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STEM, Sizing up the solar system, STEAM, ENERGY, chemistry
Timely motions of
the Earth and Moon
BY BOB RIDDLE
(SCHATZ AND FRAKNOI 2016)
uring the first few days of
January, the Earth reaches
perihelion, the closest it
will come to the Sun each year.
64 Science and Children
A Bunny of a Different
Here are a few things for you to do,
all of them quick tasks and all of them
having to do with how your eyes work.
Shown are three drawings. P...
Creating a classroom culture for engineering
Identifying an Engineering Design
Engineering a pancake recipe gives fifth graders
a taste of chemistry in everyday life.
By Lisa Chizek, Beth V...
Enhancing the repertoire of preserice and inservice teachers
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR
extbooks used in science
classrooms have been shown
to be outdated and often
primarily presenting images...
Ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching
Science and Children 78
Teaching the Nature of Science
to Elementary Students
By Jesse Wilcox and Alaina Lake
he nature of science (NOS)—
Using evidence-based reasoning to explore
relationships between energy and motion
MARTA R. STOECKEL
long-standing energy lab in my department involves dropping bouncy balls and
measuring their re...
Modeling how CFCs deplete
the ozone layer
umans adversely affect the environment in a variety
of ways, but sometimes this degradation takes time to
reveal itself. The use of chlor...
An unconventional use of
microscopes for teaching high
school geology and physics
RACHEL BERNARD AND COLLEEN HENEGAN
or many students, the first—and sometimes only—
ord walls visually display important vocabulary covered
during class. Although teachers have often been encour-
aged to post word walls in their classrooms, little infor-
mation is available to gui...