A Head Start on Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

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NSTA Press, 2007 - Science - 384 pages
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For the littlest scientists, the whole wide world can be a laboratory for learning. Nurture their natural curiosity with A Head Start on Science, a treasury of 89 hands-on science activities specifically for children ages 3 to 6. The activities are grouped into seven stimulating topic areas: the five senses, weather, physical science, critters, water and water mixture, seeds, and nature walks.
 

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Head Start on Science By William C. Ritz This book had lots of activities in it but the one I found in the chapter Nature walks under section 7 leaves: falling all around you. This section is a mini ... Read full review

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Page xi - If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder ... he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Page x - President of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science.
Page xvii - The thud and perhaps most widely important meaning of process introduces the consideration of human intellectual development. From this point of view, processes are in a broad sense "ways of processing information.
Page xx - ... program practice by the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework, which provides guidance toward an integrated approach of child development and learning, with a variety of indicators within each area of child development (eg, social, emotional, physical, cognitive). The Framework also is helpful to programs in their efforts to analyze and use data on child outcomes in program self-assessment and continuous improvement.
Page ix - Support came from a grant from the Head Start Bureau of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the project — which continues today — was to "demonstrate, evaluate, and replicate a summer institute prototype designed for Head Start teachers, teacher assistants, and home visitors.

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