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- January/February, 1997
- Vol.10 Num.3, Back issues available
- Focus: Mentoring
- Many teachers value one-to-one support, as do their students. In this issue, we look at mentoring from diverse perspectives. Several of these stories about role models, counselors and friends extend beyond science, math and technology. We believe that readers will see many ways to apply the ideas discussed here to thir own professional environments.
- March/April, 1997
- Vol.10 Num.4
- Focus: Fresh Water Ecology
- Water nourishes life and it is also affected by most forms of life that come into contact with it. As humanity increases its numbers, our understanding must grow about fresh water, the water cycle and the interaction of water with the many things it conacts. In this issue, teachers report on a variety of ways for students to learn about water and watery environments. Ideas come from classrooms, drainage ditches, ponds and other sites of active learning and research.
- May/June, 1997
- Vol.10 Num.5, Back issues available
- Focus: Nutrition
- With our great national wealth, we have created junk foods. We sit in front of the television to hear about exercise and weight loss. But that is not the whole story. Here, educators write about children exploring diet, food sources and cooking first-hand.
Michael Caduto suggests ways to use Native American methods. Judy Sims shares ideas on children's school gardens. Heather Taylor and her class open a restaurant! Nutrition becomes a positive and healthy learning opportunity in the larger context of children's lives.
- September/October, 1997
- Vol.11 Num.1, Back issues available
- Focus: Data Collecting,Analyzing, Presenting
- Students can observe and discuss the natural and built environment, watch the changes of seasons, study the growth of a salt crystal or a plant. But how do we take the next steps toward careful data collection, analysis and presentation of findings? How do students successfully report to one another through words. numbers and graphics? This issue focuses on elementary and middle school learners engaged in a variety of efforts to turn data into useful and interesting information.
- November/December, 1997
- Vol.11 Num.2, Back issues available
- Focus: Design Technology
- Students and teachers can explore the world around them by using a focus on design and on children's engineering.
In this issue, teachers and writers from Texas, Oregon, North Carolina and New York discuss children's approaches to design and how this can enhance learning and growth.