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ERIC Number: EJ887855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Time for a Change
McCann, Florence; Millsap-Shobert, Katie; Schmidt, Sherland Ann; Falsarella, Carell
Science and Children, v47 n8 p41-45 Apr 2010
Fifth graders in Mrs. Caldwell's class would soon experience a "change" as they made the transition from elementary to middle school. Participation in classroom inquiry investigations and schoolwide science enrichment events had already developed students' enthusiasm for science; here was an opportunity to solidify that enthusiasm. Guest science teachers--two preservice elementary teachers and their instructor from a local university--would teach a science lesson on phase changes to communicate to these soon-to-be middle school students the message that "science is cool." Additionally, understanding phase changes (especially water) is an important concept for understanding weather phenomenon. (Contains 1 figure and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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