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Staller, Teena – Science and Children, 2005
Engaging fourth-grade students in hands-on science was easy when a container of mealworms arrived the second week of school. The author's naturally curious students immediately began asking questions, and soon they were eagerly investigating animal characteristics and behavior. But, the journey did not stop there. After students tested mealworms…
Descriptors: Investigations, Hands on Science, Animals, Grade 4
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Ansberry, Karen Rohrich; Morgan, Emily – Science and Children, 2005
An oil spill occurs somewhere in the world almost every day of the year, and the consequences can be devastating. In this month's column, students explore the effects of oil spills on plants, animals, and the environment and investigate oil spill clean-up methods through a simulated oil spill. The activities described in this article give students…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Fuels, Environmental Education
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Schon, Isabel – Science and Children, 2005
Teachers who have Spanish-speaking students in their science class, will likely be interested in learning about the recent releases of Spanish trade books for children. From appealing paperback series about colors, opposites, shapes, and numbers to smooth Spanish renditions of Isaac Asimov's engaging overview of the universe, these books are just…
Descriptors: Spanish, Science Materials, Foreign Language Books, Childrens Literature
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Quinones, Christin; Jeanpierre, Bobby – Science and Children, 2005
Just asking questions can lead to the best classroom experiences. After a three-week unit on living things, one of the authors asked their second-grade students what else they wanted to learn about plants. Their questions were the prelude to a three-week inquiry on plant growth. From question formulation to presentation of results, the students…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Grade 2, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Schaaf, Sherry – Science and Children, 2005
On the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, salmon and water quality are more than just a news story. They are vitally important to the economy and environment--and are the inspiration for environmental science learning adventures. In this water quality project, four third-grade classes from Forks Elementary School in Forks, Washington,…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Animals, Water Quality, Science Education
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Schon, Isabel – Science and Children, 2004
Spanish-speaking children, like children everywhere, are naturally interested in the world around them. If teachers are to encourage their understanding and appreciation of the natural and physical sciences, they should provide them with a wide variety of books they can read and understand. From board books about farm animals to a high-interest…
Descriptors: Sciences, Spanish Speaking, Physical Sciences, Animals
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Williams, Kim – Science and Children, 2004
There are many reasons people are afraid of bats but most are myths. Many people are also afraid of bats because they believe all bats are vampire bats, or bats that feed on blood. There are a few species of bats called "vampire" bats;however, these bats are found in Central and South America--there are no vampire bats in the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Science Education, Misconceptions
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Stovall, Ginger; Nesbit, Catherine R. – Science and Children, 2003
Describes action research experiences as the study was conducted and reflection upon the results. Determines whether 1st grade students have similar misconceptions about animals. Investigates whether a constructivist approach focusing on students' prior knowledge could alter the misconceptions. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Animals, Concept Formation, Elementary Education
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Science and Children, 2003
Presents an outdoor activity to study pill bugs. Includes a lesson plan. (KHR)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans
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Wickless, Mimi; Brooks, David W.; Abuloum, Amjad; Mancuso, Brian; Heng-Moss, Tiffany M.; Mayo, Lois – Science and Children, 2003
An innovative zoo outreach program, Our Zoo to You, places zoo animals in local classrooms for extended observation periods. With guidance and support from zoo staff, students are able to safely experience a variety of animals, including geckos, snakes, legless lizards, horned toads, ringneck doves, ferrets, hedgehogs, African brown millipedes,…
Descriptors: Animals, Outreach Programs, Recreational Facilities, Educational Resources
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Edwards, Linda C.; Nabors, Martha L.; Camacho, Casey S. – Science and Children, 2002
Describes an activity on worms that investigates their anatomy and habitat and reactions to various environments. (Contains 12 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Animals, Biological Sciences, Elementary Education, Grade 3
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Mannesto, Jean – Science and Children, 2002
Reports on a project by a reading teacher that combines reading and science while debunking the myth of the big, bad wolf. Related activities include making animal tracks, writing, and measurement activities. (DDR)
Descriptors: Animals, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Johnson, Jaclyn; Kassing, Sharon – Science and Children, 2002
Describes cooperation with the Saint Louis Zoo to provide opportunities for elementary school students to learn about bones, how animals move, what they eat, and how much they grow. Uses biofacts which include bones, skulls, and other parts to make the laboratory a hands-on experience for students. (YDS)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Education
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Thompson, Sarah S. – Science and Children, 2002
Describes a field trip experience for the Earth Odyssey project for elementary school students focusing on biodiversity. Introduces the concept of diversity, field work, species richness, and the connection between animals and their habitat. (YDS)
Descriptors: Animals, Biodiversity, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education
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Stein, Mary; McNair, Shannan; Butcher, Jan – Science and Children, 2001
Describes how drawing can be used as a tool to help students develop and document more complex understandings not often used in science instruction. Explores how drawing can be used to learn about animals. Includes student illustrations. (SAH)
Descriptors: Animals, Art, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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