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Misiti, Frank L. – Science Activities, 1992
Describes two activities for helping elementary and middle school students develop energy consciousness: (1) Energy Chains and (2) The Energy Tank. The Energy Tank is an activity that has students build and race a two-liter soda bottle to reinforce the basic laws of energy conservation. (PR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Conservation Education, Earth Science, Elementary School Science
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Callison, Priscilla L.; Wright, Emmett L. – Science Activities, 1992
Describes an activity for studying weeds in grades four through nine. "Wanted" posters are prepared with the scientific name of a common weed and a few identifying features. Students find the plant, give it an "alias" or common name, and then draw the "wanted" picture. Presents six wanted posters and describes expansion lessons and follow-up…
Descriptors: Biology, Classification, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brownstein, Erica M.; And Others – Science Activities, 1994
With thousands of activities available, how does a teacher select activities appropriate for the classroom? Describes the guidelines of the "Science Activity Filter," which provide a useful protocol for evaluating science activities for their value in the classroom, allowing the teacher to use resources effectively, minimize discipline and safety…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Jay, Jeff – Science Activities, 1994
Discusses the procedures used by students to design an interactive astronomy display case. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Display Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Activities
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Cordua, William S. – Science Activities, 1994
Discusses common as well as uncommon minerals that are attracted to a hand magnet. Included in the discussion are answers to the following questions: (1) What causes this attraction? and (2) How many different minerals respond to a hand magnet? (ZWH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geology, Magnets, Minerals
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McLure, John W. – Science Activities, 1994
Describes three census activities concerning birds and butterflies that involve students in the actual collection of biological data. A Project Feederwatch data form is also included. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Birds, Census Figures, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rieck, William – Science Activities, 1994
Describes an activity that allows students to discover the concept of density and that density is a determining physical property of a pure substance. Makes suggestions to further enhance students' understanding of density. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Density (Matter), Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Sciences
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St. Andre, Ralph – Science Activities, 1994
Describes how teachers and students can construct a mass, spring scale, lever, and pulley. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Equipment
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Munsart, Craig A. – Science Activities, 1993
Presents an activity that allows students to experience the type of discovery process that paleontologists necessarily followed during the early dinosaur explorations. Students are read parts of a story taken from the "American Journal of Science" and interpret the evidence leading to the discovery of Triceratops and Stegosaurus. (PR)
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Dinosaurs, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities
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Science Activities, 1993
Presents a reproducible page for students dealing with the following topics: plate tectonics, magma, crust, and earthquakes. Provides a plate tectonics activity that uses cardboard and clay. (PR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Earthquakes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities
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Dybdahl, Claudia S.; Shaw, Donna Gail – Science Activities, 1993
Explains how literature constructs can support science curriculum in an integrated unit model. Literature is integrated to complement science, but the literature activities are feasible in their own right. The result is an organized and purposeful exploration of concepts from two points of view that may be used as separate lessons or incorporated…
Descriptors: Biology, Color, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hoehn, Robert G. – Science Activities, 1990
Listed with examples are six levels of thinking. The design of lessons to teach higher order thinking is discussed. A sample lesson on spontaneous generation which uses this method is provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ward, Alan – Science Activities, 1990
Illustrated are five classroom projects about the relationship between weight and size in animals. Background information and procedures are provided. Ten extension activities are suggested. (CW)
Descriptors: Animals, Biological Sciences, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Simonis, Doris G. – Science Activities, 1990
Activities designed to teach children about solar distance and size are presented. These include a classroom-sized model, an outdoor model, a read-aloud activity, and follow-up activities. Available resource materials in print and on film are listed. (CW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ecklund, Mary C. – Science Activities, 1990
Three activities--"Earth's Orbit and the Four Seasons,""Observing Rabbits," and "Solutes, Solvents, and Solutions"--are described. Included in each are background information, a list of materials, key questions, teacher preparation, teacher introduction, procedure, and follow-up activities. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary School Science
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