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The Early Years: Science Tickets

by: Peggy Ashbrook

Teachers can spark interest in a science topic by using “science tickets”—special objects offered to children as a way to transition to the science room or into a small group to do a science activity. Objects ranging from ordinary (shells, leaves, or sticks) to unusual (photos, crystals, or plastic worms) appeal to young children’s curiosity and can stimulate small group discussions, providing a forum for sharing discoveries while developing language.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2007Stock # sc07_045_03_18Volume 045Issue 03

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