science in the elementary classroom

Subject: science in the elementary classroom
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 16:43:48 -0700 (PDT)

I am a prospective elementary education major at Western Washington
University.  I am currently enrolled in a Science education class.
I have been told that very little time is devoted to Science in the 
elementary classroom.  I am curious to know just how much time
elementary teachers spend on Science in their classroom.
If you are an elementary teacher, I would like your input.  How much
time do you personally spend on Science in your classroom.
How important do you feel it is for grades K-8.
Also, if you do incorporate Science in your classroom, do
you use textbooks, internet, what?
Thanks for your time.  I would really appreciate
your knowledge on the subject.
Renee Burton