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Fulton, Lori; Paek, Seungoh; Taoka, Mari – Science and Children, 2017
Students of today are digital natives who for the most part come to school with experiences that may surpass those of their teachers. They use tablet computers and other devices in their personal lives and are eager to use them in the classroom. For teachers, this means they must integrate technology in ways that allow their students to learn with…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Lindquist, Bill; Loynachan, Courtney – Science and Children, 2016
Courtney Loynachan was a student in Dr. Lindquist's summer 2014 "Teaching Science in the Elementary School" methods course at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The course included an exploration of the power of writing as a learning tool for science with a particular focus on the use of science notebooks. Throughout the…
Descriptors: Science Education, English Language Learners, Spanish, Teaching Experience
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Busch, Carsten; Claßnitz, Sabine; Selmanagic,, André; Steinicke, Martin – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
In 2010 1.1 million pupils took private lessons in Germany, with 25% of all German children by the age of 17 having attended paid private lessons at some point in their school career (Klemm & Klemm, 2010). The high demand for support for learning curricular content led us to consider an integrated solution that speeds up both the design of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Dankenbring, Chelsey; Capobianco, Brenda M.; Eichinger, David – Science and Children, 2014
In this article, the authors provide an overview of engineering and the engineering design process, and describe the steps they took to develop a fifth grade-level, standards-based engineering design task titled "Getting the Dirt on Decomposition." Their main goal was to focus more on modeling the discrete steps they took to create and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Design, Curriculum Design, Task Analysis
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Streller, Sabine – Science and Children, 2014
Scientific investigations are usually introduced to children by referring to phenomena and occurrences that they already know about from their environment. The goal is that children learn to understand everyday observations and experiences from a scientific perspective, pose questions, express and test simple hypotheses by planning and performing…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Observation, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Tuttle, Nicole; Obringer, Mary; Czajkowski, Kevin; Czerniak, Charlene M. – Science and Children, 2014
Children are natural scientists full of curiosity. This curiosity allows them to ask questions about and to investigate their surroundings. Since science is not just a collection of facts to be learned, but rather investigations that need to be made, teachers should encourage that natural curiosity in the classroom. Luckily, the "Next…
Descriptors: Investigations, Science Education, Science Activities, Teaching Methods
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Bergman, Daniel – Science Scope, 2011
The messages students receive through popular media such as movies, television, the internet, and music videos have a powerful influence and can shape their thinking. A national survey of media use by 8- to 18-year-olds found the average adolescent spends over seven and a half hours daily with entertainment media (KFF 2010). Rather than viewing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Popular Culture, Mass Media Effects, Science Instruction
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Zenchak, John; Lynch, Mary Jean – Science and Children, 2011
The authors developed a demonstration with two similar setups that provide students with both the prior experience to form an expectation and the discrepancy to grab their attention. They follow the demonstration with a structured exploration format that gives students a method for experimenting to find the one built-in difference (i.e., the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts
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Frye, Elizabeth M.; Trathen, Woodrow; Schlagal, Bob – Reading Teacher, 2010
Acrostic poems make use of a keyword written vertically, where each line of the poem begins with a letter of the keyword. The structure of this formula poem combined with teacher modeling provides a scaffold for students, showing them how to think flexibly and develop ideas and choose interesting words. Moreover, encoding information in poetic…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Poetry, Reading Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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McCann, Florence; Millsap-Shobert, Katie; Schmidt, Sherland Ann; Falsarella, Carell – Science and Children, 2010
Fifth graders in Mrs. Caldwell's class would soon experience a "change" as they made the transition from elementary to middle school. Participation in classroom inquiry investigations and schoolwide science enrichment events had already developed students' enthusiasm for science; here was an opportunity to solidify that enthusiasm. Guest science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle Schools, Investigations, Science Teachers
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Andersen, Stephanie – Science and Children, 2010
You'll gain plenty of weather resources from this month's issue (temperature concepts, weather instruments, the water cycle/evaporation). You can use that information with these outdoor seasonal connections.
Descriptors: Weather, Water, Science Education, National Standards
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Simpson, Patricia – Science and Children, 2010
Having taught K-12 students and preservice teachers for almost 20 years, the author knows the problems that arise when students are asked to generate an investigation of their own design. Therefore, she developed some lessons that significantly increased the diversity and quality of the investigations students generated. This article describes…
Descriptors: Investigations, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Active Learning
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Huss, Jeanine; Baker, Cheryl – Science and Children, 2010
Agriculture can play a key role in fostering scientific literacy because it brings important plant and ecosystem concepts into the classroom. Plus, agriculture, like science, is not static and includes much trial and error, investigation, and innovation. With help from community experts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research…
Descriptors: Entomology, Ecology, Scientific Literacy, Grade 5
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Straits, William; Stone, Kristin – Science and Children, 2010
With upper-elementary students, using the skeletal system can be a productive first step in learning about the various systems in the human body. Of all the systems, the skeletal system seems to be the most familiar to students. This lesson, which helps students understand joints and their role in how our bodies bend, twist, and spin--is always a…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Human Body, Elementary School Students, Science Education
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Bintz, William P.; Wright, Pam; Sheffer, Julie – Reading Teacher, 2010
Developing and implementing relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory curriculum is critical at all levels of schooling. This article describes one attempt to develop and implement an instance of interdisciplinary curriculum by using copy change with trade books to teach earth science. Specifically, it introduces trade books as a way to…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Grade 5, Curriculum Development, Science Education
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