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McIntyre, Margaret, Ed. – Science and Children, 1981
Describes several elementary science learning experiences and activities concerning the concept of space. Activities described include tracing children's shadows at different times of day, moon observations, and planetarium activities. (DS)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Elementary Education
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Moore, G. Robert – Science and Children, 1994
Describes a long-term project, Moonwatch, which introduces the relationships between the earth, sun, and moon, highlighting the broad conceptual themes of patterns and change. (MKR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities
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Shewell, John – Science and Children, 1994
Describes historical accounts of the manipulation and importance of the Earth and its mineral resources. A foldout, "Out of the Rock," provides a collection of activities and information that helps make integration of the aforementioned concepts easy. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities
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Scarnati, James T. – Science and Children, 1993
Describes a contemporary adaptation of the "Footprint Puzzle," whigh was first developed in the 1960s for the Earth Science Curriculum Project. Students sequentially look at three frames of track drawings. For each frame, students first list observations and then make inferences about the observations. (PR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Inferences
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Domel, Rue – Science and Children, 1993
Describes activities to help students understand pH scales and acid rain. (PR)
Descriptors: Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Chemistry, Earth Science
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Riddle, Bob – Science and Children, 1988
Presents several classroom ideas to help students understand their relationship to and their place in the universe as well as how difficult it would be to find life beyond Earth. Lists activities for children including the "Map Procedure," the "Model Procedure," and "Good Ol' Sol." (CW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Lightman, Alan; Sadler, Philip – Science and Children, 1988
Describes an activity using a large balloon to help children understand that, even though the horizon appears to be flat, the Earth is, indeed, round. Uses a toy ship to reinforce evidence from the first part of the activity. Stresses the importance of confronting naive theories at an early age. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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McQuade, Finlay – Science and Children, 1986
Describes a collaborative effort involving art, earth science, and computer lessons in teaching the theory and practice of contour mapping. Discusses the approaches and activities contained in the unit for seventh-grade students. Includes the computer program which was written for use with Terrapin LOGO on an Apple II. (ML)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cartography, Computer Assisted Instruction, Earth Science
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Science and Children, 1986
Reviews the space classroom that would have been conducted by Christa McAuliffe during the space shuttle flight. Includes lab activities, word puzzles, vocabulary lists, and graph reading exercises for elementary science students. (ML)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities