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Hatton, Mary; Grimbilas, Sara; Kane, Caroline; Kenyon, Tara – Science and Children, 2019
Will spring be early next year? This is a question the authors ponder each fall as they prepare for a yearlong citizen science project with kindergartners. Citizen science projects naturally promote the development of science and engineering practices. These projects can be integrated at any grade level and aligned to meet other content areas as…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Science Interests, Gardening, Plants (Botany)
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Larm, Brooke – Science and Children, 2017
This article describes how a farm-based class in the Great Lakes region investigated how plants and animals prepare for winter. Two groups of children, ranging in ages from three to five years old, had a farm, pasture, gardens, forest, and a pond available for exploration. A low teacher-to-child ratio was maintained, with one teacher to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Plants (Botany), Animals, Animal Behavior
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Roghaar, Deborah; Lott, Kimberly – Science and Children, 2014
Kindergartners have an energizing sense of wonder and an insatiable desire to learn about the world around them. For this reason, the study of ecosystems and how organisms interact within their environment is very exciting for these young learners. An appropriate place for young students to start constructing their own understanding of living and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Kindergarten, Elementary School Science, Hands on Science