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ERIC Number: EJ787973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Can Trains Really Float?
McCartney, Robin Ward; Deroche, Sarah; Pontiff, Danielle
Science and Children, v45 n7 p33-37 Mar 2008
Have you ever heard of a Maglev train? Who would be crazy enough to think that exploring how a high-tech train little known in the United States works with a group of fourth-grade students would yield understandings about the properties of magnetism, force and motion, and inquiry science? Fortunately, the authors--a college methods professor and two elementary education students--were, and the hands-on exploration they developed and tested with their students was a resounding success. Their highly motivating learning adventure is described here. (Contains 4 figures, 3 resources and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A