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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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Science and Children, 2003
Presents an outdoor activity to study pill bugs. Includes a lesson plan. (KHR)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans
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Science and Children, 2003
Introduces two trade books that can be used as an instructional tool to promote scientific thinking and science process skills among children. (YDS)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials
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Paznokas, Lynda – Science and Children, 2003
Introduces research projects based on the Lewis and Clark journals that focus on building communication skills. Provides two outdoor activities for multidisciplinary learning and numerous science investigations. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Activities
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Rice, Diana C.; Dudley, Ann P.; Williams, Christy S. – Science and Children, 2001
Compares textbooks and trade books for elementary grade levels. Recommends integrating trade books into hands-on science during the introduction of terms and examples. Points out the role of book content on elementary students' concept formation. Makes recommendations for selecting the right books for teaching science. (YDS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Inquiry, Instructional Materials
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Hamilton, Dorothy G. – Science and Children, 1981
Lists examples of paintings, sculpture, music, and literature which lend themselves to science units such as the changing universe, energy, matter, and living things. (CS)
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Art Education, Elementary Education
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Lewis, Melanie – Science and Children, 1981
Lists science/art activities which involve students in general observation and imaginative visualization. (CS)
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Art Education, Elementary School Science
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Beisenherz, Paul C. – Science and Children, 1981
Discusses methodology for several activities which use Alka Seltzer tablets as a source of carbon dioxide gas. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Padilla, Michael J. – Science and Children, 1981
Supports the importance of selecting science activities for middle school students that are appropriate to their age level. Lists a variety of resources for science activities, including 11 unit guides, three source books, four journals, and professional meetings. (CS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools
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Science and Children, 1981
"Accents on Science" is a new K-6 text which includes pupils' and teachers' editions, activity book (pupil and teacher), and evaluation programs. Content is drawn from life, physical, and earth sciences. "The Way We Are" is a kit of free materials on human sexuality for the emerging adolescent. (DS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Zeitler, William R., Ed. – Science and Children, 1981
Describes two elementary science curriculum materials. Reading about Science Skills and Concepts is a program containing a series of seven supplementary high-interest low-level science readers for upper elementary and middle school students. Beginning Everyday Science Early outlines why teachers should teach science to young children, teacher…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials
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Hone, Elizabeth – Science and Children, 1980
Directions are given for caring for desert tortoises, both adults and young. Observations of their behavior are recommended. (SA)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials
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McIntyre, Margaret, Ed. – Science and Children, 1980
Presents activities for the elementary teacher to use in helping children to enjoy a small path of undeveloped land in an urban area. Teaching about plant roots is explained. Also included is the equipment needed and how to prepare for the root activities. (SA)
Descriptors: Botany, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
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Greger, Margaret – Science and Children, 1980
Instructions are given for working with a class on building kites. Included are the plans for a bullet kite, a section on the history of kites in America and spin-off activities from the kite exercise. (SA)
Descriptors: Construction Materials, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Guidelines
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Holliday, William – Science and Children, 1980
Emphasizes how to choose visuals that will best illustrate ideas or relationships in teaching science, when to present real objects, and how to use pictures in assessing children's comprehension. A review of literature related to this topic is included. (SA)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Guidelines, Illustrations
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