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Barman, Charles R.; Barman, Natalie S.; Cox, Mary Lou; Newhouse, Kay Berglund; Goldston, M. Jenice – Science and Children, 2000
Explains a study that assesses students' ideas about animals. Evaluates textbooks and trade books according to the identifications and words they use. Discusses student responses from different grade levels on the classification of animals and identifying what is an animal. Summarizes the results of the study and makes recommendations on the…
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Classification, Elementary Education
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Johnson, Roger T.; Johnson, David W. – Science and Children, 1986
Promotes the Every Teacher a Researcher program of the National Science Teachers Association. Encourages teachers to become involved in three types of action research with regard to cooperative learning in science. These are replicating, refining, and extending. Includes program registration form for interested teachers. (TW)
Descriptors: Action Research, Cooperation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Iatridis, Mary – Science and Children, 1981
Describes a preschool science-based curriculum which encompasses four broad topics: water, small creatures, gadgetry, and environmental terraria. Includes a description and list of activities for each topic. Presents research suggesting that children participating in this curriculum increased their self-directed discovery and verbalized curiosity.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Preschool Education
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Zeitler, William R. – Science and Children, 1980
Three sets of elementary science materials are reviewed (ESS activity cards, ESS readers, "We Discover the World") that represent what can be done to enhance and structure learning for a single concept or topic. "We Discover the World" is a set of materials designed to introduce children to their world and their environment.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Science Course Improvement Projects
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