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Blake, Anthony – International Journal of Science Education, 2004
This experimental study explores how 60 primary-age children's (9-11 years old) understanding of rocks was effected by instruction that used the conceptual structure of the rock cycle together with the analogy of aluminium can recycling. Using a combination of probes into children's understanding, including concept maps and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Earth Science, Cognitive Development, Preadolescents
Blueford, J. R.; And Others – 1985
A unified science approach is incorporated in this K-6 curriculum mode. The program is organized into six major cycles. These include: (1) science, math, and technology cycle; (2) universe cycle; (3) life cycle; (4) water cycle; (5) plate tectonics cycle; and (6) rock cycle. An overview is provided of each cycle's major concepts. The topic…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education
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McDuffie, Thomas E. – Science Scope, 2003
The integration of science with social science and literature captures the spirit of inquiry and pedagogy embodied in the "National Science Education Standards". Multiple instructional approaches--group and individual work, small and large group work, at-home activities, hands-on and virtual instruction, extension into literature, writing and…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Geology, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development. – 1970
This syllabus outlines a year earth science program designed to be activity oriented, investigatory in approach, and interdisciplinary in content. Each topic section contains a topic abstract and topic outline, major understandings, and information to teachers. The topic abstract lists behavioral objectives and general information about the topic…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Earth Science, Environmental Education
Jackson Community Coll., MI. Dahlem Environmental Education Center. – 1983
This instructional packet is one of 14 school environmental education programs developed for use in the classroom and at the Dahlem Environmental Education Center (DEEC) of the Jackson Community College (Michigan). Provided in the packet are pre-trip activities, field trip activities, and post-trip activities which focus on various geological…
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips
Dow, Jaye – 2000
This learning packet was developed for grade 5 to teach about the geology of a park. Sections include: (1) Introduction, which introduces the North Carolina State Park System, Hanging Rock State Park, the park's activity packet, and the geology of the park; (2) Summary, a brief summary of the activity outlines including major concepts and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Field Trips
McAdaragh, Mary Kathleen – 1981
This study examined the effects of an advance organizer and background experience in science on the attainment of science concepts. Ninth-grade earth science students (N=90) were given the Dubbins Earth Science Test (DEST) and a Science Background Experience Inventory (SBEI) developed by the author. They were then placed into high, medium, and low…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advance Organizers, Background, Earth Science
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Heselden, Russ – School Science Review, 2002
Describes an activity to demonstrate the freeze thaw cycle which can cause rocks to break apart due to the expansion of freezing water. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Geology, Science Activities, Science Instruction
Brown, David G. – 1994
This activity guide, developed to provide environmental education through a series of hands-on activities geared to Raven Rock State Park in North Carolina, is targeted for grades 5, 6, and 7 and meets curriculum objectives of the standard course of study established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Three types of activities…
Descriptors: Classification, Educational Games, Environmental Education, Equipment
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Metzger, Ellen Pletcher – Journal of Geological Education, 1994
Reviews The Best of BAESI: Earth Science Activities & Recommended Resources from the Bay Area Earth Science Institute. The Best of BAESI is divided into two parts. Part I contains 19 classroom activities on topographic maps, rocks and minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics. Part II describes resources and identifies government…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Earthquakes, Geology, Instructional Material Evaluation
Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL. Project DISCUS. – 1970
Included are instructional materials designed for use with disadvantaged students who have a limited reading ability and poor command of English. The guide is the second volume of a two volume, one year program in earth science, and contains these five units and activities: Rock Cycle, 12 activities; Minerals and Crystals, 6 activities; Weathering…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Earth Science, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Procedures
Siever, Raymond – Scientific American, 1983
Discusses how the earth is a dynamic system that maintains itself in a steady state. Areas considered include large/small-scale earth motions, geologic time, rock and hydrologic cycles, and other aspects dealing with the changing face of the earth. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Earth Science, Evolution, Fluid Mechanics
North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Parks and Recreation. – 1998
This curriculum packet was developed and designed to provide environmental education through a series of hands-on activities for the classroom and the outdoor setting of Morrow Mountain State Park, North Carolina to introduce students to the geology of the Uwharrie Mountains. Designed for grades 5 through 7, the packet meets the established…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Curriculum Guides, Earth Science, Environmental Education
Cuff, Kevin; And Others – 1995
While rocks and minerals are often regarded as among the most static and solid objects, the body of knowledge of which they are part is always changing. This teachers guide contains activities and experiments designed to enhance students understanding of geology and petrology. By examining actual specimens of the Earth's crust, students learn…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Geology, Hands on Science
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Coletta, John – American Biology Teacher, 1992
Describes a general systems evolutionary model and demonstrates how a previously established ecological model is a function of its past development based on the evolution of the rock, nutrient, and water cycles. Discusses the applications of the model in environmental education. (MDH)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Evolution, Interdisciplinary Approach
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