TITLE

Discovery Central

AUTHOR(S)
Wood, Jaimee
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Science & Children;Apr/May2005, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on teaching science to kindergarteners through plant-themed science centers. Kindergarteners find spring an exciting time. They communicate better, and their critical-thinking skills grow each day. The author of this article, who is a pre-school teacher, created four interactive, plant-themed learning centers that developed science-process skills, including observing, comparing, recording data, collecting data, sorting, and classifying. The four curriculum areas addressed are, mathematics, fine arts, communication arts, and science. The curriculum incorporates the use of a journal in which students wrote or drew every day, further developing students' improving communication skills. Though the tasks embraced different parts of the curriculum, they are all related to plants and gave children a chance to explore and discover on their own.
ACCESSION #
21551595

 

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