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Science and Children—February 2020


Volume 57, Number 6

We must give students opportunities to ask questions, try things out, and solve problems. It is less about the specific titles of “scientist,” “engineer,” or “tinkerer,” and more about encouraging students to think creatively as they design solutions. With less emphasis on procedures, more time can be allotted for developing the engineering habits of mind: creativity, optimism, systems thinking, collaboration, communication, and ethical considerations.

Journal Article

Tinkering vs. Engineering

By Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn

Elementary Engineering

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Time for Tinkering

By Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong

Elementary Instructional Materials Literacy Teaching Strategies

Journal Article

Discovering Diversity

By Christine Anne Royce

Elementary Biology Literacy

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Inquiry Zones

By Bill Lindquist, Bryna Wiens, Robyn Char, Leah Mark, and Joshua Baumgartner

Elementary Inquiry

Journal Article

Making the Most of a Makerspace

By Rob Rouse, Katie Krummeck, and Olivia Uribe

Elementary Makerspace

Journal Article

Robots and Reading

By Omah Williams-Duncan and Sara Raven

Elementary 5E Literacy Technology

Journal Article

In Flight With Paper Airplanes

By Laura Katchmark, Elisabeth McCabe, Kristen Matthews, and Michele Koomen

Elementary Aerospace NGSS Three-Dimensional Learning

Journal Article

The Sixth E

By William Thornburgh, Justin McFadden, and Brian Robinson

Elementary 5E Engineering Physical Science Science and Engineering Practices

Journal Article

The Geometry of Buildings

“Before completing this module, I had assumed that STEAM education was much more high-tech than it actually is. With this assumption in mi...

By Lauren Angelone

Elementary 5E Preservice Science Education STEM Teacher Preparation

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