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McGowan, Veronica Cassone; Ventura, Marcia; Bell, Philip – Science and Children, 2017
This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month's issue shares information on how students' everyday experiences can support science learning through engineering design. In this article, the authors outline a reverse-engineering model of instruction and describe one example of how it looked in our fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Engineering, Design
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Smith, Janette – Science and Children, 2017
Young students need opportunities to develop their conceptual understanding of properties of matter. By providing students with inquiry activities, we lay the groundwork necessary for students to grasp the challenging concepts associated with learning about the periodic table in middle school. In this 5E activity (Bybee 2009), fifth-grade students…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts, Science Activities
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Smith, P. Sean; Plumley, Courtney L.; Hayes, Meredith L. – Science and Children, 2017
This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month's issue discusses how children think about the small-particle model of matter. What Richard Feynman referred to as the "atomic hypothesis" is perhaps more familiar to us as the small-particle model of matter. In its most basic form, the model states…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Molecular Structure, Grade 5
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Fulton, Lori; Paek, Seungoh; Taoka, Mari – Science and Children, 2017
Students of today are digital natives who for the most part come to school with experiences that may surpass those of their teachers. They use tablet computers and other devices in their personal lives and are eager to use them in the classroom. For teachers, this means they must integrate technology in ways that allow their students to learn with…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Kuhn, Mason; McDermott, Mark – Science and Children, 2017
This article focuses on an argument-based inquiry (ABI) approach to a fourth grade unit on waves. A fourth-grade teacher included multiple opportunities for students to read, write, and use language to represent their understanding of physical science Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations (NGSS Lead States 2013). He…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Science, Physical Sciences, Inquiry
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Deaton, Cynthia; Simms, Sarah – Science and Children, 2017
Mobile learning is an incredible way to engage students in activities that encourage exploration and critical thinking. This type of learning is defined by the use of portable technology, such as laptops, tablets, and smart phones, to support learning in various environments and in various ways. Depending on the technologies and resources already…
Descriptors: Investigations, Soil Science, Crime, Electronic Learning
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Thorn, Courtney; Rye, James; Walls, Holly – Science and Children, 2017
Photography is a creative art that continues to advance through technological innovations. Smart phones have made photography a nearly daily occurance, and people have become quite accustomed to zooming in and taking photos. This article explains how elementary teachers can harness a much "bigger" technology application--GigaPan--to help…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods, Photography
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Coppola, Matthew Perkins; Merz, Alice H. – Science and Children, 2017
Today, elementary school teachers continue to revisit old lessons and seek out new ones, especially in engineering. Optimization is the process by which an existing product or procedure is revised and refined. Drawn from the authors' experiences working directly with students in grades K-5 and their teachers and preservice teachers, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Engineering Education
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McConnell, William; Dickerson, Daniel – Science and Children, 2017
In this article, the authors describe a fourth-grade lesson where 3-D printing technologies were not only a stimulus for engagement but also served as a modeling tool providing meaningful learning opportunities. Specifically, fourth-grade students construct an argument that animals' external structures function to support survival in a particular…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Computer Peripherals, Printing, Technology Uses in Education
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Ashbrook, Peggy – Science and Children, 2017
This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. In this month's issue students study landscape surfaces to recognize changes due to human impacts or natural phenomena.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Science Education
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Cook, Kristin; Bush, Sarah; Cox, Richard – Science and Children, 2017
Teaching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in elementary school could be even more promising than teaching STEM. This is due to its ability to cross multiple subject areas and its appeal to multiple types of learners. Intentional integration of the arts in science and engineering lessons has the potential to more deeply…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Students
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Baldwin, Kathryn; Wilson, Allison – Science and Children, 2017
Having high-quality early childhood education programs that prepare children for success in school and later years continues to be an ever increasing national priority. While the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") do not provide standards for preschool, there are ample opportunities to use the Standards as a guide to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Outdoor Education, Earth Science, Science Process Skills
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Bradley, Barbara A. – Science and Children, 2017
Children enjoy water play, and kindergarten children can learn about the water cycle. Teachers are already introducing elements of the water cycle when discussing weather and bodies of water. The water cycle also can be a springboard for teaching children about plants and animals and the importance of water for sustaining life and shaping our…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Water, Earth Science
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Reese, Jessica; Miller, Kurtz – Science and Children, 2017
The inadequate funding of science education in many school districts, particularly in underserved areas, is preventing elementary science educators from realizing the full potential of the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). Yet many elementary science teachers may be unaware that millions of dollars per year are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Financial Support
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Robertson, Bill – Science and Children, 2017
This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. This month's issue discusses the rotation of the moon. The author investigates what would happen if the moon did not rotate and addresses exactly why the Moon does what it does with respect to rotation.
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Teachers, Elementary School Science, Physics
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