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ERIC Number: EJ1017744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Plants, Alike and Different
Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Mollohan, Katherine N; Smith, Mandy McCormick
Science and Children, v50 n6 p52-57 Feb 2013
A Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC 2012) includes inheritance as a core idea within the life science framework. For example, life science core idea 3A states that by the end of second grade, children's knowledge should include the ability to recognize and investigate physical differences and similarities among the same kind of organisms (e.g., plants and animals) and that offspring resemble their parents and each other. State and local science standards also include these concepts. This article provides examples of the learning cycle lessons the authors use to help preschool children develop the abilities to recognize and verbalize how animals, plants, and people are alike and different based on physical properties.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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