Science Experiences for the Early Childhood Years

Science Experiences for the Early Childhood Years : An Integrated Approach

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Updated to reflect the National Science Education Standards, this leading text, takes a hands-on approach to science learning by providing a solid theoretical foundation and many practical activities. A truly unique quality of the text is the science-concept-based units that offer teachers a way to integrate science knowledge and processes into the whole curriculum (including art, math, music, creative movement, creative thinking, community, and family relations).
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  • 4+
  • Paperback | 351 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 566.99g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0130999571
  • 9780130999573

Table of contents

I. THE RATIONALE. 1. An Integrated Approach to Science Learning. 2. Science Participants: Children, Teachers, Families, and Communities. 3. Guiding Discovery Science. II. CONCEPTS, EXPERIENCES, AND INTEGRATING ACTIVITIES. 4. Plants. 5. Animals. 6. The Human Body: Care and Nourishment. 7. Air. 8. Water. 9. Weather. 10. Rocks and Minerals. 11. Magnetism. 12. The Effects of Gravity. 13. Simple Machines. 14. Sound. 15. Light. 16. The Environment. Appendix A: Resources for Music, Recordings, Poetry, Creative Movement, and Equipment Ordering. Appendix B: Exploring at Home Activites. Relating Concepts to Established Benchmarks. Index.
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