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ERIC Number: EJ1170417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Try This: Magnify Me
Preston, Christine
Teaching Science, v64 n1 p6-11 Mar 2018
Magnifying objects can foster wonder in young children because they can make new observations of familiar things. This activity helps children explore common substances and familiar materials using a magnifying glass. Magnification can help people observe living things more closely providing a link to the work of scientists and the magnifying glass as a scientific tool. Children delight in seeing what everyday things look like when magnified and it opens up a new avenue for them to explore their world. The activity described in this article is part of a unit of work called "Let's experiment" designed for Foundation Year students in accordance with the Australian Curriculum: Science.
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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
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A