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Science in the Early Learning Classroom

3 Hours in Curriculum Development

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Introduction

Children are extremely curious about the world around them. From as early as infancy, young children observe and interact with their immediate environment in many different ways. They observe how objects move and behave; make and create sounds; and build patterns of expectations about the biological and physical world.

Young children are keenly interested and motivated to make sense of the world around them as they grow and develop. Science is a way of knowing and thinking about the natural and physical world. From an early age, we interact with our environment, ask questions and seek ways to answer those questions. This lies at the heart of knowing and doing science.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify science opportunities

  • Identify ways to incorporate science in your classroom

  • Learn activity ideas for sensory, weather, gardening and bugs

 

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