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Science and Children—March 2019

The kid-friendly topic of Motion and Stability allows students to make predictions, carry out investigations, and make claims supported by evidence. So, let’s get the marbles rolling and bring on the pushing and pulling in the classroom as we learn about forces and interactions in this month’s issue of Science and Children.
Engineering Spinners

Journal Article

Engineering Spinners

A study of tops allowed third graders to explore the toys of past generations while learning about engineering design....

Elementary Physical Science 5E

Fraught With Friction

Journal Article

Fraught With Friction

Supporting second-grade students’ thinking using the PEOE strategy...

Elementary Mathematics Physical Science Science and Engineering Practices

Pushes, Pulls, and Playgrounds

Journal Article

Pushes, Pulls, and Playgrounds

Learning forces and motion through nonfiction texts and exploration on the playground...

Early Childhood Elementary Preschool Physical Science

Just Roll With It

Journal Article

Just Roll With It

Incorporating engineering into third-grade science...

Elementary Engineering Physics Lesson Plans NGSS

Engineering Encounters: Balancing Engineering and Science Instruction

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Engineering Encounters: Balancing Engineering and Science Instruction

This column describes creating a classroom culture for engineering. This issue describes how to teach third graders about balanced and unbalanced forc...

Elementary Engineering Physical Science STEM

Science 101: What’s Wrong With “For Every Action, There is an Equal and Opposite Reaction”?

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Science 101: What’s Wrong With “For Every Action, There is an Equal and Opposite Reaction”?

This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. This issue explores Newton's third law of motion....

Elementary Disciplinary Core Ideas

Teaching Teachers: Evolving the Physics Mindset

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Teaching Teachers: Evolving the Physics Mindset

This column enhances the repertoire of preservice and inservice teachers. Changing perceptions and attitudes toward the teaching and learning of physi...

Elementary Physical Science STEM Assessment Curriculum Inquiry NGSS Pedagogy Teaching Strategies Professional Learning

Methods and Strategies: Scaffolding for Failure

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Methods and Strategies: Scaffolding for Failure

This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This issue helps students navigate Engineering Design Failure. ...

Early Childhood Elementary Disciplinary Core Ideas Engineering Science and Engineering Practices STEM Teaching Strategies

Ramp It Up!

Journal Article

Ramp It Up!

Preschoolers investigate force and motion with a digital journal....

By Ashley Lewis Presser, Ximena Dominguez, Marion Goldstein, Regan Vidiksis, and Danae Kamdar

Early Childhood Elementary Preschool Physical Science Technology

The Poetry of Science: Poetry in Motion

Journal Article

The Poetry of Science: Poetry in Motion

Building literacy in playful, meaningful ways....

Elementary General Science Lesson Plans Teaching Strategies Literacy

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