Science in the Early Years: Building Firm Foundations from Birth to Five

Science in the Early Years: Building Firm Foundations from Birth to Five

by Pat Brunton, Linda C Thornton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1848601433

ISBN-13: 9781848601437

Pub. Date: 12/13/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Giving early years practitioners and students the confidence to effectively support scientific exploration and investigation with young children, this book explains the science behind young children's knowledge and understanding of the world. Linking theory to practice and the Early Years Foundation Stage, the emphasis throughout the book is on recognizing young

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Overview

Giving early years practitioners and students the confidence to effectively support scientific exploration and investigation with young children, this book explains the science behind young children's knowledge and understanding of the world. Linking theory to practice and the Early Years Foundation Stage, the emphasis throughout the book is on recognizing young children as competent, creative thinkers, and building on their ideas. The book is packed with critical questions and opportunities for reflection, to encourage the reader to think carefully about the role of the adult in supporting child-initiated learning and discovery.

The authors look at all the key areas of scientific knowledge, and provide practical ideas suitable for babies, children aged 2 years, and children aged 3 to 5 years. There is also advice on using observations to help with assessment, and for planning the next steps in children's learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848601437
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/13/2009
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
813,642
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE
Supporting Young Children's Scientific Learning
Creating a Science Rich Environment
PART TWO
Introduction to Part 2
Living Things
Habitats and Sustainability
The Structure of the Human Body and Healthy Living
Materials
Forces
Air and Water
Magnets and Magnetism
Electricity
Sound
Light, Colour and Shadow
The Earth

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