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
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Sun, Jan 29, 2023 2:20 PM in Science in Everyday Life
The Early Years columns in the NSTA journal, Science and Children, are an excellent place to find hands-on and minds-on activities that use common (often familiar) materials to explore natural phenomena and do engineering design work.
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Fri, Nov 04, 2022 8:50 AM in Early Childhood Students and STEM
Yes! Preschool age children, and even toddlers and infants, benefit from having their teachers and care givers support their early experiences and explorations with natural phenomena. They have so much fun learning about the properties of liquid while splashing a small pan of water, or exploring how some objects float and others sink (try putting a pumpkin in a plastic tub of water an...
Sun, Sep 04, 2022 7:22 AM in Science Homework for Kindergarten
What is the goal of giving homework? Is it to tie families into the explorations that children are doing with you in class? Will all families be able to support their children in doing homework?
Instead of calling it homework, you might send home notes to families about the activities at school and the questions children have raised. Offer online or local resources they might be able to access...
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Tue, Apr 06, 2021 10:25 AM Must read...and talk!
Read this column to learn strategies for incorporating more thinking through talk into your science teaching.
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