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ERIC Number: EJ1033910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Buoying Design Skills
Bliss, Angela; Bell, Elizabeth; Spence, Lundie
Science and Children, v51 n2 p50-55 Oct 2013
Oranges, flying disks, pool noodles, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe may seem like items discarded after a Rube Goldberg experiment, but in fact, these objects were used in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This article describes a project in which The Center of Ocean Sciences Education Excellence SouthEast (COSEE SE) piloted an elementary basic observation buoy (eBOB) project in which third- through fifth-grade students explored and manipulated materials used to design and construct small classroom buoys. Students discovered how buoys address STEM disciplines and science standards while promoting teamwork through creative inquiry-based lessons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A