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Merricks, Jessica; Lankford, Deanna – Science and Children, 2019
For some elementary science teachers, a unit on land and water brings nightmares of dirt and water all over the room. Several Earth science "kits" contain hands-on exercises that allow the students to "get messy" as they manipulate materials; however, these lessons may lack the necessary opportunities for students to ask unique…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Science Education, Relevance (Education)
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Lott, Kimberly; Lott, Alan; Ence, Hannah – Science and Children, 2018
Inquiry-based active learning in science is helpful to all students but especially to those who have a hearing loss. For many deaf or hard of hearing students, the English language may be their second language, with American Sign Language (ASL) being their primary language. Therefore, many of the accommodations for the deaf are similar to those…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Units of Study, Acoustics
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Tate, Kathleen; Doyle, Colin; Messina, Daniela; Warnecke, Brian; DePriter, Tiffany; Brillhart, Daniel – Science and Children, 2018
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) (2014) sets forth that children learning science and engineering practices in the early years lays "the foundation for a progression of science learning in K-12 settings and throughout their entire lives." So, it is important to build upon children's natural curiosities and expose them to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Metallurgy, Grade 5, Academically Gifted
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Gallo-Fox, Jennifer; Stegeman, Lauren – Science and Children, 2018
By the age of five, there is already a science achievement gap among young children in the United States. Educators have worked to address this gap between upper elementary and middle school children for many years. However, little attention has been placed on preventing the gap by focusing on the youngest learners. This article describes how to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Achievement, Achievement Gap, Young Children
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Stanford, Angela; Wilson, Connie; Barker, Emily – Science and Children, 2018
One plausible method for ensuring students are truly understanding science fundamentals beyond being actively and intellectually engaged is to consider how informal learning environments can provide meaningful relevancy by connecting to real-world instances. Transforming traditional science centers into informal learning centers will ensure that…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Informal Education, Educational Change
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Choffin, Amy; Johnston, Laura – Science and Children, 2018
This article describes how two teachers implemented a 5E lesson in a third-grade classroom where the students had been working with forces/motion and investigating things that move like pendulums, swing sets, and various toys. The lesson was included as part of a larger unit on motion. The desired outcome for this lesson was for students to…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Motion
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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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McGowan, Veronica Cassone; Ventura, Marcia; Bell, Philip – Science and Children, 2017
This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month's issue shares information on how students' everyday experiences can support science learning through engineering design. In this article, the authors outline a reverse-engineering model of instruction and describe one example of how it looked in our fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Engineering, Design
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Fulton, Lori; Paek, Seungoh; Taoka, Mari – Science and Children, 2017
Students of today are digital natives who for the most part come to school with experiences that may surpass those of their teachers. They use tablet computers and other devices in their personal lives and are eager to use them in the classroom. For teachers, this means they must integrate technology in ways that allow their students to learn with…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing
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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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Baldwin, Kathryn; Wilson, Allison – Science and Children, 2017
Having high-quality early childhood education programs that prepare children for success in school and later years continues to be an ever increasing national priority. While the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") do not provide standards for preschool, there are ample opportunities to use the Standards as a guide to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Outdoor Education, Earth Science, Science Process Skills
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Fulton, Lori – Science and Children, 2017
Writing in science is a natural way to integrate science and literacy and meet the goals set by the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") and the "Common Core State Standards" ("CCSS"), which call for learners to be engaged with the language of science. This means that students should record…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Writing Instruction
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Himschoot, Rebecca – Science and Children, 2017
Evidence is mounting that children have decreasing exposure to the natural world, which makes sense as the population of the planet urbanizes and many interests and assignments involve digital technology. According to the United Nations, 54% of the world's population now live in cities (2014), and a 2010 study by the Kaiser Health Foundation found…
Descriptors: Science Education, Outdoor Education, Elementary School Students, Merchandise Information
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Science and Children, 2017
The editors of "Science and Children" invite readers to explore the 2016 list of Outstanding Science Trade Books. The list builds upon a 44-year history of identifying the very best science books for children. In the award-winning titles provided in this article, readers will find traditional science content as well as engineering and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Books
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Presser, Ashley Lewis; Kamdar, Danae; Vidiksis, Regan; Goldstein, Marion; Dominguez, Ximena; Orr, Jillian – Science and Children, 2017
Many preschool classrooms explore plant growth. However, because many plants take a long time to grow, it is often hard to facilitate engagement in some practices (i.e., since change is typically not observable from one day to another, children often forget their prior predictions or cannot recall what plants looked like days or weeks earlier).…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Preschool Children, Prediction, Science Experiments
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