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Lundeen, Cynthia – Science and Children, 2005
With the exception of periodic science fairs or the occasional home-science project, science is not usually the galvanizing force for the school community. But, through family science events, it can be. It is no secret that students whose families are involved in their children's education significantly benefit in achievement, attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Parent School Relationship, Science Achievement, Parent Participation
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Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Troland, Thomas H. – Science and Children, 2005
The Moon's cycle of phases is one of the most familiar natural phenomena, yet also one of the most misunderstood. This probably comes as no surprise, but research has found that a significant segment of the population, including both elementary students and teachers, mistakenly believes that the Moon's phases are caused by the shadow of the Earth.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Astronomy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Williams-Norton, Mary; And Others – Science and Children, 1990
Described is a program which encouraged parents to become involved with their children in a science program at home. Discussed are the activities and organization of the program. A list of resources is provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Home Programs