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Bergman, Daniel J. – Science and Children, 2017
Classroom implementation of the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) does not necessarily require complete curricular overhaul. In many cases, teachers can review previously used lessons with respect to the "NGSS," evaluate alignment, and make subsequent modifications. One science activity the author has…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Education, Classification, Accuracy
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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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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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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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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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Clary, Renee – Science Teacher, 2015
This article describes activities in which students sample, investigate, classify, and compare characteristics (i.e., texture, color, density, porosity) of local soils, evaluating whether the soils are healthy or at risk. Students investigate correlations between geology and geography, predict which soil types may go extinct in their state, and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Soil Science, Geology, Geography
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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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Concannon, James; Buzzetta, Maegan – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2010
It is difficult for students to conceptualize biochemical processes that are portrayed as two-dimensional figures in a textbook. Instead of relying on overheads, PowerPoint, or textbook figures, the authors have students imagine themselves actually being inside a cell. Students have a specific role in the cell: helping with the transcription and…
Descriptors: Translation, Biochemistry, Science Teachers, Genetics
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Guy, Mark; Young, Timothy – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2010
The importance of using proportional scaled models in teaching about eclipses to elementary- and middle-level students is presented in this article. The authors illustrate how using creative models to display the basic concepts of shadows, scale, and perspective can foster a deeper understanding of how eclipses occur. Three innovative,…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Models, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Lucking, Robert A.; Christmann, Edwin P.; Whiting, Mervyn J. – Science Scope, 2008
"Mashup" is a new technology term used to describe a web application that combines data or technology from several different sources. You can apply this concept in your classroom by having students create their own mashup maps. Google Maps provides you with the simple tools, map databases, and online help you'll need to quickly master this…
Descriptors: Maps, Internet, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Wong, Siu Ling; Mak, Se-yuen – Physics Education, 2008
We describe the design of a simple homemade apparatus for the measurement of the refractive indices of liquids and demonstration of refraction. A circular transparent plastic tank and a lazy Susan are held concentrically. A laser pointer is mounted on the lazy Susan with its laser beam pointing radially through the centre of the plastic tank.…
Descriptors: Lasers, Light, Optics, Physics
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Lee, Eun Ah; Fortner, Rosanne W. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2007
The authors' purpose is to help students clarify the difference between scientific laws and scientific theories. Understanding the nature of science is important to our students; however, persistent misconceptions, such as misunderstandings about scientific laws and theories, are still present. In this two-part activity, students will have a…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Misconceptions, Scientific Concepts, Science Activities
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Sterling, Donna R. – Science Scope, 2006
Using the seasons in the science classroom increases student observation skills as they focus on subtle differences such as shades of color and differences in structures. In this article, the author presents a variety of activities that can help students identify and demonstrate patterns and changes in leaf or plant development. The ability to…
Descriptors: Observation, Science Education, Classroom Observation Techniques, Science Activities
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Minogue, James; Guentensberger, Todd – Science Scope, 2006
One set of ideas at the core of the National Science Education Standards (NSES) Science and Technology Standards is that of engaging middle school students in activities that help them develop their understandings of technological design. More precisely, students should be able to identify appropriate problems for technological design, design a…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Education, Middle School Students, Secondary School Science
Kwan, Terry; Texley, Juliana – 2003
This book for middle school science teachers is the second in a series of three safety books intended to offer positive options as they raise awareness of potential hazards in the science classroom. The book is written in narrative style and discusses safety concepts in the context of commonplace situations in real classrooms. Topics covered…
Descriptors: Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Safety, Middle Schools, School Safety
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