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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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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   





Chapter 2: Active Children–Active Indoor Environments


The Essentials: Health, Safety, Inclusion, and Beauty

            Health and Safety

            Planning for Inclusion



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





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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