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

Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:21 AM in Weather & Climate lessons/unit
Four weeks is long enough for children to carry out a beginning study of phenology, depending on the seasonal changes happening in your area. https://www.usanpn.org/natures_notebook Making these kinds of observations would align well with the other observations they are making.

Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:35 AM in The Rock Cycle
It would be helpful to know what the students already know about rock formation and earth science in general. If they have a basic understanding of rock formation then a hands-on activity identifying rock samples in a general way would reinforce their beginning understanding of the characteristics of sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous rocks. The processes that form rock are more easily understo...

Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:20 PM in Early Childhood science?
When we hold a newborn child and talk to the baby about the sensations being experienced, and every day after that as the child has experiences and begins to communicate about observations, questions, and ideas.





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

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