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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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Collins, H. Thomas; Mogil, H. Michael – Science and Children, 1989
Discussed are the reasons for the changing of the seasons on earth. Included are 27 activities which can be used to teach geography and the seasons. Diagrams of planetary motion and climatographs are presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Geography
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Science and Children, 1989
Presented is a poster and article which details the process of obtaining minerals from the earth and refining them for use. On the reverse is a chart of helpful mineralogy information. A list of four information resources is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Geology
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Rice, Dale; Corley, Brenda – Science and Children, 1987
Discusses some of the ways that rocks can be used to enhance children's creativity and their interest in science. Suggests the creation of a dramatic production involving rocks. Includes basic information on sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. (TW)
Descriptors: Dramatics, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School 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
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Snyder, Ellie – Science and Children, 1980
Discusses hazards associated with the permanganate demonstration of volcanic eruptions. Alternate demonstrations are described, including the ammonium dichromate reaction, lava flow demonstration with baking soda and vinegar, and punk to illustrate air pollution from volcanic ash and cinders. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Demonstrations (Educational), Earth Science, Educational Resources