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ERIC Number: EJ1114553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Early Years: Discovering through Deconstruction
Ashbrook, Peggy
Science and Children, v53 n8 p22-23 Apr 2016
Taking objects apart including old electronics, product packing, and living plants, helps children understand how things work. Documenting this "unbuilding" or "deconstructing" encourages children to first consider the entire object, then the parts, and finally, the purpose of the parts. This article provides a lesson based on the one plant part that children can explore without damaging a living plant, a fruit. In using their senses to explore a fruit, children are given an entry point into learning about the life cycle of organisms, a foundational experience that they can refer to when taking life science classes in later years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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