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ERIC Number: EJ910913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1524-5039
When 2-Year-Olds and 3-Year-Olds Think Like Scientists
Forman, George E.
Early Childhood Research & Practice, v12 n2 Fall 2010
In this article, which includes three video clips, the author argues that the small experiments, inventions, strategies, and pauses in young children's play seen in the clips reveal a legitimate form of scientific thinking. He notes that science and play both represent a frame of mind, an attitude toward the events one observes. (Contains 3 videos.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A