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Rehmat, Abeera P.; Owens, Marissa C. – Science and Children, 2016
This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month's issue shares information about a unit promoting scientific literacy and the engineering design process. The integration of engineering with scientific practices in K-12 education can promote creativity, hands-on learning, and an improvement in students'…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Engineering Technology, Integrated Activities
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Arce, Christina – Science and Children, 2006
Most children are unaware of the process of molting, the periodic shedding and replacement of part or all of a coat or an outer covering of an animal, but it is an animal characteristic they are sure to be interested in and should have the opportunity to observe. In this article, the author shares how she and her students observed various…
Descriptors: Animals, Science Instruction, Zoology, Role Playing
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Purcell, April D.; Ponomarenko, Alyson L.; Brown, Stephen C. – Science and Children, 2006
The challenge for today's elementary teachers is not "whether" but rather "how" to use computers to effectively teach students essential skills and concepts. One exciting way of meeting this challenge is to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer software that captures, manipulates, analyzes, and displays data on specialized layered…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Software, Plate Tectonics, Information Systems