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Discovering nature with young children

Author: Ingrid Chalufour; Karen Worth; Education Development Center.
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Redleaf Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A curriculum guide provides teachers with information to prepare lessons, guide students through science explorations, and help students develop reasoning processes along with including activities and resource lists.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chalufour, Ingrid.
Discovering nature with young children.
St. Paul, Minn. : Redleaf Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)735326933
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Chalufour; Karen Worth; Education Development Center.
ISBN: 1929610386 9781929610389
OCLC Number: 52429767
Description: 157 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Worm city: excerpts from a teacher's journal --
Getting ready --
Open exploration --
Transition from open exploration to focused exploration --
Focused exploration: plants --
Focused exploration: animals --
Extension activities --
Resources --
Science teaching --
Young children's inquiry --
The teacher's role --
Observation and assessment --
Essential information --
Involving families --
Books and videos --
Appendices --
Suggestions for long-term representation projects --
Classroom environment checklist --
Guidelines for creating documentation panels --
Observation record --
Document annotation --
Learning record --
Outcomes charts.
Responsibility: Ingrid Chalufour and Karen Worth (Education Development Center, Inc.).
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Rather than focusing on learning facts without direct experience or observing random objects on a table, Discovering Nature makes science the exploration of materials and phenomena. It then gives  Read more...

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