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Science Experiences for the Early Childhood Years : An Integrated Approach

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ISBN13:

9780130999573

ISBN10:
0130999571
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Updated to reflect the National Science Education Standards, this leading text, takes a hands-on approach to science learning by providing a solid theoretical foundation and many practical activities. A truly unique quality of the text is the science-concept-based units that offer teachers a way to integrate science knowledge and processes into the whole curriculum (including art, math, music, creative movement, creative thinking, community, and family relations).

Table of Contents

PART ONE The Rationale 1(52)
1 An Integrated Approach to Science Learning
3(14)
The Brain, Emotions, and Learning
3(4)
Curiosity and Emotions
4(1)
Emotions and Learning Interest
4(3)
Problem-Solving, Competence, and Self-Efficacy
7(1)
Learning: Multiple Pathways
7(4)
Two Ways of Thinking
9(1)
Multiple Intelligences Theory
10(1)
An Integrated Learning Framework
11(2)
Integrating Activities
11(2)
Promoting Concept Connections
13(2)
References
15(2)
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(3)
Who Can Teach Science?
21(1)
Attitude Contagion
21(1)
Authentic Interest
22(1)
Teaching Roles
22(2)
The Families
24(2)
Communities
26(1)
References
27(2)
3 Guiding Discovery Science
29(24)
Discovery Science
29(2)
Guiding Learners
31(1)
Teaching Styles
31(1)
Organizing Approaches
31(1)
Preparation for Teaching Science to Young Children
32
Indirect and Direct Teaching
38
Learning to Question
34(1)
Leading Discussions
35(2)
Organizing Time and Space for Science
37(1)
Introducing Science Activities
38(1)
Guiding Explorations
38(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(2)
Integrated Curriculum Themes
46(2)
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(266)
4 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(4)
Concept: Most plants need water, light, minerals, warmth, and air
63(2)
Concept: Some plants grow from roots
65(2)
Concept: Some plantlike forms do not have seeds or roots
67(1)
Concept: Many foods we eat are seeds
67(2)
Integrating Activities
69(8)
Math Experiences
69(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
70(1)
Literature Links
70(3)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
73(1)
Fingerplays
73(1)
Art Activities
74(1)
Play
75(1)
Creative Movement
75(1)
Creative Thinking
76(1)
Food Experiences
76(1)
Field Trips
76(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
77
Maintaining Concepts
77(1)
Connecting Concepts
78(1)
Family and Community Support
79
Resources
74
5 Animals
81(30)
Concept: There are many kinds of animals
81(5)
Capture Techniques
82(1)
Temporary Housing
83(1)
Insect Pests
84(2)
Concept: Animals move in different ways
86(3)
Care of Earthworms
88(1)
Concept: Each animal needs its own kind of food
89(1)
Concept: Many animals make shelters to rear their young
90(2)
Concept: Humans and animals often live together
92(2)
Animals in the Classroom
92(2)
Integrating Activities
94(13)
Math Experiences
94(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
95(1)
Literature Links: Animal Characteristics
95(1)
Literature Links: Insects, Spiders, and Earthworms
96(2)
Literature Links: Fish, Mollusks, Amphibians, and Reptiles
98(2)
Literature Links: Birds
100(1)
Literature Links: Mammals
100(1)
Literature Links: Habitats
101(1)
Literature Links: Baby Animals, Hatching, and Pets
102(1)
Literature Links: The Death of Pets
103(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
103(1)
Fingerplays
104(1)
Art Activities
104(1)
Play
105(1)
Creative Movement
105(1)
Creative Thinking
106(1)
Food Experiences
106(1)
Field Trips
106(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
107(4)
Maintaining Concepts
107(1)
Connecting Concepts
107(1)
Family and Community Support
108(1)
Resources
108(1)
Videos
109(2)
6 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(2)
Concept: Muscles keep us moving, living, and breathing
118(3)
Concept: We help ourselves stay healthy and grow strong
121(3)
Concept: Strong, growing bodies need nourishing food
124(7)
Integrating Activities
131(8)
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(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
136(1)
Fingerplays
136(1)
Art Activities
136(1)
Play
137(1)
Creative Thinking
137(1)
Creative Movement
138(1)
Field Trips
138(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
139(1)
Maintaining Concepts
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)
7 Air
143(18)
Concept: Air is almost everywhere
143(2)
Concept: Air is real; it takes up space
145(3)
Concept: Air presses on everything on all sides
148(2)
Concept Moving air pushes things
150(1)
Concept: Air slows moving objects
151(1)
Concept: Warm air rises
152(1)
Integrating Activities
153(6)
Math Experiences
153(1)
Music
153(1)
Literature Links
154(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
155(1)
Fingerplays
156(1)
Art Activities
156(1)
Play
157(1)
Creative Movement
158(1)
Creative Thinking
158(1)
Food Experiences
158(1)
Field Trips
159(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
159(1)
Maintaining Concepts
159(1)
Connecting Concepts
159(1)
Family and Community Support
160(1)
Resources
160(1)
8 Water
161(20)
Concept: Water has weight
161(1)
Concept: Water's weight and upthrust help things float
162(1)
Concept: Water goes into the air
163(1)
Concept: Water can change forms reversibly
164(3)
Concept: Water is a solvent for many materials
167(1)
Concept: Water clings to itself
168(2)
Concept: Water clings to other materials
170(1)
Concept: Water moves into other materials
171(1)
Integrating Activities
172(6)
Math Experiences
172(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
172(1)
Literature Links
173(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
174(1)
Fingerplays
174(1)
Art Activities
175(1)
Play
175(2)
Creative Movement
177(1)
Creative Thinking
177(1)
Food Experiences
177(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
178(1)
Maintaining Concepts
178(1)
Connecting Concepts
178(1)
Family and Community Support
179(1)
Resources
179(2)
9 Weather
181(20)
Concept: The sun warms the Earth
181(1)
Concept: Changing air temperatures make the wind
182(2)
Concept: Evaporation and condensation cause precipitation
184(3)
Concept: Raindrops can break up sunlight
187(1)
Concept: Weather can be measured
188(2)
Concept: Lightning is static electricity
190(2)
Concept: Charged electrons make sparks when they jump
192(1)
Integrating Activities
193(5)
Math Experiences
193(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
194(1)
Literature Links
194(2)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
196(1)
Art Activities
196(1)
Creative Movement
197(1)
CreativeThinking
197(1)
Food Experiences
198(1)
Field Trips
198(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
198(1)
Maintaining Concepts
198(1)
ConnectingConcepts
199(1)
Family and Community Support
199(1)
Resources
199(2)
10 Rocks and Minerals
201(16)
Concept: There are many kinds of rocks
202(1)
Rock Formation
203(1)
Mineral Content
204(1)
Three Types of Rock Formation
204(1)
Concept: Rocks slowly change by wearing away
204(2)
Concept: Crumbled rocks and dead plants make soil
206(1)
Concept: Old plants and animals left prints in rocks
207(1)
Concept: Minerals form crystals
207(2)
Integrating Activities
209(6)
Math Experiences
209(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
209(1)
Literature Links
210(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
211(1)
Art Activities
212(1)
Play
212(1)
Creative Movement
213(1)
Creative Thinking
213(1)
Food Experiences
214(1)
Field Trips
214(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
215(1)
Maintaining Concepts
215(1)
Connecting Concepts
215(1)
Family and Community Support
215(1)
Resources
216(1)
Additional Resources
216(1)
11 Magnetism
217(14)
Concept: Magnets attract some things, but not others
217(2)
Concept: Magnets vary in strength
219(1)
Concept: Magnets pull through some materials
220(1)
Concept: One magnet can be used to make another magnet
221(1)
Concept: Magnets are strongest at each end
221(1)
Concept: Each end ofa magnet acts differently
222(1)
Integrating Activities
223(5)
Math Experiences
223(1)
Music
224(1)
Literature Links
224(1)
Storytelling with Magnets
225(1)
Art Activities
225(1)
Play
226(1)
Creative Thinking
227(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
228(1)
Maintaining Concepts
228(1)
Connecting Concepts
228(1)
Family and Community Support
228(1)
Resources
229(2)
12 The Effects of Gravity
231(14)
Concept:Gravity pulls on everything
232(6)
Integrating Activities
238(4)
Math Experiences
238(1)
Music
238(1)
Literature Links
239(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
240(1)
Art Activities
240(1)
Play
240(1)
Creative Movement
241(1)
Creative Thinking
242(1)
Food Experiences
242(1)
Field Trips
242(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
242(1)
Maintaining Concepts
242(1)
Connecting Concepts
242(1)
Family and CommunitySupport
243(1)
Resources
243(2)
13 Simple Machines
245(20)
Concept: Friction can heat, slow, and wear away objects
245(3)
Concept: A lever helps lift objects
248(1)
Concept: A ramp shares the work of lifting
249(1)
Concept: A screw is a curved ramp
250(1)
Concept: Simple machines help move things along
251(1)
Concept: Some wheels turn alone; some turn together
252(2)
Concept: Single wheels can turn other wheels
254(1)
Concept: Single wheels can help us pull down to lift up
254(2)
Integrating Activities
256(6)
Math Experiences
256(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
256(1)
Literature Links
257(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
258(1)
Fingerplays
259(1)
Art Activities
259(1)
Play
259(1)
Creative Movement
260(1)
Creative Thinking
260(1)
Food Experiences
261(1)
Field Trips
261(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
262(1)
Maintaining Concepts
262(1)
Connecting Concepts
262(1)
Family and Community Support
263(1)
Resources
263(2)
Teaching Resource
263(2)
14 Sound
265(16)
Concept: Sounds are made when something vibrates
266(1)
Concept:Sound travels through many things
267(2)
Concept: Different sizes of vibrating objects make different sounds
269(4)
Integrating Activities
273(5)
Math Experiences
273(1)
Music
273(1)
Literature Links
274(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
275(1)
Fingerplays
275(1)
Art Activities
276(1)
Play
276(1)
Listening Activities
276(1)
Creative Movement
277(1)
Creative Thinking
278(1)
Food Experience
278(1)
Field Trips
278(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
278(1)
Maintaining Concepts
278(1)
Connecting Concepts
279(1)
Family and Community Support
279(1)
Resources
279(2)
15 Light
281(16)
Concept: Nothing can be seen without light
281(2)
Concept: Light appears to travel in a straight line
283(1)
Concept: Shadows are made when light beams are blocked
284(1)
Concept: Night is Earth's shadow
285(1)
Concept: Everything we see reflects some light
286(1)
Concept: Light contains many colors
287(2)
Concept: Bending light beams make things look different
289(1)
Integrating Activities
289(6)
Math Experiences
289(2)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
291(1)
Literature Links
291(1)
Storytelling with Lights
292(1)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
293(1)
Art Activities
293(1)
Play
294(1)
Creative Movement
294(1)
Creative Thinking
294(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
295(1)
Maintaining Concepts
295(1)
Connecting Concepts
295(1)
Family and Community Support
295(1)
Resources
296(1)
Teaching Resource
296(1)
16 The Environment
297(22)
Concept: There is an interconnectedness among things: plants, animals, air, water, weather, rocks, and ourselves
298(2)
Concept: The environment is where we are. We can study it, as well as live in it
300(3)
Concept: We can work together to sustain the environment by restoring, reusing, repairing, and recycling
303(3)
Integrating Activities
306(5)
Math Experiences
306(1)
Music (Resources in Appendix A)
307(1)
Literature Links
307(2)
Poems (Resources in Appendix A)
309(1)
Art Activities
309(1)
Play
310(1)
Creative Thinking
310(1)
Food Experiences
310(1)
Field Trips
311(1)
Promoting Concept Connections
311(5)
Maintaining Concepts
311(1)
Connecting Concepts
312(1)
Family and Community Support
312(1)
Rehabilitating Schoolyards for Children's Learning and Play
313(3)
Resources
316(3)
Additional Resources
318(1)
APPENDIX A Resources for Music, Recordings, Poetry, Creative Movement, and Equipment Ordering 319(4)
Music 319(1)
Cassettes 319(1)
Compact Disks 320(1)
Music Books 320(3)
Resources for Ordering Cassettes 320(1)
Poetry 320(3)
Creative Movement 321(1)
Equipment Sources 321(2)
APPENDIX B Exploring at Home Activities 323(16)
Plants 323(2)
Animals 325(1)
Human Body 326(1)
Air 327(1)
Water 328(1)
Weather 329(1)
Rocks and Minerals 330(1)
Magnetism 331(1)
Gravity 332(1)
Simple Machines 333(1)
Sound 334(1)
Light 335(1)
The Environment 336(1)
References for Families 337(2)
Free Resource 337(2)
APPENDIX C Relating Concepts to Established Benchmarks 339(4)
INDEX 343


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