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Schaffer, Linda; Pinson, Harlow; Kokoski, Teresa – Science and Children, 1998
Contains information on rain sticks and other similar musical instruments. Describes procedures for making rain sticks and using them in the study of sound. Discusses the physics of sound and how to utilize computers to study sound with rain sticks. (DDR)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, General Science
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West, Rose – Science and Children, 1988
Describes a science activity done with sixth graders during a unit on outer space. Uses the "Discovery Lab" software program to introduce controlled and experimental variables to the children. Discusses the coordination of library research, computer time, and creative drawing to study planetary environments by designing representative aliens. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Creative Teaching, Elementary School Science
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Wulfson, Stephen, Ed. – Science and Children, 1987
Reviews seven computer software programs that can be used in science education programs. Describes courseware which deals with muscles and bones, terminology, classifying animals without backbones, molecular structures, drugs, genetics, and shaping the earth's surface. (TW)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Animals, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation
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Brienne, Deborah; Goldman, Shelley V. – Science and Children, 1990
The use of electronic mail in the science classroom is discussed. Several applications of the use of this technology in the science classroom are described. Optional activities on computer networks are suggested. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education