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This webpage and the linked page, Learning to Count, discuss the development ...

This webpage and the linked page, Learning to Count, discuss the development of children's ability to count and related skills, including one-to-one correspondence, conservation of number, and subitizing. The resource includes four teaching activities that take advantage of multiple senses to improve these skills.

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Education
Mathematics
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Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
That's the Way the Ball Bounces: Level 1
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In this activity, learners prepare four polymer elastomers and then compare their ...

In this activity, learners prepare four polymer elastomers and then compare their physical properties, such as texture, color, size, and bounce height. This activity is a fun way for learners to become more familiar with polymers and their uses. Safety note: The "Teacher Notes for Level 1" link contains a number of safety guidelines that should be read before doing this activity.

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Engineering
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Life Science
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Chemistry
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Ann Sullivan
Lauri McDonald
National Science Foundation RET Grant
University of Southern Mississippi
Ramps 1: Let it Roll!
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In this activity about ramps, learners explore and measure the rate at ...

In this activity about ramps, learners explore and measure the rate at which spherical objects roll down a ramp. Learners discuss why different ramps work better than others and practice procedures for testing designs and recording results. Learners can design, build, and test their own ramps in "Ramps 2: Ramp Builder," a follow-up activity (see related resource).

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Education
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Chemistry
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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AAAS
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Verizon Foundation Thinkfinity Program
Essential Principle 1: Correlation to Standards and Curriculum Connections
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This article provide a list of learning objectives and excerpts from the ...

This article provide a list of learning objectives and excerpts from the K-8 content standards of the National Science Education Standards that are associated with Principle 1 of the Seven Essential Principles of the Climate Sciences. Also provided are explanations of some common misconceptions on light, heat, and the seasons, plustools for formative assessment and ideas for teaching these scientific concepts. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which focuses on one of the Seven Essential Principles in each issue.

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Education
Geoscience
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
National Science Foundation
Counting up to 20 Objects: 1.0
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This webpage discusses the extension of children's counting skills beyond 10. It ...

This webpage discusses the extension of children's counting skills beyond 10. It illustrates the difficulties resulting from the irregularity of English number names in the teens as well as the challenge of maintaining one-to-one correspondence with larger numbers. Several teaching strategies and activities are suggested to help students overcome these difficulties.

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Education
Mathematics
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Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Ramps 2: Ramp Builder
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In this inquiry-based learning activity, learners design, build, and test their own ...

In this inquiry-based learning activity, learners design, build, and test their own ramps. They are introduced to a variety of materials and explore putting them together. They also create plans for ramps by evaluating a variety of materials provided to them. This is the second activity in a two-part series on ramp building (see related resources for "Ramps 1: Let It Roll!").

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Engineering
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History, Law, Politics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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AAAS
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Verizon Foundation Thinkfinity Program
Ice Has Structure: H2O
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This is a lesson about water and water-ice. Learners will explore the ...

This is a lesson about water and water-ice. Learners will explore the molecular geometry and mechanics of ice. They will create a model of H2O, investigate its molecular structure and its consistent shape. Faraday's experiment is used as background. Activities include small group miming, speaking, drawing, and/or writing. This is lesson 2 of 12 in the unit, Exploring Ice in the Solar System.

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History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
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Simulation
Student Guide
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Great Openings: Slots, 35 Sense, and Hole In One
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These three short activities challenge groups to fit objects through paper and ...

These three short activities challenge groups to fit objects through paper and index cards: "Slots" presents the challenge for one learner to figure out which objects fit through a hole cut by another; "35 Sense" is a puzzle to fit a quarter through a hole the size of a dime; and "Hole In One" has learners cutting index cards to fit a person through.

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Mathematics
Geometry
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Activity/Lab
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Amy Harrison
Anne Gurnee
David Heil
Gayle Amorose
The Mathematical Education of Teachers II: Chapter 4: Elementary Teachers
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In this 16-page chapter excerpted from The Mathematical Education of Teachers II, ...

In this 16-page chapter excerpted from The Mathematical Education of Teachers II, the authors detail how pre-service and current teachers can prepare to teach the Common Core Standards. The chapter includes sections that speak directly to elementary teachers, math specialists, early childhood educators, and teachers of ELL students.

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Education
Mathematics
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
About the Seasons
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Children learn how seasonal weather changes affect everything, from the behavior of ...

Children learn how seasonal weather changes affect everything, from the behavior of animals to the way we dress and play.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
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PBS LearningMedia
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PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
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KET
Absorb & Repel
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In this activity, learners investigate how different materials repel or absorb water. ...

In this activity, learners investigate how different materials repel or absorb water. Learners use spray bottles to explore how everyday items like sponges, cardboard, feathers, etc. respond to water differently. This activity also introduces learners to the scientific method as learners make predictions about which materials will absorb or repel water.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Kohl Children's Museum
Active Graphs
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In this activity, learners track their movements with jumping and leaping graphs. ...

In this activity, learners track their movements with jumping and leaping graphs. In part A, learners jump as high as they can and press their inked fingers or hands against a large true-to-life chart with vertical distance marked along the vertical edge. Learners compare the results. In part B, learners jump as far as they can and use masking tape to mark their spot on a true-to-life bar graph. Again, learners compare the results.

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Education
Life Science
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Chicago Children's Museum
Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics
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This 440-page report explores how students in pre-K through grade 8 learn ...

This 440-page report explores how students in pre-K through grade 8 learn mathematics, with a focus on number and operations, and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning. (A 39-page summary, Helping Children Learn Mathematics, is catalogued separately.) The authors identify five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describe how students develop this proficiency. The report presents a portrait of mathematics learning: research findings on what children know about numbers before they arrive in pre-K and the implications for instruction; details on the processes by which students acquire mathematical proficiency; what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency and developing proficiency in teaching. Visitors to this website may read the full text online, download a copy (pdf), or purchase a hard copy.

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Engineering
Computing and Information
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
History, Law, Politics
Geometry
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Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Jeremy Kilpatrick, Jane Swafford, Bradford Findell
Mathematics Learning Study Committee, National Research Council
Adventurous Math For the Playground Set
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This blog entry for Scientific American discusses a book aimed at very ...

This blog entry for Scientific American discusses a book aimed at very young students to submerse them in math experiences and activities. The authors also provide suggestions for parents to help their children create meaningful conversations about more advanced math topics. This blog entry contains a link to download the book in PDF format (for free or a donation) or to purchase the book.

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Education
Mathematics
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Anna Kuchment
Dr. Maria Droujkova
Yelena McManaman
The Airplane Graveyeard
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During World War Two, a fierce battle between American and Japanese forces ...

During World War Two, a fierce battle between American and Japanese forces on Kwajalein atoll left a trail of debris on the deep lagoon floor. This lagoon now has one of the largest collections of well-preserved aircraft in the world. In this video, as part of the first ever film crew allowed onto this secret military base, Jonathan explores a B-25, F4-U Corsair and Dauntless dive bomber still sitting on the bottom of the ocean, as if ready to take off. Please see the accompanying study guide for educational objectives and discussion points.

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Technology
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Author:
Jonathan Bird Productions
Oceanic Research Group
All Mixed Up!
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In this activity, learners separate a mixture of pebbles, salt crystals, and ...

In this activity, learners separate a mixture of pebbles, salt crystals, and wood pieces. They add water and pour the mixture through a strainer. The pebbles are left in the beaker, the wood is caught by the strainer, and the salt stays dissolved in the water. The main idea is that different physical properties of the components can be used for separating them, and that evaporation can be used to isolate a solute from a solution. This activity is currently used in the Nature of Matter Unit in OMSI's Chemistry Lab. Cost estimates are per 100 learners.

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Technology
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
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Activity/Lab
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Aluminum Boats
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Test the buoyancy of an aluminum foil boat and an aluminum foil ...

Test the buoyancy of an aluminum foil boat and an aluminum foil ball. Why does the same material in different shapes sink or float? This activity explores the fact that the amount of water pushed aside by an object equals the force of water pushing upward on the object.

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Engineering
Technology
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Activity/Lab
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
New York Hall of Science
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Amazing Marshmallows
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In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of air pressure. They will ...

In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of air pressure. They will watch as marshmallows inside a bottle expand as a vacuum pump removes air from the bottle. The marshmallows will rapidly shrink back to their normal size when the vacuum stopper valve is released. Learners will enjoy watching this highly visual demonstration. This activity guide includes a helpful video that demonstrates each step of the demonstration.

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Education
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Institute of Physics
Amphibian Skin
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In this activity, learners explore the concept of permeability to better understand ...

In this activity, learners explore the concept of permeability to better understand why amphibians are extremely sensitive to pollution. Learners soak one regular hard-boiled egg and one peeled hard-boiled egg in dyed water and then record how the eggs' circumference and appearance change after 24 hours. Learners investigate how the peeled egg represents amphibian skin and how amphibians are affected by pollution.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Simulation
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Animal Attraction
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Investigate a flower's power of marketing by making an imitation flower that ...

Investigate a flower's power of marketing by making an imitation flower that successfully signals a bee (or other pollinator of your choice) to visit. Try to determine what characteristics will attract a pollinator to your flower. Also available as an online game.

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Activity/Lab
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Chicago Botanic Garden
New York Hall of Science