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ERIC Number: EJ968647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Integrate Science and Arts Process Skills in the Early Childhood Curriculum
Morrison, Kathy
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v40 n1 p31-39 2012
Linking science and art explorations makes sense in early childhood education for a number of reasons. Young children have a natural curiosity about their world and how it works. Young children are also natural artists. Most are delighted to participate in open-ended art activities, dramatic play, singing, and dancing. For young children, the process in science and art is much more important than whatever product may result. The fundamental science process skills for early childhood are to: (1) observe; (2) communicate; (3) compare; (4) measure; and (5) organize. Each of these fundamental science process skills can be easily integrated into all areas of the arts (visual and performing arts including music, movement, and dance) in early childhood. Early childhood teachers can intentionally increase children's awareness and use of these skills. This article explores how science process skills can be included in a developmentally appropriate early childhood environment through the arts.
Southern Early Childhood Association. P.O. Box 55930, Little Rock, AR 72215. Tel: 800-305-7322; Fax: 501-227-5297; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A