Jump into Science: Active Learning for Preschool Children

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The perfect way to turn children’s love of active games into learning opportunities! Bring science to life as children learn about their bodies, animals, seasons, and the weather. The activities in each chapter are organized by level of difficulty, and each one incorporates fun, exciting science experiences with movement. Research shows that the most effective way for children to learn concepts is to experience them physically. Jump into Science offers just this kind of learning. Activities such as The Mirror ...
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Overview

The perfect way to turn children’s love of active games into learning opportunities! Bring science to life as children learn about their bodies, animals, seasons, and the weather. The activities in each chapter are organized by level of difficulty, and each one incorporates fun, exciting science experiences with movement. Research shows that the most effective way for children to learn concepts is to experience them physically. Jump into Science offers just this kind of learning. Activities such as The Mirror Game, Dinosaur Stomp, and Water and Ice will actively engage children as they explore new science concepts!
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Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
Jump into Science allows young students to learn concepts by experiencing them physically. Science to children is about exploration, not adults in lab coats peering through microscopes. The author notes, "Everything children encounter is a mystery or a problem to be solved—a discovery waiting to be made." The exercises in this book allow preschool students to be actively engaged and make these discoveries as they explore the science concepts. The chapters include: The Human Body; The Five Senses; Animals & Other Creatures; The Seasons, Weather, and Other Natural Wonders; and Simple Science. The activities in each chapter are organized by level of difficulty. A Glossary provides word definitions and a list of References points to other sources. Indexes of Children's Books and Science Concepts & Skills are valuable science resources which will give the teachers flexibility in using this active learning approach. A comprehensive index provides easy navigation through the book. Other books in "The Learning in Leaps and Bounds" series include "Jump into Literacy and Jump into Math." Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876590560
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Learning in Leaps and Bounds Series
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Rae Pica has been a children's movement specialist since 1980. She is the founder/director of Moving and Learning, a company offering services and materials related to physical activity for children from birth to age eight. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she is also co-creator and host of the radio program "Body, Mind, and Child."
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