Summary: ''Constructing Early Childhood Science'' focuses on teaching children how to actively engage in the scientific process, rather than learn about it passively. Each chapter begins with at least one hands-on activity, designed to help young science students begin to construct their conceptualizations. The activities include references to nearly 150 different children's literature titles; a feature designed to assist teachers in developing an interdisciplinary approach t
o instruction. Recurrent themes in the book include ways of utilizing technology, teaching multicultural populations, interdisciplinary approaches and involving parents and the community in the science program. Thoroughly researched, this manual cites the most contemporary publications on each topic.
Summary: ''Constructing Early Childhood Science'' focuses on teaching children how to actively engage in the scientific process, rather than learn about it passively. Each chapter begins with at least one hands-on activity, designed to help young science students begin to construct their conceptualizations. The activities include references to nearly 150 different children's literature titles; a feature designed to assist teachers in developing an interdisciplinary approach to instruction. Recurrent themes in the book include ways of utilizing technology, teaching multicultural populations, interdisciplinary approaches and involving parents and the community in the science program. Thoroughly researched, this manual cites the most contemporary publications on each topic.
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Delmar Publications Published: 11/01/2000 International: No
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Preface Acknowledgments To the Student
Chapter 1: Constructing Goals for Early Childhood Science Education. Chapter 2: The Basic Scientific Processes: Observing Chapter 3: The Basic Scientific Processes: Classifying Chapter 4: The Basic Scientific Processes: Communicating Chapter 5: The Basic Scientific Processes: Measuring Chapter 6: The Basic Scientific Processes: Predicting Chapter 7: The Basic Scientific processes: Inferring Chapter 8: The Process-Oriented Objective Chapter 9: The Integrated Scientific Processes: Identifying and Controlling Variables. Chapter 10: The Integrated Scientific Processes: Formulating and Testing Hypotheses Chapter 11: The Integrated Scientific Processes: Defining Operationally Chapter 12: The Integrated Scientific Processes: Interpreting Data. Chapter 13: The Integrated Scientific Processes: Experimenting Chapter 14: The Integrated scientific Processes: Constructing Models Chapter 15: Constructivism Chapter 16: Process-Oriented Inquiry Chapter 17: Learner Differences. Chapter 18: Assessment Chapter 19: The Early Childhood Science Education Classroom Chapter 20: Science Beyond the Classroom Chapter 21: Technology in Early Childhood Science Education Chapter 22: Reading, Writing, and Science. Chapter 23: Interdisciplinary Integration Chapter 24: The Early Childhood Science Education Professional
Appendix 1: Selected Sources of Free and Inexpensive Materials Appendix 2: Materials for a well-Equipped Early Childhood Science Classroom Appendix 3: Activities Cross-Referenced to content standards of the National Science Education Standards Appendix 4: Listing of Children's Literature Cited.
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