Summary: For Science in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Science Methods courses.
Part of a series of texts, Active Experiences for Active Children: Science provides a theoretical foundation for teaching science to preschoolers and primary-grade children with the addition of a large array of meaningful, standards-based, constructivist, hands-on learning "experiences" to guide teachers in their practice.
Organized ...show more to address a variety of audiences, the text is formatted in two parts: Part One is a foundation for teaching young children about science; Part Two offers thematic based topical chapters full of resources, teaching strategies, and inquiry-based experiences for children. The content has been expanded in the third edition with a new chapter on engaging children with the natural world, references to the most recent reports on science education from the National Academies, and many current Web sites for exploration. This highly- readable, user-friendly series text is formatted with an engaging, conversational style that will connect and resonate with its varied readers. ...show less