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The Early Years: Nurturing Young Chemists

by: Peggy Ashbrook

Chemistry explorations in early childhood classrooms often involve baking, mixing, or dissolving, during which students predict outcomes and try to replicate the results. The objective is to help students come to an understanding that even though we cannot see what is happening to cause a change, we can see that the change happens every time we follow a certain procedure. A corresponding activity is included with this article.

Level

Elementary School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2006Stock # sc06_043_05_20Volume 043Issue 05

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