Volume 2, Issue 11
|Welcome to the ChildCare Education Institute November Newsletter. This month CCEI discusses Math and Science.
a sense of curiosity about nature, building a knowledge of cause and
effect, testing and retesting through play...science is sensational!
Weather, energy, matter, mammals, mass, motion...science terms conjure
up all kinds of ideas (or feelings of dread!) in teachers' minds.
young children, developmentally appropriate science is the discovery of
information through the exploration of real materials. Children learn
by touching, tasting, feeling, seeing, and hearing the world around
them. By investigating their world, they explore, classify, sort,
test, formulate conclusions, and learn.
Through the "transfer of learning," the
skills that children
gain in discovery science
apply to many areas of their development
integrate learning in other discovery
areas and experiences.
To learn more about methods that can be
used to enhance your classroom
activities, log on to CCEI440, Sensational
Science, and make science in
childhood classroom SENSATIONAL!
|Promoting the Development of Scientific Thinking
By Ruth Wilson, Ph. D.
Some people think of science as learning
facts about the world around us. Others
think of science and other ways of knowing
as "having wonderful ideas" (Duckworth,
1987). The latter view of science and ways
of knowing match the characteristics of
young children as learners. Young children
are naturally curious and passionate about
learning (Raffini, 1993). In their pursuit of
knowledge, they're prone to poking, pulling,
tasting, pounding, shaking, and
experimenting. "From birth, children want to
learn and they naturally seek out problems to
solve"(Lind, 1999, pg. 79). Read Article
Printed Courtesy of Early Childhood News
|Simple Science Experiments for the Early Childhood Classroom
By Jon Keil
Teaching simple science is the art of taking a
big idea and explaining it in an age
appropriate manner using easy, practical, and
fun experiments. With all the demands on the
early classroom teacher, the emphasis is on
"easy". This article contains a number of
simple science experiments for the young
children in your program. Read Article
Printed Courtesy of Early Childhood News
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