (Cindy Hurst); and (6)"The Solar System: Saturn" (Lupe Rodriguez). (Contains 75 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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