Investigating Water with Young Children
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
Mathematics Study and teaching (Early childhood); Science Study and teaching (Early childhood); Water Study and teaching (Early childhood);
Teachers College Press
New York City, NY
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Van Meeteren, Beth, "Investigating Water with Young Children" (2023). Faculty Book Gallery. 538.