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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science

What activities might a teacher use to help children explore the life cycle of butterflies? What does a science teacher need to conduct a "leaf safari" for students? Where can children safely enjoy hands-on experience with life in an estuary? Selecting resources to teach elementary school science can be confusing and difficult, but few decisions have greater impact on the effectiveness of science teaching. Educators will find a wealth of information and expert guidance to meet this need in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. The National Science Resources Center (NSRC), sponsored jointly by the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, has produced Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science?an annotated guide to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sources of information and assistance for teaching elementary school science.


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Teacher Education Editorial Board
19 years ago
This site offers a plethora of resources and research in designing elementary
school science activities using hands-on, minds-on approaches to
inquiry-centered teaching and learning practices. Although it is not directly
multicultural in nature, it would address "best practices" for all children to
learn. This site will be reviewed by the Teacher Education Editorial Board.