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Fenty, Nicole S. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Students with learning disabilities (LD) in reading often struggle to succeed due to difficulties with reading comprehension. Comprehension difficulties can impact access to a variety of text types, including informational texts. Researchers suggest that students with LD in reading require explicit comprehension supports before, during, and after…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Advance Organizers
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Botzum, Krystalyn; Sparks, Kelly; Smothers, Moriah – Science and Children, 2019
While curriculum designed as project-based learning is not suitable for use with every science standard, this methodology can be used when teaching concepts that naturally contain some flexibility. With small adaptations, teachers can implement these practices into the classroom regardless of the grade level. This article provides a detailed…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Scientific Concepts
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Edmondson, Elizabeth; Navy, Shannon; Maeng, Jennifer; Gonczi, Amanda; Mannarino, Anne – Science and Children, 2019
Problem-based learning (PBL) involves students solving a problem with multiple solutions over time, like scientists in real-world contexts. This fourth-grade PBL unit had students become part of an endeavor to help their state of Virginia become energy independent. It conceptualized energy independence as becoming self-sufficient for energy…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Elementary School Science, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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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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Nuanmeesri, Sumitra; Kadmateekarun, Preedawon; Poomhiran, Lap – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
This research aimed to develop the augmented reality (AR) in teaching human heart anatomy and blood flow has been designed and developed an AR to study the anatomy of the heart. The AR was evaluated by five experts, who analysed its content consistency by using the Index of Item Objective Congruence (IOC). The content was rated at 0.8.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Anatomy, Human Body
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Dousay, Tonia A.; Weible, Jennifer L. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
This collective case study uses a design-based research approach to investigate the role of 3D pens, an emerging technology, in fostering creativity during a lesson on biomes, genetics, and heredity with learners in six classes of 4th and 5th grade students from rural Michigan and Idaho. Data analyzed included video of the classroom lessons,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Ponners, Pamela Jones; Piller, Yulia – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
Research shows that well before children can verbalize their thoughts, they often create internal visual models of what scientists are and what they do (Farland-Smith 2012). Therefore, discovering, understanding and recording a student's own stereotypical perceptions are crucial to science instructors, as it is believed that perceptions may affect…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Science Instruction, Cognitive Structures
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Wu, Ting; Albion, Peter – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
Facing calls for greater emphasis on STEM education in primary school classrooms, teachers may be anxious because of limited exposure to STEM in their own education. The Australian Curriculum: Technologies is new and many teachers are not familiar with its content. Hence both in-service and pre-service teachers (PSTs) require preparation. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, STEM Education, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
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Kijkuakul, Sirinapa – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
This article focuses on impacts of collaborative action research with a spiral process of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting that had been used as a strategy to promote teacher professional development in science education of Thailand. With the school principals' support, three primary science teachers' instructional practices are the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Action Research
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Elcan Kaynak, Naime; Avsar Erumit, Banu – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Nature of science (NOS) is a critical component and should be part of all science lessons. It is critical to begin NOS instruction in the elementary grades, to help young children develop an identity as persons who can conceptualize NOS ideas. The purpose of this study was to explore third grade elementary students' Nature of Science (NOS)…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Keles, Pinar Ural; Çepni, Salih – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In this study, it is aimed to evaluate the drama activities conducted in fifth grade science subjects with a developed analytical rubric. The study was conducted using case study. The sample of the study consists of 26 students attending 5th grade in a public school located in the Akçaabat district of Trabzon province. In the study, four groups…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Scoring Rubrics, Drama, Elementary School Students
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Rouse, Rob; Rouse, Amy Gillespie – Science and Children, 2019
Although incorporating engineering into science instruction seems straightforward, adding more content into an already busy school day may be overwhelming for some teachers. To address this challenge, the authors created a unit that integrates engineering and literacy instruction. This article demonstrates how young students can learn…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Edelen, Daniel; Bush, Sarah B.; Nickels, Megan – Science and Children, 2019
Because students have often been conditioned as passive learners and receivers of knowledge, it can be difficult for them to persevere in solving authentic problems. Nevertheless, teachers must persist in preparing students as problem solvers and critical thinkers. In an urban inner-city neighborhood school in the southeast, students embarked on a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Jurkiewicz, Melissa A.; Kirn, Adam; Crowther, David – Science and Children, 2019
Interactions with forces and energy can range from a toddler dropping toys repeatedly for someone else to pick up to a group of fifth graders playing soccer at recess. In addition, students may have observed the power of water to move physical objects by seeing news footage of rising floodwaters, experimenting with a garden hose, or spending a day…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Water
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Granger, Ellen M.; Bevis, Todd H.; Southerland, Sherry A.; Saka, Yavuz; Ke, Fengfeng – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This research examines factors influencing elementary science teacher learning as they participate in professional development with and enactment of educative curricula in comparison with learning following limited professional development and enactment of traditional curricula. Using a randomized cluster design (125 teachers and 2,694 students in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers
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