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Wahla, James C. – Science and Children, 1982
Discusses ways to use overhead projectors for astronomy demonstrations and activities. Topics include phases of the moon, star maps, light, and the sun. (SK)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Demonstrations (Educational), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Whitaker, Robert J. – Science and Children, 1978
A way to enlarge the projected image of solar eclipse onto a viewing surface is presented. (MR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Neff, Dennis B. – Science and Children, 1977
A planetarium, star projector, and projector stand all which can be built for $30 are pictured. Classroom activities involving the materials are described. (CP)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Construction (Process), Educational Media, Elementary Education
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Mallon, Gerald L. – Science and Children, 1976
Described is a method of introducing children to the study of star constellations. A detailed sample lesson is included. (SL)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Creativity, Earth Science, Elementary Education
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Victor, Robert C. – Science and Children, 1976
Data are given from which one can plot the planet's positions and movements. A star map is included.(EB)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Victor, Robert C. – Science and Children, 1975
Presents a brief description, including dates and estimated time of appearance, of a total eclipse of the moon. Suggested details for observing, requiring little or no experience or equipment, are presented. (EB)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Moons
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Ulmer, David C., Jr. – Science and Children, 1975
Two instruments are described which were designed to provide beginning students with the tools for determining sun-time and the altitude of the sun. Both can be constructed by the student. A simple-to-construct scale is included. Activities are suggested to use with the instruments. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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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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Levy, David H. – Science and Children, 1979
An account of a teacher's experience in presenting astronomy to 12 to 15 year olds in a summer science program is presented. Observations of planets, meteors, and the sun are the major projects which are discussed. (SA)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Concept Formation, Science Activities, Science Education
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Neie, Van E. – Science and Children, 1979
Directions are given for construction of an astrolabe capable of yielding two celestial coordinates: altitude and azimuth. Potential uses are included for both young and older children. Quantitative measurement activities related to celestial motion and position are given. (SA)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Browdy, Marshall – Science and Children, 1979
An activity in which children can learn the concept of the sizes of planets in comparison to the size of the earth is described. Activity questions are included. (SA)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Keller, Clifton; Hosford, Brenda – Science and Children, 1979
A puppet show depicting a gathering of the planets in the earth's solar system is described. Dialogue as well as a description of the method of constructing the planet puppets is included. (SA)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Astronomy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Science and Children, 1979
Information on the solar eclipse of February 26, 1979, is presented, along with techniques for viewing eclipses. (BB)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Science Activities
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Ankney, Paul – Science and Children, 1981
Provides instructions for the construction of a paper mache classroom planetarium and suggests several student activities using this planetarium model. Lists reasons why students have difficulties in transferring classroom instruction in astronomy to the night sky. (DS)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Stengren, Alice M.; And Others – Science and Children, 1975
Describes a kindergarten science program, concerning astronomy, designed to introduce scientific concepts into the curriculum at an early age. Specific activities in conjunction with the unit are detailed. (BR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary School Science, Instruction, Instructional Materials
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