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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
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Environment Education. – 1976
This document presents an explanation, illustration, and evaluation of a Students Toward Environmental Participation (S.T.E.P.) Project at Rutherford High School in Bay County, Florida. The main objective of this S.T.E.P. Project was to train high school students to teach environmental awareness activities to elementary students. This booklet…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
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Hamilton, Dorothy G. – Science and Children, 1981
Lists examples of paintings, sculpture, music, and literature which lend themselves to science units such as the changing universe, energy, matter, and living things. (CS)
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Art Education, Elementary Education
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Lewis, Melanie – Science and Children, 1981
Lists science/art activities which involve students in general observation and imaginative visualization. (CS)
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Art Education, Elementary School Science
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Beisenherz, Paul C. – Science and Children, 1981
Discusses methodology for several activities which use Alka Seltzer tablets as a source of carbon dioxide gas. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jones, Alick R. – Journal of Biological Education, 1980
Describes methods for collection, culture, observation, and making permanent stained preparations of the protozoan vorticella. Suggestions are made for experiments to investigate growth, reproduction, settlement, ecology, feeding, and osmoregulation. (CS)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, College Science, Higher Education
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Mandell, Alan; Kannan, Madeline – Science Teacher, 1981
Describes two games which may be used with pairs or teams of students in earth/space science courses to reinforce and enrich content and to review subject matter. A microcomputer program in BASIC II is provided. (CS)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Computers, Earth Science, Educational Games
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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
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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