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ERIC Number: EJ1115292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Science for Two Voices
Schwarzkopf-Trujillo, Julie; Straits, William
Science and Children, v53 n3 p53-59 Nov 2015
During inquiry investigations with third graders, the authors urge their students not to just make observations but also to record them. Inspired by Joel Fleishman's "A Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices" (1988), the authors developed an activity that increases students' motivation to record accurate and detailed observations. This investigation is one activity within a larger unit of study intended to support subsequent activities. More detailed observations lead to more confident conclusions and greater detail for poetry. The lesson presented in this article is appropriate for grades 3-5 and best aligns with the "Next Generation Science Standards" in grade 4 (NGSS Lead States 2013).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A