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Childs, Nicholas B.; Horányi, Mihály; Collette, Andrew – Physics Teacher, 2013
We describe the principles of macroscopic charged particle detection in the laboratory and their connections to concepts taught in the physics classroom. Electrostatic dust accelerator systems, capable of launching charged dust grains at hypervelocities (1-100 km/s), are a critical tool for space exploration. Dust grains in space typically have…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Laboratories, Molecular Structure
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West, Donna – Science Scope, 2004
Teaching plant growth to seventh-grade life science students has been interesting for the author because she grew up in a rural area and always had to help in the garden. She made many assumptions about what her rural and suburban students knew. One year she decided to have them grow plants to observe the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Biological Sciences, Science Activities, Science Instruction
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McIntyre, Margaret, Ed. – Science and Children, 1983
Provided are recipes (with accompanying questions and activities) designed to help teachers and parents as they explore science and cooking with children. Recipes include those for orange soup, orange milk shakes, and yogurt. (JN)
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Science, Food
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Hartman, Ann – School Science and Mathematics, 1975
Instructions are given for a first graders' science and mathematical lesson entitled: "Stone Soup" (based on a popular story by Marcia Brown). Activities include reading, discussing, collecting materials, cooking, growing plants, and observing physical and chemical changes. (CR)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science
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Current, 1979
Procedures are described for practicing the art of scrimshaw in the classroom. Several materials are suggested for use. These include beef soup bones, old piano keys, nails, sandpaper, and lampblack or charcoal. (SA)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Class Activities, Educational Resources, Elementary Education
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Leonard, William H.; Snodgrass, George – American Biology Teacher, 1982
Concepts to be developed, objectives, and student instructions are provided for an activity useful as an introduction to or review of Mendelian genetics and sex determination. Universal codes (read by optical scanners at supermarket checkout stands) from soup can labels are used as chromosome maps during the activity. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Genetics, Science Activities, Science Education
Cerullo, Mary M. – 1999
This guide, designed for students in grades 3-7, answers intriguing questions about phytoplankton, tiny drifters that have shaped our world. Invisible to the naked eye, phytoplankton are the source of our atmosphere, our climate, our ocean food chain, much of our oil supply, and more. They're also food for zooplankton. Photomicroscopy serves up…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Marine Education, Oceanography
Boyd, Padi; Granger, Kara C.; Smale, Alan – 1998
AstroCappella combines the love of music with the love of astronomy. The booklet contains hands-on activities that can be done in the classroom coupled with rocking, high-energy, professionally recorded and produced songs written and performed by an established vocal band. The lesson plans help students learn how convection works, how radio…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Computer Software, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Herbert, Don – 1980
Activities which can be done with items purchased in supermarkets form the basis of this book. The activities are arranged into sections by type of item; breakfast foods; dried foods; soups; baking ingredients; gelatin; condiments; coffee; salad dressing; dairy products; meats; cleaning supplies; cookware; juices; picnic supplies; paper towels;…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Sciences
Smith, P. Sean – 2001
This book presents classroom activities and reading materials. The activities use a hands-on approach and address the standards. Each features both a student section and a teacher guide. Eleven activities include: (1) "It's Only a Paper Moon"; (2) "Time Traveler"; (3) "Solar System Scale"; (4) "Hello Out…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Astronomy, Concept Formation, Earth Science
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Ross, Ann; Vanderspool, Staria – Science Scope, 2004
Students can use seed characteristics to discriminate between the different kinds of legumes using taxonomic classification processes of sorting and ranking, followed by construction of taxonomic keys. The application of the Learning Cycle process to taxonomic principles, hierarchical classification, and construction of keys presents the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Entomology, Classification, Science Instruction
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Jacobsen, Erica – Journal of Chemical Education, 1999
Presents an activity in which students observe gelatin samples treated with substances that may or may not have an enzymatic effect on the protein on the gelatin. (WRM)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry