A Workshop Approach: Using learning centers to teach early childhood scienceby: Ithel Jones

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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 form of learning stations or activity centers that add to the richness of the classroom and provide flexibility for both students and teachers to pursue meaningful activities. This article describes how to use these learning centers.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
11/1/1999

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  • on Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:46 AM

This interesting article describes how a teacher can set up a “workshop” based on learning centers. The example used in this article bases the workshop on magnets as the core science concept. Learning centers include an exploration center, a problem solving center, a teacher center, a game center, an application center and a reading & writing center. Complete descriptions are given for each center.

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


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