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Grinnell, Sandie; Angal, Sharon – Science and Children, 2016
In a 2012 blog post, John Maeda discusses the idea that while science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays an important role in innovation, limitations exist when we focus exclusively on STEM. Maeda advocates for the addition of the "A" for Art to the acronym, insisting that the arts promote the creativity and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Education, Elementary Education
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Neeper, Lance S.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Science and Children, 2012
Teachers created an after-school club called The Green Team and implemented an instructional strategy know as service-learning to teach environmental science. This article describes the transformation that occurred over a three-year period and illustrates how service-learning can provide a framework for environmental education. (Contains 1 figure,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, After School Programs, Clubs
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Kehr, Linda – Science and Children, 2009
Imagine soaring in the Earth's atmosphere to near the edge of space. Is there air to breathe? Is it dark? Are there clouds? What about air pressure? Fifth-grade students from Ferguson Elementary in Klamath Falls, Oregon, were wondering these questions as they participated in "To the Edge of Space," an exciting, yearlong collaborative…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Satellites (Aerospace), Partnerships in Education, Grade 5
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Davis, Shelley; Wojtanik, Brenda Lincoln; Rieben, Elizabeth – Science and Children, 1998
Explores the Columbia River Basin, its ecosystems, and challenges faced by natural resource managers. By studying the basin's complexity, students can learn about common scientific concepts such as the power of water and effects of rain shadows. Students can also explore social-scientific issues such as conflicts between protecting salmon runs and…
Descriptors: Climate, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ecology, Elementary Education