Active Experiences for Active Children - Science

Active Experiences for Active Children - Science

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For courses in Early Childhood Science, Block Methods, and Early Childhood Teachers of Science.This practical book guides teachers of three-to five-year olds in planning and in implementing meaningful science skills and experiences. Using the most up-to-date research, the authors provide an excellent balance of theory and practice that are tied to the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, the National Science Education Standards, and NAEYC guidelines for developmentally appropriate practice.
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 210.8 x 274.3 x 7.6mm | 371.95g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130834335
  • 9780130834331

About Carol Seefeldt

Carol Seefeldt, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of human development at the Institute for Child Study, University of Maryland, College Park, where she taught graduate and undergraduate classes for 28 years. She received the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award from the university and has published 23 books and over 100 scholarly and research articles for teachers and parents. Her books include Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child, Active Experiences for Active Children: Social Studies, Active Experiences for Active Children: Literacy Emerges, and Current Issues in Early Childhood Education (the last three with Alice Galper), and The Early Childhood Curriculum: Current Findings in Theory and Practice. During her 40 years in the field, Dr. Seefeldt has taught at every level from nursery school for 2-year-olds through the third grade. In Florida, she directed a church-related kindergarten, and served as Regional Training Officer for Project Head Start. She has conducted teacher-training programs in Japan and the Ukraine and has been a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows. Alice Galper, Ph. D., educator and consultant, received her doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park. Previously, she was a classroom teacher in New Hampshire and a Head Start Consultant in the Washington, DC, area. She was a professor of human development teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood and human development at Mt. Vernon College, Washington, DC, for nearly 20 years and at the University of Maryland. She assisted Carol Seefeldt on the research component of the Montgomery County Head Start-Public School Transition Demonstration. Currently she is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland. Alice's research has revolved around intergenerational attitudes and program evaluation. She has written many articles for such journals as Child Development, Journal of Educational Psychology, and Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Alice presents workshops and papers regularly at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, the Head Start Research Conference, and the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meetings, among others. Active in community affairs, Alice has been appointed by Mayor Anthony Williams of Washington, DC, as cochair of the Interagency Coordinating Council of the DC Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers, and she volunteers for Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc.
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Table of contents

PART ONE. THEORY OF ACTIVE EXPERIENCES. 1. Experiences and Science in Early Childhood: Theory into Practice. 2. Active Children-Active Indoor Environments. 3. Active Children-Active Outdoor Environments. 4. Building Connections to Home and Community Through Active Experiences. 5. Experiences and Science Content. PART TWO. GUIDES TO ACTIVE EXPERIENCES. Experience 1. Living Things Grow and Change: Seeds and Plants. Experience 2. Living Things Grow and Change: Insects and Small Animals. Experience 3. I Am a Scientist. Experience 4. How Toys Work. Experience 5. The Earth: Water. Experience 6. The Earth: Rocks and Minerals. Experience 7. The Human Body: The Senses. Experience 8. Healthy Bodies.
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