Mon, Nov 11, 2019 12:26 PM in Children's Literature
I always find a book that represents the topic we are discussing. For instance, in my preK class I did an experiment where colors were hidden in baking soda and when we added vinegar, the colors appeared. We read a book called Bear Sees Colors. When we got to a specific color, I had a child come up and add the vinegar and they would see the color appear. If there are magaz...
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Mon, Nov 04, 2019 3:58 PM in Literature in Science
I agree, finding age appropriate books that have your science topic or components of the topic in them are appropriate. For instance, I am doing a STEM lesson with gummy worms and I found a counting book with worms. I will be incorporating the book by doing a lot of counting while we are doing our experiment. This helps tie the different disciplines (math and science) together a...
Mon, Oct 28, 2019 12:56 PM in Teaching science to Infants
You could make a texture activity board. One way I did this was get different textures of foam material at a craft store in addition to different textured fabrics. I cut them all out in the shapes of hands because it was sense of touch and I glued the down on a display board. This could be a good activity when the children are doing tummy time. Have bright colors and diffe...
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Fri, Nov 22, 2019 11:25 AM Creating STEM Kits for the Classroom
Implementing STEM in the classroom is critical, however it can be overwhelming to think about ways to get started. This article offers a concise resource to get started. Creating bins that contain materials for various activities make it much easier to get started. Using this as a guide will make it easy for any teacher to begin teaching STEM.
Fri, Nov 22, 2019 11:23 AM A Workshop Approach: Using learning centers to teach early childhood science
This article is a great resource to assist a new or experienced teacher in implementing centers in his/her classroom. It describes ways to engage the students as well as fostering independent learning where the teacher is a facilitator. It contains many ideas that can be used regardless of your student population. Definitely a worthwhile read to effectively use the center concept in school.
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