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Haverly, Christa; Sedlmeyer, Kim – Science and Children, 2019
Formative assessments serve to engage students in active sense-making, making them critical tools for both teachers and students. Though formative assessments may be an informal mode of assessing, they are one of the most important, especially when teaching science. As a subject, teaching science does not have the same kind of beginning-middle-end…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Grade 1, Elementary School Science
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Heissel, Jennifer; Norris, Samuel – Education Next, 2019
American teenagers are chronically sleep deprived. As children enter puberty, physiological changes delay the onset of sleep and make it more difficult to wake up early in the morning. By the end of middle school, there is a large disconnect between biological sleep patterns and early-morning school schedules: one study found that students lose as…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Sleep, Academic Achievement, Fatigue (Biology)
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Schwarz, Baruch B.; Schur, Yaron; Pensso, Haim; Tayer, Naama – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2011
Changing practices in schools is a very complex endeavor. This paper is about new practices we prompted to foster collaboration and critical reasoning in science classrooms: the presentation of pictures representing different perspectives, small group synchronous argumentation, and moderation of synchronous argumentation. A CSCL tool helped in…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Perspective Taking, Concept Formation, Grade 8
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Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore Chinese and Australian primary children's conceptual understandings of the Earth. The research was conducted in the interpretive paradigm and was designed to be descriptive with comparative and cross sectional elements. Participants were Year 3 and Year 6 children from three schools in Hunan Province,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Formation, Earth Science, Scientific Concepts
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Parslow, Graham R. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2012
Teaching by night and reflecting on a subject by day is the way that Salman Khan sees education evolving in the age of online lectures. Khan believes he is onto something in what he styles the "flipped classroom." In Khan's view, there is no need for students to be divided into grades by age. Instead, they should learn at their own pace, moving on…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Lecture Method, Science Instruction
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Dogru, Mustafa; Seker, Fatih – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
Present research aims to determine the effect of science activities on concept development of preschool period age 5-6 children groups. Parallel to research objective, qualitative research pattern has been the selected method. Study group comprises of collectively 48 children from 5-6 age group attending to a private education institution in city…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Activities, Concept Formation, Astronomy