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

Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:42 AM in Lesson Plan Modification
I agree with Mary that looking at maps is a wonderful way to provide more information about land features children may have heard about. Making a map of the playground or classroom helps children understand the concept of mapping. Comments from a kindergartener sitting next to me on a school bus traveling to a fieldtrip across a major river opened my eyes to children's perspective from their limi...

Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:19 PM in All about Water
Hi Tamera, I wrote a blog post, "Water play…exploration…science inquiry," that lists some good resources. It was posted on July 11, 2016 and since then the blog platform has changed so the photos don't show up but the links are still good. http://blog.nsta.org/2016/07/11/water-play-exploration-science-inquiry/  Another wonderful resource is Carol Gross' 2012 article in the SECA journal, ...

Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:34 AM in Connecting with the education community online to find resources
Hi Lisa, I agree that the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Appendices are very helpful, even if they are not accepted as the state standards, or the state PreK standards are not (yet) modeled on the NGSS. The NSTA Early Childhood Science Education position statement (endorsed by NAEYC) is another helpful resource in planning, and advocating for, science education in early childhood...





Recent Public Collections by Peggy




The Early Years: Where Did the Water Go?
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Safety First: Modeling Safety in Clay Use
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Plants

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Assessing Students’ Ideas About Plants
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Students' Ideas About Plants: Results from a National Study
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Questioning

7 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