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Animals in Yellowstone [electronic resource]

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Fourth- and fifth-graders develop number sense and meaning for large numbers by estimating how many bison, elk, and pronghorn they saw on a field trip to Yellowstone National Park. Students debate and justify their estimates verbally and in writing. Covers the following NCTM standards: number sense and numeration, estimation, problem solving, and connections.
Online
1997
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Can a Worm Lift an Elephant? [electronic resource]: Building Science Confidence

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Third-grade teacher Delores Dahn works with a museum curator to better understand physical science, giving her the confidence to present simple machines to her special needs students. A field trip to a local construction company provides students with a valuable connection between school and the outside world, and allows Delores to assess her students' understanding.
Online
1996
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Stepping Stones to Inquiry [electronic resource]: Learning From a Collection

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With a museum geologist, Marianne Rotolo and Ruth Major, third and fifth grade teachers at the same school, use fossils as the basis for learning through inquiry. Students collect fossils and work together to categorize, identify, and assemble their collections. Together they visit a museum to seek answers to their questions.
Online
1996
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Cultivating Connections Outside the Classroom [electronic resource]

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Explores opportunities for teaching math and science that occur outside of the classroom. Teachers focus on steps they can take to create meaningful connections when drawing on resources outside of the classroom.
Online
1999