ERIC Number: ED161530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Academic Talent in Early Childhood: Science.
Karnes, Merle B.; Strong, Paula Sabatino
This teaching guide suggests practical ideas for encouraging science talent in preschool children. It is part of a series of similar guides developed by the RAPYHT Project (Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented) for educating young gifted/talented handicapped children and gifted children with no handicaps. A list of characteristics demonstrated by children with high potential for scientific talent is followed by suggestions on how to help children see science as a process and learn to approach scientific investigations in a systematic manner. The suggested system of investigation stresses the following skills: careful observation, asking thoughtful questions, hypothesizing answers to problems, gathering information, recording findings, applying information and communicating information to others. A list of possible materials and equipment sources and a bibliography of children's science books are provided. The final section of the guide suggests activities which will help the talented child develop the basic skills in scientific investigation which were identified in the previous section. An extensive annotated list of resources is also included. (CM)
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Gifted, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Preschool Education, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Science Materials, Scientific Attitudes, Talent Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publications Office, Institute for Child Behavior and Development, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Catalog No. 1403.007, $2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. for Child Behavior and Development.