Science Experiences for the Early Childhood Years

Science Experiences for the Early Childhood Years : An Integrated Affective Approach

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Core text for Science in Early Childhood and Science in the Elementary School courses.The new edition of this popular text again gathers all of the elements necessary to help prospective teachers learn to inspire children to care about their world and how it works, enjoy investigating it, and remember with pride what their investigations uncover. These authors clearly demonstrate that to be effective, science teaching must engage children not just physically, intellectually, and socially; but, emotionally, as well. They show how providing achievable goals and appropriate guidance sparks children's natural interest in what things do, how things work, and why things happen the way they do. The text's multi-model approach works with a variety of learning styles. It connects science activities with the rest of the early childhood curriculum-math, literature, music, art, etc.-and places science in the context of today's children's lives within the family and the more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 589.67g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0130384992
  • 9780130384997

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I. THE RATIONALE. 1. An Integrated Affective Approach to Science Learning. 2. Science Participants: Children, Teachers, Families, and Communities. 3. Guiding Learning in the Early Years. 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. APPENDICES. A. Resources for Music, Recordings, Poetry, Creative Movement, and Equipment Ordering. B. Exploring at Home Activities. C. Relating Concepts to Established Benchmarks. D. National Science Education Standards: Content Standards for Grades K-4. more

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