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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2015
December brings the winter solstice, the day with the shortest amount of sunlight for the northern hemisphere. Students can notice the pattern of days getting darker earlier across the United States up to this point and then notice as the amount of sunlight starts to increase in the following months. Through making observations and collecting data…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Observation, Astronomy
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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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Foster, Gerald Wm. – Science and Children, 1996
Presents a strategy that helps students visualize and comprehend moon phase changes through activities that use an Earth-centered point of view along with direct observations of the moon. Describes activities that parents can use at home to help children become familiar with observing moon phases. (JRH)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science