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Active Experiences for Active Children: Science, 3rd edition

  • Carol Seefeldt
  • Alice Galper
  • Ithel Jones

Published by Pearson (June 21st 2011) - Copyright © 2012

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Active Experiences for Active Children: Science (Subscription)

ISBN-13: 9780132999748

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Table of contents

PART ONE    THEORY OF ACTIVE EXPERIENCES

 

Chapter 1: Experiences and Science in Early Childhood: Theory Into Practice

 

Cognitive Theories: The Basis of Science Education for Young Children

 

How Concepts Build

 

Science Process Skills

 

Teaching Strategies for Science Learning

 

Tools to Help Children Study Science Concepts

 

Observation and Assessment   

 

Summary

 

 

Chapter 2: Active Children–Active Indoor Environments

 

The Essentials: Health, Safety, Inclusion, and Beauty

            Health and Safety

            Planning for Inclusion

            Beauty

 

Indoor Spaces

            Integrating Spaces

            Science Areas

            Art Centers

            Woodworking Center

            Book and Library Centers

            Areas for Manipulatives

            Block Areas

            Water and Sand Areas

            Music Areas

            Computer Stations

            Quiet Spaces

 

The Teacher’s Role

 

Summary

 

 

Chapter 3: Active Children–Active Outdoor Environments

 

Why Plan for Outdoor Environments?

 

Space Planning

            Science and Nature Discovery Areas

            Art Activities

            Math Activities

            Physical Activities

            Other Considerations

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