|About the Book|
Children’s early science experiences are the foundation for future science learning and comprehension. Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Science support children’s science explorations from infancy through age 8 with:
This book features a collection of articles from NAEYC’s journal Young Children and is part of NAEYC’s best-selling Spotlight series—great resources for the college classroom and for professional development.
“Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Science shows what exceptional science teaching looks like in action for all young children. It is an outstanding resource that will provide guidance for both novice and experienced teachers as they engage children in rich, in-depth investigations.”
— Elizabeth A. Sherwood, Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
“Whether touching cicada shells, looking closely at sand, or rolling balls on ramps, the children in the examples actively build scientific knowledge and skills as they use reading, writing, and measuring to record what they notice and discussion to reflect on those observations. The study guide section—a series of questions and follow-up activities—will help you reflect on and strengthen your practices.”
“As demonstrated in the collection of articles in this book, active sensory exploration integrated with the arts across disciplines encourages habits of mind that empower children to investigate, make connections to their world, and become problem solvers and lifelong learners.”