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Akcay, Hakan – Education, 2017
The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate science teaching and assessing what is learned via using concept maps. Concept mapping is a technique for visually representing the structure of information. Concept mapping allows students to understand the relationships between concepts of science by creating a visual map of the connections. Concept…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Kremer, Angelika; Walker, Mark; Schluter, Kirsten – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2007
We developed a course in inquiry-based science for students training to become primary school teachers. The emphasis of the course was teaching students to do inquiry-based science activities themselves, as this is the best way of learning how to teach using inquiry-based methods. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Science Activities, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Inquiry
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Lederman, Norman G.; Lederman, Judith S. – Science Teacher, 2004
Current reform documents place a strong emphasis on students' understandings of the nature of science (NOS). Interestingly, the importance of this educational outcome is not new and has been agreed upon as important by most scientists and science educators for the past 100 years. Despite numerous attempts, including the major curricular reform…
Descriptors: Science Education, Curriculum Development, Science Curriculum, Knowledge Level
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Bryson, Linda – Science and Children, 2004
This article describes one fifth grade's participation in in NASA's S'COOL (Students' Cloud Observations On-Line) Project, making cloud observations, reporting them online, exploring weather concepts, and gleaning some of the things involved in authentic scientific research. S?COOL is part of a real scientific study of the effect of clouds on…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Scientific Research, Science Education, Weather
Elliott, Alison, Ed. – Early Childhood Australia, 2004
"Every Child" is Australia's premier early childhood publication, aimed at anyone involved in the care and education of children from birth to eight years--in particular child care professionals, teachers, child care students and the parents of young children. Published quarterly, it contains informative and entertaining articles on such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
Duel, Debra K. – Children & Animals, 1988
Provides some activities that are designed to help students understand some of the reasons why parents sometimes refuse to let their children have pets. Includes mathematics and writing lessons, a student checklist, and a set of tips for parents. (TW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Language Arts, Mathematics Education
Collict, George – 1992
In 1990, the New Jersey Department of Education awarded the Randolph Township Board of Education a grant to evaluate the effectiveness of an existing technology learning activity called the "Magic Box", as part of the Teacher Developed Technology Education for the Nineties grant project. This document is comprised of three publications:…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Design Requirements
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance. – 1991
This guide describes a waste reduction program for Indiana schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. It is designed to be used by any school administrator, teacher, staff person, student and/or parent willing to provide leadership, generate enthusiasm, and publicize the program. By combining traditional lessons with the actual practice of waste…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh. – 1988
Science fairs represent the culmination of student research efforts under the guidance of teachers and other persons interested in science topics. The total scientific process should be involved in the development of a project which results in a science fair exhibition. The student should learn to recognize problems, plan an experiment, gather and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, High Schools
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Myers, A. – Biochemical Education, 1987
Illustrates the scope of experimental investigations for biochemistry education in high school biology and chemistry courses. Gives a brief overview of biochemistry experiments with proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, vitamins, metabolism, electron transport, and photosynthesis including materials, procedures, and outcomes.…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Curriculum