Why Teach Science In Early Childhood? (The Short Giraffe Teacher #3)

by Carianne Short on December 30, 2013

in Podcasts, The Short Giraffe Teacher

 

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Young children are naturally curious and constantly exploring the world around them. Classroom science provides the opportunity for children to develop their natural curiosity and to start building theories.  Children can develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world by the experiences they have in the classroom. Remember that early childhood science is– exploring materials/events, asking questions, investigating, recording/representing their work, reflecting on what they have done and what it means – allow them to create and develop new theories or ideas about how the world works.  Find what the children are interested in and begin your science project with something of their choosing.

Classroom tip:  Give each child a task that they are responsible to complete.

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