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Bartholomew, Scott R.; DeSplinter, Marlee – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, integrated STEM education, and integrative STEM education are all actively pursued teaching approaches currently being highlighted in the United States and abroad (Sanders, 2009; Semali & Mehta, 2012), and in recent years the increase in interest, engagement, and pressure to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities, STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Adelmund, Donna; Uhlenberg, Jill – Science and Children, 2019
Fidget spinners have become a fixation among school children and adults. Pappas (2017) hails spinners as both a boon to stress relief and a constraint on the ability to focus in persons with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or autism. Spinners can be a distraction in school classrooms, to the point that many schools have banned…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism
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Westman, Brittainy; Whitworth, Brooke A. – Science and Children, 2019
PEOE (predict, explain, observe, explain) is a strategy that supports conceptual change (Dial et al. 2009). "Conceptual change" is a process through which students can change their understandings, ideas, or beliefs (diSessa 1993; Konicek-Moran and Keeley 2015). This style of lesson allows students to express their scientific ideas…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Toys, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Galperin, Diego; Raviolo, Andrés – Science Education International, 2019
Research related to the teaching and learning of the lunar phases reveals a low level of understanding of this astronomical phenomenon by most students of all educational levels. Therefore, there is a need to develop didactic materials to promote adequate comprehension of this phenomenon and which have been tried out in the classroom. Presented…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Models
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Boyle, Julie – Physics Education, 2019
This paper presents exemplification of the ways in which teachers can garner the interest piqued by the recent detection of gravitational waves. The intention was to develop a teaching module based around this exciting new branch of astronomy and to use this as an opportunity to bring cutting-edge science into the classroom, whilst allowing…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Boyle, Julie – Physics Education, 2019
This paper is the second part of a three-paper series. It describes a project based approach to STEM enrichment and presents a detailed description of the practical set-ups, the investigations carried out by the students and their experimental findings. The accompanying first paper outlines an introductory gravitational waves based teaching module…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Instruction, Physics, Secondary School Science
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Kye, Hannah – Science and Children, 2019
In this article, second graders learn the basics of engineering through an exploration of magnetic levitation (maglev) technology. The author designed and taught the lessons to a class of 26 students enrolled in a month-long summer science program. The maglev lessons took place over three mornings (15 minutes for the first lesson and 40 minutes…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Engineering Education, Magnets, Summer Science Programs
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Clough, Kaitlin; Kruse, Jerrid; Wilcox, Jesse – Science and Children, 2019
As part of the "Next Generation Science Standards" (K-LS1-1), students are expected to develop an understanding of what living things need in order to live and grow. The lessons provided in this article help students understand the difference between living and nonliving things, and help them acquire important background knowledge to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Activities, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Briggs, Michael – Physics Teacher, 2019
The mystery tube is a fairly well known activity among science teachers for illustrating the nature of science. A variety of procedures have been presented for carrying out this activity, such as Scott Miller's method based on the BCSE 5E Instructional Model. Mystery tubes and other "black box" activities allow the students to engage in…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
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de Carvalho, Vinícius; Martins, Victor Hugo; Fabris, Luís Victor Muller; Muller, Marcia; Fabris, José Luís – Physics Education, 2019
This work shows the production steps of two optical fibre sensing setups which were specially designed for the activities of the 2018 Photonics Lab Open Day realized at the Federal University of Technology-Paraná in Brazil as a celebration of the first International Day of Light (16 May). The systems are based on the sensing properties of fibre…
Descriptors: Optics, Physics, Science Instruction, High School Students
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Koenig, Kathleen; Wood, Krista E.; Bortner, Larry J.; Bao, Lei – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
This article showcases how a physics lab course was successfully redesigned to promote important reasoning abilities not explicitly addressed in the typical college setting. Student development of such abilities is essential for sound decision making, particularly when living in an information age. Essential features of our guiding curricular…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Physics, Science Instruction, Logical Thinking
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Hu, Hsin-Wen; Chiu, Chiung-Hui; Chiou, Guey-Fa – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors investigated the effects of differing question-stem designs (detailed stem, simple stem, and no stem) on elementary students regarding the quality of the posed questions by students, as well as their science reports, science achievements, and critical thinking ability. A quasi-experimental design was adopted. One hundred fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Baek, Youngkyun; Wang, Sasha; Yang, Dazhi; Ching, Yu-Hui; Swanson, Steve; Chittoori, Bhaskar – European Journal of STEM Education, 2019
This study, a sub-study of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research project, applies a modified strategy of the U[superscript 2]MC for an eight-week afterschool robotics curriculum to promote upper elementary students' computational thinking in the second grade. Twenty-one students in second grade participated in a Life on Mars project…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Robotics, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Marshall, Cory – Science Teacher, 2019
This article describes how one teacher introduced Earth science topics to a 10th-grade biology class using a 3D printer. The activities described give students opportunities to visit Earth's geologic landmarks through kinesthetic modeling. 3D-printed topographical maps function as a supplement to, or replacement of, two-dimensional drawings,…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Topography, Maps
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Wallace, Carolyn S.; Coffey, Debra J. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways in which preservice elementary teacher candidates designed integrated reading and science lessons that evoked the use of similar cognitive skills in both subjects, such as sequencing, predicting, classifying, or noting cause and effect. The authors provided the candidates with a lesson plan…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Content Area Reading
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