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ERIC Number: EJ789652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Sand: Up Close and Amazing
McDuffie, Thomas E.
Science Scope, v27 n1 p31-35 Sep 2003
The integration of science with social science and literature captures the spirit of inquiry and pedagogy embodied in the "National Science Education Standards". Multiple instructional approaches--group and individual work, small and large group work, at-home activities, hands-on and virtual instruction, extension into literature, writing and geography--meet the needs of students with different learning styles. This article describes two sand activities that provide a conceptual introduction to weathering, erosion, and deposition as part of the rock cycle. The activities included are structured around the collecting, cleaning, and comparing of sands from a range of locations, and are enhanced by various extension ideas. The author has designed the activities to include some at-home phases, however, the studies can just as easily be done entirely in the classroom and around the school. (Contains 4 resources and 7 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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