The Early Years: Measuring Learningby: Peggy Ashbrook

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This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. In this month’s issue the activity assesses what children understand about measurement.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
7/1/2011

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Reviews (3)
  • on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:23 AM

This excellent article discusses the concepts that young children have about measurement. It has several ideas of how to explore measuring length and temperature with young students. This can be done without rulers and thermometers!!

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:42 PM

Learning how to access young a child’s knowledge must include what they already know and how they are applying that information to new situations. This is not an easy task and it takes practice. The activity provided in this article is designed to determine what children know about sunlight and the heat absorption using ice cubes.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:40 PM

This is a very concise article that demonstrates what young children know. By finding out what they know, we as teachers know where to go next. This article shows how much we can learn from watching and and listening to what children are doing and saying.

Kathy Renfrew  (Barnet, VT)
Kathy Renfrew (Barnet, VT)


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