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Lough, Tom; Hollifield, Kim – Science and Children, 2020
This article describes how kindergarten scientists at Caldwell Heights Elementary School in Round Rock, Texas created what they named a "Light Circle" using their classroom's south-facing window, its windowsill, and a small round mirror. The tilt of the Earth and the latitude of one's location combine to determine if the Sun ever shines…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Astronomy, Science Activities
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Lough, Tom; Vanover, Courtney – Science and Children, 2014
On any given sunny day, Courtney Vanover's third graders were like alarm clocks, making sure everyone in the room knew when 9:30 was approaching. Why? Because they were participating in a yearlong science project to answer the question, "Where is the tip of the shadow of the school flagpole each morning at 9:30?" Although they did not…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction