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

Today, 1:03 PM in 3rd Grade 5E Mixtures Lesson Plan
Hi Cecilia, What activities or other engagement have you thought about or read about in addition to the trail mix idea? It might be just the activity your students need. It can be helpful to think about how you will elicit students’ prior knowledge, and what the rest of the lesson/day/week/month will be, before committing to a single engagement opportunity. Thanks for posting on the website...

Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:30 PM in Early Childhood
Wouldn't it be wonderful for young children to have some first hand experiences observing reptiles and amphibians! Perhaps a local nature center, pet shop, animal shelter, or pet owner would be willing to bring animals to your class. Best wishes, Peggy

Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:03 PM in 5 e lesson plan draft
Hi Javier, It is difficult to provide all the first hand experiences children need to understand a life cycle when you only have 45 minutes. Actually observing the changes a plant or animal goes through as it matures makes the biggest impression on children. Then they realize that the butterfly-egg-caterpillar-pupa-adult butterfly... cycle is real, not just something that happens somewhere els...





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