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ERIC Number: EJ898675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Ramps and Pathways: Developmentally Appropriate, Intellectually Rigorous, and Fun Physical Science
Zan, Betty; Geiken, Rosemary
Young Children, v65 n1 p12-17 Jan 2010
The authors have spent many years providing professional development in the area of science education, working alongside teachers and observing children in the classroom. These experiences have convinced them that activities involving inclined planes are possibly the best science activities they have ever encountered. They call their collection of classroom activities involving inclined planes Ramps and Pathways. These activities engage children in investigations involving force and motion, foster the development of important science inquiry skills, and provide numerous opportunities for integration across curricular domains. In this article, the authors share their enthusiasm and their experiences supporting children in Ramps and Pathways investigations, and they seek to inspire teachers to implement similar activities in their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A