2021 Maurice Hillman Essay Contest - April 2021

Observing With Magnifiers

by: Peggy Ashbrook

In this chapter, the objective of the activity “Exploring Magnifiers” is to introduce the hand lens or magnifier and explore its properties and to become so comfortable using magnifiers that students will use them throughout the year. Chapters 1 and 2 are also included in this book selection. Chapter 1 focuses on science inquiry and the use of “The Early Years” column to support science and engineering learning. Chapter 2 focuses on assessment and the value of assessing children’s learning to understand how to make teaching more effective. It has an example of an assessment tool showing sequences of children’s science behavior in early childhood, with related scientific and engineering practices. A materials list, teacher background information, references, assessment, and outcomes are provided. Also included in the book selection are the Table of Contents, Acknowledgments, Introduction, A Word About Safety, and Index.

Level

Elementary School

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary

Topics

Kindergarten Pre-K Science and Engineering Practices

Details

Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/1/2016Pages 78Stock # PB407X_26

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