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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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McMath, Joan; King, Margaret – Science and Children, 1993
Describes using picture books and science activities in early childhood science instruction. Suggests titles of books and activities for the following topics: Time for Pets; Environmental Awareness; Dinosaurs Galore; Nighttime Science; Simple Machines; Insect Collections; Snowy Days; Water, Water, Everywhere; and Experimental Activities. (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Content Area Reading, Earth Science, Elementary School Science
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Freas, Carol – Science and Children, 1991
Presented are interdisciplinary activities that help students to identify minerals and to begin to understand the properties that make each one unique. The concept of individuality is emphasized. Included is a section on minerals and an explanation of their physical characteristics. (KR)
Descriptors: Crystallography, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Whipple, Nona; Whitmore, Sherry – Science and Children, 1989
Presents a many-faceted learning approach to the study of crystals. Provides instructions for performing activities including crystal growth and patterns, creating miniature simulations of crystal-containing rock formations, charcoal and sponge gardens, and snowflakes. (RT)
Descriptors: Crystallography, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning
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Blueford, Joyce R. – Science and Children, 1989
Provides guidelines for a custom-made science program that integrates science, math, and technology. Describes the curriculum which is divided into themes including the applied sciences, cycles of the universe, plate tectonics, rock, water, and life. (Author/RT)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning
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Science and Children, 1994
Includes trade book reviews from 11 categories: Animals; Archaeology, Anthropology, and Paleontology; Biography (Charles. Darwin, Jackal Woman, Rachel Carson, and Marie Curie); Botany; Chemistry and Mineralogy, Environment and Conservation; Geology and Meteorology; The Human Body and Sexuality; Nature and Life; Ocean and Shore Life; and Physics,…
Descriptors: Biographies, Biological Sciences, Books, Childrens Literature
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Schon, Isabel – Science and Children, 1994
Includes book reviews of science trade books written in Spanish from the following categories: (1) Animals, (2) Encyclopedic Series, (3) Nature, and (4) Physical Science. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Biology, Books, Childrens Literature, Earth Science
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Domel, Rue – Science and Children, 1993
Describes activities to help students understand pH scales and acid rain. (PR)
Descriptors: Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Chemistry, Earth Science
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Mann-Lewis, Melanie – Science and Children, 1989
Presented are lessons which bridge the gap between concrete and abstract ideas by introducing students to the valuable idea of scale as it relates to space science. Included are information and activities on relative size, position, and orbital patterns of planets using mathematics to construct models. (RT)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Science and Children, 1990
Reviewed are seven computer software packages for IBM and/or Apple Computers. Included are "Windows on Science: Volume 1--Physical Science"; "Science Probe--Physical Science"; "Wildlife Adventures--Grizzly Bears"; "Science Skills--Development Programs"; "The Clean Machine"; "Rock Doctor";…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Earth Science
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Schamp, Homer – Science and Children, 1988
Uses a demonstration done by John Tyndall in 1856 to show that geological processes can produce striking changes, such as slate formation, by slow and incremental means. Explains how Tyndall's demonstration can be replicated in the classroom using paraffin or beeswax to produce the layering change similar to slate. (CW)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education