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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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Preston, Christine – Teaching Science, 2016
Young children love to draw, and should be encouraged to explore drawing as a communication tool. Drawing is a means by which children can express their thoughts, interests and feelings, long before they learn to write. We know that: "children's drawings are vehicles for expression and communication" (Chang, 2012, p. 187). This form of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Biddy, Quentin – Science Teacher, 2015
As society becomes more technological, the need for scientific literacy grows . Part of scientific literacy is understanding the nature of science, which can be revealed, in part, by learning the historical context of current science concepts. History of science can be taught using scientific inquiry, scientific argumentation, and authentic…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Models
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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
Bernard, Robin – 1997
The activities in this book are designed to encourage children's scientific curiosity as well as their creativity. Activities include puppet making, word scrambles, matching exercises, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, mobiles, games, mini books, coloring activities, Venn diagrams, and plays. These activities are intended as a foundation for children…
Descriptors: Animals, Creative Development, Educational Games, Elementary School Science
Baldwin, Roland L.; And Others – 1993
Earth science education needs to be relevant to students in order to make them aware of the serious problems facing the planet. In an effort to insure that this need is meet, the Denver Earth Science Project has set as one of their goals the development of new earth science curriculum materials for teachers. This document provides a collection of…
Descriptors: Careers, Earth Science, Employment Opportunities, Grade 7
Froman, Robin D.; Owen, Steven V. – 1994
The American public continues to be perplexed by the substandard reading, math, and science skills of students. Science information alone is growing at a rate that will make it very difficult for many, especially students with feeble science knowledge and skills, to become scientifically literate. This research describes the development,…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
Davis, Mary Pitt – 1988
This document provides biology experiments designed for students who have completed a first year biology course. This self contained laboratory booklet contains four sections. In section 1, "Instrumentation in the Study of Cells," discussion sections and suggestions for teacher demonstrations are provided. It also includes some basic materials…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Biology, Instructional Materials, Science Activities
Van Burgh, Dana; And Others – 1994
Classroom use of topographic maps is an easy to attain and valuable skill for students. This document provides an overview and background information on topographic maps for the instructor and a series of classroom activities to aid in teaching topographic map skills to students. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
National Energy Education Development Project, Reston, VA. – 1989
National Energy Education Development (NEED) is concerned with the dissemination of energy education information, the way children learn best, and the type of citizens students will become. Cooperative learning, where students take responsibility for their own learning and that of others in their group, class, school, and their community, is…
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY. – 1988
This guide to the television program 3-2-1 Contact covers 20 theme weeks. The program is designed to bring students into closer contact with the science and technology in their everyday lives. This guide includes: (1) a brief introduction to the contents of each week's shows; (2) a detailed discussion of each week's primary concepts as well as…
Descriptors: Animals, Aviation Education, Biology, Educational Television
Wisniewski, Lois; And Others – 1988
First year science students at University High School (Illinois State University) begin the year with a 3-week unit on science and technology. This unit, through various means, encompasses the past, present, and future technological advancements and their effects on life and life styles. Each student is given a series of years for which they…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Films, High Schools, Instructional Materials
Fredericks, Anthony D.; Asimov, Isaac – 1990
Interest in a science fair is low when students feel undirected and lack the information they need to produce a successful project. For many students, parents, and teachers, planning and carrying out a science fair project may be very frustrating. This book is designed to be a reference that helps teachers guide students through this process. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Exhibits, Extracurricular Activities, Instructional Materials
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. – 1990
The environmental education curriculum in this package emphasizes biological diversity. The curriculum contains 10 units--each dealing with a specific concept relating to biological diversity. Each unit contains hands-on activities designed to make children aware of the importance of maintaining a biologically diverse world. Some activities are…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Biological Influences, Biology, Conservation Education
Vermont Inst. of Natural Science, Woodstock. – 1989
The solid waste problem is so pervasive that it can no longer be ignored. The purpose of this set of materials is to encourage a lifestyle that includes the use of the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It was designed to educate upper elementary and junior high school students who may educate their classmates, families, and community about the…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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