Big Science for Growing Minds
Constructivist Classrooms for Young ThinkersBook - 2011
Synopsis: Strong evidence from recent brain research shows that the intentional teaching of science is crucial in early childhood. Big Science for Growing Minds describes a groundbreaking curriculum that invites readers to rethink science education through a set of unifying concepts or "big ideas." Using an integrated learning approach, the author shows teachers how to use readily available, low-cost items to create a safe classroom setting that fosters hands-on learning and exploration of real-life problems. The text includes classroom activities that connect science learning to mathematics, technology, art, and literacy. Book Features: Shows teachers how to address fundamental biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth science concepts using easy-to-find objects. Describes constructivist learning environments that are aligned with emerging data on brain development. Includes guidance for adopting approaches and instructional strategies consistent with NSTA, NSES, and NAEYC guidelines.
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2011
Branch Call Number: J PARENT 372.3504 BROOKS
Characteristics: xi, 179 p. : ill. ; 26 cm