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Ward, Alan – Science Activities, 1975
Presents illustrations of numerous optical illusions which can be used in the classroom to amuse and to stimulate discussion. (MLH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Games, Instructional Materials
Holznagel, Donald C., Ed. – 1983
This document consists of 81 microcomputer software package evaluations prepared for the MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Software and Information for Teachers) Clearinghouse at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) and distributed during 1983 as "sets" 6, 7, and 8. The concise, single-sheet resume describing and evaluating each…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria
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Sawada, Daiyo – Arithmetic Teacher, 1974
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Games, Instruction, Learning Activities
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Pagni, David L. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1974
Descriptors: Algorithms, Class Activities, Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics
Danielian, Jeff; Nilles, Kathleen – National Association for Gifted Children, 2015
Summer vacation is right around the corner! However, just as quickly as summer approaches, it also passes in the blink of an eye. This time of year, both parents and teachers face the same dilemma: Should high-ability kids stay busy with summer projects, courses, sports, camps, and travel...or should they be allowed to completely unplug with no…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Academically Gifted, Learning Activities, Vacations
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Kapp, Billie M. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Presents a series of hands-on activities for teaching about continents and oceans. Includes projects on (1) why earth is the blue planet; (2) continent names, shapes, and locations; and (3) continental drift. Discusses use of poetry, music games, mathematics, and science to interest students. Suggests ending with using maps in following directions…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Geography Instruction
Hudspeth, Jean; Shurden, Lynn Fletcher – 1999
This manual for the 1999 Mississippi summer library program for preschool through elementary age children contains the following sections: (1) Introduction, including planning, promotional activities, sample radio spots and press releases, sample letters to parents, tips for including children with disabilities, a general bibliography, a…
Descriptors: Childrens Libraries, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Handicrafts
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Robold, Alice I. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1978
Discovering 3 by 3 magic squares, using numbers 1 through 9, is presented as a learning activity on three different levels. (MP)
Descriptors: Addition, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Kester, Ellen S. – 1985
Intended for teachers of gifted students in grades 4-12, the curriculum uses six of Shakespeare's comedies ("The Taming of the Shrew,""The Tempest,""Twelfth Night,""The Comedy of Errors,""As You Like It," and "A Midsummer Night's Dream") as materials for nurturing intellectual and…
Descriptors: Acting, Characterization, Comedy, Drama
Edwards, Ronald – 1992
This resource book contains 20 magic tricks based on the properties of whole numbers that are intended to spark the interest and imagination of students. Following each activity, students are asked to write about their discoveries and to create their own magic tricks. A matrix of skills for all the activities and lists of the materials required…
Descriptors: Algebra, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Educational Games
Edwards, Ronald – 1994
This resource book contains 15 magic tricks based on the properties of whole numbers that are intended to spark the interest and imagination of students. Following each activity, students are asked to write about their discoveries and to create their own magic tricks. A matrix of skills for all the activities and lists of the materials required…
Descriptors: Algebra, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Educational Games
Lubar, David – Creative Computing, 1982
Four programs are reviewed: Crossword Magic, Master Type, The Vocabulary Baseball Game, and Meet the Presidents. The major innovations highlighted by the products selected are the ways the creators turned learning into a game. It is noted that whether this approach is desirable is for the individual teacher to decide. (MP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education
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Yager, Susan – Honors in Practice, 2015
Years after the publication of its seventh and final volume in 2007 and the completion of the film series in 2011, the "Harry Potter" series is still studied and cited by professionals in fields ranging from science and economics to law and theology (for recent examples see Gierzynski and Eddy; Reagin; Bassham). Its continuing popularity…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Play, Novels, Fiction
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Andrews, Angela Giglio – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1995
Students are often as mystified by mathematical procedures as they are by magic tricks. This article suggests ways of making the estimation of how many jelly beans in a jar and the 20-questions game less magical and more understandable. (MKR)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Learning Activities
Warren, Mark – 1979
This workbook contains suggestions for environmental learning adventures for elementary school children in a forest. The activities are classified under various concepts such as sound, growth, adaptation, force, variety, water, habitat, design time, and conservation. The concept is first defined. Then a preparation exercise to get the students…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Conservation Education, Ecology, Elementary Education
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