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STEM Starts Early, Web Seminar

 
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NSTA Position Statement - Early Childhood Science Education

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Presentation-slides-4-15-2015.pdf

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A Workshop Approach: Using learning centers to teach early childhood science

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Summary: The science workshop approach is a method of organizing learning centers in developmentally based primary programs. The approach centers on providing a series of meaningful experiences around core science concepts. These experiences are presented in the...

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Pushes and Pulls

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Summary: Students have early childhood experiences with basic force concepts well before they encounter the word force in the science classroom. For example, it doesn’t take long for a child to figure out that pushing or pulling on a toy will cause it to move...

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Start Young!

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Summary: A person, place, or thing is what usually sparks those first memorable childhood impressions. Of course, we often do not study our newfound interests from the time of our personal enlightenment to adulthood, but early childhood interests are strong and...

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The Early Years: Inquiry at Play

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Summary: Play and science inquiry are essential parts of early childhood programs. Imaginative play, unscripted yet guided by children’s own rules, allows students to use their imagination and develop self-regulation, symbolic thinking, memory, language, and social...

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The Early Years: Light Foundations

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Summary: The day-and-night cycle forms the basis for understanding many other natural cycles in plants, animals, and Earth processes, as well as later learning about the solar system, and it is part of the National Science Education Content Standard D, Earth and...