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November 2017

Children do not learn the meaning of a word through memorization; teacher intervention is key. The activities in this issue of Science and Children provide a variety of teaching strategies to help students make sense of science terms.

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October 2017

Of all the sciences, life science is probably the one that is most familiar and comfortable for early childhood educators. It is easily accessible to children and relatable. Learn how you can engage your students in life science with the activities in this issue of Science and Children.

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September 2017

As the school year begins, you may be considering ways to enrich your classroom science teaching. Many of the features found in this issue are anchored in research and experience in providing inservice and preservice professional development. We hope you will find ideas in this issue that will support you in your role as classroom teacher, member of a learning team, inservice and preservice instruction provider, or administrator.

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July 2017

The major STEM initiatives across the United States reflect the importance of teaching the strong connection between math and science. There are many examples of life science supported through mathematical thinking in this issue of S&C. Emphasizing the use of mathematics to demonstrate scientific understanding will move young learners beyond play.

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April 2017

The water cycle, the systems of the human body, and motion and forces are just a few topics in elementary science that cannot be taught without considering the characteristics and properties of matter. This issue will help students understand matter as they engage in such activities as separating a mixture and confronting misconceptions about the water cycle.

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March 2017

What better way to encourage learning than to get students outdoors? As you’ll see in this issue of Science and Children, there are endless possibilities for developing outdoor learning environments, which can be as simple as observing natural and human-made features in your own neighborhood.

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February 2017

Recent research supports the value of early intervention with STEM experiences. Clearly, early intervention in science is an essential component of enhancing our nation’s position in science and math. This issue engages young learners in Earth science and prepares them for future Earth science experiences.

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January 2017

Students are more than digital natives; they are embedded in technology. Thus, teachers must frequently use technologically advanced tools in the classroom. This requires a change in approach and assessment. In this issue, students learn science with technology, which enhances both subjects.

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