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Hollweg, Karen S.; Kubota, Carole; Ferrell, Phyllis – 1998
Incorporating community-based programs into the curriculum provides rich, real learning experiences. The VINE (Volunteer-led Investigations of Neighborhood Ecology) Follow-Through Project allows third through fifth grade students to work with trained volunteers in guided inquiries on the ecological habitats found in the schoolyard and the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum, Elementary Education, Environmental Education
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Escobar, Carole – Physics Teacher, 1990
Discussed are teaching methods that can be used in association with amusement park rides. The basic principles behind the effects of several rides are reviewed and illustrated. (CW)
Descriptors: Computation, Mechanics (Physics), Nonformal Education, Physics
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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
Zelon, Helen – Scientific American Explorations, 1998
Describes some experiences at a parent-child weekend at Space Camp. (WRM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Nonformal Education, Nonschool Educational Programs
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Banathy, Bela H.; Mills, Stephen R. – 1978
Described is a project to devise four environmental education models targeted to: (1) secondary school teachers teaching separate courses on energy; (2) elementary and secondary teachers seeking to infuse environmental education into social science courses; (3) elementary and intermediate teachers seeking to infuse environmental education into…
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development