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Active Experiences for Active Children : Science,9780131752566

Active Experiences for Active Children : Science

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2nd
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9780131752566

ISBN10:
0131752561
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

The second edition of Active Experiences for Active Children: Science is unique in the market by providing a theoretical foundation for teaching science to preschoolers and primary-grade children in Part I and meaningful, standards-based, constructivist, hands-on learning "experiences" (as opposed to merely "activities") to guide teachers in Part II. This book provides active science experiences that are connected to recognized benchmarks for learning and content standards. It also includes examples of documentations and consists of clear, concise, usable guides for teachers to plan meaningful learning experiences in science. Science teachers in early childhood settings, such as preschool programs and Kindergarten, Head Start programs, and other early childcare settings.

Table of Contents

Theory of Active Experiencesp. 1
Experiences and Science in Early Childhood: Theory into Practicep. 3
Cognitive Theories: The Basis of Science Education for Young Childrenp. 6
How Concepts Buildp. 7
Teaching Strategies for Science Learningp. 7
Tools to Help Children Study Science Conceptsp. 8
Observation and Assessmentp. 9
Active Children-Active Indoor Environmentsp. 13
The Essentials: Health, Safety, Inclusion, and Beautyp. 14
Health and Safetyp. 14
Planning for Inclusionp. 15
Beautyp. 16
Indoor Spacesp. 16
Integrating Spacesp. 16
Science Areasp. 18
Art Centersp. 19
Woodworking Centerp. 20
Book and Library Centersp. 20
Sociodramatic Play Areasp. 21
Areas for Manipulativesp. 22
Block Areasp. 22
Water and Sand Areasp. 23
Music Areasp. 23
Computer Stationsp. 23
Quiet Spacesp. 23
The Teacher's Rolep. 23
Active Children-Active Outdoor Environmentsp. 27
Why Plan for Outdoor Environments?p. 28
Space Planningp. 29
Science and Nature Discovery Areasp. 29
Art Activitiesp. 31
Math Activitiesp. 31
Physical Activitiesp. 32
Other Considerationsp. 32
The Teacher's Rolep. 33
Building Connections to Home and Community Through Active Experiencesp. 35
Out into the Schoolp. 38
Inside the School Buildingp. 38
Outside in the Natural Environmentp. 38
Out into the Neighborhood and Communityp. 38
Basic Guidelines for Meaningful Field Experiencesp. 39
Building Connections with the Neighborhood and Communityp. 41
Natural Resourcesp. 42
Visitorsp. 42
Zoosp. 42
Science Centers and Museumsp. 42
Experiences and Science Contentp. 47
Knowledge of Childrenp. 48
Knowledge of the Subject Matter-Sciencep. 49
The Emphasis on Inquiryp. 50
Organizing Children's Experiencesp. 50
Bringing Knowledge of Children and Content Togetherp. 52
Expanding and Extending Firsthand Experiencesp. 53
Guides to Active Experiencesp. 57
Living Things Grow and Change: Seeds and Plantsp. 59
For the Teacherp. 60
What You'll Need to Knowp. 60
Key Conceptsp. 60
Goals and Objectivesp. 60
What You'll Needp. 61
Other Things You'll Needp. 62
The Home-School Connectionp. 63
Documenting and Assessing Children's Learningp. 63
For the Childrenp. 64
Investigations of Growth and Change with Seeds and Plantsp. 64
Reflectingp. 67
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Gradesp. 67
Living Things Grow and Change: Insects and Small Animalsp. 75
For the Teacherp. 76
What You'll Need to Knowp. 76
Key Conceptsp. 76
Goals and Objectivesp. 77
What You'll Needp. 78
Other Things You'll Needp. 79
The Home-School Connectionp. 80
Documenting and Assessing Children's Learningp. 80
For the Childrenp. 81
Reflectingp. 84
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Gradesp. 84
I Am a Scientistp. 91
For the Teacherp. 92
What You'll Need to Knowp. 92
Key Conceptsp. 92
Goals and Objectivesp. 92
What You'll Needp. 93
Other Things You'll Needp. 94
The Home-School Connectionp. 94
Documenting and Assessing Children's Learningp. 95
For the Childrenp. 96
Reflectingp. 99
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Gradesp. 100
How Toys Workp. 103
For the Teacherp. 104
What You'll Need to Knowp. 104
Key Conceptsp. 104
Goals and Objectivesp. 104
What You'll Needp. 105
The Home-School Connectionp. 106
Documenting and Assessing Children's Learningp. 106
For the Childrenp. 106
Reflectingp. 109
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Gradesp. 110
The Earth: Water, Weather, and Spacep. 115
For the Teacherp. 116
What You'll Need to Knowp. 116
Key Conceptsp. 116
Goals and Objectivesp. 117
What You'll Needp. 117
Other Things You'll Needp. 119
The Home-School Connectionp. 120
Documenting and Assessing Children's Learningp. 120
For the Childrenp. 122
Indoor and Outdoor Activitiesp. 122
Reflectingp. 124
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Gradesp. 124
The Earth: Rocks, Minerals, and Fossilsp. 129
For the Teacherp. 130
What You'll Need to Knowp. 130
Key Conceptsp. 130
Goals and Objectivesp. 130
What You'll Needp. 131
Other Things You'll Needp. 132
The Home-School Connectionp. 132
Documenting and Assessing Children's Learningp. 133
For the Childrenp. 134
Indoor and Outdoor Activitiesp. 134
Reflectingp. 136
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Gradesp. 136
The Human Body: The Sensesp. 141
For the Teacherp. 142
What You'll Need to Knowp. 142
Key Conceptsp. 142
Goals and Objectivesp. 142
What You'll Needp. 143
Other Things You'll Needp. 144
The Home-School Connectionp. 144
Documenting and Assessing Children's Learningp. 145
For the Childrenp. 146
Reflectingp. 151
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Gradesp. 151
Healthy Bodiesp. 157
For the Teacherp. 158
What You'll Need to Knowp. 158
Key Conceptsp. 158
Goals and Objectivesp. 159
What You'll Needp. 159
Other Things You'll Needp. 161
The Home-School Connectionp. 162
Documenting and Assessing Children's Learningp. 163
For the Childrenp. 163
Indoor and Outdoor Activitiesp. 163
Reflectingp. 166
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Gradesp. 166
Referencesp. 171
Resourcesp. 175
Indexp. 181
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