ERIC Number: ED359053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Elementary Science With Toys. CESI Sourcebook VII.
Forschauer, Linda, Comp.
By playing with toys, children sometimes wonder how and why toys do what they do. At the moment of curiosity, interest can be captured and thinking can be influenced. This is a good time to focus on natural phenomena, provoke imagination, and promote scientific thinking. This book presents 53 classroom-tested activities to teach science with toys. Each activity has two components: (1) the science content to be understood; and (2) the "sciencing" of the activity--children doing, recording, expressing ideas, verifying ideas, participating in further investigations, working with others, etc. The activities in the book contain the following information: Focus, Challenge, Materials, Resources, Safety Note, Advance Preparation, Time, Procedure, Further Challenges, and References. This book also contains a bibliography of books for teachers and tips for inventing and designing toys. (PR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Energy, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials, Inventions, Magnets, Manipulative Materials, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Toys
ERIC/CSMEE, The Ohio State University, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080 ($19.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.; Council for Elementary Science International.