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Active Experiences for Active Children
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Part of a series of texts, Active Experiences for Active Children: Science, Third Edition, is unique to the market by providing a theoretical foundation for teaching science to preschoolers and primary-grade children alongside meaningful, standards-based, constructivist, hands-on learning "experiences" to guide teachers in their practice. Organized around the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, the textconsists of clear, concise, usable guides for planning meaningful learning experiences in science for children in childcare settings, preschool programs, Head Start and other federally funded programs, and kindergarten. Primary-grade children should be engaged in active experiential learning as well, and each experience is extended to the early primary grades (grades 1-3). The experiences in this book are meaningful because they: * are grounded in children's interests and needs in their here-and-now world. * have integrity in terms of content key to science. * involve children in group work, investigations, or projects based on inquiry learning. * have continuity: One experience builds on another, forming a complete, coherent, integrated learning curriculum for young children as well as connecting the early childhood setting to children's homes and communities. * provide time and opportunity for children to think and reflect on their experiences. * provide the teacher with the opportunity to document and assess children's learning. Organized to address a variety of audiences, the text is formatted in two parts: Part One offers a foundation for young children and science; Part Two offers thematic based units full of resources for teachers, teacher strategies, and inquiry-based experiences for children. The content has been expanded in the third edition to include a new chapter on engaging children with the natural world (Chapter 14), references to the most recent reports on science education from the National Academies, updated and expanded lists of books and Web sites for children and adults, and new activities. This highly- readable, user-friendly series text is formatted with an engaging, conversational style that will connect and resonate with its varied readers.
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PART ONE THEORY OF ACTIVE EXPERIENCES Chapter 1: Experiences and Science in Early Childhood: Theory Into Practice Cognitive Theories: The Basis of Science Education for Young Children How Concepts Build Science Process Skills Teaching Strategies for Science Learning Tools to Help Children Study Science Concepts Observation and Assessment Summary Chapter 2: Active Children-Active Indoor Environments The Essentials: Health, Safety, Inclusion, and Beauty Health and Safety Planning for Inclusion Beauty Indoor Spaces Integrating Spaces Science Areas Art Centers Woodworking Center Book and Library Centers Areas for Manipulatives Block Areas Water and Sand Areas Music Areas Computer Stations Quiet Spaces The Teacher's Role Summary Chapter 3: Active Children-Active Outdoor Environments Why Plan for Outdoor Environments? Space Planning Science and Nature Discovery Areas Art Activities Math Activities Physical Activities Other Considerations General Safety and Health Consideration for Active Outdoor Environments The Teacher's Role Summary Chapter 4: Bulding Connections to Home and Community Through Active Experiences Out Into the School Inside the School Building Outside in the Natural Environment Out Into the Neighborhood and Community Basic Guidelines for Meaningful Field Experiences Building Connections With the Neighborhood and Community Natural Resources Visitors Zoos Science Centers an Museums The Home-School Connection Summary Chapter 5:Experiences and Science Content Knowledge of Children Knowledge of the Subject Matter Knowledge of the Subject Matter-Science An Emphasis on Inquiry Organizing Children's Experiences Bringing Knowledge of Children and Content Together Expanding and Extending First-Hand Expriences Summary PART TWO: GUIDES TO ACTIVE EXPERIENCES Chapter 6:I Am a Scientist For the Teacher What You'll Need to Know Key Concepts Goals and Objectives What You'll Need Other Things You'll Need The Home-School Connection Documenting and Assessing Children's Learning For the Children Reflecting Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades Chapter 7: Living Things Grow and Change: Seeds and Plants For the Teacher What You'll Need to Know Key Concepts Goals and Objectives What You'll Need Other Things You'll Need The Home-School Connection Documenting and Assessing Children's Learning For the Children Investigations of Growth and Change With Seeds and Plants Reflecting Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades Chapter 8: Living Things Grow and Change: Insects and Small Animals For the Teacher What You'll Need to Know Key Concepts Goals and Objectives What You'll Need Other Things You'll Need The Home-School Connection Documenting and Assessing Children's Learning For the Children Reflecting Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades Chapter 9: How Toys Work For the Teacher What You'll Need to Know Key Concepts Goals and Objectives What You'll Need The Home-School Connection Documenting and Assessing Children's Learning For the Children Reflecting Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades Chapter 10: The Earth: Water, Weather, and Space For the Teacher What You'll Need to Know Key Concepts Goals and Objectives What You'll Need Other Things You'll Need The Home-School Connection Documenting and Assessing Children's Learning For the Children Indoor and Outdoor Activities Reflecting Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades Chapter 11: The Earth: Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils For the Teacher What You'll Need to Know Key Concepts Goals and Objectives What You'll Need Other Things You'll Need The Home-School Connection Documenting and Assessing Children's Learning For the Children Indoor and Outdoor Activities Reflecting Extending and Expanding to the Early Grades Chapter 12: The Human Body: The Senses For the Teacher What You'll Need to Know Key Concepts Goals and Objectives What You'll Need Other Things You'll Need The Home-School Connection Documenting and Assessing Children's Learning For the Children Reflecting Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades Chapter 13: Healthy Bodies For the Teacher What You'll Need to Know Key Concepts Goals and Objectives What You'll Need Other Things You'll Need The Home-School Connection Documenting and Assessing Children's Learning For the Children Indoor and Outdoor Activities Reflecting Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades Chapter 14: Engaging Children With the Natural World: Environmental Education For the Teacher What You'll Need to Know Key Concepts Goals and Objectives What You'll Need Other Things You'll Need The Home-School Connection Documenting and Assessing Children's Learning For the Children Reflecting Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades References Resources Index

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