ERIC Number: ED275513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Physical Sciences, Problem Solving, Process Education, Science and Society, Science Education, Skill Development, Technology
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
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Equity Concepts, Inc., New York, NY.