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Updated: May 15, 2019

Science and Health in Kindergarten

Science and Health in Kindergarten

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Young children are naturally curious and inquisitive, always delighted to explore the world around them. The main role of the science curriculum in kindergarten is to support and encourage this curiosity.

Living things: Children explore the nature of plants and animals -- their growth patterns, their uses, and the care they require. Children learn to describe and care for plants and animals, recording their findings in science journals through pictures, dictation, or kindergarten-style writing.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Sixth Grade Science and Health

Sixth Grade Science and Health

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Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade four and after. This happens, in part, because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Positive attitudes about science -- from teachers and parents as well as students -- are vital.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Fifth Grade Science and Health

Fifth Grade Science and Health

The goal of science study
Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade 4 and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important.

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All About Science Fairs

What's so great about science fairs?

All About Science Fairs

It's a curious thing: even though American scientists are valued and respected in American society, fewer and fewer American students are pursuing the sciences beyond minimum graduation requirements. What can we do to reverse this trend? How can science transcend the classroom and transport kids to new dimensions of discovery and invention? For starters, consider the science fair.
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Updated: May 15, 2019

Fourth Grade Science and Health

Fourth Grade Science and Health

The Goal of Science Study
Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade four and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Third Grade Science and Health

Third Grade Science and Health

What your child should learn in Science

The natural world is the basis of most science study in the third grade, just as it was in the earlier years. The teacher's primary goal is to foster the children's sense of curiosity about the world and their skills of inquiry. Teachers will make frequent use of questions that stimulate the critical thinking of the children: Why is that? How does that happen? What if...?

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Science for Students: Newton's Law of Cooling

Science for Students: Newton's Law of Cooling

Delve a little deeper into the science of temperature changes! This investigation will provide data that will allow you to examine Newton"s Law of Cooling.

For this investigation, you will need:

  • One small container
  • An insulator such as cotton, wool, cardboard, or newspaper
  • Two thermometers
  • Hot water

Now it's time to set up your investigation:

Math and Science Do Matter for Girls

Math and Science Do Matter for Girls

Throughout the past decades, society has expected boys to excel in the "harder" classes (science and math) and girls in the "easier" ones (language and social studies). The fact is all areas of study can be hard or easy, depending on the individual child and her attitude. Another fact is that when it comes to the job market, college graduates with a math or science background can usually find better-paying jobs in more abundance.

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Advice from a Science-Fair Judge

Advice from a Science-Fair Judge

John Douglass,* a neurobiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, has judged both grade-school and high-school science fairs, local and international. Here are his pointers for parents:

  • It's hard to cut corners on a science project without it showing up. Some students think if they produce a colorful, flashy poster, they're going to come out ahead. But judges are looking well beyond that for solid content and creativity, as well as organizational and observational skills.

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