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Campbell, Coral, Ed.; Jobling, Wendy, Ed.; Howitt, Christine, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2018
Science education is crucial to young children's discovery and understanding of the world around them. This third edition of Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated to include the most current research, bringing together an author team of respected science education researchers from across Australia. New chapters address changing…
Descriptors: Science Education, Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Mesa, Jennifer; Sorensen, Kirsten – Science and Children, 2016
Inspired by a song to be sung by her daughter's first-grade class in an upcoming musical, a parent volunteer teacher used fireflies as the focus of a science lesson to build on the children's interest and experiences. She developed a 5E lesson (Bybee et al. 2006) using the backwards-design approach (Wiggins and McTighe 2005) to ensure meaningful…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Grade 1
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Davis, Elizabeth A.; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; Van Driel, Jan H. – Studies in Science Education, 2016
Curriculum materials serve as a key conceptual tool for science teachers, and better understanding how science teachers use these tools could help to improve both curriculum design and theory related to teacher learning and decision-making. The authors review the literature on teachers and science curriculum materials. The review is organised…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Kane, Justine M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2016
The goal of this study is to bring the voices of African American boys front and center in science education research in an effort to strengthen our understandings of their experiences of school and science. Using an interpretivist perspective within a narrative inquiry approach, I focus on the student and science-student identities two African…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Science Education, Educational Research
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Fitzgerald, Angela; Smith, Kathy – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
To help support primary school students to better understand why science matters, teachers must first be supported to teach science in ways that matter. In moving to this point, this paper identifies the dilemmas and tensions primary school teachers face in the teaching of science. The balance is then readdressed through a research-based…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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Danielsson, Anna T.; Andersson, Kristina; Gullberg, Annica; Hussénius, Anita; Scantlebury, Kathryn – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
In this article we explore the places pre- and primary school (K-6) student teachers associate with their science learning experiences and how they view the relationship between these places and science. In doing so, we use "place" as an analytical entry point to deepen the understanding of pre- and primary school student teachers'…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Science Education, Student Teachers
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Preston, Christine – Teaching Science, 2016
Young children love to draw, and should be encouraged to explore drawing as a communication tool. Drawing is a means by which children can express their thoughts, interests and feelings, long before they learn to write. We know that: "children's drawings are vehicles for expression and communication" (Chang, 2012, p. 187). This form of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Science Education, Science Instruction
Brenneman, Kimberly – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Recent research suggests early math, science, and social studies knowledge may boost achievement for the nation's youngest students and provides a better chance at future reading success--more so even than early reading skills. This issue explores the benefits of including a strong science curriculum in the early years and includes recommendations…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Development, Science Education
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Theis, Becky; Galindo, Ed; Shockey, Tod – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored professional development of educators in the NASA Summer of Innovation (SOI) program. The Idaho, Montana, and Utah (IMU-SOI) program worked with educators and students from thirteen Native American communities. The summer sessions were focused on problem based learning and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Professional Development, Summer Science Programs, American Indian Students
Töman, Ögr. Gör. Ufuk; Ergen, Yusuf – Online Submission, 2014
Today's World is in period of rapid development of science and technology. There is science and technology education that not based on rote, practical on the basis of development in science and technology. Misconceptions are a major obstacle in order to take the desired efficiency. Because concepts that learned wrong obstacle attainment of right…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Astronomy, Scientific Attitudes
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Larsson, Jonna – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2013
The purpose of the present article was to gain knowledge about what aspects of, and in what way, contextual and conceptual intersubjectivity contribute to emergent science knowledge about sound. Starting from a Vygotskian theoretical base, the article rests on the work of Fleer (early learning and development. Cultural-historical concepts in play,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Play, Scientific Concepts, Preschool Children
Mujawamariya, Donatille; Hamdan, Amani – Canadian Journal of Education, 2013
The growing diversity of Ontario's population is increasing pressure on the education system to ensure that all students receive equal opportunities to excel academically and develop personally. Students are more likely to succeed if their own racial, ethnic, and cultural identity is reflected in the classroom. This observation applies no less to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Science Education, STEM Education
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Avery, Leanne M.; Meyer, Daniel Z. – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
Science teaching in elementary schools, or the lack thereof, continues to be an area of concern and criticism. Preservice elementary teachers' lack of confidence in teaching science is a major part of this problem. In this mixed-methods study, we report the impacts of an inquiry-based science course on preservice elementary teachers' self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Scientific Research, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
Lee, Carole K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study aims to understand the design and implementation of elementary methods classes focused in science instruction by teacher educators in the colleges and universities in the state of Arkansas. All 18 institutions with an Early Childhood Education program approved by the Arkansas Department of Education were reviewed with interviews, site…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Early Childhood Education
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McPherson, Sarah – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This paper describes a web-based collaborative project called "A Dance with the Butterflies" that applied the brain-based research of the Center for Applied Special Technologies (CAST) and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Pre-K-4 science curriculum. Learning experiences were designed for students to invoke the Recognition,…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Access to Education
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