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Vahey, Phil; Vidiksis, Regan; Adair, Alexandra – American Educator, 2019
Turning everyday activities such as baking into scientific activities is more than just fun: it is important for our children's futures. Science investigations provide an opportunity for children to learn about scientific concepts and listen to their peers, family, and community members, and to respond to their questions or ideas. It also provides…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Interests, Learning Activities, Parent Role
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Mischka, Melissa; Sands, Kaitlin – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined parental guidance of young children's inquiry during joint interactions in the home environment. Half of the parents received inquiry-based guidance instructions, encouraging their children to observe, question, predict, and evaluate; the control group received no information about guidance. Thirty-two families were…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Parent Participation, Guidance, Preschool Children
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Pattison, Scott A.; Dierking, Lynn D. – Science Education, 2019
Fostering interest in science is critical for broadening engagement with science topics, careers, and hobbies. Research suggests that these interests begin to form as early as preschool and have long-term implications for participation and learning. However, scholars have only speculated on the processes that shape interest development at this…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Science Interests, Parent Child Relationship, Low Income Students
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Furman, Melina; De Angelis, Susan; Dominguez Prost, Enzo; Taylor, Inés – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Information communication technologies (ICT) is increasingly being introduced in the preschool level, but questions have been raised regarding its potential to develop content knowledge or specific skills. This quasi-experimental study looked into the impact that hand-held tablets can have on science learning outcomes in five-year-olds. Four…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Barenthien, Julia; Oppermann, Elisa; Steffensky, Mirjam; Anders, Yvonne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Science is an important domain in early childhood education. Though, initial results indicate that preschool teachers rarely offer science activities. Against this background professional development aims to encourage preschool teachers to provide science activities more frequently. In Germany, professional development is often offered as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Ozkaral, Tugba Cevriye; Ustu, Hasan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
In this study, the relationship between teacher candidates' emotional intelligence levels and communication skills was examined. It was examined whether there was a significant difference between teacher candidates' emotional intelligence and communication skills, depending on gender and the departments they studied at. The research was designed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Emotional Intelligence, Communication Skills, Correlation
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Özdilek, Zehra; Ugur, Betül – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The purpose of the study is to examine the pre-school teacher candidates' experiences in developing and using a "Slowmation" as an educational technique with young children. This study also aims at providing the pre-school teachers' reflections on the whole development and application process. The study was carried out with 65 pre-school…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Science Education, Animation
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Gomes, Judith; Fleer, Marilyn – Research in Science Education, 2019
There are a growing number of studies that have examined science learning for preschool children. Some research has looked into children's home experiences and some has focused on transition, practices, routines, and traditions in preschool contexts. However, little attention has been directed to the relationship between children's learning…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Science Education, Learning Experience
Parra, Jessica Zlockie – Geography Teacher, 2019
A lot of the activities of daily living require energy, playing video games, making dinner, turning on the lights, using a computer, and perhaps even brushing our teeth requires energy. In this unit students discover what energy is, think about where it comes from, analyze options for making energy evaluate feasibility in different parts of the…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Lesson Plans, Energy, Elementary School Teachers
Lange, Alissa A.; Brenneman, Kimberly; Mano, Hagit – Teachers College Press, 2019
This book is designed to build educators' confidence and competence so they can bring STEM to life with young children. The authors encourage pre-K teachers to discover the value of engaging preschoolers in scientific inquiry, technological explorations, engineering challenges, and math experiences based on learning trajectories. They explain the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, STEM Education
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Lichene, Claudia – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
European and international research shows how the child has an attitude, in relation to the knowledge of the natural world, characterized by curiosity and free exploration. My research refers to the theoretical contribution of Dewey ([1933. "How We Think: A Restatement of the Relationship of Reflective Thinking to the Educational…
Descriptors: Science Education, Preschool Education, Intellectual Development, Educational Philosophy
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Antink-Meyer, Allison; Brown, Ryan A. – Science & Education, 2019
The inclusion of engineering standards in US science education standards is potentially important because of how limited engineering education for K-12 learners is, despite the ubiquity of engineering in students' lives. However, the majority of learners experience science education throughout their compulsory schooling. If improved engineering…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baek, Youngkyun; Wang, Sasha; Yang, Dazhi; Ching, Yu-Hui; Swanson, Steve; Chittoori, Bhaskar – European Journal of STEM Education, 2019
This study, a sub-study of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research project, applies a modified strategy of the U[superscript 2]MC for an eight-week afterschool robotics curriculum to promote upper elementary students' computational thinking in the second grade. Twenty-one students in second grade participated in a Life on Mars project…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Robotics, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
Bentley, Dana Frantz; Souto-Manning, Mariana – Teachers College Press, 2019
"Pre-K Stories" offers a lively exploration of how one classroom community played with and collaboratively engaged in authorship. Through everyday stories, readers are invited to witness and engage with classroom practices that honor young children's brilliance and build on their questions, interests, and strengths. Weaving together…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Authors, Writing (Composition)
New York State Education Department, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides federal funds to improve elementary and secondary education in the nation's schools. ESSA requires states and Local Educational Agencies (i.e., school districts and charter schools) to take a variety of actions to ensure that all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, disability…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality
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