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Collea, Francis P. – Science and Children, 1976
An active, materials-centered approach to learning, using the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) is described in its use at a school for the hearing impaired. (EB)
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Handicapped Children
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Gromme, Roy O.; Menhusen, Bernadette R. – Science and Children, 1976
Presented are reasons why EMH children have usually been deprived of science in their curriculum as well as discussion of a study done to counteract these problems. Curriculum programs specifically developed for these children are described. (EB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Education, Handicapped Children, Instruction
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Franks, Frank L.; Sanford, LaRhea – Science and Children, 1976
An instrument which affords blind students opportunities for direct observation, experimentation, and discovery is described. Accompanying the light sensor is a manual containing 25 experiments. (EB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Elementary School Science, Handicapped Children, Instruction
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Buscher, Dick – Science and Children, 1976
An eight-day trip segment of a science curriculum was spent in the outdoors for students who live in a potentially dangerous environment to learn to respect it and how to use it as an area for recreation and education. The design and high points of the curriculum are given. (EB)
Descriptors: Biology, Environmental Education, Field Studies, Junior High School Students
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Thompson, Albert R.; Van Gorp, Daniel – Science and Children, 1975
Describes the working of the Mutually Aided Learning (MAL) project in which high school students serve as learning assistants in elementary school classrooms. (PEB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Instruction
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Garigliano, Leonard J. – Science and Children, 1975
Presents the results of an experiment designed to test two hypotheses: (1) a delay of two weeks at room temperature will have no effect on the viability of fertile chicken eggs and (2) refrigeration will have no effect on the viability of fertile chicken eggs. Experimenters were the author and two ninth-grade students. (PEB)
Descriptors: Biology, Experiments, Science Activities, Science Education
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McIntyre, Margaret – Science and Children, 1975
Describes several activities using water as an investigative, manipulative, and highly sensory science material for young children. (Author/PEB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Process Education
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Weigel, Edwin P. – Science and Children, 1975
Based on the assumption that if occupants of buildings knew which places in these buildings were relatively safe in disasters such as tornadoes, and if they had sufficient warning, architects and engineers feel there is a significant opportunity to advance the art of school (or building) design to provide tornado-protected areas. (EB)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ochs, V. Daniel; Brock, Mary R. – Science and Children, 1975
Presented is an idea for combining popular hobby interest with the big ideas of science. Suggestions are presented and detailed directions given for terrarium building. (EB)
Descriptors: Botany, Elementary Secondary Education, Hobbies, Plant Growth
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Berger, J. Joel – Science and Children, 1975
Presented are activities relating science and Halloween. (PB)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Creative Activities, Creativity, Elementary Education
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Raun, Chester E.; Metz, William C. – Science and Children, 1975
An activity utilizing a bucket of pond water for study of microorganisms as presented to elementary school preservice and inservice teachers, and subsequently to their pupils, is described. Procedures for collecting, studying, tabulating data and extended activities are presented. (EB)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Inservice Education
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Howe, Ann; Johnson, Janice – Science and Children, 1975
Suggestions are given relating to having plants and animals in the classroom to stimulate development of the understanding of the concept of being alive, a concept not really understood by children under age nine. The research reviewed promotes firsthand experiences to help form concepts of living and nonliving, of identity and causality. (EB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education
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Groves, David L. – Science and Children, 1975
Presented is a description of a program developed which provided students, forestry agencies, mine operators and individual instructors an opportunity to exchange ideas, to learn more about strip mining, and to survey the kinds of conservation education programs needed in the schools. (EB)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Forestry
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Stolte, Joanne B.; McLeod, Carmen E. – Science and Children, 1975
Briefly describes an instructional program based on the individual needs of students that was designed for grades K-8. (EB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Individualized Instruction
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Learner, Robert J. – Science and Children, 1983
Several poems inspired by the dinosaur are presented together with comments on the scientific content related to the poems. The poems have been recorded as songs (one is sung to a combination of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Foolish Frog") and are available from the author. (JN)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Poetry
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