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ERIC Number: EJ1161631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Swimming in New Vocabulary
Donohue, Kerri; Buck, Gayle
Science and Children, v55 n3 p32-37 Nov 2017
This article describes an informal program in one school where grade K-1 students learn a variety of new science vocabulary words relating to animal characteristics. The students are introduced to a new group of animals and their characteristics through storytelling, games, discussion, and crafts (see Table 1, p. 34). The new vocabulary words are then reinforced through a matching game, followed by assessment on an iPad. Through this series of activities, young students have shown that they have the ability to learn advanced scientific words and associate them with the correct animals and habitats. While the activities are focused on marine science, they can easily be modified to teach about any animals or plants from a variety of ecosystems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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