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Science Experiences for the Early Childhood Years : An Integrated Affective Approach

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0130384992
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1/1/2008
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Summary

The new edition of this popular book again gathers all of the elements necessary to help prospective teachers learn to inspire children to care about their world and how it works, enjoy investigating it, and remember with pride what their investigations uncover. These authors clearly demonstrate that to be effective, science teaching must engage children not just physically, intellectually, and socially; but, emotionally, as well. They show how providing achievable goals and appropriate guidance sparks children's natural interest in what things do, how things work, and why things happen the way they do. The book's multi-model approach works with a variety of learning styles. It connects science activities with the rest of the early childhood curriculum--math, literature, music, art, etc.--and places science in the context of today's children's lives within the family and the community. Increased coverage of neuroscience expands discussion of the complex interactions between emotions, memory, and thought processes.

Table of Contents

PART ONE The Rationale
1(53)
An Integrated Approach to Science Learning
3(14)
The Ingredients of Learning
3(5)
Curiosity
4(1)
Emotions
4(2)
Feelings and Learning
6(1)
Positive Feelings and Learning
Negative Feelings and Learning
6(2)
Self-efficacy and Learning
8(1)
Multiple Learning Pathways
8(2)
Two Ways of Thinking
9(1)
Multiple Intelligences Theory
10(1)
An Integrated Learning Framework
10(4)
Promoting Concept Connections
14(1)
References
15(2)
Science Participants: Children, Teachers, Families, and Communities
17(12)
Young Children as Thinkers
17(2)
Cognition Theories
18(1)
Young Children as Persons
19(2)
Sense of Initiative
19(2)
Sense of Industry
21(1)
Respecting Personal Development Traits
21(1)
The Teachers
21(4)
Who Can Teach Science?
21(1)
Attitude Contagion
21(1)
Authentic Interest
22(1)
Teaching Roles
22(3)
The Families
25(1)
Communities
26(1)
References
27(2)
Guiding Science Learning in the Early Years
29(24)
Guided Science
29(2)
Reasons for Guided Discovery Science
30(1)
Guiding Learners
31(20)
Teaching Styles
31(1)
Organizing Approaches
32(1)
Preparation for Teaching Science to Young Children
33(1)
Indirect and Direct Teaching
34(1)
Learning to Question
35(1)
Leading Discussions
36(1)
Organizing Time and Space for Science
37(1)
Introducing Science Activities
38(1)
Guiding Explorations
39(1)
Supporting Interest in Knowing
39(2)
Dispelling Stereotypes
41(2)
Adapting Experiences for Younger Children
43(1)
Adapting Experiences for Children with Special Needs
43(1)
Learning in the Context of Cooperation
44(1)
Integrated Curriculum Themes
45(3)
Objectives and Assessment
48(2)
Gaining from Our Mistakes
50(1)
Professional Growth
50(1)
References
51(2)
PART TWO Concepts, Experiences, and Integrating Activities
53(274)
Plants
55(26)
Concept: There are many kinds of plants; each has its own form
56(2)
Concept: Most plants make seeds for new plants
58(1)
Concept: Seeds grow into plants with roots, stems, leaves, and flowers
59(3)
Concept: Most plants need water, light, minerals, warmth, and air
62(2)
Concept: Some plants grow from roots
64(2)
Concept: Some plantlike forms do not have seeds or roots
66(1)
Concept: Many foods we eat are seeds
67(1)
Integrating Activities
68(8)
Math Experiences
68(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
69(1)
Literature Links
70(2)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
72(1)
Fingerplays
72(1)
Art Activities
73(1)
Play
74(1)
Creative Movement
74(1)
Creative Thinking
74(1)
Food Experiences
75(1)
Field Trips
75(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
76(3)
Maintaining Concepts
76(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
77(1)
Connecting Concepts
77(1)
Family and Community Support
78(1)
Resources
79(2)
Animals
81(30)
Concept: There are many kinds of animals
81(6)
Capture Techniques
82(1)
Temporary Housing
83(1)
Insect Pests
84(3)
Concept: Animals move in different ways
87(3)
Care of Earthworms
88(2)
Concept: Each animal needs its own kind of food
90(1)
Concept: Many animals make shelters to rear their young
91(1)
Concept: Humans and animals often live together
91(2)
Animals in the Classroom
92(1)
Integrating Activities
93(14)
Math Experiences
93(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
94(1)
Literature Links: Animal Characteristics
94(1)
Literature Links: Insects, Spiders, and Earthworms
95(3)
Literature Links: Fish, Mollusks, Amphibians, and Reptiles
98(1)
Literature Links: Birds
99(1)
Literature Links: Mammals
100(1)
Literature Links: Habitats
101(1)
Literature Links: Baby Animals, Hatching, and Pets
102(1)
Literature Links: Animal Math
103(1)
Literature Links: The Death of Pets
104(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
104(1)
Fingerplays
104(1)
Art Activities
105(1)
Play
106(1)
Creative Movement
106(1)
Creative Thinking
106(1)
Food Experiences
107(1)
Field Trips
107(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
107(4)
Maintaining Concepts
107(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
108(1)
Connecting Concepts
108(1)
Family and Community Support
109(1)
Resources
109(1)
Online Resources
110(1)
The Human Body: Care and Nourishment
111(32)
Concept: Each person is unique
112(2)
Concept: We learn through our senses
114(2)
Concept: Bones help support our bodies
116(1)
Concept: Muscles keep us moving, living, and breathing
117(3)
Concept: We help ourselves stay healthy and grow strong
120(3)
Concept: Strong, growing bodies need nourishing food
123(8)
Integrating Activities
131(7)
Math Experiences
131(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
132(1)
Literature Links: Individuality
132(1)
Literature Links: The Body
133(1)
Literature Links: Health Care
134(1)
Literature Links: Nutrition
135(2)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
137(1)
Fingerplays
137(1)
Art Activities
137(1)
Play
137(1)
Creative Thinking
138(1)
Creative Movement
138(1)
Field Trips
138(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
138(2)
Maintaining Concepts
138(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
139(1)
Connecting Concepts
139(1)
Family and Community Support
140(1)
Resources
140(3)
The Human Body
140(1)
Nutrition
141(1)
Additional Resources
141(2)
Air
143(20)
Concept: Air is almost everywhere
144(1)
Concept: Air is real; it takes up space
145(2)
Concept: Air presses on everything on all sides
147(2)
Concept: Moving air pushes things
149(3)
Concept: Fast-moving air keeps planes aloft
152(1)
Concept: Air slows moving objects
153(2)
Concept: Warm air rises
155(1)
Integrating Activities
155(5)
Math Experiences
155(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
155(1)
Literature Links
156(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
157(1)
Fingerplays
157(1)
Art Activities
157(1)
Play
158(1)
Creative Movement
159(1)
Creative Thinking
159(1)
Food Experiences
159(1)
Field Trips
160(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
160(1)
Maintaining Concepts
160(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
160(1)
Connecting Concepts
161(1)
Family and Community Support
161(1)
Resources
161(2)
Water
163(20)
Concept: Water has weight
163(1)
Concept: Water's weight and upthrust help things float
164(1)
Concept: Water goes into the air
165(1)
Concept: Water can change forms reversibly
166(3)
Concept: Water is a solvent for many materials
169(1)
Concept: Water clings to itself
170(2)
Concept: Water clings to other materials
172(1)
Concept: Water moves into other materials
172(1)
Integrating Activities
173(6)
Math Experiences
173(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
174(1)
Literature Links
174(2)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
176(1)
Fingerplays
176(1)
Art Activities
176(1)
Play
176(2)
Creative Movement
178(1)
Creative Thinking
179(1)
Food Experiences
179(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
179(2)
Maintaining Concepts
179(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
180(1)
Connecting Concepts
180(1)
Family and Community Support
181(1)
Resources
181(2)
Weather
183(20)
Concept: The sun warms the Earth
183(1)
Concept: Changing air temperatures make the wind
184(2)
Concept: Evaporation and condensation cause precipitation
186(3)
Concept: Raindrops can break up sunlight
189(1)
Concept: Weather can be measured
190(2)
Concept: Lightning is static electricity
192(2)
Concept: Charged electrons make sparks when they jump
194(2)
Integrating Activities
196(4)
Math Experiences
196(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
196(1)
Literature Links
196(2)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
198(1)
Art Activities
198(1)
Creative Movement
199(1)
Creative Thinking
199(1)
Food Experiences
200(1)
Field Trips
200(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
200(2)
Maintaining Concepts
200(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
201(1)
Connecting Concepts
201(1)
Family and Community Support
201(1)
Resources
202(1)
Rocks and Minerals
203(20)
Concept: There are many kinds of rocks
204(1)
Rock Formation
205(1)
Mineral Content
205(1)
Three Types of Rock Formation
206(1)
Concept: Rocks slowly change by wearing away
206(2)
Concept: Crumbled rocks and dead plants make soil
208(1)
Concept: Old plants and animals left prints in rocks
209(1)
Concept: Minerals form crystals
209(4)
Integrating Activities
213(6)
Math Experiences
213(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
214(1)
Literature Links
214(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
215(1)
Art Activities
216(1)
Play
217(1)
Creative Movement
217(1)
Creative Thinking
217(1)
Food Experiences
218(1)
Field Trips
218(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
219(1)
Maintaining Concepts
219(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
219(1)
Connecting Concepts
219(1)
Family and Community Support
220(1)
Resources
220(1)
Additional Resources
221(1)
Online Resources
221(2)
Magnetism
223(14)
Concept: Magnets attract some things, but not others
224(1)
Concept: Magnets vary in strength
225(1)
Concept: Magnets pull through some materials
226(1)
Concept: One magnet can be used to make another magnet
227(1)
Concept: Magnets are strongest at each end
227(1)
Concept: Each end of a magnet acts differently
228(1)
Integrating Activities
229(5)
Math Experiences
229(1)
Music
230(1)
Literature Links
230(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
231(1)
Storytelling With Magnets
231(2)
Art Activities
233(1)
Play
233(1)
Creative Thinking
234(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
234(1)
Maintaining Concepts
234(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
234(1)
Connecting Concepts
234(1)
Family and Community Support
235(1)
Resources
235(2)
The Effects of Gravity
237(14)
Concept: Gravity pulls on everything
238(6)
Integrating Activities
244(5)
Math Experiences
244(1)
Music
245(1)
Literature Links
245(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
246(1)
Art Activities
246(1)
Play
246(1)
Creative Movement
247(1)
Creative Thinking
248(1)
Food Experiences
248(1)
Field Trips
248(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
249(1)
Maintaining Concepts
249(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
249(1)
Connecting Concepts
249(1)
Family and Community Support
250(1)
Resources
250(1)
Simple Machines
251(20)
Concept: Friction can heat, slow, and wear away objects
252(2)
Concept: A lever helps lift objects
254(3)
Concept: A ramp shares the work of lifting
257(1)
Concept: A screw is a curved ramp
257(2)
Concept: Simple machines help move things along
259(1)
Concept: Some wheels turn alone; some turn together
260(1)
Concept: Single wheels can turn other wheels
261(1)
Concept: Single wheels can help us pull down to lift up
262(1)
Integrating Activities
263(6)
Math Experiences
263(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
263(1)
Literature Links
263(2)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
265(1)
Fingerplays
265(1)
Art Activities
265(1)
Play
266(1)
Creative Movement
266(1)
Creative Thinking
267(1)
Food Experiences
268(1)
Field Trips
268(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
269(1)
Maintaining Concepts
269(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
269(1)
Connecting Concepts
270(1)
Family and Community Support
270(1)
Resources
270(1)
Teaching Resource
270(1)
Sound
271(16)
Concept: Sounds are made when something vibrates
272(1)
Concept: Sound travels through many things
273(2)
Concept: Different sizes of vibrating objects make different sounds
275(4)
Integrating Activities
279(5)
Math Experiences
279(1)
Music
279(1)
Literature Links
280(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
281(1)
Fingerplays
281(1)
Art Activities
282(1)
Play
282(1)
Listening Activities
282(1)
Creative Movement
283(1)
Creative Thinking
283(1)
Food Experience
283(1)
Field Trips
283(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
284(2)
Maintaining Concepts
284(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
284(1)
Connecting Concepts
284(1)
Family and Community Support
284(2)
Resources
286(1)
Light
287(16)
Concept: Nothing can be seen without light
287(2)
Concept: Light appears to travel in a straight line
289(1)
Concept: Shadows are made when light beams are blocked
290(1)
Concept: Night is Earth's shadow
291(1)
Concept: Everything we see reflects some light
292(1)
Concept: Light contains many colors
293(1)
Concept: Bending light beams make things look different
294(2)
Integrating Activities
296(4)
Math Experiences
296(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
296(1)
Literature Links
297(1)
Storytelling With Lights
298(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
298(1)
Art Activities
299(1)
Play
299(1)
Creative Movement
300(1)
Creative Thinking
300(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
300(2)
Maintaining Concepts
300(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
301(1)
Connecting Concepts
301(1)
Family and Community Support
301(1)
Resources
302(1)
Teaching Resource
302(1)
The Environment
303(24)
Concept: There is an interconnectedness among things: plants, animals, air, water, weather, rocks, and ourselves
304(3)
Concept: The environment is where we are. We can study it, as well as live in it
307(3)
Concept: We can work together to sustain the environment by restoring, reusing, repairing, and recycling
310(3)
Integrating Activities
313(7)
Math Experiences
313(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
313(1)
Literature Links
314(2)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
316(1)
Art Activities
316(1)
Play
317(1)
Creative Thinking
317(1)
Food Experiences
317(1)
Field Trips
318(2)
Promoting Concept Connections
320(4)
Maintaining Concepts
320(1)
Improving Schoolgrounds
320(3)
Connecting Concepts
323(1)
Family and Community Support
323(1)
Resources
324(3)
Additional Resources
325(2)
APPENDIX A Resources for Music, Recordings, Poetry, Creative Movement, and Equipment Ordering
327(4)
Music
327(1)
Cassettes
327(1)
Compact Disks
328(1)
Music Books
328(1)
Resources for Ordering Cassettes
328(1)
Poetry
328(3)
Creative Movement
329(1)
Equipment Sources
329(2)
APPENDIX B Exploring at Home Activities
331(16)
Plants
331(2)
Animals
333(1)
Human Body
334(1)
Air
335(1)
Water
336(1)
Weather
337(1)
Rocks and Minerals
338(1)
Magnetism
339(1)
Gravity
340(1)
Simple Machines
341(1)
Sound
342(1)
Light
343(1)
The Environment
344(1)
References for Families
345(2)
Free Resource
345(2)
APPENDIX C Relating Concepts to Established Benchmarks
347(4)
APPENDIX D National Science Education Standards: Content Standards for Grades K-4
351(2)
Index 353

Excerpts

We have revised this book with the goal of helping you inspire children to care about their world and how it works, to enjoy their investigations, and to proudly remember what they have figured out. It is that kind of emotional involvement which makes any significant learning possible. That crucial element, sadly, is missing from the national mandates decreeing what studentswilllearn. We believe that the role of emotion in learning must be recognized to revitalize education in this country. To reach our goal, we are bringing you the important work of Stanley Greenspan, M.D., defining the emotional origins of intellectual development. We have also added the broadened neuroscience understandings about the complex interactions between emotions, thought processes, and memory. We have recast the learning objectives for the science activities to reflect our convictions about the importance of connecting children's feelings with meaningful explorations for lasting learning. Other updates in this revision include new classroom experiences with insects, things that move in the air, simple machines, and crystal formation. We continue to value taking science outdoors and, to facilitate this we suggest new ways to improve the schoolgrounds. As usual, we have sorted through the outpouring of new publications to recommend books and other resources to enrich exploration of the topics covered. During the course of our revision process, we were privileged one afternoon to have tea with Stanley Greenspan, discussing how best to present his insights to you. We also asked his advice for teachers. His answer was clear and impressive. He said, "Engage emotionally with kids, and have a lot of respect for their individual differences." We believe that when you do so, you will find as much satisfaction and pleasure as we found in "doing" science with the children in our classrooms.


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