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Morgan, Emily; Ansberry, Karen – Science and Children, 2016
Pill bugs, also called roly-polies, are small terrestrial isopods that are abundant in temperate areas throughout the world. Because they are engaging, harmless, and easily collected, they provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn about invertebrate body parts, behaviors, and information processing. This column includes activities…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Entomology, Science Activities
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Preston, Christine – Teaching Science, 2016
Young children love to draw, and should be encouraged to explore drawing as a communication tool. Drawing is a means by which children can express their thoughts, interests and feelings, long before they learn to write. We know that: "children's drawings are vehicles for expression and communication" (Chang, 2012, p. 187). This form of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Biddy, Quentin – Science Teacher, 2015
As society becomes more technological, the need for scientific literacy grows . Part of scientific literacy is understanding the nature of science, which can be revealed, in part, by learning the historical context of current science concepts. History of science can be taught using scientific inquiry, scientific argumentation, and authentic…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Models
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Timmerman, Barbara – Science Scope, 2002
Points out old-dated information provided in textbooks and recommends using current events to close the knowledge gap between the real world and textbooks. Uses year-long journal writings in which students choose a science article and analyze it. Provides an example of the activity sheet. (YDS)
Descriptors: High Schools, Instructional Materials, Journal Writing, Middle Schools
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Fitzner, Kenneth – Science Scope, 2002
Uses print media resources with the science curriculum to connect science concepts to real life scenarios. Helps students with learning scientific vocabulary and concepts. (YDS)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Instructional Materials, Middle Schools, Newspapers
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Ashby, Susanne – Science Scope, 2002
Uses National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) posters and the information behind them as instructional materials to connect real world science to the classroom. Provides a list of resources. (YDS)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Middle Schools, Printed Materials, Science Education
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Royce, Christine Anne – Science Scope, 2002
Points out the necessity of the proper usage of movies such as the selection of video segments illustrating science concepts against the issue of provoking violence among students. Describes available media resources for classroom use and the positive and negative effects of using movies for instructional purposes. (YDS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Laposata, Matthew M.; Howick, Tom; Dias, Michael J. – Science Scope, 2002
Explains the effectiveness of visual aids compared to written materials in teaching and recommends using television segments for teaching purposes. Introduces digitized clips provided by major television news organizations through the Internet and describes the technology requirements for successful viewing of streaming videos and audios. (YDS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Internet
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Fenton, Adrian – Education in Science, 2002
Introduces a CD-ROM that provides support for inclusive science and special education. Provides a full-scale investigation, resources for lessons, and management strategies for special needs students in science, and includes the themes of coastline protection, micro-scale chemistry, torches and color, fast plants, and flashcards software. (YDS)
Descriptors: CD ROMs, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials
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Radhe, Sue Ellen; Cole, Lynn – Science Scope, 2002
Uses the science fiction television show "Star Trek" as an instructional medium to teach physics concepts. Includes suggestions on how to motivate students through "Star Trek" episodes and the Internet. (YDS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials
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Moseley, Christine; Reinke, Kay – Science Scope, 2002
Presents an activity in which students create their own bumper stickers and cartoons to develop environmental awareness among other people. Uses the 5E instructional approach which includes engagement, exploration, explanation, extension, and evaluation. (YDS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cartoons, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials
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Stewart, Heather L.; Chudler, Eric H. – Science Scope, 2002
Discusses the use of movies as an instructional tool for the topic of neurosciences. Provides a list of neuroscience films and a preview sheet example prepared for the movie "A Beautiful Mind". Explains copyright issues for teachers. (YDS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Brain, Films, Instructional Materials
Stevenson, Stephanie – MultiMedia Schools, 2001
Discussion of science education focuses on Internet resources for teachers, including lesson plans, as well as for students. Highlights include museum Web sites; NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) sites; curriculum resources for science education; sites about gender equity; and links to other resources. (LRW)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Gender Issues, Instructional Materials, Internet
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Patterson, Mary Jane – Journal of Chemical Education, 2000
Discusses the issues involved in creating an Internet-based chemistry class, including presentation of material, testing, lab work, and administrative support. (WRM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education
Passmore, Cynthia; Stewart, James – 2000
Recent education reform documents emphasize the need for students to develop a rich understanding of evolution's power to integrate knowledge of the natural world. This paper describes a nine-week high school course designed to help students understand evolutionary biology by engaging them in developing, elaborating, and using Charles Darwin's…
Descriptors: Biology, Evolution, High Schools, Instructional Materials
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