Peggy Ashbrook

I write the Early Years column in Science and Children and am interested in bringing the early childhood education world and the science educator world closer together through collaborations. Add your expertise or questions to the NSTA Early Years blog at www.nsta.org/earlyyears

Location

VA

Affiliation

early childhood programs

Recent Posts by Peggy

Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:48 AM in Ideas for engaging elementary students in Science and Engineering Practices?
Good to hear! Educator-authors with classroom experience usually know what will best fit the needs of teachers. I didn't intend to paint all kits with the statement that kits sometimes have too few supplies.) Perhaps it is more common in early childhood circles where many programs have tiny supply budgets??? Peggy

Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:20 AM in Ideas for engaging elementary students in Science and Engineering Practices?
Hi James, Book publishers sometimes create kits to go with a teacher resource book. I think they often have too few supplies in them for an entire class. The Ramps and Pathways activity is developmentally appropriate for preK-grade 5, and fun for all ages. See more about it on the University of Northern Iowa’s website. http://www.uni.edu/rampsandpathways/ They did years of research on it and ...

Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:04 AM in K-2 Developmentally appropriate skills and content
Hi Linda, I agree that we often want to tell children about concepts they are not developmentally ready to understand (I have been guilty of this in the past!). For appropriate lessons, search the archives of the elementary journal Science and Children. The Teaching Through Trade Books and Early Years column lessons often address states of matter in developmentally appropriate ways for childr...





Recent Public Collections by Peggy




The Early Years: Where Did the Water Go?
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


Safety First: Modeling Safety in Clay Use
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


Plants

7 Resources



Assessing Students’ Ideas About Plants
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


Students' Ideas About Plants: Results from a National Study
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


Questioning

4 Resources



HANDLING CHILDREN’S QUESTIONS by Wynne Harlen.pdf
Type: User uploaded resource



Working with Young Children--Questions and questioning.pdf
Type: User uploaded resource