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McLure, John W. – Science Activities, 2001
Describes using domesticated, wild, or feral animals to teach students about nature and animal behavior. Connections can be made with psychology, economics, genetics, history, art, and other disciplines. The study of animal behavior provides opportunities for harmless student experimentation. (SAH)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Biology, Early Childhood Education
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Murfin, Brian – Science Activities, 2000
Describes the famous swing bridge in Belize. Students build bridges from a variety of materials and answer the questions, What are different types of bridges?, How do bridges work?, How can you tell if a bridge design will be safe?, and What is the best way to build a bridge over a river while still allowing boat traffic? (SAH)
Descriptors: Construction (Process), Design, Elementary Education, Engineering
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Rillo, Thomas J. – Science Activities, 1980
Described is the use of military surplus parachutes to enhance the physical development of students, while providing examples and illustrations of concepts relating to the natural environment. Twenty-two activities are described. A lesson plan is provided. (RE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Education
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Miller, June K. – Science Activities, 1989
Discussed are the advantages and processes of making collections with children. An activity for making a classroom collection (herbarium folios) is described and includes materials and procedures. The processes of collecting and classifying are stressed. (CW)
Descriptors: Botany, Classification, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wandersee, James H. – Science Activities, 1987
Presents an adaptation of "Euler's Circles" as a metacognitive tool for learning. Provides background about diagraming and learning theory. Details concept circle diagrams and considers their relationship to Ausubelian learning theory. Gives examples of the use of concept circles and rules for concept circle construction. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, College Science, Concept Formation
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Bohren, Craig – Science Activities, 1988
Describes a demonstration to show the character and behavior of mixing clouds. Discusses laminar and turbulent flow, and the formation of contrails and other cloud phenomena. (CW)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Humidity, Laboratory Procedures, Meteorology
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McLure, John W. – Science Activities, 1988
Describes behaviors of the domestic cat in terms of developing students abilities to observe. Discussed are play, territoriality and pecking order, catnip, feral studies, and chasing. (CW)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Biological Sciences, Learning Strategies
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Ward, Alan – Science Activities, 1987
Suggests some of the basics and reasons for teaching balance. Explains how the concept of a cantilever can be used. Describes 25 activities for observing, testing and learning about balance. (CW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades
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Keller, Elhannan L. – Science Activities, 1980
Presented is an activity in which students use a microscope to do a forensic hair comparative study and a medullary classification. Mounting methods, medulla types, hair photographs, and activities are described. (DS)
Descriptors: Microscopes, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Brunner, Mark – Science Activities, 1980
Describes five environmental awareness activities which can be integrated into any elementary school classroom situation. Activity oriented experiences are described utilizing field experiences, group work, language experience, role playing and the inquiry method. Activity topics include the meaning of environment, introduction to natural and…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science