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Merricks, Jessica; Lankford, Deanna – Science and Children, 2019
For some elementary science teachers, a unit on land and water brings nightmares of dirt and water all over the room. Several Earth science "kits" contain hands-on exercises that allow the students to "get messy" as they manipulate materials; however, these lessons may lack the necessary opportunities for students to ask unique…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Science Education, Relevance (Education)
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Finn, Kevin E.; Yan, Zi; McInnis, Kyle J. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Outdoor education programs have been shown to have a positive effect on the educational, physical and emotional development of youth. They are increasingly being used to foster a sense of community in schools and to provide students with learning opportunities related to the environment. This article describes an integrated outdoor education…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Science Education
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Jones, Bethan; Coakley, Ruth; Fenn, Lisa; Earle, Sarah; Davies, Dan – Primary Science, 2018
Making accurate, manageable assessments of children's scientific understanding, skills and progress is one of the biggest challenges facing primary teachers. In Wales, where Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) at age 11 were phased out in 2005, teacher assessment has been the only source of pupil attainment data in science for a much longer period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Science Achievement, Science Education
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Lott, Kimberly; Lott, Alan; Ence, Hannah – Science and Children, 2018
Inquiry-based active learning in science is helpful to all students but especially to those who have a hearing loss. For many deaf or hard of hearing students, the English language may be their second language, with American Sign Language (ASL) being their primary language. Therefore, many of the accommodations for the deaf are similar to those…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Units of Study, Acoustics
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Tyler, Paul – Primary Science, 2018
Sports science is still one of the fastest growth areas in science across the world. There isn't a professional sports team that does not have a host of sports scientists to analyse and improve every minute detail of their performance. So how is this relevant to a primary school? Making real-life links to other areas of life is very important in…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Games, Physical Education, Athletics
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Jones, Verity – Primary Science, 2018
In many schools following the National Curriculum for England the teaching of science has been overshadowed by the demands of literacy and numeracy, with the focus on statutory testing (SATs) and emphasis on national targets. This has often led to increasing concerns around teachers' subject knowledge, the sapping of teacher confidence and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Poetry, Scientific Methodology, Investigations
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Fox, Lisa – Primary Science, 2018
In this article, trainee teacher, Lisa Fox, outlines some of her successful activities pulling science and art together while on her teaching practice. The activities were planned for nursery-age children through Grade 6. The purpose was to show that all ages can develop phase-related science knowledge and explore and demonstrate this through art.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Science Education, Integrated Activities, Science Activities
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Egan, Padraig – Primary Science, 2018
Artists and scientists attempt to understand all manner of things through skills such as observation, classifying, measuring, and making new connections. They share an innate curiosity about the world and how things work. This can be viewed as the common bond that ties the two disciplines together. In this article, Padraig Egan explores how art…
Descriptors: Science Education, Art Education, Integrated Activities, Science Activities
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Pickett, Steve; Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2018
A conversation between the Director of the University of Manchester's Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub and the Education Director of England's Halle Orchestra explores the relationship unfolding between science and music. The interview focuses on synergies between music and science and how the two subjects can…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Music Education
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Wines, Chris; Pfeiffer, Linda; Scott, Amanda; Woolcott, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2018
This article illustrates an enhancement and lesson-delivery process used to engage classroom students in primary school science lessons. In the enhancement process, university educators and pre-service teachers collaborated with local experts to prepare lessons based in local or regional contexts. Lessons were designed to enable students to think…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Inquiry, Elementary School Science
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Stanford, Angela; Wilson, Connie; Barker, Emily – Science and Children, 2018
One plausible method for ensuring students are truly understanding science fundamentals beyond being actively and intellectually engaged is to consider how informal learning environments can provide meaningful relevancy by connecting to real-world instances. Transforming traditional science centers into informal learning centers will ensure that…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Informal Education, Educational Change
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Choffin, Amy; Johnston, Laura – Science and Children, 2018
This article describes how two teachers implemented a 5E lesson in a third-grade classroom where the students had been working with forces/motion and investigating things that move like pendulums, swing sets, and various toys. The lesson was included as part of a larger unit on motion. The desired outcome for this lesson was for students to…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Motion
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Gross, Lisa; Fitts, Shanan; Quadrini, Valerie; Ramirez, Breanna M. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2018
English learners (ELs) benefit from inquiry-based science instruction that includes explicit attention to language learning goals. The purpose of this article is to share a third-grade unit on forces and motion which integrates science inquiry and writing in science notebooks with the goal of developing ELs' engagement in science, conceptual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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Sumrall, William J.; Sumrall, Kristen M.; Robinson, Hannah A. – Science Activities: Projects and Curriculum Ideas in STEM Classrooms, 2018
Biomimicry is a difficult concept for younger children to grasp. This manuscript describes a group of successful activities that we have used to teach biomimicry to first graders. The activity begins with a class discussion about camouflage, a concept many students have experienced. Then the students participate in an activity in which they are…
Descriptors: National Standards, Academic Standards, Science Education, Biology
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Bergman, Daniel J. – Science and Children, 2017
Classroom implementation of the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) does not necessarily require complete curricular overhaul. In many cases, teachers can review previously used lessons with respect to the "NGSS," evaluate alignment, and make subsequent modifications. One science activity the author has…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Education, Classification, Accuracy
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