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New York State Education Department, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides federal funds to improve elementary and secondary education in the nation's schools. ESSA requires states and Local Educational Agencies (i.e., school districts and charter schools) to take a variety of actions to ensure that all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, disability…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality
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Gallo-Fox, Jennifer; Stegeman, Lauren – Science and Children, 2018
By the age of five, there is already a science achievement gap among young children in the United States. Educators have worked to address this gap between upper elementary and middle school children for many years. However, little attention has been placed on preventing the gap by focusing on the youngest learners. This article describes how to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Achievement, Achievement Gap, Young Children
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Aragon, Katherine; Hirschwerk, Rebecca – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
The Drawn to Nature program is a collaboration between the museum and a local school district that encourages first graders to explore the ponds, meadows, forests, and sculpture on the 145-acre nature preserve of the Nassau County Museum of Art in two seasons. Students engage in active, developmentally appropriate learning through movement across…
Descriptors: Museums, Arts Centers, Educational Cooperation, Grade 1
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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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Ashbrook, Peggy – Science and Children, 2017
This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. In this month's issue students study landscape surfaces to recognize changes due to human impacts or natural phenomena.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Science Education
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Mesa, Jennifer; Sorensen, Kirsten – Science and Children, 2016
Inspired by a song to be sung by her daughter's first-grade class in an upcoming musical, a parent volunteer teacher used fireflies as the focus of a science lesson to build on the children's interest and experiences. She developed a 5E lesson (Bybee et al. 2006) using the backwards-design approach (Wiggins and McTighe 2005) to ensure meaningful…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Grade 1
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Magruder, Robin; Rosenauer, Julia – Science and Children, 2016
This article describes a second grade science enrichment unit with a focus on human impact, both positive and negative, on the living and nonliving components of the local watershed. Investigating the local watershed gave the unit a personal and pragmatic connection to students' lives because they depend on the local watershed for what they need…
Descriptors: Science Education, Enrichment Activities, Grade 2, Units of Study
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Shorter, Angela; Segers, Marcia – Science and Children, 2016
How can an engineer design a bird feeder that attracts many birds? This question resulted from kindergarten students' observations of the bird feeders in their school's bird sanctuary. The challenging question is the heart of project-based learning (PBL), a teaching strategy in which students tackle real-world problems and design projects to solve…
Descriptors: Ornithology, Recreational Activities, Science Activities, Science Education
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Dolenc, Nathan; Wood, Aja; Soldan, Katie; Tai, Robert H. – Science and Children, 2016
In this article, the authors discuss role-play as a pedagogical strategy to engage kindergarten and first-grade students in science and engineering. They present a five-part Mars colony lesson that they developed for a blended class, during which students role-play a space-exploration story that enables them to gain a firsthand perspective of what…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Science Instruction, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Morgan, Emily; Ansberry, Karen – Science and Children, 2016
It's easy to see the connections between science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) in daily life, but they may not be so obvious in the classroom. This month's lessons allow students to explore the components of STEAM through a favorite art supply, the crayon, and a beloved American tradition, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Freehand Drawing, Art
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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2016
The abstract nature of physical science concepts often means that they are the most challenging for elementary students to grasp. Understanding how light behaves allows students to form a foundation for their future understanding. This month's trade books and activities engage students in basic concepts related to light.
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Mann, Michele J.; Pynes, D'Anna – Science and Children, 2016
In this article, Mann and Pynes describe a five-day mini-project-based learning (PBL) unit about organisms and their environments that addresses the "Next Generation Science Standards" (3-LS4-3). Third-grade students were asked how they could determine which animals live in their neighborhoods. In teacher-determined collaborative groups,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Grade 3, Animals
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Bradbury, Leslie; Wilson, Rachel; Pepper, Nancy; Ledford, Mitzi – Science and Children, 2016
Most plants are able to obtain all of the nutrients that they need from air, water, and soil; however, this is not true of carnivorous plants. Because they tend to live in boggy soils where there are small amounts of nitrogen, carnivorous plants have developed specialized structures that enable them to lure and capture insects and sometimes other…
Descriptors: Science Education, Plants (Botany), Natural Resources, Teaching Methods
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Fitzgerald, Angela; Smith, Kathy – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
To help support primary school students to better understand why science matters, teachers must first be supported to teach science in ways that matter. In moving to this point, this paper identifies the dilemmas and tensions primary school teachers face in the teaching of science. The balance is then readdressed through a research-based…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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