Science Adventures: Nature Activities for Young Children

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Gryphon House, 2008 - Education - 272 pages
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With more than 125 activities, Science Adventures will open up an amazing world of exploration and discovery through nature activities in urban, suburban, or rural settings. Each chapter focuses on one of the standards set by the National Academy of Sciences as adapted by the authors to address the developmental and educational needs of preschoolers. The activities within each chapter progress from simple to more complex. Each activity has information on how it relates to other curriculum areas, plus an assessment component and related science standards. Many of the activities feature suggestions for including families, adaptations for ESL students, modifications for children with special needs, or appropriate ways to use technology with young children. Children need to explore their environments, and this book makes it an adventure!

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User Review  - HeatherGriffetts - LibraryThing

This book contains hundreds of science activities for teachers to use as is or to use with their own alterations. All of the activities pertain to outdoor and nature activities so that children can ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
5 Activities
13
The Order Activity
26
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Elizabeth Sherwood, Ed.D., is a regular contributor to the science section of Children and Families, a quarterly magazine for teachers published by the National Head Start Association. She has worked with both teachers and young children in a variety of early childhood settings, including early childhood special education, childcare, and state-funded pre-kindergarten. Robert Williams is the author of numerous books and articles addressing early childhood science and environmental education. He is in demand as a speaker and has traveled and conducted workshops throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Australia. He has also been a frequent guest on radio and television programs where he discusses science and environmental issues. Robert Rockwell is the author of numerous books and articles addressing early childhood topics, including science education, language and literacy, fitness and nutrition, and parent involvement. He has conducted workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has been a frequent guest on radio and television programs advocating for young children and their caregivers.

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