A Sense of Wonder explores the possibilities for experiencing science in early childhood settings, together with practical ideas to inspire early childhood educators and pre-service students.
Science in Early Childhood Education
It outlines an early childhood science framework divided into the following four learning areas:
Valuable connections are made from the areas of science to the 5 principles, 8 aspects of practice and 5 learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework. The framework also includes the science learning areas identified in the Australian Curriculum for primary school: biological science; chemical science; Earth and space science; and, physical science.
During early childhood science learning, young children are seen as confident, capable, involved learners, eager to observe and explore the world around them. This can be supported by creating an inquiry approach within a play-based programme that promotes positive dispositions for science learning.
The information in this practical book is theory-based but written in a way that is easy to read. Each chapter includes carefully chosen images to make visual connections to play-based science learning and the EYLF to empower educators to confidently implement science with all age groups in early childhood settings.
Target Age: Early Years (1-5)
Ages: 0-5 (Pre-School), Ages: 5-8 (Lower Primary)
A4 Teacher Resource Book – 104 pages
Bess Sajfar, Elizabeth Roy, Jan Hunt, Jenny Aitken
Using simple theory-based information, Creating Wonder celebrates the use of natural and recycled materials to support children as they experience wonder from the creative play and learning opportunities that develop from using these materials.
This practical photocopiable resource provides exciting ideas and activities for early childhood practitioners. It includes display ideas and poems as well as art, language, cultural and physical activities. All the activities in this book have been developed with young children in mind. This resource offers early childhood educators broad themes based around times of the year.
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STEM Detectives is a practical photographic resource to encourage and guide educators to identify the STEM happening in children’s play, as well as develop the skills and understanding to support and encourage a deeper level of exploration and discovery.
This teacher manual takes readers on a journey that will help them to gain a greater understanding of reflective practice and where it has come from, how it relates to their practice and how they can engage in reflection to build their own professional capability.
This book is intended for early childhood educators in both preschool settings and the first years of school, who would like to explore and investigate maths concepts to enrich children’s experiences and extend their current thinking and learning.
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