TITLE

It's Time for More Early Childhood Science

AUTHOR(S)
McCormack, Alan
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
NSTA Reports!;Dec2010, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the scientific ideas of children. It notes that Science experience in childhood contributes to the contraction of the achievement gaps with respect to ethnicity, gender and race. It mentions the study conducted by the National Research Council in the U.S. which reveals several capabilities of children including their comprehension of simple modeling tasks and their application of reasoning abilities such as perceptions of patterns and categorization.
ACCESSION #
56503447

 

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