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ERIC Number: ED275513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-931-62902-0
What Will Happen If...Young Children and the Scientific Mind.
Sprung, Barbara; And Others
Based on the premise that exposure to science and technology is important in early childhood curricula, this guide was developed to help teachers incorporate mathematics, sciences, and technology-related activities into existing programs. Activities contained in this guide focus on concepts in the physical sciences and in the development of visual-spatial and problem-solving skills. The guide has built into each activity ways to ensure that all children participate equally regardless of sex, race, or disability. Major sections include: (1) introduction (focusing on equity issues, early childhood environment, and the rationale for the guide); (2) using the scientific method with young children (explaining the format of the guide, nature of the scientific method, and the role of the teacher); (3) preliminary activity (creating a collage on what scientists do); (4) water and sand (exploring the concept of flow); (5) blocks (explaining momentum with ramps and balls); (6) bottles and liquids (concentrating on solubility, density, and viscosity); (7) machines (consisting of technologically oriented activities); and (8) resources (identifying math and science materials for children, teachers, and parents). (ML)
Educational Equity Concepts, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016. ($10.95 plus $1.50 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Equity Concepts, Inc., New York, NY.