Everyday Discoveries: Amazingly Easy Science and Math Using Stuff You Already Have

Everyday Discoveries: Amazingly Easy Science and Math Using Stuff You Already Have

by Sharon MacDonald
     
 
Science and math concepts are embedded in the things children do every day. With this book, children learn the how, the why and the what happens next with these open-ended, self-directed activities. Everyday Discoveries shows how easily and naturally children can learn science and math in preschool programs, early primary classrooms, child care centers, and

Overview

Science and math concepts are embedded in the things children do every day. With this book, children learn the how, the why and the what happens next with these open-ended, self-directed activities. Everyday Discoveries shows how easily and naturally children can learn science and math in preschool programs, early primary classrooms, child care centers, and home care settings.

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From the Publisher

"Rather than adding to teacher anxiety over teaching math and science, Everyday Discoveries shows how easily children and teachers can together answer the how, why, and what happens next questions." - Texas Child Care Quarterly

"... a book with exciting activities for children using apples, crayons, ice, vegetables, rocks, and more. The activities are well illustrated and include modifications for older or younger children." - Our Kids

"Every childcare worker and preschool teacher will want to have this readily available for the school year. Media specialists will want to include this volume in the professional collection." - Children's Literature

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Packed with self-directed science and math activities for the young learner, teachers will be able to use this guide on the first day of school. Planning with this guide becomes a simple matter of gathering materials that are readily available at home, or in the classroom. The author has included activity instructions, the skill being taught, questions to ask, and modifications for an older or younger child. Every childcare worker and preschool teacher will want to have this readily available for the school year. Media specialists will want to include this volume in the professional collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876591963
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Sharon MacDonald, M.Ed., has been training teachers throughout the United States for more than fifteen years. Her training workshops and presentations focus on a variety of early childhood topics based on years of classroom experience. With a master's degree in education, Sharon has taught ages ranging from three-year-olds to adults and an inclusion program for children with disabilities. She is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at early childhood education conferences and has written many magazine articles.

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