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Meng, Elizabeth; Doran, Rodney L. – Science and Children, 1990
Tests and combinations of tests for evaluating science programs that are designed to incorporate content, process skills, and problem-solving skills are discussed. Described are the use of written and practical tests, observation and discussion, and projects and written work. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Evaluation Methods
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Klein, Carol A. – Science and Children, 1989
Discussed is the nature of the classroom experience in the United States for girls including teaching methods and assessment. A brief analysis of the problem is presented. Six specific suggestions for improving instruction for girls are included. (CW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Education
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Wulfson, Stephen, Ed. – Science and Children, 1990
Reviewed are six software packages for Apple and/or IBM computers. Included are "Autograph,""The New Game Show,""Science Probe-Earth Science,""Pollution Patrol,""Investigating Plant Growth," and "AIDS: The Investigation." Discussed are the grade level, function, availability, cost, and hardware requirements of each. (CW)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Earth Science
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Koran, John J., Jr.; Lehman, Jeffrey R. – Science and Children, 1981
Summarizes representative research relating to the critical role of attention in concept formation in science. Topics discussed include curing, manipulation of symbols, and directions for focusing attention on particular aspects of concepts. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Attention, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science