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ERIC Number: EJ1122055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Try This: Draw Like a Scientist
Preston, Christine
Teaching Science, v62 n4 p4-8 Dec 2016
Young children love to draw, and should be encouraged to explore drawing as a communication tool. Drawing is a means by which children can express their thoughts, interests and feelings, long before they learn to write. We know that: "children's drawings are vehicles for expression and communication" (Chang, 2012, p. 187). This form of communication can also be used by teachers to help children develop the scientific skills of making and recording observations. This article provides the fourth in a series of hands-on activities designed for early childhood students to encourage their natural curiosity and promote development in scientific thinking.
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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