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Robinson, Ariel – Science and Children, 2017
Although the "Next Generation Science Standards" and "Common Core State Standards" do not extend to prekindergarten, early learning experiences are vital to preparing young children entering kindergarten with the background knowledge, technical vocabulary, resourcefulness, and dispositions for inquiry that are the foundations…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Scientific Concepts
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Vick, Matthew – Science and Children, 2016
Science teaching continues to move away from teaching science as merely a body of facts and figures to be memorized to a process of exploring and drawing conclusions. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize eight science and engineering practices that ask students to apply scientific and engineering reasoning and explanation. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Textbooks, Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards
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Science and Children, 2016
Science teachers and mentors continue to be challenged to meet the high expectations of "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" and the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). Indeed the "Framework" urges to help learners "[build] progressively more sophisticated explanations of natural…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Materials, Childrens Literature
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Harr, Natalie; Doneyko, Kathleen; Lee, Richard E., Jr. – Science and Children, 2012
The students at Crestwood Primary School proved that they have what it takes to exercise their bodies and their minds. In an effort to support their teacher's scientific expedition to Antarctica, students from kindergarten to second grade pledged to read books and do physical activity that equated to the 12,900 km (8,000-mile) journey to the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Elementary School Science
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Shanahan, Marie-Claire – Science and Children, 2010
Using an adapted version of a recently published scientific article, a group of sixth graders worked together identifying conclusions, deciding on appropriate evidence, suggesting improvements for the study, and recommending further investigations for scientists. This experience provided opportunities for these students to use reading to decide on…
Descriptors: Science Education, Investigations, Grade 6, Scientists
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Texley, Juliana – Science and Children, 2009
Today's classrooms have no real walls! Students explore the world on field trips, during virtual journeys on the world wide web, and through the books they read. These pathways help them fly to the ends of the universe to satisfy their scientific curiosity. Again this year, the professionals of the NSTA/CBC Review Panel for Outstanding Science…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science
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Schon, Isabel – Science and Children, 2009
Simple, lively, and easy-to-understand science books in Spanish for the very young are the new reality in the publishing world. In contrast to previous years where there has been a wider selection of books for beginning, middle, and advanced readers, today publishers in the United States (with a few exceptions) seem to be concentrating on books…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Spanish, Science Instruction, Reading Materials
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Jones, Marla Wagner – Science and Children, 2009
A piece of children's literature can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning science; however, it takes more than reading about a topic to qualify as "doing science." Inspired by the book, "The Gift of the Tree", the author developed an in-depth interdisciplinary lesson for her sixth-grade students without diluting the science. Through this…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Hands on Science, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cervetti, Gina; Barber, Jacqueline – Science and Children, 2009
How can you connect, supplement, and extend students' firsthand investigations? Look toward your bookshelves for a clue. Books and other textual materials can serve the following roles in support of scientific inquiry: providing context, modeling, supporting firsthand inquiry, supporting secondhand inquiry, and delivering content. Each of these…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Everett, Susan; Moyer, Richard – Science and Children, 2009
Trade books can be used in all phases of the learning cycle to support effective teaching and learning. Romance and Vitale (1992) found that texts and other nonfiction science books can be effective tools for teaching reading, as the science activities give learners a purpose for their reading. In this article, the authors share ways to…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Science Activities, Learning Processes, Reading Instruction
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Texley, Juliana – Science and Children, 2008
Each of these outstanding selections defies the traditional image of a child "curling up with a good book." Yes, they can be a source of great personal reading, encouraging students of all ages to stretch their skills and their imagination as they interact with the printed page. But these journeys of the scientific imagination seldom end with the…
Descriptors: Imagination, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science
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Burk, Sandy – Science and Children, 2006
Science trade books can spark real-life involvement in saving a threatened fish. A successful science program at the Westbrook Elementary School, in Bethesda, Maryland, does just that. The program--in which students participate in watershed restoration projects as part of a yearlong study of the local Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Programs, Science Instruction, Grade 4
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Rop, Sheryl K.; Rop, Charles J. – Science and Children, 2005
When it comes to selecting science trade books, there are plenty of lists and guides that identify good books; however, when it is time to create a unit or add to the classroom library, selecting appropriate books can still be a challenge. Recommended books may not be available in the school or local libraries, and budget constraints may prohibit…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Library Materials, Science Education, Science Materials
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Texley, Juliana – Science and Children, 2005
Is that the sound of the last bus leaving the schoolyard? Or the staff's collective sigh of relief? School's out. Now it's time to nurture the lifelong learner deep inside with a summer reading list that will allow teachers to renew, reflect, and refresh. The National Science Education Standards reminds us, "Becoming an effective science teacher…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Professional Development, Reading Materials, Recreational Reading
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Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Troland, Thomas H. – Science and Children, 2005
The Moon's cycle of phases is one of the most familiar natural phenomena, yet also one of the most misunderstood. This probably comes as no surprise, but research has found that a significant segment of the population, including both elementary students and teachers, mistakenly believes that the Moon's phases are caused by the shadow of the Earth.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Astronomy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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