ERIC Number: ED024458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Big Questions and Little Children: Science and Head Start.
This resource pamphlet is intended to acquaint the Head Start teacher with the possibilities of teaching science in a preschool program for disadvantaged children. Introductory sections stress the importance of including science in a Head Start program, briefly indicate how to use the pamphlet, and suggest some things to seek and avoid. A section entitled "Some Things to Keep in Mind" presents objectives for a science program. These are (1) to use science experiences to develop language skills, (2) to provide opportunities for children to relate to adults, (3) to provide variety in the child's experiences, (4) to establish a sense of the order in the world, (5) to develop completion experiences, (6) to give the child a feeling of being able to solve problems, and (7) to diffuse elements acquired through science into the child's whole life. Suggestions for planning science activities are presented through three sample lesson plans. A final section lists readings for adults, books and records to use with children, and sources for filmstrips, films, books, and science materials. (DR)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.