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ERIC Number: EJ1117025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Early Years: Navigating Natural Disasters
Ashbrook, Peggy
Science and Children, v54 n2 p18-19 Oct 2016
Keeping track of the weather is especially important in communities where severe weather endangers property and lives. Science education may mean talking with children about scary or tragic events. Although teachers should not avoid teaching about severe weather events, they can be sensitive to students' fears and stress by first asking families about children's previous experiences with natural disasters. They can also review resources before they use them with children; many available resources show adults how to help young children cope with violence and tragedies. Additionally teachers can help children understand natural disasters by providing experiences observing the usual weather and modeling the actions of moving water. Keeping a daily record of the weather can become a classroom job for children, along with being the line leader and other tasks that children do to contribute to the classroom running smoothly. This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. This month's issue has students attempting to contain moving water and experience and use its force.
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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
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