Science Activities A to Z

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Science Activities A to Z gives teachers and parents a detailed lesson plan format of process-oriented science activities for young children ages one and up. The easy-to-understand, hands-on activities promote the development of problem solving and the ability to make predictions. Each section helps teachers and parents in finding science activities for a theme-based curriculum, to incorporate a letter of the week, or to provide a spur-of-the-moment filler idea. Many activity choices are given for each targeted ...

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Overview

Science Activities A to Z gives teachers and parents a detailed lesson plan format of process-oriented science activities for young children ages one and up. The easy-to-understand, hands-on activities promote the development of problem solving and the ability to make predictions. Each section helps teachers and parents in finding science activities for a theme-based curriculum, to incorporate a letter of the week, or to provide a spur-of-the-moment filler idea. Many activity choices are given for each targeted alphabet letter. The "Helpful Hints" section shares techniques for carrying out the activities-all based on the authors many years experience working with young children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401872328
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/4/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 992,377
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanne Matricardi is an early childhood instructor and preschool director with a B.A. in psychology and social work, an M.Ed. in early childhood education and an Ed.S. in curriculum and instruction. She has 25 years' experience teaching young children. She has been recognized as 2000 Teacher of the Year at Maxwell High School and as part of Teachers as Leaders in 1999 in the Gwinnett County Public School System.

Jeanne McLarty is a preschool teacher with 16 years of teaching experience and five years' experience as a preschool director. She is a member of numerous associations dedicated to childhood education, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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Table of Contents

Partial Contents: Forward. Helpful Hints. Supplies Needed. Section A: Absorption I. Acid or Alkaline I… Section B: Bird Feeder. Bouncing Egg…Section C: Carbonated Raisins. Celery…Section D: Dinosaur Measurement. Dirty Water…Section E: Erosion. Evaporation…Section F: Feely Sock. Fishing…Section G: Gak. Gases…Section H: Hairy. Hard/Soft…Section I: Ice Trails. Incline. Section J: Jellybeans. Just JELL-O. Section K: Karo Syrup Bottles. Kool-Aid Cracked Eggs. Section L: Leaves. Lemon Juice Writing. Lemonade…Section M: Magnetic Bottle. Magnification…Section N: Nature Bracelet. Nose Knows. Section O: Ocean in a Bottle. Octopus. Oil Spill. Section P: Packing Peanuts. Paleontologist…Section Q: Quiet. Quivering Quarters. Section R: Racing Colors. Rainbow. Rising Rice...Section S: Screeching Bird. Seeds I…Section T: Taste Test. Telephone. Terrarium…Section U: Ultimate Egg Tester. Umbrella. Section V: Vibrations. Volcano. Section W: Water Current. Water and Weight…Section Y: Yeast. Section Z: Zipper Bag Color Mix. Zipper Bag Garden. Sensory Table. Sensory Table Activities. Index by Science Concepts. Index by Units.

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