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What science happens in your sandbox?

A pile of sand, a sandbox or a sensory table full of sand are tools for imaginative play, sensory exploration and science investigations.  In the April 2013 issue of Science and Children, the Early Years column, I wrote about how children wondered what made a series of cone-shaped pits in a line in the sandbox. [...]

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Expanding the classroom walls

Whether it’s a riverbank, a lakeshore, or along an ocean or bay, the water is a popular vacation place in the summer. But what if your classroom could be extended to study these places during the school year? Last fall, on one of the NSTA listservs, Charlie Lindgren from Massachusetts described a project his class [...]

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