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ERIC Number: EJ1115199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Engineering Encounters: A House for Chase the Dog
Marrero, Meghan E.; Gunning, Amanda M.; Buonamano, Christina
Science and Children, v53 n5 p76-83 Jan 2016
From a young age, children encounter different materials and learn color, hardness, texture, and shape. Focusing on observable properties is an engaging way to introduce young children to matter. In this investigation, students use observations and engineering design to decide which material would make the best roof for a doghouse. The authors used the 5E model (BSCS and IBM 1989) to create an engaging inquiry-based activity to meet standards and make real-life connections to physical science content. Their second-grade students enjoyed the activity and came to understand how physical properties can determine how a material is used.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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