Investigating Water with Young Children

Investigating Water with Young Children

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Water is a meaningful context for children to engage in inquiry, and to acquire and use science and engineering practices, such as developing spatial thinking and early concepts of water dynamics. This book shows teachers how to provide children with opportunities to engineer water movement through pouring and filling containers of various kinds and shapes, observing how water interacts with surfaces in large and small amounts, exploring how water can be moved, and using water to move objects. These experiences build a foundation that will support children’s more complex study of this phenomena in later schooling, as well as encourage interest in STEM fields. The text offers guidance for arranging the social–emotional, intellectual, and promotional environments of the early childhood classroom; for integrating literacy learning; and for building essential partnerships with administrators and families to enhance STEM learning for our youngest learners. -- Provided by the publisher

Keywords

Mathematics Study and teaching (Early childhood); Science Study and teaching (Early childhood); Water Study and teaching (Early childhood);

Document Type

Book

ISBN

978-0807769041

Publication Date

2023

Publisher

Teachers College Press

City

New York City, NY

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Object Description

160 pages

Language

en

Investigating Water with Young Children

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