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

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

by Robert Williams, Elizabeth Sherwood, David Winnett, David A. Winnett
 

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876591307
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
717,764
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth A. Sherwood, Ed.D., is currently Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She is a regular contributor to the science section of Children and Families, a quarterly magazine for teachers published by the National Head Start Association. She has worked with both teachers and young children in a variety of early childhood settings, including early childhood special education, childcare, and state-funded pre-kindergarten. Elizabeth Sherwood lives in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Robert E. Rockwell has many years of experience as a teacher and administrator at preschool, elementary, and college levels. He is in demand as a speaker and has traveled and conducted workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has been a frequent guest on radio and television programs advocating for young children and their caregivers. Currently, Robert is professor emeritus and former program director of the early childhood education program at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He has experience as a speech pathologist, teacher of the hearing impaired, and as an administrator. He has been a research consultant for the University of Chicago and has also served as a Head Start director. Robert is a prolific writer with many published articles and books available throughout the world. He is a regular contributor to the science section of Children and Families, a quarterly magazine published by the National Head Start Association. Robert Rockwell lives in Belleville, Illinois.

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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