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ERIC Number: EJ824848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Dinosaur Extinction, Early Childhood Style
Murray, Mary; Valentine-Anand, Lesley
Science and Children, v46 n4 p36-39 Dec 2008
Do dinosaurs have bellybuttons? This intriguing question launched a journey into inquiry science that captivated a class of four-year-olds for eight months. As students enjoyed dinosaur books, examined dinosaur artifacts, drew pictures, watched videos, and generally immersed themselves in all things dinosaur, the authors built a culture of learning in their classroom that helped these young students develop science-process skills such as observation, measurement, and communication. They share their inspiring learning adventure here. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada