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Ramps & pathways : a constructivist approach to physics with young children

Author: Rheta DeVries; Christina Sales; National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Association for the Education of Young Children, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an introduction to constructivist physics with classroom examples illustrating how children construct knowledge. Shows how to promote children's scientific reasoning by engaging them in active experimentation.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rheta DeVries; Christina Sales; National Association for the Education of Young Children.
ISBN: 9781928896692 1928896693
OCLC Number: 690335849
Notes: "NAEYC item #352"--Title page verso.
Description: vii, 103 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 23 cm
Contents: Can I have your shovel? --
Ramps materials --
Thinking about children's thinking (or, why we take a "constructivist" approach) --
Doing constructivist physical science --
Mental relationships children can construct --
Ten principles of teaching : working with children in Ramps & Pathways activities --
The story of Nani (or, a case where Ramps & Pathways made a difference).
Other Titles: Ramps and pathways :
Constructivist approach to physics with young children
Responsibility: Rheta DeVries and Christina Sales.

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If you think the words young children and physics don't belong together, think again. Based on the theories of Piaget and the work of DeVries and Sales, this book successfully makes the case for  Read more...

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