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ERIC Number: EJ931058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Imaginative Early Science
Johnston, Jane
Primary Science Review, n78 p24-25 May-Jun 2003
Scientific learning in the early years quite correctly focuses on the development of skills. However, at this stage of learning, science should also be about developing motivational attitudes to encourage children to explore the world around them and convince them that science is an exciting subject. Practical experiential play activities do this by stimulating interest and by careful interaction with adults. Motivational attitudes in science can also be developed by making science relevant and imaginative: teachers need to "seize the moment" and be creative in their teaching. In this article, the author gives some ideas for stimulating young children's interest in science. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A