ERIC Number: ED309961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Small Wonders. Hands-On Science Activities for Young Children.
Perdue, Peggy K.
Children are natural scientists and are constantly questioning and challenging the world around them. This book is designed to help preschool and primary teachers see the science in common things. It is a book of manipulative activities that are designed to nurture a child's natural curiosity as well as integrate science with other areas. Reproducible lab sheets are included to help students learn to classify and organize data. Each activity includes a materials list, preparation, focusing activity, procedure, evaluation activity, and extension activities. The 29 activities include experiences with the properties of air, colors, bubbles, insects, graphing, dissolving, evaporation of water, bouyancy, simple machines, plants, senses, microscopes, classifying, animals, massing objects, foods, sounds, magnetism, health, friction, and changes of state. A teacher's guide to the scientific method and directions for using this book are included. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Hands on Science, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Physical Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Science Activities, Science Education
Good Year Books, Department GYB, 1900 E. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A