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Ford, Brent; Taylor, Melanie – Science Scope, 2006
Giant exploding volcanoes...asteroids crashing into Earth...continents floating across the oceans...massive pools of lava...violent earthquakes splitting continents--middle school students hold a variety of ideas about Earth, how it has changed over time, and what has caused these changes. Listening to students talk about how the world works is…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Plate Tectonics, Middle School Students, Science Instruction
Dayton, Rebecca; Edwards, Carrie; Sisler, Michelle – 2000
This packet contains a unit on teaching about volcanoes. The following question is addressed: How do volcanoes affect human life? The unit covers approximately three weeks of instruction and strives to present volcanoes in an holistic form. The five subject areas of art, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are integrated into…
Descriptors: Art, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Rule, Audrey C.; Sallis, Derek A.; Donaldson, J. Ana – Online Submission, 2008
Elementary school science is an often-neglected subject in the current literacy-focused political atmosphere. However, reading informational trade books about science in literacy class can help children increase their science knowledge. Incorporating humor through content-related cartoons is an effective way to engage students in deeper…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Brainstorming, Instructional Design
Brodie, Carolyn S. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
This column presents a brief biography of author Seymour Simon, whose topics for children's photo essays include icebergs, gorillas, thunderstorms, optical illusions, snakes, air, water, planets, airplanes, volcanoes, cars, the brain, bridges, bugs, crocodiles, skyscrapers, sharks, and paper airplanes. Though he is best known in the style and an…
Descriptors: Biographies, Reading Materials, Childrens Literature, Authors
San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA. SMERC Information Center. – 1981
This compilation of four journal articles (Instructor, September 1980; Science and Children, September 1980; and Science Teacher, September 1980 and March 1981) focuses on volcanoes, particularly Mount St. Helens in Oregon. The first article, "The Earth is Alive!" describes the eruptions of Mount St. Helens, provides basic information on…
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Demonstrations (Educational), Earth Science, Elementary School Science
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Evans, Linda; Oehler-Stinnett, Judy – School Psychology International, 2006
Worldwide children are impacted by natural disasters, including hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, landslides and sandstorms, winter and severe storms, heat waves, volcanoes and tsunamis. School psychologists should understand natural disaster effects, such as economic loss, relocation and health concerns and mental health…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Natural Disasters, Mental Health, School Psychologists
Cook, Nancy – Instructor, 2006
Whether it is volcanoes or video games, teachers know that when children enjoy a subject, they are far more motivated to take charge of their education. What teachers are learning now is that offering high interest topics may be less important than offering kids challenging tasks--new problems to solve--that tap into the way children's brains are…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Student Motivation, Interviews, Cognitive Processes
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Zurer, Pamela S. – Chemical and Engineering News, 1984
Reviews various topics and research studies on the geology of volcanoes. Areas examined include volcanoes and weather, plate margins, origins of magma, magma evolution, United States Geological Survey (USGS) volcano hazards program, USGS volcano observatories, volcanic gases, potassium-argon dating activities, and volcano monitoring strategies.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Earthquakes, Geology
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Sharp, Len – Science Teacher, 1992
Provides a personal account of one science teacher's participation in a teacher workshop in which teachers learned about volcanic development, types of eruption, geomorphology, plate tectonics, volcano monitoring, and hazards created by volcanoes by examining Mt. St. Helens. Provides a graphic identifying volcanoes active since 1975. (MDH)
Descriptors: Current Events, Field Trips, Geology, Inservice Teacher Education
Tilling, Robert I. – 1982
One of a series of general interest publications on science topics, this booklet provides a non-technical introduction to the subject of volcanoes. Separate sections examine the nature and workings of volcanoes, types of volcanoes, volcanic geological structures such as plugs and maars, types of eruptions, volcanic-related activity such as geysers…
Descriptors: Geophysics, Instructional Materials, Physical Environment, Scientific Research
Heidenreich, Kathleen; Nielsen, Diane – Clearing, 2001
Describes the experiences of two teachers in the Research and Education: Volcanoes, Exploration and Life (R.E.V.E.L.) program which connects scientists and science teachers, and how they brought these experiences into their classrooms. (YDS)
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Professional Development, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
Gordon, David T., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2004
"Harvard Education Letter" is published bimonthly at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This issue of "Harvard Education Letter" contains the following articles: (1) Bringing Parents on Board: Strong Home-School Connections Enrich Learning Opportunities for Immigrant Kids--and Their Parents, Too (Sue Miller Wiltz); (2)…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Physical Geography, Teacher Competencies, Newsletters
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Girod, Mark – Science and Children, 2007
One of the shortcomings in most efforts to integrate art and science is that many people have a shallow understanding of art, which inevitably leads to shallow connections between art and science. Coloring drawings of planets, building sculptures of volcanoes, and decorating scientific diagrams are fine activities, but they do not link science and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teaching Methods, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Dal, Burçkin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2007
Students hold a surprising number of ideas about the Earth's structure and process. This paper begins with a discussion on the nature of understanding in the conceptually confined domain of geosciences. There then follows a report on a study of the ideas about a range of concepts relating to "crystals", "volcanoes",…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Barriers, Geology, Scientific Concepts
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Hjelm, Elizabeth – Science Scope, 2011
Seafloor exploration being done by scientists is an ideal way to introduce students to technology as a tool for inquiry. The same technology that allows scientists to share data in near real time can also provide students the tools to become researchers. NOAA's Ocean Explorer Explorations website is a rich research data bank that can be used by…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Physical Geography, Scientists, Internet
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