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ERIC Number: EJ1111992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Try This: Umbrella--Materials Testing
Preston, Christine
Teaching Science, v62 n2 p5-7 Jun 2016
This article is the second in "Teaching Science's" "Try This" series. These hands-on activities are designed especially for early childhood students to encourage their natural curiosity and promote development of scientific thinking. In this activity, the problem-based learning approach means that the children are engaged in a child-directed inquiry into testing familiar materials in a novel situation that is hands-on and age appropriate. This approach offers rich learning experiences by challenging and stimulating children's scientific thinking as they work through the learning process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A