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Harshbarger, Dena – Science and Children, 2019
The typical elementary classroom hosts a range of diverse students. Not only do students bring varying academic readiness levels, background experiences, interests, personalities, and learning preferences to the classroom, but some students also have physical disabilities that must be considered when designing science instruction. The formerly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Student Diversity
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Lange, Alissa; Lodien, Lynn; Lowe, Anna – Science and Children, 2019
In this article, a class of preschool children completed a week of lessons on worms in preparation for a visit by real worms. Prior to the real worm visit, the students learned about the bodies of worms. They also learned vocabulary words such as "segments." They documented thoughts and predictions about worms using drawings. Preparing…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Wilson, Rachel; Bradbury, Leslie – Science and Children, 2019
To become scientifically literate, students need to interpret science concepts using numbers, text, and visuals (Lemke 2004). Scientists use multiple modes to communicate their ideas to each other and the public, including images, text, mathematical notations, symbols, diagrams, charts, and graphs. Several of the science and engineering practices…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Scientific Literacy