ERIC Number: ED361203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
All Aboard for Space.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kennedy Space Center, FL. John F. Kennedy Space Center.
This book is designed as a resource for teachers and parents concerned with early childhood education. It is hoped that the ideas and activities presented herein will serve in the creation of a space science and mathematics curriculum that is both child-centered and exciting. The basic philosophy for this curriculum is that of Piaget. This approach establishes the basic understanding of math and science curriculum through sensory experiences. Activities contain the Name of the activity (e.g., clouds, constellations, kites, aerospace pioneers, rockets, space sensations, and space mail), Subject/Sense (math or science and which senses are emphasized), Skill, Procedure, Parent/Child Experience, Objective, and Background Information. Additional material includes a list of teacher resource centers, an annotated bibliography on children's books relating to aviation and space (contains 93 references), suggestions for using a constructible shuttle cabin with children, information about toys in space, and photographs. (PR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Astronomy, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Physics, Primary Education, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science History, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Sensory Experience, Space Sciences
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kennedy Space Center, FL. John F. Kennedy Space Center.