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ERIC Number: EJ921130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Sharing Research Results
Ashbrook, Peggy
Science and Children, v48 n8 p20-21 Apr 2011
There are many ways to share a collection of data and students' thinking about that data. Explaining the results of science inquiry is important--working scientists and amateurs both contribute information to the body of scientific knowledge. Students can collect data about an activity that is already happening in a classroom (e.g., the qualities of various play doughs, school-made or purchased). Collecting data is part of the National Science Education Standard A: Science as inquiry. This article presents a play dough guidebook which aims to record and report on data about various play doughs to compare their characteristics (e.g., texture, smell, stiffness, and ability to harden). (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A