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Growing Seeds and Scientists

by: Deborah C. Smith, Jessica L. Cowan, and Alicia M. Culp

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How do young children develop their ideas about science and scientists’ work in their first year of school? How do we teach them to believe they are real scientists? In this article, the authors—a university science educator, a kindergarten teacher, and a Penn State University teaching intern—share their inquiry into these questions in a kindergarten classroom during an exciting, six-week unit on seeds.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2009Stock # sc09_047_01_48Volume 047Issue 01

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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