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Lessons of Discovery: Teaching and learning along with your students

Innovative tools allow a teacher to extend class activities on stream ecology and forest history by Charles Graham I have made an interesting observation about teaching recently.  Some of the best lessons are not necessarily the carefully planned and orchestrated units, but rather the ones that grew and took shape as the project progressed.  I […]

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Review: Awesome Ocean Science!

Investigating the Secrets of the Underwater World By Cindy A. Littlefield Illustrations by Sarah Rakitin Published by Williamson Publishing, 2003, 120 p. Reviewed by Sharon A. Hollander I review children’s books, and I read through plenty on science and nature. I can honestly say that I felt a wave of relief when I came upon […]

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Connecting students and salmon in their watershed

Connecting Students and Salmon in Their Watershed How rearing salmon in an elementary classroom can foster powerful teaching and learning in the content areas, environmental awareness, and good stewardship of the Earth By Daniel S. King, PhD My transition in January of last year to a new position teaching science, math, and technology to 5th […]

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Beach Hoppers: Inquiry-based learning while having fun!

Beach Hoppers: Inquiry-based learning while having fun! Field trips are exciting. Field trips incorporating inquiry-based learning and live animals are even better. by Stephanie Schroeder This second grade unit focuses on beach hoppers, tiny amphipods found on most sandy beaches. The first three lessons focus on learning beach hopper characteristics in the classroom and teaching […]

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Resource: Ocean Currents

What causes ocean currents? What impact do they have on Earth’s environment? How have they influenced human history? This teaching guide for grades 5-8 provides 7 activities for students to explore the causes and impacts of ocean tides and gain an understanding of the influences of wind, temperature, salinity and density on ocean movement. Students […]

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