The Preschool Scientist: Using Learning Centers to Discover and Explore Science

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Children learn best through hands-on exploration, observation, and discovery. With more than 100 activities, The Preschool Scientist gives children the opportunity to actively engage, experiment, create, and discover the exciting world of science. Using a unique inquiry-based approach, these activities explore science through learning centers, integrating this important subject into the entire classroom. Each of the activities has “Keep it Simple” and “Add a Challenge” sections so teachers can adjust the ...
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The Preschool Scientist: Using Learning Centers to Discover and Explore Science

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Overview

Children learn best through hands-on exploration, observation, and discovery. With more than 100 activities, The Preschool Scientist gives children the opportunity to actively engage, experiment, create, and discover the exciting world of science. Using a unique inquiry-based approach, these activities explore science through learning centers, integrating this important subject into the entire classroom. Each of the activities has “Keep it Simple” and “Add a Challenge” sections so teachers can adjust the difficulty to their unique classrooms.

Organized by theme, chapters include:
·    Alike and Different
·    Exploring Motion
·    Exploring Change
·    Exploring Tools
·    Working with Water
·    Light and Shadows
·    Getting to Know Our World

With this hands-on approach, children will have fun developing problem-solving skills while becoming comfortable with exploring their world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876591307
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Williams is professor emeritus and director of the Rivers and Groundwater Projects at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Robert is a frequent guest on radio and television programs where he discusses science and environmental issues. His experience includes teaching in elementary, high school, and junior high school in addition to being a college professor. His work has helped make the Rivers Project one of the premier water education programs in the world. He is in demand as a speaker and has traveled and conducted workshops throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Robert Williams lives in Edwardsville, Illinois.
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