Early explorations in science
The introduction of the National Curriculum in science at Key Stage 1 has highlighted the need for a close look at teaching and learning in early years science.
Children are immersed in science through their everyday experiences and these early science experiences will shape their future development. This book explores issues such as the range, nature and importance of pre-school and Key Stage 1 science experiences.
It considers the development of scientific skills, conceptual understanding and attitudes in young children, through observation, exploration and creative activities.
Throughout there is an attempt to engage the reader in thoughtful consideration of their role in early scientific development and of the important role played by parents and children themselves.
The book will be invaluable reading for all trainee and practicing primary school teachers. This book provides several examples of stimulating and creative classroom activities.
It is accessibly written to support teachers and build confidence in teaching primary science, and is firmly grounded in good early years practice.
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