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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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Morris, Chris – Physics Education, 1990
Described is a mobile hands-on science program called "Light Works" that is brought directly into the classroom. The reasons for the implementation of "Light Works" into primary classrooms is discussed. The advantages and operation of this program are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits
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Sigismondi, Linda A. – American Biology Teacher, 1989
A paper model which is designed to give students a hands-on experience during lecture and blackboard instruction on DNA structure is provided. A list of materials, paper patterns, and procedures for using the models to teach DNA structure and replication are given. (CW)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology, College Science
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Matsuo, Tsutomu; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Discussed are the construction and uses of a version of a photoelectric colorimeter by students. Included are materials needed and four experiments which use the equipment. Sample results are shown. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Interfaces, Higher Education
Smith, B. R.; And Others – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
Described is a technique for taking a large monolith for the purpose of teaching soil structure. Materials and procedures are detailed. A survey of 93 students indicated that the larger monolith was preferred over the commonly used narrow ones. (CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Higher Education
Levine, S. J.; And Others – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
Compared are the estimates of students and professional field soil scientists. Results indicate that with three weeks of practice and the availability of good reference samples, students can attain a level of proficiency comparable to professional soil scientists. Suggestions for grading evaluations are provided. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Evaluation Methods
Hall, M. H. – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
Presented is a successfully implemented active learning project and results of a survey to assess the success of the project. Materials and methods are discussed, and an example of one project is provided. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Higher Education
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Outlines a suggested scheme for introducing young children to the subject of classification by using pets and an investigatory approach. General objectives and introductory, developmental and culminating activities are provided. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Classification, Discovery Learning, Educational Objectives
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Kemp, Kenneth C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1988
Describes a simple method to teach molecular geometry using styrofoam balls and velcro strips. Discusses the construction and a procedure for using the model for teaching. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Farmelo, Graham – Physics Education, 1992
Discusses four topics presented in the science foundation course of the Open University that exemplify current developments in particle physics, in particular, and that describe important issues about the nature of science, in general. Topics include the omega minus particle, the diversity of quarks, the heavy lepton, and the discovery of the W…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Liegel, Leon H.; Thompson, Delbert – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
The advantages and disadvantages of poster sessions vs. oral talks are reviewed. Front-end and secondary planning, materials, and follow-up needed for poster sessions are outlined. An example session and a check list are included. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Higher Education
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Vacher, Henry Leonard – Journal of Geological Education, 1989
This article presents a vector-analysis approach to the classical three-point problem in hydrogeology. Problem sets involving strike and dip, and ground water flow including computer programs (in BASIC) for their solution are given. (CW)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Podmore, Francis; Fleet, Richard W. – Physics Teacher, 1985
Describes a simple three-dimensional model of Halley's Comet orbit (which is much more informative than a two-dimensional drawing) to illustrate spatial relationships and visualize how the comet moves relative to the earth. Instructions for model assembly are given along with a template which can be photocopied and glued to cardboard. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education