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West, Robert Mac – Informal Learning, 2002
Reports the first known survey to evaluate and rank children's museums. The survey was conducted by Child magazine but questions the methodology used to derive the rankings. Identifies the top 50 museums in the rankings. Notes that dinosaurs remain a popular topic and many new programs are designed for very young children. (DLH)
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Museums, Science Education
Harlen, Wynne, Ed. – 1985
The teacher's role in directing science activities is examined in this book. Suggestions are offered on what teachers might do with the activities and advice is given on how the activities could be used. Each of the eight chapters contains a brief summary at the beginning, a detailed review at its close, and a list of specific guidelines for…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning
Bailes, Edith G.; Lipovsky, Louis J. – 1985
This publication serves as a guide on insects for elementary school age children. The information is geared to answer the most commonly asked questions by children about insects (such as whether a given insect bites). Facts are also presented on how and where insects live, what they eat, and what eats them. The introductory chapter explains the…
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Elementary Education
Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education. – 1979
This interdisciplinary unit is intended for use in second grade classes; however, it can be used K-8 with modifications. The unit seeks to demonstrate that aquatic organisms interact in complex ecosystems and that these organisms react to their environment in different ways. Specific directions are given for setting up an aquarium and populating…
Descriptors: Biology, Ecological Factors, Elementary Education, Environment
Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education. – 1979
This interdisciplinary unit is intended for use with third grade classes. It examines the history and economics of man's relationships to the beaver. It investigates the natural history of the beaver, its anatomy, range, food sources, and the skills it employs to modify its environment by building dams. The structure of beaver dams is examined.…
Descriptors: Biology, Conservation Education, Ecology, Elementary Education
Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education. – 1979
This interdisciplinary unit is intended for use in kindergarten classes. The unit follows the story line of the book, "Grandma's Beach Surprise," or any suitable children's story about the seashore environment. The unit deals with shelled animals found along the ocean shore. It includes the anatomy of various mollusks, their interaction with the…
Descriptors: Biology, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Elementary Education
Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education. – 1979
This multidisciplinary unit deals with whales, whaling lore and history, and the interaction of the whale with the complex marine ecosystem. It seeks to teach adaptation of marine organisms. It portrays the concept that man is part of the marine ecosystem and man's activities can deplete and degrade marine ecosystems, endangering the survival of…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL. – 1977
Unified by the theme "our community", this unit, part of nine basic instructional units for intermediate level, reflects the observations of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans in various regions of the United States. Comprised of Kits 1-4, the unit extends the following basic and interpreted science processes: observing, communicating,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Ears, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Blosser, Patricia E. – 1975
This booklet provides methods that teachers can use to analyze questioning techniques and suggests ways that teachers can develop variety in the type of questions they ask. Both Bloom's "Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook I: Cognitive Domain," and the Question Category System for Science are discussed as systems for classifying…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Inquiry, Instruction
Doughty, Ted G.; Richiger, Georgina M. – 1975
This publication includes curriculum materials on animals for grades K-4. The major purposes of this publication are to foster individualized and interdisciplinary science and art activities within elementary classrooms and to provide pupils and teachers with suggestions to encourage the use of zoos, animal parks, and natural history museums.…
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animal Facilities, Biological Sciences, Curriculum
Doughty, Ted G.; Richiger, Georgina M. – 1975
This publication includes curriculum materials on animals for grades 4-6. The major purposes of this publication are to foster individualized and interdisciplinary science and art activities within elementary classrooms and to provide pupils and teachers with suggestions to encourage the use of zoos, animal parks, and natural history museums.…
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animal Facilities, Biological Sciences, Curriculum
Petrie, Edwin T. – 1975
Described is a program designed to help introduce the broad scope of occupational careers available with general aviation. The program is designed to aid the teacher in presenting the basic principles of flight, essential facts about general aviation as well as its occupational opportunities. It replaces previous elementary student materials, and…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aviation Technology, Career Education, Careers
Curtis, Hugh – 1971
This manual is a camp director's or teacher's guide to utilizing an outdoor education facility. Specifically, it details an area being studied in Wausau, Wisconsin; gives principles, objectives, and philosophy of that outdoor education program; and lists responsibilities of this program coordinator and committee. The remainder of the manual…
Descriptors: Camping, Conservation Education, Elementary Education, Environmental Education
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN. – 1977
Presented is a science activities in energy package which includes 16 activities relating to electrical energy. Activities are simple, concrete experiments for fourth, fifth and sixth grades which illustrate principles and problems relating to energy. Each activity is outlined in a single card which is introduced by a question. A teacher's…
Descriptors: Electricity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Energy
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN. – 1977
Presented is a science activities in energy package which includes 14 activities relating to energy conservation. Activities are simple, concrete experiments for fourth, fifth and sixth grades, which illustrate principles and problems relating to energy. Each activity is outlined on a simple card which is introduced by a question. A teacher's…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Energy
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