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Graham, Renee Williams; Dennis, Emily; Cornell, Marilyn – Science and Children, 2013
Students in Mrs. Cornell's kindergarten class shared their observations about what happened when drops of water were placed on different types of wood. The students were engaging in a science lesson focusing on the observable properties of wood, an activity from the FOSS Wood and Paper science module. This lesson is one of many that Mrs. Cornell…
Descriptors: Scoring, Kindergarten, Science Education, Formative Evaluation
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Weaver, Julie K. – Science and Children, 2010
Students love a mystery. So what do America's most majestic bird, a bag of habitat clues, and a soft-shelled egg have in common? This easy-to-do inquiry activity engages students as they connect clues to problem-solve how the bald eagle reached the brink of extinction in the 1960s in the lower 48 states. It was designed to give students an…
Descriptors: Ornithology, Time Perspective, Ecology, Animals
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Smith, Martha – Science and Children, 2010
Take plant lessons outdoors with this engaging and inquiry-based activity in which third-grade students learn how to apply soil conservation methods to growing plants. They also collect data and draw conclusions about the effectiveness of their method of soil conservation. An added benefit to this activity is that the third-grade students played…
Descriptors: Soil Science, Outdoor Education, Inquiry, Grade 3
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Kepler, Lynne – Science and Children, 1986
Describes the goals and outcomes of the "We Love Science Day" programs that resulted from the inservice course, "Creative Integration of Science in Elementary Education" for Pennsylvania teachers. Provides samples of the hands-on activities that were offered to students, parents, and teachers. Includes a calendar of…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Enrichment Activities