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Brown, Patrick – Science and Children, 2019
Students come to class with ideas about science content and the practices used to generate knowledge. Their lived experience provides them with basic ideas about how the world works. Tapping into their innate understandings and testing their ideas allows them to construct a more accurate understanding. Research shows that all students are ready to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Energy
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Pauley, Lauren; Weege, Kendra; Koomen, Michele Hollingsworth – Science and Children, 2016
Native plants are not typically the kinds of plants that are used in elementary classroom studies of plant biology. More commonly, students sprout beans or investigate with fast plants. At the time the authors started their plant unit (November), the school-yard garden had an abundance of native plants that had just started seeding, including…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Plants (Botany), Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level
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Anderson, Janice L.; Smith, Diane; Corbat, Josh; Minshew, Lana; Madlangbayan, Melissa – Science and Children, 2016
Direct experience is a powerful learning and teaching tool. However, when trying to teach students about natural hazards such as earthquakes, direct experience is not the best idea. Depending on location, it might be difficult to help young students understand the impact of natural hazards on their lives. Students will naturally find it…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Natural Disasters, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Banse, Holland W.; Palacios, Natalia A.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2016
Facilitating productive discussions in the mathematics classroom is a challenge for many teachers. Discourse--student communication of mathematical ideas with teachers and peers--provides a platform on which students share their understanding, clarify misperceptions, and evaluate ideas. If students are unable to access and participate in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), English Language Learners, Teaching Methods
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Szucs, Leigh; Reyes, Jovanni V.; Farmer, Jennifer; Wilson, Kelly L.; McNeill, Elisa Beth – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2015
Adolescents are influenced by the type, length and quality of the connections shared with different people throughout their lifespan. Relationships with peers, friends, and adults help to shape knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs related to health. Recognizing healthy or unhealthy characteristics allow youth to strengthen relationships and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Interpersonal Relationship, Adolescents, Teaching Methods
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Cook, Kristin Leigh; Bush, Sarah B.; Cox, Richard – Science and Children, 2015
The power of 3D printing technology has grown exponentially in just the past few years--people around the world are using 3D printers to prepare food, create tailored clothing, build cars and homes, and advance the medical field in ways that never seemed possible. In classrooms across the nation, 3D printers have become increasingly common because…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Engineering Technology, Printing, Grade 4
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Kurz, Terri L.; Serrano, Alejandra – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2015
To support students' development of concepts in mathematics, the use of technology is often encouraged (Common Core State Standards Initiative [CCSSI] 2010). Technology can contextualize learning and provide a meaningful setting for mathematical ideas. Most teachers are supportive regarding the use of technology to encourage learning and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
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Hance, Trevor; Befus, Kevin – Science and Children, 2015
The idea of building sand castles evokes images of lazy summer days at the beach, listening to waves crash, enjoying salty breezes, and just unplugging for a while to let our inner child explore the wonderful natural toys beneath our feet. The idea of exploring caves might evoke feelings and images of claustrophobia or pioneers and Native…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Earth Science, Concept Teaching, Grade 5
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Bush, Sarah B.; Karp, Karen S.; Albanese, Judy; Dillon, Fred – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2014
What better way to interest students in mathematics than using a Super Bowl® commercial? A Prudential® insurance commercial aired during the Super Bowl in 2013 was the impetus for this lesson (see it here on You-Tube™: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=IsNiKGMSHUQ). In the commercial, four hundred people were polled on "How Old Is the Oldest…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Lee, Mi Yeon – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
In the technology-rich twenty-first century, students are required to actively construct their knowledge and collaboratively engage in problem solving by using such skills as adaptability, communication, self-management, and systematic thinking. In accordance with this necessity, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Merricks, Jessica; Henderson, Jennifer – Science and Children, 2014
Sound is typically thought of something that is heard. Can it be seen or felt? Most students experience the noises that surround them in everyday life, but few stop to think about what sound is, how it travels, and the biological challenges associated with perceiving sound. Since students are already familiar with everyday sounds, inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Concept Teaching, Scientific Concepts, Grade 4
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Roche, Anne; Clarke, Doug – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2014
Anne Roche and Doug Clarke discuss the importance of developing students' persistence in relation to problem solving during the use of challenging tasks. They provide a useful list of strategies that teachers can use to encourage persistence amongst their students.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Persistence, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics
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Sheffield, Caroline C. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
The men of the Breckinridge family have a long history of service to the nation, including many politicians, soldiers, and even a vice president of the United States. But it was a woman in the family, Mary, who had, arguably, the most direct and long-lived impact on those she served. As the founder of the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) of Eastern…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Nurses, Health Services, Caring
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McConnell, William J.; Dickerson, Daniel – Science and Children, 2013
One game that seems to intrigue almost any child is Angry Birds, a popular video game available on most media devices in which a player uses a slingshot to hurl small, angry birds through the air in hopes they will knock over pigs resting on complex, destructible structures. Presented in this article is a half-day lesson, in which fourth graders…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Video Games, Elementary School Science, Grade 4
Cox, Carole – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom…
Descriptors: Fiction, Nonfiction, Books, Content Area Reading
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